Leder, an American teenager, was attending high school in Santa Monica, California. Although her parents soon returned to America, Mary was not permitted to leave and would spend the next 34 years in the Soviet Union. Readers will be drawn into this personal account of the life of an independent-minded young woman, coming of age in a society that she believed was on the verge of achieving justice for all but which ultimately led her to disappointment and disillusionment.
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On that day inI had come to appeal the refusal to let me visit my parents in the United States. My husband had died and I had made up my mind to do everything in my power to return to the land where I was born. Though I have now lived in the United States longer than in the Soviet Union, the thirty-four years I spent there - my entire youth - were the most significant years of my life, as was the historical period I was compelled to live through.
At the beginning ofMary M. Leder was a fifteen-year old teenager attending high school in Santa Monica, California. She would spend the next thirty-four years of her life in the Soviet Union, half of them as a dedicated member of the Young Communist League who looked forward to full-fledged membership in the Communist Party.
Although the young woman who came to Soviet Russia in believed in socialism and internationalism, she was totally disillusioned when she finally returned to the United States in The narrative focuses primarily on tothe era when Joseph Stalin wielded supreme power.
This unique autobiography presents a vivid view of life within Stalinist Russia.“Mary Mackler Leder was by no means a significant figure in Stalinist Russia, but readers will find that she writes an arresting observer's account of life in Russia over more than two decades.
Sovietologists of the Stalinist era will find interesting anecdotes about Soviet life that confirm, revise, and in some cases authenticate the.
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Mary Mackler Leder was by no means a significant figure in Stalinist Russia, but readers will find that she writes an arresting observer's account of life in Russia over more than two decades. Sovietologists of the Stalinist era will find interesting anecdotes about Soviet life that confirm, revise, and in some cases authenticate the 5/5(1).
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At the beginning of , Mary M. Leder was a fifteen-year old teenager attending high school in Santa Monica, California.
By the year's end, she was living in a Moscow commune thousands of miles from.