Zbig

Author: Andrzej Lubowski
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1480460036
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“Kissinger opted for a strategy of accommodation with Moscow, while Brzezinski, claiming that the very nature of Soviet ideology and policies prevents stability, sought strategies for undermining the Soviet system. . . . In retrospect, Brzezinski was proven right and Kissinger was wrong.” —Shlomo Avineri in the preface Zbigniew Brzezinski, widely regarded as a key actor in the last half-century of American foreign policy, remains a high-profile commentator on current events and an influential critic of some policies of subsequent administrations. His intellect and eloquent wit have made him an irreplaceable and controversial part of the American scene. He continues to fascinate historians, journalists, and conspiracy theorists. This is not a conventional doorstop biography. Instead, Zbig focuses on Brzezinski’s critical and underappreciated contribution to the collapse of the Soviet Union—his lifelong mission. Utterly free of illusions about the nature of Communist power, Brzezinski advocated “peaceful engagement” as the best tactic for exploiting systemic Soviet vulnerabilities. His stand on human rights and his tutelage of and influence on President Jimmy Carter had a profound effect on the course of the Cold War. Zbig also compares Brzezinski with his Harvard rival, Henry Kissinger—a strong proponent of realpolitik. Brilliant as Kissinger is, he did little to change American perceptions of the world in a lasting way. Brzezinski did.

One World Big Screen

Author: M. Todd Bennett
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 0807837466
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World War II coincided with cinema's golden age. Movies now considered classics were created at a time when all sides in the war were coming to realize the great power of popular films to motivate the masses. Through multinational research, One World, Big Screen reveals how the Grand Alliance--Britain, China, the Soviet Union, and the United States--tapped Hollywood's impressive power to shrink the distance and bridge the differences that separated them. The Allies, M. Todd Bennett shows, strategically manipulated cinema in an effort to promote the idea that the United Nations was a family of nations joined by blood and affection. Bennett revisits Casablanca, Mrs. Miniver, Flying Tigers, and other familiar movies that, he argues, helped win the war and the peace by improving Allied solidarity and transforming the American worldview. Closely analyzing film, diplomatic correspondence, propagandists' logs, and movie studio records found in the United States, the United Kingdom, and the former Soviet Union, Bennett rethinks traditional scholarship on World War II diplomacy by examining the ways that Hollywood and the Allies worked together to prepare for and enact the war effort.

The Kremlin Wolf

Author: Ron Gordon
Publisher: Book Venture Publishing LLC
ISBN: 1641664924
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The Taliban and ISIS insurgencies in the Middle East conflict zones threaten to spread worldwide fear, enveloping Russia, America, and NATO forces. An unassuming antihero contractor is drawn into this conflagration of atrocities with a tough NATO soldier, Anje, mutilated by terrorists’ intent on spreading fear to the very nations combating the fanatical insurgents, destroying the ancient fabric of surrounding Middle East nations to subjugate and to impose a lifestyle of fanatical Islamic sharia laws.

Big Trouble In Little China Big Trouble In Mother Russia Novel

Author: John Carpenter
Publisher: Boom! Studios
ISBN: 1613985568
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Jack Burton from John Carpenter’s cult-hit film, Big Trouble in Little China returns in Big Trouble in Mother Russia! Jack is back and he’s brought some old friends—and a few enemies. Kidnapped and dropped into communist Russia, Jack and his best friend Wang must survive the KGB, the ancient Chinese Wing Kong, and a series of fantastical horrors if they ever want to get home. With the help of Gracie Law and Egg Shen, they will have to unlock a centuries-old mystery that could tear apart the very fabric of reality in order to survive. From writer Matthew J. Elliot (RiffTrax; Doctor Who: Maker of Demons) and illustrator Elena Casagrande (Hulk; X-Files Season 10) Big Trouble in Mother Russia adds a compelling new chapter to the travails of cult hero Jack Burton!

