Brooklyn Book
Score: 3.5
From 154 Ratings

Brooklyn


  • Author : Colm Toibin
  • Publisher : Emblem Editions
  • Release Date : 2010-04-06
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780771085406

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Brooklyn Excerpt :

It is Enniscorthy in the southeast of Ireland in the early 1950s. Eilis Lacey is one among many of her generation who cannot find work at home. Thus when a job is offered in America, it is clear to everyone that she must go. Leaving her family and country, Eilis heads for unfamiliar Brooklyn, and to a crowded boarding house where the landlady’s intense scrutiny and the small jealousies of her fellow residents only deepen her isolation. Slowly, however, the pain of parting is buried beneath the rhythms of her new life — until she begins to realize that she has found a sort of happiness. As she falls in love, news comes from home that forces her back to Enniscorthy, not to the constrictions of her old life, but to new possibilities which conflict deeply with the life she has left behind in Brooklyn. In the quiet character of Eilis Lacey, Colm Tóibín has created one of fiction’s most memorable heroines and in Brooklyn, a luminous novel of devastating power. Tóibín demonstrates once again his astonishing range and that he is a true master of nuanced prose, emotional depth, and narrative virtuosity.

Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor  Frank Einstein series  1  Book
Score: 4
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Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor Frank Einstein series 1


  • Author : Jon Scieszka
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Release Date : 2014-08-19
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9781613126950

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Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor Frank Einstein series 1 Excerpt :

New York Times Bestseller "I never thought science could be funny . . . until I read Frank Einstein. It will have kids laughing." —Jeff Kinney, Diary of a Wimpy Kid "Huge laughs and great science—the kind of smart, funny stuff that makes Jon Scieszka a legend." —Mac Barnett, author of Battle Bunny and The Terrible Two Clever science experiments, funny jokes, and robot hijinks await readers in the first of six books in the New York Times bestselling Frank Einstein chapter book series from the mad scientist team of Jon Scieszka and Brian Biggs. The perfect combination to engage and entertain readers, the series features real science facts with adventure and humor, making these books ideal for STEM education. This first installment examines the science of “matter.” Kid-genius and inventor Frank Einstein loves figuring out how the world works by creating household contraptions that are part science, part imagination, and definitely unusual. In the series opener, an uneventful experiment in his garage-lab, a lightning storm, and a flash of electricity bring Frank’s inventions—the robots Klink and Klank—to life! Not exactly the ideal lab partners, the wisecracking Klink and the overly expressive Klank nonetheless help Frank attempt to perfect his inventions.. . . until Frank’s archnemesis, T. Edison, steals Klink and Klank for his evil doomsday plan! Integrating real science facts with wacky humor, a silly cast of characters, and science fiction, this uniquely engaging series is an irresistible chemical reaction for middle-grade readers. With easy-to-read language and graphic illustrations on almost every page, this chapter book series is a must for reluctant readers. The Frank Einstein series encourages middle-grade readers to question the way things work and to discover how they, too, can experiment with science. In a starred review, Kirkus Reviews raves, “This buoyant, tongue-in-cheek celebration of the impulse to ‘keep asking questions and findin

How Music Grew in Brooklyn Book

How Music Grew in Brooklyn


  • Author : Maurice Edwards
  • Publisher : Scarecrow Press
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 381
  • ISBN 10 : 0810856662

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How Music Grew in Brooklyn Excerpt :

The Brooklyn Philharmonic is one of the most innovative and respected symphony orchestras of modern times. Maurice Edwards provides a personal and comprehensive history of this institution. How Music Grew in Brooklyn includes more than two dozen historical photographs and illustrations and an eighty-page appendix providing detailed listing of the orchestra's programs, including the Marathons.

