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Breslin, Jimmy

Overview
Works: 110 works in 321 publications in 6 languages and 20,056 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  History  Humorous fiction  Documentary films  Anecdotes  True crime stories  Television interviews  Nonfiction television programs  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Narrator
Classifications: PS3552.R39, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jimmy Breslin
The gang that couldn't shoot straight by Jimmy Breslin( Book )

46 editions published between 1969 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The gang"--They're just a nice, dishonest bunch of guyes only an Italian mama could love. Not only can't they shoot straight, they can't even rob, steal, cheat, or kill straight
Table money by Jimmy Breslin( Book )

9 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 1,445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1970 Owney Morrison is back from Vietnam with a Congressional Medal of Honor, a wife, a baby, and a problem with alcohol. Owney blunders forth into a world of his own making, but a world, nonetheless, that wants no part of him. Returned to his Queens home in 1970 after winning a Congressional Medal of Honor in Vietnam, Owney Morrison works at digging tunnels during the day and escapes with drink at night--from everything, including his wife Dolores and their child
How the good guys finally won : notes from an impeachment summer by Jimmy Breslin( Book )

6 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 1,407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the people and events connected with the impeachment procedures that led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon
The good rat : a true story by Jimmy Breslin( Book )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A street-savvy journey behind the scenes of the Mafia during its golden era chronicles the people, places, and events that defined organized crime and traces the rise and fall of the mob in New York. --A mob associate in Brooklyn whose daughter was a judge, Kaplan turned states' evidence over his discovering that two New York detectives would be willing to work on the side as organized crime hitmen
Damon Runyon by Jimmy Breslin( Book )

13 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of writer Damon Runyon emphasizing his life on the Broadway scene during the 1920s and 1930s
World without end, amen by Jimmy Breslin( Book )

13 editions published between 1973 and 2012 in English and held by 1,053 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dermot Davey ... is a twenty-nine-year-old New York City cop who is in trouble ... He's a lousy husband and a lousy father, and he's apt to forget what happens when he drinks, which is often, so he's a pretty lousy cop. The Department officials often consider him too unstable to carry a gun ... The hop to Northern Ireland isn't much of an escape, but it's an out that Dermot grabs. Of course he has to visit relatives ... most expecially the father he hasn't seen in more than twenty years. In the embattled alleyways and barricaded pubs of Ulster, Dermot ... [learns] about the devils in himself, and how they have made his survival as tenuous as it is brutal"--Cover
Forsaking all others by Jimmy Breslin( Book )

12 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in English and held by 903 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nicki Mariani is the daughter of a Mafia don, and while waiting for her husband to be released from prison she falls in love with Maximo, a young Puerto Rican lawyer whose best friend is trying to take over the drug business from the Mafia
The church that forgot Christ by Jimmy Breslin( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The journalist and disillusioned Catholic offers a critique of the Roman Catholic Church, the sex scandals that have wracked the priesthood, and the church hierarchy's coverup of those scandals
Branch Rickey by Jimmy Breslin( Book )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 855 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bestselling author remembers the man who integrated baseball. The idea of integrating baseball began as a dream in the mind of Branch Rickey. In 1947, as president and general manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers, he defied racism on and off the field to bring Jackie Robinson into the major leagues, changing the sport and the nation forever
He got hungry and forgot his manners : a fable by Jimmy Breslin( Book )

4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I don't want to go to jail by Jimmy Breslin( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fausti "The Fist" Dellacava runs his organized crime family while his nephew and namesake wants a normal life. But as the police close in, both men will do anything to stay out of jail
The short sweet dream of Eduardo Gutiérrez by Jimmy Breslin( Book )

7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of Eduardo Gutiérrez, an illegal immigrant worker in the U.S., describes his accidental death in November 1999 at a Brooklyn construction site, in a study of corruption, bad politics, and official indifference
The world according to Breslin by Jimmy Breslin( Book )

