The Resource Olga's story, Stephanie Williams

Olga's story, Stephanie Williams

Label
Olga's story
Title
Olga's story
Statement of responsibility
Stephanie Williams
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Olga Yunter was born in the summer of 1900 in a remote trading post surrounded by the desolate steppe of southern Siberia. Her childhood, as the youngest of five children, was happy: there were the great family banquets at Easter; the thrill of the horsefairs across the border of Outer Mongolia each November; the arrival of her father's caravans that had journeyed from the northern reaches of Siberia, weighed down with the furs of foxes and sable." "But soon mutterings of rebellion were heard in the streets and Olga, still only a schoolgirl, was swept up in the chaos of the Russian Revolution as she helped her brothers in their desperate fight to save the town first from the Bolsheviks, and then from the brutal commander of the region's White forces. Violent tragedy ensued and, with a price on her head, Olga was forced to flee for her life. At the age of nineteen, alone and with only a handful of rubies sewn into her petticoats, she escaped, first to Vladivostok and then to northern China. She never saw her family in Siberia again." "For a penniless Russian girl, China was a difficult place to suffer exile, but Olga survived: she married an Englishman and together they began to bring up their daughter in the bustling northern city of Tientsin. But in 1937 the Japanese attacked and for the second time in her life Olga lost her family home. Once more she would have to start over again, now in the glamorous world of Shanghai, as the shadows of war lengthened on the horizon." "Based on Olga's own stories, scraps of notebooks and letters, and painstaking research, Olga's Story is a account of the life of the author's grandmother. From the comfort of her family to the terror of revolution, and dangerous journeys in exile, Olga's Story is an epic tale: the story of an ordinary woman of extraordinary resilience caught up in some of the most devastating events of the last century."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 909/.049171/0092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
CT788.Y86
LC item number
W55 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Olga's story, Stephanie Williams
Label
Olga's story, Stephanie Williams
Publication
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  • Davey Bequest
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [403]-412)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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Dimensions
25 cm.
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Edition
First edition
Extent
xxv, 412 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9780670913763
Lccn
2004062830
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) HAS147556
  • (BNAtoc) 2004062830
  • (DLC) 2004062830
  • (BNAtoc)B8737840

Library Locations

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