Mr Putin

Author: Fiona Hill
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
ISBN: 081572618X
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From the KGB to the Kremlin: a multidimensional portrait of the man at war with the West. Where do Vladimir Putin's ideas come from? How does he look at the outside world? What does he want, and how far is he willing to go? The great lesson of the outbreak of World War I in 1914 was the danger of misreading the statements, actions, and intentions of the adversary. Today, Vladimir Putin has become the greatest challenge to European security and the global world order in decades. Russia's 8,000 nuclear weapons underscore the huge risks of not understanding who Putin is. Featuring five new chapters, this new edition dispels potentially dangerous misconceptions about Putin and offers a clear-eyed look at his objectives. It presents Putin as a reflection of deeply ingrained Russian ways of thinking as well as his unique personal background and experience. Praise for the first edition If you want to begin to understand Russia today, read this book. —Sir John Scarlett, former chief of the British Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) For anyone wishing to understand Russia's evolution since the breakup of the Soviet Union and its trajectory since then, the book you hold in your hand is an essential guide.—John McLaughlin, former deputy director of U.S. Central Intelligence Of the many biographies of Vladimir Putin that have appeared in recent years, this one is the most useful. —Foreign Affairs This is not just another Putin biography. It is a psychological portrait. —The Financial Times Q: Do you have time to read books? If so, which ones would you recommend? "My goodness, let's see. There's Mr. Putin, by Fiona Hill and Clifford Gaddy. Insightful." —Vice President Joseph Biden in Joe Biden: The Rolling Stone Interview.

The Hunted

Author: Brian Haig
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0446550833
Size: 19.40 MB
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New York Times bestselling author Brian Haig delivers his a thriller inspired by a true story about one man running between two countries, trying desperately to escape his past. In 1987, Alex Konevitch was thrown out of Moscow University for "indulging his entrepreneurial spirit." But by 1991, he was worth $300 million. On track to become Russia's wealthiest man, he makes one critical mistake: he hires the former deputy director of the KGB to handle his corporate security. And then his world begins to fall apart. Kidnapped, beaten, and forced to relinquish his business and his fortune, Alex and his wife escape to the United States, only to be accused by his own government of stealing millions from his business. With a mob contract out on his life and the FBI hot on his trail, Alex is a desperate man without a country-facing the ultimate sacrifice for the chance to build a new life for himself and his family.

Putin And The Rise Of Russia

Author: Michael Stuermer
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0297856839
Size: 30.47 MB
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A brilliant analysis of Putin and the key role a resurgent Russia has to play in world affairs. When the Soviet Union collapsed, the world was left wondering about its destiny. Russia is still an enormous power with a population exceeding 140 million, immense military resources and giant energy reserves - in short, a vast land full of promise and opportunity. Russia has the potential to be a force of stability or a force of turmoil, but when it comes to global affairs, can she be persuaded to join the world order? Will yesterday's revolutionary power become tomorrow's stabilizer? Professor Stuermer's authoritative and timely account considers a Russia going through a defining phase after the departure of Vladimir Putin. History is on the move: we face an open and challenging future in which Russia, for better or for worse, will play a key role.

Aiko S Journey Part Two

Author: Miriam M. Batts
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1425146090
Size: 45.65 MB
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Seventy-five years ago, while Korea was under the Japanese suppression, children of Korean-Japanese mixture were rare phenomena. The author, whose parents were Korean and Japanese, would like to tell story of her life.

Russia S Heroes

Author: Albert Axell
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1472103904
Size: 72.41 MB
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With Hitler's invasion of Russia on 22 June 1941, the Eastern front opened and politicians and generals around the world predicted the swift destruction of the Soviet armies. Nazi Germany threw its might against Russia: 5,000,000 men took part in the blitz attack along the Russian frontier. From interviews and primary evidence, much of it never previously published, unfolds the story of the Eastern Front, interweaving accounts of the men and women who served with the progress of the war itself. A tale of unbelievable heroism.

The Big Switch

Author: Harry Turtledove
Publisher: Del Rey
ISBN: 0345526384
Size: 32.69 MB
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In 1941 Winston Churchill was Hitler’s worst enemy. Then a Nazi secret agent changed everything. What if Neville Chamberlain, instead of appeasing Hitler, had stood up to him in 1938? Enraged, Hitler reacts by lashing out at the West, promising his soldiers that they will reach Paris by the new year. Instead, three years pass, and with his genocidal apparatus not fully in place, Hitler barely survives a coup, while Jews cling to survival, and England and France wonder whether the war is still worthwhile. The stage is set for World War II to unfold far differently from the history we know—courtesy of Harry Turtledove, wizard of “what if?,” in the continuation of his thrilling series: The War That Came Early. Through the eyes of characters ranging from a brawling American serving with the Abraham Lincoln Brigade in Spain to a woman who has seen Hitler’s evil face-to-face, The Big Switch rolls relentlessly forward into 1941. As the Germans and their Polish allies slam into the gut of the Soviet Union in the west, Japan pummels away in the east. Meanwhile, in the trenches of France, French and Czech forces are outmanned but not outfought by their Nazi enemy. Then the stalemate is shattered. In England Winston Churchill dies suddenly, leaving the gray men wondering who their real enemy is. And as the USSR makes peace with Japan, the empire of the Rising Sun looks westward—its war with America about to begin. BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Harry Turtledove's The War That Came Early: Coup d'Etat.