Book Discussion on The Black Russian

Vladimir Alexandrov talked about his book, The Black Russian, in which he recounts the life of Frederick Bruce Thomas (1872-1928). Thomas,… read more

Vladimir Alexandrov talked about his book, The Black Russian, in which he recounts the life of Frederick Bruce Thomas (1872-1928). Thomas, the son of former slaves, lived and worked throughout the United States before leaving for Europe and eventually immigrating to Russia in 1899 where he assumed the name Fyodor Fyodorovich Thomas. In Moscow, Thomas became a successful owner of numerous restaurants and theaters. He was forced to leave Russia following the Bolshevik Revolution and subsequently moved to Turkey, where he ran several nightclubs. Vladimir Alexandrov spoke at The Book Stall at Chestnut Court in Winnetka, Illinois. close

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Book Discussion on The Black Russian

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Winnetka, Illinois, United States
First Aired:
Apr 28, 2013
Last Aired:
May 27, 2013

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  • Apr 28, 2013 | 10:44pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 05, 2013 | 2:30am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 27, 2013 | 8:30am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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