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- University of California Press 1997; US$ 41.95
This study is the first of its kind: a street-level inside account of what Stalinism meant to the masses of ordinary people who lived it. Stephen Kotkin was the first American in 45 years to be allowed into Magnitogorsk, a city built in response to Stalin's decision to transform the predominantly agricultural nation into a "country of metal." With... more...
- Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 10.99
Nobody envisaged that the collapse of the Soviet Union would come from within, still less that it would happen meekly, without global conflagration. Kotkin takes us deep into post-Stalin Soviet society and institutions, into the everyday hopes and secret political intrigues that affected 285 million people, before and after 1991. He conveys the high... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 17.00
Twenty years ago, the Berlin Wall fell. In one of modern history?s most miraculous occurrences, communism imploded?and not with a bang, but with a whimper. Now two of the foremost scholars of East European and Soviet affairs, Stephen Kotkin and Jan T. Gross, drawing upon two decades of reflection, revisit this crash. In a crisp, concise, unsentimental... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2002; US$ 38.99
Is there a sharp dividing line that separates Europe into 'East' and 'West'? This volume brings together prominent scholars from the United States, Canada, France, Poland, and Russia to examine the evolution of the concept of Europe in the two centuries between the French Revolution and the collapse of the Soviet Union. Inspired by the ideas of Martin... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 74.00
This book elaborates an empirical approach to the study of historical legacies of communism, revolving around relationships and mechanisms rather than correlation and outward similarities. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.95
The railways of Manchuria offer an intriguing vantage point for an international history of northeast Asia. Before the completion of the Trans-Siberian railway in 1916, the only rail route from the Imperial Russian capital of St. Petersburg to the Pacific port of Vladivostok transited Manchuria. A spur line from the Manchurian city of Harbin led south... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95
This work presents a trans-Siberian expedition to rediscover the peoples, cultures and riches of Russia's eastern frontiers. It addresses such questions as: who are the people of the region?; have they a distinct culture?; and does the area have a future as part of the Pacific Rim? more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.95
The remote vastness of Mongolia has remained somewhat of a mystery to most Westerners - no less so in the 20th century. Homeland of the legendary conqueror Chingiz Khan, in modern times Mongolia itself has been the object of imperial rivalry. For most of the 20th century it was under Soviet domination. Mikhail Gorbachev began the withdrawal of Soviet... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95
China shares borders with 20 other countries. Each of these neighbors has its own national interests, and in some cases, these include territorial and maritime jurisdictional claims in places that China also claims. Most of these 20 countries have had a history of border conflicts with China; some of them never amicably settled. This book brings together... more...