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The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit: a Jewish Family's Exodus from Old  Cairo to the New World by  Lucette Lagnado - Paperback - 2008 - from Bookshop Baltimore (SKU: 25617)

The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit: a Jewish Family's Exodus from Old Cairo to the New World

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The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit: a Jewish Family's Exodus from Old Cairo to the New World

by Lagnado, Lucette

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Harper Perennial. Good. 2008. Paperback. 006082218X . Clean book. 340 pages Plus 17 pages of Insights, Interviews & More. 24 chapters; ; .

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In vivid and graceful prose, Lucette Lagnado re-creates the majesty and cosmopolitan glamour of Cairo in the years between World War II and Gamal Abdel Nasser's rise to power. Her father, Leon, was a boulevardier who conducted business on the elegant terrace of Shepheard's Hotel, and later, in the cozy, dark bar of the Nile Hilton, dressed in his signature white sharkskin suit. But with the fall of King Farouk and Nasser's nationalization of Egyptian industry, Leon and his family lose everything. As streets are renamed, neighborhoods of their fellow Jews disbanded, and the city purged of all foreign influence, the Lagnados, too, must make their escape. With all of their belongings packed into twenty-six suitcases, their jewels and gold coins hidden in sealed tins of marmalade, Leon and his family depart for any land that will take them. The poverty and hardships they encounter in their flight from Cairo to Paris to New York are strikingly juxta-posed against the beauty and comforts of the lives they left behind. An inversion of the American dream set against the stunning portraits of three world cities, Lucette Lagnado's memoir offers a grand and sweeping story of faith, tradition, tragedy, and triumph.

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Bookseller’s Inventory #
25617
Title
The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit: a Jewish Family's Exodus from Old Cairo to the New World
Author
Lagnado, Lucette
Illustrator
Mia Risberg (Designed By)
Format/binding
Paperback
Book condition
Used - Good
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10
006082218X
ISBN 13
9780060822187
Publisher
Harper Perennial
Place of Publication
New York, New York, U.s.a.
Date Published
2008
Keywords
006082218X, Jewish History, Cairo, Judaism, Lagnado Family, The Man In The White Sharkskin Suit
Bookseller catalogs
Jewish History; HISTORY;

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