When Baseball Returned to Brooklyn Book

When Baseball Returned to Brooklyn


  • Author : Ed Shakespeare
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2003-04-29
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 357
  • ISBN 10 : 0786414596

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When Baseball Returned to Brooklyn Excerpt :

Major league baseball has a long, rich history in Brooklyn. From the time Brooklyn started play in 1884 until their move west to Los Angeles following the 1957 season, the Dodgers and their predecessors were the emotional center of the borough's diverse population. But Brooklyn would be without a professional team until June of 2001, when the Cyclones took the field in Coney Island as the Mets' affiliate for the New York-Penn League. This work follows the rookie-level club from its formation through it first season. Brooklyn Dodgers Carl Erskine, Duke Snider, Clem Labine, Johnny Podres, Ralph Branca, Joe Pignatano and Clyde King comment on their own minor league days, and their days in Brooklyn. Also included are interviews of Cyclones players and fans of both teams.

Brooklyn Book

Brooklyn


  • Author : Richard L. Dutton
  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 140
  • ISBN 10 : 0738535311

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Brooklyn Excerpt :

Between 1905 and 1907, Brooklyn's leading newspaper, the Daily Eagle, published a remarkable series of almost five hundred postcards, most with photographs of local scenes. Brooklyn in that era was, as it is today, a place of great variety, with imposing factories, sprawling riverfront sugar refineries, scores of public schools, elaborate mansions, and hundreds of blocks of middle-class brownstone row houses side by side with public wood yards, free-floating baths, the county jail, reformatories, and hospitals. Brooklyn was known as "the borough of churches," and grand religious edifices of all denominations stood on nearly every corner. For recreation, there were social clubs, acres of beautifully landscaped public parks graced by statues of heroes of the past, and the teeming midways and beaches of Coney Island. All of this is captured in Brooklyn: The Brooklyn Daily Eagle Postcards 1905-1907.

Motherless Brooklyn Book
Score: 4
From 46 Ratings

Motherless Brooklyn


  • Author : Jonathan Lethem
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Release Date : 2014-08-07
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780571317899

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Motherless Brooklyn Excerpt :

SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE, MOTHERLESS BROOKLYN IS RELEASED IN CINEMAS NOVEMBER 2019 Lionel Essrog, a.k.a. the Human Freakshow, is a victim of Tourette's syndrome (an uncontrollable urge to shout out nonsense, touch every surface in reach, rearrange objects). Local tough guy Frank Minna hires the adolescent Lionel and three other orphans from St Vincent's Home for Boys and grooms them to become the Minna Men, a fly-by-night detective-agency-cum-limoservice. Then one terrible day Frank is murdered, and Lionel must become a real detective. With crackling dialogue, a dazzling evocation of place, and a plot which mimics Tourette's itself in its freshness and capacity to shock, Motherless Brooklyn is a bravura performance: funny, tense, touching, and extravagant.

Brooklyn By Name Book

Brooklyn By Name


  • Author : Leonard Benardo
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release Date : 2006-07-01
  • Genre: Travel
  • Pages : 209
  • ISBN 10 : 9780814791493

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Visit the blog for the book at www.brooklynbyname.com From Bedford-Stuyvesant to Williamsburg, Brooklyn's historic names are emblems of American culture and history. Uncovering the remarkable stories behind the landmarks, Brooklyn By Name takes readers on a stroll through the streets and places of this thriving metropolis to reveal the borough’s textured past. Listing more than 500 of Brooklyn’s most prominent place names, organized alphabetically by region, and richly illustrated with photographs and current maps the book captures the diverse threads of American history. We learn about the Canarsie Indians, the region's first settlers, whose language survives in daily traffic reports about the Gowanus Expressway. The arrival of the Dutch West India Company in 1620 brought the first wave of European names, from Boswijck (“town in the woods,” later Bushwick) to Bedford-Stuyvesant, after the controversial administrator of the Dutch colony, to numerous places named after prominent Dutch families like the Bergens. The English takeover of the area in 1664 led to the Anglicization of Dutch names, (vlackebos, meaning “wooded plain,” became Flatbush) and the introduction of distinctively English names (Kensington, Brighton Beach). A century later the American Revolution swept away most Tory monikers, replacing them with signers of the Declaration of Independence and international figures who supported the revolution such as Lafayette (France), De Kalb (Germany), and Kosciuszko (Poland). We learn too of the dark corners of Brooklyn“s past, encountering over 70 streets named for prominent slaveholders like Lefferts and Lott but none for its most famous abolitionist, Walt Whitman. From the earliest settlements to recent commemorations such as Malcolm X Boulevard, Brooklyn By Name tells the tales of the poets, philosophers, baseball heroes, diplomats, warriors, and saints who have left their imprint on this polyethnic borough that was once almost disastrously rena

