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Red Square

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK • “Sharply, evocatively written and elaborately plotted . . . [Red Square] should find as many friends as did Gorky Park.”—The Washington Post Book World Back from exile in the hellish reaches of the Soviet Union, homicide investigator Arkady Renko discovers that his country, his Moscow, even his job, are nearly dead. But his enemies are very much alive, and foremost among them are the powerful black-market crime lords of the Russian mafia. Hounded by this terrifying new underworld, chased by the ruthless minions of the newly rich and powerful, and tempted by his great love, defector Irina Asanova, Arkady can only hope desperately for escape. But fate has something else in store. “Gripping . . . Smith at his best.”—The Wall Street Journal “A crackling suspense thriller.”—The Boston Globe “Fascinating . . . powerful.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer “Absorbing.”—The New York Times “Extraordinary.”—Time

The Man in Red Square

The Man in Red Square Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Bill Moody
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When America defector Robert Owens passes a note to his former colleague in Moscow’s Red Square saying he wants to come home, American intelligence is faced with a major dilemma. To ensure they are getting the genuine article and not an impostor, they must find someone who can ask questions only the real Owens can answer. CIA veteran Charles Fox’s search turns up Christopher Storm, a teacher who served with Owens in Vietnam. Storm accepts the assignment as plans are made to exchange Owens for a Soviet trade official. But Storm isn’t told the whole story. When he meets with Owens, he discovers even more deception and the KGB’s complicated compartmentalization threatens to unravel the entire affair. Storm is forced into a desperate escape plan which may be the only way out. Praise for THE MAN IN RED SQUARE… “In the grand tradition of unforgettable Cold War spy thrillers, Bill Moody’s The Man in Red Square sends you on an exciting journey into history, politics, and deception as Washington and Moscow jockey to pull off a critical spy exchange in 1980. The book rings with authenticity and offers rare glimpses into the power struggles each side faces. With fascinating characters like Charles Fox, Christopher Storm, and Mikhail Sokolov, you’re in for a suspenseful read that will rivet you to your seat.” — Gayle Lynds, New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Spies

Rockin' in Red Square

Rockin' in Red Square Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Walter Grünzweig,Nana Rinehart
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Rockin' in Red Square by Walter Grünzweig,Nana Rinehart Summary

International educators can take the high road towards rigorous investment in the ideals of true cultural exchange or continue down the low road to customer satisfaction and design programs that reduce or eliminate challenges. International education structured according to the latter principle is little more than just another product in the global marketplace. In spite of the process of "globalization" and partly because of it, international education faces a major crisis. This volume, with contributors from Austria, Chile, France, Germany, The Netherlands, and the United States, sets forth a timely and provocative critique of international education and assesses its future under radically different conditions than those in place twenty years ago. Walter Grnzweig is professor of American literature and culture at Universitt Dortmund. He holds adjunct professorships at the University of Pennsylvania, University of New York at Binghamton and Canisius College. Nana Rinehart is associate director of the International Student Exchange Program.

Black Knight in Red Square

Black Knight in Red Square Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Stuart M. Kaminsky
Editor: Open Road Media
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A Soviet cop stars in this novel of “sweaty-palmed suspense . . . Equal parts likeable characters and believable dangers” (The Washington Post Book World). The Moscow Film Festival is in town, and the elite artists of the East and West have convened at the legendary Metropole Hotel to drink, gossip, and flirt. But the party is about to come crashing down. Four men—one American, one Japanese, and two Russians—will all be dead by morning, poisoned. To keep the killings under wraps, the Kremlin hands the investigation over to the famously discreet police investigator Porfiry Rostnikov. A hard-boiled cop with more than three decades’ experience navigating the deadly jungle of the Soviet bureaucracy, Rostnikov is about to find himself both in the international spotlight and in the crosshairs of a terrorist, who is targeting foreigners to embarrass the Soviet state and will happily sacrifice any Russian who gets in the way. This Edgar Award–nominated follow-up to Death of a Dissident confirms Stuart Kaminsky’s status as “the Ed McBain of Mother Russia” (Kirkus Reviews).

