Item description for On Both Sides of the Iron Curtain: The Story of a Russian Refugee in America by Israel Helms...
There is no book on the shelves of the English-speaking world like author Israel Helms's On Both Sides of the Iron Curtain. This captivating book unveils the life story of an extraordinary scientist and engineer, father, grandfather, and husband who lived long enough to witness the major historical times of the last century on both sides of the Iron Curtain. He was born under the shadow of the brutal Stalinist regime at the beginning of the gulag era, grew up in the environment of WWII, and matured in the atmosphere of the last gasp of the most ridiculous social formation in the history of mankind, before he said, 'Bye-Bye, Bear, ' and emigrated to the United States. On Both Sides of the Iron Curtain is a convincing reminder that the devil is still alive and waiting for us to ignore him; to pretend he doesn't exist.
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Studio: Tate Publishing & Enterprises
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.3" Width: 5.31" Height: 0.33" Weight: 0.34 lbs.
Release Date May 29, 2007
Publisher Tate Publishing & Enterprises
ISBN 1598867105 ISBN13 9781598867107
Reviews - What do customers think about On Both Sides of the Iron Curtain: The Story of a Russian Refugee in America?
An incredibly powerful book! Jul 28, 2007
This book is truly an incredibly powerful book that truly encompasses all the emotions of change and immigration. It allows the reader to feel the emotion of the storyteller all the way through the end of the book. It is also packed very nicely with side stories of Russia and its culture, past, and politics. It's an amazing read and all should read it. It will make you want to read it over and over again.
ON BOTH SIDES OF IRON CURTAIN Jul 27, 2007
On Both Sides of the Iron Curtain: The Story of a Russian Refugee in America Exelent! Specially timely in the view of new tensions between USA and Russia concerning human rightes and freedom of speech.