War of the Rats
War of the Rats is a World War II fiction novel written by David L. Robbins in 1999; the book has sold worldwide in over 20 languages. The plot focuses on a 1942 battle between the Nazi Germans and the Soviets set in Stalingrad, Soviet Union; the battle is declared by Viktor Tabori to be "Rattenkrieg". The story focuses in on the lives of two expert snipers, a Russian and a German, each with the goal of killing the other; the two snipers, Army Chief Master Sergeant Vasily Zaytsev of the Red Army and SS Colonel Heinz Thorvald of the German army, are matched. However, the story is complicated when a woman sniper Tania Chernova becomes one of Vasily's most talented assistants, Zaitzev's battlefield lover; the novel starts out from the point of view of Nikki Mond. He is talking with a soldier when the soldier is shot down by a sniper. Vasily Zaitsev and Viktor Medvedev are shown shooting down the soldier and move their gear a minute later. Medvedev signs Zaitsev's sniper journal as a witness; the story switches to Thorvald, teaching at the SS's elite sniper school.
At this point all of the characters are just being introduced. Zaitsev reveals. Colonel Nikolai Batyuk afterwards has a job offer for Zaitsev, he wants him to start a sniper school. The story switches to Tania Chernova on a barge in the 284th division, her ship gets blown out of the water and she is forced to swim to shore with Fedya, a young recruit, Yuri, an older soldier. They are forced to crawl through sewers for a long time underneath the fighting in Stalingrad. Yuri collapses from exhaustion and they are forced to leave him behind to die. Just as Tania and Fedya collapse from lack of oxygen they find a manhole and are able to crawl out of the sewers, they make it to the main Russian force and Tania decides to join the school run by Zaitsev. The snipers take a three-day course focused on tactics, shooting skills, techniques. On the final day they go on their own mission. One night Zaitsev comes and asks a couple members to come with him and blow up an officer's barracks with him, they are caught but blow it to pieces.
The Germans decide that it would great to silence the Russian "hero" Zaitsev that has made many appearances in the Russian papers. They decide to call in Germany's best sniper, to silence him. Thorvald makes no attempt to hide his presence in Stalingrad, he shoots recklessly at. He shoots a few of Zaitsev’s trainees, he put one of his bullets through the opposing sniper’s scope just to show his accuracy. After a few days Zaitsev decides to confront the hidden super-sniper and end the "mini war." For three days he searches an open courtyard full of rubble. They both know they do not know where. Thorvald has dug a small hole under a piece of metal so he can relax and can sit in complete darkness away from the sun, it muffles his rifle shot when he shoots. On the third day Zaitsev brings Danilov along, he thinks he spots him and jumps up, Thorvald puts a bullet through his chest. That's, he works all night setting up his shooting spot for the coming morning. The next day Thorvald notices differences near the Russian trenches.
He spots one of Zaitsev’s decoys, but notices the empty mortar shell where he thinks Zaitsev is hiding. Thorvald decides to shoot at the sniper in the decoy and at Zaitsev, he pulls the trigger, thinks he hit the other sniper. Meanwhile, Zaitsev watches for the flash of Thorvald’s gun, he sees it, waits pulls the trigger. Thorvald was never able to fire his second shot; that night Zaitsev goes to check on Thorvald’s body. On one last mission, Zaitsev and some others are sneaking towards a German base when Tania steps on a mine. Zaitsev carries her back to a hospital and they are forced to remove a kidney and she loses a lot of blood. Zaitsev never leaves her side; when she wakes up she talks to Zaitsev and her chances don’t seem good. The final chapter features Thorvald's accomplice while he was alive. Nikki is talking with soldiers and thinking about the war; the German’s are surrounded by a huge amount of Russian troops and they have no chance of escaping without being taken prisoner. Their resources were being depleted and some men had resorted to cannibalism.
