Nicholas and Alexandra

Nicholas and AlexandraThe story of the love that ended an empire n nIn 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

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 t

Tsar: The Lost World of Nicholas and Alexandra

Tsar: The Lost World of Nicholas and AlexandraThis spectacular illustrated history tells the story of the last Romanovs one of the great tragic love stories of all time with unparalleled vividness intimacy The text, which follows Nicholas Alexandria from their childhood s to the Siberian cellar where their lives ended, is complemented

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 statesma

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

Dancing in the Dust

Dancing in the DustFiction It is the turbulent 1980s in apartheid South Africa, when even the ordinary life is full of danger and uncertainty Tihelo, a thirteen year old girl lives with her older sister Keitumetse and their mother Kgomotso in a township outside Pretoria Life in this brutalized South Africa holds my

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 husb

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 an

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 t

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

Spy (Alexander Hawke, #4)

Spy (Alexander Hawke, #4)In this relentlessly paced tale of international suspense, intrepid MI 6 intelligence officer Alex Hawke confronts an evil like no other Terror looms as a madman works his dark magic in the heart of the and a nightmare erupts along the Mexican border, creating a deadly combination that threa