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Elmore Leonard: His Reputation is ‘Justified’ The week of January 7 marked the start of a new season of a certain popular television series about a federal marshal and the colorful criminal underworld in the rural county he calls home. While...
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20-08-2013 01-11-2013 No jwalsh 0

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Books Library 3:10 to Yuma, crime novels, Elmore Leonard, Get Shorty, Jackie Brown, John Travolta, Justified, Mr. Majestyk, Out of Sight, Pronto, Quentin Tarantino, Raylan Givens, Riding the Rap, Timothy Olyphant jwalsh
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How the Roller Coaster Came to Queens January 20 marks the 127th anniversary of the patenting of the roller coaster. These scream-inducing attractions have spread all over the world and endured their own peaks and troughs of popularity...
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Dismantling the "Atom Smasher" at Rockaways' Playland, 1987; Queens Library, Arc General Library Adventurer's Inn, amusement parks, cinerama, Coney Island, Cyclone, Fairyland, l.a. thompson, Rockaways Playland, roller coaster Jeremy Walsh
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Happy Birthday to a Legendary Percussionist January 15 marks the birthday of one of the greatest drummers of all time: Gene Krupa. Born in Chicago in 1909, Krupa had been groomed for the priesthood by his parents, but decided to go his...
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08-01-2013 01-02-2013 No jwalsh 0

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Gene Krupa Birthday Music Library Benny Goodman, big band, drummers, Gene Krupa, jazz, KISS, Martin Scorsese, Neal Peart, Peter Criss, Rush, Taxi Driver, World War II jwalsh
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Wherever I Wind Up: A Staff Favorite of 2012 I recently read Wherever I Wind Up: My Quest for Truth, Authenticity and the Perfect Knuckleball by New York Mets pitcher and Cy Young Award winner R. A. Dickey. Mr. Dickey’s story is not the...
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Wherever I End Up Books Library athletes, baseball, Books, New York, R.A. Dickey, reviews, sports, the Mets, Wherever I Wind Up Peter W.
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Moonrise Kingdom: A Staff Favorite of 2012 The houses in Moonrise Kingdom look like advent calendars, tiny compartments filled with toys. There are bird costumes and a raccoon cap and an ancient phonograph that runs on batteries. You can...
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1 Comment Moonrise Kingdom Movies Library films, Moonrise Kingdom, movies, Wes Anderson Daniel M.
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