When I First Came To This Land

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Author: Harriet Ziefert
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Languages : en
Pages : 24
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The new land holds a world full of promise for a poor young man who comes to it with a strong back, a loving heart and a sense of humor. In this colorful book, based on a well-known song by Oscar Brand and retold by Harriet Ziefert, Caldecott Award-winning artist Simms Taback¿s joyful art celebrates the spirit of those who came to this country and boldly made a brand-new life for themselves and future generations. Full-color illustrations.


When I First Came To This Country

When I First Came to This Country PDF
Author: Özcan Tuncel
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Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 296
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This is the inspirational true story of the American Dream; a compelling first-hand account of a poor Turkish immigrant. The author's family's origins began in the Balkans during the Ottoman period and after many decimating wars they finally settled in Izmir, Turkey. Özcan Tuncel was born in Izmir in 1937 in a turbulent and uncertain era. He grew up in a poor neighborhood, the only child of a cobbler and homemaker. His family's struggles in very difficult circumstances paralleled the country's growing pains. Recognizing the absence of a prosperous future in his native land, Tuncel dedicated himself to his studies, earning a prestigious government-sponsored scholarship to study in the United States. His American education began with his attaining B.S. and M.S. degrees at Lehigh University and a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn. During the next forty years, his engineering career at General Electric Company's Power Generation and Jet Engine Businesses as a technologist and manager provided him opportunities to make significant technical contributions. His vast professional accomplishments included designing turbo machinery for the US Nuclear Navy and developing machinery for power plants in the United States, India, Japan and other countries. Tuncel raised a family in his new homeland while maintaining strong ties with his native country. He tells his life story with humor, tenderness and exceptional detail. The precarious surroundings and memorable experiences of that time are colorfully described. This remarkable journey is another immigrant story.


Hearings

Hearings PDF
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Post Office and Civil Service
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Languages : en
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