Blowing up Russia by Alexander Litvinenko

Blowing up Russia
  • Title : Blowing up Russia
  • Author : Alexander Litvinenko
  • Publisher : Gibson Square Books
  • ISBN Code : 9781908096234
  • Pages : 320
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  • Language : English
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Based on the author's 20 years of insider's knowledge of Russian spy campaigns, this title describes how the successor of the KGB fabricated terrorist attacks and launched war to have the unknown Putin - the author's former superior at the Russian secret service elected with a landslide victory.


Blowing Up Russia by I͡Uriĭ Felʹshtinskiĭ

Blowing Up Russia
  • Title : Blowing Up Russia
  • Author : I͡Uriĭ Felʹshtinskiĭ
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Death of a Dissident by Alex Goldfarb,Marina Litvinenko

Death of a Dissident
  • Title : Death of a Dissident
  • Author : Alex Goldfarb,Marina Litvinenko
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 1471103013
  • Pages : 416
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  • Language : English
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The first reports seemed absurd. A Russian dissident, formerly an employee of the KGB and its successor, the FSB, had seemingly been poisoned in a London hotel. As Alexander Litvinenko's condition worsened, however, and he was transferred to hospital and placed under armed guard, the story took a sinister turn. On 23 November 2006, Litvinenko died, apparently from polonium-210 radiation poisoning. He himself, in a dramatic statement from his deathbed, accused his former employers at the Kremlin of being responsible for his murder. Who was Alexander Litvinenko? What had happened in Russia since the end of the Cold War to make his life there untenable, and even in severe jeopardy in Britain? How did he really die, and who killed him? In his spokesman and close friend, Alex Goldfarb, and widow Marina, we have two people who know more than anyone about the real Sasha Litvinenko, and about his murder. Their riveting book sheds astonishing light not just on these strange and troubling events but also on the biggest crisis in relations with Russia since the fall of the Berlin Wall.


From Russia with Blood by Heidi Blake

From Russia with Blood
  • Title : From Russia with Blood
  • Author : Heidi Blake
  • Publisher : Mulholland Books
  • ISBN Code : 9780316417242
  • Pages : 336
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  • Language : English
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The untold story of how Russia refined the art and science of targeted assassination abroad -- while Western spies watched in horror as their governments failed to guard against the threat They thought they had found a safe haven in the green hills of England. They were wrong. One by one, the Russian oligarchs, dissidents, and gangsters who fled to Britain after Vladimir Putin came to power dropped dead in strange or suspicious circumstances. One by one, their British lawyers and fixers met similarly grisly ends. Yet, one by one, the British authorities shut down every investigation--and carried on courting the Kremlin. The spies in the riverside headquarters of MI6 looked on with horror as the scope of the Kremlin's global killing campaign became all too clear. And, across the Atlantic, American intelligence officials watched with mounting alarm as the bodies piled up, concerned that the tide of death could spread to the United States. Those fears intensified when a one-time Kremlin henchman was found bludgeoned to death in a Washington, D.C. penthouse. But it wasn't until Putin's assassins unleashed a deadly chemical weapon on the streets of Britain, endangering hundreds of members of the public in a failed attempt to slay the double agent Sergei Skripal, that Western governments were finally forced to admit that the killing had spun out of control. Unflinchingly documenting the growing web of death on British and American soil, Heidi Blake bravely exposes the Kremlin's assassination campaign as part of Putin's ruthless pursuit of global dominance-and reveals why Western governments have failed to stop the bloodshed. The unforgettable story that emerges whisks us from London's high-end night clubs to Miami's million-dollar hideouts, ultimately rendering a bone-chilling portrait of money, betrayal, and murder, written with the pace and propulsive power of a thriller. Based on a vast trove of unpublished documents, bags of discarded police evidence, and interviews with hundreds of insiders, this heart-stopping international investigation uncovers one of the most important--and terrifying--geopolitical stories of our time.


Lenin and His Comrades by N.A

Lenin and His Comrades
  • Title : Lenin and His Comrades
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher : Enigma Books
  • ISBN Code : 9781936274154
  • Pages : 450
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  • Language : English
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What was the real impact and significance of the October Revolution of 1917? This avowedly revisionist interpretation by a major Russian dissident seeks to place Lenin and those around him in the proper perspective. Since the takeover of Russia was the result of a coup d’état by a tiny minority of criminals that Yuri Felshtinsky doesn’t hesitate to call gangsters, the Communist regime was doomed from the start. Yuri Felshtinsky received a PhD in history from Rutgers University. His books include The Failure of the World Revolution (1991), Blowing up Russia (with Alexander Litvinenko, 2007), and The Corporation: Russia and the KGB in the Age of President Putin (with Vladimir Pribylovsky, 2008). He lives near Boston, Massachusetts.


