Lost And Found In Russia
Russia's most famous aviator disappears on a world record flight over the North Pole. A commercial airliner with thirty-eight people is never found. The wreckage of a strategic bomber is discovered years later and hundreds of miles from where it was lost, without its nuclear payload. Two United States Congressmen on a routine campaign tour vanish, spurring accusations of cover-up and conspiracy.
Maddie Kurtz wrote this heart-warming story when she was 10-years old. It is the true story of Bonnie, a 13-year-old girl in New Jersey, who had a small Santa Claus toy that got lost and then miraculously turned up in Tennessee - the state that she now lives in, 40 years later. It is also the imagined story of the journey that toy took from New Jersey to Thailand to Russia to Tennessee, and all the people's lives it touched in that 40-year journey.
This book examines a critical phase in the city s history. Founded by Peter the Great a mere sixty years before Catherine II ascended Russia s throne, St. Petersburg became one of the leading economic and political centers of Europe during her reign. Previous books on St. Petersburg have focused on its foundation and earliest years, or on the nineteenth century, when its cultural dominance within Russia was well established, or on the twentieth century, when the city was cradle to revolutions and subsequently lost its role as capital to Moscow.