It is a huge joy for me to finally announce to you that my first book, “The Essential Saker: from the trenches of the emerging multipolar world” is now finally out in hard (paper) format and as an Kindle ebook. This book is a collection of what I consider my most important articles written for the blog over the past years. This is a big book (600 pages!) and it includes a full index. The date of writing for each articles is always mentioned. Pepe Escobar has kindly agreed to write a foreword.
I will be honest with you: While I am very happy with the book and while I fully stand behind every word I wrote in this book, I am also acutely aware – as is my publisher – that certain minorities and special interest groups will be absolutely incensed at what I dared to write. So my options are simple: either the mainstream media will completely ignore me or they will engage into a smear and defamation campaign accusing me of all the imaginable evils possible. So my only hope is you and your ability to spread the news about this book by word of mouth. I would therefore ask for your support in promoting this book, be it by an article, or by writing a review or by any other means you might have (Twitter, Facebook, friendly websites, etc.).
If you are going to get the book from Amazon, please get it by clicking on the little widget above – every time Amazon sells a book coming from this widget on my page and get a few cents for me and, as we all know, every cent helps!
One more thing: I asked that the ebook version be stripped from any form of DRM encryption: the book is therefore easy copy. My position on this is simple: if at all possible, please download a paid copy or, better, get the hardcover (paper) book. This is the best way to support my work (and my publisher’s courage!). But if you must – the ebook is really *yours* and you can do with it whatever you want.
Speaking of ebooks, if the Amazon Kindle format AZW (a version of MOBI) does not suit you – please download the fantastic and free program CALIBRE: http://calibre-ebook.com/ . CALIBRE works on GNU/Linux, OSX and even Windows! It is, by far, the best, ebook management program and it can easily convert the AZW format into any of the following ebook formats: EPUB, DOCX, FB2, HTMLZ, OEB, LIT, LRF, MOBI, PDB, PMLZ, RB, PDF, RTF, SNB, TCR, TXT, TXTZ and ZIP. Also, if you cannot do that yourself, you can contact my publisher, Fred Zimmerman, at Nimble books and he can help: http://www.nimblebooks.com/index.php/saker.html
So get the book, spread the word, write a review on Amazon (that is very important!), tell your friends and contacts and help me get the message out!
Many thanks to you all, hugs and cheers,
PS: I am thinking of offering an autographed copy of the book either for some minimal donation amount. If you are interested, please drop me an email.
OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE:
The Essential Saker: from the trenches of the emerging multipolar world
Explosive insights into the wars in Ukraine, Syria, and Chechnya.
Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA –Tuesday, November 17, 2015
A leading blogger on Russia’s foreign policy in Ukraine, Syria, East Asia, and the Islamic world has published his explosive first book, sure to stir controversy and debate among those fascinated with the rapidly changing world situation. The Essential Saker covers topics ranging from history, to politics, to religion, to military affairs, to social issues, but they are all linked by one common thread: the full-spectrum clash between the Western world and what the Saker calls the “Russian civilizational realm.”
Most Russians, especially when addressing a western audience, feel compelled to use a diplomatic and non-confrontational language. In contrast, Saker’s style is informal, almost conversational, but also direct, even blunt. He is fully aware that his views might offend many of his readers, but he believes that there is also a bigger audience out there which will appreciate an honest and, above all, sincere criticism of what the Saker calls the “AngloZionist Empire.”
The careful reader, however, will notice that the Saker’s criticisms are always aimed at a political system and its constituent institutions and supporting ideologies, but never at the people, nations or ethnicities. In fact, the Saker forcefully argues for a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic and multi-religious Russia which would be fully integrated in a multi-polar world inspired by the fraternal diversity of the BRICS countries. Underlying the Saker’s entire worldview is a categorical rejection of all ideologies and a profound belief that the root of all evil as well as the key to defeating it is always in the realm of spirituality.
ISBN 978-1-60888-058-4. 620 pages. $27.95. E-book version available at major booksellers. http://www.nimblebooks.com/index.php/saker.html
About the Saker’s work
Gilad Atzmon, jazz musician and philosopher:
As telling the truth is becoming a nostalgic endeavour, its seeking is becoming an heroic adventure. The Saker will guide you through the mist of concealment and disinformation.
Paul Craig Roberts, former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy in the Reagan administration and author of 12 books on contemporary politics:
The Saker provides facts and analysis that are antidotes to the anti-Russian propaganda that prevails in the West.
Peter Lavelle, host of Russia Today’s flagship program “CrossTalk” offered this:
Reading the “Saker” is essential – it is at this media space where one can discern the real trenches and battle lines in today’s super-charged information wars. I read the “Saker” not only for the facts (that are verified and applied in context), but also for a moral and disciplined saker.htmlattitude toward geopolitics. The “Saker” is not only a good read; it is also a way of looking at the world. Simply put: the “Saker” is information that is weaponized and hits all the right targets!
About The Saker blogs
The Saker community of blogs (http://thesaker.is ) is the only such international and multi-lingual community of blogs. It now features:
- 8 blogs (Main, French, Russian, Oceanian, Latin American, Italian, German, Serbian)
- written in 7 languages (English, Russian, French, German, Spanish, Italian and Serbian)
- on 4 continents (North and South America, Europe, Asia, Oceania)
- with 4 YouTube Channels (Main, Oceania, French, Italian)
The main blog alone gets well over one million page views per month: “We currently have about 100 volunteers including professional translators. We collaborate with all the main English language blogs about Russia and the Ukraine. Our articles are often picked up by Russia Insider, the Asia Times, Information Clearing House and many others news sources and our work has been quoted by Paul Craig Roberts, Sheikh Imran Hosein, Pepe Escobar and many others”.
About The Saker
The Saker was born in a military family of “White” Russian refugees in western Europe where he lived most of his life. After completing two college degrees in the USA, he returned to Europe were he worked as a military analyst until he lost his career due to his vocal opposition to the western-sponsored wars in Chechnia, Croatia, Bosnia and Kosovo. After re-training as a software engineer, he moved to the Florida where he now lives with his wife, a veterinarian, and their three children. When he does not blog or help his wife at work, the likes to explore the Florida wilderness on foot, mountain bike and kayak or play acoustic jazz guitar.
About Nimble Books LLC
The Nimble Pluribus imprint brings cogent critiques of post-imperialism to mainstream audiences. Nimble Books was established in 2004 and has published more than 300 books about history, politics, and popular culture.Nimble Books LLC is located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.
Press questions please contact Fred Zimmerman at firstname.lastname@example.org or +1.734-646-6277.