A Very Expensive Poison by Luke Harding

A Very Expensive Poison
  • Title : A Very Expensive Poison
  • Author : Luke Harding
  • Publisher : Guardian Faber Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 9781783350933
  • Pages : 432
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  • Language : English
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1 November 2006. Alexander Litvinenko is brazenly poisoned in central London. Twenty two days later he dies, killed from the inside. The poison? Polonium; a rare, lethal and highly radioactive substance. His crime? He had made some powerful enemies in Russia. Based on the best part of a decade's reporting, as well as extensive interviews with those closest to the events (including the murder suspects), and access to trial evidence, Luke Harding's A Very Expensive Poison is the definitive inside story of the life and death of Alexander Litvinenko. Harding traces the journey of the nuclear poison across London, from hotel room to nightclub, assassin to victim; it is a deadly trail that seemingly leads back to the Russian state itself. Harding argues that Litvinenko's assassination marked the beginning of the deterioration of Moscow's relations with the west and a decade of geo-political disruptions--from the war in Ukraine, a civilian plane shot down, at least 7,000 dead, two million people displaced and a Russian president's defiant rejection of a law-based international order. With Russia's covert war in Ukraine and annexation of the Crimea, Europe and the US face a new Cold War, but with fewer certainties. This is a shocking real-life revenge tragedy with corruption and subterfuge at every turn, and walk-on parts from Russian mafia, the KGB, MI6 agents, dedicated British coppers, Russian dissidents. At the heart of this all is an individual and his family torn apart by a ruthless crime.


Blowing Up Russia by Alexander Litvinenko

Blowing Up Russia
  • Title : Blowing Up Russia
  • Author : Alexander Litvinenko
  • Publisher : ReadHowYouWant.com
  • ISBN Code : 145873160X
  • Pages : 516
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  • Language : English
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Butterfly ballots, balky machines, absentee ballot scandals, felons voting, Supreme Court intervention - all these made headlines during the infamous 2000 Florida recount. Could it happen again in this year's presidential election? The answer is yes, because not much has changed to improve our election systems, while both major parties are poised on a hair trigger to file lawsuits and challenge any close statewide vote. The issues may boil down to whether the margin of victory in any state exceeds the ''margin of litigation. John Fund offers a guided tour of our error-prone election systems, which nearly half of Americans say they don't trust. When some states have systems so flawed that you can't tell where incompetence ends and possible fraud begins, it isn't surprising that scandals have ranged from rural Texas to big cities such as Milwaukee and St. Louis. Fund dissects some anomalies of Florida 2000 and analyzes the bitterly protracted election for governor of Washington State in 2004. He spotlights the perils of ''provisional ballots, the flaws of the ''Motor Voter law that has allowed people to get absentee ballots for phantom voters, and the shady registration drives of the radical group ACORN. Meanwhile, the simple safeguard of a photo ID requirement is fiercely resisted on specious claims that it would disenfranchise poor and minority voters. Stealing Elections presents a chilling portrait of electoral vulnerability, as a combination of bureaucratic bungling and ballot rigging put our democracy at risk.


The KGB's Poison Factory by Boris Volodarsky

The KGB's Poison Factory
  • Title : The KGB's Poison Factory
  • Author : Boris Volodarsky
  • Publisher : Frontline Books
  • ISBN Code : 1848325428
  • Pages : 288
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  • Language : English
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In late November 2006 the world was shaken by the ruthless assassination in London of Alexander Litvinenko, a former Lt Col of the Russian security service (FSB). The murder was the most notorious crime committed by the Russian intelligence on foreign soil in over three decades. The author, Boris Volodarsky, who was consulted by the Metropolitan Police during the investigation and remains in close contact with Litvinenko’s widow, is a former Russian military intelligence officer and an international expert in special operations. His narrative reveals that since 1917 – beginning with Lenin and his Cheka – the Russian security services have regularly carried out bespoke poisoning operations all over the world to eliminate the enemies of the Kremlin. The author proves that the Litvinenko’s poisoning is just one episode in the chain of murders that continues until the present day. Some of these assassinations or attempted assassinations are already known, others are revealed here for the first time. Uniquely Volodarsky has had a personal involvement in almost every each of the 20 cases, from the radioactive thallium poisoning of the Soviet defector Nikolai Khokhlov in Frankfurt in September 1957 to the ricin ‘umbrella murder’ of the Bulgarian dissident Georgi Markov in London in 1978. "Here, for the fan of murder thrillers and modern history alike, is a cracking good read. In brilliant light we see what lay for nearly a century behind the London polonium poisoning of British citizen Alexander Litvinenko, former Russian. It was just one recent hit by the world's most prolific serial killer -- the Russian state. With original research guided by his insider's eye and scholarly care, Boris Volodarsky recounts scores of murders. Assassination emerges as state policy, as institutionalized bureacracy, as day-to-day routine, as laboratory science, as a branch of medicine researching ways not to stave off death but to deliver it in apparently innocent or accidental forms, and as engineering technology, devising ever-new devices to meet each new requirement, from umbrella tips and cigarette cases and rolled-up newspapers -- to Litvinenko's teacup." Tennent H. Bagley, former CIA chief of Soviet Bloc counterintelligence.


