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Hellfire and Revolution: The Jews of Odessa and the Works of Isaac Babel
(The Ellison Center for Russian, East European, and Central Asian Studies Center, 2015-05-02)
At the turn of the twentieth century, on the western shores of Russia’s Black Sea coast, there lay a city unlike any other Russian city. It was said that seven miles of hellfire surrounded the port, separating the city’s enterprising and often rambunctious Jewish inhabitants from the quite life of the Pale of Settlement’s ...