The Lazarus ProjectBook - 2008
From Library Staff
An imaginative and ambitious novel, The Lazarus Project, begins with the a bit of Chicago history: Lazarus Averbuch, a Jewish immigrant escaped a pogrom in Kishinev in 1903 and came to Chicago only to be shot and killed by George Shippy, the Chicago chief of police in 1908 when he arrived at his ... Read More »
OneBookOneChicago Sep 23, 2013
A 21st century Chicago writer from Bosnia grows obsessed with the 1908 death of a poor, Jewish immigrant who was shot by Chicago’s chief of police and accused of anarchism. Hemon creates a brilliant portrait of Chicago during two turn-of-the-century eras—a city of immigrants then and now.
OneBookOneChicago Sep 09, 2013
Vladimir Brik, a Bosnian American writer living in Chicago, wins a grant to travel to Eastern Europe in search of material for the book he has been writing. His project concerns the true story of Lazarus Averbuch, a young Jewish immigrant in 1908 Chicago who was shot and killed by chief of police... Read More »