The New Brooklyn

What It Takes to Bring a City Back

Author: Kay S. Hymowitz

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442266589

Category: Political Science

Page: 210

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In The New Brooklyn, Kay Hymowitz chronicles the policies and events that transformed Brooklyn so dramatically in such a short period of time. Her portrait of the dramatic transformation of one urban center offers prescriptions that any city can employ and will be required reading for everyone interested in the rebirth of America’s cities.

The Pragmatist

Bill de Blasio's Quest to Save the Soul of New York

Author: Joseph P. Viteritti

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190679506

Category: History

Page: 280

View: 9268

When Michael Bloomberg handed over the city to Bill de Blasio, New York and the country were experiencing record levels of income inequality. De Blasio was the first progressive elected to City Hall in twenty years. Invoking Fiorello La Guardia's name, he pledged to improve the lives of those marginalized by poverty and prejudice. Unlike La Guardia, de Blasio did not have allies in Washington like President Franklin D. Roosevelt who could effectively support his progressive agenda. As de Blasio approached the end of his first term, the situation worsened, with Donald Trump in the White House and a Republican-controlled Congress determined to further reduce social programs that help the needy. As a result, de Blasio's mayoralty is an illuminating case study of what mayors can and cannot do on their own to address economic and social inequality. As the Democratic Party attempts to reassemble a viable political coalition that cuts across boundaries of race, class and gender, de Blasio's efforts to redefine priorities in America's largest city is instructive. Joseph P. Viteritti's The Pragmatist is the first in-depth look at de Blasio-both the man himself and his policies in crucial areas such as housing, homelessness, education, and criminal justice. It is a test case for the viability of progressivism itself. Along the way, Viteritti introduces the reader to every NYC mayor since La Guardia. He covers progressives who breathed life into the "soul of the city" before the devastating fiscal crisis of 1975 put it on the brink of bankruptcy, and those post-fiscal crisis chief executives who served during times of limiting austerity. This engaging story of the rise, fall, and rebirth of progressivism in America's major urban center demonstrates that the road to progress has been a long-and continuing-journey.

Sight Unseen

Gender and Race Through Blind Eyes

Author: Ellyn Kaschak

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231539533

Category: Psychology

Page: 224

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Sight Unseen reveals the cultural and biological realities of race, gender, and sexual orientation from the perspective of the blind. Through ten case studies and dozens of interviews, Ellyn Kaschak taps directly into the phenomenology of race, gender, and sexual orientation among blind individuals, along with the everyday epistemology of vision. Kaschak's work reveals not only how the blind create systems of meaning out of cultural norms but also how cultural norms inform our conscious and unconscious interactions with others regardless of our physical ability to see.

When Panthers Roared

The Fort Worth Cats and Minor League Baseball

Author: Jeff Guinn,Bobby Bragan

Publisher: TCU Press

ISBN: 9780875652054

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 134

View: 3632

"From 1889 to 1964, the Fort Worth Panthers - unofficially nicknamed the "Cats" - represented the essence of baseball in America. The Texas League franchise was dissolved, however, when major-league baseball completed its national expansion by placing a team (now the Rangers) in nearby Arlington, Texas, and when televised events threatened the core of minor-league sport."--BOOK JACKET.

My Life in a Blog

Real Thoughts from a Real Pastor in the Real World

Author: N.A

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1257788175

Category:

Page: N.A

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Fair Play

Author: Deirdre Martin

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101043585

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 1688

To the deep disappointment of her large family, PR princess Theresa Falconetti never dates Italians, men from her old Brooklyn neighborhood, or professional athletes. Michael Dante, winger for the Stanley Cup champion New York Blades, is all three--and he is head over heels for her. So when Theresa finds herself a buttoned-up lawyer, Michael is forced to take his game to the next level.

