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The Fool of New York City

The Fool of New York City
A Novel

by Michael O'Brien

  • Publisher : Ignatius Press
  • Release : 2016
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN : 1621640736
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Set in present day Manhattan, The Fool of New York City is the tale of two souls who are considered to be "fools" and "idiots" in the eyes of most people they encounter. One is a literal giant, the other an amnesiac who believes he is the 17th century Spanish painter Francisco de Goya, hundreds of years old, aging more slowly than the rest of the human race. Billy the giant has also briefly suffered from amnesia years ago, and he understands the anguish of those who have lost their identity. He is an apparently simple person, a failed basketball player with an enormous good heart who takes Francisco under his wing after they meet through a seeming coincidence. Together they undertake a laborious search to discover Francisco's true past. The trail leads them to numerous adventures, into the shrouded realm of hidden memories, the ironies and complexities of human character and destiny, of catastrophic evil and of redemption. It is a journey into the mysterious dimensions of the mind. It is about trauma and remembrance in America.

The Encyclopedia of New York City

The Encyclopedia of New York City
Second Edition

by Kenneth T. Jackson,Lisa Keller,Nancy Flood

  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release : 2010-12-01
  • Pages : 1584
  • ISBN : 0300182570
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Covering an exhaustive range of information about the five boroughs, the first edition of The Encyclopedia of New York City was a success by every measure, earning worldwide acclaim and several awards for reference excellence, and selling out its first printing before it was officially published. But much has changed since the volume first appeared in 1995: the World Trade Center no longer dominates the skyline, a billionaire businessman has become an unlikely three-term mayor, and urban regeneration—Chelsea Piers, the High Line, DUMBO, Williamsburg, the South Bronx, the Lower East Side—has become commonplace. To reflect such innovation and change, this definitive, one-volume resource on the city has been completely revised and expanded. The revised edition includes 800 new entries that help complete the story of New York: from Air Train to E-ZPass, from September 11 to public order. The new material includes broader coverage of subject areas previously underserved as well as new maps and illustrations. Virtually all existing entries—spanning architecture, politics, business, sports, the arts, and more—have been updated to reflect the impact of the past two decades. The more than 5,000 alphabetical entries and 700 illustrations of the second edition of The Encyclopedia of New York City convey the richness and diversity of its subject in great breadth and detail, and will continue to serve as an indispensable tool for everyone who has even a passing interest in the American metropolis.

The Tammany Times

The Tammany Times
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1896
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Dream Baby Dream: Suicide: A New York City Story

Dream Baby Dream: Suicide: A New York City Story
A Book

by Kris Needs

  • Publisher : Omnibus Press
  • Release : 2015-10-12
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 1783235357
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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“We were living through the realities of war and bringing the war onto the stage... Everybody hated us, man” Alan Vega Born out of the city's vibrant artistic underground as a counter-cultural performance art statement, opposing the war by mirroring its turmoil, Suicide became the most terrifyingly iconoclastic band in history, and also one of the most influential. By the time the punk scene they're usually associated with came out of CBGBs in the mid-seventies, Suicide had already been causing havoc in New York’s clubs for several years. Working closely with the author, Rev and Vega explain the influences and events which led to the birth of Suicide and their early struggles. They invoke another world and era, peppered with smoky jazz clubs, Iggy Pop in his new-born Stooge persona and even suffer an attack from beat guru Allen Ginsberg. Along with interviewing major figures in the Suicide story, the author reaches back into 40 years chronicling and interviewing major players in New York’s musical history, including Blondie, Jayne County, James Chance and the New York Dolls. While the city changes around them, it all adds up to the definitive account of the lives and times of this unique duo.

