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City Of Rogues And Schnorrers

Pub Date : 2011 | Author : Jarrod Tanny | Publisher : Indiana University Press

ISBN 10 : 9780253223289
ISBN 13 : 0253223288

Old Odessa, on the Black Sea, gained notoriety as a legendary city of Jewish gangsters and swindlers, a frontier boomtown mythologized for the adventurers, criminals, and merrymake..



Blood Libel In Late Imperial Russia

Pub Date : 2013-11-20 | Author : Robert Weinberg | Publisher : Indiana University Press

ISBN 10 : 9780253011145
ISBN 13 : 0253011140

On Sunday, March 20, 1911, children playing in a cave near Kiev made a gruesome discovery: the blood-soaked body of a partially clad boy. After right-wing groups asserted that the ..


Erotic Utopia

Pub Date : 2005-08-01 | Author : Olga Matich | Publisher : Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN 10 : 0299208834
ISBN 13 : 9780299208837

The first generation of Russian modernists experienced a profound sense of anxiety resulting from the belief that they were living in an age of decline. What made them unique was t..


Soviet And Kosher

Pub Date : 2006-05-21 | Author : Anna Shternshis | Publisher : Indiana University Press

ISBN 10 : 025311215X
ISBN 13 : 9780253112156

Kosher pork -- an oxymoron? Anna Shternshis's fascinating study traces the creation of a Soviet Jewish identity that disassociated Jewishness from Judaism. The cultural transformat..


Long Walk To Freedom

Pub Date : 2008-03-11 | Author : Nelson Mandela | Publisher : Little, Brown

ISBN 10 : 0759521042
ISBN 13 : 9780759521049

The book that inspired the major new motion picture Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. Nelson Mandela is one of the great moral and political leaders of our time: an international hero..


Odessa Stories

Pub Date : 2016-10 | Author : Isaac Babel | Publisher : Pushkin Press

ISBN 10 : 9781782271666
ISBN 13 : 178227166X

'Everyone makes mistakes, even God.' In the original Odessa Stories collection published in 1931, Babel describes the life of the fictional Jewish mob boss Benya Krik - one of the ..