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9781616082031 - Lisa C. Paul: Swimming In The Daylight: An American Student, a Soviet-Jewish Dissident, and the Gift of Hope
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Lisa C. Paul (?):

Swimming In The Daylight: An American Student, a Soviet-Jewish Dissident, and the Gift of Hope (?)

ISBN: 9781616082031 (?) or 1616082038, in english, Skyhorse Publishing Inc. New

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Lisa C. Paul, Books, Biography and Memoir, Swimming In The Daylight: An American Student, a Soviet-Jewish Dissident, and the Gift of Hope, In September 1984, Lisa Paul, an American college student living in Moscow and working as a nanny, enters Inna Meiman’s house for her first Russian language lesson. And so begins a two-year friendship and fight for Inna’s life. Swimming in the Daylight chronicles Inna’s struggle to shed her refusenik status and to be granted a visa to travel to America, seeking medical treatment for the cancer that is slowly killing her.Inna reveals an indomitable spirit as she endures a perverse reality as a citizen of the Soviet Union—she must deny invitations from countries in the West to receive life-saving cancer treatment due to her inability to receive a visa from her own government. This refusal, Inna explains to Lisa, is the Soviet authorities’ way of persecuting her and her husband Naum, a member of the Moscow Helsinki Watch Group fighting for human rights in the USSR. Spurred by outrage and the desire to help her friend, Lisa returns to the United States, vowing to do all she can to get Inna out of Moscow. Lisa stages a hunger strike, holds a press conference, and galvanizes American politicians to fight for Inna’s freedom. All these efforts eventually succeed in pursuing Mikhail Gorbachev to issue Inna a visa in December 1986, and she finally steps foot on American soil. At a time when international strife seems insurmountable and worries at home seem to paralyze, this story will teach people everywhere that it is the courage inside that defines a person and can change the future.Contains a new foreword by Natan Sharanksy.
9781616082031 - Lisa C. Paul: Swimming In The Daylight: An American Student, a Soviet-Jewish Dissident, and the Gift of Hope
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Lisa C. Paul (?):

Swimming In The Daylight: An American Student, a Soviet-Jewish Dissident, and the Gift of Hope (?)

ISBN: 9781616082031 (?) or 1616082038, in english, Skyhorse Publishing Inc. New

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Lisa C. Paul, Books, Swimming In The Daylight: An American Student, a Soviet-Jewish Dissident, and the Gift of Hope, In September 1984, Lisa Paul, an American college student living in Moscow and working as a nanny, enters Inna Meiman’s house for her first Russian language lesson. And so begins a two-year friendship and fight for Inna’s life. Swimming in the Daylight chronicles Inna’s struggle to shed her refusenik status and to be granted a visa to travel to America, seeking medical treatment for the cancer that is slowly killing her.Inna reveals an indomitable spirit as she endures a perverse reality as a citizen of the Soviet Union—she must deny invitations from countries in the West to receive life-saving cancer treatment due to her inability to receive a visa from her own government. This refusal, Inna explains to Lisa, is the Soviet authorities’ way of persecuting her and her husband Naum, a member of the Moscow Helsinki Watch Group fighting for human rights in the USSR. Spurred by outrage and the desire to help her friend, Lisa returns to the United States, vowing to do all she can to get Inna out of Moscow. Lisa stages a hunger strike, holds a press conference, and galvanizes American politicians to fight for Inna’s freedom. All these efforts eventually succeed in pursuing Mikhail Gorbachev to issue Inna a visa in December 1986, and she finally steps foot on American soil. At a time when international strife seems insurmountable and worries at home seem to paralyze, this story will teach people everywhere that it is the courage inside that defines a person and can change the future.Contains a new foreword by Natan Sharanksy.
1616082038 - Lisa C. Paul: Swimming in the Daylight: An American Student, a Soviet-Jewish Dissident, and the Gift of Hope
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Lisa C. Paul (?):

Swimming in the Daylight: An American Student, a Soviet-Jewish Dissident, and the Gift of Hope (?)

ISBN: 1616082038 (?) or 9781616082031, in english, Skyhorse Publishing, Used

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biographies,education,education and reference,ethnic and national,history,jewish,memoirs,parenting and relationships,political science,politics and social sciences, There is always some part of the world where human rights are trampled and oppression quashes the human spirit. In the 1980s, it was the Soviet Union. In Swimming in the Daylight, Lisa Paul, a Catholic-American student living in Moscow in the early '80s, details how she grew to understand the perverse reality of the pre-Gorbachev Soviet regime as her friendship with her Russian-language tutor, Inna Kitrosskaya Meiman, blossomed. Inna, a Soviet-Jewish dissident and refusenik, was repeatedly denied a visa to receive life-saving cancer treatment abroad. The refusal was an apparent punishment imposed on both her and her Jewish husband, Naum, for his participation in the Moscow Helsinki Watch Group?the lone group fighting for human rights in the U.S.S.R. Before Lisa returned to the United States, she promised Inna she would do all she could to get her out of Moscow. But Lisa was one person, what could she possibly do that would make a difference? Inspired by her faith and rights as an American, Lisa staged a hunger strike, held press conferences, and galvanized American politicians to demand Inna's immediate release. In this heartfelt, compassionate, and inspiring narrative, Lisa brings the reader along with her as she learns indelible lessons from her heroic teacher. Inna's greatest lesson?that it is possible to swim through treacherous waters, in daylight, not in despair?is as relevant today as it was during the final years of the Soviet regime.
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Lisa C. Paul (?):

Swimming in the Daylight: An American Student, a Soviet-Jewish Dissident, and the Gift of Hope (?)

ISBN: 9781616082031 (?) or 1616082038, in english, Skyhorse Publishing, hardcover, New

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