WorldCat Identities

Breslin, Jimmy

Overview
Works: 87 works in 286 publications in 4 languages and 18,449 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  History  Humorous fiction  Documentary films  Anecdotes  True crime stories  Television interviews  Nonfiction television programs  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Narrator
Classifications: PS3552.R39, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jimmy Breslin
Table money by Jimmy Breslin( Book )

17 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in English and held by 1,694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1970 Owney Morrison is back from Vietnam with a Congressional Medal of Honor, a wife, a baby, and a problem with alcohol. Owney blunders forth into a world of his own making, but a world, nonetheless, that wants no part of him. Returned to his Queens home in 1970 after winning a Congressional Medal of Honor in Vietnam, Owney Morrison works at digging tunnels during the day and escapes with drink at night--from everything, including his wife Dolores and their child
The good rat : a true story by Jimmy Breslin( Book )

17 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A street-savvy journey behind the scenes of the Mafia during its golden era chronicles the people, places, and events that defined organized crime and traces the rise and fall of the mob in New York
How the good guys finally won : notes from an impeachment summer by Jimmy Breslin( Book )

11 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in English and held by 1,479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the people and events connected with the impeachment procedures that led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon
Damon Runyon by Jimmy Breslin( Book )

13 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of writer Damon Runyon emphasizing his life on the Broadway scene during the 1920s and 1930s
World without end, amen by Jimmy Breslin( Book )

13 editions published between 1973 and 2012 in English and held by 1,059 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dermot Davey ... is a twenty-nine-year-old New York City cop who is in trouble ... He's a lousy husband and a lousy father, and he's apt to forget what happens when he drinks, which is often, so he's a pretty lousy cop. The Department officials often consider him too unstable to carry a gun ... The hop to Northern Ireland isn't much of an escape, but it's an out that Dermot grabs. Of course he has to visit relatives ... most expecially the father he hasn't seen in more than twenty years. In the embattled alleyways and barricaded pubs of Ulster, Dermot ... [learns] about the devils in himself, and how they have made his survival as tenuous as it is brutal"--Cover
Forsaking all others by Jimmy Breslin( Book )

12 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in English and held by 909 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nicki Mariani is the daughter of a Mafia don, and while waiting for her husband to be released from prison she falls in love with Maximo, a young Puerto Rican lawyer whose best friend is trying to take over the drug business from the Mafia
The church that forgot Christ by Jimmy Breslin( Book )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 896 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The journalist and disillusioned Catholic offers a critique of the Roman Catholic Church, the sex scandals that have wracked the priesthood, and the church hierarchy's coverup of those scandals
Branch Rickey by Jimmy Breslin( Book )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 881 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bestselling author remembers the man who integrated baseball. The idea of integrating baseball began as a dream in the mind of Branch Rickey. In 1947, as president and general manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers, he defied racism on and off the field to bring Jackie Robinson into the major leagues, changing the sport and the nation forever
He got hungry and forgot his manners : a fable by Jimmy Breslin( Book )

6 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in English and held by 835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Catholic priest sets his sights on sin's frontline: New York City Father D'Arcy Cosgrove honed his special talents during a mission to Africa, where he ministered to locals about the dangers of sex. To Cosgrove, sex is a menace to societies all across the world, with no country more stricken than the United States. And so, to fight his war on impropriety, Cosgrove moves to New York City, a place he believes is rotten with lust. Cosgrove and his lieutenant--a towering African named Great Big--land in the wilds of an impoverished Brooklyn neighborhood, not far from the site of a heinous hate crime. There the two crusaders start their assault on immorality, where their attacks always land below the belt. They're determined to save New York--as long as it doesn't corrupt them first. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Jimmy Breslin including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author's personal collection
I don't want to go to jail by Jimmy Breslin( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fausti "The Fist" Dellacava runs his organized crime family while his nephew and namesake wants a normal life. But as the police close in, both men will do anything to stay out of jail
The short sweet dream of Eduardo Gutiérrez by Jimmy Breslin( Book )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of Eduardo Gutiérrez, an illegal immigrant worker in the U.S., describes his accidental death in November 1999 at a Brooklyn construction site, in a study of corruption, bad politics, and official indifference
The world according to Breslin by Jimmy Breslin( Book )

