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Author : William O'Shaughnessy
ISBN : 0823223361
Genre : Performing Arts
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Bill O'Shaughnessy's back. Here's the third big book of interviews, editorials, essays, commentaries, and observations, and just plain good talk from an authentic American voice. From the "bully pulpit" of his radio stations, O'Shaughnessy's in the middle of it all-politics, local and national; culture, high and low and in-between; the media; and, above all, the rich flow of ideas and opinion that from what the Wall Street Journal calls "the quintessential community station in America." For this compelling and fascinating collection, O'Shaughnessy gathers interviews with everyone from Tony Bennett on the singer's art to Ed Koch on the art of politics. Essays and talks from luminaries ranging from Henry Kissinger to Larry King, Rudolph Giuliani to Tim Russert and Dan Rather. There are moving pieces on the impact of September 11, vivid sketches of movers and shakers, and provocative, deeply felt calls for protecting freedoms of the First Amendment. And Mario Cuomo's moving thoughts on how to restore justice and wisdom to America's political culture. From color sketches of local pols to intimate conversations with great writers and artists, Again! Again! Is an endlessly fascinating portrait our time and place-marked as always by Bill O'Shaughnessy's intelligence, insight, and eloquence. "Bill O'Shaughnessy's editorials make his New York TV counterparts look like so much mish-mash." -The New York Times
Category: Performing Arts

Vox Populi

Author : William O'Shaughnessy
ISBN : 9780823232499
Genre : Social Science
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Vox Populi is the long-awaited fourth collection of interviews, editorials, essays, observations and keen insight from legendary New York broadcaster William O’Shaughnessy. With this inspiring new anthology, Bill is back in a big way, offering compelling dialogue and opinion on timely issues and current events in politics, media, the arts and popular culture. A masterful interviewer, O’Shaughnessy goes one-on- one with Barbara Taylor Bradford, Steve Forbes, Joe Califano and a colorful band of townie characters from Westchester – the Golden Apple. Broadcasting for five decades from what the Wall Street Journal hailed as “the quintessential community station in America,” his thoughtful and muscular commentaries have been widely praised in all the important journals in the land. A self-styled First Amendment “voluptuary,” O’Shaughnessy is a stellar defender of Free Speech, having devoted the good part of fifty years to fighting censorship and government intrusion from his influential perch in the heart of the Eastern Establishment. He’s the one they roll out when the likes of Howard Stern, Bob Grant and Imus get in a jam. Colorful national figures and beguiling “townies” abound in Vox Populi which is also laden with exquisitely beautiful eulogies and tributes to his departed friends Tim Russert, Wellington Mara, Robert Merrill and Ossie Davis. And, as in every Bill O’Shaughnessy book, there is stunning and powerful wisdom and brilliant observations from Governor Mario Cuomo whom he so admires. The great American historian David McCullough observed: “I always look forward to reading the history of our times Bill O’Shaughnessy has written.” O’Shaughnessy is an authentic American voice.
Category: Social Science

Radio Active

Author : William O'Shaughnessy
ISBN : 9780823286713
Genre : Social Science
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Radio Active is William O’Shaughnessy’s fifth collection of essays, on-air interviews, tributes and eulogies, endorsements, recollections of an evening, and more from “perhaps the finest broadcaster in America” whose commentaries are akin to “potato chips” per former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger because “You can’t stop with only one.” The book opens with a ringing signature defense of the First Amendment and collected O’Shaughnessy correspondence with heroes and “villains,” and insightful sections honoring former New York Governor Mario Cuomo, who said, “When O’Shaughnessy is on his game . . . he’s better than anyone on the air or in print.” There is also a section on the estimable Bush family. In eliciting “provocative and candid revelations” from his wide circle, this new compendium pulses with brilliant, insightful prose and a life-affirming reverence for luminous people, places, and events, past and present.
Category: Social Science