Blow-Up in Nonlinear Equations of Mathematical Physics by Maxim Olegovich Korpusov,Alexey Vital'evich Ovchinnikov,Alexey Georgievich Sveshnikov,Egor Vladislavovich Yushkov

Blow-Up in Nonlinear Equations of Mathematical Physics
  • Title : Blow-Up in Nonlinear Equations of Mathematical Physics
  • Author : Maxim Olegovich Korpusov,Alexey Vital'evich Ovchinnikov,Alexey Georgievich Sveshnikov,Egor Vladislavovich Yushkov
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • ISBN Code : 3110602075
  • Pages : 344
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  • Language : English
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The present book carefully studies the blow-up phenomenon of solutions to partial differential equations, including many equations of mathematical physics. The included material is based on lectures read by the authors at the Lomonosov Moscow State University, and the book is addressed to a wide range of researchers and graduate students working in nonlinear partial differential equations, nonlinear functional analysis, and mathematical physics. Contents Nonlinear capacity method of S. I. Pokhozhaev Method of self-similar solutions of V. A. Galaktionov Method of test functions in combination with method of nonlinear capacity Energy method of H. A. Levine Energy method of G. Todorova Energy method of S. I. Pokhozhaev Energy method of V. K. Kalantarov and O. A. Ladyzhenskaya Energy method of M. O. Korpusov and A. G. Sveshnikov Nonlinear Schrödinger equation Variational method of L. E. Payne and D. H. Sattinger Breaking of solutions of wave equations Auxiliary and additional results


Lenin, Trotsky, Germany and the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk by Yuri Felshtinsky

Lenin, Trotsky, Germany and the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk
  • Title : Lenin, Trotsky, Germany and the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk
  • Author : Yuri Felshtinsky
  • Publisher : Russell Enterprises Incorporated
  • ISBN Code : 9781936490486
  • Pages : 352
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  • Language : English
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The Treaty that Ended the World Revolution.For decades, historians have been trying to understand why the "world communist revolution” that broke out in Europe in 1917-1919 in the wake of the horror of the First World War ended in defeat. The overthrow of the Russian monarchy in March 1917 and the Bolshevik coup eight months later was followed by the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk, a separate peace between Russia and the Central Powers, with unprecedented annexations and reparations.Vladimir Lenin called for the conclusion of a separate peace with Germany. Nikolai Bukharin called for immediate revolutionary war. Lev Trotsky adhered to a middle position, which has entered history under the slogan "neither peace nor war.” What is clear is that by forming a separate peace with Germany and her allies in order to stabilize Soviet rule in Russia, Lenin's government delivered a stab in the back to the German socialist revolution.As a result, by 1919, the Soviet government, headed by Lenin, had survived in Russia, and it became the global center of the Communist International movement. Join scholar and noted Russian historian Yuri Felshtinsky as he examines existing and newly discovered source material for a fresh look at this pivotal turning point in world history.


A Very Expensive Poison by Luke Harding

A Very Expensive Poison
  • Title : A Very Expensive Poison
  • Author : Luke Harding
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 1350152765
  • Pages : 128
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  • Language : English
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A shocking assassination in the heart of London. In a bizarre mix of high-stakes global politics and radioactive villainy, a man pays with his life. At this time of global crises and a looming new Cold War, A Very Expensive Poison sends us careering through the shadowy world of international espionage from Moscow to Mayfair. Lucy Prebble (Enron, The Effect) brings a shocking story to the stage, adapted from the book by Luke Harding, with an astute mix of real events, vaudeville and thriller. This edition was published to coincide with the World Premiere at the Old Vic Theatre, London, in 2019.


In the Shadow of Revolution by Sheila Fitzpatrick,Yuri Slezkine

In the Shadow of Revolution
  • Title : In the Shadow of Revolution
  • Author : Sheila Fitzpatrick,Yuri Slezkine
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780691019482
  • Pages : 443
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  • Language : English
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Asked shortly after the revolution about how she viewed the new government, Tatiana Varsher replied, "With the wide-open eyes of a historian." Her countrywoman, Zinaida Zhemchuzhnaia, expressed a similar need to take note: "I want to write about the way those events were perceived and reflected in the humble and distant corner of Russia that was the Cossack town of Korenovskaia." What these women witnessed and experienced, and what they were moved to describe, is part of the extraordinary portrait of life in revolutionary Russia presented in this book. A collection of life stories of Russian women in the first half of the twentieth century, In the Shadow of Revolution brings together the testimony of Soviet citizens and émigrés, intellectuals of aristocratic birth and Soviet milkmaids, housewives and engineers, Bolshevik activists and dedicated opponents of the Soviet regime. In literary memoirs, oral interviews, personal dossiers, public speeches, and letters to the editor, these women document their diverse experience of the upheavals that reshaped Russia in the first half of this century. As is characteristic of twentieth-century Russian women's autobiographies, these life stories take their structure not so much from private events like childbirth or marriage as from great public events. Accordingly the collection is structured around the events these women see as touchstones: the Revolution of 1917 and the Civil War of 1918-20; the switch to the New Economic Policy in the 1920s and collectivization; and the Stalinist society of the 1930s, including the Great Terror. Edited by two preeminent historians of Russia and the Soviet Union, the volume includes introductions that investigate the social historical context of these women's lives as well as the structure of their autobiographical narratives.


