They Were Legal: Balzac y Lopez The History of an Hispanic Family New York 1901-1960 (Hardcover)

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They Were Legal: Balzac y Lopez The History of an Hispanic Family New York 1901 - 1906 In Part I of They Were Legal: Balzac y Lopez, Spanish and French Pep n Balzac, a compositor and translator, emigrates from Puerto Rico just after the Annexation. Once in New York City, he finds himself in the vortex of irresistible events: the assassination of McKinley, World War I, the Spanish Flu Epidemic, the Depression and the Great Hurricane of 1938. Coming from a genteel island culture, Pep n runs smack into the dog-eat-dog immigrant existence that kills his sister-in-law, Daisy Lopez in the Triangle Fire 1911. Part II presents the tears and laughter of Nena, Pep n's daughter - weaver of tales, preserver of the past, mother and surrogate mother, avid moviegoer and kindest of kind spirits.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781463410285
ISBN-10: 146341028X
Publisher: Authorhouse
Publication Date: December 30th, 2011
Pages: 448
Language: English