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Imperium
Ryszard Kapuscinski

Vintage, 1995

The Polish journalist whose The Soccer War and The Emperor are counted as classics of contemporary reportage now bears witness in Imperium to the disintegration of the Soviet Union. This magisterial book combines childhood memory with unblinking journalism, a radar for the truth with a keen appreciation of the absurd. Imperium begins with Ryszard Kapuscinski's account of the Soviet occupation of his town in eastern Poland in 1939. It ...
  
  











  



  
The Mosin-Nagant Rifle, 6th Edition (For collectors only)
Terence W. Lapin

North Cape Publications Inc, 2013

Although the Mosin-Nagant rifle was in use for more than sixty years by half the world's military forces, no book in the English language has ever traced its development and identified all its models and variations as manufactured around the world, including in the United States. No provided the part-by-part information needed by the collector and shooter. This is the first book in English, ever written about the Mosin-Nagant. It identifies ...
  
  











  



  
Eastern Approaches
Fitzroy MacLean

Penguin Global, 2004

This is the classic true adventure story of a man who by the pen, the sword and the diplomatic pouch influenced some of the most significant events of our era. Here Fitzroy Maclean recounts his extraordinary adventures in Soviet Central Asia, in the Western Desert, where he specialized in hair-raising commando-style raids behind enemy lines, and with Tito's partisans during the last months of the German occupation of Yugoslavia. An enthralling ...
  
  











  



  
Flight: The Complete History
R. G. Grant

DK Publishing, 2007

From the early pioneers to the latest spaceflight technology, this groundbreaking book charts the inspirational story behind humankind's conquest of the skies.
  
  











  



  
Cancer Ward
Alexander Solzhenitsyn

The Modern Library, 1995

Like Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn the hero, Oldg Kostoglotov, spent many years in labour camps and was eventually transferred to a cancer ward. This study of how people confront terminal illness is also a dissection of the "cancerous" Soviet police state.
  
  











  



  
Vodka Shot, Pickle Chaser: A true story of risk, corruption and self-discovery amid the collapse of the ...
David A. Kalis

Forward Motion Publishing, 2014

For David, graduating from college was a matter of course, but figuring out what to do next with his life turns into a paralyzing decision. On a whim, he decides to travel to the Soviet Union. His loose plans call for a thirty-day tour of Leningrad, but after finding himself caught up in the middle of a coup d’état that destabilizes the country, he ends up staying abroad for two and a half tumultuous years. From surviving perilous run-ins ...
  
  











  



  
Anya's Story
Julia Gousseva

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2014

Anya, a 17-year-old high school graduate, can't wait to marry her high school sweetheart and have a secure and stable life with him. Even when Russia is thrown into political turmoil and economic hardships, from food shortages and long grocery lines to exorbitant prices and late-night monetary reforms, Anya believes that love will persevere.   Then, life takes an unexpected turn, and Anya has to face deceit, betrayal, and humiliation from the ...
  
  











  



  
Stopped at Stalingrad: The Luftwaffe and Hitler's Defeat in the East, 1942-1943 (Modern War Studies)
Joel S. A. Hayward

University Press of Kansas, 1998

By the time Hitler declared war on the Soviet Union in 1941, he knew that his military machine was running out of fuel. In response, he launched Operation Blau, a campaign designed to protect Nazi oilfields in Rumania while securing new ones in the Caucasus. All that stood in the way was Stalingrad. Most accounts of the Battle of Stalingrad have focused on the dismal fate of the German Army. Joel Hayward now chronicles Luftwaffe operations ...
  
  











  



  
The Candy Bombers: The Untold Story of the Berlin Airlift and America's Finest Hour
Andrei Cherny

Putnam Adult, 2008

The masterfully told story of the unlikely men who came together to make the Berlin Airlift one of the great military and humanitarian successes of American history. On the sixtieth anniversary of the Berlin Airlift, Andrei Cherny tells a remarkable story with profound implications for the world today. In the tradition of the best narrative storytellers, he brings together newly unclassified documents, unpublished letters and diaries, and ...
  
  











  



  
Churchill By Himself: The Definitive Collection of Quotations

PublicAffairs, 2011

Winston Churchill (1874-1965) was one of the most inspiring leaders of the twentieth century, and one of its greatest wits. War reporter, Chancellor of the Exchequer, Prime Minister, Nobel Laureate, wordplay enthusiast, he was a powerful man of many
  
  











  



  
K Blows Top: A Cold War Comic Interlude Starring Nikita Khrushchev, America's Most Unlikely Tourist
Peter Carlson

PublicAffairs, 2009

Khrushchev’s 1959 trip across America was one of the strangest exercises in international diplomacy ever conducted—“a surreal extravaganza,” as historian John Lewis Gaddis called it. Khrushchev told jokes, threw tantrums, sparked a riot in a San Francisco supermarket, wowed the coeds in a home economics class in Iowa, and ogled Shirley MacLaine as she filmed a dance scene in Can-Can. He befriended and offended a cast of characters ...
  
