The first part of a definitive collection of the best of Moorcock’s short fiction, this selection features some of his finest work, including the four linked Third World War stories. From The Pleasure Garden of Felipe Sagittarius to The Cairene Purse, the stories here are incredibly varied in their style, execution and subject matter.
Издание полностью на английском языке. A definitive television work on the Second World War. It set out to tell the story of the war through the testimony of key participants - from civilians to ordinary soldiers, from statesmen to generals. First broadcast in 1973, the result was an irreplaceable record since many of the eyewitnesses captured on film did not have long to live.
World Without End was a global phenomenon, a work of grand historical sweep, beloved by millions of readers and acclaimed by critics. Now, Ken Follett takes readers on a new journey in Fall of Giants. This magnificent new historical epic, and the first novel in The Century Trilogy, traces the fortunes of five interrelated families-one American, one English, one Welsh, one Russian, and one German-as they are buffeted by the extraordinary events of World War I, the Russian Revolution, and the women's suffrage movement.
The first in The Century trilogy, following five families through the world-shaking dramas of the First World War, the Russian Revolution and the struggle for votes for women. It is 1911, and the Williams, a Welsh coal-mining family, are linked by romance and enmity to the aristocratic, coal-mine owners, the Fitzherberts. In a plot of unfolding drama and intrigue, their destinies are tied with an ambitious young aide to President Woodrow Wilson and two orphaned Russian brothers. The HB has remained in the Top Ten bestseller lists since publication. Ken Follett was twenty-seven when he wrote EYE OF THE NEEDLE, an award-winning thriller that became an international bestseller. After writing several more successful thrillers he surprised everyone with THE PILLARS OF THE EARTH, about the building of a cathedral in the Middle Ages, which continues to captivate millions of readers all over the world. His last book was the long-awaited sequel, WORLD WITHOUT END, a number one bestseller in the United States, Great Britain, Germany, Italy, Spain and France.
This sourcebook is a wonderful compendium of decorative details derived from ancient manuscripts of the 10th to the 16th centuries. Starting with a brief history of Russian ornament from its origins through the 16th century, this book is divided in two parts. The first part contains hundreds of examples of decorative motifs in full colour arranged in chronological groups. The second half of the book provides templates, which can be used for tracing or scanning details of the decorative elements. This book is a valuable resource for art historians, manuscript scholars, graphic and product designers, typographers and students.
Bringing together dozens of voices in her distinctive style, The Unwomanly Face of War is Svetlana Alexievich's collection of stories from Soviet women who lived through the Second World War: on the front lines, on the home front and in occupied territories. As Alexievich gives voice to women who are absent from official narratives - captains, sergeants, nurses, snipers and pilots - she shows us a new version of the war we're so familiar with, creating an extraordinary alternative history from their private stories. Published in 1985 in Russia and now available in English for the first time, The Unwomanly Face of War was Alexievich's first book and a huge bestseller in the Soviet Union, establishing her as a brilliantly revolutionary writer.
We survived the zombie apocalypse, but how many of us are still haunted by that terrible time? We have (temporarily?) defeated the living dead, but at what cost? Told in the haunting and riveting voices of the men and women who witnessed the horror firsthand, World WarZ is the only record of the plague years.
The West's domination of world politics is coming to a close. The flow of wealth and power is turning from West to East and a new era of global instability has begun. Easternisation is the defining trend of our age - the growing wealth of Asian nations is transforming the international balance of power. This shift to the East is shaping the lives of people all over the world, the fate of nations and the great questions of war and peace. A troubled but rising China is now challenging America's supremacy, and the ambitions of other Asian powers - including Japan, North Korea, India and Pakistan - have the potential to shake the whole world. Meanwhile the West is struggling with economic malaise and political populism, the Arab world is in turmoil and Russia longs to reclaim its status as a great power. We are at a turning point in history: but Easternisation has many decades to run. Gideon Rachman offers a road map to the turbulent process that will define the international politics of the twenty-first century.
TLS BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2016 FINANCIAL TIMES BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2015 WINNER OF THE PUSHKIN HOUSE RUSSIAN BOOK PRIZE 2016 'Magisterial...reveals how much is at stake for world order in Ukraine and Syria.' Rachel Polonsky 'As much as anything, World War I turned on the fate of Ukraine' The decision to go to war in 1914 had catastrophic consequences for Russia. The result was revolution, civil war and famine in 1917-20, followed by decades of communist rule. Dominic Lieven's powerful and original book, based on exhaustive and unprecedented study in Russian and many other foreign archives, explains why this suicidal decision was made and explores the world of the men who made it, thereby consigning their entire class to death or exile and making their country the victim of a uniquely terrible political experiment under Lenin and Stalin. Dominic Lieven is a Senior Research Fellow of Trinity College,Cambridge University, and a Fellow of the British Academy. His book Russia Against Napoleon (Penguin) won the Wolfson Prize for History and the Prize of the Fondation Napoleon for the best foreign work on the Napoleonic era
War and Peace: a compelling portrait of post-post-perestroika Russia. War and Peace: brings together 12 stories by new generation of Russian writers. These 'state of the nation' stories imaginatively explore current Russian definitions of war and peace. War: controversial stories about life in the modern Russian army where the continuing war in the Caucasus has bred discontent and corruption. Peace: stories from the frontline of contemporary life for women in Russia - from relationships and violence to aging and the generation gap. "Glas is a first-rate series... Anyone interested in Russia and good writing should seek it out." The Observer "Thanks to Glas many of the new Russian writers are now available to the Western reader." The New Yorker "Glas is a Slavic version of the literary magazine Granta..." Financial Times "If you cannot find Glas in the shops, ask for it. These books deserve wide distribution." Irish Times Издание на английском языке.
WAR&PEACE: a compelling portrait of post-post-perestroika Russia. WAR&PEACE brings together 12 stories by new generation of Russian writers. These 'state of the nation' stories imaginatively explore current Russian definitions of war and peace. WAR: controversial stories about life in the modern Russian army where the continuing war in the Caucasus has bred discontent and corruption. PEACE: stories from the frontline of contemporary life for women in Russia - from relationships and violence to aging and the generation gap.