The Songs of St Petersburg

The Songs of St Petersburg
Author: Amor Towles
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 462
Release: 2017-02-09
ISBN 10: 0091944244
ISBN 13: 9780091944247
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Songs of St Petersburg Book Review:

From the New York Times bestselling author of Rules of Civility. 'A comic masterpiece.' The Times 'Winning . . . gorgeous . . . satisfying . . . Towles is a craftsman.' New York Times Book Review 'A work of great charm, intelligence and insight.' Sunday Times 'Everything a novel should be: charming, witty, poetic and generous. An absolute delight.' Mail on Sunday 'If we do a better book than this one on the book club this year we will be very very lucky.' Matt Williams, Radio 2 Book Club 'Abundant in humour, history and humanity' Sunday Telegraph 'Wistful, whimsical and wry.' Sunday Express On 21 June 1922 Count Alexander Rostov - recipient of the Order of Saint Andrew, member of the Jockey Club, Master of the Hunt - is escorted out of the Kremlin, across Red Square and through the elegant revolving doors of the Hotel Metropol. But instead of being taken to his usual suite, he is led to an attic room with a window the size of a chessboard. Deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, the Count has been sentenced to house arrest indefinitely. While Russia undergoes decades of tumultuous upheaval, the Count, stripped of the trappings that defined his life, is forced to question what makes us who we are. And with the assistance of a glamorous actress, a cantankerous chef and a very serious child, Rostov unexpectedly discovers a new understanding of both pleasure and purpose.

A Gentleman in Moscow

A Gentleman in Moscow
Author: Amor Towles
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2017-01-09
ISBN 10: 1448135508
ISBN 13: 9781448135509
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Gentleman in Moscow Book Review:

** Available for pre-order, THE LINCOLN HIGHWAY, the dazzling new novel from Amor Towles ** Chosen for the Duchess of Cornwall's online book club The Reading Room OVER A MILLION COPIES SOLD: a BBC Radio 4 Book Club choice, soon to be a major TV series starring Kenneth Branagh _________________________ 'A wonderful book' - Tana French 'This novel is astonishing, uplifting and wise. Don't miss it' - Chris Cleave 'No historical novel this year was more witty, insightful or original' - Sunday Times, Books of the Year '[A] supremely uplifting novel ... It's elegant, witty and delightful - much like the Count himself.' - Mail on Sunday, Books of the Year 'Charming ... shows that not all books about Russian aristocrats have to be full of doom and nihilism' - The Times, Books of the Year _________________________ On 21 June 1922, Count Alexander Rostov - recipient of the Order of Saint Andrew, member of the Jockey Club, Master of the Hunt - is escorted out of the Kremlin, across Red Square and through the elegant revolving doors of the Hotel Metropol. Deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, the Count has been sentenced to house arrest indefinitely. But instead of his usual suite, he must now live in an attic room while Russia undergoes decades of tumultuous upheaval. Can a life without luxury be the richest of all? _________________________ A BOOK OF THE DECADE, 2010-2020 (INDEPENDENT) THE TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR 2017 A SUNDAY TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR 2017 A MAIL ON SUNDAY BOOK OF THE YEAR 2017 A DAILY EXPRESS BOOK OF THE YEAR 2017 AN IRISH TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR 2017 ONE OF BARACK OBAMA'S BEST BOOKS OF 2017 ONE OF BILL GATES'S SUMMER READS OF 2019 NOMINATED FOR THE 2018 INDEPENDENT BOOKSELLERS WEEK AWARD

A Gentleman in Moscow

A Gentleman in Moscow
Author: Amor Towles
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2016-09-08
ISBN 10: 1473539242
ISBN 13: 9781473539242
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Gentleman in Moscow Book Review:

On 21 June 1922 Count Alexander Rostov – recipient of the Order of Saint Andrew, member of the Jockey Club, Master of the Hunt – is escorted out of the Kremlin, across Red Square and through the elegant revolving doors of the Hotel Metropol. But instead of being taken to his usual suite, he is led to an attic room with a window the size of a chessboard. Deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, the Count has been sentenced to house arrest indefinitely. While Russia undergoes decades of tumultuous upheaval, the Count, stripped of the trappings that defined his life, is forced to question what makes us who we are. And with the assistance of a glamorous actress, a cantankerous chef and a very serious child, Rostov unexpectedly discovers a new understanding of both pleasure and purpose.

