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The Wayfarers by [Tower, Stuart F.]
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Sixty spirited young men and women, marching across the face of an explosive 1904 Europe, brazenly flying an "enemy" flag through 1500 miles of decidedly hostile territory. Why are they asking for certain trouble? Why can't they go quietly, like the millions of others, in the dark of night, clandestinely crossing borders, hoping to make it alive to the great ports where steamships will ferry them to the golden land....America. Why? Because they are sworn to make their exodus a powerful statement....a loud and clear protest against the inhumane, deplorable conditions , the government-planned trade boycotts and resultant impoverishment, the increasing number of deadly pogroms, and above it all, the sheer hopelessness.

These indefatigable emigrants will encounter along the way every conceivable barrier and intervention: the military forces of Romania, the Austro-Hungarian Empire and the new Germany; small-town magistrates, xenophobic police and roving outlaw gangs of the most unsavory kind. Add to this formidable mix, Carpathian snow storms, impassable passes, episodes of forced labor, imprisonment and escape, unforeseen influences from their own people, then getting to ports on the North Sea is far from a romantic pleasure trek. Their courage, one-mindedness, resourcefulness, and the leadership of young Mordecai Anieloff and his chosen cadre, are all that they can rely upon to get them through.

These were the "Wayfarers of Birlad", the fusgeyers, those who went by foot, and their story is your story. It rightfully belongs to all of us whose plucky ancestors from all parts of the world experienced the good struggle to get to a better place, while ever-reluctant to talk about it. We and the generations ahead are the fortunate beneficiaries

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1374 KB
  • Print Length: 596 pages
  • Publisher: The Lighthouse Press, LLC (9 June 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) (May include reviews from Early Reviewer Rewards Program) 4.3 out of 5 stars 3 reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Good topic, execution not as effective 25 November 2013
By lawprof - Published on
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The topic was interesting, but the execution of the book was disappointing. Instead of writing this as a novel, the author should have just written it as non-fiction.
5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Epic Journey 1 November 2003
By Nancy M. Reimer - Published on
The Wayfarers is a captivating tale of the 'Fusgeyers'' remarkable trek from their native Romania to America. The story combines historical fact with fiction to bring the reader a vivid description of what the journey must have been like for the courageous individuals who were brave enough to seek a better life. I strongly recommend this book.
6 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars TEMPERS PATHOS WITH HUMOR. . .WILL BE A GREAT MOVIE! 26 October 2003
By Robert Stein - Published on
This heart-wrenching story is event-filled, exciting, historically accurate. From an attention-grabbing opening, through page after page, it holds you to the final paragraph. Author Stu Tower has taken it up a level with this, his third title: It's his best to date, is highly recommended! [Robert Stein, with six editions in print, including VENGEANCE EQUATION, and BLACK SAMARITAN.]