The Accidental Anarchist: From the Diaries of Jacob Marateck

The Accidental Anarchist: From the Diaries of Jacob Marateck


The Accidental Anarchist is the true story of Jacob Marateck, a Polish Jew who was sentenced to death three times in the early 1900s in Russia (and lived to tell about it.) That was when he decided to overthrow the Czar.

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ISBN-13: 9780984556304
Publisher: PostScript Press
Publication date: 02/22/2015
Pages: 376
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.84(d)
Age Range: 13 Years

About the Author

Bryna Kranzler is a graduate of Barnard College where she studied playwriting, and received the Helen Prince Memorial Prize for Dramatic Composition. Her first play was a finalist for the Eugene O'Neill Memorial Theater Competition, and was scheduled for production twice: the first time, the theater owner died, and the season was shut down; the second time, the director committed suicide. For the benefit of the arts community, she got out of playwriting and earned an MBA from Yale University to make up for her misspent youth. She spent 15 years in marketing for health-care, high tech and consumer products companies before returning to writing.

Her first book, The Accidental Anarchist, is the winner of multiple awards, including the Sharp Writ Book Award for General Non-Fiction, the Readers Favorite Award for Historical/Cultural Non-Fiction, the International Book Award, and National Indie Excellence Award for a Historical Biography, and the "USA Best Books" Award for a Historical Biography.

Table of Contents

1. In the Beginning

2. How to Become the Czar's Son-in-Law

3. A Small Cheer for Corruption

4. The Fall of 'Haman

5. Misinformation

6. The Lost and Found Battlefield

7. The Phantom Synagogue

8. Banzai!

9. This Way to the Firing Squad

10. The Second Road to the Left

11. Walking Wounded

12. The Loneliest Place on Earth

13. The Great City of Harbin

14. The Siberian 'Queen Esther'

15. A Bachelor in Vishogrod

16. A Multitude of Matchmakers

17. An Amateur's Guide to the Revolution

18. How to Survive an Interrogation

19. [Three] Two Days Till "The Citadel"

20. Farewell to Warsaw

21. The 'King of Thieves'

22. Gold Mine at the End of the Earth

23. Which Way to the North Pole?

24. Into the Woods

25. Down and Out in Chelyabinsk

26. Everyone Comes to Café Lódz

27. Osip's Table

28. The 'Paris' of Siberia

29. The Irkutsk Jewish Benevolent Society

30. "Brother, We Are Saved!"

31. Lingering in the Lap of Luxury

32. An Angel in Siberia

33. The Price of Paper

34. The Cost of Money

35. Return to Warsaw

36. Happily Ever After

37. A Reformed Revolutionary


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