The Resource A Polish son in the motherland : an American's journey home, Leonard Kniffel

A Polish son in the motherland : an American's journey home, Leonard Kniffel

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A Polish son in the motherland : an American's journey home
Title
A Polish son in the motherland
Title remainder
an American's journey home
Statement of responsibility
Leonard Kniffel
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Language
eng
Summary
"Searching for the remnants of his family, Leonard Kniffel left Chicago in 2000 to live in Poland. A Polish Son in the Motherland is the story of a search for roots and for the reasons why one family's ties were severed more than fifty years ago. Along the way, we see what half a century of communism did to Poland and how the residue of World War II lingers....Poles who emigrated to America, the author concludes, must have been particularly good at assimilating into American culture. Less than fifty years after his maternal grandparents arrived in the United States, barely a trace of their Polishness existed in their grandchildren. Through his grandparents' struggles, their children became American and created a new world for themselves and their descendants."--Jacket flap
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
914.3804/57/092
Index
index present
LC call number
DK4081
LC item number
.K6 2005
Literary form
non fiction
A Polish son in the motherland : an American's journey home, Leonard Kniffel
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A Polish son in the motherland : an American's journey home, Leonard Kniffel
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Includes index
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Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Back in the old country -- Her father's child -- After the first people in the world -- The four corners of Sugajno -- The sign of the cross -- Mothers and sons -- Like Grandma in the back seat -- Last train -- Chiseled in stone -- Castles in the air -- Pieces of change -- The land they love -- To market -- Holy days -- Followed by water -- The best days begin in ordinary ways -- Property -- The priest and the ledger -- Temporary blindness -- All those good-byes -- The body of Christ -- At night by the river -- Dinner with Madame and her son -- In the dark without the son -- The underside of a mushroom -- The hunt for hidden treasure -- Women dancing in their slips -- To Grandmother's house we go -- What used to be Polish -- Little mysteries unraveling -- What took you so long? -- A young man and his needlepoint -- Pilgrims -- The Nowe Miasto hillbillies -- The other side of the family -- A father and his daughter -- Waiting -- The vigil -- Whether or not it's time -- The last act -- Epilogue
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ocm55955441
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Dimensions
25 cm
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Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 236 pages
Isbn
9781585444410
Lccn
2004016545
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)55955441

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