The Soul of Central New York

Author: Sean Kirst
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
ISBN: 0815653808
Format: PDF
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A group of strangers risk death along the New York State Thruway to save a soldier from a burning truck. The true story, as told by football legend Jim Brown, of how the number 44 rose to prominence at Syracuse University. The beautiful yet tragic connection between Vice President Joseph Biden and Syracuse. The impossible account of how Eric Carle, one of the world’s great children’s authors, found his way to a childhood friend through a photograph taken in Syracuse more than eighty years ago. All these tales can be found in The Soul of Central New York, a collection of columns by Sean Kirst that spans almost a quarter-century. During his long career as a writer for the Syracuse Post-Standard, Kirst won some of the most prestigious honors in journalism, including the Ernie Pyle Award, given annually to one American writer who best captures the hopes and dreams of everyday Americans. For Kirst, his canvas is Syracuse, an upstate city of staggering beauty and profound struggle. In this book, readers will find a nuanced explanation of how Syracuse is intertwined with the spiritual roots of the Six Nations, as well as a soliloquy from a grieving father whose son was lost to violence on the streets. In these emotional contradictions—in the resilience, love, and heart-break of its people—Kirst offers a vivid portrait of his city and, in the end, gives readers hope.

The Soul of Central New York

Author: Sean Kirst
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780815634836
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A group of strangers risk death along the New York State Thruway to save a soldier from a burning truck. The true story, as told by football legend Jim Brown, of how the number 44 rose to prominence at Syracuse University. The beautiful yet tragic connection between Vice President Joseph Biden and Syracuse. The impossible account of how Eric Carle, one of the world s great children s authors, found his way to a childhood friend through a photograph taken in Syracuse more than eighty years ago. All these tales can be found in The Soul of Central New York, a collection of columns by Sean Kirst that spans almost a quarter-century. During his long career as a writer for the Syracuse Post-Standard, Kirst won some of the most prestigious honors in journalism, including the Ernie Pyle Award, given annually to one American writer who best captures the hopes and dreams of everyday Americans. For Kirst, his canvas is Syracuse, an upstate city of staggering beauty and profound struggle. In this book, readers will find a nuanced explanation of how Syracuse is intertwined with the spiritual roots of the Six Nations, as well as a soliloquy from a grieving father whose son was lost to violence on the streets. In these emotional contradictions in the resilience, love, and heart-break of its people Kirst offers a vivid portrait of his city and, in the end, gives readers hope. "

The Soul of Central New York

Author: Sean Kirst
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780815610830
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A group of strangers risk death along the New York State Thruway to save a soldier from a burning truck. The true story, as told by football legend Jim Brown, of how the number 44 rose to prominence at Syracuse University. The beautiful yet tragic connection between Vice President Joseph Biden and Syracuse. The impossible account of how Eric Carle, one of the world's great children's authors, found his way to a childhood friend through a photograph taken in Syracuse more than eighty years ago. All these tales can be found in The Soul of Central New York, a collection of columns by Sean Kirst that spans almost a quarter-century. During his long career as a writer for the Syracuse Post-Standard, Kirst won some of the most prestigious honors in journalism, including the Ernie Pyle Award, given annually to one American writer who best captures the hopes and dreams of everyday Americans. For Kirst, his canvas is Syracuse, an upstate city of staggering beauty and profound struggle. In this book, readers will find a nuanced explanation of how Syracuse is intertwined with the spiritual roots of the Six Nations, as well as a soliloquy from a grieving father whose son was lost to violence on the streets. In these emotional contradictions-in the resilience, love, and heart-break of its people-Kirst offers a vivid portrait of his city and, in the end, gives readers hope.

The Ashes of Lou Gehrig and Other Baseball Essays

Author: Sean Peter Kirst
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9780786483792
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"Kirst's essays are put together from dozens of personal interviews with baseball characters. They contain new information about the father of baseball card collecting, about a bat company whose accomplishments were lost in baseball lore, and about the murder trial of the first African American to play in the Major Leagues."--BOOK JACKET.

Wicked Syracuse

Author: Neil K. MacMillan
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1614239517
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Gangsters, train robbery, forgery and prostitution--these misdeeds are more often associated with New York City or the Wild West, but make no mistake, Syracuse, New York, has housed its fair share of vice and sinners. A riot prompted politicians to make Syracuse a city in the first place. A man who billed himself as "Dillinger the Second" once walked 'Cuse's streets, and a notorious gangster boasted of his desire to retire in Salt City. At the end of the nineteenth century, neither law enforcement nor fervent clergy could stop rampant illicit gambling. Local author Neil MacMillan tours the city of Syracuse, unearthing tales of its most infamous residents and their dastardly deeds--from strange murders to bounty jumpers to vandals.

Historic Photos of Syracuse

Author: Dennis J. Connors
Publisher: Historic Photos
ISBN: 9781596524323
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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"Syracuse was a city born in the early nineteenth century through the combination of a valuable natural resource, salt, and it's fortunate position sitting astride the great engineering wonder of the age, the Erie Canal. Over time, the importance of both faded, but by then the community had become a manufacturing power. By the late nineteenth century, it was producing a wide variety of products, from typewriters to agricultural implements. And it had grown to become New York State's fourth largest city. The postwar era brought its own challenges, ones that the city is continuing to meet, but also a new set of events and places to experience, and fondly remember today."--Flap.

