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Long Island Our Story

Long Island Our Story
Author: Newsday
Publisher: Newsday Incorporated
Total Pages: 428
Release: 1998
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781885134141

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The story began hundreds of millions of years ago when continents collided. It evolved over centuries until the rising sea finally encircled a fish-shaped pile of sand that had been pushed together by a retreating glacier as tall as a skyscarper and as wide as a continent.


Long Island's Gold Coast

Long Island's Gold Coast
Author: Paul J. Mateyunas
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Total Pages: 130
Release: 2012
Genre: History
ISBN: 0738591319

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In the spotlight with the publication of The Great Gatsby, the North Shore's Gold Coast boasted perhaps the greatest concentration of wealth in the country during the first half of the 20th century. In its heyday, over 1,200 grand homes lined the shoreline from Eaton's Neck to Great Neck and as far south as Old Westbury. With inspiration from around the globe, as well as the development of many new American styles, an architectural renaissance occurred, bringing together the greatest artisans, architects, landscape architects, and designers to create an exclusive enclave that flourished until World War II. Captains of industry, founding families, and even royalty called Long Island home. Everyone from Morgan, Woolworth, Vanderbilt, Hearst, Field, and Phipps to the Duke of Windsor resided here. Lavish parties celebrated weddings, Lindbergh's transatlantic flight, and other events. Today, approximately one-third of these houses still survive in various states, providing a glimpse of what was the Gold Coast.


The Famous Phoebe of Long Island

The Famous Phoebe of Long Island
Author: Jean Derespina
Publisher:
Total Pages: 38
Release: 2021-10-05
Genre:
ISBN: 9781645439363

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When Phoebe was a young pup, she was adopted from a shelter by Jeana and Frank. She had no idea how exciting life with her forever family would be. Phoebe's new parents planned to take her with them on all their boat trips. Come along as Phoebe tells the story of her first boat trip to Sailors Haven on Fire Island. When they took off into the Great South Bay, Phoebe was a bit frightened, but she soon realized what a delightful adventure she and her new parents would have as they explored the wondrous national park from the forest to the beach, making many friends along the way.


The Long Island

The Long Island
Author: Drew Beckmeyer
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Total Pages: 65
Release: 2018-04-03
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 1452157537

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Five protagonists wonder what is on the other side of their island, where it is too rocky to land, and too dense to enter, and set out on a voyage of imagination to try and find out.


Hidden History of Long Island

Hidden History of Long Island
Author: Richard Panchyk
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2016
Genre: History
ISBN: 1467136271

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"Long Island's history is filled with fascinating firsts, magnificent mansions and fascinating characters. From Glenn Curtiss, the first pilot to fly a plane on the island, to Earle Ovington, who carried the country's first airmail, the area has been known as the cradle of aviation. Millionaire William K. Vanderbilt's Long Island Motor Parkway, remnants of which still remain, was the nation's first highway. The desolate ruins of an exiled Albanian king's estate lie in the midst of the woods of the Muttontown Preserve. Captain William Kidd, pirate chaser turned pirate, is rumored to have buried treasure on the island. Richard Panchyk reveals the rapidly vanishing traces of Long Island's intriguing history"--Publisher description.


Where to Go and What to Do on Long Island

Where to Go and What to Do on Long Island
Author: Scope
Publisher: Dover Publications
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2002
Genre: Long Island (N.Y.)
ISBN: 9780486424798

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Latest illustrated information about major points of interest — from the Montauk Point Lighthouse Museum and the Long Island Children's Museum, to new additions such as the Oyster Bay Refuge and Malabar (Downeast Windjammer Cruises). Includes website information when available, visiting hours, fees, guided tours, eating facilities, and other services. 24 black-and-white illustrations.


Long Island Landscapes and the Women Who Designed Them

Long Island Landscapes and the Women Who Designed Them
Author: Cynthia Zaitzevsky
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 314
Release: 2009-02-24
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: 9780393731248

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An account of eminent women landscape architects who flourished in the golden age of country estates. This beautiful book covers in depth the work of six designers Beatrix Farrand, Martha Hutcheson, Marian Coffin, Ellen Shipman, Ruth Dean, and Annette Hoyt Flanders and looks at a dozen other less-well-known women. It focuses on the Long Island projects that constituted a large part of their work and brings these pioneering women to life as people and as professionals.


Long Island Oddities

Long Island Oddities
Author: John Leita
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2013-05-14
Genre: Photography
ISBN: 1614239347

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Long Island's history is well known, but often overlooked are the island's unique and bizarre stories and treasures--the most interesting locations and darkest legends. From hidden haunts and legends like the Indian Princess of Lake Ronkonkoma to well-known events like the Amityville Horror House murders, this collection chronicles the tales of restless spirits, unrequited loves and otherworldly visits that riddle the island. There is much to be seen along the roadside, too, including the beloved Big Duck, the Riverhead Indian and even the grave site of Nixon's dog, Checkers. Through history, pictures and the personal experiences of a ten-year endeavor, authors John and Laura Leita brings to life Long Island's abandoned structures, including psychiatric hospitals and other ruins waiting to be rediscovered. Join the Leitas as they go in search of the delightfully quirky side of Long Island.


The Living and the Lost

The Living and the Lost
Author: Ellen Feldman
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Total Pages: 314
Release: 2021-09-07
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1250780837

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From the author of Paris Never Leaves You, Ellen Feldman's The Living and the Lost is a gripping story of a young German Jewish woman who returns to Allied Occupied Berlin from America to face the past and unexpected future “A deeply satisfying and truly adult novel.” —Margot Livesey, New York Times best-selling author of The Flight of Gemma Hardy Millie (Meike) Mosbach and her brother David, manage to escape to the States just before Kristallnacht, leaving their parents and little sister in Berlin. Millie attends Bryn Mawr on a special scholarship for non-Aryan German girls and graduates to a magazine job in Philadelphia. David enlists in the army and is eventually posted to the top-secret Camp Ritchie in Maryland, which trains German-speaking men for intelligence work. Now they are both back in their former hometown, haunted by ghosts and hoping against hope to find their family. Millie, works in the office responsible for rooting out the most dedicated Nazis from publishing; she is consumed with rage at her former country and its citizens, though she is finding it more difficult to hate in proximity. David works trying to help displaced persons build new lives, while hiding his more radical nighttime activities from his sister. Like most of their German-born American colleagues, they suffer from conflicts of rage and guilt at their own good fortune, except for Millie’s boss, Major Harry Sutton, who seems much too eager to be fair to the Germans. Living and working in bombed-out Berlin, a latter day Wild West where drunken soldiers brawl; the desperate prey on the unsuspecting; spies ply their trade; werewolves, as unrepentant Nazis were called, scheme to rise again; black markets thrive, and forbidden fraternization is rampant, Millie must come to terms with a decision she made as a girl in a moment of crisis, and with the enigmatic sometimes infuriating Major Sutton who is mysteriously understanding of her demons. Atmospheric and page-turning, The Living and the Lost is a story of love, survival, and forgiveness of others and of self.


Long Island Noir

Long Island Noir
Author: Kaylie Jones
Publisher: Akashic Books
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2012
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 161775062X

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Presents a collection of sinister stories each set in a distinct Long Island location, featuring contributions by such noted mystery authors as Charles Salzberg, Sarah Weinman, and Steven Wishnia.