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- 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...
- Algonquin Books 2013; US$ 15.95
In 1939, tiny Finland waged war-the kind of war that spawns legends-against the mighty Soviet Union, and yet their epic struggle has been largely ignored. Guerrillas on skis, heroic single-handed attacks on tanks, unfathomable endurance, and the charismatic leadership of one of this century's true military geniuses-these are the elements of both... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 100.00
Based on over 130 interviews with criminals, law enforcement officials and government representatives from post-Soviet Georgia, Ukraine and Kyrgyzstan, this book situates organized crime in the debate on state formation and examines the diverging patterns in organized crime following the aftermath of these countries' Coloured Revolutions. more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 20.00
The story of the love that ended an empire In this commanding book, Pulitzer Prize?winning author Robert K. Massie sweeps readers back to the extraordinary world of Imperial Russia to tell the story of the Romanovs? lives: Nicholas?s political naïveté, Alexandra?s obsession with the corrupt mystic Rasputin, and little Alexis?s brave struggle with... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 130.00
From 1941-1944 Leningrad saw by far the largest-scale famine ever to occur in a developed society. This book examines the nature and consequences of the extreme conditions created by the German blockade of Leningrad between September 1941 and January 1944. Using declassified documents from Party and State archives in Moscow and St Petersburg and interviews... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 10.99
In the aftermath of the financial collapse of August 1998, it looked as if Russia's day as a superpower had come and gone. That it should recover and reassert itself after less than a decade is nothing short of an economic and political miracle. Based on extensive research, including several interviews with Vladimir Putin, this revealing book chronicles... more...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2015; US$ 35.00
One of the world?s leading scholars offers a fresh interpretation of the linked origins of World War I and the Russian Revolution World War I and the Russian Revolution together shaped the twentieth century in profound ways. In The End of Tsarist Russia, acclaimed scholar Dominic Lieven connects for the first time the two events, providing both... more...
- Hodder Education 2015; Not Available
Give your students the best chance of success with this tried and tested series, combining in-depth analysis, engaging narrative and accessibility. Access to History is the most popular, trusted and wide-ranging series for A Level History students. This title: - Supports the content and assessment requirements of the 2015 A Level History specifications... more...
- University of Pittsburgh Press 2015; US$ 65.00
Poland and Russia have a long relationship that encompasses centuries of mutual antagonism, war, and conquest. The twentieth century has been particularly intense, including world wars, revolution, massacres, national independence, and decades of communist rule?for both countries. Since the collapse of communism, historians in both countries have... more...