Author: Everest Media,
Publisher: Everest Media LLC
Category: Biography & Autobiography
View: 9558Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 Leonard Cohen was born in 1934 in Montreal, Canada. His father, Nathan, was a prosperous Canadian Jew with a high-end clothing business. His mother, Masha, was a Russian Jew who had immigrated to Canada with her family in 1927. #2 The family was well-off, although not as wealthy as some other families in Westmount. They had a nanny, a chauffeur, and a gardener who doubled as the family’s driver. #3 The Cohen family was extremely well-known and respected. Leonard’s great-grandfather Lazarus Cohen had been the first of the family to come to Canada, and he had helped build a synagogue and several Jewish philanthropic societies. #4 Lyon Cohen, like his father, was a very successful businessman. He had been secretary of the Anglo-Jewish Association at age sixteen, and had founded a Jewish community center and a sanatorium. He was a staunch Canadian patriot.