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Hello Golden Gate: Goodbye Russia

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[i]Hello Golden Gate[/] is the epic generational saga of a family that was forced to flee their mother country and spent the rest of their lives looking for a place to call home. When author Olga Valcoff's grandparents left behind everything they cared for while fleeing from the Russian Revolution of 1917, they became part of Asia's White Russian community, where a diaspor ...more
Paperback, 260 pages
Published February 28th 2007 by Authorhouse (first published 2006)
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HeavyReader
Jul 10, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: life-stories
I got this book out of a free box. I'll probably drop it back into the first free box I see.

The book was vaguely interesting, the story of a family of White Russians (a political designation, not an ethnic or racial designation) who left Russian when the communists took over. The family moved to China; then Japan; then to Shanghai during World War II; then to Tubabao, a small island in the Philippines after World War II; and finally to San Francisco, CA.

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Irina
Aug 03, 2015 rated it liked it
Informative. It was very interesting to find out how my grand-grand father tried to run away from Russia, and how one of my long distance uncles ended up in Australia.
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Olga Valcoff was born in Kagoshima, Japan, and grew up in Japan, Shanghai and the Philippines, before and during World War II. She emigrated to the US with her family in 1951; she arrived at San Fransisco and then lived in Seattle. Later, she studied drama at Los Angeles City College. Olga was worked in theater in Chicago and as a fashion designer in New York City. She has one son, Nick. She is re ...more
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