The Bronze Horseman

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Paullina Simons
  • ISBN : 0061739715
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Number of Pages : 832
  • Readers : 4319

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The golden skies, the translucent twilight, the white nights, all hold the promise of youth, of love, of eternal renewal. The war has not yet touched this city of fallen grandeur, or the lives of two sisters, Tatiana and Dasha Metanova, who share a single room in a cramped apartment with their brother and parents. Their world is turned upside down when Hitler's armies attack Russia and begin their unstoppable blitz to Leningrad. Yet there is light in the darkness. Tatiana meets Alexander, a brave young officer in the Red Army. Strong and self-confident, yet guarding a mysterious and troubled past, he is drawn to Tatiana—and she to him. Starvation, desperation, and fear soon grip their city during the terrible winter of the merciless German siege. Tatiana and Alexander's impossible love threatens to tear the Metanova family apart and expose the dangerous secret Alexander so carefully protects—a secret as devastating as the war itself—as the lovers are swept up in the brutal tides that will change the world and their lives forever.

The Crossroads of Should and Must

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  • Category : Self-Help
  • Author : Elle Luna
  • ISBN : 0761184201
  • Publisher : Workman Publishing Company
  • Number of Pages : 176
  • Readers : 5227

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Who hasn’t asked the question “How can I find and follow my true calling?” Elle Luna frames this moment as “standing at the crossroads of Should and Must.” “Should” is what we feel we ought to be doing, or what is expected of us. “Must” is the thing we dream of doing, our heart’s desire. And it was her own personal journey that inspired Elle Luna to write a brief online manifesto that, in a few short months, has touched hundreds of thousands of people who’ve read it or heard Elle speak on the topic. Now Ms. Luna expands her ideas into an inspirational, highly visual gift book for every recent graduate, every artist, every seeker, every career changer. The Crossroads of Should and Must has a universal message—we get to choose the path between Should and Must. And it gives every reader permission to embrace this message. It’s about the difference between jobs, careers, and callings. The difference between going to work and becoming one with your work. Why knowing what you want is often the hardest part. It gives eye-opening techniques for reconnecting with one’s inner voice, like writing your own obituary (talk about putting life in perspective). It talks about the most common fears of choosing Must over Should—money, time, space, and the ultimate fear: total vulnerability—and shores up our hesitation with inspiring stories of and quotes from the artists and writers and thinkers who’ve faced their own crossroads of Should and Must and taken the leap. It explains the importance of mistakes, of “unlearning,” of solitude, of keeping moving, of following a soul path. Presented in four chapters—The Crossroads, The Origin of Should, Must, and The Return—inspired by the hero’s journey outlined by Joseph Campbell, The Crossroads of Should and Must guides us from the small moment, discovering our Must, to the big moment—actually doing something about it, and returning to share our new gifts with the world.

Russia under Western Eyes

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  • Category : History
  • Author : Martin E Malia
  • ISBN : 0674040481
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Number of Pages : 529
  • Readers : 8331

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: A dazzling work of intellectual history by a world-renowned scholar, spanning the years from Peter the Great to the fall of the Soviet Union, this book gives us a clear and sweeping view of Russia not as an eternal barbarian menace but as an outermost, if laggard, member in the continuum of European nations.

The Glass Castle

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  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Author : Jeannette Walls
  • ISBN : 1416550607
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Number of Pages : 304
  • Readers : 2092

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: MORE THAN EIGHT YEARS ON THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER LIST The extraordinary, one-of-a-kind, “nothing short of spectacular” (Entertainment Weekly) memoir from one of the world’s most gifted storytellers. The Glass Castle is a remarkable memoir of resilience and redemption, and a revelatory look into a family at once deeply dysfunctional and uniquely vibrant. When sober, Jeannette’s brilliant and charismatic father captured his children’s imagination, teaching them physics, geology, and how to embrace life fearlessly. But when he drank, he was dishonest and destructive. Her mother was a free spirit who abhorred the idea of domesticity and didn’t want the responsibility of raising a family. The Walls children learned to take care of themselves. They fed, clothed, and protected one another, and eventually found their way to New York. Their parents followed them, choosing to be homeless even as their children prospered. The Glass Castle is truly astonishing—a memoir permeated by the intense love of a peculiar but loyal family. The memoir was also made into a major motion picture from Lionsgate in 2017 starring Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, and Naomi Watts.

