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Ivan The Terrible

Author : Robert Payne
ISBN : 9781461661085
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Czar Ivan IV (1530-1584), the first Russian ruler to take the title czar, is known as one of the worst tyrants in history, but few people among the general public know how he got such an infamous reputation. Relying on extensive research based heavily on original Russian sources, this definitive biography depicts an incredibly complex man living in a time of simple, harsh realities. Robert Payne, the distinguished author of many historical and biographical works, and Russian scholar Nikita Romanoff, describe in vivid and lively detail Ivan's callous upbringing; the poisoning of his second wife and the murder of his son; his obsession with religion and sin; his predilection for mass murder, evidenced by his massacre of 30,000 citizens of Novgorod; yet his remarkable intelligence as a ruler, supporting the growth of trade and expanding Russia's borders.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Ivan The Terrible

Author : Isabel de Madariaga
ISBN : 0300097573
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Ivan IV, 'the Terrible' (1533-1584), is one of the key figures in Russian history, yet he has remained among the most neglected. Notorious for pioneering a policy of unrestrained terror—and for killing his own son—he has been credited with establishing autocracy in Russia. This is the first attempt to write a biography of Ivan from birth to death, to study his policies, his marriages, his atrocities, and his disordered personality, and to link them as a coherent whole. Isabel de Madariaga situates Ivan within the background of Russian political developments in the sixteenth century. And, with revealing comparisons with English, Spanish, and other European courts, she sets him within the international context of his time. The biography includes a new account of the role of astrology and magic at Ivan's court and provides fresh insights into his foreign policy. Facing up to problems of authenticity (much of Ivan's archive was destroyed by fire in 1626) and controversies which have paralyzed western scholarship, de Madariaga seeks to present Russia as viewed from the Kremlin rather than from abroad and to comprehend the full tragedy of Ivan's reign.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Harry And The Terrible Whatzit

Author : Dick Gackenbach
ISBN : 0899192238
Genre : Books and reading
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When his mother goes to the cellar and fails to return right away, Harry searches for her and confronts the terrible two-headed Whatzit.
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The Terrible Power Of A Minor Guilt

Author : Abraham B. Yehoshua
ISBN : 0815606567
Genre : Literary Collections
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What is the relationship between literature and morality? Theatre and ethics? Film and moral values? Israeli novelist and critic Abraham B. Yehoshua considers these crucial questions and discusses nine literary works to show how the moral issue renders new readings and understandings of them.
Category: Literary Collections

The Terrible Leader

Author : Dan White
ISBN : 9789814351775
Genre : Business
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This book is unlike any other management book on the market. In a crowded market place full of well-intentioned books with advice and guidance on how to be a better leader, The Terrible Leader goes completely against the grain.
Category: Business

Ivan The Terrible

Author : Alexander Filjushkin
ISBN : 9781473815599
Genre : History
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An in-depth look at the military strategy of the first Russian ruler to invade Europe. Ivan’s campaigns against the Livonian Confederation were initially very successful. In 1558, Russian soldiers occupied Dorpat and Narva, and laid siege to Reval, creating vital trade routes over the Baltic Sea. At the Battle of Ergema, the Russians defeated the knights of the Livonian Order, fueling Ivan’s dreams of a Russian Empire. However, as Erik XIV of Sweden recaptured Reval, and the Poles joined forces with the Lithuanians, the war began to turn against Ivan. In 1571, an army of 120,000 Crimean Tatars crossed the River Ugra, crushed the Russian defenses, and burned Moscow to the ground. As Ivan became increasingly paranoid and violent, he carried out a number of terrible massacres. It is thought that more than forty thousand were killed when the Russians sacked the town of Novgorod in 1570, and many were tortured and murdered in front of Ivan and his son. This book describes the organization and equipment of the tsar’s army and the forces of his enemies, the Poles, Lithuanians, Tatars, and Livonian Knights. The narrative examines all of Russia’s military campaigns in Eastern Europe and Western Siberia during the period of 1533 to 1584—in the first specialist study of Ivan the Terrible’s military strategy to be published in English.
Category: History

Ivan The Terrible

Author : R. G. Skrynnikov
ISBN : UOM:39015016405261
Genre : History
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The Terrible Old Man

Author : H. Lovecraft
ISBN : 9785457675155
Genre : Fiction
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The Terrible Old Man is a strange elderly man "so old that no one can remember when he was young, and so taciturn that few know his real name". He lives alone in an ancient house on Water Street in the town of Kingsport.
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The Terrible Pearl

Author : Cassandra Hyde
ISBN : 9781483424910
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Grip Yodel is a man short in stature but tall in spirit and compassion for others. As a private detective, he has dedicated his life to solving riddles for others. He's just been hired by a strange new client, the most beautiful creature he's ever seen-a mermaid named Isurus. The problem is, the mermaid's external beauty hides her ugly intent. Isurus-the most powerful witch of her species-is furious that someone has dared to interfere with her plans. At the instigation of King Carcharodon of the Merfolk, she has created a spell designed to massacre dolphins, which is bound within the form of a perfect gem, the Terrible Pearl. Someone has stolen it from her. Even though Isurus doesn't tell Grip the truth about the pearl's true power and purpose, he has a bad feeling about this client. Despite his misgivings, Grip takes the case. With his good friends Pebbles the horse and Alastair the leopard, he sets off to recover the pearl.