BrooklynFans Of Books: Broadway & How It Explains The Rise Of NYC

Broadway: A History of New York City in Thirteen Miles

By Fran Leadon

W.W. Norton and Company, hardcover, $35.00

Broadway is possibly the most iconic street in the world. Nineteenth-century journalist Junius Henri Browne spoke for many when he wrote, “Broadway represents the national life.”

Its thirteen miles tell the history of New York, as it evolved from a seventeenth-century cow path into its twentieth-century incarnation, the “Great White Way.”

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BrooklynFans Of Books: “The Summer Sail” Explores Deep Friendship

The Summer Sail: A Novel

By Wendy Francis

Touchstone, trade paperback, $16.00

Wendy Francis’ new novel, The Summer Sail, looks at a trio of lifelong friends reuniting aboard a cruise ship to Bermuda.

The women deemed themselves “forever sisters” while they were college roommates, and their sisterly bond has continued to grow over the years. They are set to embark on an unforgettable vacation with their families in tow as one of them celebrates their twentieth wedding anniversary.

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Red Bulls Roll By Revolution

(Bradley Wright-Phillips – @NewYorkRedBulls)

The Red Bulls used two second half goals, including a big one from Bradley Wright-Phillips, to get by the New England Revolution, 2-0, on Saturday night at Red Bull Arena.

The Red Bulls have won back-to-back matches and five of their last six, and they have captured 25 of the possible 30 points at Red Bull Arena and have outscored their opponents, 25-6.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: On The Brains Behind Baseball’s Recent Champions

(The Chicago Cubs celebrate winning the 2016 World Series)

The last two champions in baseball, the 2016 Chicago Cubs and the 2017 Houston Astros, have compelling narratives behind their success, and a pair of new books out looks at the leadership that delivered them their historic championships.

Bill Chastain and Jesse Rogers look at Cubs Manager Joe Maddon’s life in baseball and how he brought Chicago their first title since 1908 in the biography Try Not To Suck, while Ben Reiter looks at the system the Astros used to earn their franchise’s first championship last season in Astroball.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: “The Existentialist’s Survival Guide”

The Existentialist’s Survival Guide: How to Live Authentically in an Inauthentic Age

By Gordon Marino

HarperOne, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Gordon Marino, a professor of philosophy and Director of the Hong Kierkegaard Library at St. Olaf College and the boxing correspondent for the Wall Street Journal, recasts the practical take-aways existentialism offers for the 21st century in his new book The Existentialist’s Survival Guide.

In an era in which every crisis feels like an existential crisis, Marino dispenses wisdom rooted in the works of the existentialists on how to face life head on and still keep your heart intact, especially when the universe feels like it’s working against you and nothing seems to matter.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: Beach Reads

(Coney Island beach)

As summer progresses and people are taking vacations, it’s time to think of what books to read on lazy days at the beach.

There are four thrillers coming out this Tuesday that are sure to delight, thrill, and entertain – Little Girl Lost by Wendy Corsi Staub, What Remains Of Her by Eric Rickstad, A Noise Downstairs by Linwood Barclay, and Whistle In the Dark by Emma Healey.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: “Born Trump” Looks At The First Family

Born Trump: Inside America’s First Family

By Emily Jane Fox

Harper, 352 pages, $27.99

To truly understand President Donald Trump, argues Vanity Fair columnist Emily Jane Fox, one must get to know his children, whose stories provide insight into what makes him tick.

In Born Trump, Fox gives a deeply reported and richly detailed look at Trump’s five kids – Don, Jr., Ivanka, and Eric, who he had with his first wife Ivana; his one daughter with Marla Maples, Tiffany; and Barron, his fifth child and the only child he has with his current wife, First Lady Melania Trump. There also is a look at Ivanka’s husband Jared Kushner, who became a leading advisor on the campaign and in the White House.

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