He sums it up with one good thought: "With duty gone from around your shoulders, you see all the lies because duty makes you blind. Look down at duty, with a broken back now, hissing weakly up at me from the floor. I see. Hitler. Stalin. Churchill. Mussolini. Roosevelt. Hirohito. Like the men singing on the radio, a chorus of liars, they must be liars. It must be an insane lie!" Chief Master Sergeant Vasily Zaitsev, nicknamed “the Rabbit” or “the Hare,” was born on 23 March 1915 in the Chelyabinsk Region of the Ural Mountains. Growing up he learned from his grandfather how to trap and stalk animals in the taiga, it was there he learned his philosophy “pull the trigger once per animal.” He was recruited in 1937 to the Russian Army known as the Red Army, which began as a communist combatants group in the Russian civil War. Zaitsev volunteered to be transferred to the front lines, his first claim to fame was during some of the first encounters, when he shot down an enemy officer and two soldiers at 800 meters.
He was given a sniper rifle. Zaitsev helped progress the movement towards a large sn
Future plc is a British media company founded in 1985. It publishes more than 50 magazines in fields such as video games, films, photography and knowledge, it is a constituent of the FTSE Fledgling Index. The company owns the US company Future US; the company was founded as Future Publishing in Somerton, Somerset in 1985 by Chris Anderson with the sole magazine Amstrad Action. An early innovation was the inclusion of free software on magazine covers, the first company to do so. In the 1990s, the company published Arcane, a magazine which focused on tabletop games. Anderson sold Future to Pearson PLC for £52.7m in 1994, but bought it back in 1998, with Future chief executive Greg Ingham and Apax Venture Partners, for £142m. In 2001, Anderson left Future. In 2007, the State of Texas filed a lawsuit against Future plc for violating the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act; the lawsuit alleges that the Future plc owned website GamesRadar "failed to include necessary disclosures and obtain parental consent before collecting personal information from children."
The owner of the other websites settled in March 2008, though the final disposition against Future plc is not public record. In November 2009, Future reported a fall in profits from £9.5 million to £3.7 million in the fiscal year that ended 30 September 2009. Future attributed this to problems with their US market, hit by a fall in the general advertising market. In March 2010, Future announced that it was exploring the possibility of reviving its GamesMaster brand on television; the video games show had run from 1992 until 1998 but while the spin-off magazine continued to be published for a further 20 years, its last issue hit the newsstands on 1 November 2018. Future won the Association of Online Publishers Consumer Digital Publisher of the Year Award for the third year in a row in 2010. Future published the official magazines for the consoles of all three major games console manufacturers; the company had a period of shuttering print media properties in favour of digital media, closing many titles and selling off others.
In January 2012, Future sold its U. S. consumer music magazines, including Guitar World and Revolver, to NewBay Media for $3 million. In April 2013, it completed the sale of major components of its UK media-music brands for £10.2 million to Team Rock Ltd. In September 2013 – but bought these back for £800,000 in 2017 after Team Rock went into administration. In August 2013, Future acquired two Australian computing titles, APC and TechLife from Bauer Media Group. Future announced it would cut 55 jobs from its UK operation as part of a restructuring to adapt "more to the company's rapid transition to a digital business model." The company announced in March 2014 that it would close all of its U. S.-based print publications and shift U. S. print support functions such as consumer marketing and editorial leadership for Future's international print brands to the UK. In 2014, Future sold its sport and craft titles to Immediate Media, its auto titles to Kelsey Media. In 2016, Future started to expand its web portfolio through a series of acquisitions.
It bought Blaze Publishing to diversify into the shooting market and acquired Noble House Media to increase its interest in telecoms media. Future completed the purchase of rival specialist magazine publisher Imagine on 21 October 2016 after receiving approval from the Competition and Markets Authority. In 2018, Future made further major acquisitions, it bought the What Hi-Fi?, FourFourTwo, Practical Caravan and Practical Motorhome brands from Haymarket. Future acquired NewBay Media, publisher of numerous broadcast, professional video, systems integration trade titles, as well as several consumer music magazines.. It intends to complete the acquisition of U. S. B2C publisher Purch for $132m by September 2018. Future purchased nextmedia computing and tech assets in the same month and incorporating PC PowerPlay articles into the online versions of PC Gamer. In January 2019, Future sold some B2B brands to Datateam Media Group. In February 2019, Future acquired Mobile Nations including Android Central, iMore, Windows Central and Thrifter.