Red Square Dance

Red Square Dance Pdf/ePub eBook Author: GERALD LEWIS GEIGER
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RED SQUARE DANCE--a novel by Gerasim Geiger-Garagayev © 2005 RED SQUARE DANCE deals with an evercurrent topic: the Fate of Women through the Ages. RED SQUARE DANCE pays tribute to a Moscow ballerina as representative of the “Calvary of Women”--throughout the World and in History--as lovers, mothers, bearers of burden, and custodians of a people’s soul. The story of RED SQUARE DANCE is based on a visit to Russia in 1994-1995 and lengthy familiarity with “Things Russian.” With love stifled by the allpowerful-and-everpresent State, with irrepressible human yearnings, expressed in soaring leaps of mind and body, Katya, the ballerina, and Patrick, her American lover-protector-husband, fight--inspired and in despair--to assert what human grace and genius are left to them after their mauling by life in a world at war with itself--as it was, is now, and shall... RED SQUARE DANCE paints a touching portrait of the romantic side of harassed human nature, so often ideologically ravished, culturally manipulated, and affectively stunted. The healing--and indomitable--mystery of the Church is balmed upon the two dramatis personae as she unites Katya and Patrick, these two battered children of the Cold War, in the breathtakingly beautiful ceremony of matrimony, hinting at wedded bliss, to be tragically terminated as the snowflakes gently fall on them in Red Square. As a point of interest, after an all-too-brief flirtation with “demokratsiya,” Holy Mother Russia is reverting to form, popping up on our radar screen now as a big blip that may yet again turn into the menacing “bogey” it once was. A tragic love story-ballet. American boy meets Russian girl--they fall in love--create a thing of timeless beauty--and die for it in snow-dusted Red Square in the swirlwind of the 1991 Moscow people’s rising. Katya, the heroine of the tale, is the embodiment of Russian--yes, worldwide--womanhood: suffering yet rising to glory as the BELOVED of the Lord, as the custodians of a nation’s soul.

Western Intellectuals and the Soviet Union, 1920-40

Western Intellectuals and the Soviet Union, 1920-40 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ludmila Stern
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Despite the appalling record of the Soviet Union on human rights questions, many western intellectuals with otherwise impeccable liberal credentials were strong supporters the Soviet Union in the interwar period. This book explores how this seemingly impossible situation came about. Focusing in particular on the work of various official and semi-official bodies, including Comintern, the International Association of Revolutionary Writers, the All-Union Society for Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries, and the Foreign Commission of the Soviet Writers' Union, this book shows how cultural propaganda was always a high priority for the Soviet Union, and how successful this cultural propaganda was in seducing so many Western thinkers.

White Pawn on Red Square

White Pawn on Red Square Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Hugh McLeave
Editor: Bitingduck Press LLC
ISBN: 1932482512
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At the height of the Cold War a Russian girl plots to steal the mummified body of Lenin and use it as a hostage to free her dissident brother and others from a Siberian gulag. She recruits five people, each with a motive for settling scores with Lenin; she lures an English diplomat, who loves her, into the conspiracy. But someone is a traitor; two plotters die and four others land in the notorious Lubyanka prison before one of the group hatches a plan to outwit the KGB. DonOCOt miss this exciting tale of love, scheming, and Russian terror and torture. Boson Books also offers The Bent Pyramid and Rogues in the Gallery by Hugh McLeave. For an author bio, photo, and a sample read visit bosonbooks.com."

From Crystal Palace to Red Square

From Crystal Palace to Red Square Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kevin Turner
Editor: Veloce Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1845846222
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In typically hapless fashion, Turner jumps on his motorbike and sets out in search of adventure. Heading north, he aims his heavily laden Kawasaki towards the massive Øresund bridge, and passes from Copenhagen into Sweden, then onto the majestic waterfalls of Norway. Turner then determines to visit St. Petersburg, a mere 1700km east, before heading back home to London, via most of Poland and a good deal of Germany.

