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Manhattan Beach

Manhattan Beach [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1476716757
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Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A New York Times Notable Book Winner of the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction The daring and magnificent novel from the Pulitzer Prize–winning author. Named One of the Best Books of the Year by NPR, Esquire, Vogue, The Washington Post, The Guardian, USA TODAY, and Time Anna Kerrigan, nearly twelve years old, accompanies her father to visit Dexter Styles, a man who, she gleans, is crucial to the survival of her father and her family. She is mesmerized by the sea beyond the house and by some charged mystery between the two men. ‎Years later, her father has disappeared and the country is at war. Anna works at the Brooklyn Naval Yard, where women are allowed to hold jobs that once belonged to men, now soldiers abroad. She becomes the first female diver, the most dangerous and exclusive of occupations, repairing the ships that will help America win the war. One evening at a nightclub, she meets Dexter Styles again, and begins to understand the complexity of her father’s life, the reasons he might have vanished. “A magnificent achievement, at once a suspenseful noir intrigue and a transporting work of lyrical beauty and emotional heft” (The Boston Globe), “Egan’s first foray into historical fiction makes you forget you’re reading historical fiction at all” (Elle). Manhattan Beach takes us into a world populated by gangsters, sailors, divers, bankers, and union men in a dazzling, propulsive exploration of a transformative moment in the lives and identities of women and men, of America and the world.

Manhattan Beach Chronicles

Manhattan Beach Chronicles [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1614238081
Author: Jan Dennis
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
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Manhattan Beach Chronicles by Jan Dennis Book Resume:

An isolated ocean-view village on the dunes above South Santa Monica Bay, Manhattan Beach grew with the arrival of railroads. This quaint, upscale jewel of the Los Angeles County coast has been known for its cottage-style living, the Metlox Pottery Company and the iconic pier. These diverse stories mix the city's controversies, including the still unsolved 1936 murder of Reid Russell, with true tales of pioneering women, controversial politics and the vicissitudes of seaside city development. Join author Jan Dennis, a former Manhattan Beach city mayor, on this illuminating tour through the issues and eras of her beloved city's history.

Look at Me

Look at Me [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1400033276
Author: Jennifer Egan
Publisher: Anchor
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Look at Me by Jennifer Egan Book Resume:

A National Book Award Finalist In this ambitiously multilayered novel from the acclaimed and award-winning writer Jennifer Egan, a fashion model named Charlotte Swenson emerges from a car accident in her Illinois hometown with her face so badly shattered that it takes eighty titanium screws to reassemble it. She returns to New York still beautiful but oddly unrecognizable, a virtual stranger in the world she once effortlessly occupied. With the surreal authority of a David Lynch, Jennifer Egan threads Charlotte’s narrative with those of other casualties of our infatuation with the image. There’s a deceptively plain teenaged girl embarking on a dangerous secret life, an alcoholic private eye, and an enigmatic stranger who changes names and accents as he prepares an apocalyptic blow against American society. As these narratives inexorably converge, Look at Me becomes a coolly mesmerizing intellectual thriller of identity and imposture.

A Visit from the Goon Squad

A Visit from the Goon Squad [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0307593622
Author: Jennifer Egan
Publisher: Anchor
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A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan Book Resume:

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCE WINNER • With music pulsing on every page, this startling, exhilarating novel of self-destruction and redemption "features characters about whom you come to care deeply as you watch them doing things they shouldn't, acting gloriously, infuriatingly human" (The Chicago Tribune). Bennie is an aging former punk rocker and record executive. Sasha is the passionate, troubled young woman he employs. Here Jennifer Egan brilliantly reveals their pasts, along with the inner lives of a host of other characters whose paths intersect with theirs. “Pitch perfect.... Darkly, rippingly funny.... Egan possesses a satirist’s eye and a romance novelist’s heart.” —The New York Times Book Review

Feeding the Dragon

Feeding the Dragon [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1642935875
Author: Chris Fenton
Publisher: Post Hill Press
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“Paced like a thriller, with comparable doses of international intrigue and conflict, Chris Fenton’s bracingly candid business memoir Feeding the Dragon takes readers deep behind the scenes of Hollywood’s shaky foothold in China. Dealing at the highest levels with Chinese government officials and major American brands like Disney, Marvel, and the NBA, the former Olive Garden waiter-turned-entertainment-industry-power-broker disarmed and defied authorities on both sides of the superpower divide to make billions—and history. Thanks to a brisk, page-turning storytelling style and an evenhanded, insider-level perspective decades in the making, Feeding the Dragon manages to be both timeless and timely. Captivating details on Robert Downey Jr., LeBron James, Kurt Cobain, Michael Phelps, and Marvel Universe creative mastermind Kevin Feige (among others) will enthrall average fans and aspiring moguls alike. But the beating narrative heart remains Fenton’s down-to-earth recounting of a headline-making journey. Ultimately, the intrepid exec builds a compelling case for the power of “cultural diplomacy”: mutually-beneficial, soft power-sharing exchanges as a better way forward than the hardliner battle lines being drawn across Beijing, Washington, and Los Angeles. Teeming with urgent insights about unlikely alliances and dangerous misperceptions, Feeding the Dragon is a must-read for anyone interested in the future of the US-China relationship and the bottom-line realities of show business and professional sports today. Even better, it’s a supremely entertaining ride for anyone who simply loves a great story…. Chris often told me about projects and plans off-the-record that I wouldn’t have reported on anyway, because they all seemed wildly improbable. Every single one came true. And now they’re all down on the page.” —Jamie Bryan, Fast Company contributor

Helluva Town

Helluva Town [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1416593020
Author: Richard Goldstein
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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Helluva Town by Richard Goldstein Book Resume:

