Tugboats and Taxis of NYC

Author: Michael Scanlon

Publisher: Page Publishing Inc

ISBN: 1634170873

Category: Humor

Page: 206

View: 4119

Drive through the streets of New York City with your ever so friendly cab driver in town. Tug Boats and Taxis of NYC is a collection of short stories about the different commuters in the city that never sleeps from a cab driver’s perspective. It reflects the daily experiences of the different kinds of people you will see in New York City. This witty cab driver in the big apple will surely make your everyday worthwhile. Filled with euphemisms, humor, drama, love, and even a bit of sarcasm, Tug Boats and Taxis of NYC will definitely make you want, or not, to ride this cab. Read on. You never know, you might just read your own story.

Ace Reid and the Cowpokes Cartoons

Author: Ace Reid

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292787773

Category: Humor

Page: 176

View: 4888

Folks across the West know a cowpoke named Jake. A good-hearted guy, he's always up to his eyebrows in debt or drought or prickly pears looking for them dad-blamed ole wild cows. In fact, he's so real a fella that it's hard to believe that Ace Reid made him up. This book brings together 139 of Ace Reid's popular "Cowpokes" cartoons, reproduced in large format to show the artistry and attention to detail that characterized Reid's work. Grouped around themes such as work, weather, bankers, and friends, they reveal the distinctive "you might as well laugh as cry" sense of humor that ranch folks draw on to get through hard work and hard times. In the foreword, Washington Post cartoonist Pat Oliphant offers an appreciation of Reid's "Cowpokes" cartoons, noting that "Ace's work has a magic of its own, and it owes nothing to anyone else." Reid's longtime friend Elmer Kelton recounts Ace's life and career in the introduction, describing how a shy boy who grew up on ranch work transformed himself into an artist-entrepreneur who never met a stranger and who made ranch work the subject of his real love, cartooning. This collector's volume belongs on the shelf of everyone who loves the "Cowpokes" cartoons, knows a fella like Jake, or enjoys the dry wit of the American cowboy.

Paddling Long Island and New York City

The Best Sea Kayaking from Montauk to Manhasset Bay to Manhattan

Author: Kevin Stiegelmaier

Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press

ISBN: 089732532X

Category: Travel

Page: 256

View: 5808

Paddling Long Island is the only book on the market to depict routes and destinations across the whole of Long Island and the New York City area. And it showcases 50 of the very best. It is a diverse selection, too. After all, according to skill level, weather, personal mood, and other factors, a paddler may want open, fast water one day, but a quiet, protected experience at another time, and something in-between later on. It's all here, from New York City to the far eastern tip of Long Island's Montauk Point. What's more, the book's guidance and language are geared to wide-ranging skill levels: the novice will be enlightened and encouraged, and the seasoned kayaker or canoeist will be engaged and engrossed. That is because the author's intimate, lifelong knowledge of the area's waterways shines in his descriptions of natural and social histories, humorous stories, personal anecdotes, and beautiful black-and-white photographs. For example, among the 50 entries, the author tells of Cold Spring Harbor, nestled between Oyster Bay and Huntington, and steeped in maritime history. He gives some back story on Little Neck Bay, home to littleneck clams but also where he says you will likely see a fin flip or a tail splash as the striped bass catch their prey. And he will take you to Setauket Harbor and tell you why it's his personal paddling favorite. But not all waxes euphoric, as there are practical considerations when striking out on water, and this guidebook is a good friend to have along. It describes the best times to paddle the 50 harbor, inlet, bay, and river routes; alerts readers to each paddle's difficulty level and estimated length; and suggests side trips, optional trip extensions, and alternate routes to paddle depending on weather conditions. Easy-to-follow maps, complete with GPS coordinates and driving directions, add to this book's high value. In addition, the author provides contact information on local paddling clubs, outfitters, and Internet links. And a final extensive section on personal safety, boat and equipment preparedness, and related topics makes this book an invaluable tool.