In March 2014, it was announced that the company's CFO Zillah Byng-Maddick would become the company's fourth CEO in nine years on 1 April 2014 after Mark Wood, CEO since 2011, stepped down. Richard Huntingford is chairman. Official website
New York Press
New York Press was a free alternative weekly in New York City, published from 1988 to 2011. The Press strove to create a rivalry with the Village Voice. Press editors claimed to have tried to hire away writer Nat Hentoff from the Voice. Liz Trotta of The Washington Post compared the rivalry to a similar sniping between certain publications in the eighteenth-century British press, such as the Analytical Review and its self-styled nemesis, the Anti-Jacobin Review; the founder, Russ Smith, was a conservative who wrote a long column called "Mugger" in every issue, but did not promote just a right-wing viewpoint in the publication. The paper's weekly circulation in 2006 topped 100,000, compared to about 250,000 for the Village Voice, but this total fell to 20,000 by the end of the paper's run; the Press touted a Manhattan-focused, controlled distribution system while a good portion of the Village Voice's circulation is outside the NYC metro area. The print edition of New York Press was discontinued on September 1, 2011.
The print edition of Our Town Downtown was resumed after merging with New York Press. NYPress.com is owned by Straus News. The paper was founded by Russ Smith, who published it until he sold it in late 2002. Smith was assisted throughout this period by John Strausbaugh. Smith wrote a column starting with the first issue, published under the pseudonym "MUGGER". At some point Smith began running the column under his own name, though still titled "Mugger". During Smith's editorship, the Press ran regular columns by the radical Alexander Cockburn, the conservative Taki Theodoracopoulos, Christopher Caldwell, future Weekly Standard editor. Many New York Press writers and editorial staff from this time have advanced in their careers: examples include the author and screenwriter William Monahan, author Dave Eggers; the City Sun film critic Armond White joined the staff in 1997 and wrote until 2011. Following the convention established by earlier NY underground papers like East Village Other, New York Press regularly published cutting-edge comic art, including early work by founding art director Michael Gentile, Ben Katchor, Debbie Drechsler, Charles Burns, Mark Beyer, Mark Newgarden, Ward Sutton, M. Wartella, Gary Panter, Danny Hellman, Tony Millionaire and others.
Ballpoint pen artist Lennie Mace was among the regular contributing illustrators. Smith sold the paper in late 2002 to investment group Avalon Equity Partners for around US$3 million. Publishers Chuck Colletti and Doug Meadow became the president and C. O. O. Respectively. After the sale, Strausbaugh was fired. After an interim editor declined to stay on, Jeff Koyen was hired away from The Prague Pill. From 2003 to 2005, as editor-in-chief, Koyen continued publishing 100 pages each week. From 2007 onward, the Press ran at less than 40 pages each week. From April 2003 to July 2004, the Press had a sister publication, New York Sports Express, a free weekly devoted to sports; the publishers discontinued it. New York Press attracted strong criticism in March 2005 for a cover story entitled "The 52 Funniest Things About the Upcoming Death of the Pope," written by Matt Taibbi; the cover prompted outraged comments from a variety of New York politicians. Within a few weeks editor Jeff Koyen resigned due to the uproar.
