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Manhattan Beach

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ISBN10 : 1476716757

Publisher : Simon and Schuster

Number of Pages : 448

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 332

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Book Summary: 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.

A Visit from the Goon Squad

Author : Jennifer Egan

ISBN10 : 0307593622

Publisher : Anchor

Number of Pages : 288

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1786

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Book Summary: NATIONAL BESTSELLER National Book Critics Circle Award Winner PEN/Faulkner Award Finalist A New York Times Book Review Best Book One of the Best Books of the Year: Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, The Daily Beast, The Miami Herald, The Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Newsday, NPR's On Point, O, the Oprah Magazine, People, Publishers Weekly, Salon, San Francisco Chronicle, Seattle Times, Slate, Time, The Washington Post, and Village Voice 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. With music pulsing on every page, A Visit from the Goon Squad is a startling, exhilarating novel of self-destruction and redemption.

Manhattan Beach

Author : Jennifer Egan

ISBN10 : 1476716757

Publisher : Simon and Schuster

Number of Pages : 448

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1780

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Book Summary: 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

Author : Jan Dennis

ISBN10 : 1614238081

Publisher : Arcadia Publishing

Number of Pages : 160

Category : History

Viewed : 944

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Book Summary: 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.

The Manhattan Beach Project

Author : Peter Lefcourt

ISBN10 : 0743271769

Publisher : Simon and Schuster

Number of Pages : 352

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 938

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Book Summary: 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 Keep

Author : Jennifer Egan

ISBN10 : 0307386619

Publisher : Anchor

Number of Pages : 272

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1653

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Book Summary: 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.

Pacific Coast Highway in Los Angeles County

Author : Carina Monica Montoya

ISBN10 : 162584106X

Publisher : Arcadia Publishing

Number of Pages : 128

Category : History

Viewed : 1346

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Book Summary: 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 Band Music Handbook

Author : Christopher M. Cicconi

ISBN10 : 1442268646

Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield

Number of Pages : 192

Category : Music

Viewed : 1005

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Book Summary: 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.

Not For Tourists Guide to Los Angeles 2021

Author : Not For Tourists

ISBN10 : 1510758070

Publisher : Simon and Schuster

Number of Pages : 384

Category : Travel

Viewed : 1020

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Book Summary: 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 Making of Mollie

Author : Anna Carey

ISBN10 : 1847179037

Publisher : The O\'Brien Press Ltd

Number of Pages : 304

Category : Juvenile Fiction

Viewed : 421

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Book Summary: It’s spring 1912, and 14-year-old Mollie Carberry lives in Drumcondra with her loving but distracted parents, her older sister Phyllis, her spoiled older brother Harry and her saintly little sister Julia. Mollie’s convinced that her life is boring - until she discovers that Phyllis is a secret suffragette. After attending a suffrage meeting, Mollie wants to do something for the movement too – and she soon convinces her best friend Nora to join her. At last, they have some excitement in their lives! While some of their classmates approve of their new cause, others can’t see the point. Their timid schoolfriend Stella worries that Mollie and Nora are going to get into trouble. And their classmate Grace, who also happens to be Nora’s cousin, disapproves of anybody who steps out of line. Despite this general apathy, as the weeks go by, Mollie and Nora become even more determined to do something for the cause. Even though nobody in the cause seems to particularly want their help.

Look at Me

Author : Jennifer Egan

ISBN10 : 1400033276

Publisher : Anchor

Number of Pages : 544

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1717

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Book Summary: 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.

The Invisible Circus

Author : Jennifer Egan

ISBN10 : 0307765180

Publisher : Anchor

Number of Pages : 352

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 688

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Book Summary: 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.

Manhattan Beach

Author : Raquel Villaamil

ISBN10 : 1547558636

Publisher : Babelcube Inc.

Number of Pages : 129

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1328

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Book Summary: O que uma jovem estudante espanhola pode fazer no tapete vermelho de Hollywood? A primeira parte da trilogia mais divertida e romântica. Miriam acaba de chegar a capital do cinema e um inesperado acidente leva-a se envolver no mundo da sétima arte, o qual ignora por completo e que agora terá de cursar um rápido mestrado quando conhece em comicas circunstâncias o famoso Sean Weller, um ator irresistivelmente atraente, mas com um passado difícil, que vai colocar a prova seus sentimentos. Enquanto vive sua paixão, ela cruza com um roteiro misterioso que encontra ao lado de Sandra, a beleza californiana e aspirante a atriz com a qual divide a casa e festas em Los Angeles. As coisas se complicam e Miriam deverá escolher entre seu romance e a sua carreira como arquiteta. A aventura americana de Miriam a leva da cálida praia de Manhattan Beach a sonhar entre as colinas de Hollywood. E de avião em avião, para os arranha-céus de Nova York e os canais de Veneza.