In the stirring signature number from the 1944 Broadway musical On the Town, three sailors on a 24-hour search for love in wartime Manhattan sing, "New York, New York, a helluva town." The Navy boys’ race against time mirrored the very real frenzy in the city that played host to 3 million servicemen, then shipped them out from its magnificent port to an uncertain destiny. This was a time when soldiers and sailors on their final flings jammed the Times Square movie houses featuring lavish stage shows as well as the nightclubs like the Latin Quarter and the Copacabana; a time when bobby-soxers swooned at the Paramount over Frank Sinatra, a sexy, skinny substitute for the boys who had gone to war. Richard Goldstein’s Helluva Town is a kaleidoscopic and compelling social history that captures the youthful electricity of wartime and recounts the important role New York played in the national war effort. This is a book that will prove irresistible to anyone who loves New York and its relentlessly fascinating saga. Wartime Broadway lives again in these pages through the plays of Lillian Hellman, Robert Sherwood, Maxwell Anderson, and John Steinbeck championing the democratic cause; Irving Berlin’s This Is the Army and Moss Hart’s Winged Victory with their all-servicemen casts; Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! hailing American optimism; the Leonard Bernstein–Jerome Robbins production of On the Town; and the Stage Door Canteen. And these were the days when the Brooklyn Navy Yard turned out battleships and aircraft carriers, when troopships bound for Europe departed from the great Manhattan piers where glamorous ocean liners once docked, where the most beautiful liner of them all, the Normandie, caught fire and capsized during its conversion to a troopship. Here, too, is an unseen New York: physicists who fled Hitler’s Europe spawning the atomic bomb, the FBI chasing after Nazi spies, the Navy enlisting the Mafia to safeguard the port against sabotage, British agents mounting a vast intelligence operation. This is the city that served as a magnet for European artists and intellectuals, whose creative presence contributed mightily to New York’s boisterous cosmopolitanism. Long before 9/11, New York felt vulnerable to a foreign foe. Helluva Town recalls how 400,000 New Yorkers served as air-raid wardens while antiaircraft guns ringed the city in anticipation of a German bombing raid. Finally, this is the story of New York’s emergence as the power and glory of the world stage in the wake of V-J Day, underlined when the newly created United Nations arose beside the East River, climaxing a storied chapter in the history of the world’s greatest city.

The Band Music Handbook

The Band Music Handbook [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1442268646
Author: Christopher M. Cicconi
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
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The Band Music Handbook by Christopher M. Cicconi Book Resume:

The Band Music Handbook: A Comprehensive Catalog of Band Repertoire presents professional, college, community, and school band directors with an essential tool for discovering and selecting appropriate repertoire. Christopher M. Cicconi presents a wide-ranging catalog of band music composed in the past twenty-five years. From the work of John Adams to Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, the music cataloged includes works appropriate for all ages and skill levels. Each work listed includes date of origin, duration, exact instrumentation, and publisher. A number of appendixes further classify the repertoire by composer, title, and duration and offer a detailed list of publishers, a bibliography for further reading, and a comprehensive march list. Following the model of the best-selling Daniels’ Orchestral Music, The Band Music Handbook puts the information that band conductors, directors, and musicians need right at their fingertips. It is also an essential tool for future music educators and instrumental music education students seeking assistance in repertoire selection.

An Arch Guidebook to Los Angeles

An Arch Guidebook to Los Angeles [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9781423608936
Author: Robert Winter
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
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An Arch Guidebook to Los Angeles by Robert Winter Book Resume:

Known as "the bible" to Los Angeles architecture scholars and enthusiasts, Robert Winter and David Gebhard's groundbreaking guide to architecture in the greater Los Angeles area is updated and revised once again. From Art Deco to Beaux-Arts, Spanish Colonial to Mission Revival, Winter discusses an impressive variety of architectural styles in this popular guide that he co-authored with the late David Gebhard. New buildings and sites have been added, along with all new photography. Considered the most thorough L.A. architecture guide ever written, this new edition features the best of the past and present, from Charles and Henry Greene's Gamble House to Frank Gehry's Disney Philharmonic Hall. This was, and is again, a must-have guide to a diverse and architecturally rich area. Robert Winter is a recognized architectural historian who lives in Los Angeles, and has led architectural tours through the Los Angeles area since 1965. He is a professor at Occidental College in Los Angeles.

Pacific Coast Highway in Los Angeles County

Pacific Coast Highway in Los Angeles County [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 162584106X
Author: Carina Monica Montoya
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
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Pacific Coast Highway in Los Angeles County by Carina Monica Montoya Book Resume:

The variably named and numbered Pacific Coast Highway spans 1,700 miles from Canada to Mexico. Seventy-five of those create a dramatic drive through Los Angeles County, showcasing the iconic cities of Malibu, Santa Monica, South Bay, San Pedro and Long Beach. Past scenic seascapes and famous beaches, "PCH" has become over the decades a symbol for Southern California coastal life, encompassing pleasure piers and amusements parks, surfing, yachting and other water sports. No longer just a road, PCH is a ribbon of destinations and the byway through the California dream. Ride with author Carina Monica Montoya via vintage images from the California Department of Transportation and new photos by John Moss through this remarkable road's history and the picturesque coastal communities it serves.

The Manhattan Beach Project

The Manhattan Beach Project [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0743271769
Author: Peter Lefcourt
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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The Manhattan Beach Project by Peter Lefcourt Book Resume:

Barely four years after winning an Oscar, Charlie has sunk into the ranks of Hollywood bottom-feeders -- reduced to living in his nephew's pool house, kiting checks and taking the bus to his weekly Debtors Anonymous meeting, where he meets a mysterious ex-CIA agent who proposes to resuscitate Charlie's foundering career -- in the beyond surreal world of reality TV. Charlie puts his tap shoes on to sell a show about a ruthless Uzbek warlord and his family ("think The Osbournes meets The Sopranos") to a rogue division of ABC, known as ABCD, which operates out of a skunkworks in Manhattan Beach, California, and whose mandate is to develop, under top secret cover like that for the Manhattan Project, extreme reality TV shows to bolster the network's ratings. Warlord becomes a breakout hit and results not only in causing one of America's largest entertainment conglomerates to go into full damage-control mode but also in shifting the balance of power in Central Asia and in proving that in show business it's not over till the mouse sings.

