Strong as Iron: Stories from an Immigrant Jewish Family

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Strong as Iron is a love letter from one woman to her entire family, telling of the strength and struggles of her grand-parents, parents, and aunts and uncles. While appealing most directly to a Jewish audience, it also speaks to anyone interested in the American immigrant experience. The book deftly combines family history with strands of American history, Jewish customs, and local culture. Family trees, photographs, and recipes enhance the text. The stories are compelling and very personal, ranging from Czarist Russia to industrial Detroit, spanning the century from the author s grandfather s birth in 1875 to her father s death in 1987.

The story begins in Russia, in the city of Kishinev, with Max Nathan s flight from a conscription officer who sought to take him back into the Czar s army at the start of the Russo-Japanese war. It continues with the tale of his wife and infant son as they face the bloody pogrom of 1905. The book ends with the death of that infant, the author s father, at age 82 in Detroit after a long and successful business career. Each member of the Nathan and Gendelman families has a chapter that tells that person s story from birth to death.

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Carole Nathan Metzger was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan in the midst of a large and loving extended family. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from the University of Michigan and a Master of Science degree in Computing and Information Sciences from Oklahoma State University. After nearly 40 years in the information technology field, Ms. Metzger recently retired and is pursuing a second career in non-fiction writing. She lives with her husband David in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

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