Reviews

The Accidental Anarchist is a profound testament to the power of faith, and to the continued survival of the Jewish people.”

Elie Wiesel

“…A remarkable story of a remarkable character by a remarkable writer.”

Bel Kaufman, author of Up the Down Staircase (and granddaughter of Sholem Aleichem)

“The Accidental Anarchist is the true story of Jacob Marateck, but it reads and feels like a great novel. In fact, as I raced through Jacob’s adventures, I realized that no Hollywood screenwriter could ever invent such an extraordinary tale. A soldier in the Russo-Japanese war, Marateck, with a great eye for detail, manages to infuse every image and incident with his own unique optimism and an inspirational Jewish world view.”

Robert J. Avrech, Emmy Award-winning Hollywood screenwriter, author of The Hebrew Kid and the Apache Maiden.

“A splendid, highly-recommended companion piece for secondary- and college-level students confronting the late-19th and early-20th century pivotal point in modern world history. This book will captivate students, drawing them well away from their ordinary preoccupations, and the fluff of comfortable living. It is an extension of the heart of ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT, the soul of searing Gulag writings, and the pathos and futility of CATCH-22–suffused at every turn with the grit and wit of mendicant Judaism.”

Herman Mast III, Emeritus, Department of History, University of Connecticut