He was replaced by "interim editor" Alexander Zaitchik. During Koyen's and Zaitchik's editorship, the paper ran regular columns by Paul Krassner, Michelangelo Signorile, Matt Taibbi. Many of the writers from this time period, including Zaitchik, went on to work at The eXile. Harry Siegel became the paper's editor in August 2005, bringing along with him three editors and writers, he directed the Press to a greater focus on local politics. In February 2006 all four men resigned from the paper, after the publisher rejected a planned cover story that would have shown the Jyllands-Posten Muhammad cartoons from the controversy in Denmark. Siegel was replaced for a short time by former editor of the New York Blade. In 2006, Adario Strange, former editor of The Source, became the new editor. A year in 2007, Strange left the paper to return to film directing. After being promoted to publisher, Nick Thomas named Jerry Portwood, former arts and entertainment editor, as editor of the Press. On July 31, 2007, the paper was acquired by Manhattan Media, the owner of Avenue magazine and a small stable of New York community weekly newspapers.
One of those weeklies, Our Town Downtown, was merged with the New York Press. It was revived independently as the Press' replacement in August 2011. In September 2007, David Blum was named editor-in-chief of the New York Press. A former contributing editor of New York magazine and Esquire, Blum had been editor-in-
Edward Allen Harris is an American actor, producer and screenwriter. His performances in Apollo 13, The Truman Show and The Hours earned him critical acclaim in addition to Academy Award nominations. Harris has appeared in several leading and supporting roles, such as in The Right Stuff, The Abyss, State of Grace, Glengarry Glen Ross, The Rock, Stepmom, A Beautiful Mind, Enemy at the Gates, A History of Violence, Gone Baby Gone and Mother!. In addition to directing Pollock, Harris directed the western Appaloosa. In television, Harris is notable for his roles as Miles Roby in the miniseries Empire Falls and as United States Senator John McCain in the television movie Game Change, the latter of which earned him the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film, he stars as the Man in Black in the HBO science fiction-western series Westworld, for which he earned a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series. Harris was born at the Englewood Hospital in Englewood, New Jersey, was raised in Tenafly, New Jersey, the son of Margaret, a travel agent, Robert L. "Bob" Harris, who sang with the Fred Waring chorus and worked at the bookstore of the Art Institute of Chicago.
He has two brothers and Robert. Harris was raised in a middle-class Presbyterian family, his parents were from Oklahoma. He graduated from Tenafly High School in 1969, where he played on the football team, serving as the team's captain in his senior year. A star athlete in high school, Harris competed in athletics at Columbia University in 1969; when his family moved to New Mexico two years Harris followed, having discovered his interest in acting in various theater plays. He enrolled at the University of Oklahoma to study drama. After several successful roles in local theaters, he moved to Los Angeles and enrolled at the California Institute of the Arts, where he spent two years and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1975. Harris began his career on the stage. In 1976, he played an FBI agent in the world premiere of Thomas Rickman's play, Baalam at the Pasadena Repertory Theatre located at the historic The Hotel Carver, he followed that at the Pasadena Repertory Theatre in 1976 playing Lot in the West Coast premiere of Tennessee Williams's play Kingdom of Earth.
From the mid 1970s to the mid 1980s, Harris found steady work on television. He had a role in one episode of Gibbsville, in one episode of Delvecchio, in one episode of The Rockford Files, in one episode of David Cassidy - Man Undercover, two episodes of The Seekers, one episode of Barnaby Jones, one episode of Paris, three episodes of Lou Grant, one episode of CHiPs, one episode of Hart to Hart, one episode of Cassie & Co. and one episode of American Playhouse. Harris' first film role came in 1978 with a minor part in the suspense film Coma, starring Michael Douglas, his first major role in a film came two years with Borderline, in which he starred alongside Charles Bronson. In 1981, Harris played the lead, William "Billy" Davis, a king of a motorcycle riding renaissance-fair troupe, in Knightriders; the following year, he has a small role as Hank Blaine in Creepshow, directed by George A. Romero. In 1983, Harris became well known after portraying astronaut John Glenn in The Right Stuff. In 1984, he co starred in the Robert Benton directed drama film Places in the Heart.