Death of the Leaping Horseman

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  • Category : History
  • Author : Jason D. Mark
  • ISBN : 1461750865
  • Publisher : Stackpole Books
  • Number of Pages : 560
  • Readers : 6576

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Revised edition of a rare account of a German armored division in combat at the epic Battle of Stalingrad. Day-by-day story of the 24th Panzer Division's savage fighting in the streets of Stalingrad in 1942 Eyewitness accounts from participants reveal the brutality of this battle Photos from official archives, private collections, and veterans--most of them never seen before Used copies of the out-of-print earlier edition sell for more than $900 A treasure trove for historians, buffs, modelers, and wargamers

The Things We Keep

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Sally Hepworth
  • ISBN : 146685264X
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Number of Pages : 352
  • Readers : 6798

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: With huge heart, humor, and a compassionate understanding of human nature, Sally Hepworth delivers a page-turning novel about the power of love to grow and endure even when faced with the most devastating of obstacles. You won’t forget The Things We Keep. Anna Forster is only thirty-eight years old, but her mind is slowly slipping away from her. Armed only with her keen wit and sharp-eyed determination, she knows that her family is doing what they believe to be best when they take her to Rosalind House, an assisted living facility. But Anna has a secret: she does not plan on staying. She also knows there's just one another resident who is her age, Luke. What she does not expect is the love that blossoms between her and Luke even as she resists her new life. As her disease steals more and more of her memory, Anna fights to hold on to what she knows, including her relationship with Luke. Eve Bennett, suddenly thrust into the role of single mother to her bright and vivacious seven-year-old daughter, finds herself putting her culinary training to use at Rosalind house. When she meets Anna and Luke, she is moved by the bond the pair has forged. But when a tragic incident leads Anna's and Luke's families to separate them, Eve finds herself questioning what she is willing to risk to help them. Eve has her own secrets, and her own desperate circumstances that raise the stakes even higher.

The Book of Lost Things

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : John Connolly
  • ISBN : 1416542752
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Number of Pages : 352
  • Readers : 9610

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: New York Times bestselling author John Connolly's unique imagination takes readers through the end of innocence into adulthood and beyond in this dark and triumphantly creative novel of grief and loss, loyalty and love, and the redemptive power of stories. High in his attic bedroom, twelve-year-old David mourns the death of his mother. He is angry and alone, with only the books on his shelf for company. But those books have begun to whisper to him in the darkness, and as he takes refuge in his imagination, he finds that reality and fantasy have begun to meld. While his family falls apart around him, David is violently propelled into a land that is a strange reflection of his own world, populated by heroes and monsters, and ruled over by a faded king who keeps his secrets in a mysterious book... The Book of Lost Things. An imaginative tribute to the journey we must all make through the loss of innocence into adulthood, John Connolly's latest novel is a book for every adult who can recall the moment when childhood began to fade, and for every adult about to face that moment. The Book of Lost Things is a story of hope for all who have lost, and for all who have yet to lose. It is an exhilarating tale that reminds us of the enduring power of stories in our lives.

Children of Liberty

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Paullina Simons
  • ISBN : 0007484038
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Number of Pages : 432
  • Readers : 1180

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: From Paullina Simons who brought you the unforgettable The Bronze Horseman comes the much-anticipated Children of Liberty.

The Odyssey

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Homer
  • ISBN : Not Available
  • Publisher : Prabhat Prakashan
  • Number of Pages : 451
  • Readers : 4528

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The Bronze-Iron Age of Indonesia

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  • Category : Architecture
  • Author : H.R. Heekeren
  • ISBN : 9401509093
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Number of Pages : 108
  • Readers : 2399

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The art of metal casting was imported into Indonesia, but its peoples mastered the secrets of metallurgy, and applied these, in ways often original and unique, to create their own distinctive civilisation of the Bronze-Iron Age. In this handbook, which is a sequal to my The Stone Age of Indo nesia, I have endeavoured to assemble a comprehensive picture of the Indonesian Bronze-Iron Age from the results of excavations, innumerable stray finds in museums, and various studies scattered among numerous scientific journals and periodicals (often difficult to obtain). The resulting picture can, of course, be a tentative one only, valid until many more scientific excavations have taken place. I have added a bibliography, as complete as it was possible to assemble. The completion of this summary of the Prehistory of Indonesia has been assisted by a grant-in-aid from the Wenner Gren Foundation "The Viking Fund", New York. I am grateful to Mr. Basoeki and Mr. Soebokastowo for the drawings of Figures 1, 11, 12, 13, 22 and 16, 23, 24, 25 respectively. Figures 2-10 and 15 were drawn by the well-known artist, the late Mas Pirngadie, and are here published for the first time, with the generous permission of the Board of Directors of the "Bataviaasch Genootschap van Kunsten en Wetenschappen", Djakarta. I am deeply grateful to my brother-in-law, Mr. J. H. Reiseger of Kempston, Bedfordshire, for so willingly undertaking the translation of the Dutch text into English.

