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History of Russia. Soviet Union. Former Soviet Republics

  • The History of the Baltic Statesby Kevin O'Connor

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 58.00

    The Baltic States?Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania?were granted independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. Since then, the three countries have struggled with sluggish economies, tensions with Russia, and government corruption. This extensively updated second edition of a well-regarded reference illuminates the events of the last decade, including... more...

  • The Last Empireby Serhii Plokhy

    Oneworld Publications 2015; US$ 15.99

    On Christmas Day 1991 Mikhail Gorbachev resigned as president of the Soviet Union. By the next day the USSR was officially no more and the USA had emerged as the world?s sole superpower. Award-winning historian Serhii Plokhy presents a page-turning account of the preceding five months of drama, filled with failed coups d?état and political intrigue.... more...

  • Political Wingsby Alun Wyburn-Powell

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 22.99

    This is the first biography of Rt. Hon. William Wedgwood Benn DSO, DFC, first Viscount Stansgate, cabinet minister under MacDonald and Attlee, Air Commodore with active service in both World Wars, defector from the Liberals to Labour over his dispute with Lloyd George, and father of Tony Benn. Benn served in the army and RAF during the First World... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of the Chechen Conflictby Ali Askerov

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 94.99

    The Historical Dictionary of the Chechen Conflict covers its history through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 500 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. 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...

  • Russia in World Historyby Barbara Alpern Engel; Janet Martin

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 12.99

    This volume offers a lively introduction to Russia's dramatic history and the striking changes that characterize its story. Distinguished authors Barbara Alpern Engel and Janet Martin show how Russia's peoples met the constant challenges posed by geography, climate, availability of natural resources, and devastating foreign invasions, and rose... more...

  • Russia-China Relations in the Post-Crisis International Orderby Marcin Kaczmarski

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 155.00

    The book?explores?developments in Russia-China relations in the aftermath of the?global economic crisis, arguing that the crisis transformed their bilateral affairs, regional liaisons and, crucially, altered the roles both states play on the international arena.?Discussing how Russo-Chinese cooperation has accelerated in energy trade, arms sales and... more...

  • "Enemies of the People" Under the Sovietsby Peter Julicher

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 39.95

    The Soviet era was a time of social and economic upheaval in Russia's history as the Bolsheviks strove to build a socialist utopia based on the theories of Karl Marx. Central to this endeavor was the 25-year dictatorship of Josef Stalin, whose determination to make the Soviet Union a dominant industrial and military power created misery on a grand... 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...