Telmenu Saimnieks - The Lord of Telmeni by Guntis Goncarovs

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Voldemars Vechi had become one of the youngest Latvians ever to attain officer status in the Czarist Cavalry. But the Great War sparked to life with the consummation of young heroes, the Russian Empire imploding into anarchy, the Latvian people clamoring for independence, and the Kaiser's German killing machine ravaging the bucolic landscape. Voldemars finds himself caught between his obligated duty to his conscripted country Russia, and his heart and heritage, Latvia and Telmeni. Voldemars' destiny is his struggle between his legal loyalty to the Czar, his own country's rise for independence, his father's desire for his future, and the welfare of his wife and new born daughter.

About Guntis Goncarovs

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Guntis Goncarovs is an analytical chemist by education and a historian by passion. He has studied Latvia and family history for over twenty years, sparked by his parents and grandparents stories of the old country. He has returned to his homeland on several occasions to explore the land which so consumed his attention. Telmenu Saimnieks was Goncarovs' first published novel, derived from a compilation of the family stories and historical study. Educated in chemistry, Goncarovs enjoys plotting out his ancestral lineage. Goncarovs and his wife Joan, enjoy the wonders of New Hampshire with their dog, Sasha. Aquatic and terrestrial gardening, spotted with trying to keep up with three grown daughters keeps them hopping.
Published August 17, 2012 by gggoncarovs. 436 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction, War. Fiction

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