Shitfaced

Author: Seamus Kirst
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780692822814
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In Shitfaced: Musings of a Former Drunk, Seamus Kirst explores the milestones of self-destruction that marked his coming of age. At 13, he went to the ER for swallowing a bottle of pills. By 16, he was already a veteran of several in- and out-patient rehab programs for alcohol. As he walked across the stage at his high school graduation - just after delivering his valedictorian address - he had already been hospitalized three times for alcohol poisoning. The situation only accelerated at Brown University, where he abused a plethora of drugs, from Xanax to cocaine, while his alcohol abuse intensified. Most terrifying was his attitude toward his own dissolution, his rationalization of behaviors that brought him ever closer to death. In that sense, Shitfaced, is not just a memoir, but a dehortation for those who find themselves in the same place; Kirst goes back to find a self that he barely survived.

MOJO The Mobile Journalism Handbook

Author: Ivo Burum
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1317579623
Format: PDF, ePub
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MOJO: The Mobile Journalism Handbook is the first book devoted specifically to training citizens, journalism students and media professionals to produce professional-quality videos with only a mobile device. As journalism becomes increasingly competitive, students and emerging professionals need a broader skillset to make themselves more employable, whether as mainstream or entrepreneurial journalists. This book by Dr. Ivo Burum and Dr. Stephen Quinn, world experts in mobile journalism, provides comprehensive coverage of all the skills and practices needed to be a mobile journalist. Key features: Burum and Quinn underline the importance of story and storytelling, the crucial context journalists always need to keep in mind. Other books and tutorials merely offer step-by-step guidance to mobile technology and apps. The book synthesizes the knowledge and more than 70 years of combined expertise of two of the world’s leading mobile journalism practitioners, offering sage advice and tips from people who have trained mojos in more than 20 countries. Companion Website: How-to videos on the companion website offer powerful ways for learners to absorb the content easily, walking them through the key mojo components of research, shooting, scripting, voice-over, editing and post-production. www.routledge.com/cw/burum Ivo Burum is an award-winning writer, director and television executive producer. He has more than 30 years’ experience working across genres including frontline international current affairs. A pioneer in UGS creation, Dr. Burum lectures in multimedia journalism. This is his second book about mojo. He runs Burum Media, a mojo and web TV consultancy that provides training for journalists, educators and remote communities internationally. Stephen Quinn was a journalist for 20 years before he became a university professor in 1996. Dr. Quinn taught journalism in five countries until he returned to journalism in 2011 in Hong Kong. His UK-based company MOJO Media Insights trains mobile journalists around the world. This is his twenty-first print book. He has also produced 5 iBooks. He co-writes a weekly column syndicated to seven countries.

A Taste of Upstate New York

Author: Chuck D'imperio
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
ISBN: 0815653239
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Upstate New York is the birthplace of many of America's favorite food treats. The chicken wing was born in a bar in Buffalo, the potato chip was born in the kitchen of a ritzy hotel in Saratoga Springs, the salt potato got its start along the marshy shores of a Syracuse Lake and Thousand Island Dressing was born in a hotel along the St. Lawrence Seaway. Add to these items black dirt onions, chicken riggies, pink striped cookies, sponge candy, spiedies and the ice cream sundae and many more. This book also introduces the reader to the human faces behind these edible legends. Their stories are inspiring and fun! Each of the 40 plus chapters includes restaurant directions, photographs and other pertinent information to make your self-guided "all you can eat" tour around Upstate New York a sumptuous journey for sure.

Kenwick Drive

Author: Lou Visconti
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780997624502
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Lyncourt in the 1960s was a haven for Italian families growing up in Syracuse, New York. Lugi Visconti, third kid in the family, moves to Kenwick Drive just in time for Kindergarten at Assumption Catholic. Gramma is distraught over his family moving out her upstairs apartment and relocating all of 2 miles away from the north side of Syracuse. Lugi meets friendly Germans in a mostly Italian neighborhood and makes lots of new friends on Kenwick Drive. He becomes a junior scientist in "The Science Club" and learns to capture bugs and nail them to ceiling tiles, or feed them to spiders or lizards. The club's first carnival is a huge success until an irate parent demands a refund for 500 pollywogs.His Italian Gramma teaches Lugi that food is the solution to all of life's problems so it's a dilemma whenever he doesn't eat enough. They butt heads over his refusal to let her walk him home from school - big boys in Kindergarten don't need help from their Gramma, it's embarrassing.Dad's most happy while attending clambakes, although he thoroughly suffers the side effects. An ancient backyard neighbor shares Dad's taste for drink, mistakenly thinks him the father of every child in sight, and offers advice to limit the population growth. Along with his brother, Lugi enjoys the thrill of pulling pranks on Dad while he's asleep.Mom runs the household, answers the endless doorbell ringing, and dispenses judgment on all breathing creatures. Being Italian helps, but doesn't guarantee her approval. Older siblings happily demonstrate the meaning of might means right, and delight in providing Lugi with remedial lessons. Laugh along and learn ingenious (or at least original) ways how to avoid bullies, safely navigate hostile Nuns, contact the spirit world, talk with tipsy neighbors, and explain the need for a yardstick in the bathroom.