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The Resource Two and two : McSorley's, my dad, and me, Rafe Bartholomew

Two and two : McSorley's, my dad, and me, Rafe Bartholomew

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Two and two : McSorley's, my dad, and me
Title
Two and two
Title remainder
McSorley's, my dad, and me
Statement of responsibility
Rafe Bartholomew
Title variation
  • 2 and 2
  • 2 & 2
  • Two and two
Title variation remainder
McSorleys, my dad, and me
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A deeply stirring memoir of fathers, sons, and the oldest bar in New York City. Since it opened in 1854, McSorley's Old Ale House has been a New York institution. This is the landmark watering hole where Abraham Lincoln campaigned and Boss Tweed kicked back with the Tammany Hall machine. Where a pair of Houdini's handcuffs found their final resting place. And where soldiers left behind wishbones before departing for the First World War, never to return and collect them. Many of the bar's traditions remain intact, from the newspaper-covered walls to the plates of cheese and raw onions, the sawdust-strewn floors to the tall-tales told by its bartenders. But in addition to the bar's rich history, McSorley's is home to a deeply personal story about two men: Rafe Bartholomew, the writer who grew up in the landmark pub, and his father, Geoffrey "Bart" Bartholomew, a career bartender who has been working the taps for forty-five years. On weekends, Rafe Bartholomew would tag along for the early hours of his dad's shift, polishing brass doorknobs, watching over the bar cats, and handling other odd jobs until he grew old enough to join Bart behind the bar. McSorley's was a place of bizarre rituals, bawdy humor, and tasks as unique as the bar itself: protecting the decades-old dust that had gathered on treasured artifacts; shot-putting thirty-pound grease traps into high-walled Dumpsters; and trying to keep McSorley's open through the worst of Hurricane Sandy. But for Rafe, the bar means home. It's the place where he and his father have worked side by side, serving light and dark ale, always in pairs, the way it's always been done. Where they've celebrated victories, like the publication of his father's first book of poetry, and coped with misfortune, like the death of Rafe's mother. Where Rafe learned to be part of something bigger than himself and also how to be his own man. By turns touching, crude, and wildly funny, Rafe's story reveals universal truths about family, loss, and the bursting history of one of New York's most beloved institutions."--provided by publisher
Summary
The author, whose father has been a bartender at one of New York’s oldest continually-operating bars for 40 years, describes what it was like growing up there, doing odd jobs and chores for the staff and collecting stories
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Biography type
autobiography
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10563231
Cataloging source
YDX
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Bartholomew, Rafe
Dewey number
647.957471
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • McSorley's Old Ale House (New York, N.Y.)
  • Bartholomew, Rafe
  • Batholomew, Geoffrey
  • Bars (Drinking establishments)
  • Bartenders
  • Historic sites
  • Fathers and sons
  • New York (N.Y.)
Target audience
adult
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McSorley's, my dad, and me
Label
Two and two : McSorley's, my dad, and me, Rafe Bartholomew
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Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn958781280
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
276 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780316231596
Lccn
2016959023
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrtions (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)958781280
Label
Two and two : McSorley's, my dad, and me, Rafe Bartholomew
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn958781280
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
276 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780316231596
Lccn
2016959023
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrtions (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)958781280

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