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The red daughter, John Burnham Schwartz

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The red daughter
Title
The red daughter
Statement of responsibility
John Burnham Schwartz
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Running from her father's brutal legacy, Joseph Stalin's daughter defects to the United States against the turbulence of the 1960s. This sweeping historical novel is inspired by the true story of Svetlana Alliluyeva. In one of the most momentous events of the Cold War, Svetlana Allilyueva, the forty-one-year-old daughter of the notorious tyrannical leader of the USSR, abruptly abandoned her life in Moscow in 1967, arriving in New York to throngs of reporters and a nation hungry to hear her story. By her side is Peter Horvath, a lawyer in his mid-thirties who is sent by the CIA to escort Svetlana to America. Rootless, lonely, and bewildered by her adopted country's radically different society, Svetlana takes refuge in Arizona with the widow of architect Frank Lloyd Wright, makes a hasty marriage, and has a child. Floundering, she reaches out to Peter, her first connection in America and, it seems, the only person she can genuinely count on. When their relationship becomes more than just professional, it unfolds under the eyes of her CIA minders, and Svetlana and Peter's private lives are no longer their own. The author's father was in fact the young lawyer who escorted the real Svetlana to the United States. Based on his father's reminiscences as well as his own extensive research into Svetlana's life, John Burnham Schwartz recreates this dramatic story of a woman's search for a new life and a place to belong, in the evocative and imaginative prose that have made him a critically acclaimed, bestselling author of literary and historical fiction
Summary
Defecting to America at the height of the Cold War, the daughter of Joseph Stalin finds her quiet existence upended by controversial associates, CIA suspicion and her relationship with a young lawyer
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Storyline
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Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10764092
Cataloging source
APLS
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Schwartz, John Burnham
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Allilueva, Svetlana
  • Stalin, Joseph
  • United States
  • Women immigrants
  • Political refugees
  • Lawyers
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Children of heads of state
  • Defectors
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
The red daughter, John Burnham Schwartz
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000065540398
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
268 pages
Isbn
9781472155092
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1110543647
Label
The red daughter, John Burnham Schwartz
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000065540398
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
268 pages
Isbn
9781472155092
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1110543647

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