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My Life in Stalinist Russia: An American Woman Looks Back

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"The thoughtful memoirs of a disillusioned daughter of the Russian Revolution.... A sometimes astonishing, worm's-eye view of life under totalitarianism, and a valuable contribution to Soviet and Jewish studies." --Kirkus Reviews

"In this engrossing memoir, Leder recounts the 34 years she lived in the U.S.S.R.... [She] has a marvelous memory for the details of everyday life
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Paperback, 360 pages
Published September 1st 2001 by Indiana University Press (first published May 22nd 2001)
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I was fascinated by this memoir about life in the Soviet Union. To think that this young American woman, at the age of 16, left her family and started life all alone in a Moscow commune, shows bravery and guts few would possess. Her enthusiasm for the promise of Communism led her through many years of hardship before the realities of life under Stalin's regime set in. This was a very absorbing book - I highly recommend it.
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This was probably the best book I read (for a class) in college. It's really compelling and fascinating.
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