Ellis Island's famous immigrants

by Moreno, Barry.

Format: Print Book 2008
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Carnegie Library of Homestead Non Fiction 325.1 More
Location  Carnegie Library of Homestead
Collection  Non Fiction
Call Number  325.1 More
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.
Additional Information
Series Images of America.
Subjects Immigrants -- United States -- Biography -- Pictorial works.
Celebrities -- United States -- Biography -- Pictorial works.
Ellis Island (N.J. and N.Y.) -- Biography -- Pictorial works.
Publisher Charleston, SC :Arcadia Pub.,2008
Language English
Description 127 pages : chiefly illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (page 126) and index.
ISBN 9780738555331
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