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At the Edge of a Dream

The Story of Jewish Immigrants on New York's Lower East Side, 1880-1920 (Arthur Kurzweil Books)

Lawrence J. Epstein


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This beautiful book tells the nostalgic tale of how millions of Jewish immigrants entered America through the portal of the Lower East Side. There in New York City they struggled and ultimately flourished in a neighborhood that was the center of Jewish work, family, and culture. For more than fifty years, the Lower East Side spawned newly-mined Americans, including entertainment icons like George Burns and Ira Gershwin, gangsters like Meyer Lansky, and an extraordinary array of people who would go on to transform American society.

Jossey-Bass, 9780787986223, 299pp.

Publication Date: August 1, 2007

About the Author

The Author Lawrence J. Epstein is a professor of English at Suffolk County Community College in Selden, New York. He is the author of many books about Jewish life including The Haunted Smile: The Story of Jewish Comedians in America.