WorldCat Identities

Coan, Peter M.

Overview
Works: 120 works in 149 publications in 1 language and 2,158 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  Interviews  History  Directories  Biography 
Roles: Author
Classifications: JV6455, 304.873
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Most widely held works by Peter M Coan
Ellis Island interviews : in their own words by Peter M Coan( Book )

20 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in English and held by 1,548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From 1892 to 1954, Ellis Island processed 12 million immigrants. Produced in cooperation with the Ellis Island Research Foundation, "Ellis Island Interviews" collects the oral histories of more than 130 men and women from all socio-economic and cultural backgrounds. The stories of these last original surviving immigrants are enhanced by more than 60 photographs, many never before published
Toward a better life : America's new immigrants in their own words : from Ellis Island to the present by Peter M Coan( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book offers a balanced, poignant, and often moving portrait of America's immigrants over more than a century. The author has organized the book by decades so that readers can easily find the time period most relevant to their experience or that of family members. The first part covers the Ellis Island era, the second part America's new immigrants--from the closing of Ellis Island in 1955 to the present. Also included is a comprehensive appendix of statistics showing immigration by country and decade from 1890 to the present, a complete list of famous immigrants, and much more
Taxi : the Harry Chapin story by Peter M Coan( Book )

6 editions published between 1986 and 2001 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Toward a Better Life : America's New Immigrants in their own words; from Ellis Island to the Present by Barry Moreno( )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Immigrants comprise nearly a quarter of the US population, a larger proportion than at any time since World War II. Of those, more than 10 percent are here illegally, and many more try to enter the country and fail. What motivates so many people to take great risks to come to our shores' This is a fascinating and richly illustrated oral history of the true stories of immigrants told in their own words. The book spans 120 years of the American immigrant experience in candid tales told straight from the heart. They range from interviews with relatives of Annie Moore (Ellis Island's first immigrant) and the Von Trapp family (made famous by The Sound of Music) to the inspiring stories of "The Dog Whisperer" Cesar Millan, master chef Jacques Pepin, and musicians Emilio and Gloria Estefan, as well as the dramatic tale of Carlos Escobar's harrowing trip north from Mexico in 1996 to create a better life for his family. Whether it's ordinary people doing extraordinary things or celebrities who chose America as their new home, the book offers a balanced, poignant, and often moving portrait of America's immigrants over more than a century. The author has organized the book by decades so that readers can easily find the time period most relevant to their experience or that of family members. The first part covers the Ellis Island era, the second part America's new immigrants'from the closing of Ellis Island in 1955 to the present. Also included is a comprehensive appendix of statistics showing immigration by country and decade from 1890 to the present, a complete list of famous immigrants, and much more. This rewarding, engrossing volume documents the diverse mosaic of America in the words of the people from many lands, who for more than a century have made our country what it is today. It distills the larger, hot-topic issue of national immigration down to the personal level of the lives of those who actually lived it
World tennis magazine's guide to the best tennis resorts by Peter M Coan( Book )

3 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ellis Island interviews : the final chapter by Peter M Coan( Book )

2 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Like the Statue of Liberty who lifts her lamp nearby, Ellis Island symbolizes the hope, the promise, and the dreams of freedom and opportunity that lure impoverished and persecuted immigrants to seek a better life in America. Between 1892 and 1954, however, it was far more than a symbol; for millions, it was the final hurdle between them and the realization of their dreams. Indeed, if you were born in the United States, it's quite likely that at least one of your ancestors passed through Ellis Island. In Ellis Island Interviews, more than 100 immigrants from all over Europe and the Middle East offer accounts of those difficult steps that carried them to and through Ellis Island's legendary Golden Door. They describe the lives they left behind, explain why they emigrated, and offer moving stories of their often-frightening experiences, both while crossing the Atlantic and in gaining entry to the United States. They also tell us how they fared in their new homeland. Some of the adventurous souls who tell their stories here-including Bob Hope, writer Isaac Bashevis Singer, and movie director Otto Preminger-rose to fame and fortune in America, . Even the unsung, however, were heroes. This book is a testament to their courage and perseverance
Randall Peat by Peter M Coan( )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Lois Garrett by Peter M Coan( )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

David Garrett by Peter M Coan( )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

James Grouse by Peter M Coan( )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Agnes Howerbend by Peter M Coan( )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

William "Bill" Baker by Peter M Coan( )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Abraham Livshein by Peter M Coan( )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Christo Spanos by Peter M Coan( )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Marge Glasgow by Peter M Coan( )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

William Denovak by Peter M Coan( )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Rita Bellmer by Peter M Coan( )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Kate Janovich by Peter M Coan( )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Consuela Martinez by Peter M Coan( )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Clare Conrick by Peter M Coan( )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Toward a better life : America's new immigrants in their own words : from Ellis Island to the presentTaxi : the Harry Chapin storyToward a Better Life : America's New Immigrants in their own words; from Ellis Island to the PresentWorld tennis magazine's guide to the best tennis resortsEllis Island interviews : the final chapter
Alternative Names
Coan, Peter M.

Coan, Peter Morton.

Languages
English (49)