Ледоход/Spirit Falls (Dual Language Russian-English)

Ледоход/Spirit Falls (Dual Language Russian-English)
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Genre: Historical Fiction
Publisher: Liar's Path Publishing
Publication Year: 2015
Length: Novel
ASIN: 151528395X
ISBN: 9781515283959
Ледоход/Spirit Falls provides a dual-language facing page paperback suitable for either Russian- or English-language students, the first novel in Robert Townsend's Long War Series.In 1947, the Soviet security services named the United States as 'the main enemy.’ The Cold War was joined. Four teens, born half-worlds apart, children of their nations' greatest generation, come of age in the 1950s, each in their small-town Eden, cast out to encounter one another on the front lines in the war for control of the imagination.
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This is the dual-language Russian/English edition of Spirit Falls (Ледоход) , the first book in Robert Townsend’s Long War series.

In 1947, the Soviet security services named the United States as ‘the main enemy.’   The Cold War is joined. Four children, born half-worlds apart, children of their nations’ greatest generation, come of age in the 1950s, each in their small-town Eden, cast out to encounter one another on the front lines in the war for control of the imagination.

Two Russians, Danton Larionov and Ekaterina Soroka, one American, Richard Belisle, and a Canadian, Marie Jeanne Charbonneau, the youngest of children at that time will cross paths and cross swords, stalking, seeking one another across the world. They trust and double-cross,––fast friends and bitter enemies, give faith and deceive, strive for morality in an immoral world.

Spirit Falls is the first novel in “The Long War” series. The Korean War rages when the little girl wearing big overalls appears in a one-room Spirit Falls Graded School on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.  Marie Jeanne Charbonneau, a French-Canadian,  befriends Ricky Belisle, half-Serb, half-Scots-Irish, all mongrel.  They live isolated on a land far away.  But they don’t really.  Strangers, carriers of dis-ease. come to town.   Ricky and Marie Jeanne survive a Lake Superior storm gaining their first knowledge of good and evil.

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About the Author
Robert E. Townsend

Robert E. Townsend was born and raised on a farm in northern Wisconsin. After graduating in 1969 from the University of Wisconsin, Townsend flew 135 combat missions in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. From 1982-1989 he was deputy chief, Air Force Intelligence Agency, counter-deception directorate at CIA. He is among some of the few dozen men and women in America intimate with the war of ruse and stratagem between the US and the USSR.

Slavic on the maternal and deep-south redneck on the paternal side, his parents managed money poorly and told stories well. Spare, pithy, lasting the duration of a Pall Mall cigarette, the tales were meant to both teach and entertain. No one is completely useless. They can always serve as a bad example.

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