BrooklynFans Of Books: “Road To Disaster” On Vietnam

Road To Disaster: A New History of America’s Descent into Vietnam

By Brian VanDeMark

Custom House Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers; hardcover, $32.99; available this Tuesday, September 18

Many books have been written on the decision-making by the Kennedy and Johnson administrations regarding the Vietnam War, but no historian has been able to explain why such decent, brilliant, and successful people repeatedly made so many mistakes.

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Manchester City, Parent Club Of NYCFC, Releases Annual Report

(Manchester City Head Coach Pep Guardiola when the team was in New York – Provided by NYCFC)

Manchester City Football Club recently released its Annual Report for 2017-18, announcing revenues of more than £500 million for the first time in City history, and the tenth successive year of improved financial performance.

Manchester City,  the parent club of New York City Football Club, enters its fourth consecutive year as a profitable business, posting a profit of £10 million.

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Seton Hall Releases Entire 2018-19 Schedule

(Seton Hall in action at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ – Photo by Jason Schott)

The Seton Hall Pirates men’s basketball team enters the 2018-19 season coming off three consecutive NCAA Tournament bids, 20-win season and double-digit Big East win seasons. The Pirates will be chasing a fourth straight trip to March Madness, a feat the school has accomplished only once prior from 1991-94.

Seton Hall will be led by ninth-year head coach Kevin Willard, and they return two significant upperclassmen in senior Michael Nzei and 2018 Big East Most Improved Player of the Year junior Myles Powell.

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St. John’s Releases Entire 2018-19 Schedule

(Carnesecca Arena, the home of St. John’s – Photo by Jason Schott)

The complete Big East men’s basketball schedule was released on Thursday afternoon by the conference office, and now the entire 2018-19 St. John’s men’s basketball slate has now been revealed.

Four of the team’s nine home games in Big East Conference play will be contested at Madison Square Garden, the home of St. John’s Basketball since 1931. The remaining five Big East home games will take place at Carnesecca Arena, the on-campus home of the Johnnies.

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Red Bull Arena To Host Colombia & Chile October 16

Red Bull Arena will host 2018 World Cup sides Colombia and Costa Rica for an international friendly on Tuesday, October 16 at 8 p.m.

Tickets for the general public will go on sale on Wednesday, September 19 at 10 a.m. via Ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-800-745-3000. New York Red Bulls Red Members will have access to a pre-sale beginning Monday, September 17 at 10 a.m.

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Yankees Start Final Homestand Of Season Friday Night

(The Yankees taking batting practice earlier this season – Photo by Jason Schott)

The Yankees will return home on Friday night for their final homestand of the regular season, a nine-game stretch featuring three American League East foes.

The stretch begins with a three-game weekend set with the Toronto Blue Jays from Fri., Sept. 14 – Sun., Sept. 16.

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Islanders Begin Preseason On Sunday Against Flyers

The Islanders will begin their 2018-19 preseason schedule with a game at NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, against the Philadelphia Flyers this Sunday at 1 p.m.

Prior to the puck-drop, fans are encouraged to arrive early for a free, pre-game celebration event on the NYCB LIVE Plaza that will include:

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C.J. Chivers On Covering The Afghanistan & Iraq Wars

Pulitzer-Prize-winning New York Times reporter and former Marine infantry officer C.J. Chivers has been covering the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq since their beginning in 2001.

In 2009, he was part of a team that won the Pulitzer for International Reporting for coverage from Afghanistan and Pakistan, and in 2017 he won the Pulitzer for Feature Writing for his New York Times Magazine story about a veteran suffering from PTSD who was jailed after returning from the Afghan War. That veteran was released from prison based on Chivers’ story.

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