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Hamill, Pete 1935-2020

Works: 196 works in 756 publications in 10 languages and 29,941 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Historical fiction  Biographies  History  Baseball stories  Domestic fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Pictorial works  Illustrated works  Detective and mystery fiction 
Roles: Author, wpr, Editor, Speaker, Author of introduction, Author of screenplay, Scenarist, Actor, win, Contributor, Interviewer, Narrator
Classifications: PS3558.A423, 813.54
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Snow in August : a novel by Pete Hamill( Book )

40 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 2,820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Brooklyn in the late 1940s, adolescent Michael Devlin is a dutiful son to his widowed mother and a conscientious altar boy at the parish church. One day, he meets Rabbi Judah Hirsch, a chance encounter that inaugurates a friendship with vast consequences, good and bad, for both of them. Michael lost his father in the war, and the rabbi, a recent immigrant to this country, lost his wife. The threads of their connection widen and strengthen as the rabbi endeavors to teach Michael about his native Prague and Jewish customs and lore, and the boy, in turn, instructs the rabbi about things American, including baseball. But Michael's awakening does not stop there; sadly, he learns hard lessons, to the point of bodily harm, about anti-Semitism. In fact, Michael must turn to extreme measures to effect a resolution to the problem of hatemongering; using his new storehouse of knowledge, he summons a golem!
Forever : a novel by Pete Hamill( Book )

25 editions published between 2002 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cormac O'Connor, who arrives in New York City from Ireland in 1741, has been given the gift of immortality--but only on the condition that he never leave the island of Manhattan. Through his eyes, this magical epic follows the city's transformation from a burgeoning settlement to the thriving metropolis of the present day. But this is also Cormac's story as he explores the mysteries of time and immortality, death and loss, sex and love
North River : a novel by Pete Hamill( Book )

21 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,963 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tending to his poor and sick neighbors throughout a Depression-era winter, New York City doctor James Delaney is haunted by memories from World War I and the disappearances of his wife and daughter, until his three-year-old grandson is abandoned on his doorstep
Diego Rivera by Pete Hamill( Book )

22 editions published between 1981 and 2002 in English and held by 1,517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Like his contemporary, Pablo Picasso, the Mexican artist Diego Rivera (1886-1957) was a man of enormous energy, astonishing versatility, and voracious appetites. Rivera made his mark as one of the greatest muralists of the twentieth century. His dramatic public life involved him in the deepest contradictions of art and politics. The great years of Rivera's art - the 1920s and early 1930s - saw an outpouring of work that was equal to the achievement of any twentieth-century master." "Pete Hamill's Diego Rivera narrates the life and explores the art of this remarkable figure: prodigiously productive artist, polemicist and political activist, Mexican nationalist, and lover of many women. Acknowledging the cost of Rivera's didactic communism, Hamill focuses on what is enduring in his work." "Pete Hamill has served as editor in chief of the New York Daily News, the New York Post, and the Mexico City News."--Jacket
Tabloid city : a novel by Pete Hamill( Book )

15 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and French and held by 1,408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a wealthy socialite and her secretary are found murdered in a stately West Village townhouse, a flurry of seemingly unrelated people spring into action. A reporter chases the story while a tabloid executive holds the presses, a ruined financer attempts to leave the country, a war veteran plots revenge, and a terrorist plans an attack
North River by Pete Hamill( Recording )

19 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 1,343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Haunted by the horrors of World War I, Dr. James Delaney's personal life is a nightmare. But everything changes when he returns home one day to find his three-year-old grandson on his doorstep
Why Sinatra matters by Pete Hamill( Book )

24 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this unique tribute, veteran journalist and award winning author Pete Hamill remembers and pays tribute to the legacy of Frank Sinatra. Why Sinatra Matters draws on Hamill's years-long friendship with Sinatra; this is not an impersonal magazine issue full of photos or a quickie bio, but a personal, thoughtful testimony which is sure to pique interest
Loving women : a novel of the fifties by Pete Hamill( Book )

14 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and held by 1,052 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1953, Michael heads south to become a man in the U.S. Navy. He is naive about the sadistic terrors of the service, the bigotry of the south, and thrashes through with frustration and despair until he meets Eden Santana
The gift : a novel by Pete Hamill( Book )

12 editions published between 1973 and 2005 in English and Japanese and held by 1,015 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On temporary leave from his service in Korea for the holiday season, young sailor Pete is devastated by his girlfriend's unfaithfulness and evaluates his relationship with his distant father, a gruff Irish factory worker
The sweet science and other writings by A. J Liebling( Book )

10 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A single-volume collection of forefront sports classics includes The Sweet Science, The Earl of Louisiana, and The Jollity Building, in an anthology that also features the signature pieces, Between Meals and The Press. 10,0"--Publisher description
Vietnam : the real war : a photographic history by Associated Press( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Vietnam War has left a deep and lasting impression in American life, from its impact on the men and women who fought in it, to the journalists and photographers who covered it, to the millions of Americans who protested against it or supported it. Thanks to an uncensored press, the world knew and saw more of this war than any in history before or since. The Associated Press made an unprecedented commitment to reporting the conflict: It gathered an extraordinary group of superb photojournalists in its Saigon bureau, and these men created one of the great photographic legacies of the twentieth century. Collected here are images that tell the human story of the Vietnam War, as we watch the American presence in the war swell from a trickle of military advisers in the late 1950s, through dramatic operations involving thousands of soldiers in the 1960s, to the fall of Saigon in 1975. These are pictures that both recorded and made history, taken by unbelievably courageous photojournalists. In a moving essay, writer Pete Hamill, who reported from Vietnam in 1965, celebrates their achievement, focusing on five masters who took many of the photographs in the book: Horst Faas, Henri Huet, Eddie Adams, Nick Ut, and Phuoc Van Dang. As we begin to look back from the vantage point of half a century, this is the book that will serve as a photographic record of the drama and tragedy of the Vietnam War"--
Mexico, the revolution and beyond : photographs by Augustín Victor Casasola, 1900-1940 by Agustín Víctor Casasola( Book )

