Fleur

Author: Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
Publisher: Piatkus
ISBN: 1405528990
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London, 1851: all the world flock to the Great Exhibition, where beautiful, independent Fleur Hamilton encounters the enigmatic Count Sergei Kirov. When they meet again in St Petersburg, she knows that her fate is entangled with this vibrant man, whom she cannot understand, and yet who stirs her like no other. But England and Russia are on the brink of war; Kirov is on the brink of a marriage of convenience; and Fleur finds herself trapped in an agonising triangle of passion and betrayal. From the magical splendours of St Petersburg to the peril and squalor of besieged Sebastopol, Fleur follows her love; and through danger and suffering seeks to unravel the mystery of Kirov's tragic past, and find her destiny.

Kirov

Author: John Schettler
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780984946525
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Kirov - Military Fiction (Naval) - Available Mar 15, 2012 The battlecruiser Kirov, is the most powerful surface combatant that ever put to sea. Built from the bones of all four prior Kirov Class battlecruisers, she is updated with Russia's most lethal weapons, given back her old name, and commissioned in the year 2020. A year later, with tensions rising to the breaking point between Russia and the West, Kirov is completing her final missile trials in the Arctic Sea when a strange accident transports her to another time. With power no ship in the world can match, much less comprehend, she must decide the fate of nations in the most titanic conflict the world has ever seen-WWII. The novel is an intensely focused naval saga, where the crew of the lost Russian battlecruiser must struggle to understand what has happened to them, and then make a choice that could be decisive in the outcome of the war-who's side are they on? The course of all future history rides in the balance! At this crucial time, Kirov finds herself just days and miles away from a secret summit at sea between Churchill and Roosevelt. On August 9, 1941, the two great leaders meet to plan cooperation in the war and lay down the Atlantic Charter, which decides the framework of post war power in the world and becomes the basis for the new United Nations and NATO. With the hindsight of history as their guide, Kirov races south toward the secret meeting place at Argentia Bay in Newfoundland. Even as she cruises for the Denmark strait, both Roosevelt and Churchill prepare to embark for the sea journey as well. The Royal Navy soon discovers what they believe to be a fearsome new German raider in the Norwegian Sea, and they join with America's Atlantic Fleet to bar the way and hunt down the most formidable surface action ship in the world. Kirov is by John Schettler, the award winning author of the Meridian time travel series, scheduled for a release in March 2012, by the Writing Shop Press. The book will be released on Amazon and Smashwords in popular eBook formats and sell for $4.99, and Lightning Source Trade paperback at $19.99. eBook: ISBN 978-0-9849465-1-8 - 390 Pages, about 180,000 words Trade Paperback: ISBN 978-0-9849465-2-5- 386Pages, about 180,000 words. For more information please visit www.writingshop.ws

Anna

Author: Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
Publisher: Piatkus
ISBN: 1405529008
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As Paris recoils under the turbulent political events of 1803, young English governess Anne Peters finds herself penniless, homeless and alone. But while France prepares for war she seizes the chance of escape, to a new life in the service of dashing Count Nikolai Kirov, and a new home in the glittering Russian city of St Petersburg. Thrown into the flamboyant and demanding circle of her new employer and his family, Anne moves between the city's splendour and the wild, untamed beauty of the Caucasus Mountains, and begins her transformation from Anne Peters into Anna Petrovna. But as Napoleon gathers his army for the final attack on Imperial Russia, Anna must prepare for a battle of the heart - her forbidden love for a man and a country she may never call her own.

Thor s Anvil

Author: John Schettler
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781537372877
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About Thor's Anvil - Book 26 in the Kirov seriesAn Alternate History of WWIIThe crew of Takami returns to the South Pacific to meet with Yamamoto, and now they must undertake a new operation. A daring raid into the Indian Ocean is planned, as the Japanese aim to capture the last British outposts on Ceylon. Lost in time, Anton Fedorov now confronts his moment of destiny in the lonesome village of Ilanskiy, and the decision he makes will decide the fate of the world he hopes to return to. Meanwhile, the Germans now drive to the city of Volgograd, cutting it off as their troops reach the Volga in the north. There, a vital bridge links Hitler's legions to those of Ivan Volkov, and the Germans mass their toughest Pioneers to attempt to break through at Rynok. Steiner is determined to storm this last Soviet bastion in the south, but Chuikov and Shumilov plot the stalwart Soviet defense that made this place an anvil of doom for Germany's fortunes in the war. As the elite German divisions strike one by one to hammer upon that anvil, General Zhukov unleashes his long awaited winter counteroffensive aimed at Kursk.

