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Averbuch, Lazarus -1908

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Works: 7 works in 29 publications in 6 languages and 2,606 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Historical fiction  History 
Classifications: PS3608.E48, 813.54
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Publications about Lazarus Averbuch
Most widely held works about Lazarus Averbuch
    The Lazarus project by Aleksandar Hemon( Book )
    12 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,646 libraries worldwide
    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
    The Lazarus project by Aleksandar Hemon( Computer File )
    7 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 715 libraries worldwide
    This story, alternating between turn-of-the-century Chicago and modern times, features a man attempting to reimagine the death of a Jewish immigrant
    An accidental anarchist : how the killing of a humble Jewish immigrant by Chicago's chief of police exposed the conflict between law & order and civil rights in early 20th-century America by Walter Roth( Book )
    5 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and held by 200 libraries worldwide
    It was a bitter-cold morning in March, 1908. A 19-year-old Jewish immigrant traversed the confusing and unfamiliar streets of Chicago - a one-and-one-half hour journey - from his ghetto home on Washburne Avenue to the luxurious Lincoln Place residence of Police Chief George Shippy. He arrived at 9 a.m. Within minutes after knocking on the front door, Lazarus Averbuch lay dead on the hallway floor, shot no less than six times by the chief, himself. What happened is still not known. This is the most comprehensive account ever of an episode that stunned Chicago and won the attention of the entire country. It does not "solve" the mystery as much as it places it in the context of a nation that was unsure how to absorb the many immigrants flowing into its borders. It attempts to reconstruct the many different perspectives and concerns that comprised the drama around the investigation of Averbuch's killing
    <> by Aleksander Hemon( Book )
    2 editions published in 2010 in Hebrew and held by 22 libraries worldwide
    Proekt "Lazarʹ" by Aleksandar Hemon( Book )
    1 edition published in 2013 in Russian and held by 19 libraries worldwide
    The Lazarus project by Aleksandar Hemon( Computer File )
    1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
    This story, alternating between turn-of-the-century Chicago and modern times, features a man attempting to reimagine the death of a Jewish immigrant
    Proektot Lazarus by Aleksandar Hemon( Book )
    1 edition published in 2010 in Macedonian and held by 2 libraries worldwide
 
Alternative Names
Averbuch, Jeremiah, -1908
Averbuch, Jeremiah, d. 1908
Averbuch, Lazarus, d. 1908
Languages
English (23)
Hebrew (2)
French (1)
Croatian (1)
Macedonian (1)
Russian (1)
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