Big Town Biography

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This book is the follow-up volume to the award-winning, critically acclaimed Daily News series, Big Town Big Time, which was published last year. While Big Town Big Time focused on the events of the past 100 years that have made New York famous, Big Town Biography features the people - some famous, some infamous, and some obscure - who have made New York the greatest city of the century. The book will include features on politicians, entertainers, sports heroes, business leaders, criminals and crime stoppers, ...
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This book is the follow-up volume to the award-winning, critically acclaimed Daily News series, Big Town Big Time, which was published last year. While Big Town Big Time focused on the events of the past 100 years that have made New York famous, Big Town Biography features the people - some famous, some infamous, and some obscure - who have made New York the greatest city of the century. The book will include features on politicians, entertainers, sports heroes, business leaders, criminals and crime stoppers, philanthropists, high society personalities, and the everyday New Yorker whose life contributes to the fabric of the world's greatest city.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781582612386
  • Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC
  • Publication date: 12/28/2000
  • Series: Daily News Series
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 9.79 (w) x 13.30 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Vivian Gordon: Moth to the Flame 11
2 Johnny Broderick: True Detective 12
3 Arnold Rothstein: The Big Gray Rat 13
4 Texas Guinan: Heart of Gold 14
5 Gene Tunney: Breaks of the Game 15
6 Henry Clay Frick: American Sepulchral 16
7 The Dead End Kids: East Side Story 17
8 Kip and Alice Rhinelander: Social Error 18
9 Anna Lonergan: Silence of the Rose 19
10 Anthony Comstock: Burning the Witch 20
11 Dr. Frederick Cook: The Grail at the Top of the World 21
12 John Purroy Mitchel: The Boy Mayor 22
13 John Purroy Mitchel: The War Mayor 23
14 A. Philip Randolph: Hammer and Tongs 24
15 John D. Rockefeller Jr.: God's Gold 25
16 Molly Goldberg: Come Will and Come May 26
17 Nathan Handwerker: Good Dog 27
18 Father Divine: Peace in the Valley 28
19 Major Bowes: Around and Around 29
20 Jacob Ruppert: The Old Ball Game 30
21 Jafsie: Half-Dream 31
22 Mamma Leone: Un Piccolo Posticino 32
23 Hetty Green: Penny Saved, Penny Earned 33
24 Bat Masterson: Guns Off 34
25 Charles Chapin: The Good Earth 35
26 Monk Eastman: Our Lost Pal 36
27 Kid Dropper: Rites of Passage 37
28 Nikola Tesla: Stormbringer 38
29 Robert Elliott: Good with Electricity 39
30 Arthur Schomburg: The Frontiersman 40
31 John Hammond: White Cat 41
32 Nathan Straus: Safe as Milk 42
33 Rodman Wanamaker: Dreamland 43
34 Clifford Holland: The Digger 44
35 Mock Duck: Red Flags 45
36 Mock Duck: Blood of the Flower 46
37 Mock Duck: Blood of the Rooster 47
38 Shipwreck Kelly: The Guy in the Sky 48
39 Alice Diamond: Not the Kind to Bear a Grudge 49
40 Zelda Fitzgerald: Awfully Happy 50
41 Al Jolson: Faint Lavender 51
42 Big Tim Sullivan: Damned Fine Irishman 52
43 R.F. Outcault: Polychromous Effulgence 53
44 Harry Reichenbach: Packing the House 54
45 George and Ira Gershwin: Out to Write Hits 55
46 Alain Locke: Forward on a Star 56
47 Frankie Manning: At the Hop 57
48 Charles Atlas: Clean Work 58
49 George V. Denny Jr.: Yes and No 59
50 Edwin Franko Goldman: On the Mall 60
51 Toscanini: Miracle of the Canaries 61
52 John Reed: The Free of Washington Square 62
53 Sidney Hillman: Constructive Cooperation 63
54 Father Duffy: God and Country 64
55 Smoky Joe Martin: Last of the Breed 65
56 Conde Nast: Golden Needles 66
57 Conde Nast: Golden Needles (Part two of two) 67
