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History of Russia. Soviet Union. Former Soviet Republics

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  • Mr. Putinby Fiona Hill; Clifford G. Gaddy

    Brookings Institution Press 2015; US$ 32.00

    From the KGB to the Kremlin: a multidimensional portrait of the man at war with the West. Where do Vladimir Putin's ideas come from? How does he look at the outside world? What does he want, and how far is he willing to go? The great lesson of the outbreak of World War I in 1914 was the danger of misreading the statements, actions, and intentions... more...

  • Stalinist Terrorby John Arch Getty; Roberta Thompson Manning

    Cambridge University Press 1993; US$ 44.00

    This collection of essays contributes to the understanding of Stalinist terror in the 1930s. more...

  • The Secret Holocaust Diariesby Nonna Bannister; Denise George; Carolyn Tomlin

    Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. 2009; US$ 14.99

    Nonna Bannister carried a secret almost to her Tennessee grave: the diaries she kept as a young girl experiencing the horrors of the Holocaust while learning compassion and love for her fellow human beings. Nonna's writings tell the remarkable tale of how a Russian girl, born into a family that had known wealth and privileges, was exposed to the... more...

  • Ten Days that Shook the Worldby John Reed

    The Floating Press 1919; US$ 6.99

    Ten Days that Shook the World is a first-hand account of Russia's October Revolution of 1917. Written in 1919 by the American journalist and socialist John Reed, it follows many of the prominent Bolshevik leaders of this time. Reed died the year after his book was finished and was buried in Moscow's Kremlin Wall Necropolis - one of the few... more...

  • Der russische Imperialismusby Dietrich Geyer

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 1977; US$ 14.51

    Reihe Kritische Studien zur Geschichtswissenschaft - Band 027 more...

  • 101 deutsche Orte, die man gesehen haben mussby Bernd Imgrund; Manuel Andrack

    Konrad Theiss Verlag 2012; US$ 24.87

    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 beeindruckende Architektur... more...

  • Russische Geschichteby Andreas Kappeler

    C.H. Beck 2014; US$ 7.25

    Mit Blick auf die Gegenwart werden in diesem Buch Grundlinien und Grundprobleme der russischen Geschichte seit ihren Anfängen knapp umrissen. Neben einem Überblick über die politischen Ereignisse werden in Gegensatzpaaren langfristige Kontinuitäten erörtert, deren Wurzeln zum Teil schon im Mittelalter liegen: mächtiger Staat und passive Gesellschaft,... more...

  • The History of Peter the Greatby Voltaire; Tobias Smollett

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    French Enlightenment thinker Voltaire saw much to admire in Russian emperor Peter the Great. Most significantly, Voltaire admired Peter's tireless efforts to drag Russia from its medieval mindset and thrust it into an age of rationality. This exhaustive biography focuses more on Peter's philosophy and values than his wartime exploits. more...

  • Everyday Life in Russia Past and Presentby Choi Chatterjee; David L. Ransel; Mary Cavender; Karen Petrone

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 34.99

    In these original essays on long-term patterns of everyday life in prerevolutionary, Soviet, and contemporary Russia, distinguished scholars survey the cultural practices, power relations, and behaviors that characterized daily existence for Russians through the post-Soviet present. Microanalyses and transnational perspectives shed new light on the... more...

  • In Stalin's Shadow: Career of Sergo Ordzhonikidzeby Oleg V. Khlevniuk; David J. Nordlander; Donald J. Raleigh

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    In the voluminous secret history of the 1930s, one episode that still puzzles researchers is the death in 1937 of one of Stalin's key allies - his fellow Georgian, G.K. Ordzhonikidze. Whether he took his own life or, like Kirov, was murdered, the case of Ordzhonikidze intersects several long-debated problems in Soviet political history. What role did... more...