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Russia (Pre- & Post-Soviet Union)

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  • The Last Tsarby Edvard Radzinsky

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 20.00

    Russian playwright and historian Radzinsky mines  sources never before available to create a  fascinating portrait of the monarch, and a  minute-by-minute account of his terrifying last days.   Updated For The Paperback Edition . From the Trade Paperback edition. more...

  • Russiaby Philip Longworth

    St. Martin's Press 2006; US$ 8.99

    Russia's Empires explores the dynamics of Russia's past through time and space, from the nameless adventurers who first penetrated this vast, inhospitable terrain to a cast of dynamic characters that includes Ivan the Terrible, Catherine the Great and Stalin. The narrative takes in the magnficent, historic cities of Kiev, Moscow and St. Petersburg;... more...

  • Russia Under the Bolshevik Regimeby Richard Pipes

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 21.00

    Pipes is a widely recognized authority on Russia and is currently Baird professor of History at Harvard University. This is the final volume in his magisterial history of the Russian Revolution, covering the period from the outbreak of the Civil War in 1918 to Lenin's death in 1924. From the Trade Paperback edition. more...

  • Lenin's Private Warby Lesley Chamberlain

    St. Martin's Press 2007; US$ 19.99

    In 1922, Lenin personally drew up a list of some 160 'undesirable' intellectuals - mostly philosophers, academics, scientists and journalists - to be deported from the new Soviet State. 'We're going to cleanse Russia once and for all' he wrote to Stalin, whose job it was to oversee the deportation. Two ships sailed from Petrograd that autumn, taking... more...

  • The Birth of the Propaganda Stateby Peter Kenez

    Cambridge University Press 1985; US$ 41.00

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

  • Minority Ethnic Mobilization in the Russian Federationby Dmitry P. Gorenburg

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 55.00

    Discusses the spread of nationalism in the Soviet Union and the Russian Federation. more...

  • Is Journalism Worth Dying For?by Anna Politkovskaya; Arch Tait

    Melville House 2011; US$ 19.95

    A collection of final dispatches by the famed journalist, including the first translation of the work that may have led to her murder Anna Politkovskaya won international fame for her courageous reporting. Is Journalism Worth Dying For? is a long-awaited collection of her final writing. Beginning with a brief introduction by the author about... more...

  • Echoes of a Native Landby Serge Schmemann

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 19.00

    Tracing the lives of his Russian forebears, Serge Schmemann, Pulitzer Prize-winning foreign correspondent for the New York Times , tells a remarkable story that spans the past two hundred years of Russian history. First, he draws on a family archive rich in pictorial as well as documentary treasure to bring us into the prerevolutionary life of the... more...

  • The AK-47by Gordon Rottman; Johnny Shumate

    Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 15.95

    The Kalashnikov AK-47 is the most ubiquitous assault rifle in the world, with more AK-47s and its variants in use than any other individual small arm. Created by Senior Sergeant Mikhail Kalashnikov, and first adopted by the USSR soon after World War II (1939-1945), its production continues to this day, with an estimated 75 million produced worldwide.... more...

  • Russiaby Martin Sixsmith

    Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 15.41

    Russia is a country of contradictions: a nation of cultural refinement and artistic originality and yet also a country that rules by 'the iron fist'. In this riveting history, Martin Sixsmith shows how Russia's complex identity has been formed over a thousand years, and how it can help us understand its often baffling behaviour at home and abroad.... more...