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Book review: Golinkin’s memoir

A Commonweal magazine review of A Backpack, A Bear and Eight Crates of Vodka (Doubleday, 2014) by Boston College alumnus Lev Golinkin draws comparisons to another memoir about a Jewish family fleeing the Soviet Union —Waiting for America by Boston College … Continue reading

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Escape from the Soviet Union

Boston College alumnus Lev Golinkin has published A Backpack, a Bear, and Eight Crates of Vodka (Doubleday, 2014), about his Jewish family fleeing the Soviet Union in the waning years of the Cold War, with only 10 suitcases, six hundred dollars, and the … Continue reading

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Review of Golinkin’s forthcoming book

Coming this fall is a memoir by Boston College alumnus Lev Golinkin titled A Backpack, a Bear, and Eight Crates of Vodka (Doubleday, 2014). Golinkin writes about his Jewish family fleeing the Soviet Union in the waning years of the Cold War, with only the … Continue reading

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more on Leaving Russia

Leaving Russia: A Jewish Story, the new memoir from Professor of Russian and English Maxim D. Shrayer, “poignantly captures [the] double life of [a] refusenik,” according to a review in the Jewish Journal. An excerpt was published by The Forward, … Continue reading

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Book awards for Easter

Professor of Political Science Gerald Easter has won two awards for his book, Capital, Coercion, and Postcommunist States, which examines divergent approaches to taxation among former East Bloc countries, and the subsequent political and economic impacts these had. Easter’s book … Continue reading

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