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Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man's F...
by Bill Browder

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English

Pages

417

Publication Date

February 03, 2015

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<b><i>New York Times</i> bestseller</b><BR> <BR><b>THE BOOK THAT EXPLAINS WHY RUSSIANS WANTED TO MEET WITH THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN</b><BR> <BR><b>“Part John Grisham-like thriller, part business and political memoir.” —<i>The New York Times</i></b><BR> <BR>“[<i>Red Notice</i>] does for investing in Russia and the former Soviet Union what <i>Liar’s Poker</i> did for our understanding of Salomon Brothers, Wall Street, and the mortgage-backed securities business in the 1980s. Browder’s business saga meshes well with the story of corruption and murder in Vladimir Putin’s Russia, making <i>Red Notice</i> an early candidate for any list of the year’s best books” (<i>Fortune</i>).<BR><BR>This is a story about an accidental activist. Bill Browder started out his adult life as the Wall Street maverick whose instincts led him to Russia just after the breakup of the Soviet Union, where he made his fortune.<BR> <BR> Along the way he exposed corruption, and when he did, he barely escaped with his life. His Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky wasn’t so lucky: he ended up in jail, where he was tortured to death. That changed Browder forever. He saw the murderous heart of the Putin regime and has spent the last half decade on a campaign to expose it. Because of that, he became Putin’s number one enemy, especially after Browder succeeded in having a law passed in the United States—The Magnitsky Act—that punishes a list of Russians implicated in the lawyer’s murder. Putin famously retaliated with a law that bans Americans from adopting Russian orphans.<BR> <BR>A financial caper, a crime thriller, and a political crusade, <i>Red Notice</i> is the story of one man taking on overpowering odds to change the world, and also the story of how, without intending to, he found meaning in his life.
Mountain of the Dead: A suspense horror mystery (World's Scariest...
by Jeremy Bates

