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Lost Boys of the Bronx

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ISBN 13 : 1452020566
Pages : 222 pages
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Download Lost Boys of the Bronx PDF Format Full Free by James Hannon and published by AuthorHouse. This book was released on 2010-08-10 with total page 222 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Richard Price, Academy Award nominated screenwriter and mainstream author of The Wanderers says, "I read through [Lost Boys of the Bronx] in one sitting - It was GREAT!" Straight from the streets of the mid-1960s Bronx comes a book about one of the borough's most feared gangs - The Ducky Boys. While their unusual name alone might contradict their reputation, in the Norwood/Bainbridge section of the Bronx their appearances provoked an ominous dread. So much so, that when Richard Price needed inspiration for a terrifying gang in his novel (and later movie) The Wanderers, he knew exactly which gang to choose. Lost Boys of the Bronx tells the story of the Ducky Boys in their own words. It is a story of how a few pre-teen kids in the Botanical Gardens turned into a gang of hundreds - and a gang so alarming that rumors of their arrival would shut down local schools. This is also a study of the mostly Irish Bronx neighborhood in which the Ducky Boys were born, and where so many of the Ducky kids got caught up in the tumultuous times of the '60s where their fierce loyalty was the only thing that got them through. This is not your typical gang book. It neither praises nor demonizes the gang for the things they did, but rather simply reports what happened - warts and all. You'll see the truth behind the Ducky Boys' gang - their lives, their loves, their pranks and crimes, and so much more. To borrow from a particular product's slogan - with a name like the Ducky Boys, you knew they HAD to be tough.


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The Rail

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Publisher : Veronica Lane Books
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ISBN 13 : 1625177690
Pages : 396 pages
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Download The Rail PDF Format Full Free by Tommy Donovan and published by Veronica Lane Books. This book was released on 2016-04-01 with total page 396 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is a coming-of-age memoir depicting the struggles of the son of an Irish immigrant growing up in an all-Jewish neighborhood in the Bronx during the 1950s-1960s. At home he must wrestle with family dysfunction, while in the streets he must navigate a world where Jewish holidays set the tempo of life, where Yiddish is spoken, and where being goyim confers an outsider status. The young man’s life eventually hangs in the balance. He must decide whether to succumb to the pulls of addiction or use the formerly rejected lessons he learned growing up in this Jewish neighborhood to break free and leave the Bronx for good. The Rail: What was Really Doin’ in the 60’s Bronx takes you into one boy’s life and into the Sixties as never before.


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Anatomy of a Cosplayer

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ISBN 13 : 1546247114
Pages : 412 pages
Rating : 4.1/5 (247 downloads)

Download Anatomy of a Cosplayer PDF Format Full Free by James Hannon and published by AuthorHouse. This book was released on 2018-06-30 with total page 412 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: COSPLAY - Its a word that invokes a multitude of reactions and explanations. From comic conventions, to charity events, to movie premieres and parades, there are people donning the costumes and personas of every character from comics, video games, pop culture, and even internet memes. And behind the masks and tights of this costumed community are everyday people - doctors, lawyers, police officers, firefighters, soldiers, and a lot of computer professionals of all ages, genders and races. Author James Hannon introduces you to a cross-section of costumers, and takes you behind-the-scenes of cosplay life over the last decade. From the small niche of early Star Trek and Star Wars costumers to the modern cosplayer community, meet the people who have been there along the way. ANATOMY OF A COSPLAYER has everything you ever wanted to know about cosplaying, but didnt know (or were too afraid) to ask. Learn about the costumers - the how and why they got into this hobby. Read about some of the larger costumed organizations, and their impact on the community and fandoms worldwide. Join others on their individual cosplay adventures and learn how they deal with the changing environment, costuming skill development, and what it really takes to survive a convention. Hear from over 70 cosplayers as they honestly tell of their experiences, good and bad, within this silly, yet rewarding thing we call COSPLAY


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Download Hawk PDF Format Full Free by Savannah Rylan and published by Pink Empire Publishing. This book was released on 2022-01-26 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: She was supposed to be mine forever. But the night our father's were killed, Sydney decided this life wasn't for her. So she ran. She left me, and our club behind. I never expected to see her on my doorstep six years later. With our child. She looks different, but she's still as beautiful as ever. Those hips, her sultry smile, I can't get over her. But she didn't leave the life, and she's got a DEA agent on her tail. I have to keep her safe, and my daughter too. I'll do anything to protect them. Even if I have to lie to my club about her.


