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Russia (Pre- & Post-Soviet Union)

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  • The Romanovsby Simon Sebag Montefiore

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2016; US$ 35.00

    The Romanovs were the most successful dynasty of modern times, ruling a sixth of the world?s surface for three centuries. How did one family turn a war-ruined principality into the world?s greatest empire? And how did they lose it all?   This is the intimate story of twenty tsars and tsarinas, some touched by genius, some by madness, but all inspired... more...

  • Nothing is True and Everything is Possibleby Peter Pomerantsev

    Faber & Faber 2015; US$ 11.66

    A journey into the glittering, surreal heart of 21st century Russia: into the lives of Hells Angels convinced they are messiahs, professional killers with the souls of artists, bohemian theatre directors turned Kremlin puppet-masters, supermodel sects, post-modern dictators and oligarch revolutionaries. This is a world erupting with new money... more...

  • Red Noticeby Bill Browder

    Transworld 2015; US$ 12.68

    November 2009. An emaciated young lawyer, Sergei Magnitsky, is led to a freezing isolation cell in a Moscow prison, handcuffed to a bed rail, and beaten to death by eight police officers. His crime? To testify against the Russian Interior Ministry officials who were involved in a conspiracy to steal $230 million of taxes paid to the state by one of... more...

  • The Romanovsby Simon Sebag Montefiore

    Orion 2016; US$ 31.99

    The Romanovs were the most successful dynasty of modern times, ruling a sixth of the world's surface. How did one family turn a war-ruined principality into the world's greatest empire? And how did they lose it all? This is the intimate story of twenty tsars and tsarinas, some touched by genius, some by madness, but all inspired by holy autocracy... more...

  • A History of Russia and Its Empireby Kees Boterbloem

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2013; US$ 40.99

    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$ 20.99

    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...

  • Lenin's Tombby David Remnick

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 18.00

    In the tradition of John Reed's classic Ten Days That Shook the World , this bestselling account of the collapse of the Soviet Union combines the global vision of the best historical scholarship with the immediacy of eyewitness journalism. "A moving illumination . . . Remnick is the witness for us all." ?Wall Street Journal. more...

  • Dead Mountainby Donnie Eichar

    Chronicle Books LLC 2013; US$ 11.99

    In February 1959, a group of nine experienced hikers in the Russian Ural Mountains died mysteriously on an elevation known as Dead Mountain. Eerie aspects of the incident?unexplained violent injuries, signs that they cut open and fled the tent without proper clothing or shoes, a strange final photograph taken by one of the hikers, and elevated levels... more...

  • Russia at War: From the Mongol Conquest to Afghanistan, Chechnya, and Beyond [2 volumes]by Timothy Dowling

    ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 189.00

    Russian military history is an often-overlooked field. Yet Russia is and has long been an important player in global politics, and its military exploits have been central to its role on the world stage. This study of Russia's military past provides insights into European and U.S. history, including the conduct of the two World Wars and the Cold War,... more...