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.

Ledokhod: Spirit Falls translated into Russian

Ledokhod: Spirit Falls translated into Russian

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Ледоход is the translation into Russian of the novel, Spirit Falls, a coming-of-age novel set in the late 1950’s on the empty and hardscrabble borderland between Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and northern Wisconsin.

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The Wounded

The Wounded

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The Wounded is the second book of the Long War Series. Two young people, a brother, and sister die in a freak Lake Superior storm. Ricky Belisle, accused of murder, is freed for lack of evidence. In shame he leaves his hometown to prove himself worthy; worthy of Marie Jeanne, 'M.J.', Charbonneau, his childhood buddy, worthy of his family, worthy of his village.

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Ледоход/Spirit Falls (Dual Language Russian-English)

Ледоход/Spirit Falls (Dual Language Russian-English)

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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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The Executioner’s Son

The Executioner’s Son

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In the spring, 1953, Danton Larionov, son of NKVD officer, Captain Volk Larionov, spies Ekaterina Soroka, the Ukrainian, herding sheep in the shadow of the Suzdal's medieval fortress. He intends to rape her, but she pauses him with a fairy tale beginning his time of troubles. Suzdal is now a GULAG. As Stalin's death convulses the Soviet Union, she holds him a bay with Russian tales. In the fall, she disappears, as if Koschei, the Deathless, has taken her. He vows to find her, and begins his journey through distant and strange lands to battle an implacable and cunning enemy armed with the most improbable and powerful weapons, the American soldier, Richard Belisle, hero of the first and second novels of The Long War Series.

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Spirit Falls

Spirit Falls

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Spirit Falls, is a coming-of-age novel set in the empty hardscrabble borderland between Michigan's Upper Peninsula and northern Wisconsin. It is an affecting story of childhood friendship growing into profound love.

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