Love, Poverty and War

Journeys and Essays

Author: Christopher Hitchens

Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd

ISBN: 0857899384

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 300

View: 8112

"I did not, I wish to state, become a journalist because there was no other 'profession' that would have me. I became a journalist because I did not want to rely on newspapers for information." Love, Poverty and War: Journeys and Essays showcases the Hitchens' rejection of consensus and clich, whether he's reporting from abroad in Indonesia, Kurdistan, Iraq, North Korea, or Cuba, or when his pen is targeted mercilessly at the likes of William Clinton, Mother Theresa ("a fanatic, a fundamentalist and a fraud"), the Dalai Lama, Noam Chomsky, Mel Gibson and Michael Bloomberg. Hitchens began the nineties as a "darling of the left" but has become more of an "unaffiliated radical" whose targets include those on the "left," who he accuses of "fudging" the issue of military intervention in the Balkans, Afghanistan and Iraq. Yet, as Hitchens shows in his reportage, cultural and literary criticism, and opinion essays from the last decade, he has not jumped ship and joined the right but is faithful to the internationalist, contrarian and democratic ideals that have always informed his work.

Devil's Workshop

Author: Marietta G. Cobb

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781450252553

Category: Fiction

Page: 268

View: 4065

Software designer Falco Phoenix, a retired Navy Seal officer, envisions himself as an Internet hero who can clean up the infamous Devil's Workshop chat room one case at a time. The FBI hires him to lure Marcus Banyan, a cyber thug, from behind his computer screen into the streets. A womanizing stalker and flesh peddler, Banyan poses a real danger to women. Phoenix's task is to train two female FBI computer programmers, Shiloh Stanfield and Hannah Dewitt, to help flush Banyan out and bring him to justice. They're joined by Parah Fraze, a freelance investigative reporter, who has been working undercover for two years on her own. The team undergoes extensive training to prepare for what could be a dangerous mission. But the training may not be enough to protect the women. The vicious Banyan will stop at nothing to make anyone and everyone pay for interfering with his slaving business.

Witness to a Savage Time

Author: Marc Jordan Ben-Meir

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1479717835

Category: History

Page: 287

View: 5561

Marc Ben-Meir is an award winning historian, author, and historical researcher. His awards include the Thomas Alva Edison Spirit of Edison Award for excellence in research and education. He was also awarded the Jefferson Davis Gold Medal for excellence in Historical Research as well as the Judah Phillip Benjamin award for his contributions to humanity by the United Daughters of the Confederacy. Ben-Meir had completed four university degrees including a Ph.D. in Psychology and an adjunct professorship. He also graduated from seminary in New York and was ordained as a rabbi. He is married to His sweetheart Tina and is the father of three sons and seven grandchildren. The Ben-Meirs live in Ft. Worth, Texas.

When Baseball Returned to Brooklyn

The Inaugural Season of the New York-Penn League Cyclones

Author: Ed Shakespeare

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786414598

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 357

View: 6026

Major league baseball has a long, rich history in Brooklyn. From the time Brooklyn started play in 1884 until their move west to Los Angeles following the 1957 season, the Dodgers and their predecessors were the emotional center of the borough's diverse population. But Brooklyn would be without a professional team until June of 2001, when the Cyclones took the field in Coney Island as the Mets' affiliate for the New York-Penn League. This work follows the rookie-level club from its formation through it first season. Brooklyn Dodgers Carl Erskine, Duke Snider, Clem Labine, Johnny Podres, Ralph Branca, Joe Pignatano and Clyde King comment on their own minor league days, and their days in Brooklyn. Also included are interviews of Cyclones players and fans of both teams.