The Invisible Circus

The Invisible Circus [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0307765180
Author: Jennifer Egan
Publisher: Anchor
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The Invisible Circus by Jennifer Egan Book Resume:

In Jennifer Egan’s highly acclaimed first novel, set in 1978, the political drama and familial tensions of the 1960s form a backdrop for the world of Phoebe O’Connor, age eighteen. Phoebe is obsessed with the memory and death of her sister Faith, a beautiful idealistic hippie who died in Italy in 1970. In order to find out the truth about Faith’s life and death, Phoebe retraces her steps from San Francisco across Europe, a quest which yields both complex and disturbing revelations about family, love, and Faith’s lost generation. This spellbinding novel introduced Egan’s remarkable ability to tie suspense with deeply insightful characters and the nuances of emotion.

Not For Tourists Guide to Los Angeles 2021

Not For Tourists Guide to Los Angeles 2021 [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1510758070
Author: Not For Tourists
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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Not For Tourists Guide to Los Angeles 2021 by Not For Tourists Book Resume:

With details on everything from the Hollywood Bowl to the Sunset Strip, this is the only guide a native or traveler needs. The Not For Tourists Guide to Los Angeles is the essential urban handbook that thousands of Los Angelenos rely on daily. The map-based, neighborhood-by-neighborhood guidebook divides the city into fifty-seven mapped neighborhoods and pinpoints all of the essential services and entertainment hot spots with NFT’s user-friendly icons. Want to drive around the palm tree-peppered concrete jungle like a pro? NFT has you covered. How about sunbathing on a beach? We’ve got that, too. The nearest Hollywood club, holistic health practitioner, sports outing, or shopping destination—whatever you need—NFT puts it at your fingertips. The guide also includes: • A foldout highway map covering all of Los Angeles • More than 150 neighborhood and city maps • A guide to TV and movie studio locations • Listings for the best shopping destinations Everything from supermarkets, cafés, bars, and gas stations, to information on twenty-four-hour services, beaches, public transportation, and city events—NFT will help you find a boutique for an Oscars gown, and then show you how to get there.

The Keep

The Keep [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0307386619
Author: Jennifer Egan
Publisher: Anchor
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The Keep by Jennifer Egan Book Resume:

Award-winning author Jennifer Egan brilliantly conjures a world from which escape is impossible and where the keep –the tower, the last stand –is both everything worth protecting and the very thing that must be surrendered in order to survive. Two cousins, irreversibly damaged by a childhood prank, reunite twenty years later to renovate a medieval castle in Eastern Europe. In an environment of extreme paranoia, cut off from the outside world, the men reenact the signal event of their youth, with even more catastrophic results. And as the full horror of their predicament unfolds, a prisoner, in jail for an unnamed crime, recounts an unforgettable story that seamlessly brings the crimes of the past and present into piercing relation.

Moon Southern California Road Trips

Moon Southern California Road Trips [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1640491287
Author: Ian Anderson
Publisher: Moon Travel
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Moon Southern California Road Trips by Ian Anderson Book Resume:

Catch a wave, hike to the Hollywood sign, or soak up some desert sun: the possibilities are endless with Moon Southern California Road Trips. Inside you'll find: Pick Your Road Trip: Find flexible getaways throughout SoCal like three-day routes up the coast, through Death Valley, Ojai, and more, or combine them for an epic two-week driving tour Eat, Sleep, Stop and Explore: With lists of the best beaches, hikes, wineries, and more, you can tour backlots in Los Angeles, feel like a kid again at Disneyland, and feast on tacos and craft beer in San Diego. Climb Joshua Tree's rock formations to stunning views, ski and surf in the same day, and get a taste of the laidback lifestyle in Santa Barbara and Palm Springs Maps and Driving Tools: Easy-to-use maps keep you oriented on and off the highway, along with site-to-site mileage, driving times, detailed directions, and full-color photos throughout Local Expertise: San Diego native, brew enthusiast, and avid surfer Ian Anderson shares his tips on where to stop and what to see How to Plan Your Trip: Know when and where to get gas and how to avoid traffic, plus tips for driving in different road conditions and suggestions for LGBTQ travelers, seniors, and road-trippers with kids Coverage of Los Angeles, Disneyland, beaches from Malibu to La Jolla, San Diego, Anza Borrego State Park, Palm Springs & Joshua Tree, Route 66, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, and Hearst Castle, plus Las Vegas With flexible itineraries for weekend getaways and practical tips for driving the full loop, Moon Southern California Road Trips gets you ready to fill up the tank and hit the road. Looking for more coverage of Southern California? Check out Moon San Diego or Moon Los Angeles. Want to extend your adventure? Check out Moon Northern California Road Trips.

