Simon Sebag Montefiore
Year of publication: 2011
By the same author Catherine the Great and PotemkinStalin: The Court of the Red TsarYoung StalinSashenka JERUSALEM THE BIOGRAPHYSimon Sebag Montefiore To my darling daughterLily Bathsheba The view of Jerusalem is the history of the world it is more it is the history of heaven and earth. Benjamin Disraeli, TancredThe city has been destroyed, rebuilt, destroyed and rebuilt again. Jerusalem is an old nymphomaniac who squeezes lover after lover to death, before shrugging him off her with a yawn, a ...
Keywords: Asian / Middle Eastern history
Year of publication: 2016
Tim Judah IN WARTIME STORIES FROM UKRAINE Holodomor commemoration. Lviv, November 2014. MAP Detail left Detail right INTRODUCTION Dying for Ukraine Dead Ukrainian soldier hanging from power cables. Novokaterinivka, September 2014. This is what I saw: the bloated corpse of a man, hanging folded over the high power cables in the eastern village of Novokaterinivka. He had been part of the Ukrainian retreat from Ilovaysk at the end of August 2014. When a rebel or Russian missile hit his armored ...
Keywords: Eastern Europe Former Soviet Republics History Military Wars and Conflicts (Other)
Year of publication: 2016
Vesa Nenye with Peter Munter, Toni Wirtanen and Chris Birks FINLAND AT WAR THE CONTINUATION AND LAPLAND WARS 1941-45 DEDICATION To our children and to future generations. Remembering those countless unsung heroes whose sacrifices paid the price of freedom. Lapsillemme ja tuleville sukupolville. Muistaen niit tuhansia joiden uhraukset lunastivat meille vapauden. This rendition of Akseli Gallen-Kallelas The Defense of the Sampo was painted by Angelika Rasmus. It depicts Marshal Mannerheim leading ...
Keywords: 20th Century Eastern Europe Germany History Modern (16th-21st Centuries) Scandinavia USSR World World War II
Marek S Huberath
Year of publication: 2014
Marek S. Huberath NEST OF WORLDS Translated from the Polish by Michael Kandel The Only Version All things defined, distinct. Black and white, zero and one. Here is song and song alone. 1 The thuds of the stabilizers stopped the plane came to rest on the runway. The roar of the engines changed in tone and finally died. But the thunder continued in Gaveins head its incessancy now turned into a migraine. Over the loudspeaker, the pilot gave them the time in Davabel. The trip had taken thirty-six ...
Keywords: Alternate world Dystopian Eastern European fiction Ethics metafiction Metaphysics Polish fiction Racism Science Fiction
Year of publication: 2007
Tom McCarthy Men in Space For Jean-Christophe Roelens Despite the richness of their colour, it is the line that is the basic means of expression in the work of the Bakovo masters. Executing a rigorous set of formal procedures, lines never allow themselves to become mere accessories to the expression of volume, to imply depth or to confer realism: instead, they help present the world they depict as unreal, flat and dematerialized. Using inverted perspective and multiple points of view which ...
Keywords: & Art Thefts Detective Fiction General Literary Mystery Post-Communism - Europe; Eastern