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English

Pages

508

Publication Date

May 05, 2018

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<p><strong>The greatest unsolved mystery of the 20th century—until now.</strong></p><p><strong>Fact:</strong> During the night of February 1, 1959, in the remote reaches of Siberia, nine Russian hikers slash open their tent from the inside and flee into a blizzard in subpolar temperatures.</p><p><strong>Fact:</strong> By morning all are dead, several having suffered gruesome, violent deaths. What happened to them has baffled investigators and researchers to this day.</p><p>It has become known as the Dyatlov Pass Incident.</p><p>Now, an American true-crime writer seeking answers to the enduring mystery sets out to retrace the hikers' steps on their fateful expedition—though nothing can prepare him for what he is about to discover...</p><p><strong>Praise for Jeremy Bates:</strong></p><p>"A master storyteller!" ★★★★★</p><p>"Jeremy Bates is my new favorite author. He beats <strong>King</strong> and <strong>Koontz</strong> hands down for pure writing ability" ★★★★★</p><p>"Old school horror story reminiscent of <strong>Stephen King</strong>" ★★★★★</p><p>"Perfect for <strong>Laymon</strong> fans!" ★★★★★</p><p>"Definitely recommend to all fans of modern horror" ★★★★★</p><p>"Any <strong>Stephen King</strong> or <strong>Dean Koontz</strong> fan will love it" ★★★★★</p><p>"Jeremy Bates is my new favorite author! He's the best of both the horror and mystery/thriller genres!" ★★★★★</p><p>"Jeremy Bates is giving <strong>Stephen King</strong> a run" ★★★★★</p><p>"This is one of the best books I have ever read!" ★★★★★</p><p>"Definitely gave me chills reading this late at night which hasn't happened since I was a 13-year-old teenager reading <strong>Stephen King's</strong><em>It</em> for the first time" ★★★★★</p><p>"Absolutely loved this book" ★★★★★</p><p>"Move over <strong>King</strong> and <strong>Koontz</strong> there's a new talent in town" ★★★★★</p><p>"I was hooked from the first page!" ★★★★★</p><p>"I had to stop reading at certain points because he was freaking me out. That only happens to me with one other writer - <strong>Stephen King</strong>" ★★★★★</p><p>"I think of early <strong>Clive Barker</strong>" ★★★★★</p><p>"Suicide Forest is up there with <strong>Joe Hill's</strong><em>Heart Shaped Box</em>" ★★★★★</p><p>"Scariest book I've ever read" ★★★★★</p><p>"If you like <strong>Greg Olsen</strong> or <strong>Jeffrey Deaver</strong>, Jeremy Bates is a great new talent" ★★★★★</p><p>"Page-turner with a twist! I was hanging on to every word!" ★★★★★</p><p>"I found it rivaling some of <strong>Stephen King's</strong> and <strong>Dean Koontz's</strong> early works - high praise indeed" ★★★★★</p><p>"One of the greatest suspense-filled books I have ever read" ★★★★★</p><p>"If you enjoy <strong>Richard Laymon</strong> , you'll love reading Jeremy Bates" ★★★★★</p><p>"A true edge-of-your-seat thriller...I couldn't put it down!" ★★★★★</p><p>"This author is in the same league as <strong>King</strong>, <strong>Simmons</strong>, and <strong>Craven</strong>" ★★★★★</p><p>"A non-stop page-turner!" ★★★★★</p><p>"Early <strong>Stephen King</strong>, <strong>Robert McCammon</strong>, Jeremy Bates is a must read!" ★★★★★</p><p>"As usual Jeremy Bates has done it again... Give him a try, you'll not regret it" ★★★★★</p><p>Although in a series, this is a <strong>STAND-ALONE</strong> novel. For fans of Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Richard Laymon, Bentley Little, as well as other horror and mystery authors such as Dan Simmons, Jack Ketchum, Robert McCammon, Brian Keene, Darcy Coates, Amy Cross, Jeff Strand, Ambrose Ibsen, Jeremy Robinson, Nick Cutter, Blake Crouch, Joe Hill, Iain Rob Wright, Jeff Menapace, Matt Shaw, Heather Graham, Jack Kilborn, James Herbert. We hope you enjoy!</p>
From Cold War to Hot Peace: An American Ambassador in Putin's Rus...
by Michael McFaul

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English

Pages

535

Publication Date

May 08, 2018

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<DIV><B><I>NEW YORK TIMES</I> BESTSELLER<BR /><BR /> From the diplomat Putin wants to interrogate—and has banned from Russia—a revelatory, inside account of U.S.-Russia relations from 1989 to the present</B><BR /><BR /><B>“A fascinating and timely account of the current crisis in the relationship between Russia and the United States.” </B>—<B><I>New York Times Book Review</I></B><BR /><BR /><I>Putin would need an enemy, and he turned to the most reliable one in Russia’s recent history: the United States and then, by extension, me.</I><BR /><BR /> In 2008, when Michael McFaul was asked to leave his perch at Stanford and join an unlikely presidential campaign, he had no idea that he would find himself at the beating heart of one of today’s most contentious and consequential international relationships. As President Barack Obama’s adviser on Russian affairs, McFaul helped craft the United States’ policy known as “reset” that fostered new and unprecedented collaboration between the two countries. And then, as U.S. ambassador to Russia from 2012 to 2014, he had a front-row seat when this fleeting, hopeful moment crumbled with Vladimir Putin’s return to the presidency. This riveting inside account combines history and memoir to tell the full story of U.S.-Russia relations from the fall of the Soviet Union to the new rise of the hostile, paranoid Russian president. From the first days of McFaul’s ambassadorship, the Kremlin actively sought to discredit and undermine him, hassling him with tactics that included dispatching protesters to his front gates, slandering him on state media, and tightly surveilling him, his staff, and his family.<BR /><BR /><I>From Cold War to Hot Peace </I>is an essential account of the most consequential global confrontation of our time.</DIV>
Dead Mountain: The Untold True Story of the Dyatlov Pass Incident
by Donnie Eichar

