Top Marketplace offers for ISBN

9780801870699

Small Town Baltimore: An Album of Memories

Sandler, Gilbert Author

4.14 avg rating
( 7 ratings by GoodReads )
9780801870699: Small Town Baltimore: An Album of Memories

Before Harborplace and the Convention Center, Oriole Park at Camden Yards and the Ravens, shopping malls and multiplex movie theaters, Baltimore was a very different city. Most Baltimoreans would agree that, until recently, living here was like living in a small town. For more than 25 years, Gilbert Sandler chronicled this bygone life of streetcars and cinema palaces in his Evening Sun (and later Sun) column, "Baltimore Glimpses." Now collected, edited, and expanded in Small Town Baltimore, Sandler's delightful sketches of life in Baltimore from the 1920s through the 1970s take readers back to a time when flagpole-sitting was all the rage, when guests at high society weddings and cotillions were fed by the prominent African American business Hughes Catering and chef David Bruce's famous chicken croquettes, and when the salt rubdown at Rowland's Turkish Bath could take all one's troubles away.

This "album of memories" introduces the reader to the people and places—neighborhoods, restaurants, department stores, parks, hotels, night clubs, racetracks, and theaters—that once put the charm in Charm City. Sandler recalls the events that shaped life here, from strikes and demonstrations to baseball games and parades. Through interviews and reminiscences, Sandler catches a double feature at the Valencia; visits Howard Street's Arabian Tent Club to listen to Cab Calloway; attends the funeral of Chick Webb—"the greatest jazz drummer in the world"—along with such jazz luminaries as Duke Ellington, Gene Krupa, and Ella Fitzgerald; listens in on Arthur Godfrey's audition in the studios of WFBR; eats knockwurst at Schellhase's, steamed crabs at Bankert's, and Cantonese cuisine at Jimmy Wu's; takes the Chesapeake Restaurant up on its offer to "Eat our steak with a fork, else tear up your check and walk out"; and rides the Charles Street double-decker bus with Ms. Reuben Ross Holloway, who fought to make "The Star-Spangled Banner" our national anthem. Small Town Baltimore shows us how far Baltimore has come and what's been lost in the process.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Born and raised in Baltimore, Gilbert Sandler has been published in the Baltimore Sun, the Jewish Times, and Baltimore Magazine and has been editor of Generations, the journal of the Jewish Museum of Maryland. He is the author of Jewish Baltimore: A Family Album, also available from Johns Hopkins, and The Neighborhood: The Story of Baltimore's Little Italy.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Sandler, Gilbert Author
Published by Johns Hopkins University Press
ISBN 10: 0801870690 ISBN 13: 9780801870699
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
BookShop4U
(PHILADELPHIA, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Johns Hopkins University Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0801870690. Bookseller Inventory # Z0801870690ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 7.60
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Sandler, Gilbert Author
Published by Johns Hopkins University Press
ISBN 10: 0801870690 ISBN 13: 9780801870699
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Bookhouse COM LLC
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Johns Hopkins University Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0801870690. Bookseller Inventory # Z0801870690ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 7.75
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Sandler, Gilbert Author
Published by Johns Hopkins University Press
ISBN 10: 0801870690 ISBN 13: 9780801870699
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Vital Products COM LLC
(southampton, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Johns Hopkins University Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0801870690. Bookseller Inventory # Z0801870690ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 7.84
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Sandler, Gilbert Author
Published by Johns Hopkins University Press 2002-09-10 (2002)
ISBN 10: 0801870690 ISBN 13: 9780801870699
New Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Ebooksweb COM LLC
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Johns Hopkins University Press 2002-09-10, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. First Edition. 0801870690. Bookseller Inventory # Z0801870690ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 7.87
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Sandler, Gilbert Author
Published by Johns Hopkins University Press
ISBN 10: 0801870690 ISBN 13: 9780801870699
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Booklot COM LLC
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Johns Hopkins University Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0801870690. Bookseller Inventory # Z0801870690ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 7.94
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Sandler, Gilbert Author
Published by Johns Hopkins University Press
ISBN 10: 0801870690 ISBN 13: 9780801870699
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Qwestbooks COM LLC
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Johns Hopkins University Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0801870690. Bookseller Inventory # Z0801870690ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 7.98
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Sandler, Gilbert Author
Published by Johns Hopkins University Press (2002)
ISBN 10: 0801870690 ISBN 13: 9780801870699
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Book Deals
(Lewiston, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service!. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0801870690

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 18.90
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Sandler, Gilbert Author
Published by The Johns Hopkins University Press
ISBN 10: 0801870690 ISBN 13: 9780801870699
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
ExtremelyReliable
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description The Johns Hopkins University Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. First. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0801870690

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 14.93
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Sandler, Gilbert Author
Published by Johns Hopkins Univ Pr (2002)
ISBN 10: 0801870690 ISBN 13: 9780801870699
New Hardcover Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Paperbackshop-US
(Secaucus, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Johns Hopkins Univ Pr, 2002. Hardback. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US. Bookseller Inventory # TU-9780801870699

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 19.21
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Sandler, Gilbert Author
Published by John Hopkins University Press
ISBN 10: 0801870690 ISBN 13: 9780801870699
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description John Hopkins University Press. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 0801870690

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 24.46
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are 12 more copies of this book

View all search results for this book