Working and thinking on the waterfront

a journal, June 1958-May 1959 by Eric Hoffer

Publisher: Perennial Library in New York

Written in English
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StatementEric Hoffer
SeriesPerennial Library -- P146
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHD8039.L82 U6515
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 177 p. ;
Number of Pages177
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24744409M
LC Control Number69015312
OCLC/WorldCa4431170

Jim's uncle Owen is an immigrant from Ireland in who finds work on the docks, one of the few jobs available to him. Working alongside veteran longshoremen, he decides to become part of the political establishment in order to improve the working conditions on the docks. How do the longshoremen at the morning shape-up know if they’re going to work that day? The foreman, Big Mac, gives them work tabs; The foreman, Big Mac, points at them and pats them on the back; Johnny Friendly has a list of that day’s workers posted on the shack; Johnny Friendly and Big Mac take the first hundred men who show up.   The greatness of Marlon Brando helped make "On the Waterfront" a landmark film, and since he's always been a fighter for underdogs I'm sure . Working on the water sounds like such a great idea. After all, you’ll have a bay or ocean for your daily view, a fresh sea breeze and plenty of sunshine throughout the year. Many watery jobs.

Long recognised as a site where criminal elements have flourished, for centuries the waterfront has been exploited by opportunistic individuals for a whole raft of illicit purposes. History has shown that the policing of this area poses a formidable challenge, one that continues to this day, as law enforcement seeks to alleviate concerns over organised crime, smuggling, trafficking, pillage. On the Waterfront opens by introducing the small group of corrupt racketeers that run the docks of Hoboken, New Jersey, across the river from Malloy, an inarticulate former prizefighter in his late twenties, serves as a petty errand boy for the union head, Johnny Friendly. "Cole's richly detailed book provides a glimpse at a topic too often ignored, the local IWW Wobblies on the Waterfront deserves to be read seriously by labor historians and historians interested in race and social justice movements This remarkable book provides a sense of what the Wobblies might have become if given a chance." Waterfront definition, land on the edge of a body of water. See more.

Father Barry: Some people think the Crucifixion only took place on Calvary. They better wise up! Taking Joey Doyle's life to stop him from testifying is a crucifixion. And dropping a sling on Kayo. Maggie Pennyworth, a homeless woman, walks along the Hoboken waterfront now cast in darkness. Seeing the shape of a bundle under the pier, she kicks it, hoping it's money. Instead, it's Fred Throckmorton, a recently murdered business man whose disappearance is front-page news. She runs to . Before the Highway 99 tunnel replaced the Alaskan Way Viaduct, another Seattle tunnel, completed years ago, attempted to solve a waterfront problem. At the time, it was the world's highest and.

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It's Eric Hoffer's little diary which illuminates his modest lifestyle as a longshoreman in San Francisco. It wasn't intended as a daily diary. Nor to be published/5(7). Self-taught, his appetite for knowledge-history, science, mankind-formed the basis of his insight to human nature.

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[ Working and Thinking on the Waterfront by Hoffer, Eric (Author) Aug Paperback ]/5(7). WORKING AND THINKING ON THE WATERFRONT: A JOURNAL: JUNE - MAY (SIGNED) Author: Hoffer, Eric Title: WORKING AND THINKING ON THE WATERFRONT: A JOURNAL: JUNE - MAY (SIGNED) Publication: New York: Harper & Row, Edition: Stated First Edition.

Description: Stated First Edition. Hardcover. 8vo, blue cloth with black Rating: % positive. Editions for Working and Thinking on the Waterfront: (published in ), (Paperback published in ), (Kindle Edition published in ), Cited by: 3. Bruce Nelson, Workers on the Waterfront; Seamen, Longshoremen, and Unionism in the s () 1.

On ships and docks a small group of highly skilled workers directed the longshoremen and sailors 2. These unskilled workers were indispensable to transport of goods by water and if they worked together they wielded considerable influence 3.

The main contribution of the book is the description of /5(4). Originally, the book was titled just Waterfront, it was no simple novelization of the film, “that bastard word for a bastard byproduct of Hollywood success”, as Budd Schulberg states in his The book was highly praised when it was released ina year after the film received eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor and /5(17).

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Imprint on title page. Seller Rating: % positive. An intellectual need not be well educated or particularly intelligent. What counts is the feeling of being a member of an educated elite." He plants barbs for such people throughout his journals. Unlike his other books, "Working and Thinking on the Waterfront" allows glimpses into his personal life.4/5(1).

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Most of the book replicates the newspaper series of Malcolm Johnson for the NY Sun. Johnson received a Pulitzer Prize for the series and the series may have had an impact on bringing about change on the waterfront.

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and in particular its close observation of working-class life, On the Waterfront was far from. Get this from a library. Working and thinking on the waterfront: a journal, June May [Eric Hoffer]. Share this book. Facebook.

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0 Ratings 1 Want to read. On the Waterfront is a American crime drama film, directed by Elia Kazan and written by Budd stars Marlon Brando and features Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb, Rod Steiger, Pat Henning, and Eva Marie Saint in her film debut. The musical score was composed by Leonard film was suggested by "Crime on the Waterfront" by Malcolm Johnson, a series of articles published in.

Read an Excerpt. Chapter One. ACT 1. Scene 1 A Riverfront Street. REPORTER: Did you know that only a few blocks west of here, just a short walk from Theater Row, you cross the boundary into another country, the New York waterfront—the greatest natural harbor in the world—host to the Cunard Line and the French luxury liners—and the hunting grounds of the pistol local—Four-forty-seven.

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Cole depicts dockworkers as worldly, internationalist and curious about languages and cultures not their own. If you like to feel romantic about working class movements, strikers and General Strikes then Dockworker Power is for you. There. Working and Thinking on the Waterfront, a Journal June May Posted on by vedyb.

Posted In Working and Thinking on the Waterfront Hoffer, Eric.Read a Plot Overview of the entire film or a scene by scene Summary and Analysis. See a complete list of the characters in On the Waterfront and in-depth analyses of Terry Malloy, Edie Doyle, Father Barry, Johnny Friendly, and Charlie Malloy.

Here's where you'll find analysis of the film as a whole.Neil G. Clark, a researcher and writer, has conducted more than five years of investigation for this book. Dock Boss is based on over a thousand previously unreleased law enforcement reports on waterfront gangsters, hundreds of rare archival records, interviews, dozens of trial transcripts, and numerous newspaper accounts.