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Oksana Kasenkina

Published by Hurst & Blackett Ltd (1111)

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From: World of Rare Books (Goring-by-Sea, WTSX, United Kingdom)

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About this Item: Hurst & Blackett Ltd, 1111. Condition: Good. 232 pages. No dust jacket. Black cloth boards. Tightly bound cream pages with moderate tanning and foxing to text block edge and endpapers. Moderately stained, blemished and soiled boards with rubbing, scuffing and surface wear. Moderate edge rubbing, scuffing and wear with light corner bumping. Light sunning to spine. Light lean to the spine. Seller Inventory # 1469723784NAT

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Oksana Kasenkina.

Published by Hurst & Blackett.

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From: Page After Page (Box Hill, VIC, Australia)

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About this Item: Hurst & Blackett. H/C with D/J, 22x14cm, 232 pages, d/j has been stuck to book and has bumped edges, previous owners name on inside cover, slight foxing to ledges. Seller Inventory # 54092

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Kasenkina, Oksana (Stepanova)

Published by Hurst & Blackett Ltd, London (1949)

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From: The Print Room (Lilley nr Luton, United Kingdom)

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About this Item: Hurst & Blackett Ltd, London, 1949. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Jacket by Ley Kenyon (illustrator). 1st Edition. First UK edition, first impression. Undated but assumed to be 1949-50, the date of publication of the American edition. Some edge wear and creasing to top and bottom of jacket and spine, corners rubbed, some spotting to page fore edges, not price clipped (12s 6d), no inscriptions, internally clean tight and square, overall a vg++ copy for its age. 232pp. The extraordinary story of Oksana Kasenkina's (1896-1960), leap from a window of the Soviet Consulate in New York 'to freedom'. On 31st July 1948 Oksana Kasenkina, a Soviet citizen and a teacher to the children of diplomats of the Soviet mission to the United Nations, appealed to the editor of a Russian language newspaper in New York City for refuge, and arrangements were made to take Kasenkina to Reed Farm in Valley Cottage, which was operated by the White Russian Tolstoy Foundation. Whilst at the Farm, strangely for an asylum seeker, Kasenkina wrote a letter to Soviet Consul General Jacob Lomakin ending 'I implore you, I implore you once more, don't let me perish here. I am without willpower'. Lomakin with vice consul Chepurnykh arrived at the farm. According to Tolstoy Foundation President Mrs. Alexandra Tolstaya, Kasenkina 'at her own free will' went with them to the consulate. Two days later Alexander Panyushkin, the Soviet ambassador, presented a letter of protest to the United States Department of State, alleging that Kasenkina had been kidnapped and held against her will by members of the Tolstoy Foundation. Vyacheslav Molotov handed a protest note to United States Ambassador to the Soviet Union Walter Bedell Smith, in which the accusations were repeated. Following the New York City press accusation that the Soviets were holding Kasenkina against her will, New York Supreme Court Justice Samuel Dickstein issued a writ of habeas corpus on Consul General Lomakin, demanding that he present Kasenkina the following day in court. The same day a Soviet consular official stated that Lomakin would not be presenting Kasenkina, and the following morning Ambassador Panyushkin presented the State Department with a note disputing the legalities of the writ under international law. A State Department legal adviser wrote to Governor of New York Thomas E. Dewey, outlining the Soviet complaints and urged Justice Dickstein to take the case under advisement. Shortly afterwards Justice Dickstein reserved decision in the proceedings. On the day of Dickstein's decision, 12th August, the affair took a different turn when Kasenkina jumped from the third story window of the East 61st Street consulate. Rescued by two police officers, she was brought to a hospital to be treated for injuries sustained in the fall. "Asked by a police detective why she had jumped, some six hours after the event, Kasenkina's reply indicated a stronger desire for deliverance than for asylum. Naturally, Kasenkina's memoir presented her as a heroic freedom seeker. The furore is supposed to have precipitated the Cold War. A scarce book. Seller Inventory # 006438

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