The Day Lasts More Than a Hundred Years

The Day Lasts More Than a Hundred YearsSet in the vast windswept Central Asian steppes and the infinite reaches of galactic space, this powerful novel offers a vivid view of the culture and values of the Soviet Union s Central Asian peoples.

Dark Shadows: Inside the Secret World of Kazakhstan

Dark Shadows: Inside the Secret World of KazakhstanDark Shadows is a compelling portrait of Kazakhstan, a country that is little known in the West Strategically located in the heart of Central Asia, sandwiched between Vladimir Putin s Russia, its former colonial ruler, and Xi Jinping s China, this vast oil rich state is carving out its place in the

Half a World Away

Half a World AwayA kid who considers himself an epic fail discovers the transformative power of love when he deals with adoption in this novel from Cynthia Kadohata, winner of the Newbery Medal and the National Book Award Eleven year old Jaden is adopted, and he knows he s an epic fail That s why his family is

The Dead Lake

The Dead LakeA haunting Russian tale about the environmental legacy of the Cold War Yerzhan grows up in a remote part of Kazakhstan where the Soviets tests atomic weapons As a young boy he falls in love with the neighbour s daughter and one evening, to impress her, he dives into a forbidden lake The

Woman in Exile: My Life in Kazakhstan

Woman in Exile: My Life in KazakhstanJuliana Starosolska was taken by the Stalinists from her parents home in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv and deported in a sealed boxcar to a distant and primitive outpost in Siberian Kazakhstan In Woman in Exile, she records her ordeals in a series of vignettes that capture the horrific,

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich

One Day in the Life of Ivan DenisovichThe only English translation authorized by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn First published in the Soviet journal Novy Mir in 1962, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich stands as a classic of contemporary literature The story of labor camp inmate Ivan Denisovich Shukhov, it graphically describes his

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Blank 133x176The book brings the largely unknown story of the Kazakh famine of 1930 33 to light, using this case study to overturn several assumptions about violence, modernization, and nation making under Stalin

Ballad of Forgotten Years

Ballad of Forgotten YearsHere is a novella of ancient times, of savage retribution of torture and hostage taking between the feuding Kazakhs and Turkmen It tells of crude chieftainly honor and vengeance Its material is drawn from the oral tradition and folk memory of today s Kazakhs, whose nomadic way of life was

The Silk Roads: A New History of the World

The Silk Roads: A New History of the WorldFor centuries, fame and fortune were to be found in the west in the New World of the Americas Today, it is the east which calls out to those in search of riches and adventure Sweeping right across Central Asia and deep into China and India, a region that once took centre stage is again rising to

Postcards from Stanland: Journeys in Central Asia

Postcards from Stanland: Journeys in Central AsiaCentral Asia has long stood at the crossroads of history It was the staging ground for the armies of the Mongol Empire, for the nineteenth century struggle between the Russian and British empires, and for the NATO campaign in Afghanistan Today, multinationals and nations compete for the oil and

The Tombs (Fargo Adventure, #4)

The Tombs (Fargo Adventure, #4)Husband and wife team Sam and Remi Fargo are intrigued when an archaeologist friend requests their help excavating a top secret historical site What they find will set them on a hunt for a prize greater than they could ever imagine The clues point to the hidden tomb of Attila the Hun, the High

The Lost Heart of Asia

The Lost Heart of AsiaA land of enormous proportions, countless secrets, and incredible history, Central Asia the heart of the great Mongol empire of Tamerlane, site of the legendary Silk Route and scene of Stalin s cruelest deportations is a remote and fascinating region Since the collapse of the Soviet Union and the

Half a World Away

Half a World AwayA kid who considers himself an epic fail discovers the transformative power of love when he deals with adoption in this novel from Cynthia Kadohata, winner of the Newbery Medal and the National Book Award Eleven year old Jaden is adopted, and he knows he s an epic fail That s why his family is

The Dead Lake

The Dead LakeA haunting Russian tale about the environmental legacy of the Cold War Yerzhan grows up in a remote part of Kazakhstan where the Soviets tests atomic weapons As a young boy he falls in love with the neighbour s daughter and one evening, to impress her, he dives into a forbidden lake The