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The Secret History of Moscow

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Author Ekaterina Sedia
Isbn 0809572230
File size 1915 kb
Year 2007
Pages 303
Language English
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Just released from a mental hospital, Galina, a young translator and recovering schizophrenic, doesn't quite believe her eyes when her pregnant sister abruptly gives birth and changes into a fleeing jackdaw. Yet others across the city witness similar transformations, including Yakov, a neighborhood detective assigned to investigate a disturbing epidemic of missing-person cases. When street artist Fyodor stumbles on a surprising clue to the avian mystery, Galina and Yakov follow him through a magic portal visible only in window reflections and into an underground world of forgotten misfits and mythical creatures.

Every city contains secret places. Moscow in the tumultuous 1990s is no different, its citizens seeking safety in a world below the streets - a dark, caver ...

Author Ekaterina Sedia
Isbn 9781607012290
Genre Fiction
Year 2010-08-15
Pages 311
Language English
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Alcohol-and alcoholism-have long been prominent features in Russian life and culture. But as Mark Schrad vividly shows in Vodka Politics, it has also been ...

Author Mark Schrad
Isbn 0199755590
Genre Cooking
Year 2014-03
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The Sword and the Shield is based on one of the most extraordinary intelligence coups of recent times: a secret archive of top-level KGB documents smuggled ...

Author Christopher Andrew
Isbn 0465010032
Genre History
Year 2000-08-29
Pages 736
Language English
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This book chronicles the insidious history of the Soviet "Poison Laboratory," the top-secret organization behind countless political assassinations through ...

Author Arkadiĭ Vaksberg
Isbn 031338746X
Genre History
Year 2011
Pages 218
Language English
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During the Soviet period the USSR conducted diplomatic relations with incumbent regimes while simultaneously cultivating and manipulating communist movemen ...

Author Bruce A. Elleman
Isbn 9780765601438
Genre Political Science
Year 1997
Pages 322
Language English
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The author of Conscious Dreaming and The Three "Only" Things poses arguments for understanding one's dreams in order to resolve past events and prepare for ...

Author Robert Moss
Isbn 157731638X
Genre Body, Mind & Spirit
Year 2008-11-10
Pages 329
Language English
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Insights by the only Western-based journalist to have spent time with Osama bin Laden inform an account of what al Qaeda is, what it wants, its capabilitie ...

Author Abdel Bari Atwan
Isbn 9780520249745
Genre History
Year 2006
Pages 256
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Reveals the covert operations that have brought the United States and Iran to the brink of open war, including Iran's proposal for peace after 9/11, which ...

Author David Crist
Isbn 014312367X
Genre History
Year 2013
Pages 642
Language English
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In the informative, entertaining, and generously illustrated Spartak Moscow, a book that will be cheered by soccer fans worldwide, Robert Edelman finds in ...

Author Robert Edelman
Isbn 0801466164
Genre History
Year 2012-10-05
Pages 368
Language English
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A startling and revelatory examination of Nabokov’s life and works—notably Pale Fire and Lolita—bringing new insight into one of the twentieth centur ...

Author Andrea Pitzer
Isbn 1453271678
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Year 2013-03-05
Pages 400
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What would it take to turn you into a suicide bomber? How would you interrogate a member of Al Qaeda? With access to formerly classified documentation and ...

Author Dominic Streatfeild
Isbn 1466834501
Genre History
Year 2008-05-27
Pages 432
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A chance meeting has New Zealand writer Laszlo Winter thinking back to his time in London in the late 1950s. The Empire might be in a state of collapse, bu ...

Author C. K. Stead
Isbn 1409015297
Genre Fiction
Year 2010-08-17
Pages 240
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Assassination has long been more common than anyone likes to admit. Belfield's darkly fascinating expose of the business, its hired killers and their payma ...

Author Richard Belfield
Isbn 9781845297664
Genre Assassination
Year 2008
Pages 311
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A gritty, riveting, and wholly original murder mystery from PEN/Hemingway Award-winning author and 2015 Edgar Awards winner Chris Abani Before he can retir ...

Author Chris Abani
Isbn 0698140184
Genre Fiction
Year 2014-01-07
Pages 336
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Western civilization as we know it today is not the end result of steady progress, but of series of revolutions. The radical departure from orthodox histor ...

Author Nicholas Hagger
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Genre History
Year 2005
Pages 600
Language English
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