Legacy Vampire Awakenings Book 12

Legacy  Vampire Awakenings  Book 12
Author: Brenda K. Davies
Publsiher: Brenda K. Davies
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2021-05-28
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Legacy Vampire Awakenings Book 12 Book Review:

When Melanie left her sheltered, bizarre childhood behind for college, she was determined to embrace her new life, but forgetting her past proved impossible. Though she tries to live a normal life, she shuns anyone who tries to get close to her. Kyle is determined to break through Melanie’s walls, but when she makes it clear she doesn’t talk about her past, he doesn’t push. He struggles to give her space even as he fights his growing desire to get closer. Melanie knows it’s a bad idea to fall for Kyle; yet he’s impossible to resist. As they grow closer, she struggles with how to keep her past from him, but when it collides with her present, secrets are unleashed—and not just hers. Kyle isn’t expecting Melanie’s past to put his family in danger, but when he’s confronted with a horror the likes of which he’s never known, he must decide if his mate is someone he can trust… or a deadly threat. Download your copy of Legacy and dive into the epic conclusion of the Vampire Awakenings Series. ***Due to sexual content, violence, and language, this book is recommended for readers 18+ years of age.*** Keywords: Paranormal romance series strong heroine strong male lead steamy romance contemporary fantasy fiction mythical creatures psychic powers action adventure thriller family romance series.

Rules of Civility

Rules of Civility
Author: Amor Towles
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2011-07-26
ISBN 10: 1101517069
ISBN 13: 9781101517062
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rules of Civility Book Review:

From the New York Times-bestselling author of A Gentleman in Moscow and the forthcoming The Lincoln Highway, a “sharply stylish” (Boston Globe) book about a young woman in post-Depression era New York who suddenly finds herself thrust into high society—now with over one million readers worldwide On the last night of 1937, twenty-five-year-old Katey Kontent is in a second-rate Greenwich Village jazz bar when Tinker Grey, a handsome banker, happens to sit down at the neighboring table. This chance encounter and its startling consequences propel Katey on a year-long journey into the upper echelons of New York society—where she will have little to rely upon other than a bracing wit and her own brand of cool nerve. With its sparkling depiction of New York’s social strata, its intricate imagery and themes, and its immensely appealing characters, Rules of Civility won the hearts of readers and critics alike.

Candide

Candide
Author: Voltaire
Publsiher: Strelbytskyy Multimedia Publishing
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2020-02-17
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: PKEY:SMP2300000062571
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Candide Book Review:

Candide is the most read and published work by Voltaire (the real name is François-Marie Arouet). The characters of the story – Candide, his friend Cunégonde and his mentor Pangloss – go around the world; they are present at the Seven Year’s War, seizure of Azov by Russians, Lisbon earthquake, and even visit a fairy-tale land Eldorado...

The Count of Monte Cristo

The Count of Monte Cristo
Author: Alexandre Dumas
Publsiher: Library of Alexandria
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1926
ISBN 10: 1613104928
ISBN 13: 9781613104927
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Count of Monte Cristo Book Review:

