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Russia (Pre- & Post-Soviet Union)

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  • The Essential Marxby Leon Trotsky; Karl Marx

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 8.95

    Shortly before he was assassinated in 1940, Leon Trotsky ? one of Marx's most devoted converts and a key figure in the Russian Revolution ? made this selection from Capital, to which he appended his own lengthy and insightful introduction. Compact and fascinating, this invaluable work not only presents Marx's thoughts in his own words but also places... more...

  • Favorite Russian Fairy Talesby Arthur Ransome

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 4.00

    Six tales of witches, and wizardry, perilous journeys, wise animals, frightful giants and beautiful princesses, among them the legendary Fire-Bird, and more. Newly reset in large, easy-to-read type, with 6 new illustrations. more...

  • A Backpack, a Bear, and Eight Crates of Vodkaby Lev Golinkin

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 25.95

    A compelling story of two intertwined journeys: a Jewish refugee family fleeing persecution and a young man seeking to reclaim a shattered past. In the twilight of the Cold War (the late 1980s), nine-year old Lev Golinkin and his family cross the Soviet border with only ten suitcases, $600, and the vague promise of help awaiting in Vienna. Years later,... more...

  • Putin's Kleptocracyby Karen Dawisha

    Simon & Schuster 2014; US$ 30.00

    The raging question in the world today is who is the real Vladimir Putin and what are his intentions. Karen Dawisha?s brilliant Putin?s Kleptocracy provides an answer, describing how Putin got to power, the cabal he brought with him, the billions they have looted, and his plan to restore the Greater Russia. Russian scholar Dawisha describes and... more...

  • Russia and The Commonwealth of Independent States 2013by M. Wesley Shoemaker

    Stryker Post 2013; US$ 16.99

    Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States deals with the twelve independent republics that became members of the Commonwealth of Independent States following the collapse of the Soviet Union in December 1992. more...

  • Stalingradby Jochen Hellbeck; Christopher Tauchen

    PublicAffairs 2015; US$ 29.99

    Just days after the Germans surrendered at Stalingrad, legendary Red Army sniper Vasily Zaytsev described the horrors he witnessed during the five-month long conflict: “one sees the young girls, the children who hang from trees in the park... I have unsteady nerves and I'm constantly shaking.? He was being interviewed, along with 214 other men and... more...

  • Towards the Flameby Dominic Lieven

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 40.00

    The Russian decision to mobilize in July 1914 may have been the single most catastrophic choice of the modern era. Some articulate, thoughtful figures around the Tsar understood Russia's fragility, and yet they were shouted down by those who were convinced that, despite Germany's patent military superiority, Russian greatness required decisive action.... more...

  • Curative Powersby Paula Michaels

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2003; US$ 25.95

    Finalist, PEN Center USA Literary Awards, Research Nonfiction Rich in oil and strategically located between Russia and China, Kazakhstan is one of the most economically and geopolitically important of the so-called Newly Independent States that emerged after the USSR's collapse. Yet little is known in the West about the region's turbulent history... more...

  • Equality and Revolutionby Rochelle Goldberg Ruthchild

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2010; US$ 27.95

    On July 20, 1917, Russia became the world?s first major power to grant women the right to vote and hold public office. Yet in the wake of the October Revolution later that year, the foundational organizations and individuals who pioneered the suffragist cause were all but erased from Russian history. The women?s movement, when mentioned at all, is... more...

  • Models Of Natureby Douglas R. Weiner

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2000; US$ 24.95

    Models of Nature studies the early and turbulent years of the Soviet conservation movement from the October Revolution to the mid-1930s?Lenin?s rule to the rise of Stalin. This new edition includes an afterword by the author that reflects upon the study's impact and discusses advances in the field since the book was first published. more...