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The Cossacks By Leo Tolstoy
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Includes an Introduction, Biography of Tolstoy, Plot Summary, Bibliography and Reading Guide Questions. The Cossacks by Leo Tolstoy is a short novel about the experiences of Onenin, a young Russian... More > aristocrat, who decides to join the army and finds himself in a Cossack village during the Caucasian War (1817-1864). The novel explores a number of themes that were to become ever more important to Tolstoy as he developed as a writer: the purpose of life and nature of happiness and the truth of primitive rural life contrasted with the sophisticated culture of Russian urbane society. Tolstoy went on to write two of the most famous novels in history: War and Peace and Anna Karenina, but it was in The Cossacks that he started to find his voice as a writer.< Less
The Cossacks By Leo Tolstoy
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The Cossacks is a short novel by Leo Tolstoy, published in 1863 in the popular literary magazine The Russian Messenger. It was originally called Young Manhood. Both Ivan Turgenev and the Nobel... More > prize-winning Russian writer Ivan Bunin gave the work great praise, Turgenev calling it his favorite work by Tolstoy. Tolstoy began work on the story in August 1853. In August 1857, after having reread Iliad, he vowed to completely rewrite The Cossacks. In February 1862, after having lost badly at cards he finished the novel to help pay his debts. The novel was published in 1863, the same year his first child was born.< Less
The Cossacks By Leo Tolstoy
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The Cossacks (Illustrated) By Leo Tolstoy
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The Cossacks (Russian: Казаки [Kazaki]) is a short novel by Leo Tolstoy, published in 1863 in the popular literary magazine The Russian Messenger. It was... More > originally called Young Manhood.[1] Both Ivan Turgenev and the Nobel prize-winning Russian writer Ivan Bunin gave the work great praise, Turgenev calling it his favorite work by Tolstoy.[2] Tolstoy began work on the story in August 1853.[3] In August 1857, after having reread Iliad, he vowed to completely rewrite The Cossacks.[4] In February 1862, after having lost badly at cards he finished the novel to help pay his debts.[5] The novel was published in 1863, the same year his first child was born.< Less
THE COUNTERFEIT COSSACK By ARTHUR FEDER
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Through countless bloody battles in WWII, and the Israeli War for Independence, from Soviet prisoner to Commissar, from the lush steppes of the Ukraine to the arid deserts of Palestine, and on to... More > business success in Puerto Rico, Arthur Feder fought and triumphed.< Less
The Devil's Horsemen By Alan K. Fairhurst
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Equine stunt riding & medieval jousting.
For We Are Gods By Alan Grinberg
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A historical novel about World War One and the Russian Revolution, told through the eyes of a Don Cossack.
A General Sketch of the European War By Hilaire Belloc
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It is the object of this book, and those which will succeed it in the same series, to put before the reader the main lines of the European War as it proceeds. Each such part must necessarily be... More > completed and issued some little time after the events to which it relates have passed into history.< Less
Catherine refracted Pure Slush Vol. 7 By Pure Slush
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Catherine the Great, Empress and Autocrat of All the Russias, was a fascinating woman and legends about her abound. Catherine refracted is a re-imagining of her life and the legends about her. Her... More > lovers, her illegitimate children, her wiles, her wit and her place in history ... all feature in this lively reinterpretation of one of history's most beloved and reviled leaders.< Less
Catherine Refracted Pure Slush Vol. 7 By Pure Slush
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Catherine the Great, Empress and Autocrat of All the Russias, was a fascinating woman and legends about her abound. Catherine refracted is a re-imagining of her life and the legends about her. Her... More > lovers, her illegitimate children, her wiles, her wit and her place in history ... all feature in this lively reinterpretation of one of history's most beloved and reviled leaders.< Less