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Volkoff, Vladimir

Works: 154 works in 618 publications in 9 languages and 4,287 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Psychological fiction  Church history  Sayings  Spy fiction 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: PQ2682.O4, 843.914
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Most widely held works about Vladimir Volkoff
Most widely held works by Vladimir Volkoff
Vladimir the Russian Viking by Vladimir Volkoff( Book )

14 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in English and held by 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Endowed with exceptional talents as a warrior, diplomat, and ruler--not to mention a temperament that earned him the epithet fornicator immensus in the chronicles of his contemporaries--Vladimir of Russia (960?-1015) began his career at the age of twelve as Prince of Novgorod, rising to be known as "The Red Sun." Volkoff tells Vladimir's story with gusto and humor, describing the years of conquest, violence, polygamy, and pagan ritual as the remarkable prince seized his brother's throne, expanding his rule over the whole of Russia. A shrewd, hospitable, and progressive ruler, he adopted the Christian faith from the Greeks, bringing Christianity to Russia. A "second Constantine," he was later canonized as a saint. This is the first complete biography, based on Russian, Greek, German, Arabic, and Icelandic sources. - Publisher
Le montage : roman by Vladimir Volkoff( Book )

47 editions published between 1982 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The traitor by Vladimir Volkoff( Book )

21 editions published between 1972 and 1985 in French and English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le titre amalgamique de ce roman de 1972 dévoile l'intrigue de cette histoire d'espionnage située en Russie. Cette situation d'intoxication par le Parti d'une institution préludait aux deux romans ultérieurs ##Le retournement## (1979) et ##Le montage## (1982) dont le présent récit est une prémouture originale
Le retournement : roman by Vladimir Volkoff( Book )

44 editions published between 1979 and 2007 in 6 languages and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cet héritier de Graham Greene plaira, comme l'écrit Poirot-Delpech dans ##Le Monde## du 4 janvier, "aux amateurs de spiritualisme malicieux". Dans le présent roman, "fouillé et dense", l'activité littéraire et l'espionnage font l'objet d'une mise en parallèle systématique. Le lecteur se retrouve au centre d'une grande toile dont les fils multiples se nomment: littérature (la grande{), stratégie, politique, philosophie, théologie, espionnage, sociologie, etc
L'hôte du pape : roman by Vladimir Volkoff( Book )

18 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ilya is the uncouth, uneducated son of ardent Communist workers who becomes a war hero in the Red Army. After the war, however, he experiences a radical conversion to Christianity and becomes a priest, but also eventually a KGB general and Metropolitan of Leningrad. Captivated by the prophecy of Russia's return to Christianity contained in the appearance of the Virgin Mary to a few simple shepherds in Portugal, Ilya decides he must make overtures to the new pontiff in an effort toward ecumenical collaboration that will facilitate the fulfillment of the prophecy. When he leaves for Rome, his KGB superiors plot to have him assassinated, and the Mafia contacts involved also plot the assassination of John Paul. Dostoevsky meets Le Carré in this rich tapestry of intrigue, betrayal, heroism, and faith. L'hôte du Pape (2004) is Vladimir Volkoff's next-to-last novel and is, perhaps, his best. It combines Cold War strategizing and hints of the mysterious workings of the Holy Spirit in human affairs. Action takes place primarily in the USSR, Rome, and Portugal, and includes significant flashbacks to World War II. Volkoff takes the skimpy historical details of Pope John Paul I's mysterious death and the equally mysterious death of a Russian prelate in his arms just days before--and fleshes out the story as only a good espionage novelist could do, but with the added dimension of the role that divine providence could have been playing in these events. There is the stuff of a thriller here, but it is a serious novel written in a richly varied style that includes the brutal, coarse argot of the underworld, the allusiveness of an accomplished artist, and the soaring mysticism of the saints"--
The torturer : a novel by Vladimir Volkoff( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Torturer provides an unforgettable case study in the controversy over torture. The hero, Robert Lavilhaud (pronounced "Lavilio," he insists), is an incredibly idealistic young officer and a fiercely devout Catholic. He is devoted to the highest traditional ideals of military service and to the Grand Dream of what Algeria can become as a fully integrated, prosperous département of France. After his military service is completed, Lavilhaud plans to marry and finish his graduate studies in order to settle in French Algeria as a professor of literature. As officer in charge of a unit that is charged with interrogating insurrectionists and terrorists, he finds that circumstances overcome his convictions. At the same time, De Gaulle reneges on his earlier commitment to keep Algeria French. Loyalists like Lavilhaud, the Harkis, and the four French generals who staged a coup in opposition to De Gaulle's volte-face find themselves abandoned. Lavilhaud becomes the fall-guy in the political turmoil and ends up serving time in prison. Yet in the end, there is new hope for him in the form of a totally unexpected visitor to his prison cell. This is Vladimir Volkoff's last novel and it must have been a story very near to his heart, particularly when we reflect that he too was an intelligence officer in the Algerian War in his youth and a professor of literature before he became a well-known novelist."--
La Désinformation, arme de guerre by Vladimir Volkoff( Book )

