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

Handwerker, Lloyd, (author.). Reavill, Gil, 1953- (author.).

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250074546
  • ISBN: 1250074541
  • Physical Description: viii, 306 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Flatiron Books, 2016.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [295]-306).
Formatted Contents Note:
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.
Summary, etc.:
"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."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Handwerker, Nathan, 1892-1974.
Nathan's Famous.
Hot dog stands > New York (State) > History.
Fast food restaurants > New York (State) > History.
Frankfurters > New York (State) > History.
Coney Island (New York, N.Y.) > History.

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