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Russia (Pre- & Post-Soviet Union)

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  • Fyodor Dostoyevsky The Dover Readerby Fyodor Dostoyevsky

    Dover Publications 2016; US$ 6.99

    Noted for his sympathetic portrayals of the downtrodden members of nineteenth-century Russian society, Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821?1881) has exercised immense influence on modern writers. His fiction, rich in philosophical and psychological insights, anticipated the development of psychoanalysis and existentialism. This anthology offers an excellent introduction... more...

  • Soviet Soft Power in Polandby Patryk Babiracki

    The University of North Carolina Press 2015; US$ 36.99

    Concentrating on the formative years of the Cold War from 1943 to 1957, Patryk Babiracki reveals little-known Soviet efforts to build a postwar East European empire through culture. Babiracki argues that the Soviets involved in foreign cultural outreach tried to use "soft power" in order to galvanize broad support for the postwar order in the emerging... more...

  • The Russian Revolutionby James Mavor

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 52.95

    The revolutionary movements of 1905-1907 formed the first stage of the Russian Revolution, followed by an interval of peace and economic prosperity, but the outbreak of WWI and social unrest led to further revolutionary action in 1917 resulting in the abdication and murder of Tsar Nicholas II and the creation of the Soviet Union. Originally published... more...

  • Reconsidering Stagnation in the Brezhnev Eraby Dina Fainberg; Artemy M. Kalinovsky; Sari Autio-Sarasmo; Natalya Chernyshova; Courtney Doucette; Juliane Fürst; Anna Geltzer; Simon Huxtable; Simo Mikkonen; Christian Noack; Andrey Shcherbenok; Lewis H. Siegelbaum

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 84.99

    This collection brings together an interdisciplinary array of scholars of late socialism in the U.S.S.R. and challenges the dominant narrative of stagnation during the Brezhnev era. It demonstrates that the political and intellectual class remained ideologically committed, recognized systemic challenges, and embarked on a creative search for solutions.... more...

  • The Struggle to Save the Soviet Economyby Chris Miller

    The University of North Carolina Press 2016; US$ 28.99

    For half a century the Soviet economy was inefficient but stable. In the late 1980s, to the surprise of nearly everyone, it suddenly collapsed. Why did this happen? And what role did Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev's economic reforms play in the country's dissolution? In this groundbreaking study, Chris Miller shows that Gorbachev and his allies tried... more...

  • Rasputinby Douglas Smith

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2016; US$ 35.99

    On the centenary of the death of Rasputin comes a definitive biography that will dramatically change our understanding of this fascinating figure A hundred years after his murder, Rasputin continues to excite the popular imagination as the personification of evil. Numerous biographies, novels, and films recount his mysterious rise to power... more...

  • Exploring Russia in the Elizabethan commonwealthby Felicity Stout

    Manchester University Press 2015; US$ 104.99 US$ 90.29

    Exploring Russia in the Elizabethan Commonwealth tells the story of English relations with Russia, from the 'strange and wonderfull discoverie' of the land and Elizabeth I's correspondence with Ivan the Terrible, to the corruption of the Muscovy Company and the Elizabethan regime's censorship of politically sensitive representations of Russia. Focusing... more...

  • Wolfhounds and Polar Bearsby John M. House

    University of Alabama Press 2016; US$ 49.95

    In the final months of World War I, President Woodrow Wilson and many US allies decided to intervene in Siberia in order to protect Allied wartime and business interests, among them the Trans-Siberian Railroad, from the turmoil surrounding the Russian Revolution. American troops would remain until April 1920 with some of our allies keeping troops... more...

  • Threads of Empireby Charles R. Steinwedel

    Indiana University Press 2016; US$ 44.99

    Threads of Empire examines how Russia?s imperial officials and intellectual elites made and maintained their authority among the changing intellectual and political currents in Eurasia from the mid-16th century to the revolution of 1917. The book focuses on a region 750 miles east of Moscow known as Bashkiria. The region was split nearly evenly between... more...

  • Laraby Anna Pasternak

    HarperCollins 2017; US$ 20.99

    The heartbreaking story of the love affair between Boris Pasternak, the author of Doctor Zhivago, and Olga Ivinskaya?the true tragedy behind the timeless classic When Stalin came into power in 1924, the Communist government began persecuting dissident writers. Though Stalin spared the life of Boris Pasternak?whose novel-in-progress,  Doctor Zhivago,... more...