Growing Up At Grossinger S

Growing Up At Grossinger S

Growing Up At Grossinger S

"To be devoured in one non-stop gulp...fascinating reading."—The New York Post From 1919 to 1986, Grossinger's Catskill Resort Hotel provided a summer retreat from the city heat for New York's Jews, and entertained the great, the near-great, and the not so great, Jews and Gentiles alike. A melting pot of the Borscht Belt, sports, and show-biz worlds, loyal visitors included Red Buttons, Rocky Marciano, Eddie Fisher, and Jackie Robinson. Tania Grossinger grew up there. In her fascinating insider's account of life in the hospitality industry, she sheds light on how hotel children keep up with the frenetic pace of life, and how they come to grips with the outside world (which intrudes now and again), sex (happening in every room), and, occasionally, their intellectual interests. Growing Up at Grossinger's is both a wonderful coming-of-age story and a sentimental reading of a chapter of the Jewish experience in America that has now closed. 25 b/w photographs. Skyhorse Publishing, along with our Arcade, Good Books, Sports Publishing, and Yucca imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of biographies, autobiographies, and memoirs. Our list includes biographies on well-known historical figures like Benjamin Franklin, Nelson Mandela, and Alexander Graham Bell, as well as villains from history, such as Heinrich Himmler, John Wayne Gacy, and O. J. Simpson. We have also published survivor stories of World War II, memoirs about overcoming adversity, first-hand tales of adventure, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Tania Grossinger
Publisher : Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
Release : 2008-06-17
Total Pages : 192 Pages
ISBN : 9781602392052


American Women Managers And Administrators

American Women Managers And Administrators

While biographical information on many of the women is readily available in other sources, this is a handy compilation, especially for identifying material on contemporary women administrators. It would be appropriate in larger public libraries and academic libraries, especially those that focus on women's studies. Library Journal

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Judith A. Leavitt
Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
Release : 1985
Total Pages : 317 Pages
ISBN : 0313237484


New York Hotel Experience

New York Hotel Experience

For more than two hundred years hotels have played a significant role in American history. The modern hotel is even an American invention. In five case studies of iconic New York hotels, this book presents the hotel experience of the white upper class, literati, young artists, African Americans and Jewish Americans in the twentieth century. Using a variety of texts, including autobiographies, movies and novels, the impact of hotel experience on society and culture - which has been neglected until now - becomes apparent. This unique approach offers a new way of reading New York and helps to better understand the city's special dynamics.

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Genre : History
Author : Annabella Fick
Publisher : transcript Verlag
Release : 2017-03-31
Total Pages : 344 Pages
ISBN : 9783839437810


Encyclopedia Of American Women In Business A L

Encyclopedia Of American Women In Business A L

Presents profiles of more than three hundred American businesswomen along with entries of related topics.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Carol Krismann
Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
Release : 2005
Total Pages : 692 Pages
ISBN : 0313333831


Jews And Jazz

Jews And Jazz

Jews and Jazz: Improvising Ethnicity explores the meaning of Jewish involvement in the world of American jazz. It focuses on the ways prominent jazz musicians like Stan Getz, Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Lee Konitz, Dave Liebman, Michael Brecker, and Red Rodney have engaged with jazz in order to explore and construct ethnic identities. The author looks at Jewish identity through jazz in the context of the surrounding American culture, believing that American Jews have used jazz to construct three kinds of identities: to become more American, to emphasize their minority outsider status, and to become more Jewish. From the beginning, Jewish musicians have used jazz for all three of these purposes, but the emphasis has shifted over time. In the 1920s and 1930s, when Jews were seen as foreign, Jews used jazz to make a more inclusive America, for themselves and for blacks, establishing their American identity. Beginning in the 1940s, as Jews became more accepted into the mainstream, they used jazz to "re-minoritize" and avoid over-assimilation through identification with African Americans. Finally, starting in the 1960s as ethnic assertion became more predominant in America, Jews have used jazz to explore and advance their identities as Jews in a multicultural society.

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Genre : Music
Author : Charles B Hersch
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2016-10-14
Total Pages : 196 Pages
ISBN : 9781317270386


In The Catskills

In The Catskills

“A nostalgic pastiche of fiction, memoir, photography, art, postcards, menus, etc., celebrating Jewish resort life in the Catskills.”—Providence Journal With selections ranging from literature to song lyrics, this book highlights the Catskills experience over a century, and assesses its continuing impact on American music, comedy, food, culture, and religion. It features selections from such fiction writers as Isaac Bashevis Singer, Herman Wouk, Allegra Goodman and Vivian Gornick; and original contributions from historians, sociologists, and scholars of American and Jewish culture that trace the history of the region, the rise of hotels and bungalow colonies, the wonderful flavors of food and entertainment, and distinctive forms of Jewish religion found in the Mountains. What was life—the work, the play, the food, the romance—like at Catskills Mountains resorts? These very personal recollections capture the special sense of community and freedom that developed among Jewish families leaving the city behind for a summer vacation and enjoying a cultural space of their own. From “Bingo by the Bungalow” by Thane Rosenbaum to “Young Workers in the Hotels” by Phil Brown to “Shoot the Shtrudel to Me Yudel” by Henry Foner, this charming anthology captures an era that has had enormous impact on the Jewish experience and American culture as a whole. “A warm, charming, and valuable work. Much of the writing is simply gorgeous.”—Contemporary Sociology

