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George Sava (1903-1996) was a British surgeon and prolific writer of Russian origin, described as a "Russian exile", born George Alexis Milkomanov Milkomane on October 15, 1903. He wrote approximately 120 books under the pseudonyms George Sava, George Bankoff, George Borodin, George Braddon, Peter Conway, Alec Redwood, and others. His grandfather was a Bulgarian who, at a time when Bulgaria was part of the Ottoman Empire, migrated to Russia. He was a Lieutenant in the White Russian Navy when he was seventeen. He was forced to perform emergency surgery without any medical training that saved the life of a comrade which induced him to pursue a career in medicine and to become a surgeon.

He was the author of numerous books of medical autobiography, politics, history, and fiction.

His book, One Russian's Story, a biography of his father Ivan, tells something of his own life as well.

He was the author of the novel, Valley of the Forgotten People, which was published in London by Faber and Faber in 1941.

In November 1942, Faber and Faber in London published his account of the Chetnik resistance movement in Serbia headed by General Draza Mihailovich, The Chetniks. Sava described the book in the Preface:
"The names of friends I have re-christened. I have altered dates and changed the names of places. This much is fiction: the rest is fact. The subsequent exploits of the guerrillas, the Chetniks, I have reconstructed from letters and reports. But I have a story to tell and I shall not delay in the telling." (Preface, p. 8, The Chetniks, 1942)
He is also the author of The Healing Knife: A Surgeon's Destiny (1938). This book is an account of his life and his struggle to rise to the top of the medical profession from absolutely nothing.

In A Surgeon Remembers (1953), Sava recounted his most memorable operations. The dust jacket reads:
"What sort of cases are those which, most clearly, a surgeon remembers? This book of case histories by George Sava suggests an answer to that question. In terms of organs and limbs, and in terms of people, the cases described and recorded here are as varied as any reader could wish. At the same time, as his Prologue and Epilogue and his commentaries show, each of them had something in common which presented the surgeon-author with a particular dilemma. It was not the consideration of the human factor, although this weighed heavily on his mind. It was the fact that these were all cases for which no clear-cut solution was to be found either in the textbooks or the canons of professional practice."


He died on March 15, 1996.

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Total Books: 53
Rose by Any Other Name
1988 - Rose By Any Other Name (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780709032595
ISBN-10: 0709032595
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Happiness Is Blind
1987 - Happiness Is Blind (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780709029434
ISBN-10: 0709029438
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Bill of Indictment
1986 - Bill of Indictment (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780709026532
ISBN-10: 0709026536
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Smile Through Tears
1985 - Smile Through Tears (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780709021735
ISBN-10: 0709021739
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Change of Heart
1981 - Change of Heart (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780709191339
ISBN-10: 0709191332
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No Man is Perfect
1979 - No Man Is Perfect (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780709173335
ISBN-10: 0709173334
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Mourning Becomes Argentina
1979 - Mourning Becomes Argentina (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780861161195
ISBN-10: 086116119X
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Crusader's Clinic
1978 - Crusader's Clinic (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780861160945
ISBN-10: 0861160940
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How to Write a Book That Sells
1978 - How to Write a Book That Sells (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780861161010
ISBN-10: 0861161017
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Of Men and Medicine
1976 - Of Men and Medicine (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780709152293
ISBN-10: 0709152299
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Sheilah of Buckleigh Manor
1974 - Sheilah of Buckleigh Manor (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780709138518
ISBN-10: 0709138512
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Cocaine for Breakfast
1973 - Cocaine for Breakfast (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780709132820
ISBN-10: 0709132824
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Tell Your Grief Softly
1972 - Tell Your Grief Softly (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780709124245
ISBN-10: 0709124244
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Nothing Sacred
1970 - Nothing Sacred (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780709113058
ISBN-10: 0709113056
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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One Russian's Story
1970 - One Russian's Story (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780709112587
ISBN-10: 0709112580
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A stranger in Harley Street
1970 - A Stranger in Harley Street (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780709116028
ISBN-10: 0709116020
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All This and Surgery Too
All This and Surgery Too (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780571033201
ISBN-10: 0571033202
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Appointments in Rome
Appointments in Rome (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780571055302
ISBN-10: 0571055303
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Double Identity
Double Identity (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780709014614
ISBN-10: 0709014619
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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THE ROSES BLOOM AGAIN
The Roses Bloom Again (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780709036791
ISBN-10: 0709036795
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Gates of Heaven are Narrow
Gates of Heaven Are Narrow (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780709101215
ISBN-10: 070910121X
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Gyogyito Kes [In Hungarian] (Paperback)