Titel: Russian Dance: A True Story of Intrigue and Passion in Stalinist Moscow
Autor/en: Andree Aelion Brooks
JOHN WILEY & SONS INC
Mai 2004 - gebunden - 287 Seiten
From Manhattan to Moscow, this personal story of love and espionage takes you on a mesmerizing journey through the turbulent years of the early twentieth century. Advanced Praise for Russian Dance " It is a rare occasion to have an opportunity as painful as it is to look into the USSR s tragic past via a personal story of two people . . . who were blessed with a real passion and punished for that with a far-too-real betrayal. Have those involved in the deeds of the inhuman state been publicly exposed and condemned?Very few were.A book like this is not just about history it is a warning for the present and future. Russian Dance is yet to be over." Yevgenia M. Albats Fellow, Davis Center for Russian Studies, Harvard University, and author of The State Within a State: The KGB and its Hold on Russia Past, Present, and Future " Russian Dance is at once riveting history and finely crafted literature the tale of a brutally oppressive Russia, communist-obsessed America, and Jewish survival. Her deft depiction of my outspoken grandfather suggests a larger evenhandedness in her handling of the grand scale of her narrative. André e Brooks has given us a brave, important, and irresistible book." Hamilton Fish President, Nation Institute, and grandson of Congressman Hamilton Fish Jr., chairman of the special congressional committee set up at the close of the 1920s to investigate communist activity inside the United States " A riveting, disquieting journey to Moscow during the tumultuous political and economic scene of the 1920s and 1930s. The story moves from New York, to Italy, to Moscow as wewitness the interplay of intrigue, politics, power, money, and religion. Brooks captures national moods as only a cosmopolitan can." Gene Dattel financial historian and former investment banker " In Russian Dance, André e Aelion Bro
Preface. PART ONE: Manhattan, 1928--1930. PART TWO: Marc's Story: Un Medico Benevolo. PART THREE: 21 Bolshoi Lubianka. Epilogue. Author's Note. Bibliographical Note. Index.
Andree Aelion Brooks, author, journalist, and lecturer, was a contributing columnist and newswriter for the New York Times for eighteen years. In 1990, she received the American Jewish Woman of the Year Achievement Award from the American Jewish Committee and, in 2001, a special award from the Consulate General of Israel in conjunction with the American Sephardi Federation for her work on Sephardi Jewish history. She has also received an outstanding achievement award from the National Federation of Press Women. Brooks is an Associate Fellow at Yale University, as well as founder and past president of the Women's Campaign School at Yale. Her other books include the award--winning Children of Fast--Track Parents and The Woman Who Defied Kings: The Life and Times of Dona Gracia Nasi--a finalist for the National Jewish Book Awards for 2003.
"...the book is excellent for both Soviet history experts and novices as it accurately portrays Soviet history in very understandable terms." (Library Journal, June 15, 2004) "Stalina s ruthless ascendancy... gain[s] a vivid immediacy in Brooka s descriptions of daily life in Moscow... a gripping narrative." (Publishers Weekly, April 19, 2004)