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Genre : History
Author : Phil Brown
Publisher : Columbia University Press
Release : 2004-04-21
Total Pages : 436 Pages
ISBN : 9780231504409


Graves Of Upstate New York

Graves Of Upstate New York

Graves of Upstate New York presents a fascinating look at the lives and deaths of 100 legendary Americans who are laid to rest in Upstate New York. D’Imperio takes readers on a journey across the state, visiting an array of famous New York grave sites, from Mark Twain, Harriet Tubman, and James Fenimore Cooper to Helen Hayes, Lucille Ball, four US presidents, a Kentucky Derby–winning horse, and the most famous one-legged tap dancer in the world. D’Imperio tells the story of each individual, along with photographs and detailed information about the cemetery. From West Point to Lake Placid to Buffalo and all points north, south, east, and west, Graves of Upstate New York offers a cultural tour across the great expanse of Upstate New York in search of its famous residents and their lasting legacies.

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Genre : History
Author : Chuck D'imperio
Publisher : Syracuse University Press
Release : 2018-03-08
Total Pages : 362 Pages
ISBN : 9780815654407


Dr Feelgood

Dr Feelgood

The true story of Dr. Max Jacobson, whose addictive meth “cure” made him the most sought after, and dangerous, rogue physician from Hollywood to DC. Under President John F. Kennedy, the Secret Service had a nickname for German-born New York doctor Max Jacobson: Dr. Feelgood. A member of the presidential entourage, Jacobson offered a unique “energy formula” that guaranteed relief for JFK’s chronic and debilitating back pain. It also gave JFK the vigor, stamina, energy, and crispness to demolish Vice President Richard Nixon in a landmark televised debate, guaranteeing his win for the White House. What JFK didn’t know was that the injections were powerful doses of highly addictive liquid methamphetamine and steroids, among other ingredients. But JFK wasn’t the only celebrity to depend on Jacobson’s “miracle cure.” Jackie Kennedy, Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Judy Garland, Montgomery Clift, Eddie Fisher, Truman Capote, Elizabeth Taylor, Tennessee Williams, Marlene Dietrich—and dozens more—felt the sting of Jacobson’s needle. Through previously unpublished material and revealing interviews with such celebrities as George Clooney, Jerry Lewis, Yogi Berra, Eddie Fisher, and Sid Caesar, the authors reveal Jacobson’s indirect influence on historical and cultural events, from the Cuban Missile Crisis to the death of Marilyn Monroe and even the filming of the Cecil B. DeMille classic The Ten Commandments. Dr. Feelgood is “totally convincing about…the troubling stranglehold that Jacobson and his untested mind-bending concoctions had on a whole swathes of high society in the U.S. of the sixties, including the White House. Until now, Dr Feelgood has been a footnote in history. We may now have to afford him a more important part in the story of the 20th century.”—Daily Mail (UK)

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Richard A. Lertzman
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2013-05-01
Total Pages : 208 Pages
ISBN : 9781626363359


On The Integration Of Nature

On The Integration Of Nature

This collage-like book is an inquiry into the nature of life and of existence itself. Simultaneously philosophical, spiritual, and literary, it pushes the boundaries of this area of thought beyond the strictures of science, religion, and all other forms of ideology. Author Richard Grossinger dazzlingly blends narrative memoir, short science fiction “novels” (the shortest being a mere paragraph), political think pieces, Buddhist screeds, public dialogue via found art, and even dreams to create a bold view of the world and humankind’s precarious place in it.

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Genre : Science
Author : Richard Grossinger
Publisher : North Atlantic Books
Release : 2012-12-18
Total Pages : 336 Pages
ISBN : 9781583947005


A Jewish Feminine Mystique

A Jewish Feminine Mystique

In The Feminine Mystique, Jewish-raised Betty Friedan struck out against a postwar American culture that pressured women to play the role of subservient housewives. However, Friedan never acknowledged that many American women refused to retreat from public life during these years. Now, A Jewish Feminine Mystique? examines how Jewish women sought opportunities and created images that defied the stereotypes and prescriptive ideology of the "feminine mystique." As workers with or without pay, social justice activists, community builders, entertainers, and businesswomen, most Jewish women championed responsibilities outside their homes. Jewishness played a role in shaping their choices, shattering Friedan's assumptions about how middle-class women lived in the postwar years. Focusing on ordinary Jewish women as well as prominent figures such as Judy Holliday, Jennie Grossinger, and Herman Wouk's fictional Marjorie Morningstar, leading scholars explore the wide canvas upon which American Jewish women made their mark after the Second World War.

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Genre : Social Science
Author : Hasia Diner
Publisher : Rutgers University Press
Release : 2010-09-10
Total Pages : 284 Pages
ISBN : 9780813550305