TESTIMONIALS

"BORN TO AN ARISTOCRATIC LIFE OF WEALTH AND PRIVILEGE, BUT DRIVEN FROM THE FAMILY HOME BY RESENTFUL LATVIAN PEASANTS, A YOUNG BALTIC-GERMAN STRUGGLES TO SURVIVE AND PROTECT HIS LOVE FROM THE BRUTALITIES OF A DOMINEERING BROTHER, CLASS STRUGGLE, WAR, AND COMMUNIST RULE. THE ATTENTION TO HISTORICAL DETAIL AND DEPTH OF INTROSPECTION ARE WORTHY OF PASTERNAK OR SOLZHENITSYN. ENTHRALLING, READS AS TRUE AS MY GRANDFATHER’S LETTERS"

DANIEL WAGNER / FORMER DEAN OF THE CIA’S SHERMAN KENT SCHOOL FOR INTELLIGENCE ANALYSIS

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LENIN'S HAREM TESTIMONIALS

"BORN TO AN ARISTOCRATIC LIFE OF WEALTH AND PRIVILEGE, BUT DRIVEN FROM THE FAMILY HOME BY RESENTFUL LATVIAN PEASANTS, A YOUNG BALTIC-GERMAN STRUGGLES TO SURVIVE AND PROTECT HIS LOVE FROM THE BRUTALITIES OF A DOMINEERING BROTHER, CLASS STRUGGLE, WAR, AND COMMUNIST RULE. THE ATTENTION TO HISTORICAL DETAIL AND DEPTH OF INTROSPECTION ARE WORTHY OF PASTERNAK OR SOLZHENITSYN. ENTHRALLING, READS AS TRUE AS MY GRANDFATHER’S LETTERS"

DANIEL WAGNER / FORMER DEAN OF THE CIA’S SHERMAN KENT SCHOOL FOR INTELLIGENCE ANALYSIS

“A COMPELLING STORY SET AMONG THE PEOPLES, LANGUAGES, HISTORIES OF THE BALTICS. LATVIA RINGS TRUE IN LENIN’S HAREM.”

BRIAN CARLSON / UNITED STATES AMBASSADOR TO LATVIA 2001 to 2005

READ AMB. CARLSON'S FULL REVIEW IN THE BALTIC TIMES

“BROAD, AMBITIOUS AND PLENTY GOOD."

JON LAND / THE PROVIDENCE SUNDAY JOURNAL

“LENIN'S HAREM IS AN IMPORTANT HISTORICAL WORK THAT OFFERS CLARITY TO A COMPLEX AND TUMULTUOUS TIME IN RUSSIAN HISTORY. A PRODIGIOUS AND GRIPPING READ."

WISTERIA LEIGH / THE HISTORICAL NOVEL SOCIETY

READ MS. LEIGH'S FULL REVIEW ON THE HISTORICAL NOVEL SOCIETY WEBSITE

“WILLIAM BURTON MCCORMICK VIVIDLY DEPICTS THE TRAGEDIES OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY THROUGH EYES OF A SINGLE LATVIAN RIFLEMAN. WITH WIKTOR ROOKS, WE WITNESS THE DESTRUCTION OF TRADITIONAL SOCIETY AND ITS SEEMINGLY CONSERVATIVE VALUES, TO BE REPLACED WITH NEW SOCIAL, POLITICAL AND NATIONAL IDEAS, INNOVATIONS ALL ULTIMATELY PERVERTED TO HELL BY THEIR ADHERENTS. THE NOVEL CONSIDERS THE ETERNAL PROBLEMS OF HUMANITY AS CAST THROUGH THE DARK PRISM OF ACTUAL HISTORICAL EVENTS."

PROFESSOR, DR. HIST. KASPARS KLAVINS /  RĪGA TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY

AND FELLOW ROYAL SOCIETY OF ARTS (UK)

“IF YOU ENJOY HISTORICAL FICTION, TALES OF WAR AND REVOLUTION, POLITICAL INTRIGUE, PSYCHOLOGICAL SUSPENSE, ACTION, FAMILY SAGA, OR ANY OF THE ABOVE, YOU’LL FIND IT ALL IN LENIN’S HAREM, ALONG WITH A TENDER LOVE STORY, ALL PACKAGED IN BEAUTIFUL PROSE."

V.S. KEMANIS / AUTHOR OF THE DANA HARGROVE LEGAL MYSTERY SERIES

READ MS. KEMANIS'S FULL REVIEW ON HER BLOG SITE.

“LENIN’S HAREM IS AN ENGROSSING AND WELL-MANAGED PIECE OF WRITING, CHRONICLING A FASCINATING AND TURBULENT PERIOD OF RUSSIAN AND LATVIAN HISTORY WHILE NEVER ONCE LOSING SIGHT OF THE NEED TO DRIVE THE NARRATIVE THROUGH THE PERSONAL TALE OF ITS HERO, WIKTOR ROOKS"

MARTYN BEDFORD / COSTA SHORTLISTED AUTHOR OF FLIP

“THIS NOVEL NEEDS TO BE READ. NOT ONLY IS IT THRILLING, IT’S DEEPLY MOVING, PASSIONATELY FELT, BEAUTIFULLY TOLD, AND A SPLENDID LESSON ON AN OVERLOOKED HISTORY. MCCORMICK HAS DELIVERED A CLASSIC.”

KEN PELHAM / AUTHOR OF BRIGANDS KEY

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