ÊOn the 24th of February, 1815, the look-out at Notre-Dame de la Garde signalled the three-master, thePharaonÊfrom Smyrna, Trieste, and Naples. As usual, a pilot put off immediately, and rounding the Chateau d'If, got on board the vessel between Cape Morgion and Rion island. Immediately, and according to custom, the ramparts of Fort Saint-Jean were covered with spectators; it is always an event at Marseilles for a ship to come into port, especially when this ship, like theÊPharaon, has been built, rigged, and laden at the old Phocee docks, and belongs to an owner of the city. The ship drew on and had safely passed the strait, which some volcanic shock has made between the Calasareigne and Jaros islands; had doubled Pomegue, and approached the harbor under topsails, jib, and spanker, but so slowly and sedately that the idlers, with that instinct which is the forerunner of evil, asked one another what misfortune could have happened on board. However, those experienced in navigation saw plainly that if any accident had occurred, it was not to the vessel herself, for she bore down with all the evidence of being skilfully handled, the anchor a-cockbill, the jib-boom guys already eased off, and standing by the side of the pilot, who was steering theÊPharaonÊtowards the narrow entrance of the inner port, was a young man, who, with activity and vigilant eye, watched every motion of the ship, and repeated each direction of the pilot. The vague disquietude which prevailed among the spectators had so much affected one of the crowd that he did not await the arrival of the vessel in harbor, but jumping into a small skiff, desired to be pulled alongside thePharaon, which he reached as she rounded into La Reserve basin. When the young man on board saw this person approach, he left his station by the pilot, and, hat in hand, leaned over the ship's bulwarks. He was a fine, tall, slim young fellow of eighteen or twenty, with black eyes, and hair as dark as a raven's wing; and his whole appearance bespoke that calmness and resolution peculiar to men accustomed from their cradle to contend with danger.

Anna Kar nina

Anna Kar  nina
Author: graf Leo Tolstoy
Publsiher: New York : [s.n.
Total Pages: 784
Release: 1899
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015029412924
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Anna Kar nina Book Review:

Anna Karenina, begun in 1875 and finished two years later, shares with War and Peace the distinction of being the most widely read among Russian novels. The story of beautiful Anna, her dull marriage, her adulterous and destructive passion, set against the vividness of contemporary Russian life, makes this epic novel an unforgettable one.

The Stepmother Tongue

The Stepmother Tongue
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Macmillan International Higher Education
Total Pages: 368
Release: 1998-09-18
ISBN 10: 1349268984
ISBN 13: 9781349268986
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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R N Kao

R N  Kao
Author: Nitin A Gokhale
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2019-11-18
ISBN 10: 9389449308
ISBN 13: 9789389449303
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

R N Kao Book Review:

Somewhere deep in the archives of the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML) in the heart of New Delhi lies a set of papers that researchers and historians interested in recording the history of Indian intelligence, would love to get their hands on. Alas, those documents-transcripts of tape-recorded conversations with RN Kao, the legendary spy chief-are not going to be available until 2025, according to instructions left by him, months before he passed away in 2002. So until those tapes and papers are made public, any biography of Rameshwar Nath Kao or 'Ramji' to friends, colleagues and family would have to depend on personal memories of a vast array of individuals who knew him in different capacities and their interpretation of his personality and contribution.

From Russia With Love

From Russia  With Love
Author: Ian Fleming
Publsiher: Pickle Partners Publishing
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2017-07-11
ISBN 10: 1787206491
ISBN 13: 9781787206496
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From Russia With Love Book Review:

MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS The Russians wanted to liquidate James Bond—ace British secret agent—in a way that would embarrass England. So they lined up their best team to pull off the job! Tatiana Romanova—an alluring brunette seductress who looks like Garbo although her heart belongs to the State. Red Grant—a renegade Irish hired assassin, who likes to kill for kicks. Rosa Klebb—head of Otydel II, department of torture and death, a hideous woman with a lust for inflicting excruciating torment. The master conspirators devise a trap designed to eliminate Bond on a perilous journey from Istanbul to Paris via the lush Orient Express. A trip on which Bond makes passionate love to one of his captors as he fights desperately to protect his life from the others, while the train speeds towards its ultimate, awful rendezvous with death! JAMES BOND becomes the target of the RUSSIAN MURDER ORGANIZATION, SMERSH... The deadly and sinister SMERSH sets a trap to catch and kill James Bond, ace British spy with a weakness for women and wine, and they bait it with a beautiful brunette. But they don’t count on her falling in love with her victim...after she has seduced him!! “One of the most outrageously entertaining thrillers ever contrived.”—New York World Telegram and Sun.

