The Russian Dagger by way of Virginia Cowles
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 372 KB
Overview: "Cowles assists in keeping her narrative flowing fearlessly in the course of the afflicted instances." Kirkus Review
The Russian Dagger tells the dramatic tale of Imperialist Russia and its urge for food for enlargement in Europe all the way through the 19th and early 20th centuries.
Beginning with the reign of the repressive Nicholas I, Virginia Cowles strains the guideline of the Romanov dynasty proper to the cusp of probably the most biggest political conflicts of the 20th century – the First World War.
In an enticing and entertaining taste, Virginia Cowles covers Russia’s position in another country within the war over the Balkan States in opposition to an intriguing backdrop of circle of relatives feuds and innovative impulses again house.
Bitter circle of relatives rivalries and assassination makes an attempt abound – together with the violent assassinations of Tsar Alexander II and the Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria. Cowles additionally examines the subversive innovative actions which numbered a few of the many demanding situations dealing with the reign of the Russian Tsars.
The Russian Dagger shines a mild upon the frailty of the Tsarist place in the beginning of the 20th century, and the way Russia’s expansionist aspirations led the rustic to the edge of its personal destruction.
Recommended for enthusiasts of Simon Sebag Montefiore, Orlando Figes and Helen Rappaport.
Virginia Cowles (1910-83) was once a well-respected American journalist and biographer, particularly identified for her protection of the Spanish Civil War and the Second World War. For her carrier as a struggle correspondent she was once awarded an OBE by way of the British govt in 1947. She authored fifteen books, about her journalistic studies, quite a lot of historic subjects, figures and households, and was once a contributor to Vogue and Harper’s.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History
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Prisoner of Night (Black Dagger Brotherhood #16.5) by J.R. Ward
Requirements: .M4A/.M4B reader, 144.9 MB
Overview: From #1 New York Times bestselling author J.R. Ward comes an unforgettable story of passion and vengeance set in the Black Dagger Brotherhood world.
When Ahmare’s brother is abducted, there is nothing she won’t do to get him back safely. She is unprepared, however, for the lengths she will have to go to save his life. Paired with a dangerous but enticing prisoner, she embarks on an odyssey into another world.
Duran, betrayed by his father, imprisoned in a dungeon for decades, has survived only because of his thirst for vengeance. He has been biding his time to escape and is shocked to find an unlikely and temporary freedom in the form of a determined young female.
Battling against deadly forces and facing unforeseen peril, the pair are in a race to save Ahmare’s brother. As time runs out, and the unthinkable looms, even true love may not be enough to carry them through.
Genre: Audiobooks > Fiction