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The Resource The Lazarus project, Aleksandar Hemon ; with photographs by Velibor Božović and from the Chicago Historical Society

The Lazarus project, Aleksandar Hemon ; with photographs by Velibor Božović and from the Chicago Historical Society

Label
The Lazarus project
Title
The Lazarus project
Statement of responsibility
Aleksandar Hemon ; with photographs by Velibor Božović and from the Chicago Historical Society
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On March 2, 1908, nineteen-year-old Lazarus Averbuch, a recent Jewish immigrant from Eastern Europe to Chicago, knocked on the front door of the house of George Shippy, the chief of Chicago police. When Shippy came to the door, Averbuch offered him what he said was an important letter. Instead of taking the letter, Shippy shot Averbuch twice, killing him. When Shippy released a statement casting Averbuch as a would-be anarchist assassin and agent of foreign political operatives, he all but set off a city and a country already simmering with ethnic and political tensions. Now, in the twenty-first century, a young writer in Chicago, Brik, also from Eastern Europe, becomes obsessed with Lazarus story--what really happened, and why?--From publisher description
Summary
This story, alternating between turn-of-the-century Chicago and modern times, features a man attempting to reimagine the death of a Jewish immigrant
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2008.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2008
Awards note
"National Book Award finalist"--Medallion on dust jkt.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
257679
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hemon, Aleksandar
Dewey number
813/.54
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Božović, Velibor
  • Chicago History Museum
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Averbuch, Lazarus
  • Murder
  • Immigrants
  • Chicago (Ill.)
  • Averbuch, Lazarus
  • Immigrants
  • Murder
  • Social conditions
  • Illinois
Target audience
adult
Label
The Lazarus project, Aleksandar Hemon ; with photographs by Velibor Božović and from the Chicago Historical Society
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn183267842
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
294 pages
Isbn
9781594483752
Lccn
2008006834
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9781594489884
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)183267842
Label
The Lazarus project, Aleksandar Hemon ; with photographs by Velibor Božović and from the Chicago Historical Society
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn183267842
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
294 pages
Isbn
9781594483752
Lccn
2008006834
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9781594489884
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)183267842

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