WAR AND PEACE (Aylmer & Louise Maude's Translation)

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Leo Tolstoy
  • ISBN : 8027234700
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Number of Pages : 1456
  • Readers : 2531

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This eBook edition of "WAR AND PEACE (Aylmer & Louise Maude's Translation)" has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. War and Peace is regarded as one of the central works of world literature and was first published in its entirety in 1869. The novel charts the history of the French invasion of Russia, and the impact of the Napoleonic era on Tsarist society, through the stories of five Russian aristocratic families. Time magazine ranked War and Peace third in its poll of the 10 greatest books of all time. This complete English version translated by Louise and Aylmer Maude was originally published in 1922. The Maudes are classical translators of Leo Tolstoy who worked directly with the author and gained his personal endorsement. This edition includes all 15 books + the first and second epilogue along with reminiscences. Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy or Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910) was a Russian writer who is regarded as one of the greatest authors of all time. Born to an aristocratic Russian family in 1828, he is best known for the novels War and Peace (1869) and Anna Karenina (1877) which are often cited as pinnacles of realist fiction. He also wrote plays and numerous philosophical essays.

Tatiana and Alexander

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Paullina Simons
  • ISBN : 0007370075
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Number of Pages : 640
  • Readers : 9692

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: A powerful story of grief, hope and an epic love, from the Russian-born author of internationally bestselling novels, TULLY and ROAD TO PARADISE.

Bellagrand

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Paullina Simons
  • ISBN : 0007493746
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Number of Pages : 576
  • Readers : 8718

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The passionate love story that led to The Bronze Horseman.

The Horse, the Wheel, and Language

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  • Category : Social Science
  • Author : David W. Anthony
  • ISBN : 1400831105
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Number of Pages : 568
  • Readers : 5933

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Roughly half the world's population speaks languages derived from a shared linguistic source known as Proto-Indo-European. But who were the early speakers of this ancient mother tongue, and how did they manage to spread it around the globe? Until now their identity has remained a tantalizing mystery to linguists, archaeologists, and even Nazis seeking the roots of the Aryan race. The Horse, the Wheel, and Language lifts the veil that has long shrouded these original Indo-European speakers, and reveals how their domestication of horses and use of the wheel spread language and transformed civilization. Linking prehistoric archaeological remains with the development of language, David Anthony identifies the prehistoric peoples of central Eurasia's steppe grasslands as the original speakers of Proto-Indo-European, and shows how their innovative use of the ox wagon, horseback riding, and the warrior's chariot turned the Eurasian steppes into a thriving transcontinental corridor of communication, commerce, and cultural exchange. He explains how they spread their traditions and gave rise to important advances in copper mining, warfare, and patron-client political institutions, thereby ushering in an era of vibrant social change. Anthony also describes his fascinating discovery of how the wear from bits on ancient horse teeth reveals the origins of horseback riding. The Horse, the Wheel, and Language solves a puzzle that has vexed scholars for two centuries--the source of the Indo-European languages and English--and recovers a magnificent and influential civilization from the past.

Puskin and his Sculptural Myth

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  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Author : Roman Jakobson
  • ISBN : 3110890038
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Number of Pages : 92
  • Readers : 3500

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The Book of the Courtier

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  • Category : History
  • Author : Baldassare Castiglione
  • ISBN : 0486122409
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Number of Pages : 470
  • Readers : 7129

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: An insider's view of court life during the Renaissance, here is the handiwork of a 16th-century diplomat who was called upon to resolve the differences in a war of etiquette among the Italian nobility.

Last Olympian, The (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 5)

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Rick Riordan
  • ISBN : 1423131991
  • Publisher : Disney Electronic Content
  • Number of Pages : 416
  • Readers : 6928

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: All year the half-bloods have been preparing for battle against the Titans, knowing the odds of victory are grim. Kronos's army is stronger than ever, and with every god and half-blood he recruits, the evil Titan's power only grows. While the Olympians struggle to contain the rampaging monster Typhon, Kronos begins his advance on New York City, where Mount Olympus stands virtually unguarded. Now it's up to Percy Jackson and an army of young demigods to stop the Lord of Time.

