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Russia (Pre- & Post-Soviet Union)

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  • Command and Controlby Eric Schlosser

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 15.98

    From famed investigative journalist Eric Schlosser, author of Fast Food Nation , comes Command and Control a ground-breaking account of the management of nuclear weapons A groundbreaking account of accidents, near-misses, extraordinary heroism and technological breakthroughs, Command and Control explores the dilemma that has existed since the... more...

  • The Cambridge History of the Cold War: Volume 1, Originsby Melvyn P. Leffler; Odd Arne Westad

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 32.00

    The first historical reexamination of the early years of the Cold War, tracing the evolution of the conflict. more...

  • Democracy and Authoritarianism in the Postcommunist Worldby Valerie Bunce; Michael McFaul; Kathryn Stoner-Weiss

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 28.00

    Examines in depth three waves of democratic change that took place in eleven different former Communist nations. more...

  • Autopsy For An Empireby Dmitri Volkogonov

    Free Press 1999; US$ 36.95

    The late Dmitri Volkogonov emerged in the last decade of his life as the preeminent Russian historian of this century. His crowning achievement is the account of the seven General Secretaries of the Soviet Empire in Autopsy for an Empire , a book that tells the entire history of the Soviet failure. Having utilized his still-unequaled access to the... more...

  • Journey into the Whirlwindby Eugenia Ginzburg

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2002; US$ 14.99

    Both witness to and victim of Stalin?s reign of terror, a courageous woman tells the story of her harrowing eighteen-year odyssey through Russia?s prisons and labor camps. Translated by Paul Stevenson and Max Hayward. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book more...

  • Death of a Dissidentby Alex Goldfarb; Marina Litvinenko

    Free Press 2010; US$ 27.00

    The assassination of former Russian intelligence officer Alexander "Sasha" Litvinenko in November 2006 -- poisoned by the rare radioactive element polonium -- caused an international sensation. Within a few short weeks, the fit forty-three-year-old lay gaunt, bald, and dying in a hospital, the victim of a "tiny nuclear bomb." Suspicions swirled around... more...

  • Disinformationby Ion Mihai Pacepa; Ronald Rychlak

    WND Books 2013; US$ 19.95

    "This remarkable book will change the way you look at intelligence, foreign affairs, the press, and much else besides." -- R. James Woolsey, former Director of Central Intelligence The highest-ranking Soviet bloc intelligence official ever to defect to the West, Lt. Gen. Ion Mihai Pacepa is at it again. A quarter century ago, in his international... more...

  • Dropping the Torchby Nicholas Evan Sarantakes

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 28.00

    Dropping the Torch: Jimmy Carter, the Olympic Boycott, and the Cold War offers a diplomatic history of the 1980 Olympic boycott. more...

  • The Limits of Partnershipby Angela E. Stent

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 24.95

    The Limits of Partnership is a riveting narrative about U.S.-Russian relations from the Soviet collapse through the Ukraine crisis and the difficult challenges ahead. It reflects the unique perspective of an insider who is also recognized as a leading expert on this troubled relationship. American presidents have repeatedly attempted to forge a... more...

  • To Kill Rasputinby Andrew Cook

    The History Press 2011; US$ 14.57

    The murder of Rasputin on the night of 16-17 December 1916 has always seemed extraordinary: first he was poisoned, then shot and finally drowned in a frozen river by Russian aristocrats fearful of his influence on Tsar Nicholas II and Tsarina Alexandra. Or was he? Dramatic new evidence from previously unpublished documents, diaries, forensic reports... more...