"An Englishman's light-hearted account of his two year's National Service, and learning to fly with the Royal Canadian Air Force in the 1950s."--Amazon.com.
Author: James Stevenson
"So you lot want to be pilots? Bloody hell, Stalin's had it now!" were the withering words of the corporal as he eyed his young National Service recruits for the first time. This autobiographical account, written 60 years later, tells of "the most exciting years" of James Stevenson's life when, aged from 18, he learnt to be a jet fighter pilot with the RAF in Canada. The book is based on carefully preserved letters James wrote home in the 1950s - but also includes some youthful exploits not suitable to reveal to his parents. Not to mention strictly forbidden pretend dog-fights in the air. James Stevenson is the author of two thrillers, Dartmouth Conspiracy and Fly the Storm. But Stalin's Had It Now takes you above the clouds to share the joy of flying in what was one of the fastest aeroplanes on earth. Beautifully written with both humour and sadness in the author's clear, easy, self-deprecating style, it captures a young man's zest for life and for flying - always tinged with worries about whether he would ever make the grade and "get his wings".
The ever , who never believed this while Stalin wish to know all the facts .
moment Stalin's body was cold , his rebel was alive , and will not believe it now
that As it stands , Mr. Lasky's article is entirely lious offspring appear to have
Author: United States. Congress
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When she took this picture on her knees, Stalin had just covered up a broad grin.
... actually cutting down the hitting power of the German Army, not next year or the
year after but right now, not by random bombings or blockade or propaganda, ...
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Author: Boris Souvarine
Publisher: Detzer Press
PREFACE. THE Author of this very practical treatise on Scotch Loch - Fishing desires clearly that it may be of use to all who had it. He does not pretend to have written anything new, but to have attempted to put what he has to say in as readable a form as possible. Everything in the way of the history and habits of fish has been studiously avoided, and technicalities have been used as sparingly as possible. The writing of this book has afforded him pleasure in his leisure moments, and that pleasure would be much increased if he knew that the perusal of it would create any bond of sympathy between himself and the angling community in general. This section is interleaved with blank shects for the readers notes. The Author need hardly say that any suggestions addressed to the case of the publishers, will meet with consideration in a future edition. We do not pretend to write or enlarge upon a new subject. Much has been said and written-and well said and written too on the art of fishing but loch-fishing has been rather looked upon as a second-rate performance, and to dispel this idea is one of the objects for which this present treatise has been written. Far be it from us to say anything against fishing, lawfully practised in any form but many pent up in our large towns will bear us out when me say that, on the whole, a days loch-fishing is the most convenient. One great matter is, that the loch-fisher is depend- ent on nothing but enough wind to curl the water, -and on a large loch it is very seldom that a dead calm prevails all day, -and can make his arrangements for a day, weeks beforehand whereas the stream- fisher is dependent for a good take on the state of the water and however pleasant and easy it may be for one living near the banks of a good trout stream or river, it is quite another matter to arrange for a days river-fishing, if one is looking forward to a holiday at a date some weeks ahead. Providence may favour the expectant angler with a good day, and the water in order but experience has taught most of us that the good days are in the minority, and that, as is the case with our rapid running streams, -such as many of our northern streams are, -the water is either too large or too small, unless, as previously remarked, you live near at hand, and can catch it at its best. A common belief in regard to loch-fishing is, that the tyro and the experienced angler have nearly the same chance in fishing, -the one from the stern and the other from the bow of the same boat. Of all the absurd beliefs as to loch-fishing, this is one of the most absurd. Try it. Give the tyro either end of the boat he likes give him a cast of ally flies he may fancy, or even a cast similar to those which a crack may be using and if he catches one for every three the other has, he may consider himself very lucky. Of course there are lochs where the fish are not abundant, and a beginner may come across as many as an older fisher but we speak of lochs where there are fish to be caught, and where each has a fair chance. Again, it is said that the boatman has as much to do with catching trout in a loch as the angler. Well, we dont deny that. In an untried loch it is necessary to have the guidance of a good boatman but the same argument holds good as to stream-fishing...
