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The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight: A Novel by [Breslin, Jimmy]
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Length: 258 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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“A very funny novel . . . and a good one.” —The Village Voice
 
“Pure Breslin, which is enough to recommend it to anyone who has a weakness for the English language.” —Chicago Sun-Times
 
“A very fine, very strong, and often remarkable book.” —The Washington Post Book World

About the Author

Jimmy Breslin (1928–2017) was a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist and one of most prominent columnists in the United States. Born in Queens, New York, Breslin started working in New York City newsrooms in the 1940s. He began as a columnist in 1963, when he won national attention by covering John F. Kennedy’s assassination from the emergency room in the Dallas Hospital and, later, from the point of view of the President’s gravedigger at Arlington Cemetery. He ran for citywide office on a secessionist platform, befriended and was beaten up by mobsters, and received letters from the Son of Sam during the serial killer’s infamous 1977 spree. Known as one of the best-informed journalists in the city, Breslin’s years of insightful reporting won him a Pulitzer in 1986, awarded for “columns which consistently champion ordinary citizens.” Although he stopped writing his weekly column for Newsday in 2004, Breslin continued to write books, having produced nearly two dozen in his lifetime. He passed away in 2017 at the age of eighty-eight.

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  • File Size: 3558 KB
  • Print Length: 258 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0316111740
  • Publisher: Open Road Media (February 14, 2012)
  • Publication Date: February 14, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00704TS48
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #268,941 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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