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Written by locals, Fodor’s New York City is the perfect guidebook for those looking for insider tips to make the most out their visit to New York. Complete with detailed maps and concise descriptions, this travel guide will help you plan your NYC trip with ease. Join Fodor’s in exploring Manhattan, Brooklyn, and more.

The lights, the sounds, the energy: New York City is the quintessential American city and unlike anywhere else in the world. It’s a constantly changing destination that people visit again and again. Fodor's New York City, with color photos throughout, captures the universal appeal of the city's world-renowned museums, iconic music venues, Broadway spectacles, and, of course, gastronomic delights.

Fodor’s New York City

includes:•UP-TO-DATE COVERAGE: This edition includes top new restaurant and hotel recommendations for Manhattan and the boroughs. Brooklyn coverage continues to grow, including hip and happening Williamsburg and Bushwick, classic Brooklyn Heights, leafy Fort Greene, and family-friendly Park Slope. Updated annually to ensure the best and most relevant content.•ULTIMATE EXPERIENCES GUIDE: A brief introduction and spectacular color photos capture the ultimate experiences and attractions throughout New York City.•DETAILED MAPS: Over 35 detailed maps to help you plan and get around stress-free.•GORGEOUS PHOTOS AND ILLUSTRATED FEATURES:Full-color features about New York City landmarks including the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, the 9/11 Memorial and Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the American Museum of Natural History make planning any trip a snap. A section on eating like a local highlights what's hot and what will never go out of fashion. •ITINERARIES AND TOP RECOMMENDATIONS: Sample itineraries help you plan and make the most of your time. We include tips on where to eat, stay, and shop as well as information about nightlife, sports, and the outdoors. Fodor's Choice designates our best picks in every category.•INDISPENSABLE TRIP PLANNING TOOLS: Features on what's where, best city tours, free things to do, and what to do with kids make it easy to plan a vacation. Easy-to-read color neighborhood maps and tips on buying Broadway tickets, getting tickets to sit in a TV audience, and scouting out the best shopping give easy access to the best New York City has to offer.•SPECIAL EVENT: Experience the electric atmosphere as 50,000 participants of the New York City Marathon run through the city’s five boroughs on the first Sunday in November.•COVERS: Metropolitan Museum of Art, Times Square, Empire State Building, Museum of Modern Art, Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty, American Museum of Natural History, Central Park, 9/11 Memorial & Museum, The High Line, and much more.•ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts. Fodor's has been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for over 80 years.

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Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best nonfiction books of all time

Thirty years ago, The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt won both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award.

Although Theodore Rex fully recounts TR’s years in the White House (1901–1909), The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt begins with a brilliant Prologue describing the President at the apex of his international prestige. That was on New Year’s Day, 1907, when TR, who had just won the Nobel Peace Prize, threw open the doors of the White House to the American people and shook 8,150 hands, more than any man before him. Morris re-creates the reception with such authentic detail that the reader gets almost as vivid an impression of TR as those who attended. One visitor remarked afterward, “You go to the White House, you shake hands with Roosevelt and hear him talk—and then you go home to wring the personality out of your clothes.”

The rest of this book tells the story of TR’s irresistible rise to power. (He himself compared his trajectory to that of a rocket.) It is, in effect, the biography of seven men—a naturalist, a writer, a lover, a hunter, a ranchman, a soldier, and a politician—who merged at age forty-two to become the youngest President in our history. Rarely has any public figure exercised such a charismatic hold on the popular imagination. Edith Wharton likened TR’s vitality to radium. H. G. Wells said that he was  “a very symbol of the creative will in man.” Walter Lippmann characterized him simply as our only “lovable” chief executive.

