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Günter Koschorrek wrote his illicit diary on any scraps of paper he could lay his hands on, storing them with his mother on infrequent trips home on leave. The diary went missing, and it was not until he was reunited with his daughter in America some forty years later that it came to light and became Blood Red Snow. The author’s excitement at the first encounter with the enemy in the Russian Steppe is obvious. Later, the horror and confusion of fighting in the streets of Stalingrad are brought to life by his descriptions of the others in his unit – their differing manners and techniques for dealing with the squalor and death. He is also posted to Romania and Italy, assignments he remembers fondly compared to his time on the Eastern Front. This book stands as a memorial to the huge numbers on both sides who did not survive and is, some six decades later, the fulfilment of a responsibility the author feels to honour the memory of those who perished.

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Genre: History
Author: Gunter Koschorrek
Publisher: Frontline Books
Release: 2011-04-13
File: 288 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781848325968

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Fairy tales retold—with a twist—from “some of our best storytellers” including Neil Gaiman, Gahan Wilson, Tanith Lee, and others (The Washington Post). In this “no holds barred . . . nightmarish . . . provocative” collection, bestselling and award-winning fantasy masters put a dark, disturbing, and erotic spin on your favorite bedtime stories—and give you something entirely new to trouble your dreams (The New York Times Book Review). A boy is haunted through adulthood by a soul-eating creature that lies forever in wait under Neil Gaiman’s “Troll Bridge”; a melancholy amphibian shares his most private fantasies with a therapist in Gahan Wilson’s “The Frog Prince”; in Tanith Lee’s “Snow-Drop,” a lonely artist invites seven circus performers into her home to satisfy an obsession; in Steve Rasnic Tem’s “Little Poucet,” a band of lost brothers find refuge and terror with a hungry family in the woods; and Wendy Wheeler delves into the deviant psyche of the predatory male in “Little Red.” Also featuring Nancy Kress, Charles de Lint, Melanie Tem, Patricia A. McKillip, Jack Dann, and others, all paying a revisit to our favorite fairy tales in ways you’ve never dared to imagine.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Ellen Datlow
Publisher: Open Road Media
Release: 2019-01-01
File: 353 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781504055765

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Set at the time of the Russian Revolution, the end of a centuries old dynasty, the rise of the Bolsheviks sent shockwaves around the world. This is the story of one man who was there. It's real history - about the riches and excesses, the glory of the Russian nobility, Nicholas and Alexandra, their haemophiliac son, Alexei, notorious Rasputin, Lenin and Trotsky who ruled from palaces where the Czars had once danced till dawn. The man was real too, his name was Arthur Ransome. He was a writer, accused of being a spy, perhaps even a double agent, and he left his wife and beloved daughter and fell in love with Russia and a Russian woman, Evgenia. Fictionalising history and blending it with real life, part i is told as a fairy tale. Wise and foolish kings, princesses, enchantresses (characters more suited to fairy tale than reality), wishes and magic, Russia with its vast cold plains and mighty cities, its riches and poverty, all play a part in the downfall of the Czars and rise of the new order. Part ii is about betrayal - Ransome the spy, bleak and threatening. Part iii is a love story, a fairy tale, ending - of Ransome's love for his daughter, Tabitha, and for Evgenia.

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Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Author: Marcus Sedgwick
Publisher: Orion Children's Books
Release: 2010-04-22
File: 304 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781444001730

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An emotionally vulnerable Manhattan attorney is sucked into a web of drug smuggling, money laundering, and murder by his seductive new client, who manipulates him by playing damsel in distress. 25,000 first printing. $25,000 ad/promo.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Diane Henry
Publisher: Little Brown & Company
Release: 1992
File: 321 Pages
ISBN-13: 0316357529

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Imogen Truman, is a seventeen year old dealing with the recent loss of her father. She embarks on a journey to foreign countries to discover that she is an Arc. Arcs are immortal. Hector Slorick is her mentor who trains her to be able to defend herself against the Paignons. Paignons are also immortal and feast on human and Arc brains. The Paignon king, Von Strickenstein, discovers that he can strip Imogen of her unique abilities if he kills her, but not without a fight. Rupert De Guais, is a young handsome aristocrat that Imogen falls in love with. She is put to the test when she is faced with saving Rupert from death. She is different from other Arcs and soon realises that she is in fact responsible for protecting Earth. Action, romance and seduction with some kick ass jiu-jitsu entwined into a compelling fantasy story about immortals.

