Manhattan Beach

Roman
Author: Jennifer Egan
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104906610
Category: Fiction
Page: 496
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Tauchen Sie ein in das vibrierende New York der 30er und 40er Jahre, folgen Sie einer unvergesslichen Heldin in eine Zeit, in der alles auf dem Spiel steht. New York – von der Marinewerft in Brooklyn zu den schillernden Nachtclubs in Manhattan, von den Villen auf Long Island zu den Absteigen in der Bronx. 1942 sind die Männer an der Front, die Frauen stehen in der Fabrik. Aber Anna möchte ein besseres Leben. Seitdem der Vater verschwunden ist, sorgt sie für ihre Mutter und die pflegebedürftige Schwester. Während Anna den Vater nicht vergessen kann, verfolgt sie bestimmt ihren großen Traum: Unter die gigantischen Kriegsschiffe an den Docks möchte sie tauchen, um sie zu reparieren. Ein Beruf zu gefährlich für eine Frau – genauso wie die New Yorker Unterwelt, in der sich die Spur ihres Vaters verlor. Der Pulitzer-Preisträgerin und New York Times-Bestsellerautorin Jennifer Egan ist ein Meisterwerk mit erzählerischem Sog, mitreißender Atmosphäre und unvergesslichen Figuren gelungen – ein großes Zeitpanorama!

Manhattan Beach, 1957


Author: Yves H.,Hermann Huppen
Publisher: Saf Comics
ISBN: 9781931724234
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Page: 54
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John Reed is bored with his life and his uneventful police career in a sleepy town in Missouri, until a girl is found dead in the nearby forest. The event triggers John's suppressed memories of the summer of 1957, when he was on his way to Las Vegas and crossed paths with a girl that was on the run, trying to get to the resort at Manhattan beach. They traveled together for a few days by stealing cars, until the police and her uncle caught up to them, with tragic results. As he investigates the brutal murders of several young girls, the past and present begin to blur in his mind.

Manhattan Beach


Author: Jan Dennis
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738519111
Category: History
Page: 128
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In the late 1800s, as surrounding areas grew at a steady pace, Manhattan Beach remained a tranquil, sparely populated area, inhabited only by those willing to challenge its sand dunes. Captured here in over 200 vintage images is the development, expansion, and transitions of this stretch of land called Manhattan Beach and the indelible impressions made by its earliest settlers.Originally the land on which today's city of Manhattan Beach is situated was a broad series of sand dunes stretching from Playa del Rey to Redondo Beach. With the arrival of the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad in 1888, and the Pacific Electric in 1903, more sightseers and homebuyers were discovering the South Bay. Pictured here is the development of the area, from plank-covered paths, to dirt roads, to the street paving of today; early photographs of downtown development including the first City Hall; local businesses and industries such as Ercole's Caf© and State Bank; and the most vital aspect of any American town: the residents, with names like Cambell, Freeman, Ward, and Merrill.

Die Farbe der Erinnerung

Roman
Author: Jennifer Egan
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 310490667X
Category: Fiction
Page: 480
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Der erste Roman der Pulitzer-Preisträgerin Jennifer Egan ist ein beklemmendes Buch über Trauer, Tod und Schuld. Nur ein paar Postkarten sind Phoebe von ihrer großen Schwester Faith geblieben, die 1970 in Italien ums Leben kam. Unfall? Mord? Selbstmord? Phoebe will die Wahrheit herausfinden und begibt sich von San Francisco aus auf eine Reise nach Europa: von Amsterdam über Paris und München bis ins italienische Corniglia in eine Zeit hinein, in der eine Generation, berauscht von Drogen und dem Ideal der freien Liebe, an eine bessere Zukunft glaubte und die Welt aus den Angeln heben wollte. »Wenn es Gerechtigkeit auf dieser Welt gäbe, so dürfte es niemandem erlaubt sein, ein Debüt von derartiger Schönheit und Vollendung zu schaffen.« The New York Times Book Review »›Die Farbe der Erinnerung‹ gleicht dem zart leuchtenden Grün eines Frühlingserwachens, hinter dem der Winter einer turbulenten, unbegriffenen Zeit liegt.« Ulrich Greiner, Die Zeit