Fodor's 2003 New York City

Author: Fodors

Publisher: Fodors Travel Publications

ISBN: 9781400010363

Category: Travel

Page: 416

View: 8418

Describes points of interest in New York City, including museums, gardens, zoos, historic sites, and seasonal events, and recommends hotels, restaurants, and nightspots

Subject Index of Volumes 52-71

Monthly Labor Review, January 1941 to December 1950

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Monthly labor review

Page: 219

View: 5307


Author: Tonya Hurley

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444908367

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 432

View: 7556

Now that Agnes, Lucy and Cecilia have learned of their fate - each an embodiment of a martyred saint - a powerful and unique bond unites them. They will need each other now that the mysterious and seductive Sebastian is dead. His words stay with them: in order to truly save themselves they will need to perform two miracles. Sebastian's heart holds the key to their destiny, but it was taken from his body when he was killed. They must hunt it down, but they are not the only ones looking In the battle for Sebastian's heart each of the girls must give up something dear to them ... and one of them will pay the ultimate price. A dark, contemporary rock 'n' roll retelling of three famous female martyrs - Agnes, Cecilia and Lucy - and their transformation from street deliquents to soul models. 'Intense, visceral, powerful.' Books for Keeps

The Captain of the Juniper

Author: Wayne Beyea

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595622992

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 204

View: 8143

Brooklyn-born Frank F. Pabst, inspired by a strong desire for independence, excitement, and prosperity, began working as a crewman on a river ship at age eleven, converted a sunken ship's pilothouse into a teenage clubhouse, and plunged into the hold of a sunken tea schooner at the age of thirteen. As part of his love affair with Lake Champlain, Pabst then captained the tour boat Juniper for twenty-five years. During the course of those twenty-five years, thousands of visitors boarded a vessel more resembling a stout and sturdy tugboat than a pleasure cruise to be greeted by the words, "Ladies and gentlemen, welcome aboard the Juniper." Pabst conveyed a great love for the lake and shared his vast knowledge of the lake's history, including tales of the unsolved mystery of whether a dinosaur-like creature referred to as "Champ", or "Champy," dwells within the lake's depths. Many of them fondly remember their scenic, breathtakingly beautiful cruises with Pabst. So embark with The Captain of the Juniper on a cruise through the life of a simple man who, through his devotion to the lake, became one of the most beloved and legendary characters in the history of Lake Champlain.

Fodor's New York City

Author: Eugene Fodor

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781400012510

Category: New York (N.Y.)

Page: 480

View: 1363

Describes points of interest in New York City, including museums, gardens, zoos, historic sites, and seasonal events, and recommends hotels, restaurants, and nightspots

The Work Boat

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Inland navigation

Page: N.A

View: 3085

Steamboat Bill

Journal of the Steamship Historical Society of America

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Steamboat lines

Page: N.A

View: 1559

Turning the Corner on Life

Author: Arnold Silveri

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469183579

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 410

View: 5296

Turning the Corner on Life is a book covering more than seventy years of my life. Like any other autobiography, its about family, friends, and the personal experiences we shared. It does not include every single thing that ever happened to me in my life. There are, however, numerous nostalgic references to music, movies, radio, television, sports, social /cultural political names, places, and events intermingled within the chronology of my life. Beginning with the happy carefree days I spent playing ball in the street and going to the movies. The times we went to Coney Island and Ebbets Field. The happy and not-so-happy days I spent as a teenager in junior high and hanging out on the corner. The love, loyalty, and compassion my wife, Connie, always displayedfrom our first meeting and throughout our marriageduring some tough, depressing times. And last but not least, the happiness we shared in the birth of our children and grandchildren.

Grand Deceptions

The Plot to Kill Fdr

Author: A. L. Provost

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 146533114X

Category: Fiction

Page: 376

View: 1549

In 1933, shortly after assuming the office of president, Franklin D. Roosevelt became convinced that, Adolf Hitler would have to be got rid of if there was to be any assured peace in Europe. Upon being informed of Roosevelts veiled threat, on July 17, 1934 Hitler met with Reichsfuhrer SS Heinrich Himmler. Together they hatched a bold plot to assassinate the American president. The audacious venture would come to an end on the rain-swept deck of German Navy submarine U-575 off the coast of North Carolina shortly after midnight on November 13, 1935. This is the story of the fearless Nazi assassin charged with leading this secret mission, and the brave German-American woman who stood in his way.

