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From The Old Country

Author : Bruce M. Stave
ISBN : 087451908X
Genre : History
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Combines contemporary interviews and interviews conducted by the Works Progress Administration in the 1930s to give a three-generation perspective on the experiences of Irish, Italian, Jewish, and other immigrants to the United States.
Category: History

From The Old Country

Author : Lihe Zhong
ISBN : 9780231166300
Genre : Fiction
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Though he lived mostly in rural South Taiwan, Zhong Lihe (1915–1960) spent several years in Manchuria and Peking, moving among an eclectic mix of ethnicities, classes, and cultures. His fictional portraits unfold on Japanese battlefields and in Peking slums, as well as in the remote, impoverished hill-country villages and farms of Zhong Lihe’s native Hakka districts. His scenic descriptions are deft and atmospheric, and his psychological explorations are acute. The first anthology to present his work in English, this volume features two novellas, ten short stories, and four short prose works.
Category: Fiction

The Old Country

Author : George Seddon
ISBN : 0521843103
Genre : Gardening
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This passionate, wise and witty book tells stories about the Australian natural landscape.
Category: Gardening

For The Old Country

Author : Richard Schwartz
ISBN : 9781788037617
Genre : Poetry
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This is a book of selected poetry. If you're from Zimbabwe and/or Jewish and/or grew up in the second half of the 20th century and/or never grew up, you'll hopefully find something that resonates!
Category: Poetry

Heart Of The Old Country

Author : Tim McLoughlin
ISBN : 9781617750496
Genre : Fiction
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A young man stumbles into danger in his Brooklyn neighborhood in this “inspired” crime novel that is “part coming-of-age story, part thriller” (Entertainment Weekly). In working-class Bay Ridge, Michael drives for a car service and gives lifts to his father, a former sanitation worker and current small-time bookie. He has a friend with a heroin habit, and a longtime girlfriend who expects they’ll get married one of these days. Michael spends most of his time on the familiar streets where he grew up, but now he’s crossing the bridge into Manhattan for some college classes—where he meets a seductive female classmate who seems to come from a whole different world. He is pulled in two directions, but it seems like he has time to figure it all out—until he finds himself in the periphery of a murder that will change his destiny forever . . . “Sweet, sardonic and by turns hilarious and tragic . . . Powerfully describes the bonds between Michael and his father . . . The novel’s greatest achievement is its tender depiction of Michael as a would-be tough guy, trying to follow his father’s dictum of ‘Give them nothing,’ while undergoing a painful education in the real world.” —Publishers Weekly “Reads like an inspired cross between Richard Price’s Bloodbrothers and Ross Macdonald’s The Chill.” —Entertainment Weekly
Category: Fiction

Sons Of The Old Country

Author : Tom Cavenagh
ISBN : 9781491728185
Genre : Drama
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Sons of two old countries, Ireland and Italy, two old and feared brotherhoods, the IRA and the Mafia. They come into violent conflict over the exploitation of Irish shopkeepers by violent extortionists. The Mafia Don has never experienced the frustration and exasperation the Irish leader, constantly quoting Irish philosophy and aphorisms, forces upon him. The FBI, the Boston police and the other crime families are drawn into the battle with all of the predictable violence, assassination, kidnapping and mayhem, seasoned by humor, drama, and two very unlikely romances. The denouement must be read to be believed.
Category: Drama

Sons Of The Old Country

Author : Waldemar Ager
ISBN : 0803259050
Genre : Fiction
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Frederik Berg, Isak Isaksrud, and Ole Brekke, young Norwegian immigrants, become friends in the years before they face the dangers of the Civil War
Category: Fiction

The Old Country And The New

Author : Barton, H. Arnold
ISBN : 0809389509
Genre : Immigrants
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"In this collection are seventeen essays and seven editorials by Barton and published in leading journals between 1974 and 2005. The subjects include post-World War II Swedish immigration and remigration to Sweden. A full bibliography of Barton's publications on Swedish-American history and culture is included"--Provided by publisher.
Category: Immigrants

Yiddish Folksongs From The Ruth Rubin Archive

Author : Ruth Rubin
ISBN : 9780814332580
Genre : Music
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From the archives of the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, a collection of traditional Yiddish folksongs by highly regarded ethnomusicologist Ruth Rubin, presented with added commentary from music scholars Chana Mlotek and Mark Slobin.
Category: Music