books about: post-soviet
Prague: My Long Journey Home A Memoir of Survival, Denial, and Redemption
Charles Ota Heller
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. ...
Flight: The Complete History
R. G. Grant
From the early pioneers to the latest spaceflight technology, this groundbreaking book charts the inspirational story behind humankind's conquest of the skies.
Last Battle: The Classic History of the Battle for Berlin
Simon & Schuster
THE CLASSIC ACCOUNT OF THE FINAL OFFENSIVE AGAINST HITLER'S THIRD REICH The Battle for Berlin was the culminating struggle of World War II in the European theater, the last offensive against Hitler's Third Reich, which devastated one of Europe's historic capitals and marked the final defeat of Nazi Germany. It was also one of the war's bloodiest and most pivotal battles, whose outcome would shape international politics for decades to come. ...
Ethnicity and Family Therapy: Second Edition
Mcgoldrick Et Al.
This widely used clinical resource and text was among the first to demonstrate the crucial significance of a family's cultural system in therapeutic work. Chapters are designed to enhance the cultural competance of clinicians working with members of over 40 different ethnic groups in the United States, including families of European, Latino, Asian, African, Middle Eastern, and Native American heritage. Ethnic profiles and case studies are ...
The Mosin-Nagant Rifle, 5th Edition (For collectors only)
Terence W. Lapin
North Cape Publications Inc
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 ...
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 ...
Churchill by Himself: The Definitive Collection of Quotations
Never give in!” Winston Churchill is famous for admonishing: This is the lesson: never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never.” What most people don’t know is that when he said this he was addressing not a nation facing the threat of invasion, but a roomful of schoolboys at his old school. A powerful, persuasive speaker and notorious wit, Churchill is one of the twentieth century’s most oft-quoted leadersand one ...
The New American Empire
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 ...
Journey into the Whirlwind
Both witness to and victim of Stalin’s reign of terror, a courageous woman tells the story of her harrowing eighteen-year odyssey through Russia’s prisons and labor camps. Translated by Paul Stevenson and Max Hayward. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book
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 ...
Zumwalt: The Life and Times of Admiral Elmo Russell "Bud" Zumwalt, Jr.
“Painstakingly researched and crafted, Larry Berman’s Zumwalt is a compelling and rich portrait of one of the nation’s great patriots.” —Walter Anderson, former editor and CEO of Parade Zumwalt is a compelling portrait of the controversial military man who is widely regarded as the founder of the modern U.S. Navy, Admiral Elmo Russell “Bud” Zumwalt. Chief of Naval Operations during the decades-long Cold War crisis, Zumwalt ...
Russia at War: 1941-1945
In this widely acclaimed history of a country at war, Alexander Werth unfolds in startling human terms the story of the Russian people and their leaders in the Soviet conflict with the Nazis from the disasters of the Second World War to the beginnings of the Cold War. Himself an eyewitness to the shattering historical drama he vividly records, Werth offers an intensely detailed chronicle of the events that exceeded in savagery and hatred any ...
The Tunguska Mystery (Astronomers' Universe)
The summer of 1908 witnessed the arrival of an unknown space body and an explosion over the Tunguska forest in Central Siberia that could have flattened any major city on Earth. Most people think that the Tunguska event was explained long ago by scientists who study meteorites - that it was either a stony meteorite or the icy core of a comet. But these assumptions are not so tenable as their supporters would like to think. The Tunguska ...
Korolev: How One Man Masterminded the Soviet Drive to Beat America to the Moon
How One Man Masterminded the Soviet Drive Beat America to the Moon. "Fascinating . . . packed with technical and historical detail for the space expert and enthusiast alike . . . Great stuff!"-New Scientist "In this exceptional book, James Harford pieces together a most compelling and well-written tale. . . . Must reading."-Space News. "Through masterful research and an engaging narrative style, James Harford gives the world its first ...
What Are the Seven Wonders of the World? and 100 Other Great Cultural Lists--Fully Explicated
Mary Desmond Pinkowish
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 ...
The Second World War, Volume 4: The Hinge of Fate
Winston S. Churchill
From uninterrupted defeat to almost unbroken success: a year when Rommel is gradually thrown back in North Africa, and in the Pacific the tide turns.
Army Officer's Guide: 49th
Keith E. Bonn
The essential professional reference for Army officers for over 70 years completely updated with all current information needed by officers of all ranks and branches. This is the definitive guide of what the Army expects from its officers in leadership, technical skills, and character, and what every officer-junior or experienced-needs to know to succeed in the 21st-century Army. Packed full of information on duty performance, ...
Dark Waters: An Insider's Account of the NR-1, the Cold War's Undercover Nuclear Sub
New American Library
Operating alone and unarmed on the bottom of the sea, the U.S. Navy's smallest nuclear-powered submarine is one of its biggest weapons. Tied up at a pier, the boat with the bright orange sail looks absolutely minuscule, innocent and out of place beside its big brothers, the fleet's huge missile-carrying and attack submarines, but it can dive deeper, stay down for a month, and accomplish missions far beyond the capabilities of any of them. The ...
Family of Shadows: A Century of Murder, Memory, and the Armenian American Dream
Garin K. Hovannisian
Combining the historical urgency of The Burning Tigris , the cultural sweep of Middlesex , and the psychological complexity of Bending Toward the Sun, Garin K. Hovannisian's Family of Shadows is a searing history of Armenia, realized through the lives of three generations of a single family. In Family of Shadows , Hovannisian traces the arc of his family's changing relationship to its motherland, from his great-grandfather's flight to ...
Walking on Ice: An American Businessman in Russia
Frederick R. Andresen
Everything is difficult and everything is possible! "Walking on Ice is MANDATORY reading for all who contemplate a tour of duty whether government or business in Russia or who have worked there... it brings back memories and reality...one cannot put it down. With insight, understanding, and a rare degree of humor, Fred Andresen tells us about working with the Russians." Richard Weden, General Director, American Express Russia. 1995 to 2004 ...
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