Nicholas and Alexandra

Nicholas and AlexandraThe story of the love that ended an empire In this commanding book, Pulitzer Prize winning author Robert K Massie sweeps readers back to the extraordinary world of Imperial Russia to tell the story of the Romanovs lives Nicholas s political na vet , Alexandra s obsession with the corrupt mystic



Peter the Great: His Life and World

Peter the Great: His Life and WorldAgainst the monumental canvas of seventeenth and eighteenth century Europe and Russia, unfolds the magnificent story of Peter the Great, crowned at the age of 10 A barbarous, volatile feudal tsar with a taste for torture a progressive and enlightened reformer of government and science a


The Kitchen Boy: A Novel of the Last Tsar

The Kitchen Boy: A Novel of the Last TsarDrawing from decades of work, travel, and research in Russia, Robert Alexander re creates the tragic, perennially fascinating story of the final days of Nicholas and Alexandra as seen through the eyes of the Romanovs young kitchen boy, Leonka Now an ancient Russian immigrant, Leonka claims to be


Tsar (Alexander Hawke, #5)

Tsar (Alexander Hawke, #5)Swashbuckling counter Spy Alex Hawke returns in New York Times bestselling author Ted Bell s most explosive tale of international suspense to date There dwells, somewhere in Russia, a man so powerful no one even knows his name His existence is only speculated upon, only whispered about in American


Picture Bride

Picture BrideFollowing the India China war of 1962, the Chinese Indians the Hakka , fearing suspicion and hostility, begin to emigrate Twenty year old Jillian Wu leaves Calcutta to marry a man she has never met Peter Chou, also a Hakka with much anticipation, only to discover that he is gay Forced by her


When the Bottom Falls Out

When the Bottom Falls OutThese finely crafted stories, set in the Caribbean and in Montreal, are about consequences of decisions made sometimes for good reasons, sometimes out of hubris, sometimes on impulse, and sometimes because there is no choice In Robertson, pushed by the community to take action against his wife


Fauji Banta Singh and Other Stories

Fauji Banta Singh and Other StoriesRiveting stories from the heart of the Vancouver Sikh experience Set among people who emigrated in the late twentieth century, facing racial animosity and economic insecurity, and moving forward as their lives became settled, Fauji Banta Singh gives us rare glimpses into the private lives of


The Obeah Man

The Obeah ManCarnival Day, Tuesday Port of Spain, Trinidad Into this heady bacchanalian atmosphere, filled with men and women seeking the sinful anonymity of costumes, in street processions gyrating to the music of steel bands and in bars packed beyond capacity, where menace seems familiar but lurks in unkown


Troubled Pilgrimage: Passage to Pakistan

Troubled Pilgrimage: Passage to PakistanTroubled Pilgrimage A Passage to Pakistan is about a journey by the author, a retired Canadian diplomat, who is visiting his ancestral land of Sindh and Punjab in Pakistan, the first visit since he was five Bhaneja s Hindu family had to leave their homeland following the Partition of the Indian


Uncivil War

Uncivil WarPassionate, committed, and deeply humane, these poems bear witness with unflinching honesty to the horrific violence of the Sri Lankan civil war Indran Amirthanayagam is above all the poet of the bloody and bloody Sri Lankan conflict and division His work honours the sufferings of the living and


Assassin (Alexander Hawke, #2)

Assassin (Alexander Hawke, #2)Alex Hawke is back In this explosive, jaw tightening follow up to Ted Bell s rich, spellbinding, and absorbing Clive Cussler debut national bestseller, Hawke, fearless intelligence operative Lord Alexander Hawke matches wits with a cunning and bloodthirsty psychopath in a desperate race to


Hawke (Alexander Hawke, #1)

Hawke (Alexander Hawke, #1)A direct descendant of a legendary English privateer, Lord Alexander Hawke is one of England s most decorated naval heroes Now, in the Caribbean on a secret assignment for the American government, Hawke must disarm a ticking time bomb a highly experimental stealth submarine carrying forty