The Tiger Catcher (End of Forever)

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Paullina Simons
  • ISBN : 0007441665
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Number of Pages : 576
  • Readers : 5880

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The first novel in a beautiful, heartbreaking new saga from Paullina Simons, the international bestselling author of Tully and The Bronze Horseman.

Concerning the Spiritual in Art

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  • Category : Art
  • Author : Wassily Kandinsky
  • ISBN : 048613248X
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Number of Pages : 96
  • Readers : 1246

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Pioneering work by the great modernist painter, considered by many to be the father of abstract art and a leader in the movement to free art from traditional bonds. 12 illustrations.

Lone Star

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Paullina Simons
  • ISBN : 0007441649
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Number of Pages : 640
  • Readers : 4612

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Lone Star is another unforgettable love story from the best-selling author of Tully and The Bronze Horseman.

The Summer Garden

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Paullina Simons
  • ISBN : 0062087975
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Number of Pages : 752
  • Readers : 9262

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The epic and monumental love story Paullina Simons began with her adored international bestseller The Bronze Horseman comes to a breathtaking conclusion. The Summer Garden is the third volume in Simons’s magnificent trilogy—a Russian Thorn Birds—which follows a love that survived the terrible siege of Leningrad during World War Two, a heartbreaking separation and a glorious reunion in America, only to be supremely tested by the hatred, fear, and uncertainty of the Cold War. You will never forget the lovers Tatiana and Alexander and their story of enduring love and commitment, and you will cherish every moment spent in The Summer Garden.

Eleven Hours

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Paullina Simons
  • ISBN : 0007397313
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Number of Pages : 304
  • Readers : 3221

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: A compelling, heartrending tale of a woman in danger and the man who’s desperate to find her, from the internationally bestselling author of TULLY and ROAD TO PARADISE

The Imperial Sublime

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  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Author : Harsha Ram
  • ISBN : 0299181936
  • Publisher : Univ of Wisconsin Press
  • Number of Pages : 320
  • Readers : 9333

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The Imperial Sublime examines the rise of the Russian empire as a literary theme simultaneous with the evolution of Russian poetry between the 1730s and 1840—the century during which poets defined the main questions facing Russian literature and society. Harsha Ram shows how imperial ideology became implicated in an unexpectedly wide range of issues, from formal problems of genre, style, and lyric voice to the vexed relationship between the poet and the ruling monarch.

The Brave Cowboy

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Edward Abbey
  • ISBN : 0795317514
  • Publisher : Rosetta Books
  • Number of Pages : 322
  • Readers : 2096

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: A cowboy takes on the forces of twentieth century tyranny in a tale by “the Thoreau of the American West” that became the classic film Lonely Are the Brave (Larry McMurtry, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Lonesome Dove). A rugged individualist and sometime ranch hand, Jack Burns has no love for the modern world. He is a man out of time, riding his horse through a Southwestern landscape corrupted by concrete, shopping centers, and superhighways. A stubborn loner, he lives by a personal moral code that often sets him at odds with contemporary society. And he wouldn’t have it any other way. When Jack’s brazen attempt to free a jailed friend fails, the “anarchist cowboy” becomes an outlaw overnight. Suddenly he and his chestnut mare are racing toward the New Mexican high country with the state police, the military, and the FBI in hot pursuit. His private war against authority has reached a dangerous new level. But if the powerful forces aligning against him think that Jack is going to go quietly, they’ve got another think coming. The Houston Chronicle called Edward Abbey “a fresh breath from the farther reaches and canyons of the diminishing frontier.” The bestselling author of The Monkey Wrench Gang delivers a stirring tribute to individualism and the vanishing American hero. Brought to the big screen in 1962 as Lonely Are the Brave—a major motion picture starring Kirk Douglas and Walter Matthau—The Brave Cowboy is a moving and thought-provoking fable of the modern American West.

