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The Repatriate: Love, Basketball, and the KGB

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The true story of one Armenian-American's dramatic trip to Armenia.
Paperback, 459 pages
Published December 1st 2008 by Moreradiant Publishing
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Sam
Aug 03, 2012 rated it really liked it
Maybe I'm biased because I know Tom personally, but I love his story. Knowing him now, I would never have guessed what he went through in Armenia during the Cold War. Tom weaves a story of love and survival that lands him behind the Iron Curtain with no way of getting back to Michigan and his family. Through basketball and resilience, he fights his way through and emerged on the other side alive.

I recommend it as a wonderful first hand account to anyone interested in life in post-war Eastern Eur
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Steve Cran
Jul 28, 2011 rated it it was amazing
It is the late 1940’s and Tom Mooradian has his whole life ahead of him. He is a star basketball player with many option open before him. Against the wishes of his older brothers and his mother Tom decide to repatriate to Soviet Armenia. His father , an Armenian communist is silent about the whole thing but approving. Tome boards the boat Rossia where he is befriended by two roommates , Johnny and Simonian. While on board the Rossia enroot to Soviet Armenia Tom finds out that he has unwittingly ...more
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