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"It's Not the Olden Days Anymore, Grandma!" By Angeline M. Jerz
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This book is a wonderful compilation of stories as recalled by Angeline Jerz, a native of the South Side of Chicago who grew up in the 30's and 40's. "Grandma Angie" was a great storyteller... More > that kept the old traditions alive from the past while always looking ahead for her children and their children - after all, it's NOT the olden days anymore!< Less
Dandy By Daniel Joseph
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The biography of a Russian Jewish immigrant who escaped Czarist Russia to come to America in the early 1900's and became a professional boxing champion by the tender age of seventeen.
Dandy By Daniel Joseph
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The biography of a Russian Jewish immigrant who escaped Czarist Russia to come to America in the early 1900's and became a professional boxing champion by the tender age of seventeen.
Ветровое Стекло By Stanislau Ilyin
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It's a road reality tale ( 2 parts) in a form of a diary, where each notation is a separate story, which is narrated by an immigrant from east Europe, who decided to work as a long-haul truck... More > driver in USA to escape from his own thoughts and a monotonous and boring life in one of small tourist cities spreading along the coast of New Jersey. Each notation is something about a loneliness of a life on the road, about a thirst for adventures and lots of unusual things, that can happen in a truck driving routine, like meeting with hobos and travelers, nights at gentlemen's clubs of truck stops, difficulties, accidents and dangerous loading places. The book is basically about everything, that can be seen through the windshield of a truck anywhere in the country. The book is written in Russian language.< Less
Sketches of a Life By Enrique (Eitan) Kuperman
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Pinceladas de un Vivir, “Sketches of a Life,” is an anthology of brief stories written by Eitan Kuperman. The son of Russian Jewish immigrants, he was born in Santiago, Chile in the... More > middle of the Second World War. In the first chapter, “Growing up Jewish in Chile,” Eitan describes his family’s transplant from the old world of Eastern Europe to a new reality in South America. Following chapters describe a return to his family roots. In “Kibbutz,” he tells about his experience in the country of his ancestors. Eitan also writes about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Anti-Semitism and despotism in the military dictatorship of Argentina, and his wife’s odyssey saving souls in Cuba. “The Illegal” describes an encounter with illegal immigration when he moved from Central America to the U.S.A. in search of new professional horizons for his family. His life experiences show us a world in which Judaism is in harmony with social justice and tensions find refuge in the spirituality of the human being.< Less
Double Exposure: From Russia Cross-Country Through Time By Nadia Shulman
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When Russian refugees Victoria and her husband, Felix, embarked on their cross-country adventure, they planned to travel one day for each year of their fifty-year marriage. In Double Exposure,... More > Victoria offers a memoir that moves between past and present to chronicle her journey to the United States. Within the celebration of their anniversary, Victoria shares intimate stories of her transformation into womanhood and motherhood, reflecting on her family and life under Soviet rule. And as she meets Felix, a love story unfolds that takes them around the world and around their new country, together for fifty years. Double Exposure is a sincere account of many hilarious misadventures, frustrating mistakes, and heartbreaking times on the way to freedom. This cross-country journey provides not only a trip through history, but also a personal glimpse into tragedies and triumphs in the life of a woman, a family, a country.< Less
Double Exposure: From Russia Cross-Country Through Time By Nadia Shulman
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When Russian refugees Victoria and her husband, Felix, embarked on their cross-country adventure, they planned to travel one day for each year of their fifty-year marriage. In Double Exposure,... More > Victoria offers a memoir that moves between past and present to chronicle her journey to the United States. Within the celebration of their anniversary, Victoria shares intimate stories of her transformation into womanhood and motherhood, reflecting on her family and life under Soviet rule. And as she meets Felix, a love story unfolds that takes them around the world and around their new country, together for fifty years. Double Exposure is a sincere account of many hilarious misadventures, frustrating mistakes, and heartbreaking times on the way to freedom. This cross-country journey provides not only a trip through history, but also a personal glimpse into tragedies and triumphs in the life of a woman, a family, a country.< Less
My American Dream By Bernard Reznick
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As the First World War drew to a close the chaos and violence of the Russian Civil War provided both impetus and opportunity for Jewish families still living in the Ukraine to immigrate to the United... More > States. These resourceful people left Eastern Europe with only what they could carry and arrived in America with nothing but their wits and their willingness to work hard. In the decades that followed they left an indelible mark on American society and created an enduring legacy for their children and grandchildren. Bernard Reznick’s story opens in a small Russian village and, through perseverance and ingenuity, ends in beautiful Beverly Hills. Along the way, he and his family escape the Russian pogroms, find new ways to make their living, and in California he finds his niche and his fortune in the mail delivery business. His story is, ultimately, that of an immigrant American living the American dream.< Less
My American Dream By Bernard Reznick
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As the First World War drew to a close the chaos and violence of the Russian Civil War provided both impetus and opportunity for Jewish families still living in the Ukraine to immigrate to the United... More > States. These resourceful people left Eastern Europe with only what they could carry and arrived in America with nothing but their wits and their willingness to work hard. In the decades that followed they left an indelible mark on American society and created an enduring legacy for their children and grandchildren. Bernard Reznick’s story opens in a small Russian village and, through perseverance and ingenuity, ends in beautiful Beverly Hills. Along the way, he and his family escape the Russian pogroms, find new ways to make their living, and in California he finds his niche and his fortune in the mail delivery business. His story is, ultimately, that of an immigrant American living the American dream.< Less
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