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History of Russia. Soviet Union. Former Soviet Republics

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  • From Union to Commonwealthby Gail Lapidus; Victor Zaslavsky; Philip Goldman

    Cambridge University Press 1992; US$ 32.00 US$ 26.24

    This volume examines the rise of national movements which challenged, then destroyed, the stability and territorial integrity of the former Soviet state. more...

  • Gorbachevby Mikhail Gorbachev; George Shriver

    Columbia University Press 2005; US$ 27.99

    Here is the whole sweep of the Soviet experiment and experience, as told by its last steward. Drawing on his own experience as well as rich archival material, Gorbachev ponders Russia's past, present, and future place in the world -- including the October Revolution, the Cold War, and key figures such as Lenin, Stalin, and Yeltsin. more...

  • Soviet Fates and Lost Alternativesby Stephen F. Cohen

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 25.99

    In this wide-ranging and acclaimed book, Stephen F. Cohen challenges conventional wisdom about the course of Soviet and post-Soviet history. Reexamining leaders from Nikolai Bukharin, Stalin's preeminent opponent, and Nikita Khrushchev to Mikhail Gorbachev and his rival Yegor Ligachev, Cohen shows that their defeated policies were viable alternatives... more...

  • Interviewliteratur zum Leben in der DDRby Hans Joachim Schröder

    De Gruyter 2001; US$ 154.00

    Little research interest has been directed so far toward the way in which interviews represent a specific form of documentary literature. The study looks at a large, but entirely assimilable collection of texts qualifying as interview literature, stemming from autobiographical accounts by 'ordinary' East German citizens and reflecting... more...

  • Conversations with Gorbachevby Mikhail Gorbachev; Zdenek Mlynar; George Shriver; Archie Brown

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 21.99

    Mikhail Gorbachev and Zdenek Mlynar were friends for half a century, since they first crossed paths as students in 1950. Although one was a Russian and the other a Czech, they were both ardent supporters of communism and socialism. One took part in laying the groundwork for and carrying out the Prague spring; the other opened a new political era in... more...

  • WJEC GCSE History: Russia in Transition 1914-1924by John Wright; Steve Waugh

    Hodder Education 2012; US$ 22.38

    Endorsed by WJEC, this book has been written and edited by experienced examiners in order to support the Russia in Transition 1914-1924 depth study in the WJEC History GCSE specification. more...

  • The Baltic States from the Soviet Union to the European Unionby Richard Mole

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    The Baltic States are unique in being the only member-states of the EU to have fought to regain their sovereignty from the Soviet Union, only then to cede it to Brussels in certain key areas. Similarly, no member-states have had to struggle as hard as Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania to preserve their identity after fifty years of Soviet nationality... more...

  • Duitse Iranpolitiek 1871-2005by Said Rezaeiejan

    Amsterdam University Press 2012; US$ 48.00

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  • Russia and the Worldby Leo Cooper

    Palgrave Macmillan 1998; US$ 176.00

    The collapse of communism and the disintegration of the USSR, created a new geopolitical reality, a new international environment, and a new set of international relations. This book is about Russia's foreign relations. It examines the factors that determine Russia's foreign policy, such as the economy and domestic politics. It devotes special attention... more...

  • The Disintegration of the Soviet Unionby Ben Fowkes

    Palgrave Macmillan 1996; US$ 186.00

    This book tells the dramatic story of the unexpected disintegration of the Soviet Union. The author draws on a wide range of sources to illustrate the growth of national awareness among the many subject peoples, partly promoted by the actions of the communists themselves. He concludes that, the efforts of Mikhail Gorbachev to reform the state he initially... more...