Culled from the author's personal interviews with band members, record company executives, management, friends and fans, 'The Grand Delusion' is the first biography of the superstar rock group Styx. Beginning with 'Lady' in 1974, Styx delivered a string of hits including 'Come Sail Away', 'Fooling Yourself', 'Miss America', 'Renegade', 'Blue Collar Man', 'Babe', 'The Best Of Times', 'Too Much Time On My Hands', 'Don't Let It End', 'Show Me The Way' and 'Mr. Roboto'. Styx has sold more than 35 million albums in a career that spans three decades. 'The Grand Delusion' tells the unauthorized story of one of the true superstar acts of the rock era.
In 2012, Britain and the Commonwealth celebrate the 60th anniversary of Elizabeth II's accession to the throne. The royal family have overcome a number of obstacles in its recent history, yet today it appears to be riding on a wave of popular affection. But has Elizabeth II's reign been a good thing for the UK? Or have the style, rituals, and underlying culture of the modern monarchy held Britain back from its potential in the 21st century world? In this groundbreaking and thought-provoking new book, Stephen Haseler argues that the class structure which the monarchy has continued to encourage has retained outdated, yet seemingly entrenched, attitudes which have negatively affected Britain's economy, capacity to innovate and international stature. He provides an alternative political and social history of modern Britain which will be a provocative yet entertaining and informative read in the Queen's anniversary year.
Loner Addy Siwel only wanted answers when she signed up for a freshman course in theology-what she got was the attention of a murderer. In The Grand Delusion, Dr. Heath Sommer brings to life the precursor stories of characters John Joe, Addy Siwel, and Merci Bowku, who were introduced to the world in the 2009 contemporary mystery The Manufactured Identity. Terror-struck, the three protagonists vie against a backdrop of ironic evil as they are stalked by an unidentified villain who breaks all the rules and sends Chief of police and reluctant clairvoyant Frank Murphy scrambling against the clock in a murder mystery showdown that leaves all questioning what is real and what is beyond this world. 'A fascinating story of psychological intrigue.' Mystery and Suspense Novel Review 'Intimate moments of struggle, frustration, and some of life's most daunting questions come to life by such real characters.' Mountain West Book Review
Examines the claims and theories of socialism, and explains why democracy and capitalism are more productive systems
This important book draws on vital new archival material to unravel the mystery of Hitler’s invasion of Russia in 1941 and Stalin’s enigmatic behavior on the eve of the attack. Gabriel Gorodetsky challenges the currently popular view that Stalin was about to invade Germany when Hitler made a preemptive strike. He argues instead that Stalin was actually negotiating for European peace, asserting that Stalin followed an unscrupulous Realpolitik that served well-defined geopolitical interests by seeking to redress the European balance of power.Gorodetsky substantiates his argument through the most thorough scrutiny ever of Soviet archives for the period, including the files of the Russian foreign ministry, the general staff, the security forces, and the entire range of military intelligence available to Stalin at the time. According to Gorodetsky, Stalin was eagerly anticipating a peace conference where various accords imposed on Russia would be revised. But the delusion of being able to dictate a new European order blinded him to the lurking German danger, and his erroneous diagnosis of the political scene—colored by his perennial suspicion of Great Britain—led him to misconstrue the evidence of his own and Britain’s intelligence services. Gorodetsky highlights the sequence of military blunders that resulted from Stalin’s determination to appease Germany—blunders that provide the key to understanding the calamity that befell Russia on 22 June 1941.
A history of the German invasion of Russia in 1941, in the light of archival material. It challenges both the Russian cult of the Great Patriotic Struggle and the distorted Western version created during the Cold War, arguing that the clash was caused by the struggle for the mastery of Europe.
Grand Delusion: Stalin and the German Invasion of Russia [ GRAND DELUSION: STALIN AND THE GERMAN INVASION OF RUSSIA BY Gorodetsky, Gabriel ( Author ) Mar-11-2001[ GRAND DELUSION: STALIN AND THE GERMAN INVASION OF RUSSIA [ GRAND DELUSION: STALIN AND THE GERMAN INVASION OF RUSSIA BY GORODETSKY, GABRIEL ( AUTHOR ) MAR-11-2001 ] By Gorodetsky, Gabriel ( Author )Mar-11-2001 Paperback
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