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The Resource Famous Nathan : a family saga of Coney Island, the American dream, and the search for the perfect hot dog, Lloyd Handwerker and Gil Reavill

Famous Nathan : a family saga of Coney Island, the American dream, and the search for the perfect hot dog, Lloyd Handwerker and Gil Reavill

Label
Famous Nathan : a family saga of Coney Island, the American dream, and the search for the perfect hot dog
Title
Famous Nathan
Title remainder
a family saga of Coney Island, the American dream, and the search for the perfect hot dog
Statement of responsibility
Lloyd Handwerker and Gil Reavill
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Beginning with just five feet of counter space on Coney Island in 1916, Nathan's Famous - based on the basic principles of quality ingredients, hard work and a price everyone could afford -soon stretched across the globe, launching the hotdog as an American food staple and Nathan Handwerker to national fame. But the story behind the dog is even tastier... Fleeing Eastern Europe as the shadow of WWI looms large with nothing but twenty dollars in his socks, Nathan arrives in New York with the insatiable desire to make a better life, and within two years he sets up a shop of his own, hawking frankfurters for five cents at the sleepy little beach retreat of Coney Island. As New York booms, pushing trains and patrons to the shore, so too do Nathan's humble hotdogs. Within ten years he has the whole corner, and a brand as recognizable as Coca-Cola and Cracker Jack. Nathan's is famous. But with success comes difficulties, and as Nathan's two sons vie to inherit the family dynasty a story of Biblical proportions plays out, mirroring the corporatization of the American food industry. Written by Nathan's own grandson, and at once a portrait of a man, a family and the changing face of a nation through a century of promise and progress, Famous Nathan is a dog's tale that snaps and satisfies with every page"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
  • Handwerker, Lloyd
  • Reavill, Gil
Dewey number
641.6/609747
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
TX945.5.N37
LC item number
H36 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Handwerker, Nathan
  • Nathan's Famous
  • Hot dog stands
  • Fast food restaurants
  • Frankfurters
  • Coney Island (New York, N.Y.)
Label
Famous Nathan : a family saga of Coney Island, the American dream, and the search for the perfect hot dog, Lloyd Handwerker and Gil Reavill
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Narol -- To America -- Lucheonette Man -- The Tenth Ward -- Nickel Empire -- The Store -- Ida -- The Frank -- The Family (1) -- The Family (2) -- The Count -- Growing Up Coney -- The Season -- The War -- The Prodigal Sons Return -- Glory Years -- Roadside Rest -- Snacktime -- Lion in Winter -- Endgame
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 306 pages:
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781250074546
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016001605
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • sky280135810
  • (OCoLC)919857709
  • 929705
Label
Famous Nathan : a family saga of Coney Island, the American dream, and the search for the perfect hot dog, Lloyd Handwerker and Gil Reavill
Publication
Bibliography note
includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Narol -- To America -- Lucheonette Man -- The Tenth Ward -- Nickel Empire -- The Store -- Ida -- The Frank -- The Family (1) -- The Family (2) -- The Count -- Growing Up Coney -- The Season -- The War -- The Prodigal Sons Return -- Glory Years -- Roadside Rest -- Snacktime -- Lion in Winter -- Endgame
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 306 pages:
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781250074546
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016001605
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • sky280135810
  • (OCoLC)919857709
  • 929705

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