58 Phil Payne: Cute Newspaper Stuff 68
59 Phil Payne: Cute Newspaper Stuff (Part two of two) 69
60 Frances Grayson: Still Small Voice 70
61 Frances Grayson: Still Small Voice (Part two of two) 71
62 George Palmer Putnam: Inventing Amelia 72
63 Floyd Bennett: The Isles Beyond the Ice 73
64 Helen Walsh: Called by Angels 74
65 Bernarr Macfadden: Out Goes the Bad Air 75
66 Big Bill Dwyer: The Sporting Life 76
67 Stanley Weyman: Not Wholly Symmetrical 77
68 Richard Whitney: Not Good Enough 78
69 Dixie Davis: Nice Boy 79
70 Johnny Roventini: Smoke and Mirrors 80
71 Dick Merrill: Over the Trees 81
72 Gerald MacGuire: Conspiracy Theory 82
73 Juan Trippe: Chosen Instrument 83
74 Brigid And Willie Hitler: The In-Laws 84
75 Gen. Robert Danford: Under Arms, Sort Of 85
76 John Roy Carlson: The Joiner 86
77 Meyer Levin: The Bombardier 87
78 Harry the Hipster: Frantic 88
79 Lewis Valentine: Many a Black Eye 89
80 Red Barber: Another Country 90
81 Sugar ray Robinson: The Sweet Life 91
82 Generoso Pope: Good Soldier 92
83 Generoso Pope: Good Soldier (Part two of two) 93
84 Joseph Scottoriggio: Rain on the Grave 94
85 Joe Gould: The Duty of the Bohemian 95
86 Ed and Pegeen Fitzgerald: For Better or for Worse 96
87 Toots Shor: Prayers for the Dead 97
88 Roxy: Pleasant Dreams 98
89 Dr. Martin Couney: All the World Loves a Baby 99
90 Dazzy Vance: One and Only One 100
91 Samuel Battle: An Officer and a Gentleman 101
92 Joseph Ryan: Quiet Curses 102
93 Willie Bryant: Something Big 103
94 Minnie Marx: Mother's Day 104
95 Billy Strayhorn: Cracking the Code 105
96 Harry Smith: Perfecting the Self 106
97 Mad Dog Coll: Mayhem 107
98 George Metesky: Fair Play 108
99 Vito Battista: Go Fight City Hall 109
100 Fred Friendly: High Road 110
101 Chuck McCann: Absence of Restraint 111
102 Stanford White: All Things Gorgeous 112
103 Sime Silverman: Mugging the Theater 113
104 Hart Crane: Falling Shadows 114
105 Anne Chisari: Human Interest Story 115
106 Oscar Collazo: Ni con Carcel, Ni con Balas 116
107 Ralph & Alice Kramden: Hitting the High Note 117
108 Junius Kellogg: The Unfixer 118
109 Dr. Wallace Howell: Stormy Weather 119
110 Bobby Thomson: Watching It Sail 120
111 Rudolph Halley: Streak of Light 121
112 The Harlem Globetrotters: Showtime in Jerusalem 122
113 Austin Tobin: The Port Authority 123
114 Pat Weaver: Remembering the Future 124
115 Bishop Sheen: God Love You 125
116 Bill W.: Great White Light 126
117 Sam LeFrak: Better Homes and Gardens 127
118 Mickey Mantle: So Young, So Strong 128
119 Rudolf Abel: The Spy Next Door 129
120 Bill Shea: Piece of the Heart 130
121 Casey Stengel: The Baseball Angle 131
122 Dion and the Belmonts: Pure Bronx Soul 132
123 Ed Sullivan: Sunday Night Story 133
124 J. Raymond Jones: Inside Outside 134
125 Roy Cohn: No Fingerprints 135
126 Allen Ginsberg: Gone Dithyrambs 136
127 The Rev. John Gensel: Night Flock 137
128 George Delacorte: Pharaoh in Wonderland 138
129 Moondog: Viking about Town 139
130 Mark Rudd: The Children's Crusade 140
131 The Smothers Brothers: Line of Responsibility 141
132 Tiny Tim: The Voices Within 142
133 Freddie Prinze: Everything in the World 143
134 Joe Papp: The Torrent 144
135 Shirley Chisholm: Riding Alone 145
136 Joe Namath: No Commandments 146
137 Martin Hodas: Naked City 147
138 Frank Serpico: Brothers in Blue 148
139 Crazy Joey Gallo: Dead Man Walking 149
140 The Kekiches and The Petersons: National Pastime 150
141 Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis: Everyday Things 151
142 Alberta Hunter: Old Violins 152
143 Mother Hale: Amazing Grace 153
144 Jonathan Larson: La Vie Boheme 154
145 Tony Bennett: Doing What You Do 155
146 Ab Cahan: Clean Noses 156
147 Archie Bunker: Change of Life 157
148 Madison Grant: All Along the Watchtower 158
Alphabetical List of Biographies 159
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