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Odessa : genius and death in a city of dreams

Author: Charles King
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
Describes the vibrant Black Sea port city of Odessa and the thriving Jewish population that included Alexander Pushkin, Isaac Babel, and Zionist activist Vladimir Jabotinsky, and examines the mass murders of the Romanian occupation during World War II.

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Genre/Form: Biographies
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles King
ISBN: 9780393070842 0393070840
OCLC Number: 601107866
Awards: Winner of National Jewish Book Award for Writing Based on Archival Material 2011
Description: 336 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: pt. 1. City of dreams --
ch. 1. The sinister shore --
ch. 2. Potemkin and the mercenaries --
ch. 3. Beacon --
ch. 4. The governor and the poet --
ch. 5. "There is nothing national about Odessa" --
pt. 2. The habitations of cruelty --
ch. 6. Schemes and shadows --
ch. 7. Blood and vengeance --
ch. 8. New world --
ch. 9. The fields of Transnistria --
ch. 10. "I would like to bring to your attention the following" --
pt. 3. Nostalgia and remembrance --
ch. 11. Hero city --
ch. 12. Twilight --
Responsibility: Charles King.


A colorful account of the transformation of one of Europe's foremost Jewish cities, told through the stories of its geniuses and villains.  Read more...


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