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History of Russia. Soviet Union. Former Soviet Republics

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  • The Russian Revolutionby Sheila Fitzpatrick

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 7.99

    This fully updated new edition of Sheila Fitzpatrick's classic short history of the Russian Revolution takes into account the new evidence that has come to light since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, incorporating material that was previously inaccessible not only to Western but also to Soviet historians - ;The Russian Revolution had... more...

  • Man Is Wolf to Manby Janusz Bardach

    University of California Press 1999; US$ 12.95

    Chronicles the author's life during his stay at the Kolyma prison camp in Siberia. FROM THE BOOK:"The pit I was ordered to dig had the precise dimensions of a casket. The NKVD officer carefully designed it. He measured my size with a stick, made lines on the forest floor, and told me to dig. He wanted to make sure I'd fit well inside." more...

  • 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...

  • Variations on Uzbek Identityby Peter Finke

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 95.00

    Throughout its history the concept of "Uzbekness," or more generally of a Turkic-speaking sedentary population, has continuously attracted members of other groups to join, as being Uzbek promises opportunities to enlarge ones social network. Accession is comparatively easy, as Uzbekness is grounded in a cultural model of territoriality, rather than... more...

  • Soul Huntersby Rane Willerslev

    University of California Press 2007; US$ 19.96

    This is an insightful, highly original ethnographic interpretation of the hunting life of the Yukaghirs, a little-known group of indigenous people in the Upper Kolyma region of northeastern Siberia. Basing his study on firsthand experience with Yukaghir hunters, Rane Willerslev focuses on the practical implications of living in a "hall-of-mirrors"... more...

  • A Russian Diaryby Anna Politkovskaya; Arch Tait

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 25.95

    Anna Politkovskaya, one of Russia?s most fearless journalists, was gunned down in a contract killing in Moscow in the fall of 2006. Just before her death, Politkovskaya completed this searing, intimate record of life in Russia from the parliamentary elections of December 2003 to the grim summer of 2005, when the nation was still reeling from the horrors... more...

  • 1864by Tom Buk-Swienty; Annette Buk-Swienty

    Profile Books 2015; US$ 6.00

    The Battle of Dybbøl, 1864. Prussian troops lay siege to an outpost in the far south of Denmark. The conflict is over control of the Duchy of Schleswig, recently annexed by Denmark to the alarm of its largely German-speaking inhabitants. Danish troops make a valiant attempt to hold out but are overrun by the might of the Prussian onslaught. ... 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$ 14.40

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