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Author: Aleksandar Hemon; Velibor Božović; Chicago History Museum.
Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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On March 2, 1908, nineteen-year-old Lazarus Averbuch, a recent Jewish immigrant from Eastern Europe to Chicago, knocked on the front door of the house of George Shippy, the chief of Chicago police. When Shippy came to the door, Averbuch offered him what he said was an important letter. Instead of taking the letter, Shippy shot Averbuch twice, killing him. When Shippy released a statement casting Averbuch as a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Fiction
Named Person: Lazarus Averbuch; Lazarus Averbuch
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Aleksandar Hemon; Velibor Božović; Chicago History Museum.
ISBN: 9781594489884 1594489882 9781594483752 1594483752
OCLC Number: 183267842
Awards: "National Book Award finalist"--Medallion on dust jkt.
Description: 294 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Aleksandar Hemon ; with photographs by Velibor Božović and from the Chicago Historical Society.

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On March 2, 1908, nineteen-year-old Lazarus Averbuch, a recent Jewish immigrant from Eastern Europe to Chicago, knocked on the front door of the house of George Shippy, the chief of Chicago police. When Shippy came to the door, Averbuch offered him what he said was an important letter. Instead of taking the letter, Shippy shot Averbuch twice, killing him. When Shippy released a statement casting Averbuch as a would-be anarchist assassin and agent of foreign political operatives, he all but set off a city and a country already simmering with ethnic and political tensions. Now, in the twenty-first century, a young writer in Chicago, Brik, also from Eastern Europe, becomes obsessed with Lazarus story--what really happened, and why?--From publisher description.

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