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Russia (Pre- & Post-Soviet Union)

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  • Women and Work in Russia, 1880-1930by Jane Mcdermid; Anna Hillyar

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 68.95

    This study considers the impact of industrialisation, revolution and world war on women's working lives in Russia. Unlike existing studies this new text looks at women from all social classes. In the process the authors reveal how the stereotypical portrayal of Russian women's work as a struggle of endurance and sacrifice distorts and oversimplifies... more...

  • Épisode de l'histoire de Russieby Prosper Mérimée; Ligaran

    Primento Digital Publishing 2015; US$ 2.99

    Extrait : "Ivan IV, tsar et grand-duc de Russie, mourut en 1584, après un long règne. Les étrangers, ses contemporains, l'ont surnommé le Bourreau ; les Russes l'appellent encore Ivan le Terrible. Pour ses sujets seulement, il fut terrible, car ni les Polonais ni les Tartares ne le virent sur un champ de bataille. Ce n'était qu'un tyran grossier et... more...

  • Beslanby Timothy Phillips

    Granta Publications 2014; US$ 11.99

    'Timothy Phillips ... has reconstructed from the testimony of many hundreds of witnesses the hellish events of that September ... His work is a fit memorial to the dead' Literary Review more...

  • The Birth of the Propaganda Stateby Peter Kenez

    Cambridge University Press 1985; US$ 36.00

    Peter Kenez's comprehensive study on the Soviet propaganda system describes how the Bolshevik Party reached the Russian people. more...

  • Brezhnev's Follyby Christopher J. Ward

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2009; US$ 27.95

    Heralded by Soviet propaganda as the ?Path to the Future,? the Baikal-Amur Mainline Railway (BAM) represented the hopes and dreams of Brezhnev and the Communist Party elite of the late Soviet era. Begun in 1974, and spanning approximately 2,000 miles after twenty-nine years of halting construction, the BAM project was intended to showcase the national... more...

  • A Brief History of the Cold Warby Lee Edwards; Elizabeth Edwards Spalding

    Regnery Publishing 2016; US$ 24.99

    The Cold War was a crucial conflict in American history. At stake was whether the world would be dominated by the forces of totalitarianism led by the Soviet Union, or inspired by the principles of economic and political freedom embodied in the United States. The Cold War established America as the leader of the free world and a global superpower.... more...

  • Capitalism Russian-Styleby Thane Gustafson

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 40.00

    Capitalism Russian-Style provides a progress report on the building of capitalism in Russia. more...

  • Catherine the Greatby Simon Dixon

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 57.95

    Neither a comprehensive 'life and times' nor a conventional biography, this is an engaging and accessible exploration of rulership and monarchial authority in eighteenth century Russia. Its purpose is to see how Catherine II of Russia conceived of her power and how it was represented to her subjects.  Simon Dixon asks essential questions about Catherin'es... more...

  • Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Womanby Robert K. Massie

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 20.00

    ?[A] tale of power, perseverance and passion . . . a great story in the hands of a master storyteller.?? The Wall Street Journal   The Pulitzer Prize?winning author of Peter the Great, Nicholas and Alexandra, and The Romanovs returns with another masterpiece of narrative biography, the extraordinary story of an obscure German princess... more...

  • Chechen Jihadby Yossef Bodansky

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    In this authoritative look at the roots of modern terrorism, Yossef Bodansky, one of the most respected?and best-informed?experts on radical Islamism in the world today, pinpoints the troubled region of Chechnya as a dangerous and little-understood crucible of terror in the struggle between East and West. In his number one New York Times bestseller,... more...