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The Lost Boys of Montauk

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Publisher : Simon and Schuster
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ISBN 13 : 1982103248
Pages : 336 pages
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The Lost Children of Wilder

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Publisher : Vintage
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ISBN 13 : 0307787745
Pages : 496 pages
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Download The Lost Children of Wilder PDF Format Full Free by Nina Bernstein and published by Vintage. This book was released on 2011-03-23 with total page 496 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In 1973 Marcia Lowry, a young civil liberties attorney, filed a controversial class-action suit that would come to be known as Wilder, which challenged New York City’s operation of its foster-care system. Lowry’s contention was that the system failed the children it was meant to help because it placed them according to creed and convenience, not according to need. The plaintiff was thirteen-year-old Shirley Wilder, an abused runaway whose childhood had been shaped by the system’s inequities. Within a year Shirley would give birth to a son and relinquish him to the same failing system. Seventeen years later, with Wilder still controversial and still in court, Nina Bernstein tried to find out what had happened to Shirley and her baby. She was told by child-welfare officials that Shirley had disappeared and that her son was one of thousands of anonymous children whose circumstances are concealed by the veil of confidentiality that hides foster care from public scrutiny. But Bernstein persevered. The Lost Children of Wilder gives us, in galvanizing and compulsively readable detail, the full history of a case that reveals the racial, religious, and political fault lines in our child-welfare system, and lays bare the fundamental contradiction at the heart of our well-intended efforts to sever the destiny of needy children from the fate of their parents. Bernstein takes us behind the scenes of far-reaching legal and legislative battles, at the same time as she traces, in heartbreaking counterpoint, the consequences as they are played out in the life of Shirley’s son, Lamont. His terrifying journey through the system has produced a man with deep emotional wounds, a stifled yearning for family, and a son growing up in the system’s shadow. In recounting the failure of the promise of benevolence, The Lost Children of Wilder makes clear how welfare reform can also damage its intended beneficiaries. A landmark achievement of investigative reporting and a tour de force of social observation, this book will haunt every reader who cares about the needs of children.


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Wendy and the Lost Boys

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Publisher : Penguin
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ISBN 13 : 110151776X
Pages : 480 pages
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Download Wendy and the Lost Boys PDF Format Full Free by Julie Salamon and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2011-08-18 with total page 480 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The authorized biography of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Wendy Wasserstein. In Wendy and the Lost Boys bestselling author Julie Salamon explores the life of playwright Wendy Wasserstein's most expertly crafted character: herself. The first woman playwright to win a Tony Award, Wendy Wasserstein was a Broadway titan. But with her high- pitched giggle and unkempt curls, she projected an image of warmth and familiarity. Everyone knew Wendy Wasserstein. Or thought they did. Born on October 18, 1950, in Brooklyn, New York, to Polish Jewish immigrant parents, Wendy was the youngest of Lola and Morris Wasserstein's five children. Lola had big dreams for her children. They didn't disappoint: Sandra, Wendy's glamorous sister, became a high- ranking corporate executive at a time when Fortune 500 companies were an impenetrable boys club. Their brother Bruce became a billionaire superstar of the investment banking world. Yet behind the family's remarkable success was a fiercely guarded world of private tragedies. Wendy perfected the family art of secrecy while cultivating a densely populated inner circle. Her friends included theater elite such as playwright Christopher Durang, Lincoln Center Artistic Director André Bishop, former New York Times theater critic Frank Rich, and countless others. And still almost no one knew that Wendy was pregnant when, at age forty-eight, she was rushed to Mount Sinai Hospital to deliver Lucy Jane three months premature. The paternity of her daughter remains a mystery. At the time of Wendy's tragically early death less than six years later, very few were aware that she was gravely ill. The cherished confidante to so many, Wendy privately endured her greatest heartbreaks alone. In Wendy and the Lost Boys, Salamon assembles the fractured pieces, revealing Wendy in full. Though she lived an uncommon life, she spoke to a generation of women during an era of vast change. Revisiting Wendy's works-The Heidi Chronicles and others-we see Wendy in the free space of the theater, where her many selves all found voice. Here Wendy spoke in the most intimate of terms about everything that matters most: family and love, dreams and devastation. And that is the Wendy of Neverland, the Wendy who will never grow old.


