Brooklyn: people and places, past and present

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H.N. Abrams, Oct 1, 1991 - History - 256 pages
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This big, breezy illustrated celebration of a legendary town is profusely illustrated with photographs and artwork spanning almost three centuries. From the Brooklyn Dodgers and Coney Island to the colorful personalities who've made Brooklyn a household name throughout the nation, this book covers all the angles with style and flair.

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Another great book by this wonderful writer. - LibraryThing
The ending did seem abrupt, I will say that though. - LibraryThing
I wanted more depth and/or character development. - LibraryThing
lovely characters; good writing - LibraryThing
good writing, but i found it to be a little dull. - LibraryThing
This book is so much more then the plot suggests. - LibraryThing

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good writing, but i found it to be a little dull. An irish girl is torn from her family, her country and all she knows to live and work in Brooklyn. Nothing much happens, until the end. I had such high expectations and was a little disappointed! Read full review

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User Review  - emilyingreen - LibraryThing

A beautifully rendered, honest, poignant account of a young Irish girl's experiences coming to America. An excellent book, I look forward to more from Mr. Toibin in the future. Read full review

Contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
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HOME SWEET BROOKLYN
33
GABLES DORMERS CHIMNEYS
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Copyright

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About the author (1991)

Grace Glueck is former art news editor of "The New York Times and author of "New York: The Painted City. Paul Gardner is the co-author of "Lynn, a memoir of dancer Lynn Seymour.

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