War of the White Death

Finland Against the Soviet Union, 1939-40

Author: Bair Irincheev

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 0811710882

Category: History

Page: 222

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Compelling account of the Winter War between Finland and the Soviet Union The Soviets expected to crush Finnish forces in mere days, but the Finns broke the Red Army's advance and held out for almost four months Authentic depiction of frontline fighting in the harshest of conditions Based on eyewitness testimony, war diaries, battle reports, and other records
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The White Death

Author: Allen F. Chew

Publisher: Kiwe Pub

ISBN: 9781931195225

Category: History

Page: 300

View: 9473

This definitive English-language work on the 105-day war between Finland and Stalin's Soviet Union during the winter of 1939-1940 details the successful resistance of the Finnish forces against the massive Red Army.
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White Death

Author: Robbie Morrison

Publisher: Image Comics

ISBN: 1632151901

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 104

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In 1916, Pietro Aquasanta, an Italian rifleman, returns to his childhood home of the Trentino mountain range to find that it's no longer the realm of wonder and adventure he remembers, but has become a place of death and despair, where the elements are as great a threat as the enemy. No weapon of war was more feared than the White Death, thundering avalanches deliberately caused by cannon fire which consumed everything in their path
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White Death

Author: Daniel Blake

Publisher: Clipper Audio

ISBN: 9781471240270

Category: Patrese, Franco (Fictitious character)

Page: N.A

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Two weeks before Kwasi King is due to defend his chess world title, his mother is found brutally murdered at Yale University, a tarot card next to her dismembered body. Soon, more bodies turn up at other Ivy League colleges, all with tarot cards. And lead investigator Special Agent Franco Patrese has received his own tarot card. The Fool. Could he be the next victim of this macabre intellectual battle?
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In the Land of White Death

An Epic Story of Survival in the Siberian Arctic

Author: Valerian Albanov

Publisher: Modern Library

ISBN: 9780679642312

Category: History

Page: 240

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In 1912, six months after Robert Falcon Scott and four of his men came to grief in Antarctica, a thirty-two-year-old Russian navigator named Valerian Albanov embarked on an expedition that would prove even more disastrous. In search of new Arctic hunting grounds, Albanov's ship, the Saint Anna, was frozen fast in the pack ice of the treacherous Kara Sea-a misfortune grievously compounded by an incompetent commander, the absence of crucial nautical charts, insufficient fuel, and inadequate provisions that left the crew weak and debilitated by scurvy. For nearly a year and a half, the twenty-five men and one woman aboard the Saint Anna endured terrible hardships and danger as the icebound ship drifted helplessly north. Convinced that the Saint Anna would never free herself from the ice, Albanov and thirteen crewmen left the ship in January 1914, hauling makeshift sledges and kayaks behind them across the frozen sea, hoping to reach the distant coast of Franz Josef Land. With only a shockingly inaccurate map to guide him, Albanov led his men on a 235-mile journey of continuous peril, enduring blizzards, disintegrating ice floes, attacks by polar bears and walrus, starvation, sickness, snowblindness, and mutiny. That any of the team survived is a wonder. That Albanov kept a diary of his ninety-day ordeal-a story that Jon Krakauer calls an "astounding, utterly compelling book," and David Roberts calls "as lean and taut as a good thriller"-is nearly miraculous. First published in Russia in 1917, Albanov's narrative is here translated into English for the first time. Haunting, suspenseful, and told with gripping detail, In the Land of White Death can now rightfully take its place among the classic writings of Nansen, Scott, Cherry-Garrard, and Shackleton.
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The White Death