The Gift of the Magi and Other New York City Stories

The Gift of the Magi and Other New York City Stories
A Book

by O. Henry

  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Release : 2015-05-21
  • Pages : 700
  • ISBN : 8026836022
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This carefully crafted ebook: "The Gift of the Magi and Other New York City Stories" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. The Gift of the Magi is a story about a young couple who are short of money but desperately want to buy each other Christmas gifts. The Cop and the Anthem is about a New York City hobo named Soapy, who sets out to get arrested so that he can be a guest of the city jail instead of sleeping out in the cold winter. A Retrieved Reformation tells the tale of safecracker Jimmy Valentine, recently freed from prison. The Duplicity of Hargraves is a short story about a nearly destitute father and daughter's trip to Washington, D.C. The Ransom of Red Chief is a short story, it follows two men who kidnap and attempt to ransom a wealthy Alabaman's son, eventually, the men are driven to distraction by the boy's spoiled and hyperactive behavior, and end up having to pay the boy's father to take him back. William Sydney Porter (1862-1910), known by his pen name O. Henry, was an American writer. O. Henry's short stories are known for their wit, wordplay, warm characterization, and surprise endings.

(5 v. ) Hearings held in Washington, D.C., New York City and Boston, Mass

(5 v. ) Hearings held in Washington, D.C., New York City and Boston, Mass
A Book

by United States. Congress. House. Special Committee on Communist Activities in the United States

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1930
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Reply to "A Fool's Errand, by One of the Fools"

A Reply to 'A Fool's Errand, by One of the Fools'
A Book

by William Lawrence Royall

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1881
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Nightclub City

Nightclub City
Politics and Amusement in Manhattan

by Burton W. Peretti

  • Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
  • Release : 2011-03-23
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 0812221575
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In the Roaring Twenties, New York City nightclubs and speakeasies became hot spots where traditions were flouted and modernity was forged. With powerful patrons in Tammany Hall and a growing customer base, nightclubs flourished in spite of the efforts of civic-minded reformers and federal Prohibition enforcement. This encounter between clubs and government-generated scandals, reform crusades, and regulations helped to redefine the image and reality of urban life in the United States. Ultimately, it took the Great Depression to cool Manhattan's Jazz Age nightclubs, forcing them to adapt and relocate, but not before they left their mark on the future of American leisure. Nightclub City explores the cultural significance of New York City's nightlife between the wars, from Texas Guinan's notorious 300 Club to Billy Rose's nostalgic Diamond Horseshoe. Whether in Harlem, Midtown, or Greenwich Village, raucous nightclub activity tested early twentieth-century social boundaries. Anglo-Saxon novelty seekers, Eastern European impresarios, and African American performers crossed ethnic lines while provocative comediennes and scantily clad chorus dancers challenged and reshaped notions of femininity. These havens of liberated sexuality, as well as prostitution and illicit liquor consumption, allowed their denizens to explore their fantasies and fears of change. The reactions of cultural critics, federal investigators, and reformers such as Fiorello La Guardia exemplify the tension between leisure and order. Peretti's research delves into the symbiotic relationships among urban politicians, social reformers, and the business of vice. Illustrated with archival photographs of the clubs and the characters who frequented them, Nightclub City is a dark and dazzling study of New York's bygone nightlife.

Carroll's New York City Directory to the Hotels of Note, Places of Amusement, Public Buildings ... Etc

Carroll's New York City Directory to the Hotels of Note, Places of Amusement, Public Buildings ... Etc
With a Description of and Directions when and how to Visit the Prominent Objects of Interest : Also to the Leading Mercantile Firms, in Every Commercial Pursuit ...

by G. Danielson Carroll

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1859
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Red Sox and Philosophy

The Red Sox and Philosophy
Green Monster Meditations

by Michael Macomber

  • Publisher : Open Court Publishing
  • Release : 2010
  • Pages : 355
  • ISBN : 0812696778
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Loyalty to a great cause raises some of the most profound issues in philosophy, and loyalty to the greatest of all causes, the Boston Red Sox, poses these questions in the sharpest possible way. The Red Sox and Philosophy brings together a team of thirty of America's leading thinkers (twenty-eight of them citizens of Red Sox Nation), to unravel some of the mysteries of the Red Sox. Can we adapt Anselm's proof of the existence of God to prove that the Red Sox are the greatest conceivable sports team? Why are Red Sox fans moral heroes? Can the science of sabermetrics be reconciled with the religion of baseball? Are pink Red Sox hats rationally defensible? These and other challenging problems are solved in The Red Sox and Philosophy. - Publisher.