During the years 1858–1901, Theodore Roosevelt, the son of a wealthy Yankee father and a plantation-bred southern belle, transformed himself from a frail, asthmatic boy into a full-blooded man. Fresh out of Harvard, he simultaneously published a distinguished work of naval history and became the fist-swinging leader of a Republican insurgency in the New York State Assembly. He had a youthful romance as lyrical—and tragic—as any in Victorian fiction. He chased thieves across the Badlands of North Dakota with a copy of Anna Karenina in one hand and a Winchester rifle in the other. Married to his childhood sweetheart in 1886, he became the country squire of Sagamore Hill on Long Island, a flamboyant civil service reformer in Washington, D.C., and a night-stalking police commissioner in New York City. As assistant secretary of the navy under President McKinley, he almost single-handedly brought about the Spanish-American War. After leading “Roosevelt’s Rough Riders” in the famous charge up San Juan Hill, Cuba, he returned home a military hero, and was rewarded with the governorship of New York. In what he called his “spare hours” he fathered six children and wrote fourteen books. By 1901, the man Senator Mark Hanna called “that damned cowboy” was vice president of the United States. Seven months later, an assassin’s bullet gave TR the national leadership he had always craved.

His is a story so prodigal in its variety, so surprising in its turns of fate, that previous biographers have treated it as a series of haphazard episodes. This book, the only full study of TR’s pre-presidential years, shows that he was an inevitable chief executive, and recognized as such in his early teens. His apparently random adventures were precipitated and linked by various aspects of his character, not least an overwhelming will. “It was as if he were subconsciously aware that he was a man of many selves,” the author writes, “and set about developing each one in turn, knowing that one day he would be President of all the people.”
Discover New York State with Moon Travel Guides!

From the iconic NYC skyline to the natural beauty of the Finger Lakes, Moon New York State reveals the best of the Empire State. Inside you'll find:
Strategic itineraries for every budget and timeline, from a weekend in the city to a two-week road tripCurated advice for culture mavens, foodies, outdoor enthusiasts, foliage-seekers, and more Unique activities and can't-miss sights: Visit historic landmarks and explore the charming riverside towns of the Hudson Valley. Sample local wine and cheese upstate, or have lunch at the Culinary Institute of America. Go hiking in the Catskills or boating on the Finger Lakes. Relax on the beaches of Montauk, or take an autumnal leaf-peeping tour. Walk the High Line, browse the quirky boutiques of Lower Manhattan, and grab a nightcap at a rooftop bar overlooking the city Day trips from New York City to Long Island, the Hudson Valley, and the CatskillsHonest advice on when to go, where to stay, and how to get around from native New Yorker Julie Schwietert CollazoDetailed and thorough information, including background on history, culture, and geographyExpertly crafted maps and reference photos throughoutFocused coverage of New York City, Long Island, the Hudson Valley and the Catskills, the Capital-Saratoga region, the Adirondacks, the Finger Lakes and Thousand Islands-Seaway, Buffalo, and the Niagara regionWith Moon New York State's practical tips and local know-how, you can plan your trip your way.

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To European explorers, it was Eden, a paradise of waist-high grasses, towering stands of walnut, maple, chestnut, and oak, and forests that teemed with bears, wolves, raccoons, beavers, otters, and foxes. Today, it is the site of Broadway and Wall Street, the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty, and the home of millions of people, who have come from every corner of the nation and the globe. In Gotham, Edwin G. Burrows and Mike Wallace have produced a monumental work of history, one that ranges from the Indian tribes that settled in and around the island of Manna-hata, to the consolidation of the five boroughs into Greater New York in 1898. It is an epic narrative, a story as vast and as varied as the city it chronicles, and it underscores that the history of New York is the story of our nation. Readers will relive the tumultuous early years of New Amsterdam under the Dutch West India Company, Peter Stuyvesant's despotic regime, Indian wars, slave resistance and revolt, the Revolutionary War and the defeat of Washington's army on Brooklyn Heights, the destructive seven years of British occupation, New York as the nation's first capital, the duel between Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton, the Erie Canal and the coming of the railroads, the growth of the city as a port and financial center, the infamous draft riots of the Civil War, the great flood of immigrants, the rise of mass entertainment such as vaudeville and Coney Island, the building of the Brooklyn Bridge and the birth of the skyscraper. Here too is a cast of thousands--the rebel Jacob Leisler and the reformer Joanna Bethune; Clement Moore, who saved Greenwich Village from the city's street-grid plan; Herman Melville, who painted disillusioned portraits of city life; and Walt Whitman, who happily celebrated that same life. We meet the rebel Jacob Leisler and the reformer Joanna Bethune; Boss Tweed and his nemesis, cartoonist Thomas Nast; Emma Goldman and Nellie Bly; Jacob Riis and Horace Greeley; police commissioner Theodore Roosevelt; Colonel Waring and his "white angels" (who revolutionized the sanitation department); millionaires John Jacob Astor, Cornelius Vanderbilt, August Belmont, and William Randolph Hearst; and hundreds more who left their mark on this great city. The events and people who crowd these pages guarantee that this is no mere local history. It is in fact a portrait of the heart and soul of America, and a book that will mesmerize everyone interested in the peaks and valleys of American life as found in the greatest city on earth. Gotham is a dazzling read, a fast-paced, brilliant narrative that carries the reader along as it threads hundreds of stories into one great blockbuster of a book.
Hit the Road with Moon Travel Guides!

