Goldring Books: Biography - Russian - General
trouvé: 7 livres

 
ZEVIN, B. AND GOLIKOV, L.
Vladimir Ilyich Lenin - a Short Biography
Moscow, Novosti Press Agency. 1972. Soft Cover, 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. A very Good+ clean, tight and unmarked copy. 168 pages. 62 illustrations. Text in English. Comprises: Road to Revolution; Founder of Communist Party; Strategist of Class Battles; Leader of a Revolution that Ushered in a New Era; Great Builder of Socialism; International Significance of Leninism. 159. Very Good/No Jacket.
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N° du livre: 010880
GBP 8.00 [Appr.: EURO 9 | CHF 10]
Mots-clés: Lenin

 
GORKY, M
Childhood
Moscow, Foreign Languages Publishing House. Hard Cover, 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. Gold title and facsimile signature of Gorky on red leatherette boards which are clean and unmarked with no wear. Internally very clean and unmarked. A near Fine copy. Dustjacket is complete with some wear to sides and creasing to back. Not dated but probably 1950's or earlier. Translated from the Russian by Margaret Wettlin and printed in the USSR. Portrait of author to frontispiece. Childhood is the first part of Maxim Gorky's autobiography written in 1913. Maxim Gorky was the pen name of Aleksei Maksimovich Peshkov (1868-1936). NOT EX LIB 5. Near Fine/Good.
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N° du livre: 002438
GBP 6.00 [Appr.: EURO 6.75 | CHF 7.5]
Mots-clés: Aleksei Maksimovich Peshkov

 
MESHCHERSKAYA, EKATERINA
Comrade Princess - Memoirs of an Aristocrat in Modern Russia
London, Doubleday. 1990, First Edition. (ISBN: 0385269102). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A near Fine unmarked copy apart from a neat inscription and date to front endpaper with a VG+ price clipped dustjacket. 228 pages. 18 illustrations. Princess Ekaterina Meshcherskaya was born in 1904, and lived the latter part of her life in Moscow in a tiny caretaker's apartment surrounded by relics and souvenirs of her family's past, the last of the Russian princesses living in Russia. Glasnost has enabled this remarkable woman to publish her story for the first time. She was only 13 years old when the Bolsheviks seized power in 1917, and unlike the vast majority of aristocrats who fled the country after the Revolution, she and her mother forged new lives in a society now resentful and hostile towards the privileged classes. Their world of servants, pedigree dogs, a Greek tutor, French and German governesses, vast estates, was lost at a stroke, leaving them alone and penniless. Yet Ekaterina and her mother, a musically talented and iron willed young woman, overcame the challenges, denounced and arrested constantly, and Ekaterina worked in countless jobs as seamstress, dancer, singing teacher, even wartime ditch digger, in order to survive. 103. Near Fine/Very Good.
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N° du livre: 008136
GBP 8.00 [Appr.: EURO 9 | CHF 10]
Mots-clés: Prince Alexander Vasilievich Mesh Chersky, Ekaterina Porfirievna Podborskaya, Count Fabrizio Sasso-Ruffo, Vesely Podol, Igor Sergeevich Bogdanovich 0385269102

 
RASHIDOV, SHARAF R.
Leninism - the Banner of Liberation and Progress of Nations
Moscow, Novosti Press Agency. 1972, First. Soft Cover, 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. A Very Good+ clean, tight and unmarked copy. Text in English. 111 pages. Contents: Message to the Participants in the International Scientific Conference in Tashkent on October 16, 1972 by Leonid Ilyich Brezhnev; Message of the Participants in the Conference to Leonid Ilyich Brezhnev; Leninism - The Banner of Liberation and Progress of Nations by Sharaf Rashidov. Rashidov (1917-1983) was a Communist Party leader in the Uzbek Soviet Socialist Republic and a CPSU Central Committee Politbureau candidate member between 1961 and 1983. In the Soviet Union his name became synonymous with corruption, nepotism and the Great Cotton Scandal of the late Brezhnev period. The Uzbek leadership falsified production records to have substantial funds transferred from Central Soviet funds to them and when this was discovered Rashidov committed suicide. 159. Very Good/No Jacket.
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N° du livre: 010882
GBP 8.00 [Appr.: EURO 9 | CHF 10]
Mots-clés: Lenin, Sharaf Rashidov, Brezhnev,

