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Publisher Description

"Rich and riveting, complex and compelling, powerful and poetic."—Peter M. Gianotti, Newsday

In Odessa, the greatest port on the Black Sea, a dream of cosmopolitan freedom inspired geniuses and innovators, from the writers Alexander Pushkin and Isaac Babel to Zionist activist Vladimir Jabotinsky and immunologist Ilya Mechnikov. Yet here too was death on a staggering scale, as World War II brought the mass murder of Jews carried out by the city’s Romanian occupiers. Odessa is an elegy for the vibrant, multicultural tapestry of which a thriving Jewish population formed an essential part, as well as a celebration of the survival of Odessa’s dream in a diaspora reaching all the way to Brighton Beach.

GENRE
History
RELEASED
2011
February 28
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
336
Pages
PUBLISHER
W. W. Norton & Company
SELLER
W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.
SIZE
2.5
MB

Customer Reviews

ShawnK ,

Disappointing

I expected a book about a city. What I got was the Jewish history of Odessa. While that might be an interesting book, it wasn't what I expected, and wasn't what I wanted to read about. Furthermore, the book as a whole isn't very coherent; there's no clear theme organizing the story, and it makes it hard to really get a feeling for Odessa. Too bad.

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