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Riassunto: It is the memoir of Leo Saal's life beginning in Czarist Russia and continuing in Soviet Russia and Germany during the first half of the 20th century. It describes his childhood as part of the German cultural community of St. Petersburg, imprisonment and years in the Gulag, and the campaigns of World War II, first on the Russian and then on the German side of the conflict.
About the Author: Leo Saal was born in St. Petersburg, Russia, in 1912 to a Russian-German family whose German branch came to Russia in the 1860's. He attended the St. Petri School there but was denied a university education because of his bourgeois background and learned photography and filmmaking. He was arrested in 1930 and again in 1933 when he was sent to labor camps for several years. After his release, he lived and worked illegally in Moscow with his first family. Unable to follow his main interest in drawing and painting, he worked as a construction supervisor on the Moscow-Volga Canal and as assistant to architect Aleksander Pasternak. Mobilized as a civilian construction worker during World War II, he found himself behind German lines and surrendered. For the rest of the war he worked in German military intelligence in a technical capacity. At the end of the war he made his living as a painter in Germany until his second marriage when he began work with the German-American intelligence community. He emigrated to the U.S. in 1953 where he continued to work in intelligence until his retirement in 1973 when he was able to devote himself to the painting career he had begun earlier. He worked as a painter and printmaker in the Washington, D.C. area until his death in 1996 shortly after publication of "Crossings."
Titolo: Crossings: A life in Russia & Germany in the...
Casa editrice: Chronos Press
Data di pubblicazione: 1996
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Chronos Press, 1996. Condizione libro: Very Good. First Edition. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Codice libro della libreria GRP80536782
Descrizione libro Chronos Press. Condizione libro: As New. Signed Copy . Very Good dust jacket. Signed/Inscribed by author on front endpage. Codice libro della libreria H10A-kaa2094n
Descrizione libro Chronos Press. Condizione libro: Very Good. . Very Good dust jacket. Codice libro della libreria V05B-00053
Descrizione libro Chronos Press, 1996. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used: Good. Codice libro della libreria SONG0931848911
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria 97809318489193.0
Descrizione libro Chronos Press, Washington D.C., 1996. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Near Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Near Fine. B/W Photos; Author drawings/paintings (illustratore). 1st. 1st rinting; 359 clean, unmarked pages Size: 8 vo. Codice libro della libreria 069374
Descrizione libro Chronos Press, Washington, D.C., 1996. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fine. First Edition. A nice copy of the first edition, first printing, signed and dated by the author just before his death in April, 1996. Also laid in is a memorial service pamphlet and two small obituary notices for Saal, along with his business card and a few photographs of his paintings. Text is tight and clean. Appears unread. Lettering to spine is bright and unflaked. In a Fine bright and glossy dust jacket with short barely noticeable scratch to rear panel, o/w Fine. No previous owners' names. No Remainder Mark or spray. Not Price Clipped. Not ex-lib. Not a Book Club Edition. This is a nice copy at a very good price. Compare and see. Photos sent upon request. Accurate Descriptions/Quality Books/Unmatched Prices. Signed by Author(s). Codice libro della libreria 5056
Descrizione libro Chronos Press, 1996. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0931848911
Descrizione libro Chronos Press, 1996. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0931848911