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Publisher Comments:

Kennedy's O Albany! is in part the non-fictional stories he covered in his novels, Legs and Billy Phelan's Greatest Game. Kennedy retells the exploits of the bootlegger Jack 'Legs' Diamond, the bungled 1933 kidnapping of John O'Connell, Jr., heir to the Albany Democratic machine and explores the Albany of his past, including its demographics and vanished neighborhoods.

About the Author

William Kennedy, author, screenwriter and playwright, was born and raised in Albany, New York. Kennedy brought his native city to literary life in many of his works. The Albany cycle, includes Legs, Billy Phelan's Greatest Game, and the Pulitzer Prize winning Ironweed. The versatile Kennedy wrote the screenplay for Ironweed, the play Grand View, and cowrote the screenplay for the The Cotton Club with Francis Ford Coppola. Kennedy also wrote the nonfiction O Albany! and Riding the Yellow Trolley Car. Some of the other works he is known for include Roscoe and Very Old Bones.

Kennedy is a professor in the English department at the State University of New York at Albany. He is the founding director of the New York State Writers Institute and, in 1993, was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He has received numerous literary awards, including the Literary Lions Award from the New York Public Library, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, and a Governor’s Arts Award. Kennedy was also named Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters in France and a member of the board of directors of the New York State Council for the Humanities.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140074161
Author:
Kennedy, William
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Albany (N.Y.) Politics and government.
Subject:
Albany (N.Y.) Social life and customs.
Subject:
Albany
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
American
Subject:
Albany (N.Y.) History.
Subject:
Americana-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series Volume:
II
Publication Date:
September 1985
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
7.75x5.05x.83 in. .63 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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