Discover an America brimming with culture and history, both old and new! Moon New England Road Trip can do everything but change the radio station. Inside you'll find:

Maps and Driving Tools: 70 easy-to-use maps keep you oriented on and off the highway, along with site-to-site mileage, driving times, and detailed directions for the entire routeEat, Sleep, Stop and Explore: You'll know exactly what you want to do at each stop with lists of the best hikes, views, and more. Sample farm-fresh cuisine in the Berkshires, or hit up the famous Tanglewood music festival in the summer. Dive into Boston's revolutionary history, or cruise down bucolic lanes of Woodstock. Take to the sea off the coast of Maine to spot humpback whales and puffin colonies, or lounge on the beach and snag a buttery lobster rollItineraries for Every Traveler: Drive the entire two-week route or follow strategic routes like "A Tour of the Fall Foliage," as well as suggestions for spending time in Boston, New York City, Coastal Maine, The Berkshires, Southern Vermont, New Hampshire's White Mountains, Newport, Cape Cod, and Acadia National ParkLocal Expert: Local New Englander and road warrior Jen Rose Smith shares the highway secrets of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, New York, and Rhode IslandPlanning Your Trip: Know when and where to get gas, how to avoid traffic, tips for driving in different road and weather conditions, and suggestions for LGBTQ travelers, seniors, and road trippers with kids
With Moon New England Road Trip's practical tips, detailed itineraries, and insider's view, you're ready to fill up the tank and hit the road.

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Explore the best of New England's historic cities, admire the famed fall foliage, and stroll the stunning coastline with Moon New England. Inside you'll find:
Flexible itineraries for every season, including quick weekend getaways from Boston and New York and two weeks exploring all of New EnglandStrategic advice for foliage-seekers, beach bums, winter sports enthusiasts, foodies, and moreCan't-miss highlights and unique experiences: Catch America's first sunrise at Acadia, or hike the rocky landscape of the White Mountain Peaks. Sample your way through craft breweries, or sip chowder in America's oldest restaurant. Explore rolling dunes and sandy beaches at Cape Cod, and find the best local seafood shack for lobster rolls, fresh-shucked oysters, and piles of fried clams. Follow in the footsteps of the founders on Boston's Freedom Trail, or gaze at glamorous 19th-century mansions in Newport. Hit the top slopes in the region for skiing and snowboarding, or watch the changing leaves paint the landscape in red and goldExpert advice from Vermont local Jen Rose Smith on when to go, where to stay, and how to get aroundFull-color photos and detailed regional and city maps throughoutThorough background on the wildlife, landscape, climate, and local cultureRecommendations for families with children, international visitors, seniors, travelers with disabilities, and moreFocused coverage of Boston, Cape Cod and the Islands, the Berkshires, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire's Seacoast and Lakes Region, New Hampshire's White Mountains, Coastal Maine, and Acadia National ParkWith Moon New England's practical tips and local know-how, you can plan your trip your way.

