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It Happened In The Catskills: An Oral History In The Words Of Busboys, Bellhops, Guests, Proprietors, Comedians, Agents, And Others Who Lived It
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Univ of Wisconsin Pr
Publication date January 30, 2005
Pages 245
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780299206048
ISBN-10 0299206041
Dimensions 0.25 by 8 by 10 in.
Weight 1.25 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $26.95
Other format details university press
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: This signature book captures the flavor of the "Borscht Belt," that fabled vacation area just "ninety minutes from Broadway." Summer romances, mambo time, menus with seven kinds of herring, musical and comedic greats getting their start, bungalows, and big hotels like Grossinger’s—all come back in a rush. Through the power of oral history, more than a hundred voices share stories that span nearly a century—recalling an experience that exists now only in memory.

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from Univ of Wisconsin Pr (January 30, 2005)
9780299206048 | details & prices | 245 pages | 8.00 × 10.00 × 0.25 in. | 1.25 lbs | List price $26.95
About: This signature book captures the flavor of the "Borscht Belt," that fabled vacation area just "ninety minutes from Broadway.
from Mariner Books (October 1, 1996)
9780156002387 | details & prices | 8.25 × 10.25 × 0.75 in. | 1.65 lbs | List price $16.00
About: Fully illustrated and complete with over 100 interviews, this engrossing oral history truly captures the flavor of what Jewish comedians used to call the Borscht Belt and re-creates a world now gone-a New York State vacation haven in the middle decades of this century primarily to New York City Jews-and is sure to take readers on a sunny cruise down memory lane.

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