Biography & Autobiography / Historical

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Overtaken by the Night

Overtaken by the Night

One Russian's Journey through Peace, War, Revolution, and Terror

Vladimir Fedorovich Dzhunkovsky, the subject of this book, was a witness to his country’s unfolding tragedy—the decay of the tsarist autocracy, world war, revolution, the rise of a new regime, and its descent into terror. But Dzhunkovsky was not just a passive observer, he was an active participant in the troubled and turbulent events of his time, often struggling against the tide. Overtaken by the Night paints a fascinating picture of Dzhunkovsky’s incredible life that reveals much about a long and crucial period in Russian history. It is a story of Russia in revolution reminiscent of the fictional Doctor Zhivago, but even more extraordinary for being true.

Green Republican

Green Republican

John Saylor and the Preservation of America's Wilderness

A biography of John P. Saylor, a Republican congressman from Pennsylvania who became a prominent conservationist in the three decades after World War II.

The Spencers of Amberson Ave

The Spencers of Amberson Ave

A Turn-of-the-Century Memoir

This memoir introduces the family of Charles Hart Spencer and his wife Mary Acheson: seven children born between 1884 and 1895. It also introduces a large Victorian house in Shadyside (a Pittsburgh neighborhood) and a middle-class way of life at the turn of the century and includes family photographs taken by Mr. Spencer, who was a talented amateur photographer.

Francisco de los Cobos

Francisco de los Cobos

Secretary of the Emperor Charles V

A comprehensive biography of the Seceretary of State and Comendador for the kingdom of Castile under Emperor Charles I of Spain.

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