Shcharansky Hero of Our Time by Martin Gilbert - Hardback  

Shcharansky Hero of Our Time by Martin Gilbert - Hardback

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Released from a Soviet prison in February 1986 in an East-West "spy swap," although he had never been a spy, Russian dissident Anatol Shcharansky was reunited with his wife in Israel, ending a nine-year ordeal.

His only crime had been campaigning on behalf of Soviet Jews like himself for exit visas and defending Jews' religious expression. Probably the fullest account to date of the refuseniks, their struggle in the U.S.S.R., and their campaigning in the West, this day-by-day log of setbacks, trials, arrests and escapes shows that the Soviet bureaucracy still views the crushing of the Jewish movement as a priority.

Gilbert's stunning re-creation of Shcharansky's 1978 mock-trial is as memorable as Koestler's Darkness at Noon. Shcharansky's letters from prison to his wife and family overflow with faith, determination, courage and resilience.

Published in 1986

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Author Martin Gilbert
Type Hardback
Condition Used - Good
ISBN 9780333395042
SKU 713