What makes Ukrainian women different from the other women in the world?

This book is about what makes Ukrainian women different from the other women in the world! You will learn how they take care of themselves and build relationships with men, what they eat and what styles of clothing they prefer as well as what books they read. You will also find out how they raise their children and even how they make love. It contains secrets and tricks of Ukrainian women, revelations of foreigners and personal stories of women. The co-authors of this book became ten famous women who have reached remarkable heights in different spheres of life, including culture, sports, business, beauty, etc. You’ll visit them in their kitchens, dressing rooms and bedrooms. You’ll go on a first date with them and be the guest at their weddings.

Meet Tatiana Lebedeva

Pysanka: Ukrainian Language and Culture: Ukrainian Course Book and Culture Guide

This book is about Ukraine and Ukrainians. “Pysanka” is a Ukrainian Coursebook and Culture guide, 2 in one! You will learn about Ukrainian nature, history, literature, music, sport, cuisine and much more. And you will study Ukrainian on the way! All Ukrainian texts have an English translation and an extensive vocabulary. Every module includes Ukrainian/English texts, Tips and Tricks section (“What’s interesting”), real life dialogues and grammar sections with exercises. Using audio and video courses will make your studies even more interesting. So, start learning Ukrainian and read about Ukrainian culture at the same time!

Meet Hanna Yurchenko

Hi, my name is Hanna Yurchenko. I live in Kyiv, Ukraine, and I have been teaching Ukrainian and English for more than 20 years. And I can honestly say that teaching is my love and passion. Five years ago, I started writing books in Ukrainian. Mostly, about parents and kids, love, forgiveness and acceptance. I have two autistic sons, so it has been a long way for me – to accept my life, my kids and myself. This is how my writing career began. Now it is probably the hardest and the darkest time in my life. Russia attacked Ukraine and kills our people every day. But I know I am here for a reason. I am still looking for that reason. I have founded the Ukrainian Language School (ULS) to tell the world more about my country, Ukrainian people, language and culture. And now I am creatng books for people who want to know more about our beautiful country, its language, history and traditions.

I Need Ammunition, Not a Ride

Do you want to learn about President Zelensky of Ukraine? This is a biography written through the lens of leadership. Zelensky captured the world’s imagination when he defied Russia and stood his ground on February 22, 2022 and you will learn how, and more importantly, why he did it.

Meet Darin Gerdes

Dr. Gerdes is a leadersmith (a craftsman who builds leaders). His ambition is to “help you become the kind of leader that you would want to follow.” He is a Professor of Management in the Hans A. Nielson College of Business, and the Coordinator of Strack Center Leadership Program at Charleston Southern University. He has developed a masters degree in Organizational Leadership and two minors in Leadership Studies. He is the recipient of the 2018 CBFA Teaching Award and two-time Winner of SECRA’s Best Case Award. He has an interdisciplinary background that includes undergraduate degrees in Government and Psychology from Liberty University, and a MBA, a MA in Public Policy, and a Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership from Regent University. He has taught at a half dozen Christian colleges and universities including Columbia International University, Colorado Christian University, Oklahoma Baptist University, Geneva college, LCC International University (in Lithuania), Liberty University, and Regent University. He has given lectures internationally in four Eastern European countries. Dr. Gerdes served as a member of his local public school board for three years and he served as a past president of the South Carolina Home Educators Association (SCHEA). He presently serves on the board of the Southeast Case Research Association (SECRA). He is a member of Christian Business Faculty Association (CBFA). Dr. Gerdes is a member of Psi Chi (ΨΧ), the National Honor Society for Psychology and Sigma Beta Delta (ΣΒΔ), the International Honor Society for Business. Dr. Gerdes is also the host of the Leadersmith Podcast: https://leadersmith.podbean.com/

The Forgotten Bomb

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This thriller begins as a story about Ukrainians intending to enact horrific revenge against Russia using a huge hydrogen bomb but melds into a dark more twisted story of unimaginable personal greed and malevolence.

In 1961 Russia built and exploded the biggest thermonuclear weapon in the world, a monster 58 Megaton bomb, over 3000 times larger than the bombs that blew up Hiroshima and Nagasaki. For ongoing bragging rights, the Russians secretly built two of these bombs and stored the second one at a nuclear storage facility where it remained safe and virtually forgotten for 28 years.

In 1989 Ukrainian conscripts stationed at the facility, accidentally find the arming codes and decide to steal the big bomb and destroy Moscow. Their motivation for doing this was to pay back Russia for the long list of horrific abuses and suffering that Ukraine had endured over the years under them (Holodomor, Chernobyl, etc.) and secondarily for their own harsh treatment while in the Russian Army.

Although the conscripts amazingly are successful in acquiring the bomb, They, unfortunately, are not able to detonate it. Having to abandon the effort, they successfully hide the weapon. Two years later, when the Soviet Union fell all the conspirators immigrate to the USA.

In 2022 the successor to our 45th President signs a new Salt agreement with Russia and during the process of publicly dismantling some of the other bombs in Russia they discover to their horror that the old giant bomb is missing.

After a lengthy and thorough, investigation, the Russian GRU and FSB determine the theft was over thirty years ago and that the conspirators were Ukrainian conscripts who had since immigrated to the USA.

To assist their investigation in finding the bomb, President Putin calls our President and request the help of the FBI to locate the criminals in the USA.

At the President’s request, the FBI assigns a top field agent, Peter Kanowsky, who is of Ukrainian descent, to oversee the search team in the USA.

Unfortunately, during his investigation, Peter not only learns the location of the bomb and how to set it off, but he is also turned mentally and emotionally by his repeated exposure to hearing the litany of the horrific suffering that Russia has imposed upon Ukraine.

Yielding to the persuasive coercion from these emigres he interviewed, and the encouragement of his own family, Peter ultimately decides it is his duty and obligation to his Ukrainian ancestry to go to Russia and personally set off the bomb.

Did he succeed, and did he have any help? Surprisingly he has almost too much help as unknowingly to him; his plans mesh almost perfectly with the machinations of an ongoing high-level Russian plot.

What was different about their plan versus his? He wants to set off the bomb immediately, and they want him to wait three months for the perfect time, during the massive celebration in Moscow of Putin’s 70th birthday to make sure every one of importance is in town.

With the help of Anna, a beautiful and sexy Ukrainian lady to keep him happy, they persuade him to wait.

So – what happens then? You will have to read the novel to find out. Maybe the ending is, “Happy Birthday President Putin from Ukraine” or maybe not?

A follow-on novel “Despot” is planned for release in 2Q19.