Red Leaves

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Paullina Simons
  • ISBN : 0007396686
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Number of Pages : 448
  • Readers : 6703

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: From the internationally bestselling author of The Bronze Horseman, the tale of an Ivy League campus devastated by the intractable mystery at the heart of a student’s death

The Impossible Journey

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Gloria Whelan
  • ISBN : 0061975834
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Number of Pages : 256
  • Readers : 9249

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: One Russian night in 1934, Marya and Georgi's parents disappear. Despite high risks, Katya and Misha had spoken against the government. The children, alone and desperate, fear the worst. Will they ever see their parents again? But all it takes is one crumpled letter to give Marya and Georgi hope and send them on a dangerous mission to reunite their family. They must steal away in the dark of night, escape the city, and find passage to the great Siberian wilderness. And even then, if they succeed in getting away, their journey will have only just begun. In this companion novel to her breathtaking Russian epic Angel on the Square, National Book Award winning author Gloria Whelan takes readers on a remarkable journey that is both perilous and transforming.

The Image of the Enemy

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  • Category : Political Science
  • Author : Paul Maddrell
  • ISBN : 1626162409
  • Publisher : Georgetown University Press
  • Number of Pages : 312
  • Readers : 2226

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Intelligence agencies spend huge sums of money to collect and analyze vast quantities of national security data for their political leaders. How well is this intelligence analyzed, how often is it acted on by policymakers, and does it have a positive or negative effect on decision making? Drawing on declassified documents, interviews with intelligence veterans and policymakers, and other sources, The Image of the Enemy breaks new ground as it examines how seven countries analyzed and used intelligence to shape their understanding of their main adversary. The cases in the book include the Soviet Union's analysis of the United States (and vice versa), East Germany's analysis of West Germany (and vice versa), British intelligence in the early years of the Troubles in Northern Ireland, Israeli intelligence about the Palestinians, Pakistani intelligence on India, and US intelligence about Islamist terrorists. These rivalries provide rich case studies for scholars and offer today’s analysts and policymakers the opportunity to closely evaluate past successes and failures in intelligence analysis and the best ways to give information support to policymakers. Using these lessons from the past, they can move forward to improve analysis of current adversaries and future threats.

The 25 Issues that Shape American Politics

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  • Category : Political Science
  • Author : Michael Kryzanek,Ann K. Karreth
  • ISBN : 1317224868
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Number of Pages : 410
  • Readers : 8035

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This book is organized to examine the major subjects taught in American politics through the lens of twenty-five hot button issues affecting American politics and policy today. These key issues reflect the ideas, principles, concerns, fears, morals, and hopes of the American people. The authors argue that these issues are the heart and soul of the American political system, serving as the basis for the disagreements that drive citizens, public servants, and elected officials into action. Features of this Innovative Text Examines 25 issues in light of the 2016 presidential election and beyond. Up-to-date chapters reflect important developments in the arenas of money and politics, immigration, health care, race relations and civil rights, gun control, and gay rights in particular. Includes international coverage with recent and ongoing events surrounding Iran, Syria, Israel and Palestine, and China. A chapter on Russia puts recent developments in Syria, Ukraine, Crimea, and the "near abroad" in context with US foreign policy.

The Russian Dilemma

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  • Category : History
  • Author : Gordon M. Hahn
  • ISBN : 1476644349
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Number of Pages : 470
  • Readers : 9704

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: From the end of the Mongol Empire to today, Russian history is a tale of cultural, political, economic and military interaction with Western powers. The depth of this relationship has created a geopolitical dilemma: Russia has persistently been both attracted to and at odds with Western ideas and technological development, which have tended to threaten Russia's sense of identity and create destabilizing divisions within society. Simultaneously, deepening involvement in Western international affairs brought meddling in Russian domestic politics and military invasion. This book examines how the centuries-old Western threat has shaped Russia's political and strategic structures, creating a culture of security rooted in vigilance against Western influence and interference.

Literary Urban Studies and How to Practice It

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  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Author : Jason Finch
  • ISBN : 100046752X
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Number of Pages : 272
  • Readers : 2386

