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

Author/Creator:
Alda, Arlene, 1933-
Edition:
First Edition.
Publication:
New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2015.
Format/Description:
Book
xxi, 310 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
Subjects:
Bronx (New York, N.Y.) -- Biography.
New York (N.Y.) -- Biography.
Successful people -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography.
Oral history -- New York (State) -- New York.
Children -- New York (State) -- New York -- Social life and customs.
Bronx (New York, N.Y.) -- Social life and customs.
New York (N.Y.) -- Social life and customs.
Children -- Social life and customs.
Manners and customs.
Oral history.
Successful people.
New York (State) -- New York.
New York (State) -- New York -- Bronx.
Form/Genre:
Biography.
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"-- Provided by publisher.
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.
ISBN:
1627790950
9781627790956 (hardback)
9781627790963 (electronic book)
1627790969 (electronic book)
OCLC:
881041971
Publisher Number:
99962330573
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