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A Coal Miner's Bride: The Diary of Anetka Kaminska (Dear America)
Susan Campbell Bartoletti
Meet Anetka, a 13-year-old Polish girl who comes to America as a promised bride to a Pennsylvania coal miner. Her fascinating diary entries give readers a personal glimpse into what life was like in a coal-mining town during a tumultuous time in our country's past.
Finding the Jewish Shakespeare: The Life and Legacy of Jacob Gordin
Syracuse University Press
An illuminating genealogical quest, and an inside look at the life and times of a fabled cultural figure in Yiddish theater. In this revelatory biography, Beth Kaplan sets out to explore the true character and creative achievements of her great-grandfather Jacob Gordin, playwright extraordinaire and icon of the Yiddish stage. Born of an Anglican mother and a Jewish father who disdained religion, Kaplan knew little of her Judaic roots ...
Red and Hot: The Fate of Jazz in the Soviet Union
S. Frederick Starr
"...that rare thing, a piece of careful scholarship that is also superby entertaining...Starr, who is president of Oberlin College and has been associated with the Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies, is also a professional jazz musician, and his knowledgeable affection for the music shines through the text." - Andrea Lee, New York Times Book Review
George G. A. Wensley
Who would want to kill a beautiful young German model? Her body is found washed up in a harbour near Eastbourne England. Two characters clash together and are tasked with solving the murder. One is Inspector Carpenter an Englishman; outwardly cool but full of self-doubt. The second; is straight off the weekly extradition plane from Poland Lieutenant soon to become DS Kaminska a very religious but efficient Police woman. Carpenter can't ...
Chester Alamo & Costello
Jamie Michael Bradley
Dark Lark Press, L.L.C.
The Globe is a place to watch football (soccer). When there are no matches being played, it looks like one of many neighborhood watering holes where people meet, eat, drink, laugh, shed tears, talk sports, dance, and drink some more. And maybe then the name of the pub or being in a world city like Chicago wouldn't even matter. But during a match, The Globe becomes just what the name says: the churning, whirling center of the universe where ...
Anna: Going to America (Volume 1)
Deanna J. Bennett
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Anna: Going to America immerses the reader in the American immigrant experiences of a young girl as she and her mother endure the hardships of rail travel across Europe and a voyage across the Atlantic in steerage class. Anna is a 15-year-old Lithuanian country girl who immigrates to America in 1914 with her stern mother. They are the last of their immediate family to leave their native country to join Anna’s brothers and sisters in America. ...
Alice & Friends
"Alice and Friends" is a story of a young girl, Alice who teaches Max, a dog, about the importance of friendship. Through encounters with different animals Max and Alice learn how much happiness and fun friends can add to our life. The book offers colorful and bright illustrations paired with a lively dialogue between Alice and animals.
A Coal Miner's Bride: the Diary of Anetka Kaminska, Latimer, Pennsylvania 1896 (Dear America Series)
Susan Campbell Bartoletti
A diary account of thirteen-year-old Anetka's life in Poland in 1896, immigration to America, marriage to a coal miner, widowhood, and happiness in finally finding her true love.
Women of Valor: Stories of Great Jewish Women Who Helped Shape the Twentieth Century
Sheila F. Segal
Biographies of eight women who made unique contributions to Jewish life, including union organizer Rose Schneiderman, founder of Hadassah Henrietta Szold, and Israel's first Olympic medalist Yael Arad.
Bridge Of Light
Temple University Press
J. Hoberman, film critic at "The Village Voice" since 1978, is the author of "Vulgar Modernism" (Temple), which was nominated for the 1991 National Book Critics Circle Award, and co-author (with Jonathan Rosenbaum) of "Midnight Movies". He has written for numerous national publications, including "Artforum", "The New York Times", "The Nation", "The New Republic", and "Premiere".
Great Jewish Women
Jonathan David Publishers
Profiles of more than one hundred Jewish women who have had a great impact in their respective fields of endeavor, including Golda Meir, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Barbra Streisand, and U.S. senators Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein. Their unusual achievements are interestingly presented and their relationships to Judaism highlighted. With black-and-white photographs.
Poland's Jewish Landmarks: A Travel Guide
Complemented by over 70 maps, illustrations, and timelines that illuminate the history and achievements of Polish Jewry, this guide provides thorough and detailed lists of synagogues, monuments, cemeteries, and other places of Jewish heritage.
Agresja Jezykowa W Zyciu Publicznym: Leksykon Inwektyw Politycznych 1918-2000 (Polish Edition)
Wdawn. Uniwersytetu Wrocawskiego
Imagine ... extracting a two-inch contact lens from your eye and changing it into a pair of glasses ... causing a spectators card to rise completely out of the deck and then hover in mid-air with a life of its own ... having the spectators selected card develop right before their eyes like a Polaroid picture ... viciously tearing up a playing card and restoring it by simply waving your hand over the torn pieces ... your coin-in-bottle routine ...
Stardust Lost: The Triumph, Tragedy, and Meshugas of the Yiddish Theater in America (Vintage)
In Stardust Lost , Stefan Kanfer brings the colorful Yiddish stage roaring back to life. Born of ancient traditions stretching back to the drama of the Old Testament, the Yiddish theater was a vibrant part of the immigrant experience. Kanfer invokes the energy, belief, and pure chutzpah it took to establish and run the thriving, influential theaters. He reveals the nightly drama and comedy that played out behind the scenes as well as ...
Am Abgrund - Der Große Bruderkrieg 8
I Am First a Human Being: The Prison Letters of Krystyna Wituska
This collection of letters documents the trials of a young Polish woman who was arrested and interrogated by the Gestapo in 1942 for working as a spy for the Polish Underground, imprisoned in Berlin, and executed two years later. In the last year of her life, she wrote over 60 poignant letters that, through the kindness of a courageous prison guard, were smuggled to her parents or to the guard's daughter, who became her pen pal.
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