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William Burton McCormick

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William Burton McCormick was born in Maryland and grew up in Nevada. He has lived in seven countries including Latvia and Russia where he researched and wrote his first novel Lenin’s Harem.

William graduated from Brown University with degrees in Ancient Studies and Computer Science and earned an MA in Novel Writing from the University of Manchester. He has won awards in the production of computer games and educational software, co-owned a company to reduce junk e-mail, and worked as an executive recruiter in the Washington D.C. area. He also studied at Lomonosov Moscow State University.

William’s short fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in "Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine", “Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine", "Sherlock Holmes Mystery Mag

Average rating: 3.91 · 33 ratings · 17 reviews · 4 distinct works · Similar authors
Lenin's Harem
3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 28 ratings — published 2012 — 4 editions
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Blue Amber
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Lenin's Harem by William Burton McCormick
"Loved this novel! McCormick drops you convincingly and completely into 1905 Latvia and propels you along to the height of the Second World War, not letting you slip from the spell for even a moment. LENIN'S HAREM serves up no safe, easy answers to..." Read more of this review »
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Ļeņina harēms by William Burton McCormick
"Atzīstos, ka piederu pie tiem, kas sarkano strēlnieku iesauku „Ļeņina harēms” bija palaiduši gar ausīm līdz šim neievērotu un tāpēc balstoties uz nosaukumu vien kļūdaini nospriedu, ka šis būs kārtējais vareno erotiskās dzīves aprakstu gabals. Un ļ..." Read more of this review »
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Ļeņina harēms by William Burton McCormick
"Tīri tā neko grāmata. Vēstures izpēte autoram ir nākusi pa labu, nekādu brāķu nav novērojamu. Uzzināju, ka Latvijas teritorijā pielietoti ķīmiskie ieroči, līdz šim par šādu faktu man nekas nebija zināms."
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Ļeņina harēms by William Burton McCormick
"Well written, fast paced, beautiful book with marvellous insight in Latvian history and culture.
I refuse to believe that the author didn't knew anything about Latvia, before starting his research (oh, but he has done so well, exploring all this f..." Read more of this review »
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“Stories to read are delitabill (delightful)
Suppose that they be nocht but fable (fiction)
Then should stories that suthfast were (truthful)
- And they were said in good manner -
Have double pleasure in hearing.
The first pleasance is the carping (reading aloud)
And the tothir the suthfastness
That shows the thing richt as it was;”
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