7 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of classic columns from one of New York's most celebrated journalists Although his career spans decades, the seven years that Jimmy Breslin spent at the New York Daily News sparked some of his finest work. When New York City tumbled into economic and social chaos at the end of the 1970s, Breslin was there. In his brief, insightful columns, he looked at the city not from the top down but from the bottom up. Eschewing the view of politicians, socialites, and captains of industry, Breslin's heroes are men like Jim Moran, the cop who drove John Lennon to the emergency room after he was shot, or Barney Baker, an ex-boxer who served as bodyguard to mobster Meyer Lansky. These are average people who see big things, and Breslin is their herald. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Jimmy Breslin including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author's personal collection
Crazy love by Dan Klores( Visual )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An examination of the human psyches of Burt and Linda Pugach. Tells the astonishing and unbelievable story of the obsessive roller-coaster relationship the couple shared. Their whirlwind romance culminated in a violent and psychologically complex set of actions that landed the pair on the cover of endless newspapers
.44 by Jimmy Breslin( Book )

5 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The good rat : a true story by Jimmy Breslin( Recording )

10 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A street-savvy journey behind the scenes of the Mafia during its golden era chronicles the people, places, and events that defined organized crime and traces the rise and fall of the mob in New York
Can't anybody here play this game? by Jimmy Breslin( Book )

5 editions published between 1963 and 2003 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The good rat : a true story by Jimmy Breslin( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A street-savvy journey behind the scenes of the Mafia during its golden era chronicles the people, places, and events that defined organized crime and traces the rise and fall of the mob in New York
Branch Rickey by Jimmy Breslin( Recording )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The idea of integrating baseball began as a dream in the mind of Branch Rickey. In 1947, as president and general manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers, he defied racism on and off the field to bring Jackie Robinson into the major leagues, changing the sport and the nation forever. Rickey's is the classic American tale of a poor boy from Ohio whose deep-seated faith and dogged work ethic took him to the pinnacle of success, earning him a place in the Hall of Fame and in history. Bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Jimmy Breslin is a legend in his own right. In his inimitable anecdotal style, he provides a lively portrait of Rickey and his times, including such colorful characters as Dodgers' owner George V. McLaughlin (dubbed "George the Fifth" for his love of Scotch); diamond greats Leo Durocher, George Sisler, and Dizzy Dean; and Robinson himself, a man whose remarkable talent was equaled only by his resilience in the face of intolerance. Breslin brings to life the heady days when baseball emerged as the national pastime in this inspiring biography of a great American who remade a sport-and dreamed of remaking a country
Sunny Jim : the life of America's most beloved horseman, James Fitzsimmons by Jimmy Breslin( Book )

2 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An evocative portrait of a man who lived a lifetime at the track At seventy-seven, James "Sunny Jim" Fitzsimmons should have been considering retirement. His six-decade career stretched back to 1885, when, as an eleven year-old, he began working as a stable boy. After failing as a jockey, Fitzsimmons--or Mr. Fitz to those in the know--started training horses, eventually winning three Kentucky Derbys, two Triple Crowns, and more than two thousand races. But by 1951, glory seemed to be behind him. His wife's sudden death took the light from his eyes, and retirement loomed. And then he met Nashua. She was the kind of horse trainers dream of. Big, powerful, with a windpipe that could suck down enough air to keep her running for weeks. Mr. Fitz knew he had a winner. It was only a matter of time before he realized that he had also just met the most remarkable horse of his long, storied career
 
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Alternative Names
Breslin, J. 1929-2017

Breslin, James Earle

Breslin, Jimmy

Jimmy Breslin American journalist and author

Jimmy Breslin Amerikaans journalist

Jimmy Breslin US-amerikanischer Journalist und Schriftsteller

Джимми Бреслин

ブレズリン, ジミー

Languages
English (188)

French (10)

Italian (5)

Danish (3)

Swedish (2)

Dutch (1)

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The good rat : a true storyThe church that forgot ChristBranch RickeyI don't want to go to jailThe short sweet dream of Eduardo GutiérrezThe good rat : a true storyCan't anybody here play this game?The good rat : a true storyBranch Rickey