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  • Lenin's Moscowby Alfred Rosmer; Ian Birchall

    Haymarket Books 2016; US$ 19.99

    Engaging, page-turning first hand account of the promise of the Russian Revolution. more...

  • The Diary of a Gulag Prison Guardby Ivan Chistyakov; Arch Tait

    Granta Publications 2016; US$ 19.99

    A unique piece of testimony from the Soviet Gulag - a prison guard's private diary, written between 1935-36 more...

  • World War II Croatian Legionariesby Vladimir Brnardic; Vi?eslav Aralica

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 10.99

    As Europe descended into war the newly formed state of Croatia found itself an ally in Nazi Germany. Tens of thousands of Croatians volunteered for the German Wehrmacht, with Croatian-badged units created within the Army, Navy, Luftwaffe, Waffen-SS and Police force. When Hitler turned his attention to Stalin's Soviet Union many of these men found themselves... more...

  • Confessions of the Shtetlby Ellie Schainker

    Stanford University Press 2016; US$ 65.00

    Over the course of the nineteenth century, some 84,500 Jews in imperial Russia converted to Christianity. Confessions of the Shtetl explores the day-to-day world of these people, including the social, geographic, religious, and economic links among converts, Christians, and Jews. The book narrates converts' tales of love, desperation, and fear,... more...

  • Face to the Villageby Tracy McDonald

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2016; Not Available

    Richly rooted in archival sources, including local and central-level secret police reports, detailed cases of the local and provincial courts, government records, and newspaper reports, Face to the Village is a nuanced study of the everyday workings of the Russian village in the 1920s. more...

  • Therapeutic Fascismby Ana Antic

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 89.99 US$ 80.99

    A novel exploration of the history of extreme violence in the Balkans during World War Two, Therapeutic Fascism draws on previously-unexplored sources, such as psychiatric patient case histories, to document how authoritarian regimes of the mid-twentieth century utilized psychiatric and psychoanalytic concepts and techniques to assert authority. more...

  • The Origins of the Civil War in Tajikistanby Tim Epkenhans

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 109.99

    This study provides a comprehensive account of the civil war that erupted in Tajikistan in 1992. Based on a wide range of primary sources, it analyzes the conflict?s long-term historical and structural roots as well as its short-term causes, including the rapid dismantling of the Soviet Union and the revival of Islamic and nationalist forces. more...

  • In Wartimeby Tim Judah

    Crown/Archetype 2016; US$ 27.00

    From one of the finest journalists of our time comes a definitive, boots-on-the-ground dispatch from the front lines of the conflict in Ukraine.   Ever since Ukraine?s violent 2014 revolution, followed by Russia?s annexation of Crimea, the country has been at war. Misinformation reigns, more than two million people have been displaced, and Ukrainians... more...

  • Transgressive Women in Modern Russian and East European Culturesby Yana Hashamova; Beth Holmgren; Mark Lipovetsky

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Investigating the genesis of the prosecuted "crimes" and implied sins of the female performing group Pussy Riot, the most famous Russian feminist collective to date, the essays in Transgressive Women in Modern Russian and East European Cultures: From the Bad to Blasphemous examine what constitutes bad social and political behavior for women in... more...

  • Letters from the Greatest Generationby Howard H. Peckham; Shirley A. Snyder; James H. Madison

    Indiana University Press 2016; US$ 24.99

    Victory and defeat, love and loss are the prevalent realities of Letters from the Greatest Generation, a remarkable and frank collection of World War II letters penned by American men and women serving overseas. Here, the hopes and dreams of the greatest generation fill each page, and their voices ring loud and clear. "It?s all part of the game but... more...