Manhattan Beach Police Department


Author: Jan Dennis
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738520896
Category: History
Page: 128
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The small community of Manhattan Beach, located in the county of Los Angeles, is situated on the shore of the Santa Monica Bay. Late in the 1800s, there was little need for law enforcement: this unspoiled terrain along the ocean coastline with its shifting sands, scrub brush, and native wildflowers had yet to be cultivated. By 1912, the sparsely populated area had been incorporated and the city fathers appointed the first peace officer, Fred W. Petway, who was one of three marshals to serve the new town. In 1924, the position of police chief was created with the appointment of Fred Garvin. However, it would be many years before a first-class police department would oversee the safety and security of the growing community. This volume tracks a century of social change and dramatic episodes that challenged a long line of dedicated men and women in law enforcement. Each of these professionals raised the bar on the high standard of police department service that operates in this seaside municipality today.

Manhattan Beach Chronicles


Author: Jan Dennis
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1614238081
Category: History
Page: 160
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An isolated ocean-view village on the dunes above South Santa Monica Bay, Manhattan Beach grew with the arrival of railroads. This quaint, upscale jewel of the Los Angeles County coast has been known for its cottage-style living, the Metlox Pottery Company and the iconic pier. These diverse stories mix the city's controversies, including the still unsolved 1936 murder of Reid Russell, with true tales of pioneering women, controversial politics and the vicissitudes of seaside city development. Join author Jan Dennis, a former Manhattan Beach city mayor, on this illuminating tour through the issues and eras of her beloved city's history.

The Manhattan Beach Project

A Novel
Author: Peter Lefcourt
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743271769
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
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Barely four years after winning an Oscar, Charlie has sunk into the ranks of Hollywood bottom-feeders -- reduced to living in his nephew's pool house, kiting checks and taking the bus to his weekly Debtors Anonymous meeting, where he meets a mysterious ex-CIA agent who proposes to resuscitate Charlie's foundering career -- in the beyond surreal world of reality TV. Charlie puts his tap shoes on to sell a show about a ruthless Uzbek warlord and his family ("think The Osbournes meets The Sopranos") to a rogue division of ABC, known as ABCD, which operates out of a skunkworks in Manhattan Beach, California, and whose mandate is to develop, under top secret cover like that for the Manhattan Project, extreme reality TV shows to bolster the network's ratings. Warlord becomes a breakout hit and results not only in causing one of America's largest entertainment conglomerates to go into full damage-control mode but also in shifting the balance of power in Central Asia and in proving that in show business it's not over till the mouse sings.

Schweige nun still

Psychothriller
Author: Emily Elgar
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
ISBN: 3641213746
Category: Fiction
Page: 448
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Eine junge Frau wird in die Station für Koma-Patienten des St. Catherine Hospital eingeliefert, nachdem man sie bewusstlos in einem Straßengraben gefunden hat. Ein tragischer Unfall mit Fahrerflucht? Im Bett neben Cassie liegt Frank, der am Locked-in-Syndrom leidet: Er nimmt alles wahr, kann sich aber nicht mitteilen. Die Menschen um ihn herum verhalten sich so, als wäre Frank gar nicht da. Und so ist er es, der als einziger die Puzzleteile von Cassies Vergangenheit zusammensetzt und erkennt, dass sie noch immer in tödlicher Gefahr schwebt. Denn jemand aus ihrer nächsten Nähe würde alles tun, damit das Schweigen gewahrt bleibt, niemals ans Licht kommt, was wirklich geschehen ist ...

