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The authors of It Happened in Brooklyn bring together the childhood memories of a hundred men and women, young and old, who reflect on family life, interaction with the gentile world, and the meaning of place.
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Oral historians Myrna Katz Frommer and Harvey Frommer are professors at Dartmouth College. Their jointly written books include It Happened in Brooklyn and It Happened on Broadway.Review:
“The most compelling reason to study twentieth-century Jewish life in America is to hear and read the wealth of amazing stories, vivid anecdotes, memories, and wisdom, a diverse array of which the Frommers have collected. . . . Some of those who discuss their lives are well known, such as media critic Neil Postman, but each person’s stories enlighten. An account of riding freight cars as a teenager during the Great Depression and another about farming in South Dakota during the 1950s are as revealing as more common descriptions of New York’s Lower East Side. There’s even a story about the discovery of Ivory Soap. Moreover, the Frommers find several intriguing threads that link the contributors’ outlooks. . . . Chapters about the Holocaust, communal ties, and rituals reveal that traditions have been maintained amid the temptations of comfortable assimilation.”—Booklist (Booklist )
“An accessible introduction to the varieties of the American Jewish experience.”—Publishers Weekly (Publishers Weekly )
“One comes away from this book with a heightened sense of how wide the American Jewish spectrum can be.”—Washington Post (Washington Post )
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Book Description Harcourt, 1995. Hardcover. Condition: New. Hardbound, with the DJ, AS NEW. Seller Inventory # mon0000168539
Book Description Harcourt, 1995. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0151001324
Book Description Harcourt, 1995. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0151001324
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