Tragedy and Heroism in an Avalanche Zone

Author: Mckay Jenkins

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 1400033101

Category: Nature

Page: 256

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In 1969, five young men from Montana set out to accomplish what no one had before: to scale the sheer north face of Mt. Cleveland, Glacier National Park's tallest mountain, in winter. Two days later tragedy struck: they were buried in an avalanche so deep that their bodies would not be discovered until the following June. The White Death is the riveting account of that fated climb and of the breathtakingly heroic rescue attempt that ensued. In the spirit of Peter Matthiessen and John McPhee, McKay Jenkins interweaves a harrowing narrative with an astonishing expanse of relevant knowledge ranging from the history of mountain climbing to the science of snow. Evocative and moving, this fascinating book is a humbling account of man at his most intrepid and nature at its most indomitable.
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White Death

Author: Clive Cussler,Paul Kemprecos

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101204580

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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Hailed as a hero for the new millennium, NUMA leader Kurt Austin must protect the seas’ delicate ecosystem from a fish-farming organization with big plans for their genetically-modified product in this #1 New York Times-bestselling adventure series. A confrontation between a radical environmentalist group and a Danish cruiser leave many survivors trapped inside a sunken ship. But when the head of NUMA Special Assignments, Kurt Austin, and his colleague, Joe Zavala, are enlisted to run the rescue operation, they uncover a far more sinister agenda on the part of the supposed environmental group. Their agency, Sentinels of the Sea, is connected to a shadowy multinational corporation with plans for controlling the world’s oceans. And somebody within the company is willing to kill anyone who gets in the way. When Austin narrowly escapes an explosion on his own boat, he becomes certain he’s the next target. This can only mean he’s onto something big. In fact, he’s in the midst of an environmental disaster that has already begun, and only he and NUMA® stand in the way…. From the Paperback edition.
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The White Sniper

Simo HŠyhŠ

Author: Tapio Saarelainen

Publisher: Casemate

ISBN: 161200430X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

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Simo HŠyhŠ (1905 Ð 2002) is the most famous sniper in the world. During the Winter War fought between Russia and Finland in 1939 Ð 1940 he had 542 confirmed kills with iron sights, a record that still stands today. He has been a role model for snipers all over the world and paved the way for them by demonstrating their significance on the battlefield. Simo HŠyhŠ was a man of action who spoke very little, but he was hugely respected by his men and his superiors and given many difficult missions, including taking out specific targets. Able to move silently and swiftly through the landscape, melting into the snowbound surroundings in his white camouflage fatigues, his aim was deadly and his quarry rarely escaped. The Russians learned of his reputation as a marksman and tried several times to kill him by indirect fire. He was promoted from corporal to second lieutenant and he was awarded the Cross of Kollaa. For sniping Simo HŠyhŠ only ever used his own m/28-30 rifle. Eventually his luck ran out and Simo received a serious head wound on March 6 1940, though he subsequently recovered. After the war Simo HŠyhŠ lead a quiet, unassuming life in farming and forestry. His roots were deep in the Finnish soil and he loved life in rural Finland. A true patriot, he epitomized the traits of a professional soldier, performing his duty and setting an example of bravery that personified the Finnish spirit when confronted by the Russian onslaught. The White Sniper fully explores Simo HŠyhŠÕs life, his exploits in the Winter War, the secrets behind his success including character and technique, and also includes a detailed look at his rifle itself. There are appendices on the basics of shooting, the impact of fire on the battlefield, battles on the Kollaa Front during the Winter War and a list of ranked snipers of the world.
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The White Death

A History of Tuberculosis

Author: Thomas Dormandy

Publisher: Burns & Oates

ISBN: 9781852853327

Category: Medical

Page: 433

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The victims of tuberculosis (usually known as consumption) included not only Keats, The Brontës, Chopin and Chekhov, but members of almost every family. It was a killer on a huge scale. The White Death is an outstanding history of tuberculosis. Thomas Dormandy's engrossing account of the search for a cure is complemented by a description of its complex natural history and by portraits of individual sufferers, including writers, artists, and musicians, whose lives and work were shaped (and often tragically curtailed) by the disease. But, tuberculosis is not just a disease of the past. In many parts of the world it is still a bigger killer than AIDS, while in America and Europe drug-resistant strains threaten its resurgence.
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A Little White Death

