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By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept

Author : Elizabeth Smart
Publisher : Flamingo
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 54,8 Mb
Release : 1992
Category : Man-woman relationships
ISBN : OCLC:1348895774

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By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept by Elizabeth Smart Pdf

Smart was a globe-trotting journalist until she picked up a collection of George Barker's poetry in a London bookshop and decided to fall in love with him. This is a poetic prose recreation of her side of the affair, during which she bore him four children and he remained with his wife.

Grand Central

Author : Sam Roberts
Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
Page : 271 pages
File Size : 53,8 Mb
Release : 2013-01-22
Category : Transportation
ISBN : 9781455525959

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Grand Central by Sam Roberts Pdf

A rich, illustrated - and entertaining -- history of the iconic Grand Central Terminal, from one of New York City's favorite writers, just in time to celebrate the train station's 100th fabulous anniversary. In the winter of 1913, Grand Central Station was officially opened and immediately became one of the most beautiful and recognizable Manhattan landmarks. In this celebration of the one hundred year old terminal, Sam Roberts of The New York Times looks back at Grand Central's conception, amazing history, and the far-reaching cultural effects of the station that continues to amaze tourists and shuttle busy commuters. Along the way, Roberts will explore how the Manhattan transit hub truly foreshadowed the evolution of suburban expansion in the country, and fostered the nation's westward expansion and growth via the railroad. Featuring quirky anecdotes and behind-the-scenes information, this book will allow readers to peek into the secret and unseen areas of Grand Central -- from the tunnels, to the command center, to the hidden passageways. With stories about everything from the famous movies that have used Grand Central as a location to the celestial ceiling in the main lobby (including its stunning mistake) to the homeless denizens who reside in the building's catacombs, this is a fascinating and, exciting look at a true American institution.

Grand Central's Engineer

Author : Kurt C. Schlichting
Publisher : JHU Press
Page : 292 pages
File Size : 55,9 Mb
Release : 2012-03-14
Category : Science
ISBN : 9781421403021

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Grand Central's Engineer by Kurt C. Schlichting Pdf

Few people have had as profound an impact on the history of New York City as William J. Wilgus. As chief engineer of the New York Central Railroad, Wilgus conceived the Grand Central Terminal, the city’s magnificent monument to America’s Railway Age. Kurt C. Schlichting here examines the remarkable career of this innovator, revealing how his tireless work moving people and goods over and under Manhattan Island’s surrounding waterways forever changed New York’s bustling transportation system. After his herculean efforts on behalf of Grand Central, the most complicated construction project in New York’s history, Wilgus turned to solving the city’s transportation quandary: Manhattan—the financial, commercial, and cultural hub of the United States in the twentieth century—was separated from the mainland by two major rivers to the west and east, a deep-water estuary to the south, and the Harlem River to the north. Wilgus believed that railroads and mass transportation provided the answer to New York City’s complicated geography. His ingenious ideas included a freight subway linking rail facilities in New Jersey with manufacturers and shippers in Manhattan, a freight and passenger tunnel connecting Staten Island and Brooklyn, and a belt railway interconnecting sixteen private railroads serving the metropolitan area. Schlichting’s deep passion for Wilgus and his engineering achievements are evident in the pages of this fascinating work. Wilgus was a true pioneer, and Schlichting ensures that his brilliant contributions to New York City’s transportation system will not be forgotten.

Grand Central

Author : Karen White,Pam Jenoff,Alyson Richman,Melanie Benjamin,Kristina Mcmorris
Publisher : Penguin
Page : 368 pages
File Size : 41,5 Mb
Release : 2014-07-01
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780698141513

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Grand Central by Karen White,Pam Jenoff,Alyson Richman,Melanie Benjamin,Kristina Mcmorris Pdf

Ten bestselling authors inspired by New York City's iconic Grand Central Terminal have created their own stories, set on the same day, just after the end of World War II, in a time of hope, uncertainty, change, and renewal…. A war bride awaits the arrival of her GI husband at the platform…A Holocaust survivor works at the Oyster Bar, where a customer reminds him of his late mother…A Hollywood hopeful anticipates her first screen test and a chance at stardom in the Kissing Room… On any particular day, thousands upon thousands of people pass through Grand Central, through the whispering gallery, beneath the ceiling of stars, and past the information booth and its beckoning four-faced clock, to whatever destination is calling them. It is a place where people come to say hello and good-bye. And each person has a story to tell. Featuring stories from Melanie Benjamin, Jenna Blum, Amanda Hodgkinson, Pam Jenoff, Sarah Jio, Sarah McCoy, Kristina McMorris, Alyson Richman, Erika Robuck, and Karen White With an Introduction by #1 New York Times bestselling author Kristin Hannah