Twice in the past four years Soviet authorities have banished a U . S . network
from Moscow , each time because it presented on an American broadcast a
version of the end of Stalin which suggested that his colleagues did not
Author: Overseas Press Club of America
Publisher: New York : Dutton
Twenty-five stories of great news events of the past twenty-five years. First-hand reports by leading members of the Overseas Press Club of America.
The question now is , how long will this vast empire last after Stalin's death ? Like
everything that in past history has assumed gigantic proportions , the Stalinist
realm bears within itself the first germs of decay . Pan - Slavism , born as a ...
Author: Nikolaus Basseches
An account of the life of the man who shaped the Soviet Union, from pre-revolutionary Russia to its evolution as a superpower and the descent of the "Iron Curtain."
most anti - Communists have seen and still see the haunting specter of
communism embodied in his person . ... Stalin was repeatedly compelled to
make sudden and inordinately violent jumps now to this now to that extreme of
the road .
Author: Robert Vincent Daniels
Deutscher, I. The leader and the party.--Erlich, A. The problem of industrial development.--Daniels, R.V. The struggle with right opposition.--Bauer, R.A. Ideological revision.--Stalin, J. The socialist drive.--Nove, A. Economics and personality.--Gordon, M. The fate of the workers.--Lewin, M. Collectivization: the reasons.--Fainsod, M. Collectivization: the method.--Dallin, D.J. The return of inequality.--Counts, G.S. The repudiation of experiment.--Brown, E.J. The mobilization of culture.--Bukharin, N. The crackdown on the party.--Khrushchev, N.S. The cult of personality.--Billington, J.H. The legacy of Russian history.--Schlesinger, R. The logic of the revolution.--Ponomaryov, B.N. Fulfilling the Leninist plan.--Trotsky, L. Soviet Bonapartism.--Friedrich, C.J. and Brzezinski, Z.K. The model of totalitarianism.--Medvedev, R.A. The social basis of Stalinism.--Suggestions for further reading (p. 230-233).
This was a form of ' blackmail , " as several Russian and some Western authors
have suggested . To judge from Litvinov ' s ... many of them in secret .
Simultaneously , Stalin began to respond , it now appears disingenuously , to
intense British ...
Author: Albert Loren Weeks
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated
On June 22, 1941, just less than two years after the signing of the Nazi-Soviet agreements, Adolf Hitler's German army invaded the Soviet Union. The attack hardly came as a surprise to Josef Stalin; in fact, history has long held that Stalin spent the two intervening years building up his defenses against a Nazi attack. With the gradual declassifying of former Soviet documents, though, historians are learning more and more about Stalin's grand plan during the years 1939 to 1941. Longtime Soviet expert Albert L. Weeks has studied the newly released information and come to a different conclusion about the Soviet Union's prewar buildup - it was not a precaution against German invasion at all. In fact, Weeks argues, the evidence now suggests Soviet mobilization was aimed at an eventual invasion of Nazi Germany. The Soviets were quietly biding their time between 1939 and 1941, allowing the capitalist powers to destroy one another, all the while preparing for their own westward march. Stalin, Weeks shows, wasn't waiting for a Nazi attack - Hitler simply beat him to the punch.
My good people , this household is in total confusion . ... We were afraid now that
my father would say something insulting about Stalin . Such a ... Even when my
brother had suggested calling our goat Stalinette there had been a danger of it .
Includes reviews of works written in languages of lesser currency, news from PEN Centres, original works, and papers delivered at International PEN congresses.
What was Stalin doing ? The Communist parties of East Europe had expanded
their membership severalfold . Some new members were idealistic fools ; most
were just opportunists . Stalin , it now seems likely , feared that this rapid
Author: Michael G. Roskin
Publisher: Pearson College Division
This book is designed to quickly enlighten readers about nature of East Europe. Comprehensive and multiperspective--yet easy and enjoyable to read--it provides an accessible overview of everything that's politically relevant for the region--geography, political history, Soviet occupation, Cold War, and system collapse. Caught between Empires. Flunking Democracy: The Interwar Years. East Europe and World War II. The Communist Takeovers. The Hated Regimes. "We Pretend to Work" The Decay of Communism. 1989: The Gorbachev Factor. The Struggle for Democracy. The Horrors of Yugoslavia. Lessons, Hopes, Fears. For those interested in Eastern European Politics, Cold War History, Comparative Politics, International Relations.