Out Of Control

Out Of Control
Author: Kevin Kelly
Publsiher: Basic Books
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2009-04-30
ISBN 10: 078674703X
ISBN 13: 9780786747030
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Out Of Control Book Review:

Out of Control chronicles the dawn of a new era in which the machines and systems that drive our economy are so complex and autonomous as to be indistinguishable from living things.

What Is to Be Done

What Is to Be Done
Author: Nikolai Chernyshevsky
Publsiher: Cornell University Press
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2014-05-30
ISBN 10: 0801471583
ISBN 13: 9780801471582
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What Is to Be Done Book Review:

Almost from the moment of its publication in 1863, Nikolai Chernyshevsky's novel, What Is to Be Done?, had a profound impact on the course of Russian literature and politics. The idealized image it offered of dedicated and self-sacrificing intellectuals transforming society by means of scientific knowledge served as a model of inspiration for Russia's revolutionary intelligentsia. On the one hand, the novel's condemnation of moderate reform helped to bring about the irrevocable break between radical intellectuals and liberal reformers; on the other, Chernyshevsky's socialist vision polarized conservatives' opposition to institutional reform. Lenin himself called Chernyshevsky "the greatest and most talented representative of socialism before Marx"; and the controversy surrounding What Is to Be Done? exacerbated the conflicts that eventually led to the Russian Revolution. Michael R. Katz's readable and compelling translation is now the definitive unabridged English-language version, brilliantly capturing the extraordinary qualities of the original. William G. Wagner has provided full annotations to Chernyshevsky's allusions and references and to the, sources of his ideas, and has appended a critical bibliography. An introduction by Katz and Wagner places the novel in the context of nineteenth-century Russian social, political, and intellectual history and literature, and explores its importance for several generations of Russian radicals.

Supermarket

Supermarket
Author: Bobby Hall
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2019-03-26
ISBN 10: 1982127155
ISBN 13: 9781982127152
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Supermarket Book Review:

The stunning debut novel from one of the most creative artists of our generation, Bobby Hall, a.k.a. Logic. “Bobby Hall has crafted a mind-bending first novel, with prose that is just as fierce and moving as his lyrics. Supermarket is like Naked Lunch meets One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest—if they met at Fight Club.”—Ernest Cline, #1 New York Times Bestselling author of Ready Player One Flynn is stuck—depressed, recently dumped, and living at his mom’s house. The supermarket was supposed to change all that. An ordinary job and a steady check. Work isn’t work when it’s saving you from yourself. But things aren’t quite as they seem in these aisles. Arriving to work one day to a crime scene, Flynn’s world collapses as the secrets of his tortured mind are revealed. And Flynn doesn’t want to go looking for answers at the supermarket. Because something there seems to be looking for him. A darkly funny psychological thriller, Supermarket is a gripping exploration into madness and creativity. Who knew you could find sex, drugs, and murder all in aisle nine?

On the Principles of Political Economy and Taxation

On the Principles of Political Economy  and Taxation
Author: David Ricardo
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 538
Release: 1821
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OXFORD:300151240
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On the Principles of Political Economy and Taxation Book Review:

Tolstoy On War

Tolstoy On War
Author: Rick McPeak,Donna Tussing Orwin
Publsiher: Cornell University Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2012-08-22
ISBN 10: 0801465893
ISBN 13: 9780801465895
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tolstoy On War Book Review:

In 1812, Napoleon launched his fateful invasion of Russia. Five decades later, Leo Tolstoy published War and Peace, a fictional representation of the era that is one of the most celebrated novels in world literature. The novel contains a coherent (though much disputed) philosophy of history and portrays the history and military strategy of its time in a manner that offers lessons for the soldiers of today. To mark the two hundredth anniversary of the French invasion of Russia and acknowledge the importance of Tolstoy's novel for our historical memory of its central events, Rick McPeak and Donna Tussing Orwin have assembled a distinguished group of scholars from diverse disciplinary backgrounds-literary criticism, history, social science, and philosophy-to provide fresh readings of the novel. The essays in Tolstoy On War focus primarily on the novel's depictions of war and history, and the range of responses suggests that these remain inexhaustible topics of debate. The result is a volume that opens fruitful new avenues of understanding War and Peace while providing a range of perspectives and interpretations without parallel in the vast literature on the novel.

Awaken The Giant Within

Awaken The Giant Within
Author: Tony Robbins
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2012-12-11
ISBN 10: 1471105660
ISBN 13: 9781471105661
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Awaken The Giant Within Book Review:

Are you in charge of your life? Or are you being swept away by things that are seemingly out of your control? In AWAKEN THE GIANT WITHIN, Anthony Robbins, the bestselling author of UNLIMITED POWER, shows the reader how to take immediate control of their mental, emotional, physical and financial destiny.Anthony Robbins has devoted more than half his life to helping people discover and develop their own unique qualities of greatness. He is considered one the world's leading exponents in the science of peak performance and is committed to assisting people in achieving personal and professionl mastery. 'AWAKEN THE GIANT WITHIN is a fascinating, intriguing presentation of cutting edge findings and insights across a broad spectrum of issues, including the growing consciousness that true success is anchored in enduring values and service to others' STEPHEN R. COVEY Author of bestselling THE 7 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE

Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair
Author: William Makepeace Thackeray
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1893
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015066716625
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vanity Fair Book Review:

Beneath a Scarlet Sky

Beneath a Scarlet Sky
Author: Mark Sullivan
Publsiher: Lake Union Publishing
Total Pages: 439
Release: 2018-05
ISBN 10: 9781503902374
ISBN 13: 1503902374
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beneath a Scarlet Sky Book Review:

Soon to be a major television event from Pascal Pictures, starring Tom Holland. Based on the true story of a forgotten hero, the USA Today and #1 Amazon Charts bestseller Beneath a Scarlet Sky is the triumphant, epic tale of one young man's incredible courage and resilience during one of history's darkest hours. Pino Lella wants nothing to do with the war or the Nazis. He's a normal Italian teenager--obsessed with music, food, and girls--but his days of innocence are numbered. When his family home in Milan is destroyed by Allied bombs, Pino joins an underground railroad helping Jews escape over the Alps, and falls for Anna, a beautiful widow six years his senior. In an attempt to protect him, Pino's parents force him to enlist as a German soldier--a move they think will keep him out of combat. But after Pino is injured, he is recruited at the tender age of eighteen to become the personal driver for Adolf Hitler's left hand in Italy, General Hans Leyers, one of the Third Reich's most mysterious and powerful commanders. Now, with the opportunity to spy for the Allies inside the German High Command, Pino endures the horrors of the war and the Nazi occupation by fighting in secret, his courage bolstered by his love for Anna and for the life he dreams they will one day share. Fans of All the Light We Cannot See, The Nightingale, and Unbroken will enjoy this riveting saga of history, suspense, and love.

Man and His Symbols

Man and His Symbols
Author: Carl Gustav Jung,Marie-Luise von Franz,Joseph Lewis Henderson,Aniela Jaffé,Jolande Jacobi
Publsiher: Dell
Total Pages: 320
Release: 1964
ISBN 10: 0440351839
ISBN 13: 9780440351832
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Man and His Symbols Book Review:

Explores Jung's psychological concepts regarding the nature, function and importance of man's symbols as they appear on both the conscious and subconscious level