Author: John Lawton

Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic

ISBN: 9781555848613

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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The latest novel from the master spy novelist John Lawton follows Inspector Troy, now Scotland Yard’s chief detective, deep into a scandal reminiscent of the infamous Profumo affair. England in 1963 is a country set to explode. The old guard, shocked by the habits of the war baby youth, sets out to fight back. The battle reaches uncomfortably close to Troy. While he is on medical leave, the Yard brings charges against an acquaintance of his, a hedonistic doctor with a penchant for voyeurism and young women, two of whom just happen to be sleeping with a senior man at the Foreign Office as well as a KGB agent. But on the eve of the verdict a curious double case of suicide drags Troy back into active duty. Beyond bedroom acrobatics, the secret affairs now stretch to double crosses and deals in the halls of power, not to mention murder. It’s all Troy can do to stay afloat in a country immersed in drugs, up to its neck in scandal.
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A Little White Death

Author: John Lawton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780752816975

Category: Detective and mystery stories

Page: 551

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Inspector Troy returns in this thriller set in 1963 - the year of the Profumo scandal, Kim Philby's defection and Harold Macmillan's resignation. Fighting ill-health, Troy finds his past catching up with him following a British traitor's defection to Moscow from Beirut.
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White Death

Author: Tim Vicary

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780194216463

Category: Drug traffic

Page: 44

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Sarah Harland is nineteen, and she is in prison. At the airport, they find heroin in her bag. So now she is waiting to go to court. If the court decides that it was her heroin, then she must die. She says she did not do it. But if she did not, who did? Only two people can help Sarah: her mother, and an old boyfriend who does not love her now. Can they find the real criminal before it's too late?
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White Death

Author: Tyler Heck

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 149319044X

Category: Fiction

Page: 22

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What should have been a simple robbery becomes anything but that, when Simon and Edgar get involved with White Death. What is White Death? A drug so powerful it can even mess with the structure of the story.
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White Death

Author: Jack Castle

Publisher: EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing

ISBN: 1770531335

Category: Fiction

Page: 236

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Coined by early explorers as the Atlantis of the North, the Arctic is a desolate, intense land colder than even Antarctica. Anthropologist Kate Foster accepts a job at an isolated research facility on a remote island surrounded by a vast ocean of crushing Pack Ice. Her scientific expedition becomes a mission of survival when she is joined by Detective Jack Decker with the Alaska Bureau of Investigations. Kate and Decker’s team of criminologists race against time to solve the gruesome and multiple homicides of her colleagues while someone, or something (thought to be extinct), is hunting them.
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The Death of White Sociology

Essays on Race and Culture

Author: Joyce A. Ladner

Publisher: Black Classic Press

ISBN: 9781574780079

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 476

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White Death

Author: Robbie Morrison

Publisher: Image Comics

ISBN: 1632151901

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 104

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In 1916, Pietro Aquasanta, an Italian rifleman, returns to his childhood home of the Trentino mountain range to find that it's no longer the realm of wonder and adventure he remembers, but has become a place of death and despair, where the elements are as great a threat as the enemy. No weapon of war was more feared than the White Death, thundering avalanches deliberately caused by cannon fire which consumed everything in their path
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White Death

Author: Tony Burch

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595191029

Category: Fiction

Page: 296

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Something is killing people, sinking boats, and plaguing a small island off the coast of Georgia. Top marine scientists and the Coast Guard are brought in. The killing continues with no predictability. But then the killer makes a fatal mistake when it murders the wrong one thereby bringing a fisherman with a vengeance on its trail and a quest for blood exceeding its own. The fisherman finds, however this is no ordinary shark in that it cannot be disposed of like any living creature. Is it a giant prehistoric shark gone mad for the taste of prey in an ocean with no food left for it? Or could it be a mutant created by pollution? Or is it the result of the evil springing straight from the soul of mankind?
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