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Title You think it strange / Dan Burt.
Author Burt, Dan M., 1942-
Publication New York, NY : Overlook Books, 2015.
Copyright date ©2013
Description 169 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Call # B BURT Y
Summary "'Prostitution, gambling, fencing, contract murder, loan sharking, political corruption. Crimes of every sort were the daily trade in Philadelphia's Tenderloin, the oldest part of town. The Kevitch family ruled this stew for half a century, from Prohibition to the rise of Atlantic City. My mother was a Kevitch.' So begins poet Dan Burt's moving, emotional memoir of life on the dangerous streets of downtown Philadelphia. The son of a butcher and an heiress to an organized crime empire, Burt rejected the harsh world of his upbringing, eventually renouncing his home country as well and forging a new life in the UK. But in this riveting reappraisal of his childhood, Burt wrestles with the idea that home leaves an indelible mark that can never truly be left behind"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Burt, Dan M., 1942- -- Childhood and youth.
Burt, Dan M., 1942- -- Family.
Poets, English -- 21st century -- Biography.
South Philadelphia (Philadelphia, Pa.) -- Biography.
Philadelphia (Pa.) -- Biography.
Street life -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- History -- 20th century.
Philadelphia (Pa.) -- Social life and customs -- 20th century.
Philadelphia (Pa.) -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Americans -- England -- London -- Biography.
Home -- Psychological aspects.
Note Title on jacket: You think it strange : a memoir
ISBN 9781468311259 (hardback)
1468311255 (hardback)

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