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- Short Books 2014; US$ 16.03
GRIGORY RASPUTIN, the Siberian peasant-turned-mystic, was both fascinating and unfathomable. As the only person able to relieve the symptoms of haemophilia in the Tsar?s heir Alexis, he gained almost hallowed status within the Imperial court. Yet he played the role of the simple man, eating with his fingers and boasting, ‘I don?t even know the alphabet?.... more...
- Head of Zeus 2012; US$ 8.01
The story of one of the truly great female rulers in history by an award winning historian. The daughter of an impoverished aristocrat, Catherine was married aged 16 to Grand Duke Peter, heir to the throne of all the Russias, a feckless teenager with a weakness for drink. Catherine was only able to give him an heir by passing off her lover's son... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 68.95
An excellent introduction to the formidable life and career of Peter the Great and his impact on Russia. M.S. Anderson assesses his aims and achievements at home and abroad, and examines the pressures and restrictions that shaped his attitudes and limited his actions. more...
- 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...
- Primus Verlag 2011; US$ 18.29
Hauptbeschreibung Die Entwicklung des Jossif Wissarionowitsch Dschugaschwili, besser bekannt als Josef W. Stalin, vom begabten Schusterssohn zum machtbesessenen Diktator schildert der Band in einer neuen, sehr lebensnahen Perspektive. In thematischen Stationen begleitet Klaus Kellmann die verschiedenen Lebensetappen Stalins und gibt gleichzeitig... more...