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Author: Annie DeSouza
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release: 2017-03-22
File: 460 Pages
ISBN-13: 1532899416

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Set at the time of the Russian Revolution, the end of a centuries old dynasty, the rise of the Bolsheviks sent shockwaves around the world. This is the story of one man who was there. It's real history - about the riches and excesses, the glory of the Russian nobility, Nicholas and Alexandra, their haemophiliac son, Alexei, notorious Rasputin, Lenin and Trotsky who ruled from palaces where the Czars had once danced till dawn. The man was real too, his name was Arthur Ransome. He was a writer, accused of being a spy, perhaps even a double agent, and he left his wife and beloved daughter and fell in love with Russia and a Russian woman, Evgenia. Fictionalising history and blending it with real life, part i is told as a fairy tale. Wise and foolish kings, princesses, enchantresses (characters more suited to fairy tale than reality), wishes and magic, Russia with its vast cold plains and mighty cities, its riches and poverty, all play a part in the downfall of the Czars and rise of the new order. Part ii is about betrayal - Ransome the spy, bleak and threatening. Part iii is a love story, a fairy tale, ending - of Ransome's love for his daughter, Tabitha, and for Evgenia.

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Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Author: Marcus Sedgwick
Publisher: Orion Children's Books
Release: 2010-04-22
File: 304 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781444001730

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Josef Sepp Allerberger was the second most successful sniper of the German Wehrmacht and one of the few private soldiers to be honoured with the award of the Knights Cross.An Austrian conscript, after qualifying as a machine gunner he was drafted to the southern sector of the Russian Front in July 1942. Wounded at Voroshilovsk, he experimented with a Russian sniper-rifle while convalescing and so impressed his superiors with his proficiency that he was returned to the front on his regiments only sniper specialist.In this sometimes harrowing memoir, Allerberger provides an excellent introduction to the commitment in fieldcraft, discipline and routine required of the sniper, a man apart. There was no place for chivalry on the Russian Front. Away from the film cameras, no prisoner survived long after surrendering. Russian snipers had used the illegal explosive bullet since 1941, and Hitler eventually authorised its issue in 1944. The result was a battlefield of horror.Allerberger was a cold-blooded killer, but few will find a place in their hearts for the soldiers of the Red Army against whom he fought.

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Genre: History
Author: Albrecht Wacker
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Release: 2008-06-15
File: 196 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781848846937

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This winter, Brittany is colder than normal. Blood trails are haunting, especially when they lead to your best friends’ body. Dark silhouettes surround her, clouding her ability to see who the killer is. Will the RCMP track down the killer in time? Find out in this fast-paced short story. View the full Red Series list inside! They can be read in any sequence, except for Red Secrets, which should be read last. Coming soon is Red Lies!

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Tania Stephanson
Publisher: Tania Stephanson
Release: 2020-05-10
File: Pages
ISBN-13: 9781777158330

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“A first-rate memoir” from a German soldier who rose from conscript private to captain of a heavy weapons company on the Eastern Front of World War II (City Book Review). William Lubbeck, age nineteen, was drafted into the Wehrmacht in August 1939. As a member of the 58th Infantry Division, he received his baptism of fire during the 1940 invasion of France. The following spring, his division served on the left flank of Army Group North in Operation Barbarossa. After grueling marches amid countless Russian bodies, burnt-out vehicles, and a great number of cheering Baltic civilians, Lubbeck’s unit entered the outskirts of Leningrad, making the deepest penetration of any German formation. In September 1943, Lubbeck earned the Iron Cross First Class and was assigned to officers’ training school in Dresden. By the time he returned to Russia, Army Group North was in full-scale retreat. In the last chaotic scramble from East Prussia, Lubbeck was able to evacuate on a newly minted German destroyer. He recounts how the ship arrived in the British zone off Denmark with all guns blazing against pursuing Russians. The following morning, May 8, 1945, he learned that the war was over. After his release from British captivity, Lubbeck married his sweetheart, Anneliese, and in 1949, immigrated to the United States where he raised a successful family. With the assistance of David B. Hurt, he has drawn on his wartime notes and letters, Soldatbuch, regimental history, and personal memories to recount his four years of frontline experience. Containing rare firsthand accounts of both triumph and disaster, At Leningrad’s Gates provides a fascinating glimpse into the reality of combat on the Eastern Front.

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Genre: History
Author: William Lubbeck
Publisher: Casemate
Release: 2006-11-30
File: 288 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781935149798

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"An attention-grabbing procedural with unsettling surprises inside every snowbank" - Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review Called to investigate the bloodstained aftermath of an eventful Christmas party, detectives Anderson & Costello discover that the holiday season can be anything but merry. A family man is stabbed to death at a crowded Christmas Ice Show. Murdered in plain sight. No clues, no witnesses, no known motive. A week later, two bodies are discovered at a holiday cottage in a remote highland glen: one in the kitchen; the other sprawled outside on the icy lawn. The killer would appear to have arrived and left without leaving a trace, not even a footprint in the snow. What secrets are lurking within this isolated, superstitious community? As the snow piles higher, detectives Anderson and Costello put their wits to solving a seemingly impossible crime, and gradually uncover a twisted tale of greed, obsession – and cold-blooded murder.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Caro Ramsay
Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd
Release: 2020-04-01
File: 256 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781448304172

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