Posts tagged USSR

Mysterious Book Report No. 331 – Defector...

Mysterious Book Report Defectors

Defectors by Joseph Kanon ATRIA BOOKS/Simon & Schuster, $27.00, 290 pages, ISBN 978-1-5011-2139-5 In light of all the nic-nac paddy-whacking that’s been going on for weeks . . . or is it months . . . or, OMG . . . years now about Russia and who did what to whom, and the when, where, […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 119 – A Man Wi...

Mysterious Book Report A Man Without Breath

A Man Without Breath (Bernie Gunther) by Philip Kerr A Miriam Wood Book/Putnam/Penguin, $26.95, 465 pages, ISBN 978-0-399-16079-0 A nation without religion—that is like a man without breath.–Joseph Goebbels, Minister of Propaganda in Nazi Germany, 1933-45.  He had total control of the press, radio and all aspects of German culture during that time.  It was […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 70 – Wolves Ea...

Mysterious Book Report Wolves Eat Dogs

Wolves Eat Dogs by Martin Cruz Smith Simon & Schuster, 2004, $25.95, 337 pages, ISBN 0-684-87254-4 Books which will transport all of us through time and space; books that know no borders, no limits and allow the reader to peek over the shoulder and into the lives of all the characters the world has to […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 57 – Blood of ...

Mysterious Book Report Blood of Victory

Blood of Victory by Alan Furst Random House, 2002, $24.95, 237 pages, ISBN 978-0-375-50574-1 It’s an undisputed fact that the Twentieth Century was the absolute bloodiest in human history.  The Twentieth opened up with the Boer War, in which the British Empire asserted its sovereignty over South Africa at the expense of the white Afrikaans […]