Grand Central Terminal

Author : Anthony W. Robins,NY Transit Museum
Publisher : ABRAMS
Page : 1148 pages
File Size : 51,7 Mb
Release : 2016-12-13
Category : Transportation
ISBN : 9781613123874

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Grand Central Terminal by Anthony W. Robins,NY Transit Museum Pdf

Packed with extraordinary photos, illustrations, and historical facts, a celebration of the legendary Manhattan rail terminal’s first century. Opened in February 1913, Grand Central Terminal—one of the country's great architectural monuments—helped create Midtown Manhattan. Over the next century, it evolved into an unofficial town square for New York. Today, it sits astride Park Avenue at 42nd Street in all its original splendor, attracting visitors by the thousands. This book celebrates Grand Central’s Centennial by tracing the Terminal’s history and design, and showcasing 200 photographs of its wonders—from the well-trodden Main Concourse to its massive power station hidden ten stories below. The stunning photographs, some archival and some taken by Frank English, official photographer of Metro-North Railroad for more than twenty-five years, capture every corner of this astonishing complex.

Grand Central Winter

Author : Lee Stringer
Publisher : Seven Stories Press
Page : 256 pages
File Size : 46,8 Mb
Release : 2011-01-04
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781609802257

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Grand Central Winter by Lee Stringer Pdf

A New York Times Notable Book Whether Lee Stringer is describing "God's corner" as he calls 42nd Street, or his friend Suzy, a hooker and "past due tourist" whose infant child he sometimes babysits, whether he is recounting his experiences at Street News, where he began hawking the newspaper for a living wage, then wrote articles, and served for a time as muckraking senior editor, whether it is his adventures in New York's infamous Tombs jail, or performing community service, or sleeping in the tunnels below Grand Central Station by night and collecting cans by day, this is a book rich with small acts of kindness, humor and even heroism alongside the expected violence and desperation of life on the street. There is always room, Stringer writes, "amid the costume" jewel glitter...for one more diamond in the rough." Two events rise over Grand Central Winter like sentinels: Stringer's discovery of crack cocaine and his catching the writing bug. Between these two very different yet oddly similar activities, Lee's life unwound itself, during the 1980s, and took the shape of an odyssey, an epic struggle to find meaning and happiness in arid times. He eventually beat the first addiction with help from a treatment program. The second addiction, writing, has hold of him still. Among the many accomplishments of this book is that Stringer is able to convey something of the vitality and complexity of a down—and—out life. The reader walks away from it humming its melody, one that is more wise than despairing, less about the shame we feel when confronted with a picture of those less fortunate, and more about the joy we feel when we experience our shared humanity.

The Grand Central Market Cookbook

Author : Adele Yellin,Kevin West
Publisher : Clarkson Potter
Page : 256 pages
File Size : 41,9 Mb
Release : 2017-10-03
Category : Cooking
ISBN : 9781524758936

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The Grand Central Market Cookbook by Adele Yellin,Kevin West Pdf

Founded in 1917, Grand Central Market is a legendary food hall in Downtown Los Angeles that brings together the many traditions and flavors of the city. Now, GCM’s first cookbook puts the spotlight on unique recipes from its diverse vendors, bringing their authentic tastes to your home kitchen. From Horse Thief BBQ’s Nashville-Style Hot Fried Chicken Sando to Madcapra’s Sumac Beet Soda to Golden Road’s Crunchy Avocado Tacos, here are over 85 distinctive recipes, plus spectacular photography that shows off the food, the people, and the daily bustle and buzz. Stories about the Market’s vibrant history and interviews with its prominent customers and vendors dot the pages as well. Whether you’ve visited and want to make your favorite dishes at home, or are simply looking for a cookbook that provides a plethora of multi-national cuisine, The Grand Central Market Cookbook is sure to make your kitchen just a little bit cooler. 2018 IACP Cookbook Award nominee for Compilations.

The Grand Central Baking Book

Author : Piper Davis,Ellen Jackson
Publisher : Ten Speed Press
Page : 210 pages
File Size : 44,5 Mb
Release : 2009-10-06
Category : Cooking
ISBN : 9781580089531

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The Grand Central Baking Book by Piper Davis,Ellen Jackson Pdf

Mention Grand Central Bakery to a Seattle or Portland native and they’ll light up as they tell you about gooey, jam-filled buttermilk biscuits, insanely flaky pies and pastries, and flavor-packed whole wheat cinnamon rolls. Now these much-loved recipes are available to home bakers for the first time, accompanied by easy-to-follow pointers on baking breakfast and brunch, cookies, fruit desserts, cakes, pies, and more. This collection of more than 100 recipes draws on a treasury of Grand Central staples and family favorites. The Grand Central Baking Book offers detailed, delicious recipes for some of the bakery’s best-loved goodies, along with technique-driven workshops offering in-depth explanations of baking methods and helpful shortcuts from seasoned bakers. On page after page, Piper Davis, the daughter of Grand Central’s founder and now the company’s cuisine manager, generously lets home bakers in on all the family secrets that have made Grand Central the first morning stop for locals since 1972. Distilling more than thirty-five years of innovation, experience, and genuine love of good, fresh food into simple, accessible recipes, Piper Davis and award-winning pastry chef Ellen Jackson invite you to make popular Grand Central Bakery goods in your own kitchen.

