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The Rest of Us: The Rise of America's Eastern European Jews

Birmingham, Stephen

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ISBN 10: 0316096474 / ISBN 13: 9780316096478
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0316096474 Very Good/Very Good Plus. First Edition. This hardcover book is tight, square and clean. The boards are undamaged. Remainder mark on bottom. Pages are not torn or marked on the interior. The dustjacket is bright and unmarred, save the slightest soiling (virtually unnoticeable from a few inches away). Original price is intact. Brodart protected. This book is an Epic of the rise in America of Eastern European Jews as immigrants escaping a pogrom. Bookseller Inventory # 000055

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Title: The Rest of Us: The Rise of America's ...

Publisher: Little Brown & Co (T)

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good Plus

Edition: First Edition.

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THE REST OF US is the third panel of Stephen Birmingham's Jewish triptych (OUR CROWD and THE GRANDEES)--the story of Eastern European Jews who, between 1882 and 1915, thronged into New York to escape the pogroms of czarist Russia.

From Ellis Island, these immigrants poured into the Lower East Side. To established German Jews, this horde was an embarassment and a burden. But the Russians had a passion to succeed and soon they stood on their own.

They made it in an astonishingly short time--from the pushcarts of Hester Street to the Grand Concourse and on to the manicured lawns of Scarsdale and Beverly Hills, "from Poland to polo in one generation."

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