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Author Tzouliadis, Tim.

Title The forsaken : an American tragedy in Stalin's Russia / Tim Tzouliadis.

Published New York : Penguin Press, 2008.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  947.084200413 TZOU    AVAILABLE
Physical description 436 p. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The Joads of Russia -- Baseball in Gorky Park -- Life has become more joyful! -- Fordizatsia -- The Lindbergh of Russia -- The captured Americans -- The arrival of spring -- The terror, the terror -- Spetzrabota -- A dispassionate observer -- Send views of New York -- Submission to Moscow -- Kolyma znaczit smert -- The Soviet gold rush -- Our selfless labour will restore us to the family of workers -- June 22nd, 1941 -- The American brands of a Soviet genocide -- An American vice-president in the heart of darkness -- To see cruelty and burn not -- Release by the green procurator -- The second generation -- Awakening -- Citizen of the United States of America, allied officer Dale -- Smert Stalina spaset Rossiiu -- Freedom and deceit -- The truth at last -- The two Russias -- Thomas sgovio redux.
Summary "The Forsaken starts with a photograph of a baseball team. The year is 1934, the image black and white: two rows of young men, one standing, the other crouching with their arms around one another's shoulders. They are all somewhere in their late teens or twenties, at the peak of health. We know most, if not all, of their names: Arthur Abolin, Walter Preedin, Victor Herman, Eugene Peterson. They hail from ordinary working families from across America - Detroit, Boston, New York, San Francisco. Waiting in the June sunshine, they look just like any other baseball team except, perhaps, for the Russian lettering on their uniforms."
"These men and thousands of others, their wives, and their children made up possibly the least heralded migration in American history - not surprising since in a nation of immigrants few care to remember the ones who leave behind the dream. The exiles came from all walks of life. Within their ranks were communists, trade unionists, and radicals of the John Reed school, but most were just ordinary citizens not overly concerned with politics. What united them was the hope that drives all emigrants: the search for a better life. And to any of the millions of unemployed Americans during the Great Depression, even the harshest Moscow winter could sustain that promise."
Subject Stalin, Joseph, 1879-1953.
Americans -- Soviet Union -- History.
Immigrants -- Soviet Union.
United States -- Relations -- Soviet Union.
Soviet Union -- Relations -- United States.
ISBN 9780143115427 (pbk.)
9781594201684 (alk. paper)