The Undocumented Americans

Author : Karla Cornejo Villavicencio

ISBN10 : 0399592695

Publisher : One World

Number of Pages : 208

Category : Social Science

Viewed : 1354

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Book Summary: NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST • One of the first undocumented immigrants to graduate from Harvard reveals the hidden lives of her fellow undocumented Americans in this deeply personal and groundbreaking portrait of a nation. “Karla’s book sheds light on people’s personal experiences and allows their stories to be told and their voices to be heard.”—Selena Gomez LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE FINALIST • LONGLISTED FOR THE PORCHLIGHT BUSINESS BOOK AWARD • NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY VULTURE AND ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Book Review • Time • NPR • The New York Public Library • Book Riot • Library Journal Writer Karla Cornejo Villavicencio was on DACA when she decided to write about being undocumented for the first time using her own name. It was right after the election of 2016, the day she realized the story she’d tried to steer clear of was the only one she wanted to tell. So she wrote her immigration lawyer’s phone number on her hand in Sharpie and embarked on a trip across the country to tell the stories of her fellow undocumented immigrants—and to find the hidden key to her own. Looking beyond the flashpoints of the border or the activism of the DREAMers, Cornejo Villavicencio explores the lives of the undocumented—and the mysteries of her own life. She finds the singular, effervescent characters across the nation often reduced in the media to political pawns or nameless laborers. The stories she tells are not deferential or naively inspirational but show the love, magic, heartbreak, insanity, and vulgarity that infuse the day-to-day lives of her subjects. In New York, we meet the undocumented workers who were recruited into the federally funded Ground Zero cleanup after 9/11. In Miami, we enter the ubiquitous botanicas, which offer medicinal herbs and potions to those whose status blocks them from any other healthcare options. In Flint, Michigan, we learn of demands for state ID in order to receive life-saving clean water. In Connecticut, Cornejo Villavicencio, childless by choice, finds family in two teenage girls whose father is in sanctuary. And through it all we see the author grappling with the biggest questions of love, duty, family, and survival. In her incandescent, relentlessly probing voice, Karla Cornejo Villavicencio combines sensitive reporting and powerful personal narratives to bring to light remarkable stories of resilience, madness, and death. Through these stories we come to understand what it truly means to be a stray. An expendable. A hero. An American.

Fodor's Los Angeles

Author : Fodor's Travel Guides

ISBN10 : 1640972137

Publisher : Fodor\'s Travel

Number of Pages : 329

Category : Travel

Viewed : 1257

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Book Summary: For a limited time, receive a free Fodor's Guide to Safe and Healthy Travel e-book with the purchase of this guidebook! Go to fodors.com for details. Ready to experience Los Angeles? The experts at Fodor’s are here to help. Fodor’s Los Angeles travel guide is packed with customizable itineraries with top recommendations, detailed maps of Los Angeles, and exclusive tips from locals. Whether you want to lounge on a beautiful beach, take a selfie with celebrity, or hang out with locals on the East Side, this user-friendly guidebook will help you plan it all out. Our local writers vet every recommendation to ensure that you not only make the most of your time, but that you also have all the most up-to-date and essential information you need to plan the perfect trip. This new edition has been FULLY-REDESIGNED with a new layout and beautiful images for more intuitive travel planning! Fodor’s Los Angeles includes: • AN ULTIMATE EXPERIENCE GUIDE that visually captures the top highlights of Los Angeles. • SPECTACULAR COLOR PHOTOS AND FEATURES throughout, including special features on Disneyland, celebrity spotting, and movie-famous locations. • INSPIRATIONAL “BEST OF” LISTS identify the best things to see, do, eat, drink, and more. • MULTIPLE ITINERARIES for various trip lengths help you maximize your time. • MORE THAN 20 DETAILED MAPS help you plot your itinerary and navigate confidently. • EXPERT RECOMMENDATIONS ON HOTELS AND RESTAURANTS offer options for every taste. • TRIP PLANNING TOOLS AND PRACTICAL TIPS include: guides to getting around, saving money and time, and beating the crowds. • LOCAL INSIDER ADVICE tells you where to find under-the-radar gems. • HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL OVERVIEWS add perspective and enrich your travels. • COVERS: Hollywood Walk of Fame, Sunset Strip, Downtown LA, Venice Beach, Beverly Hills, Disneyland, Universal Studios, Silver Lake, and more. ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts. Fodor’s has been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for over 80 years. Planning on visiting more destinations in California? Check out Fodor’s Southern California, Fodor's Northern California, Fodor's San Diego, and Fodor's San Francisco. Cover Photography by Jill Krueger

L.A. Adventures

Author : David Madsen

ISBN10 : 0985088532

Publisher : LA Electric Travel

Number of Pages : 278

Category : California, Southern

Viewed : 539

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Book Summary: 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!

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

Author : Sharon Seitz,Stuart Miller

ISBN10 : 1581578865

Publisher : The Countryman Press

Number of Pages : 344

Category : Travel

Viewed : 372

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Book Summary: “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.

African Americans in Long Beach and Southern California: a History

Author : Claudine Burnett

ISBN10 : 166551678X

Publisher : AuthorHouse

Number of Pages : 444

Category : Education

Viewed : 642

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Book Summary: Racial discrimination and unrest are intertwined with the history of Long Beach and Southern California in Ms. Burnett’s latest book. African Americans in Long Beach and Southern California begins in the 1800s and continues to 1970, reaching into later years to describe what that history has led to today. Ms. Burnett spent over five years researching recently digitized African American newspapers which has allowed her access to the black perspective on issues rarely written about in the white press or by other authors. Personal stories, legislation, Southland history and possible solutions to decades old problems are presented, making for an interesting and informative read. It is a unique work, sure to open the eyes of many.

Amusing the Million

Author : John F. Kasson

ISBN10 : 1429952237

Publisher : Hill and Wang

Number of Pages : 128

Category : Social Science

Viewed : 1298

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Book Summary: 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.

Chronicles of Historic Brooklyn

Author : John B. Manbeck

ISBN10 : 1625840276

Publisher : Arcadia Publishing

Number of Pages : 208

Category : History

Viewed : 1950

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Book Summary: 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.