Do Svidanya Dad 2.0

After careful consideration, along with input from my book club and Facebook friends, I changed my book title and cover. The new cover is in the form of a collage, and includes the photo from the original book along with a picture of Lenin, a letter from my father, and my aunt’s diary, which was so helpful in writing this book.

Based upon a suggestion of a friend, I included some red on the cover because of the obvious association of that color with Russia, such as Red Square and its red flag with the yellow hammer and sickle.

I took advantage of the change to expand one chapter based upon new information I found after the original publication. For anyone who has already read the book, I will be happy to send you the amended chapter.

My hope is that I will not lose the reviews from the original book. So here it is—my new and improved book: same story; different package.

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About kjw616

I am a genealogy detective. I have already written one book about my Irish family's journey from 19th century Ireland to the United States- a family history sprinkled with personal anecdotes. My second book was intended to be a similar story about my Russian ancestors. Instead, it turned into a tale of just my father's immediate family. It is the tale of what happens when 6 children from New Jersey are moved to the Soviet Union by their Russian-born parents during the Great Depression. It details who lives, who dies, and who is able to return to NJ during a time when leaving the USSR was not an easy endeavor, particularly during World War II and the Cold War. It is my hope that those interested in history during this time period will find this story fascinating as well as those fellow amateur family historians who will learn some of the tools such as, visits to the National Archives, and local libraries I used to uncover this story.
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2 Responses to Do Svidanya Dad 2.0

  1. Rich says:

    An attractive and thoughtful cover!

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