Paul Avrich was Professor of Russian History and Anarchism at Queens College. Before his death, Avrich asked his daughter, writer Karen Avrich, to complete his final work. Sasha and Emma: The Anarchist Odyssey of Alexander Berkman and Emma Goldman (Harvard University Press, $35.00) is the result of their collaboration. In 1889 two Russian immigrants, Emma Goldman and Alexander Berkman, met in a coffee shop on the Lower East Side. Over the next fifty years Emma and Sasha would be fast friends, fleeting lovers, and loyal comrades. The dual biography offers an unprecedented glimpse into their intertwined lives and the lasting influence of the anarchist movement they shaped.