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Volkoff, Vladimir

Overview
Works: 94 works in 345 publications in 10 languages and 2,476 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Biography  Interviews  Psychological fiction  Juvenile works  Spy stories  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Translator, Other
Classifications: PR6007.U76, 843.914
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Most widely held works about Vladimir Volkoff
 
Most widely held works by Vladimir Volkoff
Vladimir the Russian Viking by Vladimir Volkoff( Book )

14 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in English and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Endowed with exceptional talents as a warrior, diplomat, and ruler--not to mention a temperament that earned him the epithet fornicator immensus in the chronicles of his contemporaries--Vladimir of Russia (960?-1015) began his career at the age of twelve as Prince of Novgorod, rising to be known as "The Red Sun." Volkoff tells Vladimir's story with gusto and humor, describing the years of conquest, violence, polygamy, and pagan ritual as the remarkable prince seized his brother's throne, expanding his rule over the whole of Russia. A shrewd, hospitable, and progressive ruler, he adopted the Christian faith from the Greeks, bringing Christianity to Russia. A "second Constantine," he was later canonized as a saint. This is the first complete biography, based on Russian, Greek, German, Arabic, and Icelandic sources. - Publisher
The set-up by Vladimir Volkoff( Book )

58 editions published between 1982 and 2007 in 9 languages and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spionageroman over een Russische literair agent die zich in de Parijse uitgeverswereld heeft genesteld om de publieke opinie te beinvloeden, en een laatste ingewikkelde en levensgevaarlijke missie moet uitvoeren
Le retournement : roman by Vladimir Volkoff( Book )

26 editions published between 1979 and 2007 in 6 languages and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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L'hôte du pape : roman by Vladimir Volkoff( Book )

16 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ilya is the uncouth, uneducated son of ardent Communist workers who becomes a war hero in the Red Army. After the war, however, he experiences a radical conversion to Christianity and becomes a priest, but also eventually a KGB general and Metropolitan of Leningrad. Captivated by the prophecy of Russia's return to Christianity contained in the appearance of the Virgin Mary to a few simple shepherds in Portugal, Ilya decides he must make overtures to the new pontiff in an effort toward ecumenical collaboration that will facilitate the fulfillment of the prophecy. When he leaves for Rome, his KGB superiors plot to have him assassinated, and the Mafia contacts involved also plot the assassination of John Paul. Dostoevsky meets Le Carré in this rich tapestry of intrigue, betrayal, heroism, and faith. L'hôte du Pape (2004) is Vladimir Volkoff's next-to-last novel and is, perhaps, his best. It combines Cold War strategizing and hints of the mysterious workings of the Holy Spirit in human affairs. Action takes place primarily in the USSR, Rome, and Portugal, and includes significant flashbacks to World War II. Volkoff takes the skimpy historical details of Pope John Paul I's mysterious death and the equally mysterious death of a Russian prelate in his arms just days before--and fleshes out the story as only a good espionage novelist could do, but with the added dimension of the role that divine providence could have been playing in these events. There is the stuff of a thriller here, but it is a serious novel written in a richly varied style that includes the brutal, coarse argot of the underworld, the allusiveness of an accomplished artist, and the soaring mysticism of the saints"--
The torturer : a novel by Vladimir Volkoff( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Torturer provides an unforgettable case study in the controversy over torture. The hero, Robert Lavilhaud (pronounced "Lavilio," he insists), is an incredibly idealistic young officer and a fiercely devout Catholic. He is devoted to the highest traditional ideals of military service and to the Grand Dream of what Algeria can become as a fully integrated, prosperous département of France. After his military service is completed, Lavilhaud plans to marry and finish his graduate studies in order to settle in French Algeria as a professor of literature. As officer in charge of a unit that is charged with interrogating insurrectionists and terrorists, he finds that circumstances overcome his convictions. At the same time, De Gaulle reneges on his earlier commitment to keep Algeria French. Loyalists like Lavilhaud, the Harkis, and the four French generals who staged a coup in opposition to De Gaulle's volte-face find themselves abandoned. Lavilhaud becomes the fall-guy in the political turmoil and ends up serving time in prison. Yet in the end, there is new hope for him in the form of a totally unexpected visitor to his prison cell. This is Vladimir Volkoff's last novel and it must have been a story very near to his heart, particularly when we reflect that he too was an intelligence officer in the Algerian War in his youth and a professor of literature before he became a well-known novelist."--
La Désinformation, arme de guerre by Vladimir Volkoff( Book )

15 editions published between 1985 and 2004 in French and Undetermined and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Des textes essentiels pour comprendre la nature et la portée de cette doctrine
Le complot : roman by Vladimir Volkoff( Book )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in French and Polish and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyse : Roman d'espionnage
Nouvelles américaines by Vladimir Volkoff( Book )

7 editions published in 1986 in French and Undetermined and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les orphelins du Tsar : roman by Vladimir Volkoff( Book )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in French and Polish and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman historique. Roman familial
Du roi by Vladimir Volkoff( Book )

5 editions published in 1987 in French and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Alexandria quartet: Justine, Balthazar, Mountolive, Clea by Lawrence Durrell( Book )

3 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in French and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Au milieu des années 30, dans le cadre somptueux d'Alexandrie, l'élite anglo-égyptienne qui règne sur le delta du Nil vit ses derniers beaux jours avec autant de raffinement que de sensualité. Ce microcosme a pour centre une étoile de première grandeur, Justine
Pourquoi je serais plutôt aristocrate by Vladimir Volkoff( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in French and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charme slave : théâtre by Vladimir Volkoff( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in French and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le tire-bouchon du bon Dieu : roman by Vladimir Volkoff( Book )

6 editions published between 1982 and 2005 in French and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Langelot agente segreto by Vladimir Volkoff( Book )

14 editions published between 1965 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Langelot et le gratte-ciel by Vladimir Volkoff( Book )

10 editions published between 1967 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pourquoi je suis moyennement démocrate by Vladimir Volkoff( Book )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in French and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le perroquet qui bégayait by Alfred Hitchcock( Book )

9 editions published between 1964 and 2016 in French and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trois jeunes s'improvisent détectives dans une petite ville appelée Rocky, située au bord de l'océan Pacifique à quelques kilomètres de Hollywood
La guerre des pieuvres : roman by Vladimir Volkoff( Book )

5 editions published between 1983 and 2005 in French and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vladimir Volkoff : "l'exil est ma patrie" : entretiens by Vladimir Volkoff( Book )

5 editions published in 1982 in French and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Vladimir the Russian Viking
Alternative Names

controlled identityBarbare, Rholf

controlled identityDivomlikoff, Lavr

controlled identityDuloup, Victor

controlled identityLieutenant X

Divomlikoff, Lavr.

Lieutenant X.

Lieutenant X pseud

Tenente X

Vladimir Volkoff Frans schrijver

Vladimir Volkoff französischer Schriftsteller

Vladimir Volkoff French writer

Vladimir Volkoff pisarz francuski

Volkoff, V.

Volkoff, V. 1932-2005

Volkoff, V. (Vladimir)

Volkoff, Vladimir, 1930-2005

Volkoff, Vladimir, 1932-2005

Volkov, Vladimir.

Volkov, Vladimir 1932-2005

Wołkow, Władimir.

Wolkow, Wladimir 1932-2005

Волков, Владимир.

Волков, Владимир 1932-2005

וולקוף, ולאדימיר

ولادیمیر ولکوف

ヴォルコフ, ウラジーミル

ウラジーミル・ヴォルコフ

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