A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Author: Betty Smith
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 498
Release: 1992-09
ISBN: 0099427575
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Book Excerpt:

A young girl from an impoverished family comes of age in Brooklyn at the turn of the twentieth century.

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Author: Betty Smith
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 420
Release: 1943
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: American fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Book Excerpt:

Francie Nolan and her brother, Neeley, grow up in the slums of Brooklyn in the early 1900s.

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Maggie Now

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Maggie Now
Author: Betty Smith
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 736
Release: 1947
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Maggie Now Book Excerpt:

CliffsNotes on Smith s A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

CliffsNotes on Smith s A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Author: Sheri Metzger
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 73
Release: 2008-10-29
ISBN: 0544184319
Category: Study Aids
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

CliffsNotes on Smith s A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Book Excerpt:

The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. CliffsNotes on Smith's A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, you explore life in early 20th-century Brooklyn as you follow the maturation of Francie Nolan and her family, which includes a hard-drinking father and the economic cost associated with that. But no matter the struggles that Francie encounters on her way to becoming an independent woman, her tenacity in creating the best life for herself that she can is inescapable. Ultimately her determination to succeed is like the tree that grows in the courtyard where Francie grows up, a tree called the Tree of Heaven, which always grows, regardless of whether or not it is watered, and which symbolizes the strength to survive, just as Francie survives. This study guide carefully walks you through Francie's journey by providing summaries and critical analyses of each book of the novel. You'll also explore the life and background of the author, Betty Smith. Other features that help you study include: An overview of the novel A list of characters, including analyses of major characters A character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters Analyses of major themes and symbols A glossary of important terms and phrases from the novel Classic literature or modern-day treasure—you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

A Study Guide for Betty Smith s A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

A Study Guide for Betty Smith s  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Publsiher: Gale, Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 26
Release: 2016-06-29
ISBN: 1410361128
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Study Guide for Betty Smith s A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Book Excerpt:

A Study Guide for Betty Smith's "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Author: Arthur Schwartz
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 202
Release: 1951
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Musicals
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Book Excerpt:

Play based on "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn": Francie Nolan, avid reader, penny-candy connoisseur, and adroit observer of human nature, has much to ponder in colorful, turn-of-the-century Brooklyn. She grows up with a sweet, tragic father, a severely realistic mother, and an aunt who gives her love too freely--to men, and to a brother who will always be the favored child. Francie learns early the meaning of hunger and the value of a penny. She is her father's child--romantic and hungry for beauty. But she is her mother's child, too--deeply practical and in constant need of truth. Like the Tree of Heaven that grows out of cement or through cellar gratings, resourceful Francie struggles against all odds to survive and thrive. Betty Smith's poignant, honest novel created a big stir when it was first published ... --Emilie Coulter at Amazon.com.

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Author: Arthur Schwartz
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 204
Release: 1951
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Musicals
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Book Excerpt:

Play based on "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn": Francie Nolan, avid reader, penny-candy connoisseur, and adroit observer of human nature, has much to ponder in colorful, turn-of-the-century Brooklyn. She grows up with a sweet, tragic father, a severely realistic mother, and an aunt who gives her love too freely--to men, and to a brother who will always be the favored child. Francie learns early the meaning of hunger and the value of a penny. She is her father's child--romantic and hungry for beauty. But she is her mother's child, too--deeply practical and in constant need of truth. Like the Tree of Heaven that grows out of cement or through cellar gratings, resourceful Francie struggles against all odds to survive and thrive. Betty Smith's poignant, honest novel created a big stir when it was first published ... --Emilie Coulter at Amazon.com.

Catalog of Copyright Entries

Catalog of Copyright Entries
Author: Library of Congress. Copyright Office
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1516
Release: 1951
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Copyright
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Catalog of Copyright Entries Book Excerpt:

From Good Ma to Welfare Queen

From Good Ma to Welfare Queen
Author: Vivyan Campbell Adair
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 186
Release: 2000
ISBN: 9780815336518
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From Good Ma to Welfare Queen Book Excerpt:

Through this exploration the connection between textual representation and social productions of the "Real" become startlingly apparent.".

