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by Gary Nash

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  • ISBN 1877058017
  • ISBN13 978-1877058011
  • Language English
  • Author Gary Nash
  • Publisher Rosenberg Publishing (January 1, 2002)
  • Pages 280
  • Formats docx rtf mbr doc
  • Category Biography
  • Subcategory Historical
  • Size ePub 1545 kb
  • Size Fb2 1702 kb
  • Rating: 4.7
  • Votes: 304

Gary Nash tells the story of his Russian grandparents who suffered the traumas of the Revolution and Civil War. They escaped to China and found their new life shattered by the Japanese invasion. It is a story of courage and determination. Gary was born, of Russian parents in Tiensin. The family were eventually moved to a displaced persons camp in the Philippines and finally reached Australia. Aida, the grandmother, held the family together and eventually they were all in Australia.

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I have known the author, both as a work colleague and a friend for over 30 years but, Gary being a very private person, all I knew of his background was that he was of White Russian origin and had lived in China before coming to Australia!

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The Author, Gary Nash (born Igor Ivashkoff) is the grandson of Colonel Tarasov. The story is based on the vivid recollections of the Tarasov siblings and his own memories. After retiring from IBM, Gary involved himself in music and formed the Trio Slav, a classical Piano Trio. Back to Top. Where do I get it? IN AUSTRALIA. The book was published in July 2002.

The story is based on the vivid recollections of the Tarasov siblings and his own memories

The story is based on the vivid recollections of the Tarasov siblings and his own memories.

Gary Nash, grandon of a white russian army colonel and author of an award winning book - The Tarasov Saga.

This feature recounts the amazing early life of Gary Nash, grandon of a white russian army colonel and author of an award winning book - The Tarasov Saga. A skilled pianist, he has performed as a soloist with the Australian Chamber Orchestra and this programme features his recording of Alexander Scriabin's Impromptu opus 12 no 2. Author.

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from Russia through China to Australia. Published 2002 by Rosenberg in Kenthurst, NSW, Australia. Australia, China, Russia, Soviet Union. Includes bibliographical references (p. 273) and index.

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Dont_Wory
I bought this book for my mom, whose family's story mirrors those of this author, except that her family ended up in San Francisco rather than Australia. My mom was born in Shanghai, and she remembers the refugee camp at Tubabau very well. I cried reading the parts about Tubabau, thinking about how hard and uncertain it was for my grandparents living in a tent for 2 yeas with their 3 daughters, waiting for their visas to the USA. I've been bugging my mom, who's a writer, to write about her experiences as a refugee. I hope this book will inspire her to tell her own story. When my mom's done reading this book, I'm going to borrow it back and finish reading it. I'm curious if the author knew my grandparents! (Michael and Irene Pokrovsky - and their daughters Svetlana, Ludmila, and Lyena. Mila is my mom.)

Maria DaCosta
Kulalas
This book details the adventures of a large family as they seek safe haven from communism. In the beginning of the book, the author's mother and father are living in Czarist Russia, where his father is an officer in the army just prior to the outbreak of World War I. The small family grows to five children during the war. As the revolution begins to take hold, the father joins the loyalist White Russians and is dragged further and further east with them. His mother is left to manage alone with the five children. As it became clear that, as White Russians, they were not welcome in the Soviet Union, the mother decides to make her way east with the children, although she had no money and only a vague idea of where her husband might be. After a series of misadventures in which she is forced to leave the children behind, she eventually finds her husband and gets all five children back with her in a city in China that had a large Russian refugee population. The entire family made its home in China for the next twenty years, until a second communist revolution made them refugees once again.
The story is quite well written, with amazing recall of details from long ago adventures. The stories describing everyday life in the Russian refugee communities of pre-Communist China provide a fascinating glimpse into a very little known way of life. On the one hand, it is amazing that the entire large family was able to make it out of Russia and then out of China, but on the other hand, it was precisely because they had so many people working together in the family that made it possible.
Zuser
If this were fiction it would sometimes be unbelievable, but it is a real life story of a remarkable family. Gary Nash captures the strong spirit of survival that infused his relatives in the difficult historical times of the Russian Revolution and Civil War. The mother's harrowing search for her children in a worn-torn land defies description, but Nash manages to write of it with sympathy but not sentimentality. The family escapes from Russia into China and when, finally, it seems that all their efforts have led to a 'normal' life, their adopted country in invaded by Japanese forces. A sojourn in a 'Displaced Person's Camp' in the Philippines follows, but finally, their journey to Australia gives them the new, settled life they had traversed the world to find.
Katherine McCaughan
Author of 'Natasha Lands Down Under'
Skunk Black
From the moment I started to read this book I could not help but read it. The story was compelling in part due to the saga of the family itself and in part due to the fact that I had a connection to the author and the story is real.
The major thing that struck me was the committment of the mother in keeping her family together through thick and thin, doing whatever it took to achieve what she perceived to be her life's mission.
The fact is that she was successful and through Gary's telling of this story all of us have an insight into the incredible energy that the feamle of the species has when it is directed to the safety and development of her family.
This was a great read and I highly recommend it to any future purchaser.
Vonalij
The Tarasov Saga is a very absorbing book, not only because of its account of a remarkable journey over 25 years of the extended Tarasov family, initially fleeing from Russia through China and the Phillipines to Australia, but also for the historical perspective of life in Russia and China in the first half of the 20th century.
I have known the author, both as a work colleague and a friend for over 30 years but, Gary being a very private person, all I knew of his background was that he was of White Russian origin and had lived in China before coming to Australia! The to read this book and discover the astonishing story of all that happened from the time of the Russian Revolution and its effects on the Tarasovs, individually and collectively, until the first of them arrived in Australia in 1949, made for compelling reading.I am not qualified to comment on Gary's literary style or technique, but the way he has portrayed each member of the family, their strengths and their weaknesses brought them to life so that, not only were they believable, but one could visualise their individual contributions to this saga.
This book is about courage, determination and resilience, and what can be achieved by people who are single-minded and motivated to seek a better life after many years of deprivation
and hardship.
In particular, the reader is left in no doubt of the author's great affection and admiration for his Grandmother Aida and her monumental efforts to ensure that the family survived their epic journey and, bar one member, all be reunited in Australia.
I thoroughly commend this book which is not only an enjoyable read but in an age where the refugee problem is a world-wide one, provides an understanding of the hardships and traumas that constantly confront refugees on the move.
It is an intensely human story which reinforces basic values and beliefs, in an era where many consider these things to be unimportant.
It would be nice to think that an enterprising producer might think that there is enough meat and drama in The Tarasov Saga to provide the basis for a film or TV series. It certainly has all the ingredients.