Jesus the Fool

Jesus the Fool
The Mission of the Unconventional Christ

by Michael Frost

  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Release : 2010-05-01
  • Pages : 214
  • ISBN : 144123280X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"One who is strengthened by God professes himself to be an utter fool by human standards, because he despises the wisdom men strive for."--Thomas Aquinas "Go and do likewise. . . ."--Luke 10:37 Missiologist Michael Frost is looking for the real Jesus--the man who didn't care what people thought, worked on the Sabbath, touched the unclean, ate with sinners, and generally contradicted what was acceptable to the leadership of his day. He's searching for the Jesus who embodies all the characteristics of the ancient tradition of the holy foolish paradigm as described and commended by Paul, the church fathers, and the medieval saints. And he finds him. . . . Saintly fools prefer life out in the open in the secular world, intentionally make themselves conspicuous, and consistently defy rules set by society. Frost directs our minds and hearts to the greater story of Jesus. He reminds us that following the Savior is rarely safe--and that Christ will continue to redraw our blueprint of what's right and what's righteous; and will persist in calling us to take the alternative, dangerous, ridiculous road walked by wise fools down through the centuries of the church. A much-needed and longed-for challenge to emergent, contemporary, and traditional gatherings and churches alike.

The Fool's Progress

The Fool's Progress
An Honest Novel

by Edward Abbey

  • Publisher : Holt Paperbacks
  • Release : 1998-08-15
  • Pages : 528
  • ISBN : 146680629X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Fool's Progress, the "fat masterpiece" as Edward Abbey labeled it, is his most important piece of writing: it reveals the complete Ed Abbey, from the green grass of his memory as a child in Appalachia to his approaching death in Tuscon at age sixty two. When his third wife abandons him in Tucson, boozing, misanthropic anarchist Henry Holyoak Lightcap shoots his refrigerator and sets off in a battered pick-up truck for his ancestral home in West Virginia. Accompanied only by his dying dog and his memories, the irascible warhorse (a stand-in for the "real" Abbey) begins a bizarre cross-country odyssey--determined to make peace with his past--and to wage one last war against the ravages of "progress." "A profane, wildly funny, brash, overbearing, exquisite tour de force." -- The Chicago Tribune

Gotham Baseball

Gotham Baseball
New York's All-Time Team

by Mark C Healey

  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Release : 2021-01-25
  • Pages : 163
  • ISBN : 1439669562
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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“The Big Apple’s greatest squad . . . Selecting either a Brooklyn Dodgers, New York Giants, New York Yankees or New York Mets player for each position.” —Long Island Herald Baseball may be the great American pastime, but in New York, it is a religion. Names like Ruth, Mays, Gehrig, Wright and Robinson live in the hearts and minds of New York fans like apostles. From the street corner to the subway car, debates about which Yankee, Giant, Dodger or Met is better than another have raged on for more than one hundred years. Now, the best of the best are chosen for each position as New York’s all-time greatest team is imagined. Shoo-ins like the Babe and Jackie have their stories told with a fresh perspective. The compelling case for Mike Piazza, not Yogi Berra, as catcher is sure to spark arguments. Sportswriter Mark Healey crafts the Gotham baseball team through captivating tales of the legends of the New York game. “One of the best Baseball Teams books of all time.” —BookAuthority “Many a sportswriter in a column and many a baseball fan in a New York City sports bar have tried to say that their guys were the best; but what if you could put the greatest in Gotham’s rich baseball history—the very, very best—on one team? . . . Mark C. Healey endeavors to do just that—and start a few more arguments along the way.” —Queens Chronicle

A Dictionary of American Authors

A Dictionary of American Authors
A Book

by Oscar Fay Adams

  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release : 2020-04-11
  • Pages : 600
  • ISBN : 384604816X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Reprint of the original, first published in 1904.

The New Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature

The New Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature
A Book

by George Watson,Ian R. Willison

  • Publisher : CUP Archive
  • Release : 1972
  • Pages : 5
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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More than fifty specialists have contributed to this new edition of volume 4 of The Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature. The design of the original work has established itself so firmly as a workable solution to the immense problems of analysis, articulation and coordination that it has been retained in all its essentials for the new edition. The task of the new contributors has been to revise and integrate the lists of 1940 and 1957, to add materials of the following decade, to correct and refine the bibliographical details already available, and to re-shape the whole according to a new series of conventions devised to give greater clarity and consistency to the entries.

