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- Random House Publishing Group 2001; US$ 16.00
From one of our greatest historians, a magnificent reckoning with the modern world's most fateful idea. With astonishing authority and clarity, Richard Pipes has fused a lifetime's scholarship into a single focused history of Communism, from its hopeful birth as a theory to its miserable death as a practice. At its heart, the book is a history of... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 27.00
Examines in depth three waves of democratic change that took place in eleven different former Communist nations. more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 19.00
Russian playwright and historian Radzinsky mines sources never before available to create a fascinating portrait of the monarch, and a minute-by-minute account of his terrifying last days. Updated For The Paperback Edition . From the Trade Paperback edition. more...
- Random House Australia 2010; US$ 16.53
'Thomas Keneally is one of the historical novel's most expert practitioners, and his new book sees him back on the form that produced Schindler's Ark . Giles Foden, Guardian Artem Samsurov, a charismatic protege of Lenin and an ardent socialist, reaches sanctuary in Australia after escaping his Siberian labour camp and making a long, perilous journey... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2006; US$ 8.99
Russia's Empires explores the dynamics of Russia's past through time and space, from the nameless adventurers who first penetrated this vast, inhospitable terrain to a cast of dynamic characters that includes Ivan the Terrible, Catherine the Great and Stalin. The narrative takes in the magnficent, historic cities of Kiev, Moscow and St. Petersburg;... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 21.00
Pipes is a widely recognized authority on Russia and is currently Baird professor of History at Harvard University. This is the final volume in his magisterial history of the Russian Revolution, covering the period from the outbreak of the Civil War in 1918 to Lenin's death in 1924. From the Trade Paperback edition. more...
- Profile 2010; US$ 15.98
When Catherine II died in St Petersburg in 1796 the world sensed the loss of the most celebrated monarch of Europe something no one would have predicted at the birth sixty-seven years before of an obscure German princess, Sophie of Anhalt-Zerbst, later married off to the pathetic heir to the Russian throne. There were few greater transformations... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2007; US$ 19.99
In 1922, Lenin personally drew up a list of some 160 'undesirable' intellectuals - mostly philosophers, academics, scientists and journalists - to be deported from the new Soviet State. 'We're going to cleanse Russia once and for all' he wrote to Stalin, whose job it was to oversee the deportation. Two ships sailed from Petrograd that autumn, taking... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 55.00
Discusses the spread of nationalism in the Soviet Union and the Russian Federation. more...