Polar Star

Polar Star Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Martin Cruz Smith
Editor: Ballantine Books
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He made too many enemies. He lost his party membership. Once Moscow’s top criminal investigator, Arkady Renko now toils in obscurity on a Russian factory ship working with American trawlers in the middle of the Bering Sea. But when an adventurous female crew member is picked up dead with the day’s catch, Renko is ordered by his captain to investigate an accident that has all the marks of murder. Up against the celebrated Soviet bureaucracy once more, Renko must again become the obsessed, dedicated cop he was in Gorky Park and solve a chilling mystery fraught with international complications. Praise for Polar Star “Stunning.”—The New York Times Book Review “Impossible to put down . . . a book of heart-stopping suspense and intricate plotting, but also a meticulously researched, ambitious literary work of great distinction.”—The Detroit News “Martin Cruz Smith writes the most inventive thrillers of anyone in the first rank of thriller writers.”—The Washington Post Book World “Gripping . . . absorbing.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer

Introduction to Probability

Introduction to Probability Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Joseph K. Blitzstein,Jessica Hwang
Editor: CRC Press
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Introduction to Probability by Joseph K. Blitzstein,Jessica Hwang Summary

Developed from celebrated Harvard statistics lectures, Introduction to Probability provides essential language and tools for understanding statistics, randomness, and uncertainty. The book explores a wide variety of applications and examples, ranging from coincidences and paradoxes to Google PageRank and Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC). Additional application areas explored include genetics, medicine, computer science, and information theory. The print book version includes a code that provides free access to an eBook version. The authors present the material in an accessible style and motivate concepts using real-world examples. Throughout, they use stories to uncover connections between the fundamental distributions in statistics and conditioning to reduce complicated problems to manageable pieces. The book includes many intuitive explanations, diagrams, and practice problems. Each chapter ends with a section showing how to perform relevant simulations and calculations in R, a free statistical software environment.

Words Will Break Cement

Words Will Break Cement Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Masha Gessen
Editor: Penguin
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From National Book Award winner Masha Gessen, the heroic story of Pussy Riot, who resurrected the power of truth in a society built on lies. On February 21, 2012, five young women entered the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow. In neon-colored dresses, tights, and balaclavas, they performed a “punk prayer” beseeching the “Mother of God” to “get rid of Putin.” They were quickly shut down by security, and in the weeks and months that followed, three of the women were arrested and tried, and two were sentenced to a remote prison colony. But the incident captured international headlines, and footage of it went viral. People across the globe recognized not only a fierce act of political confrontation but also an inspired work of art that, in a time and place saturated with lies, found a new way to speak the truth. Masha Gessen’s riveting account tells how such a phenomenon came about. Drawing on her exclusive, extensive access to the members of Pussy Riot and their families and associates, she reconstructs the fascinating personal journeys that transformed a group of young women into artists with a shared vision, gave them the courage and imagination to express it unforgettably, and endowed them with the strength to endure the devastating loneliness and isolation that have been the price of their triumph.

Red War

Red War Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Vince Flynn,Kyle Mills
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 150119061X
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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).

Wolves Eat Dogs

Wolves Eat Dogs Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Martin Cruz Smith
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743275330
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A Moscow detective is sent to Chernobyl for a frightening case in the most spectacular entry yet in Martin Cruz Smith’s Arkady Renko series. In his groundbreaking Gorky Park, Martin Cruz Smith created an iconic detective of contemporary fiction. Quietly subversive, brilliantly analytical, and haunted by melancholy, Arkady Renko survived, barely, the journey from the Soviet Union to the New Russia, only to find his transformed nation just as obsessed with corruption and brutality as was the old Communist dictatorship. In Wolves Eat Dogs, Renko returns for his most enigmatic and baffling case yet: the death of one of Russia’s new billionaires, which leads him to Chernobyl and the Zone of Exclusion—closed to the world since 1986’s nuclear disaster. It is still aglow with radioactivity, now inhabited only by the militia, shady scavengers, a few reckless scientists, and some elderly peasants who refuse to relocate. Renko’s journey to this ghostly netherworld, the crimes he uncovers there, and the secrets they reveal about the New Russia make for an unforgettable adventure.

Northern Irish Poetry and the Russian Turn

Northern Irish Poetry and the Russian Turn Pdf/ePub eBook Author: S. Schwerter
Editor: Springer
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Seamus Heaney, Tom Paulin and Medbh McGuckian are the three most influential poets from Northern Ireland who have composed poems with a link to the Tsarist Empire and the Soviet Union. Through their references to Russia the three poets achieve a geographical and mental detachment allowing them to turn a fresh eye on the Northern Irish situation.