Modern Irish American Fiction

Modern Irish American Fiction
Author: Daniel J. Casey,Robert E. Rhodes
Publsiher: Syracuse University Press
Total Pages: 294
Release: 1989-07-01
ISBN: 9780815602347
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Modern Irish American Fiction Book Excerpt:

Reflected in these writings from twenty-one Irish Americans are the themes common to all immigrant literature, but from the authors’ own ethnic point of view. The struggle for success forms the underlying structure in the stories by O’Hara, Curran, and McCarthy; and the changing values the New World imposes on the individual are seen in Edwin O’Connor’s Grand Day for Mr. Garvey. Irish wit and black humor pepper all the stories, as represented by Dunn’s bartender-philosopher, Dooley, and Donleavy’s Fairy Tale of New York. Catholicism is omnipresent and is often characterized by the priest, as in Fitzgerald’s Benediction, Power’s Bill, and Flaherty’s Fogarty. Themes that have an immense effect on the characters’ relationships are their difficulties in communicating with one another, which Gill captures succinctly in The Cemetery, and the repositioning of gender roles, so evident in Cullinan’s Life After Death and in Costello’s Murphy’s Xmas. Finally, there are the intense, often contradictory, feelings the characters have toward their “homeland:” Hamill’s Gift illustrates the desire to rid Ireland of British rule; Gordon’s “neighborhood” shows the immigrants’ embarrassment over their origins. Editors Casey and Rhodes have organized these pieces chronologically, beginning at the turn of the century. Thus, the selections illustrate the progression of Irish-American literature and also fulfill the word of William Kennedy, who said of his own writing: “those who came before helped to show me how to turn experience into literature.”

The Nursing Mother s Guide to Weaning Revised

The Nursing Mother s Guide to Weaning   Revised
Author: Kathleen Huggins,Linda Ziedrich
Publsiher: Harvard Common Press
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2010-09-17
ISBN: 9781558323520
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Nursing Mother s Guide to Weaning Revised Book Excerpt:

For many women, the most challenging part of nursing is bringing it to an end. Whether you are considering weaning or trying to wean, this book will help you understand the hygienic, nutritional, and emotional concerns that make weaning such an important transition in a child's life. This fully revised guide covers: Weaning a child who is a few weeks, several months, or several years old, Solving nursing difficulties so you can delay weaning if you choose, Introducing bottles, selecting formula, and preparing it safely. Book jacket.

Pick Yourself Up

Pick Yourself Up
Author: Charlotte Greenspan
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2010-09-02
ISBN: 0199779791
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pick Yourself Up Book Excerpt:

In a career that spanned nearly five decades, Dorothy Fields penned the words to more than four hundred songs, among them mega-hits such as "On the Sunny Side of the Street," "I Can't Give You Anything But Love," "The Way You Look Tonight," and "If My Friends Could See Me Now." While Fields's name may be known mainly to connoisseurs, her contributions to our popular culture--indeed, our national consciousness--have been remarkable. In Pick Yourself Up, Charlotte Greenspan offers the most complete, serious treatment of Fields's life and work to date, tracing her rise to prominence in a male-dominated world.

Shirley Chisholm

Shirley Chisholm
Author: Lucia Raatma
Publsiher: Marshall Cavendish
Total Pages: 100
Release: 2011
ISBN: 9780761449539
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shirley Chisholm Book Excerpt:

Presents the biography of Shirley Chisholm against the backdrop of her political, historical, and cultural environment.

Betty Smith

Betty Smith
Author: Valerie Raleigh Yow
Publsiher: Wolfs Pond Press
Total Pages: 430
Release: 2008
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Betty Smith Book Excerpt:

Smith's "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" captured the imagination of readers in 1943. In the first published biography of Smith, the real-life stories behind the heroes in her novel are told.