Not For Tourists Guide to Los Angeles 2022

Not For Tourists Guide to Los Angeles 2022 [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1510765158
Author: Not For Tourists
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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Not For Tourists Guide to Los Angeles 2022 by Not For Tourists Book Resume:

With details on everything from the Hollywood Bowl to the Sunset Strip, this is the only guide a native or traveler needs. The Not For Tourists Guide to Los Angeles is the essential urban handbook that thousands of Los Angelenos rely on daily. The map-based, neighborhood-by-neighborhood guidebook divides the city into fifty-seven mapped neighborhoods and pinpoints all of the essential services and entertainment hot spots with NFT’s user-friendly icons. Want to drive around the palm tree-peppered concrete jungle like a pro? NFT has you covered. How about sunbathing on a beach? We’ve got that, too. The nearest Hollywood club, holistic health practitioner, sports outing, or shopping destination—whatever you need—NFT puts it at your fingertips. The guide also includes: • A foldout highway map covering all of Los Angeles • More than 150 neighborhood and city maps • A guide to TV and movie studio locations • Listings for the best shopping destinations Everything from supermarkets, cafés, bars, and gas stations, to information on twenty-four-hour services, beaches, public transportation, and city events—NFT will help you find a boutique for an Oscars gown, and then show you how to get there.

Keith Johnstone

Keith Johnstone [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 140818401X
Author: Theresa Robbins Dudeck
Publisher: A&C Black
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Keith Johnstone by Theresa Robbins Dudeck Book Resume:

Keith Johnstone entered the Royal Court Theatre as a new playwright in 1956: a decade later he emerged as a groundbreaking director and teacher of improvisation. His decisive book Impro (1979), described Johnstone's unique system of training: weaving together theories and techniques to encourage spontaneous, collaborative creation using the intuition and imagination of the actors. Johnstone has since become world-renowned, inspiring theatre greats and beginners alike; and his work continues to influence practice within and beyond the traditional theatre. Theresa Robbins Dudeck is the first author to rigorously examine Johnstone's life and career using a combination of archival documents – many from Johnstone's personal collection – participant observation, and interviews with Johnstone, his colleagues and former students. Keith Johnstone: A Critical Biography is a fascinating journey through the physical spaces that have served as Johnstone's transformative classrooms, and into the conceptual spaces which inform his radical pedagogy and approach to artistic work.

Chronicles of Historic Brooklyn

Chronicles of Historic Brooklyn [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1625840276
Author: John B. Manbeck
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
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Chronicles of Historic Brooklyn by John B. Manbeck Book Resume:

Diversity and distinctiveness are part of the historic fabric of Brooklyn--they are part of its people, landmarks, favorite events and more. Borough Historian John Manbeck has collected the stories that reveal the history and spirit of this ever-growing metropolis. Brooklyn Bridge Park and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden beautify the borough, which is returning to its roots with a vibrant "urban farming" movement. From stories of murderous pirates who once besieged Sheepshead Bay to tales of the still-beloved Brooklyn Dodgers who played at Ebbets Field, Manbeck traces the long and colorful history. Explore the forgotten neighborhoods, vanishing waterfront and other attractions that show how and why Brooklyn has endured.

L.A. Adventures

L.A. Adventures [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0985088532
Author: David Madsen
Publisher: LA Electric Travel
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L.A. Adventures by David Madsen Book Resume:

Offers a broad range of diverse destinations within walking or bicycling distance of stations on L.A.'s six Metro Rail lines, all accessible with a $5 day pass and no freeway traffic!

Walking Los Angeles

Walking Los Angeles [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0899978282
Author: Erin Mahoney Harris,Zach Behrens
Publisher: Wilderness Press
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Walking Los Angeles by Erin Mahoney Harris,Zach Behrens Book Resume:

Walking L.A. is your portable guide to 40 walking tours exploring historic stairways, hidden streets, public artwork, and architecture, much of which even lifelong Angelenos probably never even knew existed. Completely updated, the third edition of this award-winning book expands and improves upon most of the existing routes with completely revised points of interest, including brand-new trips to Palos Verdes Peninsula, Manhattan Beach, Highland Park, Mar Vista, and Downtown's Art District. This portable guide features detailed maps for each trip, original photos, and public transportation information. Route summaries make each walk easy to follow, and a "Points of Interest" section summarizes each walk's highlights, ranging from cultural institutions to the hippest spots to dine, drink, and shop.

Coney Island

Coney Island [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1476623732
Author: William J. Phalen
Publisher: McFarland
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Coney Island by William J. Phalen Book Resume:

Before the Civil War, Coney Island boasted a beach, a dozen small hotels with ramshackle bathhouses, some chowder stands and a few saloons. After the war, it was taken over by powerful individuals who made its 0.7 square miles a domain of the wealthy. By 1905, with the population of New York City at four million, the city’s amusement park builders designed an entertainment wonderland on the island that even the poor could enjoy, creating a “nickel empire,” where visitors paid five cents for the subway, five cents for a Nathan’s hot dog and five cents for a ride. In 1910, Coney Island saw 20 million visitors—more than Disneyland and Disney World combined could claim 70 years later, adjusted for population growth. Through the decades, the island has seen changes of fortune, floods and fires, cycles of decay and rehabilitation. Yet the ultimate power on the island was and is the government of the city of New York, which—for good or ill—has made Coney Island what it is today.

First Resorts

First Resorts [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0801876966
Author: Jon Sterngass
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press+ORM
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First Resorts by Jon Sterngass Book Resume:

