Presents first-hand accounts from the last surviving immigrants
A compilation of moving firsthand accounts from 130 of the last surviving immigrants who came through Ellis Island's Golden Door. The entries range from the average citizen to the famous, including Otto Preminger, former New York City Mayor Abraham Beame, and Bob Hope. They describe the life they left behind, why they emigrated, what they endured, and what became of them after their arrival. The author is able to confirm details about the immigrant experience through conversations with Ellis Island personnel. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.