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Russia (Pre- & Post-Soviet Union)

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  • Where the Iron Crosses Growby Robert Forczyk

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 9.99

    In this remarkable work, acclaimed author, academic and ex US staff and armour officer Robert Forcyzk has diligently assembled new research to investigate the intense and sometimes barbaric fighting for the Crimea region in World War II, where first a German and then a Soviet army were surrounded and totally obliterated. This definitive work deals... more...

  • Everyday Stalinismby Sheila Fitzpatrick

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 12.99

    Here is a pioneering account of everyday life under Stalin, written by a leading authority on modern Russian history. Focusing on the urban population, Fitzpatrick depicts a world of privation, overcrowding, endless lines, and broken homes, in which the regime's promises of future socialist abundance rang hollowly. We read of a government bureaucracy... more...

  • Cold War Rivalry and the Perception of the American Westby Pawel Goral

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 80.00

    This book demonstrates how the two adversaries of the Cold War, West Germany and East Germany, endeavored to create two distinct and unique German identities. In their endeavor to claim legitimacy, the German cinematic representation of the American West became an important cultural weapon of mass dissemination during the Cold War. more...

  • Beyond the Divideby Simo Mikkonen; Pia Koivunen

    Berghahn Books 2015; US$ 120.00

    Cold War history has emphasized the division of Europe into two warring camps with separate ideologies and little in common. This volume presents an alternative perspective by suggesting that there were transnational networks bridging the gap and connecting like-minded people on both sides of the divide. Long before the fall of the Berlin Wall, there... more...

  • Empire of Picturesby Sonke Kunkel

    Berghahn Books 2015; US$ 95.00

    In Cold War historiography, the 1960s are often described as a decade of mounting diplomatic tensions and international social unrest. At the same time, they were a period of global media revolution: communication satellites compressed time and space, television spread around the world, and images circulated through print media in expanding ways.... more...

  • The Cold War in the Third Worldby Robert J. McMahon

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 17.99

    This collection explores the complex interrelationships between the Soviet-American struggle for global preeminence and the rise of the Third World. Featuring original essays by twelve leading scholars, it examines the influence of Third World actors on the course of the Cold War. It explores as well the deep impact that the superpower confrontation... more...

  • The Cambridge History of the Cold War: Volume 3, Endingsby Melvyn P. Leffler; Odd Arne Westad

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 32.00

    Final volume in a definitive new history of the Cold War which will define the field for years to come. more...

  • A History of Russia and Its Empireby Kees Boterbloem

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2013; US$ 38.99

    This clear and focused text provides an introduction to imperial Russian and Soviet history from the crowning of Mikhail Romanov in 1613 to Vladimir Putin?s new term. Through a consistent chronological narrative, Kees Boterbloem considers the political, military, economic, social, religious, and cultural developments and crucial turning points that... more...

  • Revolutionary Russia, 1891-1991by Orlando Figes

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 18.99

    From the author of A People's Tragedy , an original reading of the Russian Revolution, examining it not as a single event but as a hundred-year cycle of violence in pursuit of utopian dreams In this elegant and incisive account, Orlando Figes offers an illuminating new perspective on the Russian Revolution. While other historians have focused... more...

  • Behind the Facade of Stalin's Command Economyby Paul Gregory

    Hoover Institution Press 2001; US$ 18.99

    The "red files" revealed. Examining the period from the early 1930s through Stalin's death in 1953the height of the Stalinist regimethis enlightening book reveals what we have learned from the archives, what has surprised us, and what has confirmed what we already knew. Most of the authors have worked with these archives since they were opened. more...