“[A] scrupulously researched and beautifully crafted account of how nineteenth-century Americans went in search of health, rest, and diversion.” —Lena Lencek and Gideon Bosker, coauthors of The Beach. The History of Paradise on Earth In First Resorts: Pursuing Pleasure at Saratoga Springs, Newport, and Coney Island, Jon Sterngass follows three of the best-known northeastern American resorts across a century of change. Saratoga Springs, Newport, and Coney Island began, he finds, as similar pleasure destinations, each of them featuring “grand” hotels where visitors swarmed public spaces such as verandas, dining rooms, and parlors. As the century progressed, however, Saratoga remained much the same, while Newport turned to private (and lavish) “cottages” and Coney Island shifted its focus to amusements for the masses. Fifty-nine illustrations enliven Sterngass’s unique study of the commodification of pleasure that occurred as capitalist values flourished, travel grew more accessible, and leisure time became democratized. These three resorts, he argues, served as forerunners of twentieth-century pleasure cities such as Aspen, Las Vegas, and Orlando. “An engaging, creative book replete with evocative illustrations and witty quotes . . . a pleasant read.” —Thomas A. Chambers, New York Academy of History “Sterngass’s discussions about privacy, community, commercialization, consumption, leisure, and the desire to be conspicuous are important and new. With its well-chosen illustrations, this is a handsome book as well as an important one.” —Kathryn Allamong Jacob, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University “Having mined every conceivable source about his three sites, Sterngass has presented a wealth of interesting material not only about the resort experience but also about the residents, politicians, and entrepreneurs who built them.” —Journal of American History

The Other Islands of New York City: A History and Guide (Third Edition)

The Other Islands of New York City: A History and Guide (Third Edition) [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1581578865
Author: Sharon Seitz,Stuart Miller
Publisher: The Countryman Press
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The Other Islands of New York City: A History and Guide (Third Edition) by Sharon Seitz,Stuart Miller Book Resume:

“A well-written and comprehensive tale . . . a lively history of the people and events that forged modern-day New York City.”—The Urban Audubon Experience a seldom-seen New York City with journalists and NYC natives Sharon Seitz and Stuart Miller as they show you the 42 islands in this city’s diverse archipelago. Within the city’s boundaries there are dozens of islands—some famous, like Ellis, some infamous, like Rikers, and others forgotten, like North Brother, where Typhoid Mary spent nearly 30 years in confinement. While the spotlight often falls on the museums, trends, and restaurants of Manhattan, the city’s other islands have vivid and intriguing stories to tell. They offer the day-tripper everything from nature trails to military garrisons. This detailed guide and comprehensive history will give you a sense of how New York City’s politics, population, and landscape have evolved over the last several centuries through the prism of its islands. Full of practical information on how to reach each island, what you’ll see there, and colorful stories, facts, and legends, The Other Islands of New York City is much more than a travel guide.

Denver's Lakeside Amusement Park

Denver's Lakeside Amusement Park [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1607324318
Author: David Forsyth
Publisher: University Press of Colorado
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Denver's Lakeside Amusement Park by David Forsyth Book Resume:

Denver's Lakeside Amusement Park details the history of Lakeside, exploring how it has managed to remain in business for more than a century (something fewer than thirty amusement parks have accomplished) and offers a unique view on larger changes in society and the amusement park industry itself. Once nicknamed White City in part for its glittering display of more than 100,000 lights, the park opened in 1908 in conjunction with Denver's participation in the national City Beautiful movement. It was a park for Denver elites, with fifty different forms of amusement, including the Lakeshore Railway and the Velvet Coaster, a casino, a ballroom, a theater, a skating rink, and avenues decorated with Greek statues. But after metropolitan growth, technological innovation, and cultural shifts in Denver, it began to cater to a working-class demographic as well. Additions of neon and fluorescent lighting, roller coasters like the Wild Chipmunk, attractions like the Fun House and Lakeside Speedway, and rides like the Scrambler, the Spider, and most recently the drop tower Zoom changed the face and feel of Lakeside between 1908 and 2008. The park also has weathered numerous financial and structural difficulties but continues to provide Denverites with affordable, family-friendly amusement today. To tell Lakeside's story, Forsyth makes use of various primary and secondary sources, including Denver newspapers, Denver's official City Beautiful publication Municipal Facts, Billboard magazine, and interviews with people connected to the park throughout its history. Denver's Lakeside Amusement Park is an important addition to Denver history that will appeal to anyone interested in Colorado history, urban history, entertainment history, and popular culture, as well as to amusement park aficionados.

Travel Detective Flight Crew Confidential

Travel Detective Flight Crew Confidential [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1588361276
Author: Peter Greenberg
Publisher: Villard
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Travel Detective Flight Crew Confidential by Peter Greenberg Book Resume:

The author of the New York Times bestseller The Travel Detective brings you insider travel secrets only pilots and flight attendants know. Pilots are notoriously frugal, and flight attendants are underpaid and on a budget. They may hit one city four to six times a month, but they are there for only twenty-four hours (or even less) each time, so they always know where to go to get the best value for their money. In The Travel Detective Flight Crew Confidential you’ll find: • great shopping (furniture in Atlanta, silk in Bangkok, leather in São Paolo) • great services (medical care in Paris and inexpensive manicures in Tokyo) • great food and drink (hidden ethnic restaurants in London, and the bars with the best attitude and cheapest drinks in Key West) • secrets to navigating the world’s airports during layovers • what to do and what never to do, what to seek and what to avoid You get tips in crew members’ own words—good, bad, or ugly—that you won’t find anywhere else. Opinionated, often controversial, but always helpful, The Travel Detective Flight Crew Confidential is a resource no one who flies can afford to be without.

Not For Tourists Guide to Los Angeles 2020

Not For Tourists Guide to Los Angeles 2020 [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1510747125
Author: Not For Tourists
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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Not For Tourists Guide to Los Angeles 2020 by Not For Tourists Book Resume:

With details on everything from the Hollywood Bowl to the Sunset Strip, this is the only guide a native or traveler needs. The Not For Tourists Guide to Los Angeles is the essential urban handbook that thousands of Los Angelenos rely on daily. The map-based, neighborhood-by-neighborhood guidebook divides the city into fifty-seven mapped neighborhoods and pinpoints all of the essential services and entertainment hot spots with NFT’s user-friendly icons. Want to drive around the palm tree-peppered concrete jungle like a pro? NFT has you covered. How about sunbathing on a beach? We’ve got that, too. The nearest Hollywood club, holistic health practitioner, sports outing, or shopping destination—whatever you need—NFT puts it at your fingertips. The guide also includes: • A foldout highway map covering all of Los Angeles • More than 150 neighborhood and city maps • A guide to TV and movie studio locations • Listings for the best shopping destinations Everything from supermarkets, cafés, bars, and gas stations, to information on twenty-four-hour services, beaches, public transportation, and city events—NFT will help you find a boutique for an Oscars gown, and then show you how to get there.

