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The Resource The Family

The Family

Label
The Family
Title
The Family
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Subject
Summary
The author of the The Children's Blizzard delivers an epic work of twentieth century history through the riveting story of one extraordinary Jewish family With cinematic power and beauty, bestselling author David Laskin brings to life the upheavals of the twentieth century through the story of one family, three continents, two world wars, and the rise and fall of nations. A century and a half ago, a Torah scribe and his wife raised six children in a yeshivatown at the western fringe of the Russian empire. Bound by their customs and ancient faith, the pious couple expected their sons and daughter to carry family traditions into future generations. But the social and political crises of our time decreed otherwise. The torrent of history took the scribe's family down three very different roads. One branch immigrated to America and founded the fabulously successful Maidenform Bra Company; another went to Palestine as pioneers and participated in the contentious birth of the state of Israel; the third branch remained in Europe and suffered the onslaught of the Nazi occupation. In tracing the roots of this family—his own family—Laskin captures the epic sweep of the twentieth century. A modern-day scribe, Laskin honors the traditions, the lives, and the choices of his ancestors: revolutionaries and entrepreneurs, scholars and farmers, tycoons and truck drivers. The Family is a deeply personal, dramatic, and emotional account of people caught in a cataclysmic time in world history
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Laskin, David
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Biography & Autobiography
  • History
  • Multi-Cultural
  • Nonfiction
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The Family
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:ba0209e8-6071-4e90-ac03-e86c130486f6
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781101638040
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Family
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:ba0209e8-6071-4e90-ac03-e86c130486f6
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781101638040
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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