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

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

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
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [338]-340)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition
Extent
xii, 340 pages
Isbn
9780060822187
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2006052179
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocm77476406
  • (OCoLC)77476406
Label
The man in the white sharkskin suit : my family's exodus from Old Cairo to the New World, Lucette Lagnado
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [338]-340)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition
Extent
xii, 340 pages
Isbn
9780060822187
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2006052179
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocm77476406
  • (OCoLC)77476406

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