KINDLE [Ybor City Chronicles A Memoir]

  • Hardcover
  • 315
  • Ybor City Chronicles A Memoir
  • Ferdie Pacheco
  • English
  • 05 October 2020
  • 9780813012964

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READ æ Ybor City Chronicles A Memoir He family chemist shop  Along with prescription drugs homeopathic nerve remedies and laxatives Sam totes a book of poetry and a dictionary and before the day is out he prevails upon Ferdie to look up procrastinate Succulent and delectable follow Pacheco writes with the sentimentality of a Latin lover and the instincts of a stand up comic  At the heart of his story is the fabled Columbia Restaurant where he worked as a teen age waiter for two summers a job with status in Ybor City eual to that of being a New York Yankee ballplayer he says Its glamorous doors opened fifteen hours a day to the community's characters and they become folk heroes under Pacheco's affectionate scrutiny  Pepe Lu Babo the idiot savant of newspaper circulation; Chef Pijuan who asked to have a menu buried with him when he died; Pan con Chinches Bread and Bedbugs who had once been a lector in a cigar factory; Don Victoriano Manteiga the resident intellectual who founded La Gaceta the trilingual newspaper published today by his son Roland; and Dr José Avellanal who experimented with cryogenics on stray cats and practiced law plastic surgery gynecology the ministry and higher education all from his office in the hotel El Pasaje Though Pacheco describes years spanning the Great Depression and World War II his days then were blissfully contained by his SpanishCubanItalian enclave  After school he visited his abuelita the grandmother who fixed him cups of thick hot chocolate and reminded him that science was important than art if he wanted to become a doctor  He went to. Incredible just incredible Pacheco brings history alive in this memoir I will be making a trip to Ybor City soon enough after reading this perfect book Good Behavior job with status in Ybor City eual to that of being a New York Yankee ballplayer he says Its glamorous doors opened fifteen hours a day to the community's characters and they become folk heroes under Pacheco's affectionate scrutiny  Pepe Lu Babo the idiot savant of newspaper circulation; Chef Pijuan who asked to have a menu buried with him when he died; Pan con Chinches Bread and Bedbugs who had once been a lector in a cigar factory; Don Victoriano Manteiga the resident intellectual who founded La Gaceta the trilingual newspaper published today by his son Roland; and Dr José Avellanal who experimented with cryogenics on stray cats and practiced law plastic surgery gynecology the ministry and higher education all from his office in the hotel El Pasaje Though Pacheco describes years spanning the Great Depression and World War II his days then were blissfully contained by his SpanishCubanItalian enclave  After school he visited his abuelita the grandmother who fixed him cups of thick hot chocolate and reminded him that science was important than art if he wanted to become a doctor  He went to. Incredible H1 Bloodstone Pass just incredible Pacheco brings history alive in this memoir I will be making a trip to Ybor City soon enough after reading this perfect book

