CLINTON (New York City) HISTORY PROJECT

Autobiographies


Baker, Sara Josephine. Fighting for Life The Macmillan Company, 1939, pp. 55-61, 70, 91. A doctor who reformed child health care in New York City provides a bleak, unsentimental view of Hell's Kitchen at the turn of the century.

Baxter, Daniel. Least of These My Brethren. Harmony Books, 1997.MD at St. Claire's AIDS ward.

Birstein, Ann. Rabbi on Forty-Seventh Street. Dial Press, 1982.Daughter's experience at JHS 17.

Carcaterra, Lorenzo. Safe Place. Ballantine Books, 1992.On pages 35-42 the author of Sleepers gives a picture of the early 1960's.

Carcaterra, Lorenzo. Sleepers. Ballantine Books, 1995.The controversial best-seller.

Gordon, Richard M. Horyo: Memoirs of an American POW. Paragon, House 1999. Includes a Hell's Kitchen childhood.

Herries, Bill. Old Westside/Hell's Kitchen. 1954.Personal account of living at Eighth Avenue and 42nd Street in early 1900s.

Kisseloff, Jeff. You Must Remember This. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1989. A six page history and interviews with twelve residents of Hell's Kitchen.

Kramer, Stanley. A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World. Harcourt, Brace, 1997.Hell's Kitchen childhood.

McConnon, Tom. Angels in Hell's Kitchen. Doubleday & Company,Inc., 1959. Touching autobiography of family life from the early 1900s.

Murphy, Harry Williams. Twenty-five Years in Hell's Kitchen. The Real America, 1931. Director of the Sunshine Chapel's youth program in the early 1900's.

Offenberg, Bernice. Angel in Hell's Kitchen. Geis Associates/Random House, 1962. Social worker's memoire.

Riordon, William L. Plunkitt of Tammany Hall. E. P. Dutton, 1963. Read chapters To Hold Your District: Study Human Nature and Act Accordin' and, also, Ingratitude in Politics.

Slocum, Milton. Manhattan Country Doctor. Charles Scribner's, Sons 1986. Doctor in private practice, 1934-1968.



Updated October 27, 2002