Information Theory by Imre Csiszár,János Körner

Information Theory
  • Title : Information Theory
  • Author : Imre Csiszár,János Körner
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • ISBN Code : 1483281574
  • Pages : 460
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  • Language : English
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Information Theory: Coding Theorems for Discrete Memoryless Systems presents mathematical models that involve independent random variables with finite range. This three-chapter text specifically describes the characteristic phenomena of information theory. Chapter 1 deals with information measures in simple coding problems, with emphasis on some formal properties of Shannon’s information and the non-block source coding. Chapter 2 describes the properties and practical aspects of the two-terminal systems. This chapter also examines the noisy channel coding problem, the computation of channel capacity, and the arbitrarily varying channels. Chapter 3 looks into the theory and practicality of multi-terminal systems. This book is intended primarily for graduate students and research workers in mathematics, electrical engineering, and computer science.


Darkness at Dawn by David Satter

Darkness at Dawn
  • Title : Darkness at Dawn
  • Author : David Satter
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780300105919
  • Pages : 314
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  • Language : English
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Recounting in detail the development of a new era of repression, the author examines the fraudulent investment schemes, massive corruption & the intrusion of organized crime that has led to criminal involvement at every level of Russian society & administration.


The Consolidation of Dictatorship in Russia by Joel M. Ostrow,Georgiĭ Satarov,Irina Khakamada

The Consolidation of Dictatorship in Russia
  • Title : The Consolidation of Dictatorship in Russia
  • Author : Joel M. Ostrow,Georgiĭ Satarov,Irina Khakamada
  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • ISBN Code : 9780313345944
  • Pages : 168
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  • Language : English
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Explains why democratization failed in Russia, argues that the country is most accurately described as a dictatorship, and examines the likely future development as Putin's second term draws to a close.


At the Abyss by Thomas Reed

At the Abyss
  • Title : At the Abyss
  • Author : Thomas Reed
  • Publisher : Presidio Press
  • ISBN Code : 0307414620
  • Pages : 384
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  • Language : English
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“The Cold War . . . was a fight to the death,” notes Thomas C. Reed, “fought with bayonets, napalm, and high-tech weaponry of every sort—save one. It was not fought with nuclear weapons.” With global powers now engaged in cataclysmic encounters, there is no more important time for this essential, epic account of the past half century, the tense years when the world trembled At the Abyss. Written by an author who rose from military officer to administration insider, this is a vivid, unvarnished view of America’s fight against Communism, from the end of WWII to the closing of the Strategic Air Command, a work as full of human interest as history, rich characters as bloody conflict. Among the unforgettable figures who devised weaponry, dictated policy, or deviously spied and subverted: Whittaker Chambers—the translator whose book, Witness, started the hunt for bigger game: Communists in our government; Lavrenti Beria—the head of the Soviet nuclear weapons program who apparently killed Joseph Stalin; Col. Ed Hall—the leader of America’s advanced missile system, whose own brother was a Soviet spy; Adm. James Stockwell—the prisoner of war and eventual vice presidential candidate who kept his terrible secret from the Vietnamese for eight long years; Nancy Reagan—the “Queen of Hearts,” who was both loving wife and instigator of palace intrigue in her husband’s White House. From Eisenhower’s decision to beat the Russians at their own game, to the “Missile Gap” of the Kennedy Era, to Reagan’s vow to “lean on the Soviets until they go broke”—all the pivotal events of the period are portrayed in new and stunning detail with information only someone on the front lines and in backrooms could know. Yet At the Abyss is more than a riveting and comprehensive recounting. It is a cautionary tale for our time, a revelation of how, “those years . . . came to be known as the Cold War, not World War III.” From the Hardcover edition.