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English

Pages

290

Publication Date

October 22, 2013

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<h3><strong>New York Times bestseller! — What happened that night on Dead Mountain?</strong></h3><p><strong>The mystery of Dead Mountain:</strong> In February 1959, a group of nine experienced hikers in the Russian Ural Mountains died mysteriously on an elevation known as Dead Mountain. Eerie aspects of the incident—unexplained violent injuries, signs that they cut open and fled the tent without proper clothing or shoes, a strange final photograph taken by one of the hikers, and elevated levels of radiation found on some of their clothes—have led to decades of speculation over what really happened.</p><p><strong>As gripping and bizarre as <em>Hunt for the Skin Walker:</em></strong> This New York Times bestseller, <em>Dead Mountain: The Untold True Story of the Dyatlov Pass Incident,</em> is a gripping work of literary nonfiction that delves into the mystery of Dead Mountain through unprecedented access to the hikers' own journals and photographs, rarely seen government records, dozens of interviews, and the author's retracing of the hikers' fateful journey in the Russian winter.</p><p><strong>You'll love this real-life tale:</strong> Dead Mountain is a fascinating portrait of young adventurers in the Soviet era, and a skillful interweaving of the hikers' narrative, the investigators' efforts, and the author's investigations. Here for the first time is the real story of what happened that night on Dead Mountain.</p>
Sacrifice on the Steppe: The Italian Alpine Corps in the Stalingr...
by Hope Hamilton

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English

Pages

389

Publication Date

June 08, 2011

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<SPAN STYLE= "" >When Germany’s Sixth Army advanced to Stalingrad in 1942, its long-extended flanks were mainly held by its allied armies—the Romanians, Hungarians, and Italians. But as history tells us, these flanks quickly caved in before the massive Soviet counter-offensive which commenced that November, dooming the Germans to their first catastrophe of the war. However, the historical record also makes clear that one allied unit held out to the very end, fighting to stem the tide—the Italian Alpine Corps.<BR><BR>As a result of Mussolini’s disastrous alliance with Nazi Germany, by the fall of 1942, 227,000 soldiers of the Italian Eighth Army were deployed on a 270km front along the Don River to protect the left flank of German troops intent on capturing Stalingrad. Sixty thousand of these were alpini, elite Italian mountain troops. When the Don front collapsed under Soviet hammerblows, it was the Alpine Corps that continued to hold out until it was completely isolated, and which then tried to fight its way out through both Russian encirclement and “General Winter,” to rejoin the rest of the Axis front. Only one of the three alpine divisions was able to emerge from the Russian encirclement with survivors. In the all-sides battle across the snowy steppe, thousands were killed and wounded, and even more were captured. By the summer of 1946, 10,000 survivors returned to Italy from Russian POW camps. <BR><BR>This tragic story is complex and unsettling, but most of all it is a human story. Mussolini sent thousands of poorly equipped soldiers to a country far from their homeland, on a mission to wage war with an unclear mandate against a people who were not their enemies. Raw courage and endurance blend with human suffering, desperation and altruism in the epic saga of this withdrawal from the Don lines, including the demise of thousands and survival of the few.<BR><BR>Hope Hamilton, fluent in Italian and having spent many years in Italy, has drawn on many interviews with survivors, as well as massive research, in order to provide this first full English-language account of one of World War II’s legendary stands against great odds.</SPAN>
Spymaster: Startling Cold War Revelations of a Soviet KGB Chief
by Tennent H. Bagley

