The Jewish American Family Album

The Jewish American Family Album

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The memories and experiences of well-known Jewish Americans such as comedians George Burns and Jack Benny, Oscar Solomon Straus (the first Jewish Presidential cabinet member), and novelist Edna Ferber are included, as are profiles of Barbra Streisand, Steven Spielberg, Leonard Bernstein, union leader Samuel Gompers, and poet Emma Lazarus, among others. But other Jewish Americans who did not achieve celebrity status are also represented. Moses Albert Levy, a doctor who joined Sam Houston's army, 13-year-old Mary Antin, who arrived in Boston in 1894, Sarah Thal, who was a homesteader in the Dakotas, and many more fascinating but unknown immigrants tell powerful, emotional, and sometimes funny stories of life in their new homeland.show more

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  • Hardback | 127 pages
  • 220 x 280 x 18mm | 771.1g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195099354
  • 9780195099355

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-A handsome book that emphasizes the importance of family, continuity, and returning to one's roots. What makes this title unique is the high quality of the carefully researched and varied historical information and the Hooblers' judicious selection of primary-source excerpts.... The book's design contributes to ease of reading and comprehension. Milton Meltzer's The Jewish Americans...established the standard, but this volume surpasses it. Altogether a fascinating, quality choice.---School Library Journal-Each American Jew should read these echoes of their American past.---Lifestyles-This latest entry in the very well-received 'Family Album' series upholds the high standards of its predecessors: well-organized excerpts from primary sources about the experiences of immigrants to the United States, accompanied by clearly reproduced and informatively captioned photographs.... For its effective, inisghtful portrayal of the experiences of a very important group of immigrants, this book is highly recommended for school and public libraries.---MultiCultural Review-Truly worth a visit.---Tomorrow's Morning-Each American Jew should read these echoes of their American past.---Lifestyles-This latest entry in the very well-received 'Family Album' series upholds the high standards of its predecessors: well-organized excerpts from primary sources about the experiences of immigrants to the United States, accompanied by clearly reproduced and informatively captioned photographs.... For its effective, inisghtful portrayal of the experiences of a very important group of immigrants, this book is highly recommended for school and public libraries.---MultiCultural Review-Attractive and extremely useful.... The volume's many voices tell of the persecutions that motivated waves of immigration, the hardships of the journey, and the struggles and successes of life in America.---Kirkus Reviews-A handsome book that emphasizes the importance of family, continuity, and returning to one's roots. What makes this title unique is the high quality of the carefully researched and varied historical information and the Hooblers' judicious selection of primary-source excerpts.... The book's design contributes to ease of reading and comprehension. Milton Meltzer's The Jewish Americans...established the standard, but this volume surpasses it. Altogether a fascinating, quality choice.---School Library Journal "A handsome book that emphasizes the importance of family, continuity, and returning to one's roots. What makes this title unique is the high quality of the carefully researched and varied historical information and the Hooblers' judicious selection of primary-source excerpts.... The book's design contributes to ease of reading and comprehension. Milton Meltzer's The Jewish Americans...established the standard, but this volume surpasses it. Altogether a fascinating, quality choice."--School Library Journal"Each American Jew should read these echoes of their American past."--Lifestyles"This latest entry in the very well-received 'Family Album' series upholds the high standards of its predecessors: well-organized excerpts from primary sources about the experiences of immigrants to the United States, accompanied by clearly reproduced and informatively captioned photographs.... For its effective, inisghtful portrayal of the experiences of a very important group of immigrants, this book is highly recommended for school and public libraries."--MultiCultural Review"Truly worth a visit."--Tomorrow's Morning"Each American Jew should read these echoes of their American past."--Lifestyles"This latest entry in the very well-received 'Family Album' series upholds the high standards of its predecessors: well-organized excerpts from primary sources about the experiences of immigrants to the United States, accompanied by clearly reproduced and informatively captioned photographs.... For its effective, inisghtful portrayal of the experiences of a very important group of immigrants, this book is highly recommended for school and public libraries."--MultiCultural Review"Attractive and extremely useful.... The volume's many voices tell of the persecutions that motivated waves of immigration, the hardships of the journey, and the struggles and successes of life in America."