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

Tragedy and Heroism in an Avalanche Zone

Author: Mckay Jenkins

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9781400033102

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: Nick Carter

Publisher: Ace Books

ISBN: 9780441885688

Category: Fiction

Page: 197

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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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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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White Death

Author: Daniel Blake

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007465114

Category: Fiction

Page: 424

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The heart-stopping new thriller featuring FBI Special Agent Frank Patrese, on the trail of a crazed serial killer targeting Ivy League colleges.
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A Little White Death

Author: John Lawton

Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd

ISBN: 1611859905

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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Written by 'a sublimely elegant historical novelist as addictive as crack' (Daily Telegraph), the Inspector Troy series is perfect for fans of Le Carré, Philip Kerr and Alan Furst. 1963. England is a country set to explode but Troy, now Britain's most senior police detective, is fighting his own battle against ill-health. 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.
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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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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: Tobias Jones

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571275907

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Castagnetti, a bee-keeping private detective, is hired by a businessman to find out who set fire to his car and why. It seems like a dead-end case, nothing more than an instance of mindless vandalism. But before long the businessman is receiving threatening phone calls, his factory is burnt to the ground and an employee loses his life. Castagnetti traces similar cases of arson across the city and realises that this sort of systematic intimidation happens when the owner's land is about to be redesignated as residential. The last person to stand in the developers' way was whacked in Milan a year ago. Castagnetti needs to solve the case before his client, and his city, are both buried in cement.
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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: Robert Sheckley

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1480496693

Category: Fiction

Page: 155

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One of the best futurist writers ever imagines an international detective—a professional risk taker working outside government, law, and order—and takes him on an adventure to what may as well be an alien planet as he goes on a mission into deepest Iran in search of the black opium of Baluchistan. From the very beginning of his career, Robert Sheckley was recognized by fans, reviewers, and fellow authors as a master storyteller and the wittiest satirist working in the science fiction field. Open Road is proud to republish his acclaimed body of work, with nearly thirty volumes of full-length fiction and short story collections. Rediscover, or discover for the first time, a master of science fiction who, according to the New York Times, was “a precursor to Douglas Adams.”
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White Death

Author: Ph. C. D Baridon

Publisher: Roundfire

ISBN: 1780998899

Category: Fiction

Page: 241

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In 1969 city cop Jake Stone goes deep undercover, serving time in a Florida prison to meet a close friend of cartel boss Marcus Sterling. Working with a seductive, female FBI agent, Jake flies cocaine for the Barranquilla Cartel. But how long before his cover is blown?
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White Death - With Audio Level 1 Oxford Bookworms Library

Author: Tim Vicary

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0194632253

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 64

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A level 1 Oxford Bookworms Library graded reader. This version includes an audio book: listen to the story as you read. Written for Learners of English by Tim Vicary. 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 work together? Can they find the real criminal before it is too late?
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Pandemonium #3 : White Death

Author: Christophe Bec,Stefano Raffaele,Marie-Paule Alluard

Publisher: Humanoids Inc

ISBN: 1594655766

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 48

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A macabre tale of a mother and her young daughter's experiences at one of America's most infamous medical institutions. A true tale of horror, literally! PUBLICATION IN 3 VOLUMES - COMPLETED SERIES In 1951, Doris and her little girl, Cora, entered one of America’s most prestigious facilities for the treatment of Tuberculosis, The Waverly Hills Sanatorium. The events that befell them shortly thereafter, both of a supernatural and criminal nature, were some of the most sordid of the time. Written by prolific author and frequent Humanoids contributor Christophe Bec ("Sanctum"), and drawn by acclaimed artist Stefano Raffaele ("Loving Dead").
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White Death - Blizzard of '77

Author: Erno Rossi

Publisher: Seventy Seven Publishing

ISBN: 9780920926031

Category: Nature

Page: 356

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The Blizzard of 1977 was a deadly blizzard that hit the Western N.Y. state area upstate New York and Southern Ontario from January 28 to February 1, 1977. Daily peak wind gusts ranging from 46 to 69 mph were recorded by the National Weather Service Buffalo Office, with snowfall as high as 100 in recorded in areas, and the high winds blew this into drifts of 30 to 40 ft. There were 23 total storm-related deaths in western New York, with 5 more in northern New York. Certain pre-existing weather conditions exacerbated the blizzard's effects. November, December and January average temperatures were much below normal. Lake Erie froze over by December 14; an ice-covered Lake Erie usually puts an end to lake-effect snow because the wind cannot pick up moisture from the lake's surface, convert the moisture to snow and then dump it when the winds reach shore. Lake Erie was covered by a deep, powdery snow; January's unusually cold conditions limited the usual thawing and refreezing, so the snow on the frozen lake remained powdery. The drifted snow on roadways was difficult to clear because the strong wind packed the snow solidly.
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Specter of the White Death (Salmon Run - Book 5)

Author: J.A. Marlow

Publisher: Star Catcher Publishing

ISBN: 1937042243

Category: Fiction

Page: 155

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Past, present, and future collide in the rugged Alaska mountains. When Hawk and Zach Callahan agree to basic survival training with Amber Marley, they instead get an entire town of helpful interfering neighbors. With the help of Sasha and Grandpa Neely, they escape into the mountains to continue the lessons. Elsewhere, Admiral Kian did not like the situation in Bermuda and orders their spaceship readied. With no supply shuttle due to arrive in the near future, this means they must find and use Earth-based raw materials to manufacture their own parts. Nanuk once again finds his human research derailed. Leading both to a dangerous encounter with one of the horrors of winter: Avalanche. Welcome to Salmon Run, Alaska! A place of wild animals, wild lands, and wild inhabitants...oh, and native legends come alive and an interplanetary alien conflict at their backdoor. A fun contemporary science fiction series for teens, young adults, and adults of all ages. Books in the Salmon Run series in order: Night of the Aurora Alien Winter The Singing Lakes Secret Illusions Specter of the White Death Aurora Equinox Breakup - Alaska Style The Legend of Crazy Uncle George
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White Death

Author: Tim Vicary

Publisher: Oxford University

ISBN: 9780194229562

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 56

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Pack of ten best-selling iBookworms/i and– ideal for building up class libraries. Each Pack contains one copy of each listed title. liThe Adventures of Tom Sawyer/libr / liThe Elephant Man/libr /liA Little Princess/libr / liLove or Money?/libr / liThe Monkey's Paw/libr / liThe Phantom of the Opera/libr / liThe President's Murderer/libr / liSherlock Holmes and the Duke's Son/libr / liWhite Death/libr / liThe Wizard of Oz/li
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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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