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The Gates of November: Chronicles of the Slepak Family by  Chaim Potok - First Edition - 1996 - from ThatBookGuy and Biblio.com

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The Gates of November: Chronicles of the Slepak Family

by Potok, Chaim

Condition: Fine/Fine


New York, NY, U.S.A.: Alfred A. Knopf Incorporated, 1996. Book. Fine. Hardcover. First Edition. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. A photo of this book is available. Near-new condition. Appears unread. Stated First Edition. NO remainder marks or price clippings. Price inside dustcover: $25.00. NO writing, marks or tears inside book. 251 pages. Tight spine, bright pages. From the author of The Chosen and My Name Is Asher Lev comes an epic work of nonfiction chronicling the stormy lives of a Jewish father and son whose stories span the entire history of the Soviet Union. Solomon Slepak, an inflexible old-guard Bolshevik - military commander, diplomat, propagandist - not only miraculously survived the murderous purges of the thirties and late forties, despite his high visibility and his Jewish origins, but retained to the last his unwavering faith in the Communist Party. His son, Volodya, was raised as a true believer and easily entered the elite Moscow world of scientists and engineers - until, choosing the path of dissent, he became an internationally renowned "refusenik" hero. For eighteen years he and his wife, Masha, were the objects of government persecution for the "crime" of attempting to leave the Soviet Union - five of those years lost in Siberia as punishment for hanging a banner from the balcony of their Moscow apartment which read "Let us go to our son in Israel." The circumstances that shaped Solomon and Volodya Slepak - their personal and public histories and the clash of their ideologies - form the substance of this remarkable account of a family and a nation. Chaim Potok, who first met the younger Slepaks when they were still under siege in Moscow, tells their story with deep understanding and empathy..
  • Bookseller: ThatBookGuy US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 034275
  • Title: The Gates of November: Chronicles of the Slepak Family
  • Author: Potok, Chaim
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Fine
  • Jacket condition: Fine
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • ISBN 10: 0394588673
  • ISBN 13: 9780394588674
  • Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Incorporated
  • Place: New York, NY, U.S.A.
  • Date published: 1996
  • Keywords: JEWS SOVIET UNION HISTORY JEWISH CHAIM POTOK GATES NOVEMBER SLEPAK FAMILY CHRONICLES
  • Bookseller catalogs: Judaica;
  • Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall


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