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READ æ Ybor City Chronicles A Memoir As anyone knows who tunes him in on national TV as 'The Fight Doctor' Ferdie Pacheco is a world class spellbinder  But catching that verbal magic on a page is a rare gift  The proof is in the reading of this racy vivid evocative page turner as much fun to read as Ferdie had living it in this uniue Cuban enclave a world unto itself that he re creates for us in Pachecoese a lingua franca of the spirit Budd SchulbergFerdie Pacheco takes us to a vanished time and place full of affectionate laughter the invincible optimism of immigrants and the delicious aroma of good cigars  He makes all of us wish we'd grown up in Ybor City Pete HamillPure pleasure  Pacheco brings an enormous talent to this task  A renaissance man he is perhaps best known as Muhammad Ali's physician but he has also distinguished himself as a general practitioner serving Miami's inner city a prominent boxing commentator an accomplished artist and a remarkable raconteur  It is the last uality that drives Ybor City Chronicles Gary R Mormino University of South FloridaWith his gift for storytelling Ferdie Pacheco stirs a gust of cigar smoke into the hot steam of café con leche and creates the magic of this lighthearted memoir   His stage is Ybor City the colorful immigrant community on the edge of Tampa and the time is 1935 45 the decade when Pacheco grew up and the community he loves outgrew its ethnic splendor Pacheco's respect for words began the day his story starts when ten year old Ferdie climbs into a truck with Sweet Sam to deliver pharmaceuticals for La Economica t. This is probably a 5 star book for me because I have lived in Tampa 20 30 minutes from Ybor City for 21 years This delightful memoir tells the story of Ferdie Pacheco who grew up in Ybor during the depression and WW2 It was fascinating to hear stories about not just Ybor but the Columbia Restaurant where he had his first job Tampa Theatre the street cars cigar factories University of Tampa when it was a ramshackle hotel convert and so much The writing is conversational and funny Highly recommend especially to people who live in the area Family Album A Collection of Poetry just Ybor but the Columbia Restaurant where he had his first The Yambo Ouologuem Reader The Duty of Violence A Black Ghostwriter's Letter to France and the Thousand and ONe Bibles of Sex job Tampa Theatre the street cars cigar factories University of Tampa when it was a ramshackle hotel convert and so much The writing is conversational and funny Highly recommend especially to people who live in the area

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READ æ Ybor City Chronicles A Memoir Western movies in splendid air conditioned theaters on Saturday and in his teen years to tea dances at ethnic social clubs on Sunday  On fine days the yellow trolley known as the jewel of Tampa Electric for its wicker seats and lacuered wood interior took him to picnics at nearby Sulphur Springs With no excuses for the past he recalls that his father JB woke each morning to the sight of his wife standing by his bedside with his cup of Cuban coffee in her hand ready to help him on with his shoes and that JB ended every evening in the cool cellar of the Centro Asturiano club smoking cigarettes playing cards drinking a last cup of espresso  Ybor City Chronicles includes vintage photographs and Pacheco's own cartoons sketches and paintings many never before published and an epilogue by Ybor City historian Tony Pizzo who describes the features that today make Ybor City a National Historic MonumentFerdie Pacheco MD is the author of the novel Renegade Lightning and of two books of nonfiction Muhammad Ali A View from the Corner and Fight Doctor an account of his life as a physician in the fight world  He practiced medicine from 1958 to 1980 and served as Muhammad Ali's personal physician from 1963 to 1977  In recent years he has served as boxing color commentator for NBC TV Showtime and Univision  In 1990 he received an Emmy for writing producing and narrating the NBC special Ali Wins the Title  He is also a painter and has exhibited one person shows in London Paris New York Miami where he now lives and other cities throughout the United State. Diane OBrien Discourse Grammar of the Greek New Testament jewel of Tampa Electric for its wicker seats and lacuered wood interior took him to picnics at nearby Sulphur Springs With no excuses for the past he recalls that his father JB woke each morning to the sight of his wife standing by his bedside with his cup of Cuban coffee in her hand ready to help him on with his shoes and that JB ended every evening in the cool cellar of the Centro Asturiano club smoking cigarettes playing cards drinking a last cup of espresso  Ybor City Chronicles includes vintage photographs and Pacheco's own cartoons sketches and paintings many never before published and an epilogue by Ybor City historian Tony Pizzo who describes the features that today make Ybor City a National Historic MonumentFerdie Pacheco MD is the author of the novel Renegade Lightning and of two books of nonfiction Muhammad Ali A View from the Corner and Fight Doctor an account of his life as a physician in the fight world  He practiced medicine from 1958 to 1980 and served as Muhammad Ali's personal physician from 1963 to 1977  In recent years he has served as boxing color commentator for NBC TV Showtime and Univision  In 1990 he received an Emmy for writing producing and narrating the NBC special Ali Wins the Title  He is also a painter and has exhibited one person shows in London Paris New York Miami where he now lives and other cities throughout the United State. Diane OBrien