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97 Orchard Street, New York: Stories of Immigrant Life Paperback – Oct 2001

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  • Paperback: 56 pages
  • Publisher: Tundra Books (Oct 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0887765807
  • ISBN-13: 978-0887765803
  • Product Dimensions: 20.6 x 0.4 x 26.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,668,051 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I ordered this thinking I was getting a paperback book. This is only like an information booklet of 55 pages, like what you would buy if u were visiting the museum. It is a lovely booklet with lovely pictures but don't order this if you think you are getting a book, you will read this in half an hour very disappointed was looking forward to settling down with a wee book with lots of stories about people's lives in the tenement building.....
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great pictures, personal stories 20 Mar 2011
By Bananimal - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a great glimpse at early immigrant life in New York City. The pictures were amazing and the stories that went with them really gives the reader an idea of what it was like to live as a new arrival to America. I would have enjoyed it more if it were longer but the stories and pictures provided were great.
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Somewhat interesting 29 Nov 2010
By Swissmiss - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I wanted to love this book because I loved the museum but I barely liked it. There was no continuity, no thread linking one chapter and one family to the next. And the author didn't even explore or explain words that were used such as the Irish women calling the big pot a "biler." And WHY did they call it that? Because they BOILED food in it and with their pronounciation it came out BILER. But I only know that because of my Irish grandmother, the author sure didn't clue anyone in on it. There were other things like that but I didn't keep track, just kept getting annoyed by the lack of fact checking.
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Small book 3 Aug 2013
By peter bogar - Published on Amazon.com
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It just reminded me of a book for kids, I thought it would have more volume. This would be a good book to teach kids about immigrant America.
dis-jointed 26 Mar 2013
By mainelady - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Difficult to categorize this book...yes, glimpses into the squalid conditions in the tenements with real immigrant families, but we are left with no "story" about them before a new chapter begins with yet another situation. If the point was to capture various peeks into their daily survivalist lifestyles, perhaps it is worthwhile. Otherwise, readers who are hoping for more about each family (and we do get to "know" a few of them)...will be disappointed . It's a Soc 101 type book..there, I categorized it!
Wonderful! 26 Mar 2013
By Jennifer Alberalla - Published on Amazon.com
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Wonderful story. It makes me want to visit him Tenement Museum in New York City. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who's interested in the turn-of-the-century era.
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