Meeting at Grand Central

Author : Lee Cronk,Beth L. Leech
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Page : 260 pages
File Size : 50,9 Mb
Release : 2013
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN : 9780691154954

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Meeting at Grand Central by Lee Cronk,Beth L. Leech Pdf

"Meeting at Grand Central brings together insights from evolutionary biology, political science, economics, anthropology, and other fields to explain how the interactions between our evolved selves and the institutional structures we have created make cooperation possible. The book begins with a look at the ideas of Mancur Olson and George Williams, who shifted the question of why cooperation happens from an emphasis on group benefits to individual costs. It then explores how these ideas have influenced our thinking about cooperation, coordination, and collective action. The book persuasively argues that cooperation and its failures are best explained by evolutionary and social theories working together. Selection sometimes favors cooperative tendencies, while institutions, norms, and incentives encourage and make possible actual cooperation."--Publisher's website.

Grand Central Winter

Author : Lee Stringer
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Page : 262 pages
File Size : 43,6 Mb
Release : 1999-11
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780671036546

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Grand Central Winter by Lee Stringer Pdf

The author, homeless from the early eighties to the mid-1990s, tells the story of his life on the streets of New York, and discusses the process by which he kicked his drug habit and became a writer.

Grand Central Question

Author : Abdu H. Murray
Publisher : InterVarsity Press
Page : 264 pages
File Size : 42,9 Mb
Release : 2014-03-04
Category : Religion
ISBN : 9780830896219

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Grand Central Question by Abdu H. Murray Pdf

All religions and worldviews seek to answer the fundamental questions of human existence. But the main worldviews each tend to stress a different issue. Abdu Murray, a lawyer and former Muslim, digs deeply into secular humanism, pantheism and theism (specifically in the form of Islam), comparing each to the central message of Jesus.

Grand Central

Author : John Belle,Maxinne Rhea Leighton
Publisher : W. W. Norton
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 42,6 Mb
Release : 2000
Category : New York (N.Y.)
ISBN : 0393084566

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Grand Central by John Belle,Maxinne Rhea Leighton Pdf

A reissue of the celebrated photographic tribute timed to coincide with the building's one-hundredth anniversary.

When Jackie Saved Grand Central

Author : Natasha Wing
Publisher : HarperCollins
Page : 48 pages
File Size : 41,8 Mb
Release : 2017-03-07
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN : 9781328809452

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When Jackie Saved Grand Central by Natasha Wing Pdf

Before she was an iconic First Lady of the United States, Jackie Kennedy was a born-and-raised New Yorker. She loved everything about her city, from the natural beauty of the parks to the architectural history of the buildings. So when the owners of Grand Central wanted to build a skyscraper on top of the famous train station, Jackie knew they had to be stopped. She helped inspire thousands of people to come together and fight to protect the historic landmark. From letter-writing campaigns all the way to the Supreme Court, this little-known story celebrates winning in the face of immeasurable odds and how one person can make a big difference.

The Land of The Blessed Virgin; Sketches and Impressions in Andalusia

Author : W. Somerset Maugham
Publisher : Good Press
Page : 139 pages
File Size : 50,8 Mb
Release : 2021-04-24
Category : Travel
ISBN : EAN:4057664639493

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The Land of The Blessed Virgin; Sketches and Impressions in Andalusia by W. Somerset Maugham Pdf

The Land of the Blessed Virgin is a beautiful and religious take on the country of Spain. Maugham writes an impassioned story about Catholic Spain and Andalusia. You will enjoy these wide-eyed and ingenious descriptions of architecture and the Spanish people.

Next Stop Grand Central

Author : Maira Kalman
Publisher : Penguin
Page : 40 pages
File Size : 51,5 Mb
Release : 2013-01-10
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 9781101655474

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Next Stop Grand Central by Maira Kalman Pdf

At Grand Central Station, Chief of Police George Coppola finds lost people, and Mr. Chidchester, head of the Lost and Found, finds lost dogs. Marino Marino makes oyster stew, while thinking up interesting math problems. A man in a porkpie hat buys cherry pies. Maira Kalman's stylized artwork, along with entertaining text, brilliantly captures the excitement of Grand Central Station, "the busiest, fastest, biggest place there is."