In 1984 he co-starred along with Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell in the Jonathan Demme directed World War II biopic Swing Shift and in 1985 played abusive husband Charlie Dick to Jessica Lange's Patsy Cline in the HBO film Sweet Dreams In 1986, he received a Tony Award nomination in the Best Actor in a Play category for his role in George Furth's Precious Sons. He won the Theatre World Award and Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Play for his performance. Harris portrayed William Walker, a 19th-century American who appointed himself President of Nicaragua, in Walker; that same year, he played Harry Nash in the HBO television thriller film The Last Innocent Man. In 1988, he acted in Agnieszka Holland's To Kill a Priest, starring Christopher Lambert, based on Jerzy Popiełuszko and his murder under the Polish communist regime, it was well received by critics. In 1989, his role as David "Dave" Flannigan in Jacknife earned him his first Golden Globe Award nomination, for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture.
In 1989, he portrayed Virgil "Bud" Brigman in the sci fi film The Abyss, directed by James Cameron. In 1992, Harris co starred as Dave Moss in the drama film Glengarry Glen Ross, based on the play of the same name by David Mamet, he won the Valladolid International Film Festival Award for Best Actor for his performance in the film. He next appeared in the films The Firm and Needful Things, before portraying the lead role of Kyle Bodine in the neo noir film China Moon. In 1995, Harris portrayed Watergate figure E. Howard Hunt in the Oliver Stone biopic Nixon, received his first Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor nomination for his performance as NASA Apollo Mission Control Director Gene Kranz in Apollo 13. In 1996, Harris starred in and executive produced the television adaptation of Riders of the Purple Sage; that same year, he returned to Broadway as Major Steve Arnold in the
Russia Beyond is an multilingual publication owned by the Rossiya Segodnya, a Russian government state news agency, offering news, comment and analysis on culture, business and public life in Russia. The newspaper has been criticised for being a Russian propaganda outlet. Russia Beyond The Headlines was launched in 2007 by the Rossiyskaya Gazeta, the Russian state newspaper of record; the first publisher of the project was the deputy CEO of Rossiyskaya Gazeta Eugene Abov. On January 9, 2016, RBTH became part of TV-Novosti whilst retaining its own distinct brand. In 2017 the project dropped all printed versions, although it was still offered as a print supplement to New York Times in 2018. On 5 September 2017, RBTH dropped the last two words of its full name. Russia Beyond is managed by a section of the state-operated domestic Russian-language news agency TV-Novosti, a daughter company of the Rossiya Segodnya; the Russia Beyond editorial team consists of the Central Desk, which produces material shared across countries and regions, of regional clusters, where this material is adapted to specific countries, adding themes relevant for a particular region.
In addition, each regional division of Russia Beyond publishes material on bilateral relations with Russia. Russia Beyond has been criticised for being a para-governmental Russian propaganda organisation. A number of Western prestigious names in newspaper publishing have been criticised for helping to uncritically promote Russian misinformation. In Europe, the Russian-state media entity paid London’s Daily Telegraph, Le Figaro in France, Süddeutsche Zeitung in Germany and the Italian daily La Repubblica to be distributed as an insert to those publications, in the United States it has partnered with Washington Post until 2015, The Wall Street Journal and the New York Times, which still bundled the insert into its regular paper as of 2018. In the case of the Telegraph, the Kremlin-backed Beyond the Headlines paid the British publisher £40,000 each month to be distributed as a supplement to its weekend publication, whilst the Telegraph website featured content from RBTH's website; the monthly Russia-themed supplement first appeared in the British paper the Daily Telegraph and the American Washington Post in 2007 under the name Russia Now.
Russia Insider Media of Russia
The Corporación de Radio y Televisión Española, S. A. is the state-owned public corporation that assumed the indirect management of the Spanish public radio and television service called Ente Público Radiotelevisión Española in 2007. RTVE is the largest audiovisual group in Spain broadcasting in the Spanish language. Since January 2010 it is financed by public subsidies. In the exercise of its public service function, among the obligations of the RTVE Corporation are: Promote dissemination and awareness of constitutional principles and civic values. Guarantee the objectivity and truthfulness of the information provided, while ensuring that a broad range of views is presented. Facilitate democratic debate and the free expression of opinion. Promote the territorial cohesion and linguistic and cultural diversity of Spain. Offer access to different genres of programming and to the institutional, social and sporting events that are of interest to all sectors of the audience, paying attention to those topics that are of special interest to the public.
