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The Broons

Author : Rob Drummond
ISBN : 9781350028043
Genre : Drama
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Pit the kettle oan mither, this is braw news! Scotland's most famous family, The Broons, are brought to life in this new stage adaptation by award-winning playwright Rob Dummond. Beloved of readers since their first appearance in the Sunday Post in 1936, The Broons are a family of infamous characters including Granpaw, Paw and Maw Broon, Hen and Joe, Daphne, Maggie, Horace, the Twins and the Bairn. Living in each other's pockets in 10 Glebe Street, today they're getting together for a commemorative photograph. But change is afoot at 10 Glebe Street when Maggie announces she's getting married, Hen and Daphne are heading out on dates, Joe is off to London and Horace is off to Mars. With Paw trying to save his pennies for the wedding and Grandpaw out to settle old scores, what will Maw do to keep her family together? Filled with laughs, love and comic-strip visuals, all set to a Scottish soundtrack, The Broons is a fast-paced, fun and fantastic adaptation of a much-loved institution. It was first performed at Perth Concert Hall in September 2016 as part of a Scotland-wide tour.

Ladies And Gentlemen The Bronx Is Burning

Author : Jonathan Mahler
ISBN : 9781429931038
Genre : History
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A passionate and dramatic account of a year in the life of a city, when baseball and crime reigned supreme, and when several remarkable figures emerged to steer New York clear of one of its most harrowing periods. By early 1977, the metropolis was in the grip of hysteria caused by a murderer dubbed "Son of Sam." And on a sweltering night in July, a citywide power outage touched off an orgy of looting and arson that led to the largest mass arrest in New York's history. As the turbulent year wore on, the city became absorbed in two epic battles: the fight between Yankee slugger Reggie Jackson and team manager Billy Martin, and the battle between Ed Koch and Mario Cuomo for the city's mayoralty. Buried beneath these parallel conflicts—one for the soul of baseball, the other for the soul of the city—was the subtext of race. The brash and confident Jackson took every black myth and threw it back in white America's face. Meanwhile, Koch and Cuomo ran bitterly negative campaigns that played upon urbanites' fears of soaring crime and falling municipal budgets. These braided stories tell the history of a year that saw the opening of Studio 54, the evolution of punk rock, and the dawning of modern SoHo. As the pragmatist Koch defeated the visionary Cuomo and as Reggie Jackson finally rescued a team racked with dissension,1977 became a year of survival but also of hope. Ladies and Gentlemen, the Bronx Is Burning is a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, and the basis of the 2007 ESPN miniseries, starring John Turturro as Billy Martin, Oliver Platt as George Steinbrenner, and Daniel Sunjata as Reggie Jackson.

The Bronx Street Kid

Author : Richard Kane
ISBN : 1468524690
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This book is about my journey from brokenness to wholeness as a child. I survived physical and sexual abuse. As I got older I found comfort in the bottle. I became a drunk I made the rounds of the hospitals, detox, and the jails. I rode with motorcycle gangs. I hit bottom when I thought about suicide. I have gotten better in 12 step recovery meetings. I allowed God and the 12 steps to change me into a sober, loving, and gentle person. I hope my book will help others.

Yankee Miracles Life With The Boss And The Bronx Bombers

Author : Ray Negron
ISBN : 9780871403551
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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“You don’t have to be a Yankees fan to love Yankee Miracles.”—Yogi Berra If it was not all so true, you’d think it was a fairy tale. A seventeen-year-old from Queens spray paints graffiti on Yankee Stadium and gets nabbed by George Steinbrenner himself. Contrary to his gruff public image, the Boss—driven by a compassionate inner voice—reclaims the teen at a time when the Bronx is literally burning. Thus begins the unlikeliest of baseball stories, one in which Ray Negron is transformed from street kid to batboy and beyond. Befriending many of major league baseball’s greatest stars—Billy Martin, Reggie Jackson, Munson, Mantle, Catfish, A-Rod, Jeter, even Mrs. Lou Gehrig—Negron ultimately emerges as a dynamic community leader, dedicating his own life to helping the sick and rescuing generations of city kids from unfulfilled lives. Yankee Miracles is a book about the power of baseball to transform lives, about all those miracles on 161st Street we never knew were there.

Time Out New York

Author : Editors of Time Out
ISBN : 9781846703195
Genre : Travel
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Now in its 20th edition, Time Out New York provides the inside track on the Big Apple in an exhaustive guide with illuminating features and hundreds of independent unbiased venue reviews covering everything from iconic skyscrapers to buzzing neighborhoods. The guide offers an exhaustive overview of everything the city has to offer in terms of tourist attractions, eating and drinking, shopping, clubs and the sights — everything from pizza and bagels to shopping green. Comprehensive coverage of the city's incomparable arts and culture scene makes this an invaluable sourcebook for tourists and natives alike. An extensive month-by-month calendar of events is included. Escapes and excursions within relatively easy reach for day or overnight trips are also included.

