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'“World of Our Fathers is a book for Jew and non-Jew, for immigrants and native-born Americans. It is a book for all people.” —Chicago Tribune Book World “A massive account of East European Jewish immigrant life in New York City and of the culture of Yiddishkeit . . . Devote[s] attention not only to the impressive contributions of the immigrant world but also to its social dysfunctions and its trivia; so there are lucid sections on wife desertion, on Jewish prostitution, on delinquency and gangsterism, on the ordinary street life of the immigrant youth, on adult leisure activities, on the creation of the Catskill resorts as a haven from the teeming city . . . [A] sprawling historical landscape.” —Commentary “A masterly social and cultural history, a vivid, elegiac, and scrupulously documented portrait of a complicated culture.” —The New York Review of Books “A marvelous narrative about two generations of ‘bedraggled and inspired’ Jewish immigrants on the Lower East Side and beyond . . . Brilliantly organized . . . Lucidly and sensitively written . . . Superb.” —The New York Times Book Review '
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