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English

Pages

321

Publication Date

November 01, 2013

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<div><B>“Tennent Bagley’s Spymaster is the single most revealing book about espionage to emerge from the Cold War.” —Edward Jay Epstein, author of <I>Deception: The Invisible War Between the KGB and the CIA</I></B><BR><BR>From the dark days of World War II through the Cold War, Sergey A. Kondrashev was a major player in Russia’s notorious KGB espionage apparatus. Rising through its ranks through hard work and keen understanding of how the spy and political games are played, he “handled” American and British defectors, recruited Western operatives as double agents, served as a ranking officer at the East Berlin and Vienna KGB bureaus, and tackled special assignments from the Kremlin.<BR><BR>During a 1994 television program about former spymasters, Kondrashev met and began a close friendship with a former foe, ex-CIA officer Tennent H. “Pete” Bagley, whom the Russian asked to help write his memoirs.<BR><BR>Because Bagley knew so much about Kondrashev’s career (they had been on opposite sides in several operations), his penetrating questions and insights reveal slices of espionage history that rival anything found in the pages of Ian Fleming, Len Deighton, or John le Carré: chilling tales of surviving Stalin’s purges while superiors and colleagues did not, of plotting to reveal the Berlin tunnel, of quelling the Hungarian Revolution and “Prague Spring” independence movements, and of assisting in arranging the final disposition of the corpses of Adolf Hitler and Evan Braun. Kondrashev also details equally fascinating KGB propaganda and disinformation efforts that shaped Western attitudes throughout the Cold War.<BR><BR>Because publication of these memoirs was banned by Putin’s regime, Bagley promised Kondrashev to have them published in the West. They are now available to all who are fascinated by vivid tales of international intrigue.</div>
The Second World Wars: How the First Global Conflict Was Fought a...
by Victor Davis Hanson

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English

Pages

529

Publication Date

October 17, 2017

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<b><br />A definitive account of World War II by America's preeminent military historian</b><br /><br />World War II was the most lethal conflict in human history. Never before had a war been fought on so many diverse landscapes and in so many different ways, from rocket attacks in London to jungle fighting in Burma to armor strikes in Libya.<br /><br /><i>The Second World Wars </i>examines how combat unfolded in the air, at sea, and on land to show how distinct conflicts among disparate combatants coalesced into one interconnected global war. Drawing on 3,000 years of military history, Victor Davis Hanson argues that despite its novel industrial barbarity, neither the war's origins nor its geography were unusual. Nor was its ultimate outcome surprising. The Axis powers were well prepared to win limited border conflicts, but once they blundered into global war, they had no hope of victory.<br /><br />An authoritative new history of astonishing breadth, <i>The Second World Wars</i> offers a stunning reinterpretation of history's deadliest conflict.<br /><br /><br />
Three Days in Moscow: Ronald Reagan and the Fall of the Soviet Em...
by , Catherine Whitney

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English

Pages

416

Publication Date

May 15, 2018

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<p><strong>President Reagan's dramatic battle to win the Cold War is revealed as never before by the #1 bestselling author and award-winning anchor of the #1 rated <em>Special Report with Bret Baier.</em></strong> </p><p>"An instant classic, if not the finest book to date on Ronald Reagan.” — Jay Winik</p><p><em>Moscow, 1988: 1,000 miles behind the Iron Curtain, Ronald Reagan stood for freedom and confronted the Soviet empire.</em> </p><p>In his acclaimed bestseller <em>Three Days in January</em>, Bret Baier illuminated the extraordinary leadership of President Dwight Eisenhower at the dawn of the Cold War. Now in his highly anticipated new history, <em>Three Days in Moscow</em>, Baier explores the dramatic endgame of America’s long struggle with the Soviet Union and President Ronald Reagan’s central role in shaping the world we live in today.</p><p>On May 31, 1988, Reagan stood on Russian soil and addressed a packed audience at Moscow State University, delivering a remarkable—yet now largely forgotten—speech that capped his first visit to the Soviet capital. This fourth in a series of summits between Reagan and Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev, was a dramatic coda to their tireless efforts to reduce the nuclear threat. More than that, Reagan viewed it as “a grand historical moment”: an opportunity to light a path for the Soviet people—toward freedom, human rights, and a future he told them they could embrace if they chose. It was the first time an American president had given an address about human rights on Russian soil. Reagan had once called the Soviet Union an “evil empire.” Now, saying that depiction was from “another time,” he beckoned the Soviets to join him in a new vision of the future. The importance of Reagan’s Moscow speech was largely overlooked at the time, but the new world he spoke of was fast approaching; the following year, in November 1989, the Berlin Wall fell and the Soviet Union began to disintegrate, leaving the United States the sole superpower on the world stage.</p><p>Today, the end of the Cold War is perhaps the defining historical moment of the past half century, and must be understood if we are to make sense of America’s current place in the world, amid the re-emergence of US-Russian tensions during Vladimir Putin’s tenure. Using Reagan’s three days in Moscow to tell the larger story of the president’s critical and often misunderstood role in orchestrating a successful, peaceful ending to the Cold War, Baier illuminates the character of one of our nation’s most venerated leaders—and reveals the unique qualities that allowed him to succeed in forming an alliance for peace with the Soviet Union, when his predecessors had fallen short.</p>
The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia
by Masha Gessen