Fodor s Brooklyn Book

Fodor s Brooklyn


  • Author : Fodor's Travel Guides
  • Publisher : Fodor's Travel
  • Release Date : 2018-06-05
  • Genre: Travel
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781640970311

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Fodor s Brooklyn Excerpt :

For a limited time, receive a free Fodor's Guide to Safe and Healthy Travel e-book with the purchase of this guidebook! Go to fodors.com for details. Written by local experts, Fodor's travel guides have been offering advice and professionally vetted recommendations for all tastes and budgets for 80 years. In less than a generation, Brooklyn has transformed itself into a global capital of culture and creativity. It buzzes with energy, excitement, and the inherent tension of coupling reinvention with a dedication to authenticity. Each of Brooklyn’s neighborhoods has its own allure, including the art and culinary scene in Williamsburg, the amazing views from Brooklyn Heights, and the architecture and greenery of Park Slope. It’s is a melting pot of makers and the food scene here is second to none, with locally minded, innovative chefs all over the borough. This travel guide includes: UP-TO-DATE COVERAGE: This new guide goes far beyond the Brooklyn coverage in Fodor's New York City. It includes 30 top neighborhoods and covers Brooklyn landmarks as well as exciting new restaurants, hotels, night spots, attractions, and events. SPECIAL FEATURES: Fodor's Brooklyn highlights the borough's top attractions, experiences, and festivals and events, and the best ways to see the borough in summer, in winter, and with kids. A special section is devoted to our Best Bet recommendations for everything from the best places to eat pizza to top art galleries, alfresco dining and drinking, shops, bars, and performance venues. Notable neighborhood residents are also interviewed. CHIC DESIGN: Illustrations and hand-drawn color maps by noteworthy local Brooklyn illustrator Claudia Pearson showcase the content. INDISPENSABLE TRIP-PLANNING TOOLS: An opening chapter about Brooklyn helps travelers decide what neighborhood to visit with Best Bets lists and features on where to go, what to do with kids, and top things to do in summer and winter. Other chapters focus on top things to do in spec

Is Brooklyn Being Counted  Book

Is Brooklyn Being Counted


  • Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
  • Pages : 50
  • ISBN 10 : UCSD:31822037825072

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The Brooklyn Nobody Knows Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The Brooklyn Nobody Knows


  • Author : William B. Helmreich
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-10-03
  • Genre: Travel
  • Pages : 424
  • ISBN 10 : 9781400883127

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The Brooklyn Nobody Knows Excerpt :

A one-of-a-kind walking guide to Brooklyn, from the man who has walked every block in New York City Bill Helmreich walked every block of New York City—6,000 miles in all—to write the award-winning The New York Nobody Knows. Now he has re-walked Brooklyn—some 816 miles—to write this one-of-a-kind walking guide to the city's hottest borough. Drawing on hundreds of conversations he had with residents during his block-by-block journeys, The Brooklyn Nobody Knows captures the heart and soul of a diverse, booming, and constantly changing borough that defines cool around the world. The guide covers every one of Brooklyn’s forty-four neighborhoods, from Greenpoint to Coney Island, providing a colorful portrait of each section’s most interesting, unusual, and unknown people, places, and things. Along the way you will learn about a Greenpoint park devoted to plants and trees that produce materials used in industry; a hornsmith who practices his craft in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens; a collection of 1,140 stuffed animals hanging from a tree in Bergen Beach; a five-story Brownsville mural that depicts Zionist leader Theodor Herzl—and that was the brainchild of black teenagers; Brooklyn’s most private—yet public—beach in Manhattan Beach; and much, much more. An unforgettably vivid chronicle of today’s Brooklyn, the book can also be enjoyed without ever leaving home—but it’s almost guaranteed to inspire you to get out and explore one of the most fascinating urban areas anywhere. Covers every one of Brooklyn’s 44 neighborhoods, providing a colorful portrait of their most interesting, unusual, and unknown people, places, and things Each neighborhood section features a brief overview and history; a detailed, user-friendly map keyed to the text; and a lively guided walking tour Draws on the author’s 816-mile walk through every Brooklyn neighborhood Includes insights from conversations with hundreds of residents

