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The Resource Young heroes of the Soviet Union : a memoir and a reckoning, Alex Halberstadt

Young heroes of the Soviet Union : a memoir and a reckoning, Alex Halberstadt

Label
Young heroes of the Soviet Union : a memoir and a reckoning
Title
Young heroes of the Soviet Union
Title remainder
a memoir and a reckoning
Statement of responsibility
Alex Halberstadt
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Can trauma be inherited? It is this question that sets Alex Halberstadt off on a quest to name and acknowledge a legacy of family trauma, and to end a century-old cycle of estrangement. His search takes him across the troubled, enigmatic land of his birth. In Ukraine he tracks down his paternal grandfather--most likely the last living bodyguard of Joseph Stalin--to reckon with the ways in which decades of Soviet totalitarianism shaped three generations of his family. He visits Lithuania, his Jewish mother's home, to examine the legacy of the Holocaust and pernicious anti-Semitism that remains largely unaccounted for. And he returns to his birthplace, Moscow, where his glamorous grandmother designed homespun couture for Soviet ministers' wives, his mother consoled dissidents at a psychiatric hospital, and his father made a dangerous living dealing in black-market American records. Along the way, Halberstadt traces the fragile and indistinct boundary between history and biography. Finally, he explores his own story: that of an immigrant who arrived in America, to a housing project in Queens, New York. A now fatherless ten-year-old boy struggling with identity, rootlessness, and a yearning for home, he became another in a line of sons who grew up separated from their fathers by the tides of politics and history. As Halberstadt revisits the sites of his family's formative traumas, he uncovers a multigenerational transmission of fear, suspicion, melancholy, and rage. And he comes to realize something more: Nations, like people, possess formative traumas that penetrate into the most private recesses of their citizens' lives
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
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10878058
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Halberstadt, Alex
Dewey number
  • 305.892/4047092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
DS134.93.H35
LC item number
A3 2020
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Halberstadt, Alex
  • Halberstadt, Alex
  • Jews, Soviet
  • Jews
Target audience
adult
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a memoir and a reckoning
Label
Young heroes of the Soviet Union : a memoir and a reckoning, Alex Halberstadt
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The forgotten -- The bodyguard -- Number 19 -- The motherland calls -- Camp success
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxiii, 289 pages
Isbn
9781400067060
Lccn
2019019658
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1099543977
  • (OCoLC)1099543977
Label
Young heroes of the Soviet Union : a memoir and a reckoning, Alex Halberstadt
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The forgotten -- The bodyguard -- Number 19 -- The motherland calls -- Camp success
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxiii, 289 pages
Isbn
9781400067060
Lccn
2019019658
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1099543977
  • (OCoLC)1099543977

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