April 16th, 2014

Иван Дурак

Дембельский тост

В царской армии солдат служил 25 лет...
Если невеста дожидалась такого жениха, - в её честь отливали пушку, а если нет - сажали дерево.
Так выпьем же за нашу единственную царь-пушку и за наш великий русский лес!

- А почему у хохлов нету ни пушек, ни лесов?
- Хохлы - другой народ, нам не сестра...
- У них дембель или покупал невесте свинью, или делал огненный майдан всем её соседям...
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Иван Дурак

Suzanne Massie, "Trust But Verify: Reagan, Russia and me (a personal memoir)"

For the first time, Suzanne Massie, the "woman who ended the Cold War", shares the inside story of her interactions with Ronald Reagan that led to the transformation of America's relationship with its most dangerous adversary.

Reagan turned to Massie for her advice and carried her suggestions - including the now famous Russian proverb - "trust but verify" - into his meetings with the new Russian leader.

With fast-paced writing, an eye for detail, and a sense of humor, this gripping, inspiring memoir tells the story of how one person's passion and insight against all odds and expectations, can help change the course of history.

"She is the greatest student I know of the Russian people"

-- Ronald Reagan diary, May 20, 1986

Maine Authors Publishing, 2013, - 383 p. (16 colors)
Hardbound, 6" x 9" $36.95
Trade paperback, 6" x 9" $24.95