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Aaron Traum by  Hyman and Lester Cohen - Hardcover - 1930-01-01 - from Epilonian Books (SKU: 20200713003)

Aaron Traum

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Aaron Traum

by Cohen, Hyman and Lester

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  • hardcover
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Horace Liveright, 1930. Hard cover, 413 pp. Third printing, May, 1930. Good/ NO dust jacket. Black cloth covered boards with gold lettering on front and spine. Covers have a 1/2" slit to the cloth at the top of the spine and nicks to the corner tips with a tiny bit of the underlying boards exposed at the corner tips. Light overall scuffing and soiling to covers as well. Binding has a few small cracks but is still intact. Previous owner's name and date in ink on front free end paper and stamped on half title and dedication pages. Otherwise pages are lightly aged but clean and unmarked. NOT Ex-library. NO remainder marks. A good reading copy. Fictional but highly realistic depiction of Jewish immigrant life on the upper East Side of New York around the turn of the century. The story is of the life of Aaron Traum, who arrives in New York in 1886 at age 11 and must live in vividly described dreadful poverty while working in a sweat shop. Aaron, who is idealistic, intelligent and, perhaps most importantly, enduring, manages to self-educate, but in the process loses some of the customs of his fathers. He is one of the thousands of young East Side men who embraced socialism and were intent on escaping the captivity of the sweat shops. This book conveys a richly detailed picture of the hardships of East Side life. Lester Cohen (1901 -1963), an American novelist, screenwriter and author of non-fiction, co-wrote this book with his father, Hyman Cohen, who immigrated to the United States from Minsk in his early teens and worked in sweatshops, but later became a doctor and a pioneer in public health.


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Epilonian Books US (US)
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Aaron Traum
Cohen, Hyman and Lester
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N . Y.: Horace Liveright, 1930
Date published
Fiction, Literature, Historical Fiction, Jewish Immigrants, New York

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