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Literary Urban Studies and How to Practice It is the first textbook in literary urban studies (LUS). It illuminates and investigates this exciting field, which has grown since the humanities’ ‘spatial turn’ of the 1990s and 2000s. The book introduces city literature, urban methods of reading, classics in LUS and new directions in the field. It outlines the located qualities of literary narratives, texts and events through three units. First, the concept of the city and the main methods and terms needed as tools for investigating city literatures are introduced. A second section, ordered historically, shows how notions like pre-modern, realist, modernist, postcolonial and planetary actually work in nuanced explorations of actual writers, texts and places. The third unit covers literary urban modes: fictional and non-fictional prose in multiple genres; poetry and the idea of the city; dramatic city representation and the theatre as urban place. Multiple key categories of place are explored: the sacred spaces of religion; entry points such as railway stations and junctions; residential areas such as the ‘slum’, suburb and mass housing district; hubs of publishing and performance; categories of city such as the port and resort. In each chapter key terms, reflection questions and tasks labelled ‘Research It’ support reference and learning. Some Research It tasks enable readers to enter new areas of LUS by engaging with neighbouring disciplines like human geography, cultural history, sociology and urban studies. Others equip users by sharpening particular skills of writing or documentation. A thorough glossary of key terms and concepts aids the reader. Literary Urban Studies and How to Practice It is designed for application to literatures and cities in any period and part of the world. Armed with it, humanities researchers at any career stage can develop their interdisciplinary skills and ability to participate in activism and public debates while becoming specialised in LUS. The book is a gateway to practicing LUS and spatial literary research.

The 'Russian' Civil Wars, 1916-1926

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  • Category : History
  • Author : Jonathan Smele
  • ISBN : 0190613211
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Number of Pages : 464
  • Readers : 3074

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This volume offers a comprehensive and original analysis and reconceptualisation of the compendium of struggles that wracked the collapsing Tsarist empire and the emergent USSR, profoundly affecting the history of the twentieth century. Indeed, the reverberations of those decade-long wars echo to the present day - not despite, but because of the collapse of the Soviet Union, which re-opened many old wounds, from the Baltic to the Caucasus. Contemporary memorialising and 'de-memorialising' of these wars, therefore form part of the book's focus, but at its heart lie the struggles between various Russian political and military forces which sought to inherit and preserve, or even expand, the territory of the tsars, overlain with examinations of the attempts of many non-Russian national and religious groups to divide the former empire. The reasons why some of the latter were successful (Poland and Finland, for example), while others (Ukraine, Georgia and the Muslim Basmachi) were not, are as much the author's concern as are explanations as to why the chief victors of the 'Russian' Civil Wars were the Bolsheviks. Tellingly, the work begins and ends with battles in Central Asia - a theatre of the 'Russian' Civil Wars that was closer to Mumbai than it was to Moscow.

Identity and Foreign Policy

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  • Category : Political Science
  • Author : Eiki Berg,Piret Ehin
  • ISBN : 1317119118
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Number of Pages : 216
  • Readers : 8976

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Baltic-Russian relations have been complicated and tense since the collapse of the USSR and the restoration of Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian independence. Although Baltic accession to the European Union (EU) has created a new international context for interstate relations in the region, enlargement did not bring about the much hoped for improvement in Baltic-Russian relations. This case-study-rich volume examines links between identity, memory politics and foreign policy. It analyzes and explains developments in Baltic-Russian relations after both NATO and EU enlargement, focusing on the incompatibility of Baltic and Russian post-Soviet national identity constructions and the manifestations of this underlying antagonism in bilateral relations and on the broader European and international arena. Built on the constructivist perspective in international relations, this volume provides a coherent and illuminating account of the dynamics of Baltic-Russian relations after NATO and EU enlargement. Combining policy-relevant analysis with theoretical insights, it will meet the needs of academics and students of foreign policy, EU external relations and international relations more generally.

Tsar and Sultan

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  • Category : History
  • Author : Victor Taki
  • ISBN : 0857728032
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Number of Pages : 320
  • Readers : 1320

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Tsar and Sultan offers a unique insight into Russian Orientalism as the intellectual force behind Russian-Ottoman encounters. Through war diaries and memoirs, accounts of captivity and diplomatic correspondences, Victor Taki's analysis of military documents demonstrates a crucial aspect of Russia's discovery of the Orient based on its rivalry with the Ottoman Empire. Narratives depicting the brutal realities of Russian-Turkish military conflicts influenced the Orientalisation of the Ottoman Empire. In turn, Russian identity was built as the counter-image to the demonised Turk. This book explains the significance of Russian Orientalism on Russian identity and national policies of westernisation. Students of both European and Middle East studies will appreciate Taki's unique approach to Russian-Turkish relations and their influence on Eurasian history.