Great American Ships

Author: James P. Delgado,J. Candace Clifford

Publisher: Preservation Press


Category: Transportation

Page: 312

View: 4402

"A welcomed guidebook for anyone interested in historic ships and their preservation." J. Revell Carr, President, Mystic Seaport Museum "Jim Delgado and Candace Clifford have produced a work that makes rewarding reading as well as provides an invaluable source of information on maritime heritage. Their adventurous exploration of this heritage will interest more people in saving our historic ships." Peter Stanford, President, National Maritime Historical Society Our maritime heritage is perhaps best represented by ships-ships that brought our ancestors to the New World, that fought in battles to protect our shores, that moved people and goods from one coast to another and along the continent's great waterways, and that opened up commerce in foreign lands. Yet, for all their great importance, ships are among the most fragile of historic resources. They are especially subject to neglect and require extraordinary care to preserve them. And they cannot be as easily put to new uses as old buildings, requiring, therefore, a special dedication if they are preserved. Great American Ships for the first time celebrates this part of our national maritime heritage. Here are cataloged more than 225 ships on view to the public from Maine to Hawaii-including riverboats, battleships, ocean liners, fishing craft, yachts, and submarines.

My Life Story

Fiddlin' Andy, the Happy Rambler from Ohio

Author: Andy Christo

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465310541

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 120

View: 9776

A Life Story of Fiddlin Andy, The Happy Rambler From Ohio With the encouragement of his daughter, Bonnie Summers and Grandaughter, Nikki Summers, Andy began to compile this epic retelling the kaleidoscopic experiences. Local friend and author, Meryl Taylor, began to help shape the saga into a working manuscript. Andys tale recalls his myriad travels around the world as well as his journeys throughout his beloved country. The majestic Statue of Libery in New York Harbor and the wide, bustling streets of New York City; the inspiring waterfalls of Wyoming as well as the exhilarating trip through the Soo Locks of Michagan as seen through the eyes of a young sailor on the Great Lakes Steam Ships and various naval vessels. Andy remarks the beautiful and wonderful places and friendly people make me feel good. This cowboy has an interesting and inspiring story to tell!

Gilligan's Wake

A Novel

Author: Tom Carson

Publisher: Picador

ISBN: 9781429971706

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 6009

A kaleidoscopic novel about our last American century A skipper plies the waters of the South Pacific, running ammunition and passing the time with navy buddies McHale and Jack Kennedy, remembering the sweet caress of Screw-Me Susie. A New York millionaire reunites with his prep school classmate Alger Hiss, and journeys to an unusual downtown cafe to meet a bearded friend. A young woman and her confidante Daisy Buchanan sink into the languor of the Hamptons and Provincetown. A buxom redhead from Alabam-don't-give-a-damn travels to Hollywood, in search of fame and fortune. A charismatic professor assists Robert Oppenheimer with his desert calculations and is henceforth the author of every American political conspiracy. And Mary-Ann Kilroy leaves Russell, Kansas, for Paris and love, only to discover that you can never go home (nor leave the island). But beneath these stories is the story of their author, an institutionalized shadow man who has twisted the histories of six characters into a pastiche of American history.

Das Wunder von Berlin

1936: Wie neun Ruderer die Nazis in die Knie zwangen

Author: Daniel James Brown

Publisher: Riemann Verlag

ISBN: 3641093309

Category: History

Page: 496

View: 6647

Der Millionenseller aus den USA Von Beginn an ist es eine Reise mit unwahrscheinlichem Ausgang: Neun junge Männer aus der amerikanischen Provinz machen sich 1936 auf den Weg nach Berlin, um die Goldmedaille im Rudern zu gewinnen. Daniel James Brown schildert das Schicksal von Joe Rantz, einem Jungen ohne Perspektive, der rudert, um den Dämonen seiner Vergangenheit zu entkommen und seinen Platz in der Welt zu finden. Wie er und seine Freunde vor den laufenden Kameras Leni Riefenstahls den Nazis ihre Propagandashow stehlen, ist ein atemberaubendes Abenteuer und zugleich das eindringliche Porträt einer Ära. Eine unvergessliche wahre Geschichte von Entschlossenheit, Überleben und Mut.

The Waterways Journal

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Inland navigation

Page: N.A

View: 5162

America, history and life

Author: American Bibliographical Center,EBSCO Publishing (Firm)

Publisher: N.A


Category: United States

Page: N.A

View: 1864

Provides historical coverage of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. Includes information abstracted from over 2,000 journals published worldwide.