They Took My Father: Finnish Americans In Stalin's Russia by Mayme SevanderThey Took My Father: Finnish Americans In Stalin's Russia by Mayme Sevander

They Took My Father: Finnish Americans In Stalin's Russia

byMayme SevanderContribution byLaurie Hertzel

Paperback | January 15, 2004

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"Mayme Sevander and Laurie Hertzel tell a poignant tale of a hidden corner of U.S. and Soviet history. Tracing the hopes and hardships of one family over two continents, They Took My Father explores the boundaries of loyalty, identity, and ideals." -Amy Goldstein, Washington Post

"What makes Mayme's story so uniquely-almost unbelievably-tragic is that her family chose to move from the United States to the Soviet Union in 1934, thinking they were going to help build a 'worker's paradise.' They found, instead, a deadly nightmare." -St. Paul Pioneer Press

"This gripping and timely book traces the beginnings of communism not as dry history but as a fascinating personal drama that spreads across Russia, Finland, and the mining towns of Upper Michigan and the Iron Range of Minnesota. . . . An important and largely ignored part of history comes alive in one woman's story of her tragic family, caught up in the all-consuming struggle of the twentieth century." -Frank Lynn, political reporter, New York Times

Mayme Sevander (1924-2003) was born in Brule, Wisconsin, and emigrated with her family to the Soviet Union in 1934.

Laurie Hertzel is a journalist at the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

Title:They Took My Father: Finnish Americans In Stalin's RussiaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.4 inPublished:January 15, 2004Publisher:University of Minnesota PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0816643369

ISBN - 13:9780816643363

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