Ellis Island's Famous Immigrants
By (author) Barry Moreno
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Ellis Island's Famous Immigrants by Barry Moreno
Book DescriptionSince 1776, millions of immigrants have landed at America s shores. To this day, their practical contributions are still felt in every field of endeavor, including agriculture, industry, and the service trades. But within the great immigrant waves there also came plucky and talented individualists, artists, and dreamers. Many of these exceptional folk went on to win worldly renown, and their names live on in history. Ellis Island s Famous Immigrants tells the story of some of the best known of these legendary characters and highlights their actual immigration experience at Ellis Island. Celebrities featured within its pages include such entrepreneurs as Max Factor, Charles Atlas, and Chef Boyardee; Hollywood icons Pola Negri, Bela Lugosi, and Bob Hope; spiritual figures Father Flanagan and Krishnamurti; authors Isaac Asimov and Kahlil Gibran; painters Arshile Gorky and Max Ernst; and sports figures Knute Rockne and Johnny Weissmuller."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780738555331
Paperback / softback
(235mm x 166mm x 9mm)
Imprint: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Publish Date: 16-Jan-2008
Country of Publication: United States
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What motivates so many people to take great risks to come to America's shores? This is a fascinating and profusely illustrated oral history of the true stories of immigrants told in their own words.
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