Understanding Jennifer Egan

Understanding Jennifer Egan [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1643362267
Author: Alexander Moran
Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press
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Understanding Jennifer Egan by Alexander Moran Book Resume:

Understanding Jennifer Egan is the first book-length study of the novelist, short-story writer, and journalist best known for the Pulitzer Prize–winning novel, A Visit from the Goon Squad. Alexander Moran examines each of Egan's varied published works, analyzes how her journalism informs her fiction, excavates her literary and intellectual influences, and considers her place in contemporary fiction. Moran argues that because Egan's fiction is not easily categorized many of her novels have been underappreciated. He proposes a framework for understanding her writing centered on what it means to have, and to write, an "authentic" experience. In Emerald City, Egan explores the authenticity of touristic experience; in The Invisible Circus, her focus shifts to the authenticity of historical memory; in Look at Me, The Keep, and A Visit from the Goon Squad, she explores the effects of digital technology on how we understand authentic experience. In the concluding chapter, Moran discusses Egan's 2017 novel Manhattan Beach as a text that explores the authenticity of history and genre while resonating with the instability of the present.

Understanding Jennifer Egan

Understanding Jennifer Egan [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1643362267
Author: Alexander Moran
Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press
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Understanding Jennifer Egan by Alexander Moran Book Resume:

Understanding Jennifer Egan is the first book-length study of the novelist, short-story writer, and journalist best known for the Pulitzer Prize–winning novel, A Visit from the Goon Squad. Alexander Moran examines each of Egan's varied published works, analyzes how her journalism informs her fiction, excavates her literary and intellectual influences, and considers her place in contemporary fiction. Moran argues that because Egan's fiction is not easily categorized many of her novels have been underappreciated. He proposes a framework for understanding her writing centered on what it means to have, and to write, an "authentic" experience. In Emerald City, Egan explores the authenticity of touristic experience; in The Invisible Circus, her focus shifts to the authenticity of historical memory; in Look at Me, The Keep, and A Visit from the Goon Squad, she explores the effects of digital technology on how we understand authentic experience. In the concluding chapter, Moran discusses Egan's 2017 novel Manhattan Beach as a text that explores the authenticity of history and genre while resonating with the instability of the present.

How We Got to Coney Island

How We Got to Coney Island [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 082322211X
Author: Brian J. Cudahy
Publisher: Fordham Univ Press
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How We Got to Coney Island by Brian J. Cudahy Book Resume:

A 150-year history of the planning, construction, and development of all forms of mass transportation in Brooklyn, New York. How We Got to Coney Island is the definitive history of mass transportation in Brooklyn. Covering 150 years of extraordinary growth, Cudahy tells the complete story of the trolleys, street cars, steamboats, and railways that helped create New York’s largest borough—and the remarkable system that grew to connect the world’s most famous seaside resort with Brooklyn, New York City across the river, and, ultimately, the rest of the world. Includes tables, charts, photographs, and maps. Praise for How We Got to Coney Island “This is an example of a familiar and decidedly old-fashioned genre of transport history. It is primarily an examination of the business politics of railway development and amalgamation in Brooklyn and adjoining districts since the mid-nineteenth century.” —The Journal of Transport History

Amusing the Million

Amusing the Million [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1429952237
Author: John F. Kasson
Publisher: Hill and Wang
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Amusing the Million by John F. Kasson Book Resume:

Coney Island: the name still resonates with a sense of racy Brooklyn excitement, the echo of beach-front popular entertainment before World War I. Amusing the Million examines the historical context in which Coney Island made its reputation as an amusement park and shows how America's changing social and economic conditions formed the basis of a new mass culture. Exploring it afresh in this way, John Kasson shows Coney Island no longer as the object of nostalgia but as a harbinger of modernity--and the many photographs, lithographs, engravings, and other reproductions with which he amplifies his text support this lively thesis.

Cheap Bastard's® Guide to Los Angeles

Cheap Bastard's® Guide to Los Angeles [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0762768150
Author: Ashley Wren Collins
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
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Cheap Bastard's® Guide to Los Angeles by Ashley Wren Collins Book Resume:

Cheap Bastard's Guide to Los Angeles details endless free and inexpensive opportunities available in the Entertainment Capital of the World, from theater, concerts, and museums to wine tastings, yoga classes, haircuts, and massages––for native and visiting cheapskates alike. Written in a fun, humorous tone, this unique guide offers sound advice on how to live the good life on the cheap!

The Wisdom of a Coach: Health, Wealth, Education, Athletics, a Game Plan for Life

The Wisdom of a Coach: Health, Wealth, Education, Athletics, a Game Plan for Life [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1984537180
Author: Barry Goldsmith
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
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The Wisdom of a Coach: Health, Wealth, Education, Athletics, a Game Plan for Life by Barry Goldsmith Book Resume:

Read about from our leaders have made a mess of Education (the foundation of America) discussing charter schools, no child left behind, accountability and to the top. For tennis teachers learn the strokes, singles and doubles strategy and the best methods to practice. For health teacher share about - his methods to make every lesson significant and meaning for basketball coaches learn the triangle and two offense taught used by Bernie Red Sarachek long before Phil Jackson, Tex Winter, or Red Helzman knew it. The author has taught and coached 1000’s of tennis and basketball players, produced two city and two national championships, over 50 all American and nine national singles and doubles individual champions. Travel with the author and his wife around the world visiting over 45 nations and three Olympics and participating as a coach despite having the American Dream, in the Moscow Games the best and most beautiful wife, a dream house in Brooklyn, top of the line calls; wonderful twin sons and family and usually enough wealth he experiences and shares with you Forrest Gumps’ statement. “If you live long enough SHIT HAPPENS to everyone. It is not as if it will happen but when and how you cope, deal with, and handles the distress of life.

