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A History of Twentieth-Century Russia

by Robert W. Service

Accurate and informative history of the time from the rise of Communism to the dissolution of the Union.

Lenin: A Biography

by Robert W. Service

Scholarly biography.

Rhymes of a Red Cross Man

by Robert W. Service

Robert William Service (1874-1958) was a poet and writer. He is mostly well known for his writings on the Canadian North, including the poems The Shooting of Dan McGrew and The Cremation of Sam McGee. Inspired by the vast beauty of the Yukon wilderness, Service began writing poetry about the things he saw. He collected enough poems for a book, which was published in 1907 in North America as The Spell of the Yukon and Other Verses and in England as The Songs of a Sourdough. This made Service wealthy and he became known as the Canadian Kipling . During World War I he worked as an ambulance driver for the Canadian Red Cross, as well as working as a war correspondent for the Canadian government. He wrote a number of poems about the war, many appearing in a new book, Rhymes of a Red Cross Man (1916). Amongst his other works are: Ballads of a Cheechako (1909), The Trail of 98: A Northland Romance (1910), Rhymes of a Rolling Stone (1912), Ballads of a Bohemian (1921) and an autobiography, Ploughman of the Moon: An Adventure Into Memory (1945).

Rhymes of a Rolling Stone

by Robert W. Service

Robert William Service (1874-1958) was a poet and writer. He is mostly well known for his writings on the Canadian North, including the poems The Shooting of Dan McGrew and The Cremation of Sam McGee. Inspired by the vast beauty of the Yukon wilderness, Service began writing poetry about the things he saw. He collected enough poems for a book, which was published in 1907 in North America as The Spell of the Yukon and Other Verses and in England as The Songs of a Sourdough. This made Service wealthy and he became known as the Canadian Kipling. During World War I he worked as an ambulance driver for the Canadian Red Cross, as well as working as a war correspondent for the Canadian government. He wrote a number of poems about the war, many appearing in a new book, Rhymes of a Red-Cross Man (1916). Amongst his other works are: Ballads of a Cheechako (1909), The Trail of '98: A Northland Romance (1910), Rhymes of a Rolling Stone (1912), Ballads of a Bohemian (1921) and an autobiography, Ploughman of the Moon: An Adventure Into Memory (1945).

Russia: Experiment with A People

by Robert W. Service

"My aim in this book is to make sense of the country as a whole, from the Kremlin down to provincial towns and villages and from the President's entourage down to ordinary Russians and the momentous changes in their circumstances since the USSR's abolition. Diverse types of evidence will be examined. The primary sources from the press and other media are listed in the bibliography; they include not only conventional ones such as scholarly books and articles but also magazines, films, CDs and Web sites. I have also learnt from conversations with Russian friends and with strangers on the street, in shops, on the bus or in the metro. The process has been enlivened by the necessity to keep one's eye simultaneously on the pages of the draft and on the continuing changes in Russia itself." This is a readable and fascinating look at modern Soviet experiences.

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