With Love

With Love Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Arcelia Watson
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ISBN: 9781469194240
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It has been a joy to write this memoir as a legacy for my son Dennis and my daughter Susan and my grandchildren and great-grandchildren. I have fantastic family and friends. I retired after 54 years as a public school teacher. I loved teaching eighthgraders. I feel that my students have given me more than I gave them. I have spent my years searching and growing and always trying to be a responsible person. I am living a charmed life. In my journey I have dealt with negatives such as alcoholism, divorce, death, codependency, and Alzheimer's. I am a child of an alcoholic; I married and divorced an alcoholic; I was a codependent. Alzheimer's is one of the cruelest diseases there is. The disease erased all that made my mom a unique human being. I hope my story can inspire. Sports have given me much pleasure. I love football, basketball, IRL racing, and NASCAR. My favorites are the Green Bay Packers, the Illini Dan Wheldon, Danica Patrick, Brett Favre, Jeff Gordon, and Jimmie Johnson. Traveling has been the most invigorating experience for me as I have traveled the US and the world. It was so neat to walk the Great Wall of China. I am living a very passionate, positive, and fulfilling life. It is not my age that defines me; it is what I do with my life. With love; my name is Arcelia.

A Nest for Our Russian Doll

A Nest for Our Russian Doll Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Verda Koene Hanrahan
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A Nest for Our Russian Doll by Verda Koene Hanrahan Summary

A Nest for Our Russian Doll is a heartwarming book about a couples struggle with infertility and the eventual adoption of their daughter. This journey leads them halfway across the world to a village north of Moscow where they meet a small two-and-a-half-year-old child who had only known the orphanage as home. It takes you through her transition to America with her new family. This is a story that would bring hope to any couple trying to realize their dream of starting a family.

Red Love Across the Pacific

Red Love Across the Pacific Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Paula Rabinowitz,Ruth Barraclough,Heather Bowen-Struyk
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Red Love Across the Pacific by Paula Rabinowitz,Ruth Barraclough,Heather Bowen-Struyk Summary

This book examines the Red Love vogue that swept across the Asia-Pacific in the 1920s and 1930s as part of a worldwide interest in socialism and follows its trails throughout the twentieth century. Encouraging both political and sexual liberation, Red Love was a transnational movement demonstrating the revolutionary potential of love and desire.

Supermind

Supermind Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Gordon Randall Garrett
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1633552977
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F.B.I. space agent Ken Malone in a world that didn't exist.

Memory and Postwar Memorials

Memory and Postwar Memorials Pdf/ePub eBook Author: M. Silberman,F. Vatan
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The twentieth century witnessed genocides, ethnic cleansing, forced population expulsions, shifting borders, and other disruptions on an unprecedented scale. This book examines the work of memory and the ethics of healing in post authoritarian societies that have experienced state-perpetrated violence.

Red Chameleon

Red Chameleon Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Stuart M. Kaminsky
Editor: Open Road Media
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This thrilling crime novel features “the best cop to come out of the Soviet Union since Martin Cruz Smith’s Arkady Renko” (San Francisco Examiner). After a lifetime in service to the Soviet Union, police inspector Porfiry Rostnikov may have found a way out. A high-profile homicide leads him to a cache of documents packed full of incriminating Kremlin gossip, which he uses as a bargaining chip to secure exit visas for himself and his Jewish wife. But just before the deal is concluded, Brezhnev’s death sends the nation into turmoil, and makes escape impossible. His career derailed, the veteran cop is reduced to investigating penny-ante murders—one of which may lead somewhere very big indeed. An elderly Jewish man is shot to death in his bathtub by killers who steal nothing but a worthless brass candlestick. And as the brutal Moscow summer wears on, the police find themselves the targets of car thieves and snipers. With the help of his two faithful lieutenants, Karpo and Tkach, Rostnikov needs to find a way to solve these cases and salvage his good name—if it doesn’t cost him his life. The Edgar Award–winning Inspector Porfiry Rostnikov series is one more reason why New York Times–bestselling author Tony Hillerman says, “Never miss a Kaminsky book.”