21: Everyday Was New Year's Eve; The Memoirs of a New York Saloonkeeper

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The story of New York's '21' Club is the story of American glamour in the twentieth century. In his star-studded memoir, saloonkeeper Peter Kriendler—younger brother of Jack Kriendler, cofounder of '21'—paints a spellbinding portrait of the club through its early years, its birth as a Greenwich Village speakeasy, its move to midtown during Prohibition, the tough days of the Great Depression, the dazzling Camelot nights, and the swinging go-go years as it became America's most legendary restaurant and a second ...
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Overview

The story of New York's '21' Club is the story of American glamour in the twentieth century. In his star-studded memoir, saloonkeeper Peter Kriendler—younger brother of Jack Kriendler, cofounder of '21'—paints a spellbinding portrait of the club through its early years, its birth as a Greenwich Village speakeasy, its move to midtown during Prohibition, the tough days of the Great Depression, the dazzling Camelot nights, and the swinging go-go years as it became America's most legendary restaurant and a second home to the most powerful people in business, politics, and entertainment.
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David Murray
...[A] graceful and affectionate memoir of the fabulous decades of what was one of America's most elegant restaurants and saloons. His chronicle instructs us in what makes a success of such an establishment....Kriendler tops this meaty entree with a sauce of anecdote about the doings of the good, the bad, the ugly...
The New York Times Book Review
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780878332298
  • Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/28/1999
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 1,202,565
  • Product dimensions: 6.62 (w) x 9.46 (h) x 0.99 (d)

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