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On the Waterfront

On the Waterfront

Author: Budd Schulberg

Year Published: 1955

Description: On the Waterfront (originally titled just Waterfront) by Budd Schulberg tells the story of whistleblowing longshoreman Terry Malloy's bold stand against organized crime on the docks in and around New York City in the mid-1900s.  The novel was published one year after and expanded upon the 1954 academy award-winning movie of the same name, which was also written by Schulberg and based on a series of Pulitzer Prize-winning articles published in the New York Sun by reporter Malcolm Johnson that first exposed the rampant corruption and violence portrayed in both the film and book.

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