books about: post-soviet
Command Authority (Jack Ryan)
The #1 New York Times -bestselling author and master of the modern day thriller returns with his All-Star team. There’s a new strong man in Russia but his rise to power is based on a dark secret hidden decades in the past. The solution to that mystery lies with a most unexpected source, President Jack Ryan.
A Constellation of Vital Phenomena: A Novel
New York Times Notable Book of the Year * Washington Post Top Ten Book of the Year In a small rural village in Chechnya, eight-year-old Havaa watches from the woods as Russian soldiers abduct her father in the middle of the night and then set fire to her home. When their lifelong neighbor Akhmed finds Havaa hiding in the forest with a strange blue suitcase, he makes a decision that will forever change their lives. He will seek refuge at ...
Cracking the AP U.S. History Exam, 2014 Edition (College Test Preparation)
THE PRINCETON REVIEW GETS RESULTS . Get all the prep you need to ace the AP U.S. History Exam with 2 full-length practice tests, thorough topic reviews, and proven techniques to help you score higher. Inside the Book: All the Practice & Strategies You Need • 2 full-length practice tests with detailed explanations • Step-by-step strategies & techniques for each section of the exam • In-depth reviews of key terms and concepts, ...
Barron's AP World History, 6th Edition
Barron's Educational Series
Fully revised, students will receive an in-depth preparation for the AP World History exam with: Revised strategies for answering all question types New unit short cut charts that help organize a better study plan Two full-length model exams with answer explanations A review of world history, from the foundations of civilization circa. 8000 B.C.E. to world cultures of the twenty-first century Reflects the 9 Historical Thinking Skills required ...
Russians: The People behind the Power
From former NPR Moscow correspondent Gregory Feifer comes an incisive portrait that draws on vivid personal stories to portray the forces that have shaped the Russian character for centuries-and continue to do so today. RUSSIANS explores the seeming paradoxes of life in Russia by unraveling the nature of its people: what is it in their history, their desires, and their conception of themselves that makes them baffling to the West? Using the ...
Little Failure: A Memoir
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER After three acclaimed novels, Gary Shteyngart turns to memoir in a candid, witty, deeply poignant account of his life so far. Shteyngart shares his American immigrant experience, moving back and forth through time and memory with self-deprecating humor, moving insights, and literary bravado. The result is a resonant story of family and belonging that feels epic and intimate and distinctly his own. Born Igor ...
Disinformation: Former Spy Chief Reveals Secret Strategies for Undermining Freedom, Attacking Religion, and ...
WND Books, 2013
The highest-ranking Soviet bloc intelligence official ever to defect to the West, Lt. Gen. Ion Mihai Pacepa is at it again.A quarter century ago, in his international bestseller Red Horizons, Pacepa exposed the massive crimes and corruption of his former boss, Romanian President Nicolae Ceausescu, giving the dictator a nervous breakdown and inspiring him to send assassination squads to the U.S. to find his former spy chief and kill him. They ...
The English Girl (Gabriel Allon)
Daniel Silva delivers another spectacular thriller starring Gabriel Allon, The English Girl . When a beautiful young British woman vanishes on the island of Corsica, a prime minister’s career is threatened with destruction. Allon, the wayward son of Israeli intelligence, is thrust into a game of shadows where nothing is what it seems...and where the only thing more dangerous than his enemies might be the truth… Silva’s work has ...
Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War
Robert M Gates
From the former secretary of defense, a strikingly candid, vividly written account of his experience serving Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Before Robert M. Gates received a call from the White House in 2006, he thought he’d left Washington politics behind: after working for six presidents in both the CIA and the National Security Council, he was happy in his role as president of Texas A&M ...
Things That Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes and Politics
From America’s preeminent columnist, named by the Financial Times the most influential commentator in the nation, the long-awaited collection of Charles Krauthammer’s essential, timeless writings. A brilliant stylist known for an uncompromising honesty that challenges conventional wisdom at every turn, Krauthammer has for decades dazzled readers with his keen insight into politics and government. His weekly column is a ...
Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Random House Trade Paperbacks
Nassim Nicholas Taleb, the bestselling author of The Black Swan and one of the foremost thinkers of our time, reveals how to thrive in an uncertain world. Just as human bones get stronger when subjected to stress and tension, and rumors or riots intensify when someone tries to repress them, many things in life benefit from stress, disorder, volatility, and turmoil. What Taleb has identified and calls “antifragile” is that category of ...
The Way of the Knife: The CIA, a Secret Army, and a War at the Ends of the Earth
Penguin Press HC, The
A Pulitzer Prizewinning reporter’s riveting account of the transformation of the CIA and America’s special operations forces into man-hunting and killing machines in the world’s dark spaces: the new American way of war The most momentous change in American warfare over the past decade has taken place away from the battlefields of Afghanistan and Iraq, in the corners of the world where large armies can’t go. The Way of the ...
The Untold History of the United States
A PEOPLE’S HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN EMPIRE In this riveting companion to their astonishing documentary series, which the Washington Post declared is “grounded in indisputable fact,” Academy Award–winning director Oliver Stone and renowned historian Peter Kuznick challenge prevailing orthodoxies to reveal the dark truth about the rise and fall of American imperialism.
Cracking the AP Human Geography Exam, 2014 Edition (College Test Preparation)
THE PRINCETON REVIEW GETS RESULTS . Get all the prep you need to ace the AP Human Geography Exam with 2 full-length practice tests, thorough topic reviews, and proven techniques to help you score higher. Inside the Book: All the Practice & Strategies You Need • 2 full-length practice tests with detailed explanations • Reviews of key AP Human Geography terms in every chapter • Easy-to-understand tables, charts, and maps • ...
The Day After Roswell
A landmark expose firmly grounded in fact, The Day After Roswell ends the decades-old controversy surrounding the mysterious crash of an unidentified aircraft at Roswell, New Mexico, in 1947. Backed by documents newly declassified through the Freedom of Information Act, Colonel Philip J. Corso (Ret.), a member of President Eisenhower's National Security Council and former head of the Foreign Technology Desk at the U.S. Army's Research & ...
Menachem Begin: The Battle for Israel's Soul
Reviled as a fascist by his great rival Ben-Gurion, venerated by Israel’s underclass, the first Israeli to win the Nobel Peace Prize, a proud Jew but not a conventionally religious one, Menachem Begin was both complex and controversial. Born in Poland in 1913, Begin was a youthful admirer of the Revisionist Zionist Ze’ev Jabotinsky and soon became a leader within Jabotinsky’s Betar movement. A powerful orator and mesmerizing public figure, ...
Graywolf Press, 2012
“Spufford cunningly maps out a literary genre of his own . . . Freewheeling and fabulous.” —The Times (London) Strange as it may seem, the gray, oppressive USSR was founded on a fairy tale. It was built on the twentieth-century magic called “the planned economy,” which was going to gush forth an abundance of good things that the lands of capitalism could never match. And just for a little while, in the heady years of the late ...
5 Steps to a 5 AP World History, 2014-2015 Edition (5 Steps to a 5 on the Advanced Placement Examinations ...
Get ready for your AP exam with this straightforward and easy-to-follow study guide, updated for all the latest exam changes! 5 Steps to a 5: AP World History features an effective, 5-step plan to guide your preparation program and help you build the skills, knowledge, and test-taking confidence you need to succeed. This fully revised edition covers the latest course syllabus and provides model tests that reflect the latest version of the ...
Saving Italy: The Race to Rescue a Nation's Treasures from the Nazis
Robert M. Edsel
W. W. Norton & Company
New York Times Bestseller "A poignant, fascinating story, bringing to life the soldier-scholars who saved Italy's treasures."—Evan Thomas, best-selling author of Ike’s Bluff and Sea of Thunder When Hitler’s armies occupied Italy in 1943, they also seized control of mankind’s greatest cultural treasures. As they had done throughout Europe, the Nazis could now plunder the masterpieces of the Renaissance, the treasures of the ...
The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money & Power
Deemed "the best history of oil ever written" by Business Week and with more than 300,000 copies in print, Daniel Yergin’s Pulitzer Prize–winning account of the global pursuit of oil, money, and power has been extensively updated to address the current energy crisis.
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