The Return of the Russian Leviathan by Sergei Medvedev

The Return of the Russian Leviathan
  • Title : The Return of the Russian Leviathan
  • Author : Sergei Medvedev
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN Code : 150953606X
  • Pages : 250
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  • Language : English
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Russia’s relationship with its neighbours and with the West has worsened dramatically in recent years. Under Vladimir Putin’s leadership, the country has annexed Crimea, begun a war in Eastern Ukraine, used chemical weapons on the streets of the UK and created an army of Internet trolls to meddle in the US presidential elections. How should we understand this apparent relapse into aggressive imperialism and militarism? In this book, Sergei Medvedev argues that this new wave of Russian nationalism is the result of mentalities that have long been embedded within the Russian psyche. Whereas in the West, the turbulent social changes of the 1960s and a rising awareness of the legacy of colonialism have modernized attitudes, Russia has been stymied by an enduring sense of superiority over its neighbours alongside a painful nostalgia for empire. It is this infantilized and irrational worldview that Putin and others have exploited, as seen most clearly in Russia’s recent foreign policy decisions, including the annexation of Crimea. This sharp and insightful book, full of irony and humour, shows how the archaic forces of imperial revanchism have been brought back to life, shaking Russian society and threatening the outside world. It will be of great interest to anyone trying to understand the forces shaping Russian politics and society today.


Blowout by Rachel Maddow

Blowout
  • Title : Blowout
  • Author : Rachel Maddow
  • Publisher : Random House
  • ISBN Code : 1473579775
  • Pages : 432
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  • Language : English
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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Oil. Corrupt? Yes. Unimaginably lucrative? Of course. But, the enemy of democracy? Blowout is the oil and gas industry as we've never seen it before, as told by America's most incisive political journalist, Rachel Maddow. A blackly comic journey from Washington to Siberia, to deep within the earth's crust and the icy Arctic seas, it reveals is not just the greed and incompetence of Big Oil and Gas but why the Russian government hacked the 2016 U.S. election. This is our final wake-up call: to stop subsidizing oil and gas, to fight for transparency, and to check the influence of the world's most destructive industry before it destroys our democracy 'It takes enormous talent to balance brutal honesty with scorching wit. Rachel Maddow has it in spades... Each page in Blowout is a revelation into the depth of corruption and greed that is infused into the international economy' David Lammy, MP


Hiroshima by John Hersey

Hiroshima
  • Title : Hiroshima
  • Author : John Hersey
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • ISBN Code : 0593082362
  • Pages : 208
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  • Language : English
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Hiroshima is the story of six people--a clerk, a widowed seamstress, a physician, a Methodist minister, a young surgeon, and a German Catholic priest--who lived through the greatest single manmade disaster in history. In vivid and indelible prose, Pulitzer Prize-winner John Hersey traces the stories of these half-dozen individuals from 8:15 a.m. on August 6, 1945, when Hiroshima was destroyed by the first atomic bomb ever dropped on a city, through the hours and days that followed. Almost four decades after the original publication of this celebrated book, Hersey went back to Hiroshima in search of the people whose stories he had told, and his account of what he discovered is now the eloquent and moving final chapter of Hiroshima.


The Depths of Russia by Douglas Rogers

The Depths of Russia
  • Title : The Depths of Russia
  • Author : Douglas Rogers
  • Publisher : Cornell University Press
  • ISBN Code : 1501701576
  • Pages : 394
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  • Language : English
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Russia is among the world’s leading oil producers, sitting atop the planet’s eighth largest reserves. Like other oil-producing nations, it has been profoundly transformed by the oil industry. In The Depths of Russia, Douglas Rogers offers a nuanced and multifaceted analysis of oil’s place in Soviet and Russian life, based on ethnographic fieldwork and archival research in the Perm region of the Urals. Moving beyond models of oil calibrated to capitalist centers and postcolonial "petrostates," Rogers traces the distinctive contours of the socialist—and then postsocialist—oil complex, showing how oil has figured in the making and remaking of space and time, state and corporation, exchange and money, and past and present. He pays special attention to the material properties and transformations of oil (from depth in subsoil deposits to toxicity in refining) and to the ways oil has echoed through a range of cultural registers. The Depths of Russia challenges the common focus on high politics and Kremlin intrigue by considering the role of oil in barter exchanges and surrogate currencies, industry-sponsored social and cultural development initiatives, and the city of Perm’s campaign to become a European Capital of Culture. Rogers also situates Soviet and post-Soviet oil in global contexts, showing that many of the forms of state and corporate power that emerged in Russia after socialism are not outliers but very much part of a global family of state-corporate alliances gathered at the intersection of corporate social responsibility, cultural sponsorship, and the energy and extractive industries.


Putin's Hydra by Mark Galeotti

Putin's Hydra
  • Title : Putin's Hydra
  • Author : Mark Galeotti
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9781910118542
  • Pages : 19
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  • Language : English
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The Choice by Edith Eva Eger,Esmé Schwall Weigand

The Choice
  • Title : The Choice
  • Author : Edith Eva Eger,Esmé Schwall Weigand
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 1501130781
  • Pages : 288
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  • Language : English
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A powerful, moving memoir, and a practical guide to healing, written by Dr. Edie Eger, an eminent psychologist whose own experiences as a Holocaust survivor help her treat patients suffering from traumatic stress disorders.


