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Us conductors

Michaels, Sean, 1982- author

'I come from Leningrad. With my bare hands, I have killed one man. I was born on August 15, 1896, and at that instant I became an object moving through space toward you.' Locked in a cabin, on a ship bound for Leningrad, Lev Termen types a letter to Clara, his 'one true love' and remembers his early years as a brilliant young scientist. Inventor of the ethereal, musical theremin, Termen performed in the gilded concert halls of Russia and Europe to rapturous applause. The toast of the Soviet Union, he was sent to New York with a plan to infiltrate capitalism itself, to win its heart and capture its secrets. But instead, Manhattan infiltrates Termen and in the city of dreams he rubs shoulders with Gershwin and Rachmaninoff, the Rockefellers and the Astors, Charlie Chaplin and Glenn Miller, and dances night after night with the beautiful young violinist Clara Rockmore

Paperback, Large print, Book. English. General. Large type books.
Published Rearsby: Clipper Large Print Books, 2016

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Statement of responsibility: Sean Michaels
ISBN: 1510017852, 9781510017856
Note: Standard format edition originally published: Toronto: Random House Canada, 2014.
Physical Description: 576 pages (large print)
Subject: New York (N.Y.) History 1898-1951 Fiction.; Soviet Union History 1925-1953 Fiction.; Rockmore, Clara Fiction.; Thérémin, Léon, 1896-1993 Fiction.