Rachel Pollack's Tarot Wisdom

Rachel Pollack's Tarot Wisdom
Spiritual Teachings and Deeper Meanings

by Rachel Pollack

  • Publisher : Llewellyn Worldwide
  • Release : 2014-02-08
  • Pages : 504
  • ISBN : 0738722405
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Beloved by nearly half a million Tarot enthusiasts, Rachel Pollack’s Seventy-Eight Degrees of Wisdom forever transformed the study of Tarot. This much-anticipated follow-up to Pollack’s classic guidebook will inspire Tarot aficionados and inform a new generation of Tarot students. Enhanced by the author’s personal stories and insights gained over the past three decades, this book on tarot invites you on a fascinating and fun adventure. Offering an abundant array of new ideas mixed in with enlightening discussions about Tarot’s checkered past, this tarot guidebook features innovative ways to interpret and use Tarot, and a wealth of original spreads to try for yourself—including spreads for predictive, psychological, magical, and spiritual readings. All seventy-eight cards are explored from fresh angles: history, art, psychology, and a variety of spiritual and occult traditions, using cards from seven diverse decks so you can easily contrast and compare. No matter where your starting point on the path of personal discovery, this tarot book will prove a trusted companion for your journey.

Observing What Is Not Happening

Observing What Is Not Happening
Second Autobiography

by Nndy Nenty

  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Release : 2014-01-27
  • Pages : 166
  • ISBN : 1491846070
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Observing What Is Not Happening is a continuation of the author's first memoir, Where Your Knowledge Ends Is Where Mine Begins. Six chapters of this second memoir are ageless; they stem from the Word of God. They are predicated on the Word of God. “Observing what isn't happening” is a remark first made by Rush Limbaugh. And it was elected to be the title of my second memoir because through the wisdom, knowledge, and understanding from the Holy Spirit, I know all the ways of Man. The ways of Man are an open book to me. Man's behavior, actions, and attitudes are so obviously pronounced to me. Observing what is not happening is predicting what Man will do regardless of how long he tarries; Man will eventually do what I predict. I'm writing this book at age thirty three, the same age Jesus Christ was before He departed the world. The main characters in this memoir are God Almighty, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit. Archangel Lucifer, Apostle Excel, Rush Limbaugh and Iifi are other prominent characters. Everything I say in this memoir stems from the Word of God.

Demons of Disorder

Demons of Disorder
Early Blackface Minstrels and Their World

by Dale Cockrell

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 1997-07-28
  • Pages : 236
  • ISBN : 9780521568289
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A study of blackface minstrels in the first half of the nineteenth century.

The Fool's Handbook

The Fool's Handbook
Confessions of a Wild Woman

by William Lonetree

  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release : 2008-03
  • Pages : 284
  • ISBN : 0595476147
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Ladies, learn from my mistakes! A girl cast adrift in a sea of scoundrels from the get-go, I careened across the country by motorcycle, foot, and train with only my loyal terrier for support. Indulging in reprehensible activity and yes, preposterous choices, I blamed it all on the dastardly treatment from my daughter-hating mother and her depraved boy friend. As for the rest I encountered on my ride an over-zealous speech therapist, a besotted great aunt, a silver tongued CEO, a pot smoking plumber, a passionate Turkish singer, and the pear-shaped millionaire magnate they surely added to my quandaries. I nevertheless emerged from the mire somewhat wiser, and am here to tell the story. That's me behind her, hurtling across the country on a motorcycle. Yes, I stuck with her through all the adventures and shenanigans not to mention hitchhiking across country with those loons; I was lucky I didn't get stuck in the slammer with her. As for the men: if I could talk I'd have told her to steer clear of those losers. Fact is, sometimes humans take a while to get things straight.

The Fool's Tale

The Fool's Tale
A Book

by L. J. Jones

  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release : 2002-04-01
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN : 0595220991
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Penelope Truman--Posy to family and friends--unwittingly comes out to her brother on April Fool's Day. Her brother thinks it's a great joke in a long-standing family competition for April Fool jokes. As she prepares to host her niece's surprise wedding shower, Posy must try to set matters straight, so to speak, as well as handle a series of mishaps in this modern day comedy of errors set in a Southern college town.