Coastal Trails of Southern California

Coastal Trails of Southern California [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1493031597
Author: Linda Mullally,David Mullally
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
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Coastal Trails of Southern California by Linda Mullally,David Mullally Book Resume:

Coastal Trails of Southern California Including Best Dog Friendly Beaches is a hiking guide to between 40 and 45 of the best coastal trails in Southern California including dog friendly beaches. Look inside for detailed hike descriptions, miles and directions, maps, and color photos for each hike. Hike descriptions also include history, local trivia, and trailhead GPS coordinates.

Historic Tales from Palos Verdes and the South Bay

Historic Tales from Palos Verdes and the South Bay [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1625851448
Author: Bruce Megowan,Maureen Megowan
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
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Historic Tales from Palos Verdes and the South Bay by Bruce Megowan,Maureen Megowan Book Resume:

Palos Verdes and the South Bay's dramatic beauty is mirrored by a dramatic history. Feuding over claims to the Rancho San Pedro continued for seventy-three years. The Vanderlip family's forty-year development of the Palos Verdes Peninsula resulted in one of California's wealthiest and most well-kept enclaves of coastal cities. Marineland of the Pacific on the Peninsula's end was one of the West Coast's more popular tourism draws before its controversial closing. But that's only the beginning. In this exciting compilation of articles, authors Bruce and Maureen Megowan reveal some of the intriguing secrets and little-known facts nestled within the hills, valleys and nearby cities of this beautiful area. Discover some of the fascinating stories about the development of the South Bay and Palos Verdes Peninsula.

My City, My Los Angeles

My City, My Los Angeles [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 076279321X
Author: Jeryl Brunner
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
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My City, My Los Angeles by Jeryl Brunner Book Resume:

What do famous people love to do during their free time in Los Angeles? Angelenos and other notables have their rituals that connect them to the city in a unique way: favorite restaurants, museums, beaches, parks, markets, landmarks, haunts, and hideaways. The activities are as diverse and eclectic as the city itself. My City, My Los Angeles gives readers something truly unique––a chance to experience L.A. the way the city’s most notable luminaries do.

Los Angeles (Rough Guides Snapshot California)

Los Angeles (Rough Guides Snapshot California) [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0241312957
Author: Rough Guides
Publisher: Rough Guides UK
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Los Angeles (Rough Guides Snapshot California) by Rough Guides Book Resume:

The Rough Guides Snapshot California: Los Angeles is the ultimate travel guide to this iconic city. It leads you through "La-La Land" with reliable information and comprehensive coverage of all the sights and attractions, from the glamour of Hollywood and the seaside charm of Santa Monica, to elite Rodeo Drive and enchanting Disneyland. Detailed maps and up-to-date listings pinpoint the best cafés, restaurants, hotels, shops, bars and nightlife, ensuring you make the most of your trip to Southern California, whether you're passing through, or staying for the weekend or longer. The Rough Guides Snapshot California: Los Angeles covers Downtown LA, South LA, Hollywood, West LA, Santa Monica and around, Malibu, Venice, the South Bay and Long Beach, Orange County and the San Gabriel and San Fernando valleys. Also included is the Basics section from the Rough Guide to California, with all the practical information you need for travelling in and around the city, including transport, accommodation, food and drink, festivals, sports and other essentials. Also published as part of the Rough Guide to California. The Rough Guides Snapshot California: Los Angeles is equivalent to 124 printed pages.

Moon California Road Trip

Moon California Road Trip [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1640494332
Author: Stuart Thornton
Publisher: Moon Travel
File Size: 765 KB
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Moon California Road Trip by Stuart Thornton Book Resume:

Colorful cable cars, sunny beaches, seaside havens, and thundering waterfalls: Buckle up for the best of the Golden State with Moon California Road Trip. Inside you'll find: Flexible Itineraries: Drive the entire "Best of the West" loop, mix and match destinations for shorter road trips, or follow strategic itineraries for spending time in San Francisco, Yosemite, Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon, Los Angeles, and smaller towns along the Pacific Coast Highway Eat, Sleep, Stop and Explore: Experience California and the Southwest your way with lists of the best hikes, views, restaurants, and more. Conquer Half Dome, stroll across the Golden Gate Bridge, venture into the depths of the Grand Canyon, or snap a picture on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Step back in time at Alcatraz, tour the opulent rooms of Hearst Castle, or marvel at the jellyfish at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Satisfy your cravings with an authentic Mission burrito, be dazzled by an over-the-top Las Vegas show, or enjoy a technicolor sunset from a rooftop bar in Los Angeles Maps and Driving Tools: Over 40 easy-to-use maps keep you oriented on and off the highway, along with site-to-site mileage, driving times, and detailed directions for the entire route Local Insight: Surfer and adventurer Stuart Thornton shares his passion for the state's best secluded beaches, quirky pit stops, and mountaintop vistas Planning Your Trip: Know when and where to get gas, how to avoid traffic, tips for driving in different road and weather conditions, and suggestions for international visitors, LGBTQ+ travelers, seniors, and road trippers with kids Helpful resources on Covid-19 and traveling in California With Moon California Road Trip's practical tips, detailed itineraries, and local expertise, you're ready to fill up the tank and hit the road. Doing more than driving through? Check out Moon Los Angeles, Moon Grand Canyon or Moon Yosemite, Sequoia & Kings Canyon.

