Shameful Victory

Author: John H. M. Laslett
Editor: University of Arizona Press
ISBN: 081650086X
Size: 15,22 MB
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"The book offers a history of Chavez Ravine with special attention to the period after World War II to the early 1960s, studying Los Angeles and its political structure, the contractions in policies around public housing, the impact on Mexican Americans, and the building of Dodger Stadium and the arrival of the team to Chavez Ravine"--Provided by publisher.

Anthropology Of Los Angeles

Author: Jenny Banh
Editor: Lexington Books
ISBN: 1498528546
Size: 12,15 MB
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The Anthropology of Los Angeles: Place and Agency in an Urban Setting questions the production and representations of both the real and imagined L.A. by documenting hidden histories that portray a collision of elements, including race, class, gender, identity, food, and space.

City Of Dreams

Author: Jerald Podair
Editor: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400884705
Size: 10,88 MB
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On the sixtieth anniversary of the Dodgers' move to Los Angeles, the full story of the controversial building of Dodger Stadium and how it helped transform the city. When Walter O'Malley moved his Brooklyn Dodgers to Los Angeles in 1957 with plans to construct a new ballpark next to downtown, he ignited a bitter argument over the future of a rapidly changing city. For the first time, City of Dreams tells the full story of the controversial building of Dodger Stadium—and how it helped create modern Los Angeles by transforming its downtown into a vibrant cultural and entertainment center. In a vivid narrative, Jerald Podair tells how Los Angeles was convulsed between 1957 and 1962 over whether, where, and how to build Dodger Stadium. Competing civic visions clashed. Would Los Angeles be a decentralized, low-tax city of neighborhoods, as demanded by middle-class whites on its peripheries? Or would the baseball park be the first contribution to a revitalized downtown that would brand Los Angeles as a national and global city, as advocated by leaders in business, media, and entertainment? O'Malley's vision triumphed when he opened his privately constructed stadium on April 10, 1962—and over the past half century it has contributed substantially to the city's civic and financial well-being. But in order to build the stadium, O'Malley negotiated with the city to acquire publicly owned land (from which the city had uprooted a Mexican American community), raising sharply contested questions about the relationship between private profit and "public purpose." Indeed, the battle over Dodger Stadium crystallized issues with profound implications for all American cities, and for arguments over the meaning of equality itself. Filled with colorful stories, City of Dreams will fascinate anyone who is interested in the history of the Dodgers, baseball, Los Angeles, and the modern American city.

The Dodgers

Author: Schiavone Michael
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1683581946
Size: 11,86 MB
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In 1957, the Dodgers left their home of Brooklyn, New York, where they had been since their inception in 1884, for the sunny hills of Los Angeles, California. Since arriving in LA, the team has won five World Series and ten NL Pennants, and become one of the top-grossing organizations in Major League Baseball. The Dodgers: 60 Years in LA chronicles the team’s impressive history since arriving in the West Coast. Covering the amazing feats of Dodgers greats such as Steve Garvey, Fernando Valenzuela, and Kirk Gibson, author Michael Schiavone offers an in-depth history of the team since their arrival in 1958 and through the 2017 season. With highlights of each season, the moments fans love to remember (or wish to forget), as well as those who have graced the field of Chavez Ravine, The Dodgers: 60 Years in LA shares the wonderful history of the boys in blue in the most comprehensive book available. Whether you’re a fan of the Dodgers of old or today’s team, this book offers the most information of the team’s time in California than any other on the market.

City Of Quartz

Author: Mike Davis
Editor:
ISBN: 9783935936378
Size: 10,67 MB
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Nowhere City

Author: Alison Lurie
Editor:
ISBN: 9783257225785
Size: 11,77 MB
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Bluthunde

Author: Don DeLillo
Editor: Kiepenheuer & Witsch
ISBN: 3462309420
Size: 18,21 MB
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“Verschwörung ist für uns Amerikaner neu - Neu in dem Sinne, daß wir gerade dabei sind, sie für uns zu entdecken.” Don DeLillo Die Leiche eines Mannes in Frauenkleidern wird in einem verlassenen Teil Manhattans gefunden. Das Opfer hatte versucht, die einzige noch existierende Kopie eines Films zu verkaufen – eines Films pornographischer Natur, gedreht im Führerbunker während der letzten Tage des Dritten Reichs. Der Film ist verschwunden. An der plötzlich einsetzenden und intensiven Suche beteiligen sich die verschiedenen potentiellen Käufer: ein einflußreicher Senator, ein Kunsthändler, ein pensionierter CIA- Agent, eine Journalistin, die für das radikale Blatt Bluthunde arbeitet, die Mafia, ein junger Sammler von Schund, ein desillusionierter Doppelagent. Was zunächst wie ein herkömmlicher Thriller erscheint, wird von DeLillo in diesem frühen Roman in ein vielschichtiges Kunstwerk verwandelt. Running Dog, Don DeLillos frühes Kultbuch – jetzt endlich in deutscher Übersetzung.

Tigerman

Author: Nick Harkaway
Editor: Albrecht Knaus Verlag
ISBN: 3641160677
Size: 12,92 MB
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Auftritt für einen Superhelden der besonderen Art Giftiger Regen, der den Kindern die Stimme raubt. Ein unterirdisch brodelndes toxisches Gemisch, das an die Oberfläche drückt – das Ökosystem der Insel Mancreu ist dank skrupelloser Chemiekonzerne komplett verseucht. Die internationale Gemeinschaft beschließt die Zerstörung der Insel, was allerlei Gesindel auf der Jagd nach schnellem Profit anzieht. Eine echte Herausforderung für Ordnungshüter Lester Ferris. Und dann ist da noch der Junge: ein Comicbuch-verrücktes Straßenkind, das Lester als Herz gewachsen ist. Er hat sich geschworen, ihn zu beschützen – und muss zu einem außergewöhnlichen Helden werden. Auch in Nick Harkaways neuem Roman spielt wieder ein Ensemble skurriler, fein gezeichneter Figuren auf, angeführt von einem ziemlich angekratzten Superhelden, der der Grenze zwischen Gut und Böse mehr als einmal gefährlich nahe kommt.