Great news! Amazon’s editors have chosen Vladimir Alexandrov’s THE BLACK RUSSIAN as one of their favorite history books for March 2013.
Vladimir Alexandrov has uncovered an incredible true story of how a son of Mississippi slaves reinvented his life becoming a millionaire, overseas! In “The Black Russian” Alexandrov takes readers on an adventure of epic proportions so much so, it almost seems like it couldn’t be real.
From The Daily Beast: “With so much focus on the black experience in America in the 19th century, we might never consider the black experience in Europe at the same time. Vladimir Alexandrov’s The Black Russian rectifies this oversight, and does so with panache. His tale is the biography of an individual who is wholly remarkable, regardless of race, and whose vitality, guile, and charm led him from Mississippi to Moscow, with plenty of adventures along the way.”
We’re thrilled that Vladimir Alexandrov’s THE BLACK RUSSIAN is receiving the critical acclaim it deserves. The San Francisco Chronicle recently gave this biography a great review, drawing interesting comparisons between Frederick Bruce Thomas and Ellison’s Invisible Man. You can read the full review here: San Francisco Chronicle/books.
THE BLACK RUSSIAN by Vladimir Alexandrov will be published by Grove Atlantic in March 2013. Booklist is enthralled. They are giving the book a starred review!
“Magnetizing and unforgettable…In his assiduously researched, prodigiously descriptive, fluently analytical, and altogether astonishing work of resurrection, Alexandrov provides uniquely focused accounts of racial struggles in America and decadence and bloodshed in Europe and Russia while insightfully and dynamically portraying a singular man.