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The man who swam into history : the (mostly) true story of my Jewish family

The man who swam into history : the (mostly) true story of my Jewish family

Author: Robert A Rosenstone
Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, 2005.
Series: Jewish history, life, and culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st University of Texas edView all editions and formats
"The story begins with a grandfather who heroically escaped from Russia by swimming the Pruth River to Romania-or did he? Then there are stories of another grandfather who kept a lifelong mistress; grandmothers who were ignored except in the kitchen; migrations legal and illegal from Eastern Europe to Canada to California; racketeers on one side of the family and Communists on the other; and a West Coast adolescence  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Rosenstone family.; Rosenstone family.; Robert A Rosenstone
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert A Rosenstone
ISBN: 0292709501 9780292709508
OCLC Number: 58452077
Description: xv, 197 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Contents: Prologue : Romania, Rumania, Roumania --
The man who swam --
Far from Hasenpoth --
Lazarus West --
Wild Hannah --
The afterthought --
Transylvania sank --
Lower California, here we come --
Hannah's lament --
Mixed-up Bobby --
Izzy the red --
Café Odessa --
Epilogue : Sunday in Montreal.
Series Title: Jewish history, life, and culture.
Responsibility: Robert A. Rosenstone.
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A collection of stories by an award-winning historian that preserves fragments of memory-true or false, remembered or imagined-from three generations of a Jewish family  Read more...


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"One of our most imaginative living historians takes us into the midst of his own past and makes us part of his family, even as he becomes part of our own. This book stands as a triumph of new Read more...

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