Gloucester: Sawyer Free Library


The family : three journeys into the heart of the twentieth century / David Laskin.


  • ISBN: 9780670025473
  • ISBN: 067002547X
  • Description: xi, 383 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; maps, genealogical table ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Viking, 2013.

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0 current holds with 9 total copies.

Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Gloucester Adult Nonfiction 929.2/Laskin (Text to phone) Available -
Beverly Main NEW DS 135 .B383 A155 2013 (Text to phone) Available -
Lynnfield Adult Nonfiction DS 135 .B383 A155 2013 (Text to phone) Available -
Marblehead Adult New Biography NEW BIO KAGANOVICH FAMILY 2013 (Text to phone) Checked out 08/05/2014
Peabody Main Adult Nonfiction DS 135 .B383 A155 2013 (Text to phone) Checked out 08/05/2014
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Stoneham Adult Nonfiction Lower Level 920 LAS (Text to phone) Checked out 08/07/2014
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Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Note: Volozhin -- The move to Rakov -- The making of a revolutionary -- The boys -- Lower East Side -- The birth of a business -- Socialist in a black satin dress -- First World War -- Pioneers -- The Depression -- "We will be glad to take you back" -- In love in the land -- Return to Rakov -- "The world of tomorrow" -- Second World War -- Under the big ones -- "They snatch whole street" -- "Aktion" -- Vilna Ghetto -- Yom Kippur, 1941 -- Wonder girl -- Breakdowns -- Despairing people -- Klooga -- Postwar.
Summary: Traces the history of the 20th century through the story of an extraordinary Jewish family, recounting how the author's 19th-century ancestors were separated by period upheavals in western Russia and went on to become the founders of the Maidenform Bra Company, pioneers in the contentious birth of Israel, and victims of the Holocaust.