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Hamill, Pete 1935-

Works: 171 works in 642 publications in 10 languages and 30,131 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Historical fiction  History  Biography  Baseball stories  Domestic fiction  Biographies  Pictorial works  Bildungsromans  Christmas stories 
Roles: Author, Speaker, Author of screenplay, wpr, Author of introduction, Editor, Scenarist, Contributor, Narrator
Classifications: PS3558.A423, 813.54
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Snow in August : a novel by Pete Hamill( Book )

35 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 2,872 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 2011 in English and German and held by 2,353 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 )

19 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,068 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
North River by Pete Hamill( Recording )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 1,475 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
Diego Rivera by Pete Hamill( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,328 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
Why Sinatra matters by Pete Hamill( Book )

20 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Draws upon intimate conversations over the course of many years to evoke the very essence of Frank Sinatra.--
The gift : a novel by Pete Hamill( Book )

14 editions published between 1973 and 2005 in English and Japanese and held by 1,080 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
Loving women : a novel of the fifties by Pete Hamill( Book )

12 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 sweet science and other writings by A. J Liebling( Book )

8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 840 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 721 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"--
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 )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 658 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
Mexico, the revolution and beyond : photographs by Augustín Victor Casasola, 1900-1940 by Agustín Víctor Casasola( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 648 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
Flesh & blood : a novel by Pete Hamill( Book )

16 editions published between 1977 and 1986 in 4 languages and held by 633 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 )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and Japanese and held by 518 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 474 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
Tabloid city : [a novel] by Pete Hamill( Recording )

16 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 471 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 )

9 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 397 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
Tools as art : the Hechinger collection by Pete Hamill( Book )

9 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tools as Art presents more than two hundred works in full color from the Hechinger Collection - an impressive collection celebrating the amazing variety of twentieth-century art that represents or incorporates tools and hardware. There are elegant and witty sculptures of tools - from common hammers, saws, screwdrivers, pliers, and wrenches to machine tools such as the lathe and the drill press - in wood, glass, metal, paper, and stone; constructions of found objects and building materials that use familiar forms to make works of imaginative power; and paintings, prints, and photographs depicting tools of all sorts. The artists range from well-known figures such as Jim Dine, Arman, Jean Tinguely, Lucas Samaras, Richard Estes, Claes Oldenburg, and Walker Evans to younger men and women, some of whom are published here for the first time. They all share the strong attachment to everyday things that undergirds much modern art, and it is this quality that makes their work so evocative."--Jacket
The invisible city : a New York sketchbook by Pete Hamill( Book )

12 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in Japanese and English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this collection of thirty-four sketches, the author captures the extraordinary range of people, experiences, places and feelings that is New York City -- the city behind the glamorous facade of Manhattan, inhabited by people who remember when this was "a great big wonderful town and they were young in its streets." These sketches, many based on actual incidents, take as their subject the "smaller dramas" of mankind, the chance encounters and random episodes that inform one's life; often twisting suddenly, surprisingly, at the end, they convey strong feelings in little space. Using all of New York as his broad canvas, Pete Hamill recreates the baffling array of human emotions, from sadness and nostalgia to home and love, with affection, grace and wry understanding
Downtown : [my Manhattan] by Pete Hamill( )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Downtown, Hamill leads us on an unforgettable journey through the city he loves, from the island's southern tip to 42nd Street, combining a moving memoir of his days and nights in New York with a passionate history of its most enduring places and people. From the Battery's traces of the early port to Washington Square's ghosts of executed convicts and well-heeled Knickerbockers; from the Five Points, once the most dangerous and squalid slum in America, to the mansions of the robber barons on "the Fifth Avenue"; from the Bowery of the 1860s, the vibrant heart of the city's theater world, to the Village of the 1960s, with its festival-like street life, this is downtown as we've never seen it before. Hamill weaves his own memories of Manhattan with the liveliest moments from its past, and points out the hints of that past living on in the city of today, fueling the ever-present nostalgia of its inhabitants. Hamill introduces us to the New Yorkers who have left indelible marks: Pe
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Snow in August : a novel
Alternative Names
Hamil, Pete 1935-

Hamill, Peter 1935-

Pete Hamill Amerikaans schrijver

Pete Hamill romancier et journaliste américain

Пит Хэмилл

پیت همیل

해밀, 피트 1935-

ハミル, ピート




English (252)

Japanese (21)

German (9)

Italian (6)

Spanish (5)

French (2)

Finnish (1)

Hebrew (1)

Dutch (1)

Czech (1)

Forever : a novelNorth River : a novelNorth RiverDiego RiveraWhy Sinatra mattersThe gift : a novelLoving women : a novel of the fiftiesThe sweet science and other writings