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THE BLACK RUSSIAN
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In Chicago and New York, he trained as a waiter. Moving to London and then across Europe, Frederick settled in color-blind Moscow, changing his name to Fyodor Fyodorovich Tomas. Eventually he became the owner of the open-air entertainment garden the Aquarium, which was filled with variety theaters and restaurants. After opening the acclaimed theater complex Maxim, he became a millionaire.
The Bolshevik Revolution forced him to flee to Odessa, and from there he barely escaped with his family to Constantinople. With no money, he managed to start over again. His adaptability and aptitude for creating restaurants and entertainment spaces against all odds made him rich again until his luck finally ran out, and his creditors caught up with him. Thrown into debtor’s prison, he died in Constantinople in 1928.
BINDING: Hard Cover Edition
SIZE: 9" x 6"
NO. PAGES: 304
LANGUAGE: English Text
REGULAR PRICE: $30.00 CAD
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