To serve the widest audience, ensuring maximum continuity and geographical and social coverage, with a commitment to quality, diversity and high ethical standards. RTVE throughout its history has undergone numerous restructurings and reorganisations, has assumed numerous identities; the history of RTVE begins in 1937 with the first broadcasts by Radio Nacional de España from the city of Salamanca. In these early years, RNE served as a propaganda tool for the Nationalist forces during the Spanish Civil War. Television was introduced in Spain in October 1956, in October 1973 the two broadcasting networks, RNE and Televisión Española were consolidated into the Servicio Público Centralizado RadioTelevisión Española. Further consolidations followed in 1977. In 1979 TVE, RNE were joined by RCE an old radio service which, unlike RNE, could broadcast commercials. In 1980, RTVE was configured, as a legal public entity with its own jurisdiction. According to RTVE's annual report: "This law arose from the Spanish Constitution and the political pluralism which the constitution asserts as a fundamental value of the rule of law.
The former cinema newsreels service NO-DO was merged into RTVE to be dismantled in 1981. Since the NO-DO archives are property of RTVE and its conservation is on their hands and Filmoteca Nacional's. In 1989, RCE was dismantled and its radio service was merged into RNE. In accordance with the Law of State Radio and Television of 5 June 2006, in the face of an enormous deficit, the RTVE Public Body and the companies TVE, S. A. and RNE, S. A were dissolved, on 1 January 2007 the Corporación RTVE came into existence; this change in the law put Corporación RTVE in control of Spain's public radio and television service. As part of the 2007 restructuring, a controversial plan was put into action to reduce the workforce by 4,855 through attrition and retirement incentives, in spite of the fact that RTVE is the European public broadcasting service with the smallest workforce. In 2012 political tensions associated with the austerity program of the conservative ruling party, Partido Popular resulted in personnel changes which displaced journalists interviewed by the centre-left The Guardian interpreted as an effort to remove critical political comment from RTVE's content.
In 2012 the PP began staffing RTVE with party veterans. Considerable controversy was caused. On 11 June 2013, RTVE was one of the few known European broadcasters to condemn and criticise the closure of Greece's state broadcaster ERT. In December 2018, RTVE launched Filmoteca Española, available via Internet with more than 4000 videos of Spanish films and documentaries. Pursuant to the 2006 Law of State Radio and television, management of the national public service is entrusted to Corporación RTVE; the Administrative Council of the RTVE is the main body of RTVE, appoints the executive officers of RTVE and its companies, approves its organisation, approves most major activities. The Administrative Council is composed of 12 members; the President has operational control of day-to-day operations, in order to execute the decisions and guidance of the Administrative Council. The President is appointed by, may be dismissed by, Congress. Before the 2006 Act, this position was filled by the role of the Director General, which had a de facto total control of RTVE.
In practice, the Director General had been chosen by the Government for their political profile. Corporación RTVE is described as a "state mercantile society" with special autonomy and independence from the government and the general state administration, it performs its functions through TVE and RNE. Most staff are civil servants; the News Council is an internal supervisory body composed of RTVE journalists with the aim of safeguarding RTVE's independence. RTVE's own television service comes under the Televisión Española division of RTVE. All of TVE's channels broadcast in Spanish, with the exception of TVE Catalonia, principally in Spanish with certain programming in Catalan. RTVE's radio stations come under th
David L. Robbins (Virginia writer)
David L. Robbins is an American author of several historical fiction novels, a co-founder of the James River Writers, he founded the Richmond-based Podium Foundation. The son of two World War II veterans, David Lea Robbins was born on March 10, 1954, in Richmond, VA, he received his B. A. in Theater and Speech from the College of William and Mary in 1976 his Juris Doctorate from the same school four years later. He spent one year practicing environmental law in South Carolina and turned to freelance writing, he did not devote his time to writing fiction until 1990. With the publication of War of the Rats and his subsequent novels, Robbins was able to become a full-time novelist. In 2007, Robbins returned to his this time as the Writer in Residence. Robbins co-founded James River Writers in 2002 with Dean King, Tom De Haven, Phaedra Hise to encourage creative expression in the Richmond area. Since its founding, the nonprofit organization has held literary contests, a yearly conference, as well as exposing readers to contemporary authors who come to speak.
