The Twelfth Department

Korolev Mysteries


Author: William Ryan

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0230761275

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Hides some of Stalin's darkest secrets . . . Shortlisted for the CWA Ellis Peters Historical Dagger for Best Historical Crime Novel of the Year. Shortlisted for the Ireland AM Crime Fiction Book of the Year. Moscow, 1937. Captain Korolev, a police investigator, is enjoying a long-overdue visit from his young son Yuri when an eminent scientist is shot dead within sight of the Kremlin and Korolev is ordered to find the killer. It soon emerges that the victim, a man who it appears would stop at nothing to fulfil his ambitions, was engaged in research of great interest to those at the very top ranks of Soviet power. When another scientist is brutally murdered, and evidence of the professors' dark experiments is hastily removed, Korolev begins to realize that, along with having a difficult case to solve, he's caught in a dangerous battle between two warring factions of the NKVD. And then his son Yuri goes missing . . . A desperate race against time, set against a city gripped by Stalin's Great Terror and teeming with spies, street children and Thieves, The Twelfth Department confirms William Ryan as one of the most compelling historical crime novelists.

Cooperative Problem-Solving Activities for Social Studies, Grades 6-12


Author: Michael Hickman,Erin O`Donnell Wigginton

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1452295786

Category: Education

Page: 200

View: 4675

Featuring current research and new activities, the second edition offers collaborative learning strategies and more than 40 ready-to-use lessons to fully engage students in social studies.

Envoy to Moscow

Memories of an Israeli Ambassador, 1988-92


Author: Aryeh Levin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135241295

Category: History

Page: 418

View: 6573

The personal memoir of Aryeh Levin, Israel's first Ambassador to Russia since the severance of relations between the two countries in 1967. Aryeh Levin's four-year tenure as Ambassador to Moscow coincided with great upheavals in the life and times of both Israel and Russia. He was witness to the momentous events that led to the collapse of the Soviet empire and was instrumental in facilitating the immigration of almost half a million Jews to Israel.

The Bloody Meadow

Korolev Mysteries


Author: William Ryan

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0230760686

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 1545

Where some of Stalin's greatest crimes lie buried . . . Russia, 1937. In Moscow, Stalin's purges are reaching their darkest hour. Meanwhile Korolev, a police investigator, must travel to the bleak, battle-scarred Ukraine – scene of some of Stalin's bloodiest crimes – to look into the mysterious death of a young woman. The victim, a beautiful film production assistant, had made both powerful friends and terrible enemies . . . The second in this lauded historical crime series, William Ryan's The Bloody Meadow was shortlisted for the Ireland AM Irish Crime Novel of the Year Award.

Proceedings of the Twelfth Annual ACM-SIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms


Author: SIAM Activity Group on Discrete Mathematics

Publisher: SIAM

ISBN: 9780898714906

Category: Mathematics

Page: 937

View: 5053

Contains 130 papers, which were selected based on originality, technical contribution, and relevance. Although the papers were not formally refereed, every attempt was made to verify the main claims. It is expected that most will appear in more complete form in scientific journals. The proceedings also includes the paper presented by invited plenary speaker Ronald Graham, as well as a portion of the papers presented by invited plenary speakers Udi Manber and Christos Papadimitriou.

The Twelfth Imam


Author: Joel C. Rosenberg

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 1414346794

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 2541

2011 Retailers Choice Award winner! As the apocalyptic leaders of Iran call for the annihilation of Israel and the U.S., CIA operative David Shirazi is sent into Tehran with one objective: use all means necessary to disrupt Iran’s nuclear weapons program—without leaving American fingerprints, and without triggering a regional war. At extreme personal risk, Shirazi undertakes his assignment. A native Farsi speaker whose family escaped from Iran in 1979, he couldn’t be better prepared for the mission. But none of his training has prepared Shirazi for what will happen next. An obscure religious cleric is suddenly hailed throughout the region as the Islamic messiah known as the Mahdi or the Twelfth Imam. News of his miracles, healings, signs, and wonders, spread like wildfire, as do rumors of a new and horrific war. With the prophecy of the Twelfth Imam seemingly fulfilled, Iran’s leaders prepare to strike Israel and bring about the End of Days. Shirazi must take action, but the clock is ticking.

The Exchequer in the Twelfth Century


Author: Reginald Lane Poole

Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.

ISBN: 1584776587

Category: History

Page: 195

View: 4383

The English Exchequer of the twelfth century developed sophisticated notarial and administrative skills and was an important precursor to the modern centralized state. Poole examines its history, organization and primary documents, including the pipe rolls and red and black books, and demonstrates that its reorganization during the reigns of Edward I and II had a decisive influence on the institutional systems of the king's continental possessions. " exposition of the subject.": Lunt, History of England 865 cited in Marke, A Catalogue of the Law Collection at New York University (1953) 144.

The Norman Frontier in the Twelfth and Early Thirteenth Centuries


Author: Daniel Power,Lecturer in Medieval History Daniel Power

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521571722

Category: History

Page: 634

View: 1603

The twelfth-century borderlands of the duchy of Normandy formed the cockpit for dynastic rivalries between the kings of England and France. This 2004 book examines how the political divisions between Normandy and its neighbours shaped the communities of the Norman frontier. It traces the region's history from the conquest of Normandy in 1106 by Henry I of England, to the duchy's annexation in 1204 by the king of France, Philip Augustus, and its incorporation into the Capetian kingdom. It explores the impact of the frontier upon princely and ecclesiastical power structures, customary laws, and noble strategies such as marriage, patronage and suretyship. Particular attention is paid to the lesser aristocracy as well as the better known magnates, and an extended appendix reconstructs the genealogies of thirty-three prominent frontier lineages. The book sheds light upon the twelfth-century French aristocracy, and makes a significant contribution to our understanding of medieval political frontiers.