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The Lazarus project / Aleksandar Hemon ; with photographs by
and from the Chicago Historical Society.
New York : Riverhead Books, 2008.
Averbuch, Lazarus, d. 1908 -- Fiction.
Murder -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Fiction.
Immigrants -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Fiction.
Chicago (Ill.) -- Social conditions -- Fiction.
294 p. : ill ; 22 cm.
On March 2, 1908, nineteen-year-old Lazarus Averbuch, a recent Jewish immigrant from Eastern Europe to Chicago, knocked on the front door of the house of George Shippy, the chief of Chicago police. When Shippy came to the door, Averbuch offered him what he said was an important letter. Instead of taking the letter, Shippy shot Averbuch twice, killing him. When Shippy released a statement casting Averbuch as a would-be anarchist assassin and agent of foreign political operatives, he all but set off a city and a country already simmering with ethnic and political tensions. Now, in the twenty-first century, a young writer in Chicago, Brik, also from Eastern Europe, becomes obsessed with Lazarus's story--what really happened, and why?--From publisher description.
Hemon, Aleksandar, 1964-
Chicago History Museum.
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