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History of Russia. Soviet Union. Former Soviet Republics

  • To the Edge of the Worldby Christian Wolmar

    PublicAffairs 2014; US$ 27.99

    Christian Wolmar passionately and expertly chronicles the story of what is often called Siberia?s lifeline. From its improbable conception and construction under Tsar Alexander III to the northern extension ordered by Brezhnev, Wolmar examines its continued success as a vital artery for the expansion of the Russian and subsequently—of the Soviet... more...

  • Baltic World 1772-1993, Theby David Kirby

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 81.95

    This eagerly-awaited sequel shares the characteristics of its distinguished predecessor -- wide geographical and chronological span; expert mingling of political, social and economic history; and Dr Kirby's ability to keep the separate national threads of his account from tangling as he weaves them into the broad regional picture that is his main concern.... more...

  • The Road to Bloody Sundayby Walter Sablinsky

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 53.95

    Drawing on all available documents, Walter Sablinsky reappraises the events, especially the role of the volatile and often unpredictable Father Gcorgii Gapon. the young Orthodox priest who inspired and led the workers' organization. Originally published in 1986. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make... more...

  • Top 10 Moscowby DK Publishing

    DK Publishing 2014; US$ 14.00

    DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Moscow in ePub format will lead you straight to the very best Moscow has to offer. Whether you're looking for things not to miss at the Top 10 sights or want to find the top place to eat, this guide is the perfect companion, taking the best of the printed guidebook and adding new eBook-only features. Rely on... more...

  • Leninby Beryl Williams

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 57.95

    Drawing on the flood of new material to emerge from Russian and Western sources in recent years, Beryl Williams focuses on Lenin's years in power and provides first-rate introduction to the life, ideology and impact of one of the formative figures of the 20th-century. Within an overall chronological framework, Williams examines topics such as... more...

  • Politics and Culture in Eighteenth-Century Russiaby Isabel De Madariaga

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 70.95

    This is a collection of thirteen major essays on eighteenth-century Russia by one of the most distinguished Western historians. They illustrate and explore three major themes: the development of the Russian state and Russian society, in the years when Russia was changing from a minor power on the European periphery to a major actor on the continental... more...

  • The Partitions of Poland 1772, 1793, 1795by Jerzy Lukowski

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 70.95

    The Partitions of Poland were the major political and diplomatic upheaval of their time in Eastern Europe, and one of the most drastic redrawings of any European frontiers before 1919. And yet they have been strangely neglected in modern historiography. The appearance of this major study (the first comprehensive survey of the topic in English since... more...

  • The Real Situation in Russia (Routledge Revivals)by Leon Trotsky

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    The Real Situation in Russia, first published in 1928, contains three of Trotsky?s harshest rebuttals of Stalin?s takeover of the Russian Revolution following the death of Lenin. The first part contains a defence of the ?Opposition Platform? against the Stalinist denunciation; the second details Trotsky?s view of the precise nature of the Stalinist... more...

  • Sea Powerby E.B. Potter

    Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 47.95

    A classic work widely acknowledged over the past 20 years as the definitive text on its subject. All aspects of over 2,000 years of naval history are covered, from Greek and Roman galley warfare to Vietnam and beyond, with emphasis on the evolution of strategy, tactics, and weapons development. With 14 authors it is not so much a symposium as a continuous... more...

  • The Origins of the Crimean Warby David M. Goldfrank

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 75.95

    The Crimean War (1853-56) between Russia, Turkey, Britain, France and the Kingdom of Sardinia was a diplomatically preventable conflict for influence over an unstable Near and Middle East. It could have broken out in any decade between Napoleon and Wilhelm II; equally, it need never have occurred. In this masterly study, based on massive archival research,... more...