Over the last few weeks the Forward has run three excerpts from the book. They are nice introductions for those who want a taste before going ahead and dropping $30 (or $19.80 here!)
- The first one tells the story of Meir Kahane and his brief but flamboyant rein over the Soviet Jewry movement, one that ended with a bomb that killed a Jewish secretary from Long Island.
- The second involves this gentleman here to the right, Vladimir Slepak, one of the refusenik activists who became very well known in the West. It’s about a risky protest that he took part in which involved flying a banner from his balcony. It lead to three years of exile in the far eastern reaches of the Soviet Union.
- The third is about Avital Shcharansky, the beautiful wife of the activist Anatoly Shcharansky (someone even called her the “Israeli Audrey Hepburn”). This is the story of how she turned her husband’s imprisonment into a global cause.
Enjoy. Each is also accompanied by some video of me talking about the book…