Hitting the road? Try Moon New England Road Trip. Looking for more New England? Try Moon Boston or Moon Vermont.
"In Paris (or anywhere else, really) a table for one can be a most delightful place." --Alone Time, as seen in The New York Times

A wise, passionate account of the pleasures of traveling solo

In our increasingly frantic daily lives, many people are genuinely fearful of the prospect of solitude, but time alone can be both rich and restorative, especially when travelling. Through on-the-ground reporting and recounting the experiences of artists, writers, and innovators who cherished solitude, Stephanie Rosenbloom considers how being alone as a traveller--and even in one's own city--is conducive to becoming acutely aware of the sensual details of the world--patterns, textures, colors, tastes, sounds--in ways that are difficult to do in the company of others.

Alone Time is divided into four parts, each set in a different city, in a different season, in a single year. The destinations--Paris, Istanbul, Florence, New York--are all pedestrian-friendly, allowing travelers to slow down and appreciate casual pleasures instead of hurtling through museums and posting photos to Instagram. Each section spotlights a different theme associated with the joys and benefits of time alone and how it can enable people to enrich their lives--facilitating creativity, learning, self-reliance, as well as the ability to experiment and change. Rosenbloom incorporates insights from psychologists and sociologists who have studied solitude and happiness, and explores such topics as dining alone, learning to savor, discovering interests and passions, and finding or creating silent spaces. Her engaging and elegant prose makes Alone Time as warmly intimate an account as the details of a trip shared by a beloved friend--and will have its many readers eager to set off on their own solo adventures.
The New York Times bestselling and critically acclaimed memoir from cultural icon and culinary standard bearer Alice Waters recalls the circuitous road and tumultuous times leading to the opening of what is arguably America's most influential restaurant.
 
When Alice Waters opened the doors of her "little French restaurant" in Berkeley, California in 1971 at the age of 27, no one ever anticipated the indelible mark it would leave on the culinary landscape—Alice least of all. Fueled in equal parts by naiveté and a relentless pursuit of beauty and pure flavor, she turned her passion project into an iconic institution that redefined American cuisine for generations of chefs and food lovers. In Coming to My Senses Alice retraces the events that led her to 1517 Shattuck Avenue and the tumultuous times that emboldened her to find her own voice as a cook when the prevailing food culture was embracing convenience and uniformity.  Moving from a repressive suburban upbringing to Berkeley in 1964 at the height of the Free Speech Movement and campus unrest, she was drawn into a bohemian circle of charismatic figures whose views on design, politics, film, and food would ultimately inform the unique culture on which Chez Panisse was founded. Dotted with stories, recipes, photographs, and letters, Coming to My Senses is at once deeply personal and modestly understated, a quietly revealing look at one woman's evolution from a rebellious yet impressionable follower to a respected activist who effects social and political change on a global level through the common bond of food.
New York, New York - a crazy quilt of evolving neighborhoods, trends, and tastes, and home to natives and newcomers of every nationality, ethnicity, and outlook. New York City's history and grand ambitions live in every street, park, and hidden alleyway. This unusual guidebook invites the adventurous and curious to explore a wildly diverse selection of little-known places, including: a trapeze school, a giant Buddha in a former porno theater, a Coney Island sideshow, Louis Armstrong's home, a Central Park croquet court, a Gatsby-era speakeasy, and a secret balcony where slaves worshipped 200 years ago. Play chess with the masters on a Midtown office-tower wall; have a pint at a legendary prizefighter's hangout in Soho; whisper messages across a crowded train station. Unexpected and quirky, most of these destinations are so under-the-radar they'll astound even longtime New Yorkers who thought they knew it all!New York, New York ... Die Stadt, die niemals schläft, ist nicht nur eine Welt für sich, sondern die ganze Welt in sich - ein Mix aus sich ständig wandelnden Vierteln und Heimat Alteingesessener wie Newcomern jeglicher Nationalität und Mentalität. Dieses Buch lädt Neugierige ein, unbekannte Orte zu erkunden, so etwa einen gigantischen Buddha in einem Sexkino, Spelunken der Gatsby-Ära, das Haus von Louis Armstrong, chinesische Vögel im Freien, Geheimtipps hungriger Hipster, den unwahrscheinlichsten Ort für Flüsterbotschaften oder einen Balkon, auf dem vor 200 Jahren Sklaven beteten. Dermaßen überraschend und schräg sind die Ziele unserer Reise durch die Stadt, dass selbst New Yorker staunen, die dachten, sie kennen hier alles!

