Sasha and Emma by Paul Avrich
The Anarchist Odyssey of Alexander Berkman and Emma Goldman

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In 1889 Emma Goldman and Alexander Berkman met in a Lower East Side coffee shop. Over the next fifty years they became fast friends, fleeting lovers, and loyal comrades. This dual biography offers a glimpse into their intertwined lives, the influence of the anarchist movement they shaped, and their unyielding commitment to equality and justice.
 

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Paul Avrich was Professor of History at Queens College.Karen Avrich is a writer and editor.
 
Published November 1, 2012 by Harvard University Press. 528 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political & Social Sciences, Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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A joint biography of Emma Goldman and Alexander Berkman traces their wide-ranging activities.

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A joint biography of Emma Goldman and Alexander Berkman traces their wide-ranging activities.

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Publishers Weekly

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Berkman entered the history books in 1892 when he attempted to assassinate Pittsburgh industrialist Henry Clay Frick.

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Washington Independent Review of Books

Meyer Sasha and Emma, an engaging dual biography of Alexander “Sasha” Berkman and Emma Goldman, traces the relationship of two anarchist figures about whom much was made from the 1890s into the mid-20th century but who are now largely forgotten footnotes from a bygone era.

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PopMatters

Immigrating to New York, at the age of 16 for Emma and 18 for Sasha, the Russian pair met a year after Sasha’s arrival to Manhattan, in 1889 at a leftist café.

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Bookmarks Magazine

The blazing sun to Sasha’s morose moon, Emma became known as “the most dangerous woman in America.” Through an attempted prison breakout, multiple bombing plots, and a dramatic deportation from America, these two unrelenting activists insisted on the improbable ideal of a socially just, self-gove...

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