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English

Pages

527

Publication Date

October 03, 2017

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<b>WINNER OF THE 2017 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD IN NONFICTION<br /><br /><b><b><b>FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARDS <br /><br /></b></b></b>WINNER OF THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY'S HELEN BERNSTEIN BOOK AWARD  <br /><br />NAMED A BEST BOOK OF 2017 BY<i> THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW</i>, <i>LOS ANGELES TIMES</i>, <i>WASHINGTON POST</i>,  <i>BOSTON GLOBE</i>, <i>SEATTLE TIMES</i>, <i>CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR</i>, <i>NEWSWEEK,</i> <i>PASTE</i>, and<i> POP SUGAR</i></b><br /><br /><b>The essential journalist and bestselling biographer of Vladimir Putin reveals how, in the space of a generation, Russia surrendered to a more virulent and invincible new strain of autocracy. </b> <br /><br />Award-winning journalist Masha Gessen's understanding of the events and forces that have wracked Russia in recent times is unparalleled. In The Future Is History, Gessen follows the lives of four people born at what promised to be the dawn of democracy. Each of them came of age with unprecedented expectations, some as the children and grandchildren of the very architects of the new Russia, each with newfound aspirations of their own--as entrepreneurs, activists, thinkers, and writers, sexual and social beings. <br /><br />Gessen charts their paths against the machinations of the regime that would crush them all, and against the war it waged on understanding itself, which ensured the unobstructed reemergence of the old Soviet order in the form of today's terrifying and seemingly unstoppable mafia state. Powerful and urgent, The Future Is History is a cautionary tale for our time and for all time.
Blind Man's Bluff: The Untold Story Of American Submarine Espiona...
by , Christopher Drew

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English

Pages

384

Publication Date

March 04, 2008

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<b>Discover the secret history of America's submarine warfare in this fast-paced and deeply researched chronicle of adventure and intrigue during the Cold War that reads like a spy thriller.</b></br></br> <i>Blind Man's Bluff</i> is an exciting, epic story of adventure, ingenuity, courage, and disaster beneath the sea. This <i>New York Times</i> bestseller reveals previously unknown dramas, such as:</br></br><ul><li>The mission to send submarines wired with self-destruct charges into the heart of Soviet seas to tap crucial underwater telephone cables.</li><li>How the Navy's own negligence may have been responsible for the loss of the USS <em >Scorpion</em>, a submarine that disappeared, all hands lost, in 1968.</li><li>The bitter war between the CIA and the Navy and how it threatened to sabotage one of America's most important undersea missions.</li><li>The audacious attempt to steal a Soviet submarine with the help of eccentric billionaire Howard Hughes, and how it was doomed from the start.</li></ul></br></br> A magnificent achievement in investigative reporting, <em>Blind Man's Bluff</em> reads like a spy thriller, but with one important difference-everything in it is true.</br></br>

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