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Brothers Emanuel : a memoir of an American family / Ezekiel Emanuel.

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  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium. (Show)
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library.

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Crookston Public Library 921 EMA (Text) 33500010970069 Main Available -
Moorhead Public Library 921 EMA (Text) 33500010970051 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781400069033
  • ISBN: 1400069033
  • Physical Description: 274 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House, c2013.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Born to protest -- Controlled mayhem -- The Emanuels -- America -- Into the world -- A family, extended -- Right and wrong and good and evil -- City kids -- Israel -- Wilmette -- Time of turmoil -- Cultural studies -- Adolescent rebellion -- College boys -- Perfectionism and its discontents -- What did Mom put in the cereal?
Summary, etc.:
A portrait of the dynamic Emanuel brothers cites their achievements in medicine, politics, and Hollywood, offering insight into the family history, unique upbringing, and social atmosphere that influenced their lives.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2013 March #2
    How did one family produce three such extraordinary sons? Ezekiel is a doctor, university professor, and special advisor on health policy for President Obama. Rahm is mayor of Chicago and a former White House chief of staff. Ari is a powerhouse Hollywood agent. Firstborn Ezekiel traces the genesis of the divergent achievements of the brothers Emanuel in this vivid, engaging, and thoughtfully analytical family portrait that illuminates the forceful personalities and "kinetic energy" of the Emanuels as well as 1960s Chicago. Their Israeli father, Ben, was consumed by his work as a community-minded doctor. Their mother, Marsha, a fearless activist, took her young sons to civil rights protests. The brothers fought constantly but always defended each other during street fights with anti-Semitic and racist bullies. Ezekiel's loving, bemused, and incisive chronicle of Emanuel family dynamics and each brother's struggles—his as an ambitious nerd; "fiercely intelligent" Rahm's with sensitivity about his height; and natural-born entrepreneur Ari's with learning disabilities—fizzes with surprising disclosures, alarming and hilarious incidents, and intriguing perspectives on the American dream, the nature-versus-nurture puzzle, and diverse definitions of success. Copyright 2012 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Ezekiel “Zeke” Emanuel is the son of Benjamin Emanuel and Marsha Emanuel and the brother of Chicago mayor and former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel and Hollywood talent agent Ari Emanuel. A vice provost and university professor at the University of Pennsylvania and a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, Emanuel also served as the special advisor for health policy to President Obama’s director of the Office of Management and Budget. He is an op-ed columnist for The New York Times. Raised in Chicago, he now lives in Washington, D.C, and Philadelphia.

Subject: Emanuel, Ezekiel J., 1957-
Emanuel, Rahm, 1959-
Emanuel, Ari, 1961-
Emanuel family.
Brothers > Illinois > Chicago > Biography.
Jews > Illinois > Chicago > Biography.
Chicago (Ill.) > Biography.

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