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- Konrad Theiss Verlag 2012; US$ 13.22
Hauptbeschreibung Eine Kulturgeschichte Deutschlands in 101 Orten Die großen Sehenswürdigkeiten wie Neuschwanstein oder das Brandenburger Tor, die jeder kennt, die weniger schönen, wie das ehemalige Stasi-Gefängnis Bautzen II, und die weniger bekannten, wie das Deutsche Museum für Karikatur und Zeichenkunst - sie alle machen Deutschland aus. Ob... more...
- Hardie Grant Books 2010; US$ 17.50
In November 1918, as World War I was coming to a close, a group of Australian men signed up for more fighting. This time, the enemy was Russian Bolsheviks. Challinger tells the story of how this group of 150 Aussies was seconded to help to protect the British from a rearguard attack and became embroiled in what was to become the Russian revolutio more...
- Oxford University Press 1991; US$ 144.99
This is the first comprehensive examination of the Russian ruling elite and its political institutions during an important period of state building, from the emergence of Russia on the stage of world politics around 1700 to the consolidation of its position after the victory over Napoleon. Instead of focusing on the great rulers of the period--Peter,... more...
- Wiley 2010; US$ 41.95
Across the Revolutionary Divide: Russia and the USSR 1861-1945 offers a broad interpretive account of Russian history from the emancipation of the serfs to the end of World War II. Provides a coherent overview of Russia's development from 1861 through to 1945 Reflects the latest scholarship by taking a thematic approach to Russian history and bridging... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2009; US$ 43.99
Now in a thoroughly revised, expanded, and updated edition, this classic text provides the most authoritative and current analysis available of contemporary Russia and the challenges facing Vladimir Putin and his successor, Dmitri Medvedev. Leading scholars offer a full-scale reassessment of Putin's leadership, exploring Russia's ongoing daunting... more...
- Princeton University Press 1998; US$ 28.00
Boris Yeltsin's attempts at democratic reform have plunged a long troubled Russia even further into turmoil. This dramatic break with the Soviet past has left Russia politically fragmented and riddled with corruption, its people with little hope for the future. In a fascinating account for anyone interested in Russia's current political struggles,... more...
- Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 49.99
The Alcoholic Empire examines the prevalence of alcohol in Russian social, economic, religious, and political life. Herlihy looks at how the state, the church, the military, doctors, lay societies, and the czar all tried to battle the problem of overconsumption of alcohol in the late imperial period. Since vodka produced essential government revenue... more...
- Free Press 2005; US$ 17.00
Alexander II was Russia's Lincoln, and the greatest reformer tsar since Peter the Great. He was also one of the most contradictory, and fascinating, of history's supreme leaders. He freed the serfs, yet launched vicious wars. He engaged in the sexual exploits of a royal Don Juan, yet fell profoundly in love. He ruled during the "Russian Renaissance"... more...
- Constable & Robinson 2013; US$ 18.94
The lives and deaths of the Romanov family are redolent with colour and drama, but the personal life of the beautiful Tsarina Alexandra has remained enigmatic. Under Erickson's masterful scrutiny the full dimensions of the Empress's singular psychology are revealed: her childhood bereavement, her long struggle to attain her romantic goal of marriage... more...