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Our Path Leads to Readers

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Publisher : PTP Book Division
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ISBN 13 : 1545755396
Pages : 156 pages
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Download Our Path Leads to Readers PDF Format Full Free by Steven G. Farrell and published by PTP Book Division. This book was released on 2022-07-06 with total page 156 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Professor Steven G. Farrell has published more writings with The Path, A Literary Magazine since the first volume appeared in 2010 than any other author. “Stories Told on The Path” are his very best pieces culled from the magazine's archives. The professor has carefully selected twenty-two of his best writings published by The Path, including one poem, thirteen short stories, five essays, one interview and four book reviews.


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Pages : 112 pages
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Download New York Magazine PDF Format Full Free by and published by . This book was released on 1987-08-17 with total page 112 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.


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Classic Movie Fight Scenes

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Publisher : McFarland
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ISBN 13 : 1476669430
Pages : 344 pages
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Download Classic Movie Fight Scenes PDF Format Full Free by Gene Freese and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2017-10-05 with total page 344 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Both brawls and elaborate martial arts have kept movie audiences on the edges of their seats since cinema began. But the filming of fight scenes has changed significantly through the years--mainly for the safety of the combatants--from improvised scuffles in the Silent Era to exquisitely choreographed and edited sequences involving actors, stuntmen and technical experts. Camera angles prevented many a broken nose. Examining more than 300 films--from The Spoilers (1914) to Road House (1989)--the author provides behind-the-scenes details on memorable melees starring such iconic tough-guys as John Wayne, Randolph Scott, Robert Mitchum, Lee Marvin, Charles Bronson, Clint Eastwood, Bruce Lee, Chuck Norris and Jackie Chan.


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Soul Sacrifice

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ISBN 13 : 1463426771
Pages : 199 pages
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Download Soul Sacrifice PDF Format Full Free by Ruby S. Garnett and published by AuthorHouse. This book was released on 2011-11-18 with total page 199 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A shockingly true account of a woman living part of her teenage years and young adulthood as a Muslim wife and eventually became part of a 'Harem' inside of one of the most influential underground cults in the United States. Assuming the pen name of Ruby Garnett at the request of her family, the author recounts the circumstances that led her to eventually be enticed by the religious extremist dogma of one of the most charismatic, influential underground cult leaders Black America has seen since since the likes of Father Divine... Garnett has a candidly-intimate conversation with the reader about her state of mind from beginning to end. She wrote "Soul Sacrifice" for the children that came forward to let someone know about the sexual abuse they suffered at the hands of Nuwabian cult leader Malachi York. Despite the threats, harrassment and lack of support (from some of their own brainwashed parents), these brave survivors of abuse are the reason this story needs to be heard...