Dawn Over Kitty Hawk

The Novel of the Wright Brothers

Author: Walter J. Boyne

Publisher: Forge Books

ISBN: 1429910674

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 3990

The names Wilbur and Orville Wright stand out in history as the inventors of the airplane, but lost in history are those who in the closing years of the nineteenth century and the first years of the twentieth shared the same passion: to develop the first powered aircraft. Some spent entire lives and fortunes chasing the dream, including men like the embittered Augustus Herring, who'd flown a heavier than air machine for several seconds in 1898; the pompous Samuel Pierpont Langley, of the Smithsonian Institution, who was backed by the US War Department, and even the legendary American inventor Alexander Graham Bell. These men, along with European competitors such as Louis Blériot, chased what many believed to be the impossible dream of manned, powered flight. But the Wright Brothers were the first to succeed, thanks to a combination of courage, genius, and downright stubbornness! Many followed in their footsteps, including such arch-competitors as Glenn Curtiss. The Wright Brothers' father was a huge factor who dominated their lives, trying to control their every thought and action. A bishop of the United Brethren Church, Milton Wright wanted his sons to succeed in their bicycle shop in Dayton, Ohio, not risk their lives. Bishop Wright saw no reason for his sons to risk everything on an isolated, windy beach in faraway North Carolina a beach called Kitty Hawk. He tried to quash their dream, but Orville and Wilbur rebelled, ultimately proving the impossible by flying on December 17, 1903. They brought the dawn of aviation, the industry that dominated the twentieth century and set the stage for the space race. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Report From Ground Zero

Author: Dennis Smith

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446497496

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 608

View: 7358

When disaster struck at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, Dennis Smith was among the first to arrive on the scene. Report from Ground Zero is his insider's account of the heroic efforts of the firefighters, police and emergency workers who rushed to downtown New York to face the greatest challenge of their lives. In all, 343 firefighters gave their lives. Entire companies were lost. Among the dead were a father and son; the department's beloved chaplain; commanders and rookies. Smith, author of the classic bestseller Report from Engine Company 82 and once described as 'the Poet Laureate of firefighters' by the New York Post, tells their stories and those of their families, the camaraderie in their companies and the massive recovery efforts following the catastrophe. As the world tries to come to terms with the horror of what happened, the firefighters' courage and fortitude in the face of enormous personal danger and bereavement offers a beacon of hope and redemption. Report from Ground Zero is a tribute to those heroes for our troubled times.

Strikeout

Baseball, Broadway and the Brotherhood in the 19th Century

Author: James Hawking

Publisher: Sunstone Press

ISBN: 0865348642

Category: Fiction

Page: 280

View: 4441

John WardNpitcher turned shortstop, author, lawyer, and president of the first union for professional athletesNwas married to the glamorous Helen Dauvray, a child star who re-invented herself on the Paris stage and as a wealthy producer on Broadway. This unique historical novel moves deftly between the field and the stands at actual games, turns to Ward's tangled personal life and describes the events that led to the formation of the Players League.

The Record Players

DJ Revolutionaries

Author: Bill Brewster,Frank Broughton

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

ISBN: 0802195350

Category: Music

Page: 480

View: 6229

Acclaimed authors and music historians Bill Brewster and Frank Broughton have spent years traveling across the world to interview the revolutionary and outrageous DJs who shaped the last half-century of pop music. The Record Players is the fun and revealing result—a collection of firsthand accounts from the obsessives, the playboys, and the eccentrics that dominated the music scene and contributed to the evolution of DJ culture. It started when, instead of a live band, someone turned on the record player, and suddenly partygoers had more than one style of music to dance to. In the sixties, radio tastemakers brought their sound to the masses, sock hop by sock hop, while early trendsetters birthed the role of the club DJ at temples of hip like the Peppermint Lounge. By the seventies, DJs were dictating musical taste and changing the course of popular music; and in the eighties, young innovators wore out their cross-faders developing techniques that carried them over the line between record player and musician. With discographies, favorite songs, and amazing photos of all the DJs as young firebrands, The Record Players offers an unparalleled music education: from records to synthesizers, from disco to techno, and from small groups of influential music lovers to arenas packed with thousands of dancing fans. A history told by the visionaries who experienced the movement, The Record Players allows a rare glimpse into the sound, culture, and craft that developed into a worldwide industry.