Joan Blondell

Joan Blondell
Author: Matthew Kennedy
Publsiher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2009-09-28
ISBN: 1626744327
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Joan Blondell Book Excerpt:

Joan Blondell: A Life between Takes is the first major biography of the effervescent, scene-stealing actress (1906-1979) who conquered motion pictures, vaudeville, Broadway, summer stock, television, and radio. Born the child of itinerant vaudevillians, she was on stage by age three. With her casual sex appeal, distinctive cello voice, megawatt smile, luminous saucer eyes, and flawless timing, she came into widespread fame in Warner Bros. musicals and comedies of the 1930s, including Blonde Crazy, Gold Diggers of 1933, and Footlight Parade. Frequent co-star to James Cagney, Clark Gable, Edward G. Robinson, and Humphrey Bogart, friend to Judy Garland, Barbara Stanwyck, and Bette Davis, and wife of Dick Powell and Mike Todd, Joan Blondell was a true Hollywood insider. By the time of her death, she had made nearly 100 films in a career that spanned over fifty years. Privately, she was unerringly loving and generous, while her life was touched by financial, medical, and emotional upheavals. Meticulously researched, expertly weaving the public and private, and featuring numerous interviews with family, friends, and colleagues, Joan Blondell: A Life Between Takes traces the changing face of Twentieth Century American entertainment through the career of this extraordinary actress.

The Sociable City

The Sociable City
Author: Jamin Creed Rowan
Publsiher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2017-07-03
ISBN: 0812249291
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sociable City Book Excerpt:

The Sociable City chronicles how, as the city's physical and social landscapes evolved over the course of the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries, urban intellectuals developed new vocabularies, narratives, and representational forms to explore and advocate for the social configurations made possible by urban living.

A Study Guide for Betty Smith s A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

A Study Guide for Betty Smith s  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Author: Cengage Learning Gale
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 60
Release: 2017-07-25
ISBN: 9781375375443
Category: Study Aids
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Study Guide for Betty Smith s A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Book Excerpt:

A Study Guide for Betty Smith's "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

Teaching Teachers

Teaching Teachers
Author: Joe L. Kincheloe,Alberto Bursztyn,Shirley R. Steinberg
Publsiher: Peter Lang
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9780820449296
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Teaching Teachers Book Excerpt:

The editors and authors of Teaching Teachers: Building a Quality School of Urban Education present a description of and vision for the complicated and often misunderstood field of teacher education. This book describes a critical, complex school of education that promotes disciplined scholarship and diverse reforms of educational knowledge to students and to the educational community. This theme of a rigorous teacher education program is taken up throughout the volume as new understandings of professional education are promoted. This book would be beneficial to students, instructors, and administrators.

When Books Went to War

When Books Went to War
Author: Molly Guptill Manning
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 299
Release: 2014-12-02
ISBN: 0544535170
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

When Books Went to War Book Excerpt:

This New York Times bestselling account of books parachuted to soldiers during WWII is a “cultural history that does much to explain modern America” (USA Today). When America entered World War II in 1941, we faced an enemy that had banned and burned 100 million books. Outraged librarians launched a campaign to send free books to American troops, gathering 20 million hardcover donations. Two years later, the War Department and the publishing industry stepped in with an extraordinary program: 120 million specially printed paperbacks designed for troops to carry in their pockets and rucksacks in every theater of war. These small, lightweight Armed Services Editions were beloved by the troops and are still fondly remembered today. Soldiers read them while waiting to land at Normandy, in hellish trenches in the midst of battles in the Pacific, in field hospitals, and on long bombing flights. This pioneering project not only listed soldiers’ spirits, but also helped rescue The Great Gatsby from obscurity and made Betty Smith, author of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, into a national icon. “A thoroughly engaging, enlightening, and often uplifting account . . . I was enthralled and moved.” — Tim O’Brien, author of The Things They Carried “Whether or not you’re a book lover, you’ll be moved.” — Entertainment Weekly

Bestseller

Bestseller
Author: Robert McParland
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2018-12-15
ISBN: 1538110008
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bestseller Book Excerpt:

This book looks at the bestselling titles since the early 20th century. The author considers how the popular circulation of these books reflected America’s consciousness and tastes at different junctures in the country's history.