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To Russia with Love: An Alaskan's Journey By Victor Fischer,

  • Title: To Russia with Love: An Alaskan's Journey
  • Author: Victor Fischer
  • ISBN: 9781602231405
  • Page: 376
  • Format: Paperback
  • Son of the famous American journalist Louis Fischer, who corresponded from Germany and then Moscow, and the Russian writer Markoosha Fischer, Victor Fischer grew up in the shadow of Hitler and Stalin, watching his friends parents disappear after political arrests Eleanor Roosevelt personally engineered the Fischer family s escape from Russia, and soon after Victor was seSon of the famous American journalist Louis Fischer, who corresponded from Germany and then Moscow, and the Russian writer Markoosha Fischer, Victor Fischer grew up in the shadow of Hitler and Stalin, watching his friends parents disappear after political arrests Eleanor Roosevelt personally engineered the Fischer family s escape from Russia, and soon after Victor was serving in the United States Army in World War II and fighting opposite his childhood friends in the Russian and German armies As a young adult, he went on to help shape Alaska s map by planning towns throughout the state This unique autobiography recounts Fischer s earliest days in Germany, Russia, and Alaska, where he soon entered civic affairs and was elected as a delegate to the Alaska Constitutional Convention the body responsible for establishing statehood in the territory A move to Washington, DC, and further government appointments allowed him to witness key historic events of his era, which he also recounts here Finally, Fischer brings his memoir up to the present, describing how he has returned to Russia many times to bring the lessons of Alaska freedom and prosperity to the newly democratic states.
    To Russia with Love An Alaskan s Journey Son of the famous American journalist Louis Fischer who corresponded from Germany and then Moscow and the Russian writer Markoosha Fischer Victor Fischer grew up in the shadow of Hitler and Stalin

    One thought on “To Russia with Love: An Alaskan's Journey”

    1. 5 stars for me, though probably 4 for others First, I have met Vic Fisher, though we are hardly friends Secondly, there is so mush ALASKA in this book, it resonated, though our experiences have differed Should anyone want a quick and dirty on a number of subjects, that person could hardly go wrong here.

    2. Loved the interplay of significant historic events with Vic s personal story Especially loved that Vic was gracious enough to join us at book group, along with his amazing wife, Jane Anvik What a treat

    3. To Russia with Love is Vic Fischer s autobiography written with the assistance of Charles Wohlforth So who is Vic Fischer Fischer, born in 1924 in Berlin, is a Russian American, who as a boy, experienced Hitler s brand of fascism in Germany and Stalin s brand of communism in Moscow His father was a famous american journalist and ner do well and his mother was a Russian writer His family was rescued from self destructing Europe in 1939 through the personal intervention of Eleanor Roosevelt Fische [...]

    4. This book is amazing and inspiring in showing how much a person can cram into a lifetime It gives a dedicated later to be disillusioned communist family s perspective on Russian history from the early 1900s on The early parts of the book might have benefited from a little sensory descriptions When you hear there isn t enough to eat, it makes it real to know what there was to eat But it was a long time ago, and I understand that it was difficult for the author to piece together all the things t [...]

    5. Vic Fischer has led an amazing life Lived in Berlin, Moscow, escaped the purges in USSR in 1939, served in WWII and helped write the Alaskan constitution and much much This was an engaging read, well written and he generously give credit to the help he received from Charles Wolhforth He gives the reader a glimpse into his childhood when he grew up around communism and fascism, the innocence of childhood but also some of the harshness from the time.

    6. A captivating autobiography Vic Fischer has a fascinating life, and Alaska is fortunate that he chose to live there He helped write the best constitution any state could have.

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