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Fireworks : A History and Celebration epub

by George Plimpton


Fireworks : A History and Celebration epub

ISBN: 0385154143

ISBN13: 978-0385154147

Author: George Plimpton

Category: Transportation

Subcategory: Engineering

Language: English

Publisher: Doubleday; 1st edition (August 14, 1984)

Pages: 286 pages

ePUB book: 1385 kb

FB2 book: 1802 kb

Rating: 4.1

Votes: 433

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In his earlier books, Plimpton has written of his participation in a variety of sports from football "The Paper Lion" to baseball in "Out of my League" to professional golf in "The Bogey Ma.

Ships from and sold by West Coast Bookseller. In his earlier books, Plimpton has written of his participation in a variety of sports from football "The Paper Lion" to baseball in "Out of my League" to professional golf in "The Bogey Ma. He changes literary spots by publishing such diverse works as "Writers at Work" and "American Journey; the Times of Robert Kennedy.

A very informative work on the history and celebration of fireworks". George Ames Plimpton was born March 18, 1927. Before he left for Cambridge, he served as a tank driver in Italy for the . Army from 1945 through 1948. After graduation, at about 27 years of age, Plimpton went with his friends to Paris.

It must've been great to be George Ames Plimpton and I think this even more so after reading his ode to fireworks.

Feb 04, 2010 David Ward rated it liked it. Shelves: non-fiction. Fireworks by George Plimpton (Doubleday 1984)(66. ). Plimpton, the eternal dilettante, apprenticed with an extended family of pyrotechnic exhibitionists. He had a great time making things explode. It must've been great to be George Ames Plimpton and I think this even more so after reading his ode to fireworks.

Plimpton later wrote the book Fireworks: A History and Celebration. George Plimpton was a demolitions expert in World War II. After returning to New York from Paris, he routinely fired off fireworks at his evening parties

Plimpton later wrote the book Fireworks: A History and Celebration. After returning to New York from Paris, he routinely fired off fireworks at his evening parties. Plimpton later wrote the book Fireworks: A History and Celebration. Holy Roman Empire Historical Art Illuminated Manuscript 15th Century Fireworks Character Ideas Knights Medieval Art Science.

George Plimpton, Actor: Good Will Hunting. 1999 Современные чудеса (TV Series documentary) Himself - Author: Fireworks: A History and Celebration. George Plimpton was born on March 18, 1927 in New York City, New York, USA as George Ames Plimpton. He was an actor and writer, known for Умница Уилл Хантинг (1997), Никсон (1995) and . Himself - Author: Fireworks: A History and Celebration. 1994-1998 Шоу Чарли Роуза (TV Series) Himself, Himself - Guest. Episode dated 5 January 1998 (1998).

The book offers memories of Plimpton from among other writers, such as Norman Mailer . Fireworks: A History and Celebration (1984).

The book offers memories of Plimpton from among other writers, such as Norman Mailer, William Styron, Gay Talese and Gore Vidal, and was written with the cooperation of both his ex-wife and his widow.

Fireworks: A History and Celebration (1984). Aldrich, Nelson W. George, Being George: George Plimpton's Life as Told, Admired, Deplored, and Envied by 200 Friends, Relatives, Lovers, Acquaintances, Rivals-and a Few Unappreciative Observers New York. Open Net (about his experience playing professional ice hockey with the Boston Bruins, 1985). The Curious Case of Sidd Finch (a novel that extends a Sports Illustrated April Fools piece about a fictitious baseball pitcher who could throw at over 160 mph (260 km/h), 1987). Publisher: Random House, In. 2009 ISBN 0-8129-7418-2.

Fireworks: A History and Celebration by George Plimpton. Decomposition: Compost. Tuesday, Nov. 27. Metallurgy: Blacksmithing. Reading: Blacksmith's Manual Illustrated by . Wednesday, Nov. 28. Thursday, Nov. 29. Glassblowing. Reading: Art of Fire - Beginning Glassblowing by James McKelvey.

He even wrote a book on the subject-Fireworks: A History and.

His lifelong affair with pyrotechnic explosives began when he served as a demolitions expert in the . He even wrote a book. He even wrote a book on the subject-Fireworks: A History and. Needless to say, he loved the Fourth of July.

26, George Plimpton died in his sleep, at the age of 76. Plimpton was a writer-raconteur and dilettante in the best . Plimpton was a writer-raconteur and dilettante in the best sense of the word: H. .

Traces the history of fireworks, looks at top firms, record-setting displays, and fireworks organizations, and describes the dangers of working with fireworks
George Plimpton is either the black cat or the leopard of the literary world. Or both. Like a black cat he has 9 lives -- or more. Unlike the leopard, he can change spots.
In his earlier books, Plimpton has written of his participation in a variety of sports from football "The Paper Lion" to baseball in "Out of my League" to professional golf in "The Bogey Man." He changes literary spots by publishing such diverse works as "Writers at Work" and "American Journey; the Times of Robert Kennedy."
In FIREWORKS he breaks new ground. He is the "unofficial official" Fireworks Commissioner of New York City and he takes his job VERY seriously.
He begins with a bang. His personal memories of childhood and adulthood firecracker expeditions, covering both successes and traumas. In the second section he relates the history of explosives and follows this with accounts of "fireworks families" in the United States.
The books bursts with glorious illustrations. I can't pick a favorite picture! This isn't a cheap book, but it's worth every penny.
I read this book because I enjoy Plimpton's vicarious lives. Fireworks didn't interest me a bit. They do know.
I think this book provides a great deal of historical background on fireworks. It also talks about the most prominent families in fireworks
This book is great for anyone interested in fireworks. It gives you a special appreciation for fireworks.
This book is a Christmas gift. It looks good, but since I haven't given it yet, there isn't much to tell.
I first read this book while sitting in the office of our fireworks shop in NJ. I got about 12 pages in and realized that Mr. Plimpton knew the fellow I was working for. When I questioned my boss about this, he said 'George? Hell, he used to come down and shoot with us - he loves fireworks'. Unfortunately he had passed on before I read the book, it would have been interesting to shoot a show with him. However the stories and information in the book show how taken he was with the craft of fireworks. For the casual fireworks fan, or for the dedicated pyrotechnician, you will find this book most enjoyable.