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The Good Rat: A True Story
by Jimmy Breslin
In his inimitable New York voice, Pulitzer Prize winner Jimmy Breslin gives us a look through the keyhole at the people and places that define the Mafia—characters like John Gotti, Sammy "the Bull" Gravano, Anthony "Gaspipe" Casso (named for his weapon of choice), and Jimmy "the Clam" Eppolito—interwoven with the remarkable...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; True Crime
The Short Sweet Dream of Eduardo Gutierrez
by Jimmy Breslin
The Short Sweet Dream of Eduardo Gutiérrez is a towering achievement by one of America’s most respected journalists. A work of conscience that travels from San Matías Cuatchatyotla, a small, dusty town in central Mexico, to the cold and wet streets of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, this searing exposé chronicles the life and tragic death...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; Politics & Government; Social Sciences
Can't Anybody Here Play This Game?: The Improbable Saga of the New York Mets' First Year
by Jimmy Breslin
Jimmy Breslin’s nostalgic, rollicking look back at the worst baseball team in history Five years after the Dodgers and Giants fled New York for California, the city’s National League fans were offered salvation in the shape of the New York Mets: an expansion team who, in the spring of 1962, attempted to play something resembling...
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Categories: All Sports & Outdoors; History
The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight: A Novel
by Jimmy Breslin
A madcap novel of the sloppiest turf war ever launched by the Brooklyn mob Kid Sally Palumbo has been a loyal servant to the Brooklyn Mafia for years. His specialty is murder, and he is so skilled at it that he has gotten the attention of Mafia boss Papa Baccala. But unfortunately for Kid Sally, murder pays poorly. He wants to make...
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Categories: All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers
The World of Jimmy Breslin
by Jimmy Breslin
An invaluable collection of early columns by one of New York’s sharpest minds In the 1960s, as the once-proud New York Herald Tribune spiraled into bankruptcy, the brightest light in its pages was an ebullient young columnist named Jimmy Breslin. While ordinary columnists wrote about politics, culture, or the economy...
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Categories: Memoirs
How the Good Guys Finally Won: Notes from an Impeachment Summer
by Jimmy Breslin
After the Watergate scandal corrupted American democracy, it took a gang of honest politicians to restore honor Not long after burglars were caught raiding the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate Hotel, Congressman Tip O’Neill noticed that Democratic fundraising efforts for the 1972 election had stalled....
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Categories: History; Politics & Government
The World According to Breslin
by Jimmy Breslin
A collection of classic columns from one of New York’s most celebrated journalists Although his career spans decades, the seven years that Jimmy Breslin spent at the New York Daily News sparked some of his finest work. When New York City tumbled into economic and social chaos at the end of the 1970s, Breslin was there. In his...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; Memoirs
World Without End, Amen: A Novel
by Jimmy Breslin
Adrift in New York, an alcoholic cop searches for meaning in his life by revisiting his past The department has taken away Dermot Davey’s gun. After countless incidents of excessive force and on-the-job drunkenness, and one harrowing moment where he nearly killed a civilian, the New York Police Department has dumped him on the...
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Categories: All Historical Fiction; All Sex & Erotica
Branch Rickey: A Life (Penguin Lives)
by Jimmy Breslin
The book that inspired Harrison Ford in his portrayal of Branch Rickey in the hit movie “42” The idea of integrating baseball began as a dream in the mind of Branch Rickey. In 1947, as president and general manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers, he defied racism on and off the field to bring Jackie Robinson into the major leagues...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; All Sports & Outdoors
The Church That Forgot Christ
by Jimmy Breslin
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Jimmy Breslin has established himself as one of America's most distinctively Catholic voices. We have also come to know Breslin as the cocky guy from Queens, New York, who speaks insolently to powerful people and institutions, his words always tinged with a healthy amount of unsentimental outer-borough...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; All Religion & Spirituality; All Teen Lit; Bios & Memoirs of Leaders & Notable People
Forsaking All Others: A Novel
by Jimmy Breslin
A Puerto Rican gang leader goes to war for control of the South Bronx The Department of Corrections makes a mistake when it grants parole to a young man named Teenager. After a few years in jail for dealing narcotics, the young Puerto Rican immigrant promises the parole board that he has gone straight. But Teenager has no intention...
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Categories: All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers
Table Money: A Novel
by Jimmy Breslin
As a city worker and former war hero tumbles into alcoholism, his wife fights to hold on to her newfound freedom   Owney Morrison has walked the catacombs underneath New York City since he was eleven. His father was a sandhog—a tunnel worker—and the first to introduce him to the miles of passageways snaking beneath the...
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Categories: Unknown
He Got Hungry and Forgot His Manners: A Fable
by Jimmy Breslin
A Catholic priest sets his sights on sin’s frontline: New York City Father D’Arcy Cosgrove honed his special talents during a mission to Africa, where he ministered to locals about the dangers of sex. To Cosgrove, sex is a menace to societies all across the world, with no country more stricken than the United States. And so, to...
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Categories: All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers
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