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The Resource An orphan in history : retrieving a Jewish legacy, Paul Cowan

An orphan in history : retrieving a Jewish legacy, Paul Cowan

Label
An orphan in history : retrieving a Jewish legacy
Title
An orphan in history
Title remainder
retrieving a Jewish legacy
Statement of responsibility
Paul Cowan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
You are about to embark on a wondrous voyage through time and culture. The journey carries you from the privileged world of Park Avenue to nineteenth-century Lithuania, turn-of-the-century Chicago, a contemporary Israeli kibbutz, and the timeless world of New York City's Lower East Side. Journey's end occurs in the Jewish year 5743 on Manhattan's Upper West Side, just crosstown and a lifetime away from where Paul Cowan's complicated, halting trip toward faith begins. Paul Cowan grows up unaware that he is a descendant of rabbis. In one generation five thousand years of religion and culture have been lost. Like millions of immigrant families, Lou and Polly Cowan pay for the prosperity with their pasts. When they die in a tragic fire, Paul begins a search for that part of his parents that had perished in America. The quest for an ancestral legacy by the American, Paul Cowan, becomes a rite of passage for the Jew who emerges Saul Cohen. Relatives like Jacob Cohen, the used cement bag dealer, and Modie Spiegel, Sr., the mail order magnate, come to life in the author's warm and touching recreation of an odyssey through immigrant America. - Jacket flap
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cowan, Paul
Dewey number
  • 306/.089924073
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
BM723
LC item number
.C68 1982
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cowan, Paul
  • Jewish way of life
  • Judaism
  • Jewish journalists
  • Journalists
  • Jews
  • New York (N.Y.)
Label
An orphan in history : retrieving a Jewish legacy, Paul Cowan
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223007525497
  • 31223009297525
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 246 p.
Isbn
9780385150552
Lccn
80001803
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 8345147
  • r00c06
Label
An orphan in history : retrieving a Jewish legacy, Paul Cowan
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223007525497
  • 31223009297525
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 246 p.
Isbn
9780385150552
Lccn
80001803
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 8345147
  • r00c06

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