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What is Brooklyn? A bedroom suburb of Manhattan? A crumbling relic of urban decay? A collection of gorgeous million dollar brownstones? A magnet for artists and writers and hipsters and yuppies and new immigrants and real estate developers? A hotbed of political activists? A breeding ground for mobsters? A place to achieve the American dream? A living, breathing piece of American history? A state of mind? It’s all these things—and more. Peter Golenbock—the Studs Terkel of sportswriting—writes terrific oral histories, capturing first person history on paper. The author of the terrific Bums: An Oral History of the Brooklyn Dodgers back in 1984, Golenbock returns to Brooklyn for a look at the Borough Beyond the Dodgers. Once the fourth largest city in America--Brooklyn became part of the Greater New York City in 1898--the 71 square miles comprising the Borough of Brooklyn is currently home to nearly two and a half million people. Golenbock gets the first-hand story of some of Brooklyn’s important neighborhoods, institutions, people and peculiar characters from across the decades--from the early years of the 20th Century right up to the present. Although for some people time may have stopped in Brooklyn the day the Dodgers left, a lot has happened in the last 50 years. Some of it has been good, some of it has been awful, but through it all, Brooklynites have persevered and flourished. While In the Country of Brooklyn can’t be all-inclusive, it will provide a dazzling array of what Brooklyn means and has meant to so many--white, black, Latino, from every ethnic background imaginable!Show more
He was the Golden Boy of the Golden Age. Dashing and debonair, Tony Curtis arrived on the scene in a blaze of bright lights and celluloid. His good looks, smooth charm, and natural talent earned him fame, women, and adulation-Elvis copied his look and the Beatles put him on their Sgt. Pepper album cover. But the Hollywood life of his dreams brought both invincible highs and debilitating lows. Now, in his captivating, no-holds-barred autobiography, Tony Curtis shares the agony and ecstasy of a private life in the public eye. No simple tell-all, American Prince chronicles Hollywood during its heyday. Curtis revisits his immense body of work and regales readers with stories of his associations with Frank Sinatra, Laurence Olivier, director Billy Wilder, as paramours Natalie Wood and Marilyn Monroe, among others. Written with humor and grace, American Prince is a testament to the power of living the life of one's dreams.Show more
Before the team headed to Los Angeles in 1957, the Brooklyn Dodgers were one of the most colorful and beloved teams in baseball. In Bums, best-selling author Peter Golenbock presents a fascinating oral history of baseball heroes and an era gone by. "Revealing. . .memorable. . .reminiscences about the most beloved baseball team of all time."-New York TimesShow more