War in the Shadows by Patrick Marnham

War in the Shadows
  • Title : War in the Shadows
  • Author : Patrick Marnham
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 1786078104
  • Pages : 320
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  • Language : English
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In 1962 the young Patrick Marnham set off by car for a small village in central France. There he was taught French by an imperious countess, who he later discovered had fought in the Resistance until, betrayed, she was sent to Ravensbrück concentration camp. On the very same day that his hostess’s network was broken, Jean Moulin, de Gaulle’s delegate as head of the combined Resistance forces, was arrested in Lyons, where he was tortured by Klaus Barbie before dying in Gestapo custody. Was this coincidence, or were these events connected? The anonymous letter writer suggested a key to the mystery. Using a knowledge of France gained from 12 years as the Independent’s Paris correspondent, and subsequent research in archives in England and France, Marnham set out to discover the truth about the betrayal of the old lady who had become his tutor and friend. Following a trail leading from London through Occupied Europe to the rank and file Resistance in lost corners of France, he has unravelled the story of a complex wartime deception, involving British, American and French intelligence services. The War in the Shadows shines a light on the brutality and cynicism of the Secret War and reveals how it was actually fought. The result is a story of ruthless double-dealing worthy of John le Carré, but with this difference: it is not a fiction.


General Alexander Lebed by Aleksandr Lebed

General Alexander Lebed
  • Title : General Alexander Lebed
  • Author : Aleksandr Lebed
  • Publisher : Regnery Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 9780895264220
  • Pages : 385
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  • Language : English
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The Russian paratrooper, politician, peacemaker, and patriot tells of his life and the current state of his country, including his views on government, capitalism, and the future of Russia


Permanent Record by Edward Snowden

Permanent Record
  • Title : Permanent Record
  • Author : Edward Snowden
  • Publisher : Metropolitan Books
  • ISBN Code : 1250237246
  • Pages : 352
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  • Language : English
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Edward Snowden, the man who risked everything to expose the US government’s system of mass surveillance, reveals for the first time the story of his life, including how he helped to build that system and what motivated him to try to bring it down. In 2013, twenty-nine-year-old Edward Snowden shocked the world when he broke with the American intelligence establishment and revealed that the United States government was secretly pursuing the means to collect every single phone call, text message, and email. The result would be an unprecedented system of mass surveillance with the ability to pry into the private lives of every person on earth. Six years later, Snowden reveals for the very first time how he helped to build this system and why he was moved to expose it. Spanning the bucolic Beltway suburbs of his childhood and the clandestine CIA and NSA postings of his adulthood, Permanent Record is the extraordinary account of a bright young man who grew up online—a man who became a spy, a whistleblower, and, in exile, the Internet’s conscience. Written with wit, grace, passion, and an unflinching candor, Permanent Record is a crucial memoir of our digital age and destined to be a classic.


The Age of Assassins by IUrii Felshtinskii,Yuri Felshtinsky,Vladimir Pribylovskii

The Age of Assassins
  • Title : The Age of Assassins
  • Author : IUrii Felshtinskii,Yuri Felshtinsky,Vladimir Pribylovskii
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9781783341566
  • Pages : 574
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  • Language : English
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Thieves of State: Why Corruption Threatens Global Security by Sarah Chayes

Thieves of State: Why Corruption Threatens Global Security
  • Title : Thieves of State: Why Corruption Threatens Global Security
  • Author : Sarah Chayes
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • ISBN Code : 0393246531
  • Pages : 288
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  • Language : English
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Winner of the 2015 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Current Interest. "I can’t imagine a more important book for our time." —Sebastian Junger The world is blowing up. Every day a new blaze seems to ignite: the bloody implosion of Iraq and Syria; the East-West standoff in Ukraine; abducted schoolgirls in Nigeria. Is there some thread tying these frightening international security crises together? In a riveting account that weaves history with fast-moving reportage and insider accounts from the Afghanistan war, Sarah Chayes identifies the unexpected link: corruption. Since the late 1990s, corruption has reached such an extent that some governments resemble glorified criminal gangs, bent solely on their own enrichment. These kleptocrats drive indignant populations to extremes—ranging from revolution to militant puritanical religion. Chayes plunges readers into some of the most venal environments on earth and examines what emerges: Afghans returning to the Taliban, Egyptians overthrowing the Mubarak government (but also redesigning Al-Qaeda), and Nigerians embracing both radical evangelical Christianity and the Islamist terror group Boko Haram. In many such places, rigid moral codes are put forth as an antidote to the collapse of public integrity. The pattern, moreover, pervades history. Through deep archival research, Chayes reveals that canonical political thinkers such as John Locke and Machiavelli, as well as the great medieval Islamic statesman Nizam al-Mulk, all named corruption as a threat to the realm. In a thrilling argument connecting the Protestant Reformation to the Arab Spring, Thieves of State presents a powerful new way to understand global extremism. And it makes a compelling case that we must confront corruption, for it is a cause—not a result—of global instability.


