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Lourie, Richard 1940-

Works: 96 works in 334 publications in 14 languages and 12,017 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Biographies  History  Historical fiction  Juvenile works  Oral histories  Interviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Novels 
Roles: Author, Translator, Other, Editor, Donor
Classifications: PS3562.O833, B
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Richard Lourie
Sakharov : a biography by Richard Lourie( Book )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and German and held by 1,163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Richard Lourie, who translated Sakharov's memoirs, has now written the first full biography of this towering figure of the last century. Drawing on a wide range of sources - including previously secret KGB files, as well as Sakharov's own correspondence - Lourie tells the story of a life intimately bound up with Soviet history. With the H-bomb, Sakharov made the Soviet Union a superpower; with his courage and his moral conviction, he made it accountable to the world for its treatment of its citizens. His untimely death in December 1989 cut short a budding career as a politician, for at the end of his life, Sakharov had been elected to the Congress of People's Deputies and was engaged in a campaign to reform the Soviet constitution." "As a scientist, Sakharov not only helped change the world through the creation of thermo-nuclear weapons, he also engaged in theoretical research whose ultimate significance is yet to be determined. As a Russian, he has been ranked by his own people with Lenin and Stalin in terms of his influence on the country. As a human being, he set a standard for principled dissent and compassion acknowledged the world over."--Jacket
The life and extraordinary adventures of Private Ivan Chonkin by Vladimir Voĭnovich( Book )

11 editions published between 1975 and 1995 in English and held by 976 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A satirical novel about a Russian soldier during World War II, ridiculing numerous aspects of life in the Soviet Union
A hatred for tulips by Richard Lourie( Book )

19 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 951 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In modern-day Amsterdam, an elderly man named Joop describes his desperate efforts to feed his starving family during the Nazi occupation of World War II and reveals how his struggle to provide for them set in motion a horrifying chain of events
Putin : his downfall and Russia's coming crash by Richard Lourie( Book )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 901 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This electrifying and supremely timely book by leading Russian expert Richard Lourie explores Putin's failures, missed opportunities, and probable future moves. Readers discover, for example, where Putin's next land grab is likely to be. Questions are asked and answered about Putin's nefarious plans for the Arctic, as well as along the border with China, which presents other intriguing dilemmas for the man from the KGB. Donald Trump's unexpected and bizarre election win gives Putin extraordinarily dangerous options. Putin: His Downfall and Russia's Coming Crash is an essential read for anyone bewildered and dismayed by current events."--Jacket
The autobiography of Joseph Stalin : a novel by Richard Lourie( Book )

36 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 11 languages and held by 753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fictionalized memoir of Stalin of Russia, the greatest dictator of the 20th century. A budding poet with a talent for organizing, he learned violence from his shoemaker father, while a stint in a seminary to study for the priesthood convinced him God did not exist. After that, there was no limit to his ruthlessness
Predicting Russia's future by Richard Lourie( Book )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Russia speaks : an oral history from the Revolution to the present by Richard Lourie( Book )

7 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Weaves personal narratives into a Tolstoyan epic of Russia in the twentieth century
My century : the odyssey of a Polish intellectual by Aleksander Wat( Book )

22 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in English and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great Polish poet Aleksander Wat's memoirs provide a powerful and moving account of life in Eastern Europe in the twentieth century. Based on interviews with Nobel Prize-winner Czeslaw Milosz, this book describes a vanished world of artistic innovation and political rebellion
First loyalty by Richard Lourie( Book )

17 editions published between 1985 and 1989 in 5 languages and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An electrifying suspense novel that brings together international espionage, Soviet disinformation, and the New York Police Department
Soldier and tsar in the forest : a Russian tale by A. N Afanasʹev( Book )

2 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Not knowing the man he meets in the forest is the tsar, a young soldier discloses that he has deserted
Conversations with Czeslaw Milosz by Czesław Miłosz( Book )

8 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hunting the devil by Richard Lourie( Book )

