The Resource Olga's story : three continents, two world wars and revolution : one woman's epic journey through the twentieth century, Stephanie Williams, (electronic resource)

Olga's story : three continents, two world wars and revolution : one woman's epic journey through the twentieth century, Stephanie Williams, (electronic resource)

Label
Olga's story : three continents, two world wars and revolution : one woman's epic journey through the twentieth century
Title
Olga's story
Title remainder
three continents, two world wars and revolution : one woman's epic journey through the twentieth century
Statement of responsibility
Stephanie Williams
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When Canadian journalist Stephanie Williams set out to discover her Russian grandmother' s long-lost history, what she unearthed was this stunning, sprawling portrait of a life lived on the grand stage of the 20th century. Born in remote Siberia in 1900, Olga Yunter was the youngest of five children. As a teenager during the Revolution, she was a courier and arms-runner for the White Russians. After learning of the execution of her brother at the hands of the Red Army, which drew nearer every day, her father sent her to China with rubies and gold sewn into her petticoats. She would never see her family again. The life of a Russian exile in China meant poverty and fear. But Olga was lucky. She met and married Fred Edney, and gave birth to their daughter, Irina, the author's mother. But the creeping Japanese occupation and invasion of China forced Olga to flee with Irina to Canada, leaving Fred behind to continue working. For five years she heard almost nothing of her husband, save that he was alive in a Japanese prison camp. At the end of the war she returned to China to find him broken by his internment. The family was driven out of the country for good by the Chinese Revolution in 1949. They settled in Oxford, where Olga and Fred lived out the rest of their days
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Williams, Stephanie
Dewey number
909/.0491710092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
CT788.Y86
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Edney, Olga
  • Refugees
  • Refugees
  • Russians
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Refugees
  • Soviet Union
  • Russia
  • England
Label
Olga's story : three continents, two world wars and revolution : one woman's epic journey through the twentieth century, Stephanie Williams, (electronic resource)
Link
http://calgary.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=ACD022AF-590B-46BD-91C4-D8CF238A02BD
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocn821611492
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780385673464
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
ill., ports.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)821611492
Label
Olga's story : three continents, two world wars and revolution : one woman's epic journey through the twentieth century, Stephanie Williams, (electronic resource)
Link
http://calgary.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=ACD022AF-590B-46BD-91C4-D8CF238A02BD
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocn821611492
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780385673464
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
ill., ports.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)821611492

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