Ed Koch And The Rebuilding Of New York City

Author : Jonathan Soffer
ISBN : 9780231150330
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In 1978, Ed Koch assumed control of a city plagued by filth, crime, bankruptcy, and racial tensions. By the end of his mayoral run in 1989 and despite the Wall Street crash of 1987, his administration had begun rebuilding neighborhoods and infrastructure. Unlike many American cities, Koch's New York was growing, not shrinking. Gentrification brought new businesses to neglected corners and converted low-end rental housing to coops and condos. Nevertheless, not all the changes were positive--AIDS, crime, homelessness, and violent racial conflict increased, marking a time of great, if somewhat uneven, transition. For better or worse, Koch's efforts convinced many New Yorkers to embrace a new political order subsidizing business, particularly finance, insurance, and real estate, and privatizing public space. Each phase of the city's recovery required a difficult choice between moneyed interests and social services, forcing Koch to be both a moderate and a pragmatist as he tried to mitigate growing economic inequality. Throughout, Koch's rough rhetoric (attacking his opponents as "crazy," "wackos," and "radicals") prompted charges of being racially divisive. The first book to recast Koch's legacy through personal and mayoral papers, authorized interviews, and oral histories, this volume plots a history of New York City through two rarely studied yet crucial decades: the bankruptcy of the 1970s and the recovery and crash of the 1980s.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Mario Cuomo

Author : William O'Shaughnessy
ISBN : 9780823274277
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Governor Mario Cuomo’s life and accomplishments are part of the public record, but in Mario Cuomo: Remembrances of a Remarkable Man, William O’Shaughnessy gives readers an exclusive and a deeply personal, behind-the-scenes look at the liberal Democratic icon. This poignant memoir, based on the author’s thirty-eight-year friendship with Governor Cuomo, portrays the spiritual journey of a man who played many roles: inspirational political leader, moral compass, spellbinding orator, gifted author, legal scholar, and loving father and grandfather. He was, in O’Shaughnessy’s words, one of the most articulate and graceful public men of the twentieth century.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Looking Beyond The Hijab

Author : Stephen Michael Croucher
ISBN : STANFORD:36105132232062
Genre : Social Science
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"This volume is one of the only case studies that tests cultural adaptation theory in the real world. It examines the failed cultural integration of France's Muslim population and the tension that has resulted. Through the use of in-depth interviews with Muslims and non-Muslims in France, this analysis reveals that French-Muslims are unable and unwilling to completely assimilate to French culture. This finding runs counter to cultural adaptation theory. Readers will find the text both theoretically engaging and filled with rich interviews from French men and women from many walks of life." -- Book cover.
Category: Social Science


Author : William O'Shaughnessy
ISBN : 0823219046
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 50.17 MB
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Air Waves is a collection of poignant, vividly portrayed, and emotion-laden stories written for the airwaves, under the guise of "editorials of the air." The broadcaster/writer is William O'Shaughnessy, who took a small, regional radio station in New Rochelle and turned it into what the Wall Street Journal has described as "the quintessential community radio station in America." WVOX is also his "bully pulpit" for defending our most precious freedoms.
Category: Performing Arts

Riff Raffles

Author : Kevin Meacher
ISBN : 9786162220180
Genre : Humor
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Have you ever dreamt of quitting your job and setting up a business in a tropical paradise, spending days lazing by the beach whilst the money comes rolling in? Most of us have had this dream at some time or the other but the reality can be alarmingly different. We follow the hilarious trials and tribulations of Kevin, who turned the dream into a reality, leaving his life in England to run a small hotel in the Thailand holiday resort of Pattaya. His story highlights the vast difference in cultures between East and West and shows the number of day-to-day problems that can be encountered. Whilst everything is viewed in a light- hearted and amusing manner, it is easy to see that the grass is not always as greener on the other side. as we may imagine.
Category: Humor