--Kirkus Reviews"A handsome book that emphasizes the importance of family, continuity, and returning to one's roots. What makes this title unique is the high quality of the carefully researched and varied historical information and the Hooblers' judicious selection of primary-source excerpts.... The book's design contributes to ease of reading and comprehension. Milton Meltzer's The Jewish Americans...established the standard, but this volume surpasses it. Altogether a fascinating, quality choice."--School Library Journal "A handsome book that emphasizes the importance of family, continuity, and returning to one's roots. What makes this title unique is the high quality of the carefully researched and varied historical information and the Hooblers' judicious selection of primary-source excerpts.... The book's design contributes to ease of reading and comprehension. Milton Meltzer's The Jewish Americans...established the standard, but this volume surpasses it. Altogether a fascinating, quality choice."--School Library Journal"Each American Jew should read these echoes of their American past."--Lifestyles"This latest entry in the very well-received 'Family Album' series upholds the high standards of its predecessors: well-organized excerpts from primary sources about the experiences of immigrants to the United States, accompanied by clearly reproduced and informatively captioned photographs.... For its effective, inisghtful portrayal of the experiences of a very important group of immigrants, this book is highly recommended for school and public libraries."--MultiCultural Review"Truly worth a visit."--Tomorrow's Morning"Each American Jew should read these echoes of their American past."--Lifestyles"This latest entry in the very well-received 'Family Album' series upholds the high standards of its predecessors: well-organized excerpts from primary sources about the experiences of immigrants to the United States, accompanied by clearly reproduced and informatively captioned photographs.... For its effective, inisghtful portrayal of the experiences of a very important group of immigrants, this book is highly recommended for school and public libraries."--MultiCultural Review"Attractive and extremely useful.... The volume's many voices tell of the persecutions that motivated waves of immigration, the hardships of the journey, and the struggles and successes of life in America."--Kirkus Reviews"A handsome book that emphasizes the importance of family, continuity, and returning to one's roots. What makes this title unique is the high quality of the carefully researched and varied historical information and the Hooblers' judicious selection of primary-source excerpts.... The book's design contributes to ease of reading and comprehension. Milton Meltzer's The Jewish Americans...established the standard, but this volume surpasses it. Altogether a fascinating, quality choice."--School Library Journal "A handsome book that emphasizes the importance of family, continuity, and returning to one's roots. What makes this title unique is the high quality of the carefully researched and varied historical information and the Hooblers' judicious selection of primary-source excerpts.... The book's design contributes to ease of reading and comprehension. Milton Meltzer's The Jewish Americans...established the standard, but this volume surpasses it. Altogether a fascinating, quality choice."--School Library Journal "Each American Jew should read these echoes of their American past."--Lifestyles "This latest entry in the very well-received 'Family Album' series upholds the high standards of its predecessors: well-organized excerpts from primary sources about the experiences of immigrants to the United States, accompanied by clearly reproduced and informatively captioned photographs.... For its effective, inisghtful portrayal of the experiences of a very important group of immigrants, this book is highly recommended for school and public libraries."--MultiCultural Review "Truly worth a visit."--Tomorrow's Morning "Each American Jew should read these echoes of their American past."--Lifestyles "This latest entry in the very well-received 'Family Album' series upholds the high standards of its predecessors: well-organized excerpts from primary sources about the experiences of immigrants to the United States, accompanied by clearly reproduced and informatively captioned photographs.... For its effective, inisghtful portrayal of the experiences of a very important group of immigrants, this book is highly recommended for school and public libraries."--MultiCultural Review"Attractive and extremely useful.... The volume's many voices tell of the persecutions that motivated waves of immigration, the hardships of the journey, and the struggles and successes of life in America."--Kirkus Reviews "A handsome book that emphasizes the importance of family, continuity, and returning to one's roots. What makes this title unique is the high quality of the carefully researched and varied historical information and the Hooblers' judicious selection of primary-source excerpts.... The book's design contributes to ease of reading and comprehension. Milton Meltzer's The Jewish Americans...established the standard, but this volume surpasses it. Altogether a fascinating, quality choice."