14 editions published between 1985 and 2004 in French and Polish and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Lawrence le magnifique : essai sur Lawrence Durrell et le roman relativiste by Vladimir Volkoff( Book )

5 editions published in 1984 in French and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Petite histoire de la désinformation : du cheval de Troie à Internet by Vladimir Volkoff( Book )

7 editions published in 1999 in French and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'auteur du "Montage" (Julliard, 1981) a été le premier à avoir parlé de désinformation. Il fait ici un historique des grandes opérations, de l'Antiquité à nos jours, et le démontage de la technique, en montrant les rôles respectifs du client, de l'agent, des relais et des caisses de résonance dont l'objectif est de créer, dans la cible, la psychose de l'auto-désinformation
Les hommes du tsar : roman by Vladimir Volkoff( Book )

19 editions published between 1988 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cette brillante peinture des dernières années du règne d'Ivan le Terrible couvre la période 1567-1592. Il s'agit, selon l'auteur, d'un roman historique au second degré puisque l'aspect ##mythologique## y a reçu la préséance sur l'aspect ##historique##. Dans une petite postface Volkoff indique avoir incorporé dans son texte des passages entiers de diverses oeuvres d'A. K. Tolstoï. Recommandé
Il y a longtemps mon amour : roman by Vladimir Volkoff( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in French and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'interrogatoire : roman by Vladimir Volkoff( Book )

16 editions published between 1987 and 2006 in French and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vladimir, le soleil rouge by Vladimir Volkoff( Book )

14 editions published between 1981 and 1990 in 5 languages and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les faux tsars : roman by Vladimir Volkoff( Book )

12 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in French and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un épisode (au tout début du 17e siècle) de l'histoire de Russie. Boris Govdounov a voulu faire assassiner le tsaréitch mais a raté son coup. Ce dernier va en effet lui succéder mais pas pour longtemps. Note de l'auteur
Le Berkeley à cinq heures : roman by Vladimir Volkoff( Book )

8 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in French and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brasseriet Le Berkeley, avenue Matignon har i mange år været mødested for efterretningsfolk af alle slags
Opération barbarie by Vladimir Volkoff( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in French and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le dernière guerre coloniale française bat son plein, mais les héros pensent plus à l'amour qu'à la mort même si les cris déchirants d'êtres que l'on torture dans la pièce à côté. Ecrit pendant la guerre d'Algérie par l'auteur, jeune officier d'active
Chroniques angéliques by Vladimir Volkoff( Book )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pour l'auteur, les anges sont comme les agents secrets du bon Dieu. Tant que l'administration ordinaire de la création roule normalement, ils n'interviennent pas, mais quand elle se révèle trop routinière, ils sont envoyés en mission
Le grand tsar blanc : roman by Vladimir Volkoff( Book )

10 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in French and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Après ##Les hommes du tsar## (1989) et ##Les faux tsars## (1992), voici le troisième volet de cette trilogie qui raconte, sous forme romancée, l'histoire russe de 1580 à 1613
La leçon d'anatomie : roman by Vladimir Volkoff( Book )

6 editions published in 1980 in French and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le complot : roman by Vladimir Volkoff( Book )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in French and Polish and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Vladimir the Russian Viking
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controlled identityBarbare, Rholf

controlled identityDivomlikoff, Lavr

controlled identityDuloup, Victor

controlled identityLieutenant X

Divomlikoff Lavr

Lieutenant X.

Lieutenant X pseud

Tenente X

Vladimir Volkoff écrivain français

Vladimir Volkoff escritor francés

Vladimir Volkoff Frans schrijver

Vladimir Volkoff französischer Schriftsteller

Vladimir Volkoff French writer

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Vladimir Volkoff scriitor francez

Volkoff V.

Volkoff, V. 1932-2005

Volkoff, V. (Vladimir)

Volkoff, Vladimir, 1930-2005

Volkoff, Vladimir, 1932-2005

Volkov Vladimir

Volkov, Vladimir 1932-2005

Wołkow Władimir

Wolkow, Wladimir 1932-2005

X Lieutenant

Волков, Владимир.

Волков, Владимир 1932-2005

וולקוף, ולאדימיר

ولادیمیر ولکوف

ヴォルコフ, ウラジーミル


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