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Letters from Vladivostok, 1894-1930 Eleanor L Pray

Letters from Vladivostok, 1894-1930

Eleanor L Pray

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ISBN : 9780295993249
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308 pages
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 About the Book 

In 1894, Eleanor L. Pray left her New England home to move with her merchant husband to Vladivostok in the Russian Far East. Over the next thirty-six years -- from the time of Tsar Alexander III to the early years of Stalins rule -- she wrote moreMoreIn 1894, Eleanor L. Pray left her New England home to move with her merchant husband to Vladivostok in the Russian Far East. Over the next thirty-six years -- from the time of Tsar Alexander III to the early years of Stalins rule -- she wrote more than 2,000 letters chronicling her family life and the tumultuous social and political events she witnessed. Vladivostok, 5,600 miles east of Moscow, was shaped by a rich intersection of Asian cultures, and Prays witty and observant writing paints a vivid picture of the city and its denizens during a period of momentous social change. The book offers highlights from Prays letters along with illuminating historical and biographical information.