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Oh Khrushchev, My Khrushchev By Richard Grayson
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The six stories in OH KHRUSHCHEV, MY KHRUSHCHEV, all previously published in literary magazines from 1978 to 1994, feature baby boomers growing up in the shadow of the Cold War from the Eisenhower... More > era of the 1950s into full yuppiehood during the Reagan revolution of the 1980s and beyond. One boy's crush on Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev, junior high recitations of the poem "Invictus," the reaction of Columbia University students to the 1970 Kent State killings, suicide attempts both failed and successful, endless protest marches, a woman's struggle with computer programming on an old Apple IIc, discreet banks in the Cayman Islands, monthly condo board meetings, screenwriters in the Hollywood Hills, and federal bankruptcy court in the district of Southern Florida -- all of this and more are craftily delineated and diagrammed in Richard Grayson's playful portraits of an American generation coping with constant change.< Less
Oh Khrushchev, My Khrushchev By Richard Grayson
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The six stories in OH KHRUSHCHEV, MY KHRUSHCHEV, all previously published in literary magazines from 1978 to 1994, feature baby boomers growing up in the shadow of the Cold War from the Eisenhower... More > era of the 1950s into full yuppiehood during the Reagan revolution of the 1980s and beyond. One boy's crush on Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev, junior high recitations of the poem "Invictus," the reaction of Columbia University students to the 1970 Kent State killings, suicide attempts both failed and successful, endless protest marches, a woman's struggle with computer programming on an old Apple IIc, discreet banks in the Cayman Islands, monthly condo board meetings, screenwriters in the Hollywood Hills, and federal bankruptcy court in the district of Southern Florida -- all of this and more are craftily delineated and diagrammed in Richard Grayson's playful portraits of an American generation coping with constant change.< Less
1963:The Year of Hope and Hostility By Byron Williams
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1963:The Year of Hope and Hostility explores the transformative year when America lost the illusion of innocence. It was a year that began with George Wallace declaring “segregation now,... More > segregation tomorrow, and segregation forever,” and concluded with Martin Luther King being named Time Magazine’s Man of the Year. It was a year that cemented our current Cuban policy and shaped the events in Vietnam. It was a year that demonstrated to the world America’s incongruence between the Jeffersonian ideal that “all men are created equal” and the everlasting threads of segregation and slavery to which the streets of Birmingham bore witness. Finally, 1963 was the year America was forced to acknowledge the fact that presidential assassinations were a reality as it witnessed the death of President Kennedy.< Less
Randy Black's Favorite Tales From Siberia By Randy Black
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Hardcover Nominated for the 2008 Pulitzer Prize in Non-Fiction."Tales from Siberia is sincere, fresh and interesting. Mr. Black's stories portray the essence of Siberia and her people,... More > especially the babushky (grandmothers). I recommend this book.” Sergei Khrushchev, son of Nikita Khrushchev. “Black captures the harsh conditions, the stern babushky, the bone-chilling Siberian winter juxtaposed with the generosity and warmth of the Russian people.” The Dallas Morning News “From the Russian Mafia to the politicians and the retired surgeon who found it hard living on her $14 a month pension, Black provides avenues of concern, laughter and shear delight.” The Minneola MonitorThis collection of warm, inspiring, heart-touching and humorous stories brings to life Russians as they confront the painful thawing out process from their 75-year communist deepfreeze.< Less
Randy Black's Favorite Tales from Siberia By Randy Black
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PaperbackNominated for the 2008 Pulitzer Prize-Non-Fiction"Tales from Siberia is sincere, fresh and interesting. Mr. Black's stories portray the essence of Siberia and her people, especially the... More > babushky (grandmothers). I recommend this book.”-Sergei Khrushchev, son of Nikita Khrushchev. “Black captures the harsh conditions, the stern babushky, the bone-chilling Siberian winter juxtaposed with the generosity and warmth of the Russian people.”-The Dallas Morning News “From the Russian Mafia to the politicians and the retired surgeon who found it hard living on her $14 a month pension, Black provides avenues of concern, laughter and shear delight.”-The Minneola Monitor, This collection of warm, inspiring, heart-touching and humorous stories brings to life Russians as they confront the painful thawing out process from their 75-year communist deepfreeze.< Less
The Insidious War By David W. Boothe
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In 1958 Premier Nikita Khrushchev is faced with the consequences of the cold war with the United States. Soviet agriculture is in disarray with Soviet citizens standing in long lines for meat, grains... More > and fruit was non existent. Manufacturing of machines to build tractors, automobiles and machine tools were at all time low levels. However, cash was bleeding out of the country as the Soviets invested in nuclear armament for their own defense and the defense of the entire Soviet block countries. To avert the United States attention away from these issues and to change the focus of the United States away from the costly cold war, Khrushchev ordered the KGB to recruit a spy for insertion into the United States to disrupt the economy, corrupt the morals of the citizens and create chaos within its borders. The KGB devises a plan to increase racial tensions, spread the use of recreational drugs, and promote civil disobedience. Speznaz Major Andrea Kirov is the chosen spy.< Less
Randy Black's Favorite Tales From Siberia By Randy Black
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Hardcover Nominated for the 2008 Pulitzer Prize in Non-Fiction."Tales from Siberia is sincere, fresh and interesting. Mr. Black's stories portray the essence of Siberia and her people,... More > especially the babushky (grandmothers). I recommend this book.” Sergei Khrushchev, son of Nikita Khrushchev. “Black captures the harsh conditions, the stern babushky, the bone-chilling Siberian winter juxtaposed with the generosity and warmth of the Russian people.” The Dallas Morning News “From the Russian Mafia to the politicians and the retired surgeon who found it hard living on her $14 a month pension, Black provides avenues of concern, laughter and shear delight.” The Minneola MonitorThis collection of warm, inspiring, heart-touching and humorous stories brings to life Russians as they confront the painful thawing out process from their 75-year communist deepfreeze.< Less
So Near To Apocalypse By Clive Fletcher
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Based on actual historical events; some yet to be released to the public, this novel covers the vital weeks before the Cuba Crisis in mid-October 1962 when British Intelligence’s Russian agent... More > in the Kremlin, using a clandestine radio feed back to a Royal Signals and Intelligence Corps team, the vital information which finally convinced President Kennedy of the Soviet’s true intentions with regard to putting nuclear missiles on Cuba. This agent’s information allowed Kennedy to outmanoeuvre and humiliate the Russian Premier, Nikita Khrushchev and avert what would have been America’s second Pearl Harbour. How MI6 exfiltrated this agent out of Russia to brief the President personally. He brings back one of Britain’s infamous double agents who expose the Soviet spies still operating in British Intelligence and the answer to other unsolved mysteries. The novel concludes with revealing the plot and the actual players who carried out the assassination of Kennedy resulting from the Cuba Crisis.< Less