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World War II - Eastern Front from Gary Menchen

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Men at War

by Alexeyev, Mikhail; Borzunov, Semyon; Sharipov, Akram

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Gary Menchen
Published
1980
Condition
Very Good-
Item Price
$16.00

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Moscow: Progress Publishers [1980]. 413pp. Hardcover with badly ripped dust jacket. Three novellas: "The Divvy"by Alexeyev; "In Bold Type" by Borunov; "Battalion Commander" by Sharipov. I believe these date from a period when the Soviet military felt that war fiction was not toeing their preferred line, and so they looked to their own to produce the correct line. One page… Read more
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$16.00
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Years Off My Life

by Gorbatov, A. V.

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Gary Menchen
Published
1965
Condition
Very Good
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$20.00

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New York: W. W. Norton [1965]. 222pp. First American edition, Hardcover with dustjacket in very good condition. Gorbatov was caught up in the purges, send senet to Kolyma; after the German invason he was reinstated, and ended up Soviet commandant in Berlin in 1945.
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$20.00
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His Name was not Listed [and] The Dawns are Quiet Here...

by Vassilyev, Boris

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Gary Menchen
Published
1978
Condition
Very Good
Item Price
$40.00

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Moscow: Progress Publishers [1978]. First printing of this edition. Hardcover with dust jacket, both in very good condition; the jacket is covered by a clear plastic protector. Two successful Soviet war novels; the author was a sergeant of paratroopers in the second world war.
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$40.00
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Stout Hearts

by Medvedev, Dmitry

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Gary Menchen
Condition
Very Good
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$20.00

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Moscow: Foreign Languages Publishing House. No date. 235pp. Written in 1948, Medvedev was a long-time intelligence officer in the Sovet Union, and leader of partisan groups in the Ukraine after the German invasion; there is a nice write up about in in Wikipedia.
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$20.00
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Garden City: Doubleday & Company, 1977. 436pp. Hardcover wtih dust jacket. Ex-library. Solid enough but not attractive. Shtemenko was Deputy Chief of Staff of the United Soviet Armed Forces, directly under Stalin.
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$10.00
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Enemy at the gates: The battle for Stalingrad

by Craig, William

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Gary Menchen
Published
1973
Condition
Very Good
ISBN
9780883490006
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$20.00

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New York: Reader's Digest Press * E. P. Dutton: 1973. First edition. Hardcover with dustjacket in very good condition; jacket is in a clear protective cover. This book played a role making the west aware (again) of the magnitude of Stalingrad.
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$20.00
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The Beginning of the Road

by Chuikov, Vasili Ivanovich

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Gary Menchen
Published
1963
Condition
Very Good+
Item Price
$200.00

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London: MacGibbon and Lee , 1963. 388pp. Hardcover with dustjacket in clear protective cover; both book and jacket are near fine in condition. Chuikov was commander of the 62nd Army inside Stalingrad itself during the battle.
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$200.00
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A Soldier's Life

by Dragunsky, David

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Gary Menchen
Published
1977
Condition
Very Good
Item Price
$30.00

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Moscow: Progress Publishers 1977. First printing, 280pp. Tipped in erratum at rear. Hardcover with dustjacket in very good condition, but the front hinge is a bit stiff. Dragunsky was with armoured divisions. This account also includes post-war coverage.
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$30.00
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Cruel Mercy

by Mushketik, Yuri

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Gary Menchen
Published
1986
Condition
Very Good
Item Price
$10.00

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Kiev: Dnipro Publishers, 1986, 277pp. Soviet-Ukrainian war novel. Very little by Mushketik has been translated into English.
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$10.00
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The Aching in My Heart

by Bogomolov, Vladimir

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Gary Menchen
Published
1982
Condition
Very Good
Item Price
$75.00

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Moscow: Progress Publishers [1982]. 636pp. Hardcover with red dust jacket in very good condition. Includes "Ivan", the basic for the great movie "Ivan's Childhood", other short stories, and his first novel: The Moment of Truth (August 1944)".
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$75.00
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Nazi-Soviet Relations 1939-1941

by Sontag, Raymond James and Beddie, James Stuart [editors]

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Gary Menchen
Published
1948
Condition
Good
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$10.00

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Wrappers. Department of State publication 3023. 362pp. Cables, reports etc from German archives captured at the end of the war.
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$10.00
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Spring on the Oder

by Kazakevich, E.

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Gary Menchen
Published
1953
Condition
Very Good
Item Price
$35.00

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Moscow: Foreign Languages Publishing House, 1953. 550pp. Hardcover with dust jacket; abrasions around the edges of the jacket. An important Soviet war novel of the later days of the great patriotic war.
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$35.00
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The Ordeal

by Perventsev, Arkady

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Gary Menchen
Published
1944
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$10.00

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"In the heroic mold about World War II" - Kosack. New York: Harper and Brothers [1944]. 262pp. First edition Stamped: "Sample Volume Please Return to Manufacturing Dpt. Harper & Brothers". While Perventsev was an established writer in the party line, his writing was so bad that even the most dogmatic of critics had trouble finding something nice to… Read more
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$10.00
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The White Birch

by Bubennov, Mikhail

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Gary Menchen
Published
1949
Condition
Very Good
Item Price
$15.00

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Moscow: Foreign Languages Publishing House, 1949. 578pp. Winner of a Stalin Prize. A novel of the Great Patriotic War. Very good condition.
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$15.00
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Star

by Kazakevich, E.

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Gary Menchen
Published
1950
Condition
Very Good
Item Price
$25.00

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143pp. Jacket tattered, and with writing on front flap. Winner of the Stalin Prize in 1947. Kazakevich was writer; before the war primarily in Yiddish. In the war he had combat roles, and was the head of an army reconnaissance detachment at the conquest of Berlin. This novel is of a successful mission but subsequent destruction of a reconnaissance unit… Read more
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$25.00
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The Underground R. C. Carries On

by Fyodorov

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Gary Menchen
Published
1949
Condition
Very Good-
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$20.00

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304pp; A longer account was published a few years later. The author was twice a hero of the Soviet Union, a party secretary in the Ukraine and after the start of the war an underground leader. Shaken, frontis loosed.
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$20.00
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A Story About a Real Man

by Polevoi, Boris

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Gary Menchen
Published
1952
Condition
Very Good
Item Price
$20.00

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559pp. Polvoi was a journalist and war correspondent; this long account of a war hero is based on an actual person. Winner of the Stalin Prize (second class) and made into an opera by Sergei Prokofiev (his Opus 117, currently available from Melodiya).
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$20.00
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