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It Happened in Brooklyn: An Oral History of Growing Up in the Borough in the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Excelsior Editions
Publication date March 5, 2009
Pages 250
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781438427508
ISBN-10 1438427506
Dimensions 0.75 by 8 by 10 in.
Weight 1.25 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $26.95
Other format details university press
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Over one hundred voices recall, chronicle, and celebrate the Brooklyn of legend.

It Happened in Brooklyn tells the story of mid-century Brooklyn, home of the famed Brooklyn Dodgers, Nathan’s franks, stoop-ball, stickball, and some of the best high schools in America. In this spirited recollection, more than one hundred voices chronicle and celebrate, in tones both humorous and poignant, the borough as it once was: a largely working- and lower-middle-class environment bathed in the optimistic glow of the postwar years. Illustrated with period photographs.

“Throbs with life and affection.” — Publishers Weekly

“Has the genuine flavor of Brooklyn.” — Newsday

“All of us need this beautiful book.” — New York Daily News

“Despite the emphasis on good-time memories—Jackie Robinson, stickball, Coney Island amusements—accounts of red-lining and block-busting close this absorbing evocation.” — Library Journal

Editions
Hardcover
from Harcourt (October 1, 1993)
9780151143665 | details & prices | 8.25 × 10.25 × 1.00 in. | 2.20 lbs | List price $24.95
About: An oral narrative of life in the borough of Brooklyn
Paperback
Book cover for 9780156002370 Book cover for 9780299206147 Book cover for 9781438427508
 
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from Excelsior Editions (March 5, 2009)
9781438427508 | details & prices | 250 pages | 8.00 × 10.00 × 0.75 in. | 1.25 lbs | List price $26.95
About: Over one hundred voices recall, chronicle, and celebrate the Brooklyn of legend.
from Univ of Wisconsin Pr (November 30, 2004)
9780299206147 | details & prices | 250 pages | 8.25 × 10.00 × 0.75 in. | 1.24 lbs | List price $26.95
About: Mid-century Brooklyn was the home of the Dodgers, stoop-ball and stick-ball, a booming Coney Island amusement scene, and some of the best high schools in America.
With Candace Hodges (other contributor) | from Mariner Books (November 1, 1995)
9780156002370 | details & prices | 8.25 × 10.00 × 0.75 in. | 1.60 lbs | List price $15.00
About: Like the borough itself, this celebratory chronicle is a symphony of neighborhoods, ethnicities, faiths, and foods.

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