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Whiskey breakfast : my Swedish family, my American life / Richard C. Lindberg.

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Whiting PL - Whiting 977.311 L64 (Text) 51735011772695 Adult department Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780816646845
  • ISBN: 0816646848
  • Physical Description: xviii, 300 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, [2011]

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Sweden and the sorrows -- Two men from Swedetown -- The opposite side of the tracks -- The shadows of despair -- Feeding the sparrows -- Oscar and Evelyn and Charley -- A picnic, a proposal, a passage -- Charity begins at home -- The crying game -- The house that was not a home -- The shook-up generation -- Custody visits -- Slam books and second chances -- A child of Clubland -- The taming of the Swede -- Love is for barflies -- A worker of the world -- Ashes to ashes: and back to Ronneby -- A Wayne King lullaby -- Epilogue.
Summary, etc.:
Chicago in the 1920s. Clark Street was the city's last Swedetown, the locus of Swedish community life in Chicago during the first half of the twentieth century. It represented a way station for a generation of working-class immigrants escaping the hardships of the old country for the promise of a brighter new day. For Lindberg, whose Swedish immigrant parents and grandparents settled there, it was also the staging ground for an intensely personal, multigenerational, coming-of-age drama based on the struggles of two disparate families-- their dreams and their depravities, their victories and their failures.
Subject: Lindberg, Richard, 1953- > Childhood and youth.
Lindberg, Richard, 1953- > Family.
Lindbergh family.
Swedish Americans > Illinois > Chicago > Biography.
Chicago (Ill.) > Biography.
Lindberg, Richard C., 1953-
Familjen Lindberg.
Svenskamerikaner.
Förenta staterna > Chicago.

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