Encyclopedia of a Life in Russia by José Manuel Prieto

Encyclopedia of a Life in Russia
  • Title : Encyclopedia of a Life in Russia
  • Author : José Manuel Prieto
  • Publisher : Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
  • ISBN Code : 0802193722
  • Pages : 224
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  • Language : English
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In Encyclopedia of a Life in Russia, acclaimed author José Manuel Prieto has masterfully crafted a kaleidoscopic portrait of post-Communist Russia. Strikingly poetic and cleverly humorous, it's the story of two misfits caught between old world traditions and the lure of contemporary Western influences as they set off on an adventure to immerse themselves in the beauty of the world. Thelonius Monk (not his real name) and Linda Evangelista (not her real name) meet in Saint Petersburg after the Soviet Union's collapse in 1991. They journey to Yalta, where Thelonius promises to make Linda famous in the fashion magazines. But in fact, he's drafting a novel about her. Over the course of their travels, the two indulge in all sorts of sensual amusements—extravagant dinners, luxury automobiles, seaside hotels—while they engage in grand discussions of love, art, celebrity, and other existential polarities. Alphabetically organized from Abacus to Zizi, this book defies chronology and conformity. Finding the sublime in the trivial through meditations on wildly varied subjects of fact and fancy—from Bach and Dostoyevsky to Italian alligator shoes and fluoride toothpaste—Prieto ardently explores the crossroads of literature, philosophy, history, and pop culture in this singular novel that captures a nation straddling custom and innovation.


Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists by N.A

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
  • Title : Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : 48
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  • Language : English
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The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists is the premier public resource on scientific and technological developments that impact global security. Founded by Manhattan Project Scientists, the Bulletin's iconic "Doomsday Clock" stimulates solutions for a safer world.


The Rodchenkov Affair by Grigory Rodchenkov,Anon

The Rodchenkov Affair
  • Title : The Rodchenkov Affair
  • Author : Grigory Rodchenkov,Anon
  • Publisher : W H Allen
  • ISBN Code : 9780753553336
  • Pages : 320
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  • Language : English
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In 2015, Russia's Anti-Doping Centre was suspended by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) following revelations of an elaborate state-sponsored doping programme at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. Involving a nearly undetectable steroid delivery system known as 'Duchesse cocktail', tampering and switching of urine samples, and a complex state-sanctioned cover-up, the programme was masterminded by Grigory Rodchenkov. The Rodchenkov Affair tells the full, unadulterated story that was first glimpsed in Bryan Fogel's award-winning documentary and still continues to captivate and shock the world. Charting the author's childhood growing up under the Iron Curtain, his first encounter with doping as a 22-year-old student athlete at Moscow State University, and his subsequent career working for the Soviet Olympic Committee, this breathtakingly candid journey reveals a rigged system of flawed individuals, brazen deceit and impossible moral choices.


Red War by Vince Flynn,Kyle Mills

Red War
  • Title : Red War
  • Author : Vince Flynn,Kyle Mills
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 150119061X
  • Pages : 384
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  • Language : English
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This instant #1 New York Times bestseller and “modern techno-thriller” (New York Journal of Books) follows Mitch Rapp in a race to prevent Russia’s gravely ill leader from starting a full-scale war with NATO. When Russian president Maxim Krupin discovers that he has inoperable brain cancer, he’s determined to cling to power. His first task is to kill or imprison any of his countrymen who can threaten him. Soon, though, his illness becomes serious enough to require a more dramatic diversion—war with the West. Upon learning of Krupin’s condition, CIA director Irene Kennedy understands that the US is facing an opponent who has nothing to lose. The only way to avoid a confrontation that could leave millions dead is to send Mitch Rapp to Russia under impossibly dangerous orders. With the Kremlin’s entire security apparatus hunting him, he must find and kill a man many have deemed the most powerful in the world. Success means averting a war that could consume all of Europe. But if his mission is discovered, Rapp will plunge Russia and America into a conflict that neither will survive in “a timely, explosive novel that shows yet again why Mitch Rapp is the best hero the thriller genre has to offer” (The Real Book Spy).


Vladimir Putin and Russian Statecraft by Allen Lynch

Vladimir Putin and Russian Statecraft
  • Title : Vladimir Putin and Russian Statecraft
  • Author : Allen Lynch
  • Publisher : Potomac Books, Inc.
  • ISBN Code : 1597975877
  • Pages : 184
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  • Language : English
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An interpretive biography of one of Russia's most formidable leaders


Soviet Russia by N.A

Soviet Russia
  • Title : Soviet Russia
  • Author : N.A
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  • Pages : N.A
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The Jewel of Medina by Sherry Jones

The Jewel of Medina
  • Title : The Jewel of Medina
  • Author : Sherry Jones
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9781906142414
  • Pages : 432
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  • Language : English
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This novel, banned shortly before publication in Sept '08 by Random House, attracting British and world-wide media attention, tells for the first time the moving but little known love story between Mohammed and his favoured wife Ai'sha. A wonderful fast-paced novel and an uplifting subject that readers from all religions will enjoy.


