On the Waterfront by Budd Schulberg
The Pulitzer Prize-Winning Articles That Inspired the Classic Film and Transformed the New York Harbor

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Schulberg’s acclaimed and bestselling novel, based on a classic of American cinema
In 1955, Budd Schulberg adapted his Academy Award–winning screenplay into an exhilarating novel. Suspenseful and emotional, the novel presents a more complex—and perhaps bleaker—portrait of ex-boxer Terry Malloy’s corrupt and stunted world on the docks of Hoboken. Narrated by Father Pete Barry, the novel shifts focus to the courageous priest who stands up to the Mob, as well as his own church, in order to redeem the souls of his hardscrabble and unloved constituents. On the Waterfront is a potent retelling of an iconic American story that stands apart as an unforgettable vision of crime, politics, and class in the twentieth century. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Budd Schulberg including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author’s estate.
 

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Budd Schulberg received the New York Critics Award, Screen Writers Guild Award, and Academy Awards for best story and best screenplay for On the Waterfront.
 
Published July 31, 2012 by Open Road Media. 336 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Humor & Entertainment, Arts & Photography, Crime. Fiction

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A compilation of The New York Sun’s Pulitzer Prize–winning 1948-49 series, which uncovered widespread corruption and violence affecting the longshoremen who toiled along the city's crime-ridden waterfront.

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An unforgettable vision of crime, politics, and class in the twentieth century.

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Seattle PI

Although Schulberg as a novelist is no Émile Zola or Theodore Dreiser, and Schulberg claimed no membership in that great company, the novel is written in that brand of literary tradition and deserves its place in the literary canon.On the Waterfront is a powerful retelling of an iconic American ...

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The Young Folks

This film follows the narrative of a man who’s seeking comfort in stability, who’s seeking the image of masculinity, it’s at it’s a core a story about what is right and what is wrong and how do you define the two.

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