Meyer Berger S New York

Author : Meyer Berger
ISBN : 9780823223299
Genre : Literary Collections
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Meyer ("Mike") Berger was one of the greatest journalists of this century. A reporter and columnist for The New York Times for thirty years, he won a Pulitzer Prize in 1950 for his account of the murder of thirteen people by a deranged war veteran in Camden, New Jersey. Berger is best known for his "About New York" column, which appeared regularly in the Times from 1939 to 1940 and from 1953 until his death in 1959. Through lovingly detailed snapshots of ordinary New Yorkers and far corners of the city, Berger's writing deeply influenced the next generation of writers, including Gay Talese and Tom Wolfe. Originally published in 1960 and long out of print, Meyer Berger's New York is a rich collection of extraordinary journalism, selected by Berger himself, which captures the buzz, bravado, and heartbreak of New York in the fifties in the words of the best-loved reporter of his time. "Mike Berger was one of the great reporters of our day . . . he was a master of the color story, the descriptive narrative of sights and sounds-of a parade, an eclipse, a homicidal maniac running amok . . . or just a thunderstorm that broke a summer heat wave . . . ."-The New York Times, obituary, February 6, 1959 "Dip into Meyer Berger's New York, at any point, and you will find things you never knew or dreamed of knowing. . . . It has a heart, a soul, and a beauty all its own." -Phillip Hamburger, The New York Times Book Review
Category: Literary Collections

Rants And Raves

Author : Nathan Leslie
ISBN : 1591298563
Genre : Fiction
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In his debut collection of short fiction, Nathan Leslie delivers a dark and scathing portrait of contemporary American society. Here, each gothic story reveals the vicious division of the sexes that lurks behind the glossy exterior of our everyday lives. Within this collection you will find a tale of a man stricken with vivid prophetic visions, a story of a tormented father who leads his son on a strange late-night journey through the woods, and another in which a man tries to sabotage his own wedding with a perfectly forged ring. Intense, urgent, and larger-than-life, these stories sketch the characters that lurk in the shadows of our strip-mall culture: phrenologists, tortured mystics, twisted egg collectors, spelunker bluesmen, control freaks, seedy yacht salesmen, and male escorts. Rants and Raves offers nothing less than a portrait of hell, a picture of an America about to implode.
Category: Fiction

Book Review Index

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ISBN : UOM:39015066027981
Genre : Books
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Every 3d issue is a quarterly cumulation.
Category: Books

It All Comes Back To Me Now

Author : William O'Shaughnessy
ISBN : 0823221423
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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It All Comes Back to Me Now features profiles and touching vignettes about contemporary figures like Jeanine and Al Pirro, Andrew Cuomo, Archbishop Edward Egan, the late John Cardinal O'Connor, the late Monsignor Terry Attridge, and George W. Bush. Also included is a special tribute to former Governor Malcolm Wilson, which was cited as 'The Outstanding Radio or Television Editorial in New York State' by the New York State Broadcasters Association. It All Comes Back to Me Now also incorporates transcripts of the author's 'Interview with William O'Shaughnessy' cable television program, such as brilliant one-on-one interviews with hostage-journalist Terry Anderson, actor-activist Ossie Davis, president of the Council of American Ambassadors Ogden Reid, editor-in-chief of the New York Post Ken Chandler, former Westchester County Executive Andy O'Rourke, New York State power broker William Plunkett, Gannett's star feature columnist Phil Reisman and national president of the Urban League Hugh Price.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Victorian Melodramas

Author : Glynne William Gladstone Wickham
ISBN : UOM:39015005688851
Genre : American drama
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Category: American drama

Cmj New Music Monthly

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ISBN : UVA:X006161565
Genre : Popular music
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Category: Popular music

Mba Jungle

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ISBN : CORNELL:31924083437487
Genre : Business
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Category: Business


Author :
ISBN : UOM:39015057948476
Genre : Beauty, personal
File Size : 38.94 MB
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Category: Beauty, personal

The Beat

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ISBN : UCSD:31822033589524
Genre : Music
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Category: Music