Red Storm Rising by Tom Clancy

Red Storm Rising
  • Title : Red Storm Rising
  • Author : Tom Clancy
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • ISBN Code : 0006173624
  • Pages : 830
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  • Language : English
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The superpowers hurtle towards global conflict, in this chillingly authentic vision of modern warfare.


The Status of Religious Liberty in Russia Today by United States. Congress. Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe

The Status of Religious Liberty in Russia Today
  • Title : The Status of Religious Liberty in Russia Today
  • Author : United States. Congress. Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
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  • Pages : 89
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  • Language : English
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Russia Since 1980 by Steven Rosefielde,Stefan Hedlund

Russia Since 1980
  • Title : Russia Since 1980
  • Author : Steven Rosefielde,Stefan Hedlund
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0521849136
  • Pages : 347
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  • Language : English
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Russia since 1980 recounts the epochal political, economic, and social changes that destroyed the Soviet Union, ushering in a perplexing new order. Two decades after Mikhail Gorbachev initiated his regime-wrecking radical reforms, Russia has reemerged as a superpower. It has survived a hyperdepression, modernized, restored private property and business, adopted a liberal democratic persona, and asserted claims to global leadership. Many in the West perceive these developments as proof of a better globalized tomorrow, while others foresee a new cold war. Globalizers contend that Russia is speedily democratizing, marketizing, and humanizing, creating a regime based on the rule of law and respect for civil rights. Opponents counterclaim that Russia before and during the Soviet period was similarly misportrayed and insist that Medvedev's Russia is just another variation of an authoritarian "Muscovite" model that has prevailed for more than five centuries. The cases for both positions are explored while chronicling events since 1980, and a verdict is rendered in favor of Muscovite continuity. Russia will continue challenging the West until it breaks with its cultural legacy.


Other Russias by Victoria Lomasko

Other Russias
  • Title : Other Russias
  • Author : Victoria Lomasko
  • Publisher : Particular Books
  • ISBN Code : 9781846149511
  • Pages : 320
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  • Language : English
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From a renowned graphic artist and activist, an incredible portrait of life in Russia today 'Victoria Lomasko's gritty, street-level view of the great Russian people masterfully intertwines quiet desperation with open defiance. Her drawings have an on-the-spot immediacy that I envy. She is one of the brave ones' - Joe Sacco, author of Palestine What does it mean to live in Russia today? What is it like to grow up in a forgotten city, to be a migrant worker or to grow old and seek solace in the Orthodox church? For the past eight years, graphic artist and activist Victoria Lomasko has been travelling around Russia and talking to people as she draws their stories. She spent time in dying villages where schoolteachers outnumber students; she stayed with sex workers in the city of Nizhny Novgorod; she went to juvenile prisons and spoke to kids who have no contact with the outside world; and she attended every major political rally in Moscow. The result is an extraordinary portrait of Russia in the Putin years -- a country full of people who have been left behind, many of whom are determined to fight for their rights and for progress against impossible odds. Empathetic, honest, funny, and often devastating, Lomasko's portraits show us a side of Russia that is hardly ever seen.


Magical Folk by Simon Young (Historian),Ceri Houlbrook

Magical Folk
  • Title : Magical Folk
  • Author : Simon Young (Historian),Ceri Houlbrook
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9781783341016
  • Pages : 256
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  • Language : English
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Crisis of Conscience by Tom Mueller

Crisis of Conscience
  • Title : Crisis of Conscience
  • Author : Tom Mueller
  • Publisher : Atlantic Books
  • ISBN Code : 1782397477
  • Pages : 474
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  • Language : English
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'Powerful...His extensively reported tales of individual whistleblowers and their often cruel fates are compelling...They reveal what it can mean to live in an age of fraud.' Washington Post 'Tom Mueller's authoritative and timely book reveals what drives a few brave souls to expose and denounce specific cases of corruption.' George Soros We are living in a time of mind-boggling corruption, but we are also, as it happens, living in a golden age of whistleblowing. Over the past two decades, the brave insiders who decide to expose wrongdoing have gained unprecedented legal and social stature, emerging as the government's best weapon against corporate misconduct - and the citizenry's best defense against government gone bad. They are also forcing us to consider fundamental questions about our democracy, especially the proper balance between free speech and state secrecy, and between individual rights and corporate power. Drawing on relentless original research, including in-depth interviews with more than 200 whistleblowers and the elite coterie of legal trailblazers who have armed them for battle - plus scores of politicians, intelligence analysts, government watchdogs, cognitive scientists, and other experts - Crisis of Conscience is a modern-day David-and-Goliath saga, told through a series of riveting cases drawn from Big Pharma, the military, and beyond. Whistleblowers are not only heroes who expose and anatomize corruption and ensure that it is punished usually at enormous cost to themselves - Mueller shows how they are also models we all must think and act more like if our democracy is to survive.