Out On A Limb And Still Standing

Author : April Mial
ISBN : 9781469119120
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Relive the emotional journey towards the production of Fall From Grace through the eyes of April Mial. This book is her testimony and spiritual journey of accomplishing her dreams, with the desire of positively touching more lives in the future. Although this book is not a how-to book of doing film production, it is an emotional journey of how her lifes experiences and learning from those experiences, allowed her to continually believe in God to make her dreams come true. Finish this book of inspiration with a feeling that you can do anything you want V having the right mindset and staying focused. As the old saying goes, Faith without works is dead. This book will show you that in order for faith to support your Purpose, you must follow your dreams and put forth the work. Thus, the motto for Lilac Films, a faith-based production company, is Do dream. Have faith. Do work. Fulfill Purpose. God allows each and every one to have a dream. A dream is a desire that makes us happy. After realizing our dream, we must incorporate faith that it will come into fruition. Only until we put forth the work into that dream, will we fulfill our purpose.

The Bronx Bully

Author : Carole Blume-D'Ausilio
ISBN : 9781477170540
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Wendy Farrow lives in a part of New York City called the Bronx. Shes in the fourth grade and always loved school until last week. Thats when Travis Brown, the class bully, threatened to beat her up after school. Now she cant think about anything else. Will she ever be happy again? This story will keep you hanging on the edge of your seat. Be sure to read to the end to see what happens to Wendy! Youll also learn an important lesson about bullying, so spread the word. The Bronx Bully is one book you dont want to miss!

The Indian Wants The Bronx

Author : Israel Horovitz
ISBN : 0822205688
Genre : Drama
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THE STORY: An East Indian gets lost on his first day in New York as two teenage punks find him waiting at a lonely bus stop. He cannot understand English, and the boys have some fun with him-at least it starts out as fun. But little by little, as the minutes go by and the bus doesn't come, they get bored; then annoyed; then vicious. It is the very pointlessness of their brutality that makes the play-with its awful final image of the Indian jabbering into a dead phone-so disturbing. We are convinced that this is exactly what would happen at this particular bus stop on this particular night; we see, again, that violence in the big city is as much a child of ennui as of anger. And, as the nightmare spell of the play takes hold, and the boys torture their victim with increasing relish, we are brought to a shocking awareness of how thin the veneer of civilization can be-of how close beneath the surface of all men lurks the primitive impulse to hurt and humiliate those whose very helplessness and inability to communicate can only frustrate and enrage.

Rockin The Bronx

Author : Larry Kirwan
ISBN : 9780988788008
Genre : Fiction
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In this big, passionate novel the Bronx is burning in 1980-82. John Lennon is being stalked, Bobby Sands is dying, the Reagan Revolution has begun and AIDS is about to be identified. But life goes on in the immigrant bars of Bainbridge Avenue as Sean arrives from Ireland searching for his girlfriend, Mary. He finds a lot more than he's looking for, including Danny McCorley, a hard-hitting, book-loving, construction worker with a shadowy past in the Irish Republican movement and a secret... In Rocking the Bronx Larry Kirwan delivers a brilliant mash up of a novel that is part coming of age tale, part portrait of the artist as a young man, and part immigrant saga. His portrayal of young Irish loose on the hard streets of the Bronx in the 1980's is powerful and evocative and his characters, whether they are experiencing elation or desolation in a strange land, are deftly drawn. This novel serves as an elegy for a lost time and place - the vibrant and chaotic New York City that thrived in the shadows of the Age of Reagan. It is the kind of book that will stay with you long after you put it down. Thomas Kelly (Empire Rising) With language that is electric and at times even startling, Larry Kirwan deftly tells an authentic New York story: about the Bronx of the early 1980s; about the lost children of Ireland; about sex and drugs and the healing gift of rock and roll; about our ache for connection. Not a single word is false; he has the gift. Dan Barry (City Lights: Stories About New York) This is a Bronx tale full of raucous life and unvarnished reality. It captures a time when the Bronx had become a synonym for urban decay and conflict, and a new generation of Irish immigrants struggled to get a toehold on America. There are no ethnic niceties in these pages, no phony-baloney version of multicultural harmony. This is the urban American of the 80s in all its raw squalor and splendor. Every page sparkles with memorable characters and lyrical accuracy. Peter Quinn (Banished Children of Eve) "A tale of the tunes, the beats, the rhythms and the blues of two closely-related islands, Ireland and Manhattan, connected by an Atlantic of bittersweet stories. This is a sixteen-wheeler, power-chord boogie of a book, which will delight all Black 47 fans and many more besides." Joseph O’Connor (Star of the Sea) "Rockin' the Bronx has a headlong momentum and street-level immediacy, teeming with drama, romance, and politics." -- Philadelphia Inquirer A tremendous rock n roll saga ... The prolific Kirwan offers writing about the transformative and curative powers of music and performance that is brilliant on its own, but his lovingly rendered portrait of American and Irish social and political realties in the 1980s is both brutal and magical. --Library Journal

Godzilla Takes The Bronx

Author : Jerry Beach
ISBN : 1589791134
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Describes the baseball career of the Japanese all-star who signed with the New York Yankees in 2003.

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