Beyond Eastern Noir

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  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Author : Anna Estera Mrozewicz
  • ISBN : 1474418120
  • Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
  • Number of Pages : 256
  • Readers : 1954

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Explores how the elite Pilgrims Society attempted to influence Anglo-American relations

Imagined Empires

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  • Category : History
  • Author : Dimitris Stamatopoulos
  • ISBN : 9633861780
  • Publisher : Central European University Press
  • Number of Pages : 316
  • Readers : 4961

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The Balkans offer classic examples of how empires imagine they can transform themselves into national states (Ottomanism) and how nation-states project themselves into future empires (as with the Greek “Great Idea” and the Serbian “Načertaniye”). By examining the interaction between these two aspirations this volume sheds light on the ideological prerequisites for the emergence of Balkan nationalisms. With a balance between historical and literary contributions, the focus is on the ideological hybridity of the new national identities and on the effects of “imperial nationalisms” on the emerging Balkan nationalisms. The authors of the twelve essays reveal the relation between empire and nation-state, proceeding from the observation that many of the new nation-states acquired some imperial features and behaved as empires. This original and stimulating approach reveals the imperialistic nature of so-called ethnic or cultural nationalism.

Care or Neglect?

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  • Category : Social Science
  • Author : Laszlo Bartosiewicz,Erika Gal
  • ISBN : 1785708902
  • Publisher : Oxbow Books Limited
  • Number of Pages : 328
  • Readers : 3687

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: "The method of Formgeschichte seeks to help in answering the historical questions as to the nature and trustworthiness of our knowledge of Jesus, and also in solving a theological problem properly so-called. It shows in what way the earliest testimony about Jesus was interwoven with the earliest testimony about the salvation which had appeared in Jesus Christ. Thereby it attempts to emphasise and illuminate the chief elements of the message upon which Christianity was founded." From the Author's Preface Ably translated by Bertram Lee Woolf, this is the classic exposition of the German school of theology known as Formgeschichte or the criticism of literary form, which through literary and historical analysis seeks to understand the origins of the traditions of the New Testament, and in so doing bring to light the original intentions and interests of those earliest traditions.

Inhabiting the Promised Land

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  • Category : History
  • Author : Margreet L. Steiner
  • ISBN : 1789253330
  • Publisher : Oxbow Books
  • Number of Pages : 128
  • Readers : 9160

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: For many people it is clear: the actions and beliefs of Ancient Israel are described in the Bible. The stories about its peoples and kings, struggles and wars, deities and shrines, are supposed to have been told and retold throughout the ages and recorded in ancient archives. At a certain moment in time these stories have been assembled in the Bible which becomes history. However, from the 19th century at least, scholars have doubted the historical reliability of many biblical stories, and archaeological research has hardly been able to confirm their historicity. The aim of this book is to describe the often-complicated relationship between archaeology and the Bible. It is not a book on `biblical archaeology’, and archaeology is not used to illustrate the biblical stories, let alone to prove that the Bible is right. On the contrary, it focuses on the information that archaeology can provide of the lives and beliefs of the ancient peoples that inhabited the land in which the Bible was written, and on the question of how this information relates to the biblical stories. It aims at providing some examples of how this interplay of archaeology and biblical stories works, and how to interpret the discrepancy that may exist between the results of archaeological research and the biblical narrative. It thus offers an introduction into the field from the standpoint of an archaeologist. The book is intended for the general public, and will also be of interest to biblical scholars, historians and teachers, as well as archaeologists in other fields. It differs from the average non-scholarly book on this subject in that it is more personal, more eclectic, more archaeological. Reviews of the Dutch edition praise the passionate style and the way it focuses on the scientific process of researching problems, instead of on finding answers and presenting the solution.

Russian Approaches to International Law

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  • Category : Law
  • Author : Lauri Mälksoo
  • ISBN : 019103469X
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Number of Pages : 290
  • Readers : 6214

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This book addresses a simple question: how do Russians understand international law? Is it the same understanding as in the West or is it in some ways different and if so, why? It answers these questions by drawing on from three different yet closely interconnected perspectives: history, theory, and recent state practice. The work uses comparative international law as starting point and argues that in order to understand post-Soviet Russia's state and scholarly approaches to international law, one should take into account the history of ideas in Russia. To an extent, Russian understandings of international law differ from what is considered the mainstream in the West. One specific feature of this book is that it goes inside the language of international law as it is spoken and discussed in post-Soviet Russia, especially the scholarly literature in the Russian language, and relates this literature to the history of international law as discipline in Russia. Recent state practice such as the annexation of Crimea in 2014, Russia's record in the UN Security Council, the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights, prominent cases in investor-state arbitration, and the creation of the Eurasian Economic Union are laid out and discussed in the context of increasingly popular 'civilizational' ideas, the claim that Russia is a unique civilization and therefore not part of the West. The implications of this claim for the future of international law, its universality, and regionalism are discussed.

