The Fool of New York City

The Fool of New York City
Author: Michael O'Brien
Publsiher: Ignatius Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2016-06-14
ISBN: 1681497131
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Fool of New York City Book Excerpt:

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 seventeenth-century Spanish painter Francisco de Goya, hundreds of years old, aging more slowly than the rest of the human race. Billy the giant 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 the search to discover Francisco's true past. The quest leads them on numerous adventures and into the shrouded realm of hidden memories and the mysterious dimensions of the mind. It is a journey into the ironies and the complexities of human character and destiny.

The Tammany Times

The Tammany Times
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1896
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: New York (N.Y.)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Tammany Times Book Excerpt:

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
Author: G. Danielson Carroll
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 260
Release: 1859
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Carroll s New York City Directory to the Hotels of Note Places of Amusement Public Buildings Etc Book Excerpt:

A Reply to A Fool s Errand by One of the Fools

A Reply to  A Fool s Errand  by One of the Fools
Author: William Lawrence Royall
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 172
Release: 1881
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Reconstruction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Dream Baby Dream Suicide A New York City Story

Dream Baby Dream  Suicide  A New York City Story
Author: Kris Needs
Publsiher: Omnibus Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2015-10-12
ISBN: 1783235357
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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

“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.

Nightclub City

Nightclub City
Author: Burton W. Peretti
Publsiher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2011-03-23
ISBN: 0812221575
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nightclub City Book Excerpt:

Illustrated with archival photographs of the clubs and the characters who frequented them, this book is a dark and dazzling study of New York's bygone nightlife.

New York City Subways

New York City Subways
Author: Tom Range
Publsiher: Arcadia Publishing
Total Pages: 132
Release: 2002
ISBN: 9780738510866
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New York City Subways Book Excerpt:

New York City Subways traces the history of mass transportation in Manhattan and New York City's outer boroughs. Public transportation has long been vital to the city, with horse-drawn surface lines established by 1831 and elevated railroad lines constructed during the 1870s and 1880s. The concept of subways, railroads operating underground, originated in London in 1863 and was applied to New York City by 1904. This collection of vintage postcards brings you through the tunnels of the subway, onto the platforms of the long-gone els, and examines New York's renowned terminals, especially Grand Central and Penn Station.

The Gift of the Magi and Other New York City Stories

The Gift of the Magi and Other New York City Stories
Author: O. Henry
Publsiher: e-artnow
Total Pages: 700
Release: 2015-05-21
ISBN: 8026836022
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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

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.

The Red Sox and Philosophy

The Red Sox and Philosophy
Author: Michael Macomber
Publsiher: Open Court Publishing
Total Pages: 383
Release: 2010
ISBN: 0812696778
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Red Sox and Philosophy Book Excerpt:

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.

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
Author: United States. Congress. House. Special Committee on Communist Activities in the United States
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1930
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Communism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

5 v Hearings held in Washington D C New York City and Boston Mass Book Excerpt:

Jesus the Fool

Jesus the Fool
Author: Michael Frost
Publsiher: Baker Books
Total Pages: 214
Release: 2010-05-01
ISBN: 144123280X
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jesus the Fool Book Excerpt:

"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
Author: Edward Abbey
Publsiher: Holt Paperbacks
Total Pages: 528
Release: 1998-08-15
ISBN: 146680629X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Fool s Progress Book Excerpt:

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

The Encyclopedia of New York City

The Encyclopedia of New York City
Author: Kenneth T. Jackson,Lisa Keller,Nancy Flood
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 1582
Release: 2010-12-01
ISBN: 0300114656
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Encyclopedia of New York City Book Excerpt:

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.

Johnny Pye and the Fool Killer

Johnny Pye and the Fool Killer
Author: Stephen Vincent Benét
Publsiher: Read Books Ltd
Total Pages: 42
Release: 2015-04-24
ISBN: 1473374103
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Johnny Pye and the Fool Killer Book Excerpt:

This early work by Stephen Vincent Benét was originally published in 1938 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'Johnny Pye and the Fool Killer' is a novel by this prolific author of prose and poetry. Stephen Vincent Benét was born on 22nd July 1898 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States. Benét was an accomplished writer at an early age, having had his first book published at 17 and submitting his third volume of poetry in lieu of a thesis for his degree. During his time at Yale, he was an influential figure at the 'Yale Lit' literary magazine, and a fellow member of the Elizabethan Club. Benét was also a part-time contributor for the early Time Magazine. Benét's best known works are the book-length narrative poem American Civil War, John Brown's Body (1928), for which he won a Pulitzer Prize in 1929, and two short stories, The Devil and Daniel Webster (1936) and By the Waters of Babylon (1937). Benét won a second Pulitzer Prize posthumously for his unfinished poem Western Star in 1944.

Gotham Baseball

Gotham Baseball
Author: Mark C Healey
Publsiher: Arcadia Publishing
Total Pages: 209
Release: 2021-01-25
ISBN: 1439669562
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gotham Baseball Book Excerpt:

“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

Rachel Pollack s Tarot Wisdom

Rachel Pollack s Tarot Wisdom
Author: Rachel Pollack
Publsiher: Llewellyn Worldwide
Total Pages: 504
Release: 2014-02-08
ISBN: 0738722405
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rachel Pollack s Tarot Wisdom Book Excerpt:

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.

The Fool of New York City

The Fool of New York City
Author: Michael O'Brien
Publsiher: Ignatius Press
Total Pages: 281
Release: 2016
ISBN: 1621640736
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Fool of New York City Book Excerpt:

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.

A Dictionary of American Authors

A Dictionary of American Authors
Author: Oscar Fay Adams
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 602
Release: 2020-04-11
ISBN: 384604816X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Dictionary of American Authors Book Excerpt:

Reprint of the original, first published in 1904.

Observing What Is Not Happening

Observing What Is Not Happening
Author: Nndy Nenty
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 166
Release: 2014-01-27
ISBN: 1491846070
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Observing What Is Not Happening Book Excerpt:

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.

The New Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature

The New Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature
Author: George Watson,Ian R. Willison
Publsiher: CUP Archive
Total Pages: 746
Release: 1972
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The New Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature Book Excerpt:

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.