Shadow Patriots

A Novel of the Revolution

Author: Lucia St. Clair Robson

Publisher: Forge Books

ISBN: 1429932074

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 6425

In July of 1776, the American colonies are ablaze with passion. In the streets, those who would be free boldly read aloud the newly written Declaration of Independence. It is a cry of freedom, but it is also a time of critical confrontation, both on the battlefield and off as the people of a new nation choose between their king and an uncertain future. It is a choice which is not easily made. As Commander-in-chief George Washington declares a major victory in New York, the rest of the colonies separate into Patriots and Tories. Kate Darby never expected to be swept up in this political storm. The Darbys are Quakers who have pledged their allegiance to God first--but that soon changes. Kate's younger brother, Seth, can no longer deny his soul's cry against tyranny. Fleeing from his Loyalist parents' house to join General Washington's ragtag forces, Seth enters a life he never expected. With the influx of British soldiers, Philadelphia soon becomes a temporary base camp for the English forces. When the Darbys find themselves forced to take in Major Jonathan Andre, Kate falls quickly for his charm. Despite her warring affections, Kate finds herself drawn deep into the war. As she attempts to follow her brother, she risks her life and her family's reputation by becoming a spy for the patriot forces, a role which quickly transforms the once-timid Quaker girl. With a world of danger and political upheaval thrown before them, Kate and Seth face incredible danger in the hopes of shaping one of the single most important events in American history: the war for freedom. Told with historical accuracy and incredible attention to period detail, Shadow Patriots recreates America at its youngest and describes with vivid intensity the men and women who bravely did their part to deliver it from tyranny. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Hung up ''A Fisherman's Sos''

Author: John C. Goodwin

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465367128

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 333

View: 3572

A Fishermans SOS This is a story about a 62 year old Rookie fisherman, Hung Up on fishing. A fishing story is like an iceberg of the human experience; ninety percent of it is beneath the surface. Past life experiences, historical significance and technical data are tied together to tell the authors story. Comradely, new friendships, natural beauties and everyday fishing adventures are touched on in both fresh and sea water journeys. If you want to know more about fishing, other than how big the fish was, Hung UP will take you there. Many men go fishing all their lives without knowing it is not fish they are after. Henry David Thoreau

Trial of Emil Lowenstein for the Murder of John D. Weston at West Albany, August 5, L873

Commenced at the Albany Oyer and Terminer, Monday, January 26, and Concluded February 19, 1874 : with the Evidence, Arguments of Counsel, Charge of the Court, Without Condensation, Verdict of the Jury, Sentence of the Prisoner, and an Account of His Execution, Etc., Etc

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Trials (Murder)

Page: 352

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International Woman Suffrage: October 1918-September 1920

Author: Sybil Oldfield

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415257404

Category: Women

Page: 416

View: 4698

As the monthly periodical of the early twentieth century women's movement, "International Woman Suffrage" (originally "Ius Suffragii") was read by the leading figures of the suffrage movement in more than thirty countries. Featuring an in-depth introduction to the material and its social and historical context, this four-volume set reprints eight years of the journal, making this rare resource available to students and researchers in a variety of disciplines. In addition to women's fight for the vote, "International Woman Suffrage 1913-1920" covered such highly controversial topics as the age of consent for girls, alcohol control, education of girls, new employment openings for women, divorce law reform, health insurance for mothers, maternity benefits, minimum wages, prostitution, women medical workers, women police, women politicians, and other subjects of debate. Truly global for its time, issues included articles by women from Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bohemia, British India, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Rumania, Russia, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the USA.

The Girl's Best Friend Mysteries

Author: Leslie Margolis

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1681190168

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 752

View: 3290

This exciting new bind-up features all three of Leslie Margolis's pitch-perfect Maggie Brooklyn Mystery novels in one sleek package! In Girl's Best Friend, dogs are disappearing in Maggie Brooklyn Sinclair's neighborhood, and she knows all about it. After all, she has a semi-secret after-school gig as a professional (okay, amateur) dog walker. Maggie may have a lot of leads, but she never suspected her crush Milo could be involved In Vanishing Acts, a movie starring the young heartthrob Seth Ryan starts filming in Maggie's neighborhood, and everyone has movie mania. Maggie manages to capture Seth's attention, but then he disappears! Everyone thinks he's been kidnapped, but Maggie knows better. In Secrets at the Chocolate Mansion, someone is out to sabotage the new sweet shop in the neighborhood. Maggie's on the case, but her new babysitting gig has her and her twin brother Finn hanging out in what they fear may be a real haunted mansion. And it's hard to solve real life mysteries when you think you're seeing ghosts!