The House by the Dvina

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The House by the Dvina

The House by the Dvina

A Russian Childhood

  • Author: Eugenie Fraser
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1845969855
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 384
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The House by the Dvina is the riveting story of two families separated in culture and geography but bound together by a Russian-Scottish marriage. It includes episodes as romantic and dramatic as any in fiction: the purchase by the author's great-grandfather of a peasant girl with whom he had fallen in love; the desperate sledge journey in the depths of winter made by her grandmother to intercede with Tsar Aleksandr II for her husband; the extraordinary courtship of her parents; and her Scottish granny being caught up in the abortive revolution of 1905. Eugenie Fraser herself was brought up in Russia but was taken on visits to Scotland. She marvellously evokes a child's reactions to two totally different environments, sets of customs and family backgrounds, while the characters are beautifully drawn and splendidly memorable. With the events of 1914 to 1920 - the war with Germany, the Revolution, the murder of the Tsar and the withdrawal of the Allied Intervention in the north - came the disintegration of Russia and of family life. The stark realities of hunger, deprivation and fear are sharply contrasted with the adventures of childhood. The reader shares the family's suspense and concern about the fates of its members and relives with Eugenie her final escape to Scotland. In The House by the Dvina, Eugenie Fraser has vividly and poignantly portrayed a way of life that finally disappeared in violence and tragedy.

The Dvina Remains

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The Dvina Remains

The Dvina Remains

  • Author: Eugenie Fraser
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780552145398
  • Category: Russia (Federation)
  • Page: 221
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The sequel to The House by the Dvina. This book completes the story with Eugenie Fraser's first return visit to Russia 50 years after her family fled to Scotland due to the Revolution. But, it was another 18 years before she was allowed to visit Archangel and make contact with relatives.

A Forgotten Land

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A Forgotten Land

A Forgotten Land

Growing Up in the Jewish Pale: Based on the Recollections of Pearl Unikow Cooper

  • Author: Lisa Cooper
  • Publisher: Urim Publications
  • ISBN: 9655242161
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 230
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Based on recorded conversations Lisa Cooper’s father had with his mother, Pearl, about her early life in Ukraine, A Forgotten Land is the story of one Jewish family in the Russian Empire in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, set within the wider context of pogroms, World War I, the Russian Revolution, and civil war. The book weaves personal tragedy and the little-known history of the period together as Pearl finds her comfortable family life shattered first by the early death of her mother and later by the Bolshevik Revolution and all that follows.

North-east Passage to Muscovy

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North-east Passage to Muscovy

North-east Passage to Muscovy

Stephen Borough and the First Tudor Explorations

  • Author: C P Mayers
  • Publisher: The History Press
  • ISBN: 0752495739
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 256
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North-East to Muscovy explores important and overlooked sea voyages, the motivation behind them, the geographical knowledge acquired on them which put England in the forefront of cartography, and the extraordinary dealings of the Muscovy Company - which included passing on a proposal of marriage to Elizabeth I from Ivan the Terrible.

One Million Mercernaries

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One Million Mercernaries

One Million Mercernaries

Swiss Soldiers in the Armies of the World

  • Author: John McCormack
  • Publisher: Pen and Sword
  • ISBN: 1473816904
  • Category: History
  • Page: 240
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The white mercenaries who attracted the world's attention in the Congo during the early 1960s were never more than a few hundred in number. In contrast, no fewer than a million Swiss troops served as mercenaries in the armies of Europe during the preceding 500 years. Swiss mercenaries form a significant strand in the rope of European military history, and this book draws on many French and German-language sources to describe how the Swiss emerged from the isolated valleys of the Alps with a new method of warfare. Their massed columns of pike-carrying infantry were the first foot-soldiers since Roman times who could hold their own against the cavalry. For a brief period at the end of the 15th century the Swiss army appeared unbeatable, and after Swiss independence had been ensured they were hired out as mercenaries throughout Europe. Kings and generals competed to hire these elite combat troops. Nearly half of the million served with the French, their centuries of loyal service culminating with the massacre of the Swiss Guards during the French Revolution. Marlborough, Frederick the Great and Napoleon all hired large numbers of Swiss troops, and three Swiss regiments served in the British Army.

Waterstone's Guide to Scottish Books

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Waterstone's Guide to Scottish Books

Waterstone's Guide to Scottish Books

  • Author: Nick Rennison,Neil Johnstone,Colette Bryce
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781902603001
  • Category: English literature
  • Page: 124
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A Universal Gazetteer

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A Universal Gazetteer

A Universal Gazetteer

Or, Geographical Dictionary. Founded on the Works of Brookes and Walker

  • Author: George Landmann
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Gazetteers
  • Page: 743
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Honoured By Strangers

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Honoured By Strangers

Honoured By Strangers

Captain Cromie's Extraordinary First World War

  • Author: Roy Bainton
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 1472113381
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 352
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For many years the story of Cromie has been overshadowed by histories of the greater tragedy found on the Western Front in World War I. Yet, like T E Lawrence, Cromie's individual exploits reveal a classic British hero: noble, tenacious and beloved by all who served under him. Churchill called him a man of exceptional gifts. Cromie became a submarine commander at the remarkably young age of 24. By this time he had already seen action in the Boxer Rebellion, received the China Medal and had been mentioned in despatches. His compassion and care for his men gained him the Royal Humane Society's Bronze Medal, when he almost lost his life attempting to save a drowning sailor. In 1915 he was chosen to head a flotilla of submarines to attack German shipping in the Baltic Sea. Here, he achieved great success despite the hazardous nature of the climate and the threat of the German navy. He was decorated three times by the Czarof Russia and received the DSO. During his three years in the Baltic he became fluent in Russian. He only survived the difficulties of the Bolshevik Revolution in 1917 because of his consummate skills as a mediator and diplomat. His murder in the British Embassy in 1918 at the age of 37 remained a tragic mystery for many years – until now. Bainton's extensive research has revealed why Cromie has previously been omitted from official histories of that difficult period. The circumstances surrounding his murder exposed facts about his complex character, his relationship with the Bolsheviks and the British Establishment - and importantly the story uncovers the duplicity of the allies as they struggled to formulate a reaction to the tidal wave of the Russian Revolution.

A universal gazetteer; or, Geographical dictionary of the world

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A universal gazetteer; or, Geographical dictionary of the world

A universal gazetteer; or, Geographical dictionary of the world

  • Author: George Thomas Landmann
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Geography
  • Page: N.A
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The Pearson Guide To Mba Entrance Examinations, 2/E

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The Pearson Guide To Mba Entrance Examinations, 2/E

The Pearson Guide To Mba Entrance Examinations, 2/E

  • Author: Thorpe
  • Publisher: Pearson Education India
  • ISBN: 9788131721285
  • Category:
  • Page: 1020
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