Notos Öykü 87 - Sınırlar Geçişler Dönüşümler

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  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Author : Kolektif
  • ISBN : Not Available
  • Publisher : Notos Kitap Yayıncılık Eğitim Danışmanlık ve Sanal Hizmetler Tic. Ltd. Şti.
  • Number of Pages : 144
  • Readers : 7298

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Notos’un Bu Sayısını Murat Gülsoy Hazırladı SINIRLAR GEÇİŞLER DÖNÜŞÜMLER • Kazuo Ishiguro ile söyleşi: “Belki bizler de yalnızca verilere ve algoritmalara indirgenebiliriz.” • Şükrü Erbaş: Şiirin Oluşumunda İnsan Psikolojisinin Yaslandığı Kaynaklar Notos her yıl bir sayısını bir yazar editöre teslim ediyor ve onun editörlüğünü koşulsuz kabul ediyor. Notos’un bu yılki konuk editörü Hayalet Gemi dergisinin mutfağında yer almış olan romancı, öykücü, akademisyen Murat Gülsoy. Konu başlığını Sınırlar Geçişler Dönüşümler olarak belirleyen Murat Gülsoy, sunuş yazısında, “Edebiyatın ve sanatın en önemli işlevi özgürlüğümüzün sınırlarını genişletmektir. Yazar kendi bedeni ve yaşamı üzerinde deneyler yaparken okurlar da bu deneylere tanık olmanın dönüştürücü gücüne sahip olurlar. Amaç daha özgür, daha eşitlikçi, daha iyi bir dünyada yaşamaktır” diyor. Dosyada Murat Gülsoy, Zeynep Uysal, Jale Parla, Sema Kaygusuz, Deniz Aktan Küçük, Selen Erdoğan, Burcu Alkan, Merve Şen, Kemal Varol, Mehmet Fatih Uslu, Fatih Altuğ, Enis Batur ve Birgül Oğuz’un yazıları; Ayfer Tunç ve Hikmet Hükümenoğlu’nun öyküleri; Virginia Elena Patrone, Onur Aşkın, Özge Ekmekçioğlu ve Buse Ustaoğlu’nun desenleri yer alıyor. Notos’un bu sayısında Nobel ödüllü yazar Kazuo Ishiguro ile son romanı Klara ile Güneş, teknoloji ve pandemi dönemindeki okuma alışkanlıkları üstüne bir söyleşi yer alıyor. Aganta bölümünde günümüz edebiyat dünyasına ve güncel kitaplara dair yazılarıyla Fatih Balkış, Esin Akşar, Gökhan Yavuz Demir, Pınarnaz Eren, Aslı İdil Kaynar ve Alper Güngör var. Bir Yazarın Seçtikleri bölümünde Mehmet Fırat Pürselim okunmasını zorunlu gördüğü kitapları, Ersan Üldes ise en çok etkilendiği yazarı nedenleriyle birlikte Notos’a anlatıyor. Nazlı Kırcı ve Berkam M. Şimşek kısa sorulara kısa yanıtlarla kendi yazarlık serüvenlerini ve yayımlanan son kitaplarını anlatıyor. Foto-Yazı bölümünde Yusuf Sevinçli’nin fotoğrafını Kâmil Erdem kısa bir anlatıyla yorumluyor. Kitaplık bölümünde Esra Ertan, Ebru Ojen’in Lojman adlı romanını, Banu Yıldıran Genç, Sezen Ünlüönen’in İmtiyaz adlı romanını, Şenay Eroğlu Aksoy ise Ayşe Özlem İnci’nin ilk öykü kitabı Yerin Dibinden Geliyorum’u inceliyor. Notos’un bu sayısında öyküleriyle yer alan yazarlar: Vladimir Sorokin, Deniz Eldam, Yeliz Akıncılar, Fatma Nuran Avcı, Yapıncak Gürerk, Burak Alıcı, İrem Üreten, Özge Özden, Vildan Külahlı Tanış, Serap Karakuş Besi. Notos Temmuz-Ağustos 2021, 87 #NotosKitap #NotosÖyküDergisi