In 2015, with sponsorship and assistance from the Virginia War Memorial founded "The Mighty Pen Project," a university-style writing class offered at no cost to veterans to encourage and teach them to share their stories. Following his experience with James River Writers, Robbins became interested in creating opportunities for underserved students in Richmond Public Schools through creative expression and writing. In 2008, he started The Podium Foundation. Podium is a grassroots non-profit organization that provides youth in the Greater Richmond Metropolitan Area with the skills to become confident and capable readers and communicators. Podium holds weekly after-school, in-school and summer programs and publishes both a quarterly zine and annual journal composed of students’ work. In recent years, Podium students have had opinion pieces published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch, online journals and other school publications; the organization gives thousands of inner-city students the opportunity to experience the power of the written word and uncover their potential.
In addition to writing novels, Robbins is sportsman. He studies classical guitar; when not traveling to research his novels, he lives in his hometown of Richmond, VA. Robbins’s first book, Souls to Keep, attracted little attention, his breakthrough came in 1999 with the publication of War of the Rats, a recounting of the Russian and German sniper duels over the city of Stalingrad. Robbins followed up War of the Rats with The End of War, another World War II-era tale of the approach of the Allied forces and the fall of Berlin, this time adding civilian perspectives to his narrative, his fourth novel, Scorched Earth, addressed contemporary racism in the American South. Robbins returned to World War II with Last Citadel, describing Cossack traditions and partisan warfare during the tank battle of Kursk in August 1943. Liberation Road deals with the experience of black and Jewish minorities in the U. S. Army during the war. Branching from historical fiction into alternate history, The Assassin’s Gallery features the assassination of President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
It is the first of Robbins’ novels to have a direct sequel, The Betrayal Game, in which an American teacher visiting Havana is embroiled in a conspiracy to assassinate Fidel Castro before the Bay of Pigs invasion. His novel Broken Jewel was released on November 2009 by Simon & Schuster. In this novel, Robbins explores the Pacific Theater and the atrocities committed upon the so-called “comfort women” enslaved by the Japanese military; when the waters of traditional trade publishing turned tepid, Robbins turned to Amazon.com to publish his work directly, under their imprint Thomas & Mercer. He packaged a series of novels called "USAF Pararescue Thrillers." His tenth novel, an adventure tale of Somali pirates and international intrigue influenced by Mary Shelley, The Devil's Waters, was published in 2012. Its sequel, The Empty Quarter, was published in 2014; the Devil's Horn is another in the series. War of the Rats, ISBN 055358135X The End of War, ISBN 0553581384 Last Citadel, ISBN 0553583123 Liberation Road, ISBN 0553801759 Broken Jewel ISBN 9781416590583 The Assassin’s Gallery ISBN 0553804413 The Betrayal Game ISBN 9780553804423 The Devil's Waters, ISBN 1612186068 The Empty Quarter, ISBN 1612186068 The Devil's Horn, ISBN 1503945472 The Low Bird, ISBN 1503940926 Souls to Keep, ISBN 0061013005 Scorched Earth, ISBN 0553801767 The Finger: A Novel of Love & Amputation Official website James River Writers The Podium Foundation David L. Robbins at publisher Simon & Schuster The Mighty Pen Project David L. Robbins at Library of Congress Authorities, with 15 catalog records