Black Russian

ISBN-10: 0802122299

ISBN-13: 9780802122292

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Description: The Black Russian is the incredible story of Frederick Bruce Thomas, born in 1872 to former slaves who became prosperous farmers in Mississippi. A rich white planter's attempt to steal their land forced them to flee to Memphis, where Frederick's father was brutally murdered. He then left the South forever, worked as a waiter in Chicago and Brooklyn, sought greater freedom in London, crisscrossed Europe, and--in a highly unusual choice for a black American at the time--settled in Moscow, a city virtually color-blind to race. He renamed himself Fyodor Fyodorovich Tomas and, through his charm and guile, became the city's richest and most famous owner of variety theaters and the renowned restaurant, Maxim. With the outbreak of the Bolshevik Revolution, he barely escaped with his family from Odessa to Constantinople in 1919. He made a second fortune by opening celebrated nightclubs where he introduced American jazz. However, the xenophobia of the new Turkish Republic, the long arm of American racism, and Frederick's extravagance landed him in debtor's prison. He died in Constantinople in 1928.

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List price: $17.00
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/8/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.836

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