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Lost And Found New York

Author : James Stevenson
ISBN : 9780062043177
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
File Size : 26. 38 MB
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Celebrate the lost histories, unusual people and places, and hidden treasures of New York City's glorious past with this delightful and engaging collection of original illustrations and stories by artist/writer James Stevenson. Featuring the series of Stevenson's "Lost and Found New York" pieces, originally published in the New York Times, along with never-before-published original artwork by the artist, this handsome volume represents the unique vision of an artist and raconteur of extraordinary talent. "Until you draw a picture of something," says Stevenson, "You are apt to be dead wrong about what it looks like." Stevenson's charming illustrations and stories will transport you to Brooklyn's Floyd Bennett Field, New York City's first municipal airport, where Howard Hughes took off on July 10, 1938. You will meet Sadie the Goat—a member of the ladies' auxiliary of the 1870s Hell's Kitchen gang the Gophers—known for butting her victims in the stomach with her head and extracting their valuables. You will discover a popular 1920s Prohibition nightclub equipped with a secret chute that sent bottles of alcohol into the Hudson River (and was later destroyed to build a highway). You will learn about the architect who built the famous Chrysler Building in 1928, then the world's tallest building. Lost and Found New York will introduce you to hundreds of colorful, intriguing, and wonderful characters, places, and events from New York City's rich and varied past. Enjoy your trip!

Here Is New York

Author : E. B. White
ISBN : 9781590174791
Genre : Travel
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In the summer of 1948, E.B. White sat in a New York City hotel room and, sweltering in the heat, wrote a remarkable pristine essay, Here is New York. Perceptive, funny, and nostalgic, the author’s stroll around Manhattan—with the reader arm-in-arm—remains the quintessential love letter to the city, written by one of America’s foremost literary figures. Here is New York has been chosen by The New York Times as one of the ten best books ever written about the city. The New Yorker calls it “the wittiest essay, and one of the most perceptive, ever done on the city.”

Twelve Years A Slave

Author : Solomon Northup
ISBN : 9780486791845
Genre : History
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The basis for the Academy Award®-winning movie! Kidnapped into slavery in 1841, Northup spent 12 years in captivity. This autobiographical memoir represents an exceptionally detailed and accurate description of slave life and plantation society. 7 illustrations. Index.

Bodyweight Strength Training Anatomy

Author : Bret Contreras
ISBN : 9781450429290
Genre : Science
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Going far beyond standard pull-ups, push-ups, and squats, Bodyweight Strength Training Anatomy presents 156 unique exercises that work every muscle in the body. Detailed anatomical artwork accompanies step-by-step instructions for performing each exercise anytime, anywhere, without the need for equipment or machines.

A Seal Called Andre

Author : Harry Goodridge
ISBN : 9781608932696
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Tells the true story of the unique human-animal friendship between Harry Goodridge and Andre, the harbor seal who was as comfortable in Goodridge’s home as he was in Penobscot Bay. Andre swims with Harry and rides happily in the back seat of Harry’s car. He quickly picked up tricks—perhaps the first time a wild animal has been trained in a free-release situation. He became Rockport, Maine’s honorary harbormaster and was ranked “second only to Andrew Wyeth as the state’s most acclaimed summer resident.” Year after year, Andre swam south in the winter, only to return again to Harry the next spring. It’s a timeless and iconic Maine story.

Letters At 3am

Author : Michael Ventura
ISBN : UOM:39015032739479
Genre : History
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These hard-hitting, heart-rending pieces, collected from L.A. Weekly, cover the continent's shadow from Brooklyn to Texas to Hollywood - & across to the shores of the Gulf War. More than comments on the 90's scene, they chronicle a civilization in agony. As media conglomerates & 'correct' academic experts dominate American discourse, Ventura's clear, no b.s. language, his ancient Sicilian passion & his courage to speak out have become crucial to the health of the body politic. "Michael Ventura's essays brilliantly diagnose our fin-de-siecle. These concise, elegant & somehow 'final' testimonies are the work of an uncompromising spirit. I was happy to share the wonder of his discoveries & felt the burden & strangeness of our generations peculiar 'job' as the millennium roars to a close."--Andrei Codrescu.

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