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The Resource Just kids from the Bronx : telling it the way it was : an oral history, Arlene Alda

Just kids from the Bronx : telling it the way it was : an oral history, Arlene Alda

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Just kids from the Bronx : telling it the way it was : an oral history
Title
Just kids from the Bronx
Title remainder
telling it the way it was : an oral history
Statement of responsibility
Arlene Alda
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"'A down-to-earth, inspiring book about the American promise fulfilled'--President Bill Clinton; 'Fascinating. Made me wish I had been born in the Bronx'--Barbara Walters; A touching and provocative collection of memories that evoke the history of one of America's most influential boroughs--the Bronx--through some of its many success stories. The vivid oral histories in Arlene Alda's Just Kids from the Bronx reveal what it was like to grow up in the place that bred the influencers in just about every field of endeavor today. The Bronx is where Michael Kay, the New York Yankees' play-by-play broadcaster, first experienced baseball, where J. Crew's CEO Millard (Mickey) Drexler found his ambition, where Neil deGrasse Tyson and Dava Sobel fell in love with science early on and where music-making inspired hip hop's Grandmaster Melle Mel to change the world of music forever. The parks, the pick-up games, the tough and tender mothers, the politics, the gangs, the food--for people who grew up in the Bronx, childhood recollections are fresh. Arlene Alda's own Bronx memories were a jumping-off point from which to reminisce with a nun, a police officer, an urban planner, and with Al Pacino, Mary Higgins Clark, Carl Reiner, Colin Powell, Maira Kalman, Bobby Bonilla, and many other leading artists, athletes, scientists and entrepreneurs--experiences spanning six decades of Bronx living. Alda then arranged these pieces of the past, from looking for violets along the banks of the Bronx River to the wake-up calls from teachers who recognized potential, into one great collective story, a film-like portrait of the Bronx from the early twentieth century until today"--
Summary
This collection of memories from children who grew up in the Bronx includes the experiences of Yankees' broadcaster Michael Kay, J. Crew's Millard (Mickey) Drexler, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, and hip hop's Grandmaster Melle Mel
Tone
Writing style
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
collective biography
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10403843
Cataloging source
DLC
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1933-
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Alda, Arlene
Dewey number
974.7/275
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bronx (New York, N.Y.)
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • Successful people
  • Oral history
  • Children
  • Bronx (New York, N.Y.)
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Cultural Heritage
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Entertainment & Performing Arts
  • Children
  • Manners and customs
  • Oral history
  • Successful people
  • New York (State)
  • New York (State)
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
telling it the way it was : an oral history
Label
Just kids from the Bronx : telling it the way it was : an oral history, Arlene Alda
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Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
ONE. FRESH AIR...A LUCKY BREAK -- A.M. ("Abe") Rosenthal -- Carl Reiner -- Martin Bregman -- Leon Fleisher -- Lawrence Saper -- Mary Higgins Clark -- Jules Feiffer -- David Yarnell -- Milton Glaser -- Mildred S. Dresselhaus -- Regis Philbin -- George Shapiro and Howard West -- Mark Cash -- Arlene Alda -- Michael Brescia -- Emanuel ("Manny") Azenberg -- Avery Corman -- I.C. ("Chuck") Rapoport -- Colin Powell -- Lloyd Ultan -- Dion DiMucci -- Barbara Nessim -- TWO. I SAY IT'S THE TEACHERS...DESTINY -- Al Pacino -- Robert F. Levine -- Suzanne Braun Levine -- Steve Janowitz -- Margaret M. O'Brien, S.C. -- Joyce Hansen -- Robert Klein -- Julian Schlossberg -- Anonymous -- Rick Meyerowitz -- Joel Arthur Rosenthal (JAR) -- Millard ("Mickey") S. Drexler -- Andy Rosenzweig -- Kenneth S. Davidson -- Daniel Libeskind -- Valerie Simpson -- Arthur Klein -- Dava Sobel -- Robert F.X. Sillerman -- Maira Kalman -- THREE. ALL THE NEWS THAT FITS, WE PRINT...THE GIFT IN THE RIVER -- Sam Goodman -- Chazz Palminteri -- Daniel Hauben -- Louise Sedotto -- Steve Jordan -- Neil deGrasse Tyson -- Michael R. Kay -- Melvin Glover (Grandmaster Melle Mel) -- Jaime ("Jimmy") Rodriguez, Jr. -- Luis A. Ubiñas -- Bobby Bonilla -- Wilfredo Feliciano, Hector Nazerio, and Sotero Ortiz (Tats Cru) -- Majora Carter -- Carlos J. Serrano -- Renee Hernandez -- Ruben Diaz, Jr. -- Jemina R. Bernard -- Amar Ramasar -- Gabrielle Salvatto -- Erik Zeidler -- BIOGRAPHIES
Control code
ocn881041971
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
xxi, 310 pages
Isbn
9781627790956
Isbn Type
(Hardcover)
Lccn
2014022247
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)881041971
Label
Just kids from the Bronx : telling it the way it was : an oral history, Arlene Alda
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
ONE. FRESH AIR...A LUCKY BREAK -- A.M. ("Abe") Rosenthal -- Carl Reiner -- Martin Bregman -- Leon Fleisher -- Lawrence Saper -- Mary Higgins Clark -- Jules Feiffer -- David Yarnell -- Milton Glaser -- Mildred S. Dresselhaus -- Regis Philbin -- George Shapiro and Howard West -- Mark Cash -- Arlene Alda -- Michael Brescia -- Emanuel ("Manny") Azenberg -- Avery Corman -- I.C. ("Chuck") Rapoport -- Colin Powell -- Lloyd Ultan -- Dion DiMucci -- Barbara Nessim -- TWO. I SAY IT'S THE TEACHERS...DESTINY -- Al Pacino -- Robert F. Levine -- Suzanne Braun Levine -- Steve Janowitz -- Margaret M. O'Brien, S.C. -- Joyce Hansen -- Robert Klein -- Julian Schlossberg -- Anonymous -- Rick Meyerowitz -- Joel Arthur Rosenthal (JAR) -- Millard ("Mickey") S. Drexler -- Andy Rosenzweig -- Kenneth S. Davidson -- Daniel Libeskind -- Valerie Simpson -- Arthur Klein -- Dava Sobel -- Robert F.X. Sillerman -- Maira Kalman -- THREE. ALL THE NEWS THAT FITS, WE PRINT...THE GIFT IN THE RIVER -- Sam Goodman -- Chazz Palminteri -- Daniel Hauben -- Louise Sedotto -- Steve Jordan -- Neil deGrasse Tyson -- Michael R. Kay -- Melvin Glover (Grandmaster Melle Mel) -- Jaime ("Jimmy") Rodriguez, Jr. -- Luis A. Ubiñas -- Bobby Bonilla -- Wilfredo Feliciano, Hector Nazerio, and Sotero Ortiz (Tats Cru) -- Majora Carter -- Carlos J. Serrano -- Renee Hernandez -- Ruben Diaz, Jr. -- Jemina R. Bernard -- Amar Ramasar -- Gabrielle Salvatto -- Erik Zeidler -- BIOGRAPHIES
Control code
ocn881041971
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
xxi, 310 pages
Isbn
9781627790956
Isbn Type
(Hardcover)
Lccn
2014022247
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)881041971

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