11 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in English and Japanese and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of classic columns from one of New York's most celebrated journalists Although his career spans decades, the seven years that Jimmy Breslin spent at the New York Daily News sparked some of his finest work. When New York City tumbled into economic and social chaos at the end of the 1970s, Breslin was there. In his brief, insightful columns, he looked at the city not from the top down but from the bottom up. Eschewing the view of politicians, socialites, and captains of industry, Breslin's heroes are men like Jim Moran, the cop who drove John Lennon to the emergency room after he was shot, or Barney Baker, an ex-boxer who served as bodyguard to mobster Meyer Lansky. These are average people who see big things, and Breslin is their herald. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Jimmy Breslin including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author's personal collection
Crazy love by Dan Klores( Visual )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An examination of the human psyches of Burt and Linda Pugach. Tells the astonishing and unbelievable story of the obsessive roller-coaster relationship the couple shared. Their whirlwind romance culminated in a violent and psychologically complex set of actions that landed the pair on the cover of endless newspapers
.44 by Jimmy Breslin( Book )

5 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The good rat : a true story by Jimmy Breslin( Recording )

9 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A street-savvy journey behind the scenes of the Mafia during its golden era chronicles the people, places, and events that defined organized crime and traces the rise and fall of the mob in New York
Can't anybody here play this game? by Jimmy Breslin( Book )

9 editions published between 1963 and 2012 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jimmy Breslin & rsquo;s nostalgic, rollicking look back at the worst baseball team in history Five years after the Dodgers and Giants fled New York for California, the city & rsquo;s National League fans were offered salvation in the shape of the New York Mets: an expansion team who, in the spring of 1962, attempted to play something resembling the sport of baseball. Helmed by the sagacious Casey Stengel and staffed by the league & rsquo;s detritus, the new Mets played 162 games and lost 120 of them, making them statistically the worst team in the sport & rsquo;s modern history. It & rsquo;s possible they were even worse than that. Starring such legends as Marvin Throneberry & mdash;a first baseman so inept that his nickname had to be & ldquo;Marvelous & rdquo; & mdash;the Mets lost with swashbuckling panache. In an era when the fun seemed to have gone out of sports, the Mets came to life in a blaze of delightful, awe-inspiring ineptitude. They may have been losers, but a team this awful deserves to be remembered as legends. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Jimmy Breslin including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author & rsquo;s personal collection
Branch Rickey by Jimmy Breslin( Recording )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The idea of integrating baseball began as a dream in the mind of Branch Rickey. In 1947, as president and general manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers, he defied racism on and off the field to bring Jackie Robinson into the major leagues, changing the sport and the nation forever
Sunny Jim : the life of America's most beloved horseman, James Fitzsimmons by Jimmy Breslin( Book )

5 editions published between 1962 and 2012 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An evocative portrait of a man who lived a lifetime at the track At seventy-seven, James "Sunny Jim" Fitzsimmons should have been considering retirement. His six-decade career stretched back to 1885, when, as an eleven year-old, he began working as a stable boy. After failing as a jockey, Fitzsimmons--or Mr. Fitz to those in the know--started training horses, eventually winning three Kentucky Derbys, two Triple Crowns, and more than two thousand races. But by 1951, glory seemed to be behind him. His wife's sudden death took the light from his eyes, and retirement loomed. And then he met Nashua. She was the kind of horse trainers dream of. Big, powerful, with a windpipe that could suck down enough air to keep her running for weeks. Mr. Fitz knew he had a winner. It was only a matter of time before he realized that he had also just met the most remarkable horse of his long, storied career
The mafia rat : a true story by Jimmy Breslin( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world of Jimmy Breslin by Jimmy Breslin( Book )

7 editions published between 1967 and 2012 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An invaluable collection of early columns by one of New York's sharpest minds In the 1960s, as the once-proud New York Herald Tribune spiraled into bankruptcy, the brightest light in its pages was an ebullient young columnist named Jimmy Breslin. While ordinary columnists wrote about politics, culture, or the economy, Breslin's chief topics were the city and Breslin himself. He was chummy with cops, arsonists, and thieves, and told their stories with grace, wit, and lightning-quick prose. Whether covering the five boroughs, Vietnam, or the death of John F. Kennedy, Breslin managed to find great characters wherever he went. This collection includes some of Breslin's most famous early writing. Here are the unforgettable New Yorkers Sam Silverware and Larry Lightfingers, the celebrated interview with President Kennedy's gravedigger, and the classic "People I'm Not Talking To Next Year." But the most important voice here is Breslin's'as vibrant as ever. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Jimmy Breslin including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author's personal collection
 
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The good rat : a true story
Alternative Names
Breslin, J. 1929-

Breslin, Jimmy

Jimmy Breslin American journalist and author

Jimmy Breslin Amerikaans journalist

Jimmy Breslin US-amerikanischer Journalist und Schriftsteller

Джимми Бреслин

ブレズリン, ジミー

Languages
English (200)

Japanese (3)

Hebrew (1)

Dutch (1)

Covers
The church that forgot ChristBranch RickeyI don't want to go to jailThe short sweet dream of Eduardo GutiérrezThe good rat : a true storyCan't anybody here play this game?Branch RickeyThe mafia rat : a true story