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American Mosaic: The Immigrant Experience in the Words of Those Who Lived It
This extraordinary work of oral history captures the immense drama and full dimensions of the American immigrant experience. The men and women who tell their stories include such famous names as Alistair Cooke, W. Michael Blumenthal, Edward Teller, and Lynn Redgrave. But they share these pages with 136 other people whose stories are equally compelling: a Jewish former swea ...more
Paperback, 480 pages
Published October 7th 1993 by University of Pittsburgh Press
(first published 1980)
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Absolutely fascinating - a mosaic of pieces of individuals lives. As the other reviewers have hinted at, there are some upsetting accounts, but also plenty of intriguing and surprising stories, on everything from a young girl attending Hitler Youth meetings while her brother refused, to the experience of an Irish man arriving in Pittsburgh in the Depression.