7 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The pursuit, capture and confession of the most savage serial killer in history."
The Jewish war and the victory by Henryk Grynberg( )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Jewish War is a rare Holocaust story, one told from the perspective of a young boy who has survived the war due to the extraordinary efforts of his parents to save him. The Jewish family moves through a series of hiding places in the countryside. When the father is murdered, his family flees across Poland, carrying forged papers identifying them as Catholics. They must act as if they are not hiding - and as if they are not Jews. To maintain the facade, the boy adopts a false life where his father is a captured officer and he himself must study catechism and take first communion." "In The Victory, Grynberg continues the story with the advance of the Red Army in 1944. The narrator and his mother move to yet another town to pick up the pieces of their lives. The boy, aware he has been tainted by the war, fights to reclaim his Jewishness. Through the boy's straightforward observations, Grynberg portrays the despair of Polish Jews in 1945 as they confront the horrors of the past and the agonizing choices of the present."--BOOK JACKET
Letters to the future : an approach to Sinyavsky-Tertz by Richard Lourie( Book )

7 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zero gravity : a novel by Richard Lourie( Book )

7 editions published between 1987 and 1991 in English and Polish and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

King Matt the First by Janusz Korczak( Book )

8 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

GENERAL FICTION (CHILDREN'S / TEENAGE). 'Children! I, Matt the First, appeal for your help in carrying out my reforms' Little Matt becomes King Matt when he is just a young boy. He can barely even read or write and he certainly doesn't know anything about governing a country. What should he do? What would you do? Ignoring his grown-up ministers, he builds the finest zoo in the world and decrees that children should be given chocolate every day. But ruling turns out to be a much trickier business than Matt ever realised. Can the happiness of a nation depend on one small boy? Well, let's find out...Includes exclusive material: In the Backstory you can discover the life story of the brave author and put your governing skills to the test. Vintage Children's Classics is a twenty-first century classics list aimed at 8-12 year olds and the adults in their lives. Ages 9+
A minor apocalypse by Tadeusz Konwicki( Book )

8 editions published between 1983 and 1999 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel of savage satirical humour. A failed Polish author expects and looks forward to death and courts his demise ultimatedly in immolation
The Polish complex by Tadeusz Konwicki( Book )

7 editions published between 1982 and 1998 in English and Russian and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Polish Complex takes place on Christmas Eve, from early morning until late in the evening, as a line of people (including the narrator, whose name is Konwicki) stand and wait in front of a jewelry store in Warsaw. Through the narrator we are told of what happens among those standing in line outside this store, what happens as the narrator's mind thinks and rants about the current state of Poland, and what happens as he imagines the failed Polish rebellion of 1863." "The novel's form allows Konwicki (both character and author) to roam around and through Poland's past and present, and to range freely through whatever comes to his attention. By turns comic, lyrical, despairing, and liberating, The Polish Complex stands as one of the most important novels to have come out of Poland since World War II."--Jacket
Why there is no heaven on earth by Ėfraim Sevela( Book )

2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The narrator, a Russian Jew, remembers the rare and amazing friend of his childhood, before the Nazi invasion of Russia separated them forever
Miami vice( Visual )

3 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vice cops Sonny Crockett and Rico Tubbs infiltrate the deadly powers behind the Miami drug empire and take down every bad guy from conniving schemers to ruthless criminals
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Sakharov : a biography
The life and extraordinary adventures of Private Ivan ChonkinA hatred for tulipsThe autobiography of Joseph Stalin : a novelMy century : the odyssey of a Polish intellectualSoldier and tsar in the forest : a Russian taleThe Jewish war and the victoryKing Matt the FirstA minor apocalypseThe Polish complex
Alternative Names
Lourie, Richard Eliot 1940-

Luri, Ričard

Luri, Richard

Luri, Richard 1940-

Richard Lourie

Richard Lourie American author, translator and opinion journalist

Richard Lourie amerikaans schrijver, publicist

Richard Lourie amerykański pisarz, publicysta i tłumacz

Richard Lourie US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller, Übersetzer und Publizist

Лури, Ричард 1940-

Лурье Р

Лурье Р. 1940-

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