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A MADNESS: Tales of a Scandalous Life

Demyanenko, Serge

Verlag: Xlibris, 2008
ISBN 10: 1436309190 / ISBN 13: 9781436309196
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Titel: A MADNESS: Tales of a Scandalous Life

Verlag: Xlibris

Erscheinungsdatum: 2008

Einband: Soft cover

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Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Witness Nikolai Malenko's celebration of life in this romantic fiction that depicts his life as an intelligent young man who mistakes sex for love, education for wisdom, and who seeks a form of immortality by thumbing his nose at fate. Meet Nick who is commissioned in the regular army where he volunteers for every elite unit and hazardous assignment. His career as a Special Forces soldier and counterspy, which spans three decades on three continents, involves many colorful adventures in corridors of power, in bedrooms, and on battlefields. At the end, he finally realizes that all the things for which he had been searching, had been his all along. Follow him in this passionate search for adventure, romance and meaning. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE_book_new_1436309190

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Inhaltsangabe: This romance novel, although fiction, is based on the true life adventures of the author. It is about real life, but a life few people know exists, and even fewer get to experience. The narrator is a brother-in-arms and brother-in-spirit of the protagonist, Nick Malenko, who sets out to tell these scandalous tales for Nick would never do so himself, disdaining publicity and public acclaim. Nick is a young man who happens to be smart, good-looking, a rebel at heart, and self-disciplined because of his upbringing. He is an athlete but also a voracious reader, loves learning and worships at the altar of Venus. He goes to the best schools but he rebels early. He marries a woman of color against the convention of the day. He has decided that his goal in life is to become the commander of a parachute infantry battalion in the Regular Army of the United States, a goal he exceeds in time. He graduates as a distinguished military graduate and is commissioned in the regular army. Because he is quadrilingual and his educaton and training, the three letter agencies become interested in him. He enters the shadowy world of intelligence. And then his troubles begin. He is bright but lacks the experience to be wise. So he mistakes sex and passion for love, learning for wisdom and in order to gain a measure of immortality he plunges into one adventure after another thinking that thumbing his nose at fate will bring him immortality. In both war-time and cold-war settings he plunges from one adventure to another, from one romance to another. The settings are bedrooms and battlefields and the corridors of power in Vietnam: Korea; Washington, D.C.; Germany; San Antonio, Texas; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; and Los Angeles, California. Many years after he started on his journey he realizes that all he was searching for he has had at home. He finds that he had love all along, and immortality through his loving family and finally, finally, wisdom comes. His long-suffering wife used to say to him

Über den Autor: Serge Paul Charles Demyanenko Author's Bio A retired Army Colonel of Special Forces (Green Berets), he is a senior parachutist and a Ranger. The son of a Russian Czarist Cavalry officer and a German mother, he was born in Paris, France and now lives in Los Angeles. He is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, the National Defense University (War College), the Armed Forces Staff College, and he holds two additional graduate degrees. He was commissioned in the U.S. Regular Army in which he served for 31 years to include combat tours as a Ranger in Vietnam and in the Republic of Korea (DMZ). He served on the Department of the Army General Staff, working for the Chief of US Army Intelligence. During his career he received 24 awards from several countries. He is married to the former Katherine Y. Chey, whom he met at Berkeley. She is the daughter of a prominent Korean political figure and has pursued a career as a chemist. He has two children, Serge Jr., Yale '80, deceased, and Alex, UCLA '82, and New York Film School, who is a television producer.

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