Trailing the Bolsheviki

Twelve Thousand Miles with the Allies in Siberia

Author: Carl William Ackerman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Communism

Page: 308

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Tent Life in Siberia

An Incredible Account of Siberian Adventure, Travel, and Survival

Author: George Kennan

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1602390452

Category: Travel

Page: 425

View: 7894

George Kennan tells the story of his expedition through the Siberian wilderness with a small team of explorers.
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New Library World

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Library science

Page: N.A

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Tent Life in Siberia

A New Account of an Old Undertaking; Adventures Among the Koraks and Other Tribes in Kamchatka and Northern Asia

Author: George Kennan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Kamchatka

Page: 482

View: 6347

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The Library World

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Library science

Page: N.A

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The Trans-Siberian Railway

A Traveller's Anthology

Author: Deborah Manley

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 1908493305

Category: Travel

Page: 312

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No railway journey on Earth can equal the Trans-Siberian between Moscow and Vladivostock. It is not just its vast length and the great variety of the lands and climes through which it passes. It is not just its history as the line that linked the huge territories which are Russia together. It is a dream which calls countless travellers to the adventure of the longest railway in the world. From the birth aboard of Rudolf Nureyev to the childhood obsession with the railway of Lesley Blanch, to the weariness that eventually overcame Paul Theroux, to the excitement of the author’s own journey, this revised and updated collection of travellers’ accounts brings together emotions, descriptions and humour from a century of travel. This new edition of a classic anthology takes us through the tremendous achievement of the railway’s construction across harsh, unsettled lands through the earliest journeys of Western travellers and the trains on which they travelled, and their descriptions of fellow travellers, food, scenery, domestic arrangements, adventures on and off the train, convicts, revolution and war as the train carried them through a lonely, lovely landscape. The barrier of Lake Baikal was crossed by a British-built ice-breaker, put together on the lakeside until the link around the deep water and through the first tunnels of the route was completed. The railway played – and still plays – a huge part in holding this vast country together.
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Barbarossa Unleashed

The German Blitzkrieg Through Central Russia to the Gates of Moscow June-December 1941

Author: Craig W. H. Luther

Publisher: Schiffer Publishing

ISBN: 9780764343766

Category: History

Page: 712

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This book examines in unprecedented detail the advance of Germany's Army Group Center through central Russia, toward Moscow, in the summer of 1941, followed by brief accounts of the Battle of Moscow and subsequent winter battles into early 1942. Based on hundreds of veterans' accounts, archival documents, and exhaustive study of the pertinent primary and secondary literature, the book offers new insights into Operation Barbarossa, Adolf Hitler's attack on Soviet Russia in June 1941. While the book meticulously explores the experiences of the German soldier in Russia, in the cauldron battles along the Minsk-Smolensk-Moscow axis, it places their experiences squarely within the strategic and operational context of the Barbarossa campaign. Controversial subjects, such as the culpability of the German eastern armies in war crimes against the Russian people, are also examined in detail. This book is the most detailed account to date of virtually all aspects of the German soldiers' experiences in Russia in 1941.
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Great Soul of Siberia

Passion, Obsession, and One Man's Quest for the World's Most Elusive Tiger

Author: Sooyong Park

Publisher: Greystone Books

ISBN: 1771641142

Category: Nature

Page: 340

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In The Great Soul of Siberia, renowned tiger researcher Sooyong Park tracks three generations of Siberian tigers living in remote southeastern Russia. Reminiscent of the way Timothy Treadwell (the so-called Grizzly Man) immersed himself in the lives of bears, Park sets up underground bunkers to observe the tigers, living thrillingly close to these beautiful but dangerous apex predators. At the same time, he draws from twenty years of experience and research to focus on the Siberian tigers’ losing battle against poaching and diminishing habitat. Over the two years of his harrowing stakeout, Park’s poignant and poetic observations of the tigers draw a fiercely compassionate portrait of these elusive, endangered creatures.
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The Great Railway Bazaar

Author: Paul Theroux

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 054752515X

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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First published more than thirty years ago, Paul Theroux's strange, unique, and hugely entertaining railway odyssey has become a modern classic of travel literature. Here Theroux recounts his early adventures on an unusual grand continental tour. Asia's fabled trains -- the Orient Express, the Khyber Pass Local, the Frontier Mail, the Golden Arrow to Kuala Lumpur, the Mandalay Express, the Trans-Siberian Express -- are the stars of a journey that takes him on a loop eastbound from London's Victoria Station to Tokyo Central, then back from Japan on the Trans-Siberian. Brimming with Theroux's signature humor and wry observations, this engrossing chronicle is essential reading for both the ardent adventurer and the armchair traveler.
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