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'The Houdini Of History' - Vladimir Nabokov, Escape Artist
"In 1919, he and his immediate family fled revolutionary Russia on the last ship out of Sevastopol, a vessel aptly named Nadezhda('Hope'). In 1937 he escaped Hitler's Germany by fleeing to France, and in 1940, just weeks before Paris fell to the Nazis, he boarded a French ocean liner's last voyage to New York with his Jewish wife and son." Los Angeles Review of Books 03/13/13
Posted March 19, 2013 12:52 AM




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