7 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the first four decades of the twentieth century, Mexico underwent revolutionary changes, politically, economically, and socially. Documenting those changes visually was a remarkable photographer, Agustin Victor Casasola, whose pictures of the period stand as works of enormous artistic and historical significance. Casasola photographed everyone who was anyone in Mexico at the time, from the dictator Porfirio Díaz to Mexico's first republican president Benito Juarez from the revolutionaries Francisco (Pancho) Villa and Emiliano Zapata to artists Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, as well as the exiled Russian Leon Trotsky. New industry, booming city streets, raucous nightlife, and performers of all kinds captured his eye. For this splendid collection of Casasola's work, the noted American writer Pete Hamill, who has lived in Mexico on and off for more than fifty years, has written a rich essay on the photographer and the Mexico he captured so well. Three other essays by distinguished Mexican scholars trace the history of the Casasola Archive and its acquisition by the Mexican government as a national treasure
Tales from the Arabian nights by Gregory C Aaron( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty of the traditional tales told by Scheherazade in an attempt to save her life
Piecework : writings on men and women, fools and heroes, lost cities, vanished friends, small pleasures, large calamities, and how the weather was by Pete Hamill( Book )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Veteran Journalist Pete Hamill has never covered just politics. Or just sports. Or just the entertainment business, the mob, foreign affairs, social issues, the art world, or New York City. He has in fact written about all thse subjects, and many more, in his years as a contributor to such national magazines as Esquire, Vanity Fair, and New York. This is a rich and varied collection of Hamill's best writing since 1970
Flesh & blood : a novel by Pete Hamill( Book )

15 editions published between 1977 and 1986 in 4 languages and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the development of a boxer in the 1950s from his time in jail to a championship bout, the climax of his career. Haunted by the memory of his gambler father who deserted him as a child, he is also torn by his incestuous love for his mother
News is a verb : journalism at the end of the twentieth century by Pete Hamill( Book )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and Japanese and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author, a journalist, begins with the Lewinsky affair and proceeds to show how newspapers are declining in the quality of news reported and to offer suggestions for improvement
The Christmas kid and other Brooklyn stories by Pete Hamill( Book )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Never before collected in one volume, here are Pete Hamill's stories about Brooklyn, the borough in which he was born and grew up, and the one closest to his heart. A young boy with a mysterious past forever transforms the lives of the neighborhood toughs. A man returns to his old haunts to avenge the death of his brother. A couple chooses to embrace their memories of a bygone era rather than live in a diminished future. These are stories of a New York almost lost but not forgotten. They read like messages from a vanished age, brimming over with nostalgia (which Hamill has called the most common New York emotion), for the world after the war, the city before heroin and crack, the days of the Dodgers and Giants, even, for some, the world of the Depression. Full of pieces that have been unavailable for years, this collection is classic Hamill -- a must-read for his fans, for those who love New York, and for anyone who seeks to understand the world today through the lens of the world that once was
A killing for Christ by Pete Hamill( Book )

10 editions published between 1968 and 2018 in English and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A secret agent out of John le Carre, a spoiled priest-hero out of Graham Greene, a high voltage novel of suspense that is Pete Hamills own. The man in priest's garb gets out of the elevator at the top floor, leaving the gate ajar. He removes the rifle from under his habit and opens the breech. It's loaded. He closes it and steps to the edge of the roof. St. Peters Square is spread out before him like a great, colorful lake. There are more people than he has ever seen before. Now the target arrives. The man on top of the building sights down the rifle at the small figure below. His finger is ready on the trigger, ready to gun down His Holiness, the Vicar of Christ"
Tabloid city : [a novel] by Pete Hamill( Recording )

18 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The brutal murders of a notable socialite and her secretary set forth a series of events that entwines the fates of many. A reporter chases the story while a tabloid executive holds the presses, a ruined financer attempts to leave the country, a war veteran plots revenge, and a terrorist plans an attack
Portrait of the art world : a century of Artnews photographs by William F Stapp( Book )

10 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commemorates the 100th anniversary of ARTnews by presenting one hundred of the best photographic portraits commissioned by and reproduced in the magazine since its origin
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Snow in August : a novel
Forever : a novelNorth River : a novelDiego RiveraTabloid city : a novelNorth RiverWhy Sinatra mattersLoving women : a novel of the fiftiesThe gift : a novel
Alternative Names
Hamil, Pete 1935-

Hamil, Pete 1935-2020

Hamill, Pete

Hamill, Pete, 1935-

Hamill, Peter 1935-

Hamill, Peter 1935-2020

Pete Hamill American journalist, novelist, essayist, editor and educator

Pete Hamill Amerikaans schrijver

Pete Hamill periodista y escritor estadounidense

Pete Hamill romancier et journaliste américain

Пит Хэмилл

بيت هاميل صحفي وروائي ومحرر أمريكي

پیت همیل

해밀, 피트 1935-

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ピート・ハミル アメリカ合衆国のジャーナリスト、小説家、随筆家、編集者、教育者



English (333)

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Italian (6)

Spanish (6)

French (3)

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