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The Gates of November : The true story of a Jewish family

Potok, Chaim.

New York, New York : Fawcett Columbine, 1996.

249 pages.

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he father is a high-ranking Communist officer, a Jew who survived Stalin's purges. The son is a "refusenik," who risked his life and happiness to protest everything his father held dear. Now, Chaim Potok, beloved author of the award-winning novels The Chosen and My Name is Asher Lev, unfolds the gripping true story of a father, a son, and a conflict that spans Soviet history. Drawing on taped interviews and his harrowing visits to Russia, Potok traces the public and privates lives of the Slepak family: Their passions and ideologies, their struggles to reconcile their identities as Russians and as Jews, their willingness to fight--and die--for diametrically opposed political beliefs.

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ISBN:

978-0-449-91240-9

Author:

Potok, Chaim.

Title:

The Gates of November : The true story of a Jewish family.

Edition:

First Edition.

Publisher:

New York, New York : Fawcett Columbine, 1996.

Physical:

249 pages.

Summary:

he father is a high-ranking Communist officer, a Jew who survived Stalin's purges. The son is a "refusenik," who risked his life and happiness to protest everything his father held dear. Now, Chaim Potok, beloved author of the award-winning novels The Chosen and My Name is Asher Lev, unfolds the gripping true story of a father, a son, and a conflict that spans Soviet history. Drawing on taped interviews and his harrowing visits to Russia, Potok traces the public and privates lives of the Slepak family: Their passions and ideologies, their struggles to reconcile their identities as Russians and as Jews, their willingness to fight--and die--for diametrically opposed political beliefs.

Subject:

Communism--Stalin--Purges

Subject:

History--Soviet Union--Conflict

Subject:

--Political--Fighting Beliefs.

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