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Resister

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Publisher : Cornell University Press
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ISBN 13 : 0801470412
Pages : 384 pages
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Download Resister PDF Format Full Free by Bruce Dancis and published by Cornell University Press. This book was released on 2014-02-25 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Bruce Dancis arrived at Cornell University in 1965 as a youth who was no stranger to political action. He grew up in a radical household and took part in the 1963 March on Washington as a fifteen-year-old. He became the first student at Cornell to defy the draft by tearing up his draft card and soon became a leader of the draft resistance movement. He also turned down a student deferment and refused induction into the armed services. He was the principal organizer of the first mass draft card burning during the Vietnam War, an activist in the Resistance (a nationwide organization against the draft), and a cofounder and president of the Cornell chapter of Students for a Democratic Society. Dancis spent nineteen months in federal prison in Ashland, Kentucky, for his actions against the draft. In Resister, Dancis not only gives readers an insider's account of the antiwar and student protest movements of the sixties but also provides a rare look at the prison experiences of Vietnam-era draft resisters. Intertwining memory, reflection, and history, Dancis offers an engaging firsthand account of some of the era’s most iconic events, including the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, the Abbie Hoffman-led "hippie invasion" of the New York Stock Exchange, the antiwar confrontation at the Pentagon in 1967, and the dangerous controversy that erupted at Cornell in 1969 involving African American students, their SDS allies, and the administration and faculty. Along the way, Dancis also explores the relationship between the topical folk and rock music of the era and the political and cultural rebels who sought to change American society.


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Highways of the Mind

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Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
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ISBN 13 : 0812291794
Pages : 248 pages
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Download Highways of the Mind PDF Format Full Free by Helen J. Burgess and published by University of Pennsylvania Press. This book was released on 2014-10-31 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Stories of the open road have a powerful sway over our imagination, particularly in America, where the vast web of interstate highways transformed the national identity as well as the national landscape. Sometimes seen as the harbinger of a golden future, other times as the conduit of a dehumanized dystopia, the highway reflects some of our most potent fantasies as well as our deepest anxieties about modernity, ecology, commerce, and individuality. In a work rich in embedded multimedia, Helen J. Burgess and Jeanne Hamming look at cultural and media representations of the highway in planning documents, industrial films, corporate ephemera, and science fiction narratives to explore how these stories of the road have reconfigured how we think about ourselves and our world. Highways of the Mind, available only on the Apple iBookstore site in iBook format, shows how the stories we tell about the highway—whether in the service of national pride, corporate advertising, urban planning, or apocalyptic warnings—determine how we imagine, or fail to imagine, the possibilities for human action in built environments.


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Voice with No Echo

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ISBN 13 : 1496715551
Pages : 352 pages
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Download Voice with No Echo PDF Format Full Free by Suzanne Chazin and published by Kensington Books. This book was released on 2020-03-31 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A long-buried family secret and a chance encounter with an estranged sibling force police detective Jimmy Vega to confront his deepest fears in this gripping new mystery by award-winning author Suzanne Chazin . . . It's spring in Lake Holly, New York, a time of hope and renewal. But not for immigrants in this picturesque upstate town. Raids and deportations are on the rise, spurring fear throughout the community. Tensions reach the boiling point when the district attorney’s beautiful young bride is found hanging in her flooded basement, an apparent victim of suicide. But is she, wonders Vega? If so, where is her undocumented immigrant maid? Is she a missing witness, afraid to come forward? Or an accessory to murder? Vega gets more help than he bargained for when Immigration and Customs Enforcement sends an investigator to help find—and likely deport—the maid. It’s Vega’s half-sister Michelle, the child who caused his father to leave his mother. Now an ICE agent, Michelle tangles with Vega and his girlfriend, immigrant activist Adele Figueroa. The law is the law, Michelle reminds Vega. And yet, his heart tells him he needs to dig deeper, not just into the case but into his past, to a childhood terror only Michelle can unlock. While Vega searches for the demon from his youth, he discovers one uncomfortably close by, erecting a scheme of monstrous proportions. It’s a race against the clock with lives on the line. And a choice Vega never thought he’d have to make: Obey the law. Or obey his conscience. There’s no margin for error . . .


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Being Red: A Memoir

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 13 : 1317476069
Pages : 370 pages
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Download Being Red: A Memoir PDF Format Full Free by Howard Fast and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2015-06-01 with total page 370 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This edition brings the story of 20th-century Southern politics up to the present day and the virtual triumph of Southern Republicanism. It considers the changes in party politics, leadership, civil rights and black participation in Southern politics.