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What You Did Not Tell: A Russian Past and the Journey Home

Mark Mazower


9780241321362

Allen Lane


Biography;
Memoirs;
European history;
Social & cultural history;
Jewish studies


Hardback

400 pages

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Uncovering his family's remarkable and moving stories, Mazower recounts the sacrifices and silences that marked a generation and their descendants. It was a family that fate drove into the siege of Stalingrad, the Vilna ghetto, occupied Paris, and even into the ranks of the Wehrmacht.

Mazower’s British father was the lucky one, the son of Russian Jewish emigrants who settled in London after escaping the civil war and revolution. Max, the grandfather, had started out as a socialist and manned the barricades against tsarist troops, but never spoke of it. His wife, Frouma, came from a family ravaged by the Great Terror yet somehow making their way in Soviet society.

In the centenary of the Russian Revolution, this book recounts a brand of socialism erased from memory - humanistic, impassioned, and broad-ranging - it also explores the unexpected happiness that may await history's losers, the power of friendship, and the love of place that allowed Mazower to call England home.

By:   Mark Mazower
Imprint:   Allen Lane
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 222mm,  Width: 144mm,  Spine: 35mm
Weight:   543g
ISBN:   9780241321362
ISBN 10:   0241321360
Pages:   400
Publication Date:   October 2017
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Mark Mazower is the author of Inside Hitler's Greece, Dark Continent: Europe's Twentieth Century, The Balkans, which won the Wolfson Prize for History, and Salonika: City of Ghosts, which won both the Runciman Prize and the Duff Cooper Prize. He has taught at the University of Sussex, Princeton University and Birkbeck College, University of London. He is now Professor of History at Columbia University.

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