The Forever Spy

Author: Jeffrey Layton
Publisher: Pinnacle
ISBN: 0786037164
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A shocking disaster threatens to trigger a new Cold War . . . Deep beneath the ice-covered Arctic Ocean, a massive oil spill threatens destruction on an untold scale. Yuri Kirov, a former operative for the Russian Navy and an expert in state-of-the-art underwater vessels, is pressed into duty—America’s only hope at limiting the damage. When Yuri’s past is exposed by a turncoat spy, he is blackmailed into taking on a risky subsea espionage mission. With the future of his newly adopted country at risk—and his loved ones in the line of fire—Yuri must lead his crew into the iciest depths before tensions boil over—while an unseen enemy pushes both superpowers one step closer to the brink . . . Praise for the first Yuri Kirov thriller, The Good Spy “The excitement never stops . . . high adventure at its very best.”—Gayle Lynds “An explosive, high-stakes thriller that keeps you guessing.” —Leo J. Maloney “A page-turner with as much heart as brains.” —Dana Haynes “A fast-paced adventure that will take readers on a thrilling journey.” —Diana Chambers “Breathless entertainment.” —Tim Tigner

The Case of Comrade Tulayev

Author: Victor Serge
Publisher: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 1590174267
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One cold Moscow night, Comrade Tulayev, a high government official, is shot dead on the street, and the search for the killer begins. In this panoramic vision of the Soviet Great Terror, the investigation leads all over the world, netting a whole series of suspects whose only connection is their innocence—at least of the crime of which they stand accused. But The Case of Comrade Tulayev, unquestionably the finest work of fiction ever written about the Stalinist purges, is not just a story of a totalitarian state. Marked by the deep humanity and generous spirit of its author, the legendary anarchist and exile Victor Serge, it is also a classic twentieth-century tale of risk, adventure, and unexpected nobility to set beside Ernest Hemingway's For Whom the Bell Tolls and André Malraux's Man's Fate.

Theodore Roosevelt Quotes Facts

Author: Blago Kirov
Publisher: Blago Kirov
ISBN: 8892576593
Format: PDF
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This book is an anthology of quotes from Theodore Roosevelt and selected facts about Theodore Roosevelt. “The worst of all fears is the fear of living” “Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell 'am, 'Certainly I can!' Then get busy and find out how to do it.” “Americanism is a question of principle, of idealism, of character. It is not a matter of birthplace, or creed, or line of descent.” “If you've got them by the balls, their hearts and minds will follow.” “The government is us; WE are the government, you and I.” “Do what you can, where you are, with what you have.”

Red Storm Rising

Author: Tom Clancy
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780425101070
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When Moslem fundamentalists destroy a key Soviet oil complex, the Russians initiate a plan of diplomatic trickery for their seizure of Persian Gulf oil

Yezhov

Author: John Arch Getty
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300092059
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Head of the secret police from 1937 to 1938, N. I. Yezhov was a foremost Soviet leader during these years, second in power only to Stalin himself. Under Yezhov’s orders, millions of arrests, imprisonments, deportations, and executions were carried out. This book, based upon unprecedented access to Communist Party archives and Yezhov’s personal archives, looks into the life and career of the enigmatic man who administered Stalin’s Great Terror. J. Arch Getty and Oleg V. Naumov seek to answer a series of troubling questions. What kind of person calmly and efficiently sends thousands of innocent people to their deaths? What could prepare a man for such a role? How could a person whom acquaintances describe as friendly, pleasant, and even gallant carry out one of history’s most horrifying campaigns of terror? The authors uncover the full details of Yezhov’s rise to power and conclude that he was not merely Stalin’s tool but a skillful maneuverer in his own right. The historical documents provide a thorough portrait of Yezhov and reveal a man of fanatical dedication to his leader and his party--a man who became a willing murderer. Readers will find his story chilling, the more so in our own times, when the impulse to terror that engulfed Yezhov seems neither surprising nor unfamiliar.

Goodbye Piccadilly

Author: Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
Publisher: Sphere
ISBN: 0751556270
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In 1914, Britain faces a new kind of war. For Edward and Beatrice Hunter, their children, servants and neighbours, life will never be the same again. Perfect for fans of Downton Abbey and Barbara Taylor-Bradford. For David, the eldest, war means a chance to do something noble; but enlisting will break his mother's heart. His sister Diana, nineteen and beautiful, longs for marriage. She has her heart set on Charles Wroughton, son of Earl Wroughton, but Charles will never be allowed to marry a banker's daughter. Below stairs, Cook and Ada, the head housemaid, grow more terrified of German invasion with every newspaper atrocity story. Ethel, under housemaid, can't help herself when it comes to men and now soldiers add to the temptation; yet there's more to this flighty girl than meets the eye. The once-tranquil village of Northcote reels under an influx of khaki volunteers, wounded soldiers and Belgian refugees. The war is becoming more dangerous and everyone must find a way to adapt to this rapidly changing world. Goodbye Piccadilly is the first book in the War at Home series by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles, author of the much-loved Morland Dynasty novels. Set against the real events of 1914, Goodbye Piccadilly is extraordinary in scope and imagination and is a compelling introduction to the Hunter family.