Images of America — Ellis Island’s Famous Immigrants
by Barry Moreno
Since 1776, millions of immigrants have landed at America’s shores.
Within the great immigrant waves there came spirited and talented individualists, artists, and dreamers. Many of these exceptional people went on to become world renowned, and their names live on in history. Ellis Island's Famous Immigrants tells the story of some of the best known of these legendary characters and highlights their actual immigration experience at Ellis Island. Celebrities featured within its pages include such entrepreneurs as Max Factor, Charles Atlas, and "Chef Boyardee"; Hollywood icons Pola Negri, Bela Lugosi, and Bob Hope; spiritual figures Father Flanagan and Krishnamurti; authors Isaac Asimov and Kahlil Gibran; painters Arshile Gorky and Max Ernst; and sports figures Knute Rockne and Johnny Weissmuller.
- Paperback: 128 pages
- Images: 200 Black and White
- Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (1/16/2008)
- Series: Images of America
- Product Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h) inches
- Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces