The Resource The man in the white sharkskin suit : my family's exodus from Old Cairo to the New World, Lucette Lagnado, (electronic resource)

The man in the white sharkskin suit : my family's exodus from Old Cairo to the New World, Lucette Lagnado, (electronic resource)

Label
The man in the white sharkskin suit : my family's exodus from Old Cairo to the New World
Title
The man in the white sharkskin suit
Title remainder
my family's exodus from Old Cairo to the New World
Statement of responsibility
Lucette Lagnado
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Lagnado re-creates the cosmopolitan glamour of Cairo in the years between World War II and Nasser's rise to power. Her father, Leon, was a boulevardier who conducted business in his signature white sharkskin suit on the elegant terrace of Shepheard's Hotel, and later, in the cozy, dark bar of the Nile Hilton. But with the fall of King Farouk, Leon and his family lose everything. As streets are renamed, neighborhoods of their fellow Jews disbanded, and the city purged of foreign influence, the Lagnados, too, must make their escape. With all of their belongings packed into 26 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 juxtaposed against the beauty and comforts of the lives they left behind.--From publisher description
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lagnado, Lucette
Dewey number
  • 305.892/407471092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
DS135.E43
LC item number
M385 2007eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lagnado, Lucette
  • Jews
  • Jews, Egyptian
  • Cairo (Egypt)
Label
The man in the white sharkskin suit : my family's exodus from Old Cairo to the New World, Lucette Lagnado, (electronic resource)
Link
http://vpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=D10BAC7F-067A-4378-893F-A645BF4CB94A
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Publication
Note
  • Available to Vancouver Residents only
  • Residents of other municipalities should check their local library
  • Title from eBook information screen
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780061827501
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • 3749462
  • ocn173509852
  • (OCoLC)173509852
System details
Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 2592 KB) or Mobipocket Reader (file size: 1640 KB)
Label
The man in the white sharkskin suit : my family's exodus from Old Cairo to the New World, Lucette Lagnado, (electronic resource)
Link
http://vpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=D10BAC7F-067A-4378-893F-A645BF4CB94A
Publication
Note
  • Available to Vancouver Residents only
  • Residents of other municipalities should check their local library
  • Title from eBook information screen
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780061827501
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • 3749462
  • ocn173509852
  • (OCoLC)173509852
System details
Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 2592 KB) or Mobipocket Reader (file size: 1640 KB)

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