Lonely Planet Los Angeles, San Diego & Southern California

Lonely Planet Los Angeles, San Diego & Southern California [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1787019373
Author: Lonely Planet,Andrea Schulte-Peevers,Andrew Bender,Cristian Bonetto,Benedict Walker,Jade Bremner,Clifton Wilkinson
Publisher: Lonely Planet
File Size: 332 KB
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Lonely Planet Los Angeles, San Diego & Southern California by Lonely Planet,Andrea Schulte-Peevers,Andrew Bender,Cristian Bonetto,Benedict Walker,Jade Bremner,Clifton Wilkinson Book Resume:

Lonely Planet Los Angeles, San Diego & Southern California is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Cruise the slow lanes of the Pacific Coast Highway, ride in spinning teacups at Disneyland Resort, or hit the trails in Joshua Tree National Park; all with your trusted travel companion. Begin your journey now!

Not For Tourists Guide to Los Angeles 2017

Not For Tourists Guide to Los Angeles 2017 [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1510710582
Author: Not For Tourists
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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Not For Tourists Guide to Los Angeles 2017 by Not For Tourists Book Resume:

The Not For Tourists Guide to Los Angeles is the essential urban handbook that thousands of Los Angelenos rely on daily. The map-based, neighborhood-by-neighborhood guidebook divides the city into 57 mapped neighborhoods and pinpoints all of the essential services and entertainment hotspots with NFT’s user-friendly icons. Want to drive around the palm tree–peppered concrete jungle like a pro? NFT has you covered. How about sunbathing on a beach? We’ve got that, too. The nearest Hollywood club, holistic health practitioner, sports outing, or shopping destination—whatever you need—NFT puts it at your fingertips. The guide also includes: • A foldout highway map covering all of Los Angeles • Over 150 neighborhood and city maps • A guide to TV and movie studio locations • Listings for the best shopping destinations Everything from supermarkets, cafés, bars, and gas stations, to information on 24-hour services, beaches, public transportation, and city events—NFT will help you find a boutique for an Oscar gown and then show you how to get there.

Moon Coastal California

Moon Coastal California [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1640492925
Author: Stuart Thornton
Publisher: Moon Travel
File Size: 437 KB
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Moon Coastal California by Stuart Thornton Book Resume:

From foggy cliffs and towering redwoods to warm sands and legendary surf, explore the best of the golden coast with Moon Coastal California. Inside you'll find: Flexible itineraries including six days in Central California, five days on the North Coast, and multiple road trip itineraries that can be combined into an epic two-week Pacific Coast road trip Strategic advice for families, adventure seekers, romantic getaways, outdoor enthusiasts, foodies, and more The top beaches for surfing, wildlife viewing, solitude, scuba diving, snorkeling, hiking, and more Unique experiences and can't-miss highlights: Soak up the solitude and rugged beauty of the North Coast beaches, or opt for sun and sand in San Diego. Explore the world-class museums and plunging city streets of San Francisco, sip your way through Napa and Sonoma, or gaze at skyscraping redwoods in Muir Woods. Catch a wave in a classic surf town, explore sea caves by kayak, or hike winding cliffside trails. Feast on local Dungeness crab, sample stouts at a coastal microbrewery, or find the best tacos in Los Angeles Full-color photos and detailed maps throughout Expert advice from Monterey local and surfer Stuart Thornton on where to stay, where to eat, and how to get around Background information on California's landscape, plants and animals, history, and culture Handy tips for international visitors, seniors, families with kids, LGBTQ+ travelers, and travelers with disabilities With Moon Coastal California's local insight and practical know-how, you can plan your trip your way. Hitting the road? Try Moon California Road Trip. Headed to the national parks? Check out Moon Death Valley National Park or Moon Yosemite, Sequoia & Kings Canyon.

The Wind At My Back

The Wind At My Back [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1472948122
Author: Paul Maunder
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
File Size: 706 KB
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The Wind At My Back by Paul Maunder Book Resume:

A lone cyclist, disappearing into a wild landscape – brave, free, engaged with the world. It's the kind of image that sells bikes, magazines, clothing; a romantic image that all cyclists aspire to. For cycling is an activity deeply and intimately involved with landscape. The bicycle allows us to explore, to engage with wild places, and return in time for dinner. It also allows us to investigate our surroundings closer to home. It is an activity which, for most of us, happens at a speed that allows a great deal of voyeurism. We peer into houses and shops, gardens and farmyards, fields and hedgerows. What we see may be familiar or alien, but for the creative mind it is always stimulating. Yet – unlike with walking or swimming – the connection between cycling and creativity has only been explored in fragments. On a bicycle, as one is exposed to sights – new or otherwise, through chance or purposeful searching – the repetitive physical actions of cycling work on the mind in a different way to those of walking. The shape of a long ride can become the shape of a novel; the atmosphere imbued by the weather, the hills, the physical exertion, can all influence a writer's tone. Our memories have a dialogue with the landscape; we remember rides through the landscape, and the landscape shapes our thinking. And for Paul Maunder – a writer all his adult life – cycling and creativity have always been interlinked. In The Wind on Your Back, Maunder takes a journey from the most dense centres of population to the wild places; starting from cycling in a major city, then moving through suburbia, the edgelands at the periphery of the city, then into the managed and pastoral farmland, and beyond to the sublime mountains. He explores the experience and history of cycling in these different types of place, and seeks to understand how cycling has played a role in his own creative life as well as that of other cyclist-artists, musicians, photographers, writers and painters. Played out against the backdrop of the British countryside, and drawing of elements of psychogeography and human geography, Maunder seeks to understand the way the outside world interacts with the creative mind, and the way our surroundings help to shape who we are.