  











  



  
The New American Empire
Rodrigue Tremblay

Infinity Publishing, 2004

What is behind the American-led war in Iraq? Has the long and uninterrupted march towards globalization and world economic interdependence reached a zenith and begun to regress? What will be the consequences for the United States and for the world? The author explains the fundamental shift that foreign and domestic policies have taken under George W. Bush, since September 11, 2001. Besides attempting to focus a critical light on the new ...
  
  











  



  
Cold Warriors: A Special Agent Dylan Kane Thriller Book #3 (Special Agent Dylan Kane Thrillers) (Volume 3)
J. Robert Kennedy

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2014

The country's best hope in defeating a forgotten Soviet weapon lies with Dylan Kane and the Cold Warriors who originally discovered it. While in Chechnya CIA Special Agent Dylan Kane stumbles upon a meeting between a known Chechen drug lord and a retired General once responsible for the entire Soviet nuclear arsenal. Money is exchanged for a data stick and the resulting transmission begins a race across the globe to discover just what was sold, ...
  
  











  



  
Prague: My Long Journey Home: A Memoir of Survival, Denial, and Redemption
Charles Ota Heller

AbbottPress, 2011

Author Charles Ota Heller's early childhood in Czechoslovakia was idyllic, but his safe and happy world didn't last long, Three years after his birth, Germany forced an occupation of his country; afterward, most of his young life consisted of running and hiding. His life, just like those of the other youths who lived in Europe during the late 1930s and early 1940s, was shaped forever by the dangers, horrors, and unsettling events he experienced. ...
  
  











  



  
A Place Far Away
Vahan Zanoyan

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013

Lara Galian is a hauntingly beautiful sixteen-year-old from a poor village in Armenia. In a newly independent country, corrupt oligarchs have unprecedented power and considerable leeway to act above the law. When the ruthless Sergei Ayvazian approaches Lara’s father with an offer to manage her through a wonderful and successful modeling career, her father refuses and is subsequently murdered. A month later, Lara’s mother accepts the offer ...
  
  











  



  
Sharia Versus Freedom: The Legacy of Islamic Totalitarianism
Andrew G. Bostom

Prometheus Books, 2012

Author Andrew G. Bostom expands upon his two previous groundbreaking compendia, The Legacy of Jihad and The Legacy of Islamic Antisemitism , with this collection of his own recent essays on Sharia - Islamic law. The book elucidates, unapologetically, Sharia's defining Islamic religious principles and the consequences of its application across space and time, focusing upon contemporary illustrations. A wealth of unambiguous evidence is ...
  
  











  



  
We Are Here: Memories of the Lithuanian Holocaust
Ellen Cassedy

University of Nebraska Press, 2012

Winner of the 2013 National Book Prize from Grub Street, the 2013 Towson Prize for Literature, the Silver Medal for History from the 2012 ForeWord Book of the Year Awards, the 2013 Prakhin International Literary Foundation Award, and the 2013-14 Best Book Award from the Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies. Shortlisted for the 2014 Saroyan Prize. Ellen Cassedy's longing to recover the Yiddish she'd lost with her mother's death ...
  
  











  



  
Credentialed to Destroy: How and Why Education Became a Weapon
Robin S Eubanks

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013

Credentialed to Destroy: How and Why Education Became a Weapon provides the necessary information to confront what is intended to be a wholesale transformation of the US economy and our society without any of our consent. Author and attorney Robin S. Eubanks lays out what was supposed to remain hidden until it was too late to stop the sought 'irreversible change.' She tells us: If Education is a means to an End, what is the Real Vision for ...
  
  











  



  
Operation Shakespeare: The True Story of an Elite International Sting
John Shiffman

Simon & Schuster, 2014

On today’s high-tech battlefields, the most lethal weapons are not the big ones, but rather the ones that are small enough to be smuggled inside a pack of chewing gum. Microchips. Gyroscopes. Radar-cloaking and night-vision technology. Developed and manufactured in the United States at extraordinary cost, these tiny weapons of war—which can guide missiles, see through walls, and trigger anything from a wireless IED to a nuclear weapon—are ...
  
  











  



  
What are the Seven Wonders of the World?: And 100 Other Great Cultural Lists--Fully Explicated
Peter D'Epiro, Mary Desmond Pinkowish

Anchor, 1998

Can you name...Newton's 3 laws of motion?The 4 horsemen of the Apocalypse?The 5 pillars of Islam? The 6 wives of Henry VIII?The 7 kinds of plane triangles? The 8 Beatitudes?If you're not sure about the answers to the above, this is the book for you. A compendium of 101 culturally significant particulars from the fields of mythology, religion, literature, history, science, mathematics, art, and music, What Are the 7 Wonders of the World? is a ...
  
  











  








   



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