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THE IRON CURTAIN KID By OLIVER FRITZ
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Ever wondered what it must have been like growing up behind the Iron Curtain, on the wrong side of the Berlin Wall? Would your days have been haunted by the shadow of the omnipresent secret service,... More > the Stasi, or was reality somewhat more mundane? In this humorous and touching memoir, Oliver Fritz takes us behind the myths, into a world of bottled fruit, corny commie jokes, socialist folk songs, sticky-taped plastic bags and Trabant cars. Where kids are counting the years to retirement, pensioners have no qualms breaking the law, holidays involve smuggling western newspapers from the Soviet Union or money to Czechoslovakia and being mistaken for a westerner is a teen’s dream. Underpinning daily life in the German Democratic Republic is Oliver’s longing to know what things are like on the other side of the Wall…and the mixed feelings that result when, with the help of a tin of mushrooms, he finally begins to find out for himself… Visit www.ironcurtainkid.com for more info.< Less
Iron Curtain Calls By Richard Tashjian
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Iron Curtain Calls contains two titles that lead back to Russia of the last century. In the surrealist novel Iron Curtain Calls, an author and his friends are among the many repatriated Armenians in... More > the Caucasus. They arrive at a time when antagonisms begin anew between Armenia and its neighboring rival. This shock is exceeded only by the culture shock of finding that local Armenians are not the adorable, charming people familiar to them in the Diaspora but a serious, overworked, unamused race. It is only crisis that brings a varied nation together and untangles the personal affairs of the protagonists. Like Night and Day is a lyrical play about Petersburg, the region of summer midnight sun and winter noonday darkness. And it is the inequity that moves the principal characters of the play and drives them to modern revolution. 2007-2010.< Less
The Iron Curtain Over America By John Beaty
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This book is unique in that it not only discusses the internal decay and the external disasters which threaten the life of American people (in fact, of ALL the people), but diagnoses the growing... More > cancer of which they are merely the symptoms. Going behind the iron curtain of propaganda, censorship and deception, the author, former Colonel of the Military Intelligence Service, gives to the reader the first comprehensive documented account of the origin, the scope, and the intentions of the “insidious forces working from within,” which are seeking to destroy Western civilization. “An honest and courageous dispeller of the fog of propaganda in which most minds seem to dwell.” – Lt. General P. A. Del Valle, USMC (ret.) “I think it ought to be compulsory reading in every public school in America.” – Senator William A. Langer, former Chairman, Judiciary Committee “This book is a magnificent contribution to those who would preserve our American ideals.” – Lt. Gen. Edward M. Almond, USA (ret.)< Less
The Iron Curtain Over America By John Beaty
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This book is unique in that it not only discusses the internal decay and the external disasters which threaten the life of American people (in fact, of ALL the people), but diagnoses the growing... More > cancer of which they are merely the symptoms. Going behind the iron curtain of propaganda, censorship and deception, the author, former Colonel of the Military Intelligence Service, gives to the reader the first comprehensive documented account of the origin, the scope, and the intentions of the “insidious forces working from within,” which are seeking to destroy Western civilization. “An honest and courageous dispeller of the fog of propaganda in which most minds seem to dwell.” – Lt. General P. A. Del Valle, USMC (ret.) “I think it ought to be compulsory reading in every public school in America.” – Senator William A. Langer, former Chairman, Judiciary Committee “This book is a magnificent contribution to those who would preserve our American ideals.” – Lt. Gen. Edward M. Almond, USA (ret.)< Less
Necrorama - Iron Curtain By Javier Arce
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Pantallas para el City Master (Director de Juego) del juego de rol narrativo Necrorama, en el que los participantes interpretan a necrólitos -un híbrido industrial entre hombre y... More > demonio- atrapados en un infinito llamado Iron City, donde tratarán de desentrañar los innumerables misterios que se esconden en las sombras de la Ciudad de la Condenación. Necrorama mezcla estilos como el pulp, el steampunk, el noir y la fábula para crear una ambientación única, original y muy mordaz. Tomando la rica inspiración que proporcionan los años treinta y cuarenta del siglo XX, los personajes se enfrentarán a criaturas de la oscuridad, viajarán a la Tierra, flirtearán con la magia y los Arcanos, encontrarán lugares perdidos en el tiempo y, si tienen mucha suerte, recuperarán sus recuerdos y su alma. Bienvenido a la Ciudad de Hielo, a la Ciudad de Hierro, a la Ciudad de la Sangre y la Larga Noche.< Less
Twitching the Iron Curtain In Central Europe and London: Memoirs 1972-1984 By Martin Nicholson
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Twitching the Iron Curtain is the fourth volume of Martin Nicholson's memoirs. It takes the author's career and family life from 1972 to 1984, following the abrupt end of his posting in Moscow in a... More > flurry of expulsions and counter-expulsions of diplomats, described in the previous volume, Activities Incompatible. The present volume covers the author’s postings in family-friendly, though still thoroughly Communist Prague (1972-1975) and Vienna (1978-1981), the forum for MBFR, the long-running East/West arms control negotiations, as well as London postings, where Martin followed the slow demise of the Soviet Union and witnessed at first hand Mikhail Gorbachev’s dramatic visit to the UK in 1984. By the end of this period Martin’s children were teenagers; their story also weaves its way through the narrative.< Less
Raising Life's Curtains By Ted Johnson
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Ted Johnson's life: growing up in Iron Mountain, family, and career at Digital Equipment Corporation and beyond.
Harp By Nidhi Dalmia
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Set in the context of the zeitgeist and idealism of the late sixties, Harp is about love, longing and coming of age. The three main protagonists - a young man travelling in a Europe-less-travelled... More > including the Iron Curtain, a young woman who has a calling to music, and another young woman who has loved and lost once - provide the frame of this narrative about journeys we make across countries, even as we embark on a private quest within to know ourselves better, and to seek what it is we really want from life. Moving through India, Europe and USA, Harp follows the lives of these three young people even as they engage with the cultural, sexual, student revolutions, and the music of the sixties.< Less
Operation Melting Wall By Frank Villafaña
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In this sequel to Mule Train to Afghanistan, Ralph´s new assignment, takes him to East Europe during the height of the Cold War. His life remains complicated and fast paced. The CIA has... More > established teams to prepare East Europe countries for the eventual fall of the Iron Curtain. Ralph is assigned to the Romania team, which turns out to be the Soviet satellite to undergo the most violent transition. CIA operatives handling the Romania project are doing more than advising partisans, and Ralph is at risk in this dangerous mission, where Securitate, the KGB-clone organization, is well in control of the Romanian population. With no diplomatic immunity to protect him, Ralph’s only protection is his carefully crafted job as a carpet merchant and his quick wit. Once again, this Cuban exile finds himself in a sticky situation, or as his mother would have said an arroz con mango. If he makes it out alive, who knows what will be next for Ralph. He hopes that it will be the liberation of Cuba.< Less
Baltyk Star Rising By Eileen Stromberger
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Olenka Fortuna is a typical teenager in Poland who likes to spend time with her friends, shop for clothes, and watch movies at the local cinema. When her American expatriate mother dies suddenly... More > and unexpectedly, she leaves behind a slew of questions to which Olenka has no answers. Why did her mother first come to Poland shortly before the Iron Curtain fell? Why did she never return to the United States? Why did she avoid talking about her American family? Olenka seeks answers to these questions, but it doesn’t take long for her to realize that everyone is hiding something about her mother and American relatives. What she doesn’t know is that the truth can shatter her world, revealing secrets that can undermine her perception of her family and her own identity.< Less

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