--School Library Journal "A handsome book that emphasizes the importance of family, continuity, and returning to one's roots. What makes this title unique is the high quality of the carefully researched and varied historical information and the Hooblers' judicious selection of primary-source excerpts.... The book's design contributes to ease of reading and comprehension. Milton Meltzer's The Jewish Americans...established the standard, but this volume surpasses it. Altogether a fascinating, quality choice."--School Library Journal "Each American Jew should read these echoes of their American past."--Lifestyles "This latest entry in the very well-received 'Family Album' series upholds the high standards of its predecessors: well-organized excerpts from primary sources about the experiences of immigrants to the United States, accompanied by clearly reproduced and informatively captioned photographs.... For its effective, inisghtful portrayal of the experiences of a very important group of immigrants, this book is highly recommended for school and public libraries."--MultiCultural Review "Truly worth a visit."--Tomorrow's Morning "Each American Jew should read these echoes of their American past."--Lifestyles "This latest entry in the very well-received 'Family Album' series upholds the high standards of its predecessors: well-organized excerpts from primary sources about the experiences of immigrants to the United States, accompanied by clearly reproduced and informatively captioned photographs.... For its effective, inisghtful portrayal of the experiences of a very important group of immigrants, this book is highly recommended forschool and public libraries."--MultiCultural Review "Attractive and extremely useful.... The volume's many voices tell of the persecutions that motivated waves of immigration, the hardships of the journey, and the struggles and successes of life in America."--Kirkus Reviews "A handsome book that emphasizes the importance of family, continuity, and returning to one's roots. What makes this title unique is the high quality of the carefully researched and varied historical information and the Hooblers' judicious selection of primary-source excerpts.... The book's design contributes to ease of reading and comprehension. Milton Meltzer's The Jewish Americans...established the standard, but this volume surpasses it. Altogether a fascinating, quality choice."--School Library Journal "A handsome book that emphasizes the importance of family, continuity, and returning to one's roots. What makes this title unique is the high quality of the carefully researched and varied historical information and the Hooblers' judicious selection of primary-source excerpts.... The book's designcontributes to ease of reading and comprehension. Milton Meltzer's The Jewish Americans...established the standard, but this volume surpasses it. Altogether a fascinating, quality choice."--School Library Journal"Each American Jew should read these echoes of their American past."--Lifestyles"This latest entry in the very well-received 'Family Album' series upholds the high standards of its predecessors: well-organized excerpts from primary sources about the experiences of immigrants to the United States, accompanied by clearly reproduced and informatively captioned photographs.... Forits effective, inisghtful portrayal of the experiences of a very important group of immigrants, this book is highly recommended for school and public libraries."--MultiCultural Review"Truly worth a visit."--Tomorrow's Morning"Each American Jew should read these echoes of their American past."--Lifestyles"This latest entry in the very well-received 'Family Album' series upholds the high standards of its predecessors: well-organized excerpts from primary sources about the experiences of immigrants to the United States, accompanied by clearly reproduced and informatively captioned photographs.... Forits effective, inisghtful portrayal of the experiences of a very important group of immigrants, this book is highly recommended for school and public libraries."--MultiCulturalReview"Attractive and extremely useful.... The volume's many voices tell of the persecutions that motivated waves of immigration, the hardships of the journey, and the struggles and successes of life in America."--Kirkus Reviews"A handsome book that emphasizes the importance of family, continuity, and returning to one's roots. What makes this title unique is the high quality of the carefully researched and varied historical information and the Hooblers' judicious selection of primary-source excerpts.... The book's designcontributes to ease of reading and comprehension. Milton Meltzer's The Jewish Americans...established the standard, but this volume surpasses it. Altogether a fascinating, quality choice."--School Library Journalshow more

About Dorothy Hoobler

About the Authors: Dorothy and Thomas Hoobler have published more than 50 books for children and have been honored by the Library of Congress, the New York Public Library, the National Council for the Social Studies, and the Society for School Librarians International. They live in New York City.show more

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