Ellis Island's Famous Immigrants (Images of America Series)

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Since 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 ...
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Overview


Since 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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738555331
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 1/16/2008
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 127
  • Sales rank: 995,842
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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By means of archival records and biographies, author Barry Moreno has been researching the lives of Ellis Island's legendary immigrants for several years. He is also the author of a number of publications, including Ellis Island, The Statue of Liberty, Children of Ellis Island, Manhattan Street Scenes, and Castle Garden and Battery Park.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments     6
Introduction     7
Spiritual Leaders and Scholars     9
Authors and Artists     15
Entrepreneurs and Professionals     31
Public Servants and Union Leaders     41
Athletes and Adventurers     51
Musical and Theatrical Icons     59
Hollywood Stars and Celebrities     75
Figures of Controversy     107
Bibliography     126
Index     127
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