Jo-Anne Elikann wurde in Brooklyn geboren, wuchs in Queens auf und lebt in Manhattan. Während ihrer Subway-Fahrten zur Schule verliebte sie sich hoffnungslos in die Stadt, labt sich seither an den Erfahrungen, die New York täglich auftischt, und ist auf ewig fasziniert von seiner Gabe, sich selbst immer wieder neu zu erfinden. Als Freelance-Autorin, Künstlerin und Fotografin ist sie New Yorkerin durch und durch und erkundet, seit sie denken kann, die unglaublichsten Winkel ihrer Stadt.
An unbeatable guide to New York City, packed with insider tips and ideas, color maps, top 10 lists - all designed to help you see the very best of New York City.

Take a New York walking tour, see world-famous paintings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, explore leafy Central Park, or take in the incredible views from the top of the Empire State building. From Top 10 Places for Children to Top 10 Festivals and Events--discover the best of New York City with this easy-to-use travel guide.

Inside Top 10 New York City:
Fifteen easy-to-follow itineraries, perfect for a day, weekend, or week away
Top 10 lists showcase the best New York attractions, covering Times Square, the Statue of Liberty, Central Park, Fifth Avenue, and more
Plus thirteen color neighborhood maps
In-depth neighborhood guides explore New York City's most interesting areas, with the best places for shopping, going out, and sightseeing
Color-coded chapters divided by area make it easy to find information quickly and plan your day
Essential travel tips including our expert choices for where to stay, eat, shop, and sightsee, plus useful transportation, visa, and health information
Color maps help you navigate with ease
Covers Lower Manhattan, Civic Center and South Street Seaport, Chinatown and Little Italy, SoHo and TriBeCA, Greenwich Village, Midtown, the Upper East Side, and more

Staying for longer and looking for a more comprehensive guide to New York? Try our DK Eyewitness Travel Guide New York or our DK Eyewitness Travel Guide USA.

Moon Travel Guides: From the roaring power of nature to the adventure waiting beyond the falls, Moon Niagara Falls reveals the best of this bucket list destination.

What you'll find in Moon Niagara Falls:
Full coverage of both the American and Canadian sides, plus worthwhile day trips including Niagara-on-the-Lake, Buffalo, and wine countryFull-color photos and detailed maps throughoutStrategic itineraries for any season, curated for romantic getaways, budget traveling, family trips, and moreThe highlights of Niagara Falls and off-beat ideas for making the most of your trip: Stand at the brink of Horseshoe Falls, taking in views of the thunderous cascades. Take a thrilling zipline above the Niagara River, or get an inside look at the falls from a tunnel dug into the gorge walls. Embark on an unforgettable boat tour, voyaging past American and Bridal Veil Falls, into the misty, roiling waters beneath Horseshoe (hop on board in the evening to catch a fireworks show!). Stroll downtown Buffalo, or sip your way through wine country. Hike through beech tree forests, ride the towering SkyWheel, and enjoy a romantic dinner over sunset views of the fallsHonest advice from Buffalo native and Niagara Falls tour guide Joel A. Dombrowski on when to go, what to pack, where to eat, and where to stay, from campsites and motels to luxurious innsEssential information on getting there and getting around, crossing the US-Canada border, weather, wildlife, and safetyTravel tips for seniors and visitors with disabilitiesWith Moon's expert advice, diverse activities, and local insight, you can experience Niagara Falls your way.

Exploring more of Canada? Try Moon Montréal & Quebec City or Moon Atlantic Canada. Headed down the East Coast? Try Moon New England Road Trip or Moon Pennsylvania.

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