Search Results: "Yuri Slezkine"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2000

"Each autobiography here transforms the story of a private life into the story of the country and the times: a volume sure to attract early Soviet history buffs."
A collection of life stories of Russian women, accompanied by an analytical introduction and edited by scholars Fitzpatrick (History/Univ. of Chicago) and Slezkine (History/Univ. of California), from the perspective of direct participants in the unfolding historical drama begun in 1917. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1995

"Almost certainly the best book on this subject that we are likely to see."
This account of the Cambridge Spy Ring is so knowledgeable and full of insight that it sweeps the competition from the field. Read full book review >

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DANGEROUS THOUGHTS by Yuri Orlov
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 18, 1991

"Still, this is the honest record of an exceptional man whose story is worth knowing."
Orlov, a leading nuclear physicist and former Soviet dissident, looks back on his complex, extraordinary life. Read full book review >

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THE GRAY HOUSE by Mariam Petrosyan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 25, 2017

"An impressive—and impressively massive—feat of imagination and translation. (Magical realism. 14-adult)"
Petrosyan's award-winning debut novel, translated from Russian, is a vividly imagined tale of epic proportions. Read full book review >

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DEVIL’S MIDNIGHT by Yuri Kapralov
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2003

"Red, White, a plague on both your houses."
A depressing tale about the dissolution of the Russian czarist empire—and of the human spirit. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 22, 2009

"A valuable addition to the financial mathematician's library."
Mathematician and consultant Shestopaloff thoroughly explores the world of financial mathematics in a volume that will be valuable to anyone in the field. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 18, 1995

"Shvets generates interest only when detailing the daily, tedious routines and machinations of undercover spy work."
A former KGB operative offers a melodramatic and often portentous account of his ``spy'' activities while attached to the Soviet embassy in Washington, D.C. Shvets arrived in Washington in 1985, supposedly as a correspondent for the Soviet news agency Tass. Read full book review >

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THE ZERO TRAIN by Yuri Buida
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 8, 2001

"A rich, provocative allegory (which might be compared with Victor Pelevin's The Yellow Arrow)—and a fine introduction to an important contemporary Russian writer."
This spare, swift 1993 novel explores the professional and emotional burdens borne by Ivan Ardyabev, a "railway forces private" assigned to a train settlement somewhere in rural Russia. Read full book review >

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PRESUMED GUILTY by Junius Podrug
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"An interesting examination of alien jurisprudence, overwhelmed by campy melodrama, kinky theatrics, and cartoon violence."
Torturously contrived, wildly improbable woman-in-peril/legal procedural set in a darkly perverse post-Communist Moscow, from mystically inclined lawyer-author Podrug (Frost of Heaven, 1992). Read full book review >

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LEARNING TO SWEAR IN AMERICA by Katie Kennedy
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 5, 2016

"An end-of-the-world romp that will prompt readers to think and to laugh, this novel ultimately teases more suspense and romance than it genuinely delivers. (Fiction. 14-18)"
The fate of the world rests on the shoulders of an awkward teenage genius in Kennedy's comical debut novel. Read full book review >

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VECTOR by Robin Cook
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 1999

"Not really a thought to minimize, as his cautionary tale observes."
39914471.499 Cook, Robin VECTOR Doctor Cook, King of the Mind-bending Medical Thriller (from Coma to Invasion to Toxin), returns with a swoon-worthy killer-poison more dangerous than any before it.. Read full book review >