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Spaldeen Dreams

Spaldeen Dreams

A Boy Comes of Age in 1950's Brooklyn

  • Author: James Pantaleno
  • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • ISBN: 9781717105523
  • Category:
  • Page: 234
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As a kid in Brooklyn, the Spaldeen was a big part of my childhood. My friends and I spent endless hours playing with this little pink ball while dreaming of becoming the next Joe DiMaggio or Ted Williams. Any kid who could hit a Spaldeen "two sewers" was among the first picked when we chose up sides for stickball. I guess those "Spaldeen Dreams" never came true for most of us, but along the way we were creating wonderful memories of growing up in Brooklyn during the 1950's. One in seven Americans can trace their roots back to Brooklyn. And if you asked them, I'd bet not many would choose to trade their childhood on the streets of Brooklyn for any other place in the world.

The Critic in the Modern World

The Critic in the Modern World

Public Criticism from Samuel Johnson to James Wood

  • Author: James Ley
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • ISBN: 1623568277
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 240
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The Critic in the Modern World explores the work of six influential literary critics-Samuel Johnson, William Hazlitt, Matthew Arnold, T.S. Eliot, Lionel Trilling and James Wood-each of whom occupies a distinct historical moment. It considers how these representative critics have constructed their public personae, the kinds of arguments they have used, and their core principles and philosophies. Spanning three hundred years of cultural history, The Critic in the Modern World considers the various ways in which literary critics have positioned themselves in relation to the modern tradition of descriptive criticism. In providing a lucid account of each critic's central principles and philosophies, it considers the role of the literary critic as a public figure, interpreting him as someone who is compelled to address the wider issues of individualism and the social implications of the democratising, secularising, liberalising forces of modernity.

American writers

American writers

a collection of literary biographies. Supplement

  • Author: Leonard Unger
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Literary Criticism
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Ambassadors in Pinstripes

Ambassadors in Pinstripes

The Spalding World Baseball Tour and the Birth of the American Empire

  • Author: Thomas W. Zeiler
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 9780742551695
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 217
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The Duncan Campbell Scott Symposium

The Duncan Campbell Scott Symposium

  • Author: K. P. Stich
  • Publisher: University of Ottawa Press
  • ISBN: 0776617095
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 158
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Magnificent dreams

Magnificent dreams

Burne-Jones and the late Victorians

  • Author: Frances Spalding
  • Publisher: Dutton Adult
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 80
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Transpacific Field of Dreams

Transpacific Field of Dreams

How Baseball Linked the United States and Japan in Peace and War

  • Author: Sayuri Guthrie-Shimizu
  • Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
  • ISBN: 0807835625
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 314
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Baseball has joined America and Japan, even in times of strife, for over 150 years. After the "opening" of Japan by Commodore Perry, Sayuri Guthrie-Shimizu explains, baseball was introduced there by American employees of the Japanese government tasked wit

Garden in the grasslands

Garden in the grasslands

boomer literature of the central Great Plains

  • Author: David M. Emmons
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 220
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Material Dreams

Material Dreams

Southern California through the 1920s

  • Author: Kevin Starr
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199923272
  • Category: History
  • Page: 496
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Kevin Starr is the foremost chronicler of the California dream and indeed one of the finest narrative historians writing today on any subject. The first two installments of his monumental cultural history, "Americans and the California Dream," have been hailed as "mature, well-proportioned and marvelously diverse (and diverting)" (The New York Times Book Review) and "rich in details and alive with interesting, and sometimes incredible people" (Los Angeles Times). Now, in Material Dreams, Starr turns to one of the most vibrant decades in the Golden State's history, the 1920s, when some two million Americans migrated to California, the vast majority settling in or around Los Angeles. In a lively and eminently readable narrative, Starr reveals how Los Angeles arose almost defiantly on a site lacking many of the advantages required for urban development, creating itself out of sheer will, the Great Gatsby of American cities. He describes how William Ellsworth Smyth, the Peter the Hermit of the Irrigation Crusade, the self-educated, Irish engineer William Mulholland (who built the main aquaducts to Los Angeles), and George Chaffey (who diverted the Colorado River, transforming desert into the lush Imperial Valley) brought life-supporting water to the arid South. He examines the discovery of oil, the boosters and land developers, the evangelists (such as Bob Shuler, the Methodist Savanarola of Los Angeles, and Aimee Semple McPherson), and countless other colorful figures of the period. There are also fascinating sections on the city's architecture the impact of the automobile on city planning, the Hollywood film community, the L.A. literati, and much more. By the end of the decade, Los Angeles had tripled in population and become the fifth largest city in the nation. In Material Dreams, Starr captures this explosive growth in a narrative tour de force that combines wide-ranging scholarship with captivating prose.

Shattered Dreams

Shattered Dreams

  • Author: Annika Spalding
  • Publisher: CreateSpace
  • ISBN: 9781494324407
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  • Page: 336
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'Shattered Dreams' is a compelling novel about a woman who has fled an abusive relationship. Returning to Birmingham, she is unprepared but ready to face up to the harsh truths of the past and the people she left behind. Determined to move forward with her life and forget about the past, Kimberly begins to rebuild her relationships with her family and friends, but is unwilling to acknowledge the signs that her husband has found her and she may be at risk.