Manhattan Beach

A California Beach Town
Author: Jane Centofante
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780615533278
Category:
Page: N.A
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Summary of Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan | Conversation Starters


Author: BookHabits
Publisher: BookHabits
ISBN: 1537829386
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 14
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Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan | Conversation Starters Manhattan Beach is the most recent work of art from author Jennifer Egan. Leaving behind her normal style of writing, Jennifer effectively depicts the World War II era from the points of view of a very strong young lady, her father, and his “boss”. Primarily following the journey of Anna Kerrigan, from childhood through adulthood, Manhattan Beach brings to life a vivid read of the mob, corruption, luck, love, hope and more. One of Amazon’s “Best Books of October 2017”, this historical novel brings darkness and light together in an epic story readers won’t soon forget. “Long listed for the National Book Award for Fiction” before it was even released to the public, this is one novel that has future award winner written all over it. A Brief Look Inside: EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPER than the surface of its pages. The characters and their world come alive, and the characters and its world still live on. Conversation Starters is peppered with questions designed to bring us beneath the surface of the page and invite us into the world that lives on. These questions can be used to... Create Hours of Conversation: • Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups • Foster a deeper understanding of the book • Assist in the study of the book, either individually or corporately • Explore unseen realms of the book as never seen before Disclaimer: This book you are about to enjoy is an independent resource meant to supplement the original book. If you have not yet read the original book, we encourage to do before purchasing this unofficial Conversation Starters.

Manhattan Beach Pier


Author: Jan Dennis
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738530239
Category: History
Page: 128
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A destination for beachgoers for a century, the Manhattan Beach Pier extends 928 feet out over the Pacific with the octagonal "Roundhouse" situated at the far end. Both the pier and Roundhouse have, through the years, come to symbolize this affluent seaside community. The concept for a pier at its present location can be traced to 1898, when the Potencia Townsite Company acquired the land. The first survey map, recorded in 1902, clearly labeled the object at the end of Center Street (now Manhattan Beach Boulevard) as the "Old Iron Pier." The pier has been storm-ravaged, rebuilt, and restored while a century of recreation, world-class sporting events, and celebrity visitors have added to its appeal as one of Los Angeles County's notable coastal attractions.

The Story of Manhattan Beach

A Practical and Picturesque Delineation of Its History, Development and Attractions (Classic Reprint)
Author: Edward W. Denny
Publisher: Forgotten Books
ISBN: 9780483193130
Category: Travel
Page: 58
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Excerpt from The Story of Manhattan Beach: A Practical and Picturesque Delineation of Its History, Development and Attractions Long low spit of silvery white sand which is separated from Long Island by a narrow creek; it is beyond the portals of the upper bay, and the water that breaks in ermine surf along its shore is the pungent and undiluted brine of the Atlantic; the ripples are homogeneous with those that play in the fierce heat of Africa, and the vast basin reaching out ward has no nearer boundary than the Eastern hemisphere. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Kleine Feuer überall

Roman
Author: Celeste Ng
Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag
ISBN: 3423433809
Category: Fiction
Page: 368
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Der zweite unvergessliche Roman der internationalen Bestsellerautorin Es brennt! In jedem der Schlafzimmer hat jemand Feuer gelegt. Fassungslos steht Elena Richardson im Bademantel und den Tennisschuhen ihres Sohnes draußen auf dem Rasen und starrt in die Flammen. Ihr ganzes Leben lang hatte sie die Erfahrung gemacht, »dass Leidenschaft so gefährlich ist wie Feuer«. Deshalb passte sie so gut nach Shaker Heights, den wohlhabenden Vorort von Cleveland, Ohio, in dem der Außenanstrich der Häuser ebenso geregelt ist wie das Alltagsleben seiner Bewohner. Ihr Mann ist Partner einer Anwaltskanzlei, sie selbst schreibt Kolumnen für die Lokalzeitung, die vier halbwüchsigen Kinder sind bis auf das jüngste, Isabel, wohlgeraten. Doch es brennt. Elenas scheinbar unanfechtbares Idyll – alles Asche und Rauch?