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Song of Brooklyn: An Oral History of America's Favorite Borough

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The voices of Brooklyn:

“I’m a Brooklyn guy, it’s in my bones and it’s there in Brooklyn. There’s a certain rhythm you get growing up there. Every Brooklyn kid has it. Always on the right beat. The Bronx, no; Queens, you were out of it; but Brooklyn, that was it.”
Mel Brooks, Williamsburg

“Everyone got along because we had one major thing that held everyone in Brooklyn…toget
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Hardcover, 368 pages
Published June 10th 2008 by Broadway Books (first published January 1st 2008)
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Lisa
I really enjoyed this one for the history of Brooklyn. Just shortly after reading it, we discovered my husband works in the old American Can Factory building which is part of the outfield for Washington Park, where the original Dodgers played back in like 1912. I'm not usually a history book kind of gal, but this one was really well done. I love getting to the end of each chapter and getting little snippets of other "notables" who grew up in Brooklyn.
Elayne
The actual oral history interviews were great - the author's own writing and opinions, not so much. Still, worth a read.
Layna
poorly organized but great anecdotes.
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