Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D. Columbia University
Campus Affiliation: CUNY Graduate Center
Research Interests: American, Urban and Social History
The Flight of the Century: Charles Lindbergh and the Rise of American Aviation (Oxford University Press, 2010).
Capital City: New York City and the Men Behind America's Rise to Economic Dominance, 1860-1900 (Simon & Schuster, 2003).
Fiorello H. Laguardia and the Making of Modern New York, (McGraw Hill Publishers, 1989. Paper, Penguin, 1991).
Today's Immigrants, Their Stories: A New Look at the Newest Americans (New York: Oxford University Press, 1982. with Betty Caroli. paper, Oxford Galaxy, 1983).
The Golden Door: Italian and Jewish Immigrant Mobility in New York City, 1980-1915. (New York: Oxford University Press, 1977, Paper, Oxford, 1977).
"Depression as Opportunity," in The Landscape of Modernity (eds. David Ward, Olivier Zunz) (1992).