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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Steve Pribish  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction History

Born: in Joliet, Illinois

-- Steve Pribish on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Born in Joliet, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Steve Pribish was born of Russian immigrants and learned stories of "years ago" first hand from his father and grandfather. After college, Steve spent thirty-three years working for the United States government monitoring the Soviet Union. He was deeply involved in Russian culture and made prolonged trips into European Russia. ''Ikons'' is the result of several generations of experience. Steve is the author of over two hundred government reports and has written for ''Home and Away'' and ''Videomaker'' magazines, and several Midwestern newspapers. His short storis, ''There Will Be Crosses'' and ''The MiG and I'' both won first place awards.

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Titles At Your Library

IKONS: Saint Nicholas the Wonder Worker
ISBN: 0595271561

iUniverse. 2003

Russia is in turmoil. Her people have lost faith in their government. Her economy is in ruins and her armed forces are no longer feared. Ethnic and religious rivalries threaten to tear the country apart and world war is coming. The year is 1905.Ikons follows the Pribish family through this maelstrom as they are swept from the squalor of the Pripet Marsh to the deserts of Tajikstan from the frozen vastness of Siberia to promised land of the United States. Along the way they witness the destruction of monarchies, the horrors of world war and revolution, the empty promise of communism, and the struggle for democracy."Saint Nicholas the Wonder Worker" is first in the Ikons series. Here the reader meets the villagers of Hutawa, Byelorussiaheroes, scoundrels and common folk. Starting with the First Russian Revolution in 1905, the villagers are faced with the class warfare of the industrial age, immigration to America, and the coming war in 1914.

Banners: For God, Tsar and Russia
ISBN: 0595356117

iUniverse, Inc.. 2005

When elephants fight, the mice get trampled.MALAYSIAN PROVERBAn assassination in Serbia sets off a series of events that draws the world into an ever-expanding vortex of madness. As mighty armies clash, entire populations must either flee their ancestral homes or be ground into dust. Akulina Boriskova Pribish and her two young sons are caught in the center of the madness and with the other villagers of Hutawa, Byelorussia must choose between death as warriors and life as refugees.BANNERS is the saga of a people caught in the horrors of the Great War and the Russian Revolution. From the first heady days of victory, through humiliating defeats and the empty promises of revolution, their experiences mirror those of millions upon whose mighty shoulders future generations would rest. BANNERS begins where the first novel in the series, IKONS, ends.

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