Heirloom Stories from the Harnessmaker's Son

Heirloom Stories from the Harnessmaker's Son

by Jack Kamen, Rick Kamen



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ISBN-13: 9780966952285
Publisher: Heirloom Stories
Publication date: 08/01/1999
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

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Heirloom Stories from the Harnessmaker's Son 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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Jack Kamen is the father of Rick Kamen. Rick has compiled this book full of many family tales that Jack has told him. Jack's life began in the year 1913, above his father's harness shop in Brooklyn. So there are many tales to read of the Depression, World War I (aka The War To End All Wars), the amazing changes in society, medical care, politics, and their not-so-ordinary family!

Jack's generation was the first born in America. His family before had been Russian Jewish peasants who survived the 1902 slaughter of the Tzar's army. But most stories are 1913 and later. Each show humor, shout of family pride, and end with a grin. The author even uses the words his elders used when they told him their family stories, so unusual words are printed in italics when first used and included in the glossary at the end of the book. This will bring back wonderful memories for those who have been around this world awhile. And it will educated those of us who want to know what things were like back then!

***** Perfect for those who love to listen and learn stories from their parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents! There is no doubt in my mind that every reader who finishes and closes this book will do so with a warm feeling on their inside, a smile on their outside, and the urge to talk to their elders about their own family history! Excellent reading! *****