The Resource Piecework : writings on men and women, fools and heroes, lost cities, vanished friends, small pleasures, large calamities, and how the weather was, Pete Hamill

Piecework : writings on men and women, fools and heroes, lost cities, vanished friends, small pleasures, large calamities, and how the weather was, Pete Hamill

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Piecework : writings on men and women, fools and heroes, lost cities, vanished friends, small pleasures, large calamities, and how the weather was
Title
Piecework
Title remainder
writings on men and women, fools and heroes, lost cities, vanished friends, small pleasures, large calamities, and how the weather was
Statement of responsibility
Pete Hamill
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Veteran journalist Pete Hamill has never covered just politics. Or just sports. Or just the entertainment business, the mob, foreign affairs, social issues, the art world, or New York City. He has in fact written about all these subjects, and many more, in his years as a contributor to such national magazines as Esquire, Vanity Fair, and New York, and as a columnist at the New York Post, the New York Daily News, the Village Voice, and other newspapers. Seasoned by more than thirty years as a New York newspaperman, Hamill writes on an extraordinarily wide variety of topics in powerful language that is personal, tough-minded, clearheaded, always provocative."--BOOK JACKET. "Piecework is a rich and varied collection of Hamill's best writing since 1970, on such diverse subjects as what television and crack have in common, why winning isn't everything, stickball, Nicaragua, Donald Trump, why American immigration policy toward Mexico is all wrong, Brooklyn's Seventh Avenue, and Frank Sinatra, not to mention Octavio Paz, what it's like to realize you're middle-aged, Northern Ireland, New York City then and now, how Mike Tyson spent his time in prison, and much more. This collection proves him once again to be among the last of a dying breed: the old-school generalist, who writes about anything and everything, guided only by passionate and boundless curiosity. Piecework is Hamill at his very best."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
814/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3558.A423
LC item number
P53 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Piecework : writings on men and women, fools and heroes, lost cities, vanished friends, small pleasures, large calamities, and how the weather was, Pete Hamill
Publication
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Contents
The cities of New York -- The lawless decades -- Mexico -- Out there -- The talent in the room -- Position papers -- Rolling the dice
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 432 p.
Isbn
9780316341042
Lccn
95004738
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
257357
System control number
  • OCM32550442
  • CARL032550442

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