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The fly swatter : how my grandfather made his way in the world / Nicholas Dawidoff
Bib ID 161363
Format BookBook
Author
Dawidoff, Nicholas
 
Description New York : Pantheon Books c2002 
353 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 0375400273
Summary

"The most interesting lives are not always the best-known lives, and this is the account of a truly fascinating person. The stories of Alexander Gerschenkron - his great escapes, his vivid wit, his feuds, his flirtations, and his supremely cultured mind - are the stuff of legend." "Born in 1904 into the progressive Odessa intelligentsia, Gerschenkron fled the Russian revolution at sixteen and settled in Vienna, immersing himself in the charged civic and intellectual life of another doomed city. Escaping the Nazis in the late 1930s, he made his way to Massachusetts, evolving from a political exile and social outcast into a man referred to by The New York Times as "Harvard's scholarly model," and by his peers as "The Great Gerschenkron" - the Harvard professor who knew the most."--BOOK JACKET.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [343]-353).

Subjects Gerschenkron, Alexander.  |  Harvard University. Department of Economics.  |  Economists -- United States -- Biography.

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