Race  Class  and Gentrification in Brooklyn Book

Race Class and Gentrification in Brooklyn


  • Author : Jerome Krase
  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Release Date : 2016-05-12
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 188
  • ISBN 10 : 9781498512565

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Race Class and Gentrification in Brooklyn Excerpt :

Krase and DeSena offer a comprehensive view from the street of two iconic Brooklyn neighborhoods, Crown Heights-Prospect-Lefferts Gardens and Greenpoint-Williamsburg. They analyze the neighborhoods' precipitous decline and subsequent spectacular rise.

The Brooklyn Cyclones Book

The Brooklyn Cyclones


  • Author : Ben Osborne
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release Date : 2004-04-01
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780814762318

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The Brooklyn Cyclones Excerpt :

When professional baseball returned to Brooklyn in 2001, fans were jubilant and the media swarmed. After losing the Brooklyn Dodgers to California 44 years ago, Brooklyn baseball fans could once again claim a team of their own: the Cyclones, a Class A affiliate of the New York Mets. The Brooklyn Cyclones: Hardball Dreams and the New Coney Island recounts that first season of the Cyclones. From the construction of the incredible Keyspan Park at Coney Island to their improbable successes on the field, Ben Osborne tells the story of the Cyclones' delicate first year of operation. We see the story up close and personal through the eyes of two very different young men. The first is Anthony Otero, who was raised in a Coney Island housing project and loves baseball, but has never seen a game in person until the Cyclones land in his neighborhood. The second is Brett Kay, a young man from California who has never been to New York, until he becomes the catcher for the Brooklyn Cyclones. From the plans of politicians like Rudy Giuliani and Howard Golden, to the poverty of Coney Island's citizens, The Brooklyn Cyclones reveals the stories behind the headlines to show that the reality of creating a new sports team often involves broken promises and shattered dreams. Osborne includes chapters on the Cyclones' rivalry with the Staten Island Yankees, the Cyclones' chances of capturing the New York-Penn League title, and an epilogue updating Kay's, Otero's, and the Cyclones' progress through the 2003 season. Ultimately, Ben Osborne shows how, for these two young men, the Brooklyn Cyclones created dreams the same way the Brooklyn Dodgers allowed the boys of Flatbush to dream about one day playing in the Big Leagues.

Motherless Brooklyn Book
Score: 4
From 50 Ratings

Motherless Brooklyn


  • Author : Jonathan Lethem
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2011-04-20
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307789129

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Motherless Brooklyn Excerpt :

A complusively readable riff on the classic detective novel from America's most inventive novelist Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award and a New York Times Notable Book "Utterly original and deeply moving." —Esquire Brooklyn's very own self-appointed Human Freakshow, Lionel Essrog is an orphan whose Tourettic impulses drive him to bark, count, and rip apart our language in startling and original ways. Together with three veterans of the St. Vincent's Home for Boys, he works for small-time mobster Frank Minna's limo service cum detective agency. Life without Frank Minna, the charismatic King of Brooklyn, would be unimaginable, so who cares if the tasks he sets them are, well, not exactly legal. But when Frank is fatally stabbed, one of Lionel's colleagues lands in jail, the other two vie for his position, and the victim's widow skips town. Lionel's world is suddenly topsy-turvy, and this outcast who has trouble even conversing attempts to untangle the threads of the case while trying to keep the words straight in his head. Motherless Brooklyn is a brilliantly original, captivating homage to the classic detective novel by one of the most acclaimed writers of his generation.