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Russia (Pre- & Post-Soviet Union)

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  • 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...

  • Secondhand Timeby Svetlana Alexievich; Bela Shayevich

    Random House Publishing Group 2016; US$ 30.00

    The magnum opus and latest work from Svetlana Alexievich, the 2015 winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature?a symphonic oral history about the disintegration of the Soviet Union and the emergence of a new Russia When the Swedish Academy awarded Svetlana Alexievich the Nobel Prize, it cited her for inventing ?a new kind of literary genre,? describing... more...

  • The Whisperersby Orlando Figes

    Penguin Books Ltd 2008; US$ 16.91

    Drawing on a huge range of sources - letters, memoirs, conversations - Orlando Figes tells the story of how Russians tried to endure life under Stalin. Those who shaped the political system became, very frequently, its victims. Those who were its victims were frequently quite blameless. The Whisperers recreates the sort of maze in which Russians... more...

  • The Battle for Mozambiqueby Stephen A. Emerson

    Helion & Company 2014; US$ 16.99

    The sixteen-year-long war in Mozambique between the Frelimo government and Renamo rebels remains one of the most overlooked and misunderstood of the conflicts that raged across Africa during the height of the Cold War. While usually viewed as mere sideshow to more high-profile wars in Angola, Rhodesia and within apartheid South Africa itself, it nonetheless... more...

  • Access to History for the IB Diploma: The Cold Warby David Williamson; Ruth D`Rozario

    Hodder Education 2015; US$ 31.98

    A new book for Paper 2, World History Topic 12: The Cold War: Superpower Tensions and Rivalries (20th Century) Readable and rigorous coverage that gives you the depth of knowledge and skills development required for the Diploma. Provides: - Reliable, clear and in-depth narrative from topic experts - Analysis of the historiography surrounding key debates... 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...

  • 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...