 
ROPER, ROBERT
Nabokov in America - on the Road to Lolita
New York, Bloomsbury USA. 2015, First. (ISBN: 9780802743633). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A new unread copy with new dustjacket. First Edition, First Printing. 354 pages. Illustrations in the text. Map endpapers. The author of the immortal Lolita nd Pale Fire, born to a distinguished Russian family, represents for many the apotheosis of the high modernist artist: cultured, refined - as European as they come. But Vladimir Nabokov, who came to America to escape the Nazis, grew to think of his time there as the richest of his life. Here and his Jewish wife could live and breathe, here they raised a beloved son in safety and normalcy. Robert Roper fills out this period of Nabokov's life with charm and insight - covering Nabokov's friendship with Edmund Wilson, his time at Wellesley and Cornell, his long work at Harvard's Museum of Comparative Zoology. But the book finds its narrative heart in the writer's many summer sojourns in the wilds of the American West. The Nabokovs covered more than two hundred thousand miles by car as Vladimir indulged his most overwhelming passion - not for literature but for butterfly hunting. The book is also a love letter to American literature, tracing Nabokov's broad and ingenious embrace of it. Steeped in Russian, British, French and classical literature, he read prolifically among American writers or years. L. New/New.
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N° du livre: 010178
GBP 18.00 [Appr.: EURO 19.75 | CHF 21.5]
Mots-clés: Vladimir Nabokov, America, Cornell University, Wellesley College, Edmund Wilson, Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology 9780802743633

 
ROUNDING, VIRGINIA
Catherine the Great - Love, Sex and Power
London, Hutchinson. 2006, First Edition. (ISBN: 0091799929). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. First Edition, First Printing. A Fine unmarked copy with Fine complete dustjacket. 566 pages, 11 coloured portraits. An excellent biography of the Empress Catherine II, the Great of Russia, whose reign was the longest in Russian history and who built on the work begun by Peter the Great. Her succession of lovers was the subject of gossip throughout Europe, yet she was not even Russian by birth and had no legitimate claim to the Russian throne. Using many of Catherine's own words from her voluminous correspondence and other documents, contemporary accounts by courtiers, ambassadors and foreign visitors, the author presents a penetrating analysis of her character. PLEASE NOTE: A HEAVY VOLUME OF 0.92 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH MAY REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COST 102. Fine/Fine.
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N° du livre: 003716
GBP 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 11 | CHF 12]
Mots-clés: Biography, Catherine II the Great of Russia, Peter the Great, 0091799929

 
THOMAS, D.M.
Alexander Solzhenitsyn - a Century in His Life
London, Little Brown. 1998, First Edition. (ISBN: 0316643297). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A near Fine copy which has a small indentation to front board with VG+ complete dustjacket which has a matching indentation. An important literary biography of not just of the century's most influential writer, but also the history of Russia itself. Born into a world of revolution in 1918, Solzhenitsyn has lived a life which will serve as a reminder of the crimes committed in the name of Communism and like many other Red Army soldiers, found his bravery rewarded with arrest, in his case for derogatory comments against Stalin. A deeply moving and thought provoking biography of the Nobel Laureate by an esteemed novelist, poet and translator. 22 photographs PLEASE NOTE: A HEAVY VOLUME OF 0.985 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH MAY REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COST NOT EX LIB 110. Near Fine/Very Good.
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N° du livre: 004935
GBP 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 11 | CHF 12]
Mots-clés: Russian Biography, Russian Authors, Stalin, Red Army, Communism 0316643297

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