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Russia (Pre- & Post-Soviet Union)

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  • Unfinished Leninismby Paul Le Blanc

    Haymarket Books 2014; US$ 18.00

    A stimulating collection of essays on the revolutionary socialist Vladimir Lenin that survey fierce controversies over his life and ideas. more...

  • Catherine the Greatby Simon Dixon

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    ?[A] superb biography?.Scholarly, refreshing, commonsensical, and compelling, vividly portraying the charismatic Empress and her times.? ?Simon Sebag Montefiore, author of Sashenka   Simon Dixon?s Catherine the Great is a complete and revealing portrait of an extraordinary leader, chronicling her rise to power and her remarkable reign... more...

  • The Accidental Proletariatby Walter D. Connor

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 50.95

    Walter Connor shows how the seven decades since Stalin launched the First Five Year plan have changed Soviet workers from a disorganized mass of unskilled ex-peasants into something very much like a class--not the working class intended by Lenin and Stalin but a new and powerful "accidental proletariat," produced by forces partly beyond the state's... more...

  • Strikes and Revolution in Russia, 1917by Diane P. Koenker; William G. Rosenberg

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 52.95

    More than seventy years since the Bolsheviks came to power, there is still no comprehensive study of workers' activism in history's first successful workers' revolution. Strikes and Revolution in Russia, 1917 is the first effort in any language to explore this issue in both quantitative and qualitative terms and to relate strikes to the broader processes... more...

  • Stalin's Agent: The Life and Death of Alexander Orlovby Boris Volodarsky

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 23.99

    This is the history of an unprecedented deception operation - the biggest KGB deception of all time. It has never been told in full until now. There are almost certainly people who would like it never to be told. It is the story of General Alexander Orlov. Stalin's most loyal and trusted henchman during the Spanish Civil War, Orlov was also the... more...

  • The Russian Interpreterby Michael Frayn

    Faber & Faber 2009; US$ 10.19

    "A love affair through an interpreter,' said Raya. 'That's a very cultured prospect.' Raya is a mercurial Moscow blonde who speaks no English, and the affair she is embarking upon is with Gordon Proctor-Gould, a visiting British businessman who speaks no Russian. They need an interpreter; which is how Paul Manning is diverted from writing his thesis... more...

  • Welcome to the Desert of Post-Socialismby Srecko Horvat; Igor Stiks

    Verso Books 2015; US$ 26.95

    This volume offers a profound analysis of post-socialist economic and political transformation in the Balkans, involving deeply unequal societies and oligarchical ?democracies.? The contributions deconstruct the persistent imaginary of the Balkans, pervasive among outsiders to the region, who see it as no more than a repository of ethnic conflict,... more...

  • Saving Stalin's Imperial Cityby Steven M. Maddox

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 49.99

    Saving Stalin?s Imperial City is the history of the successes and failures in historic preservation and of Leningraders? determination to honor the memory of the terrible siege the city had endured during World War II. The book stresses the counterintuitive nature of Stalinist policies, which allocated scarce wartime resources to save historic monuments... more...

  • 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...

  • Strategy and Power in Russia 1600-1914by William C. Fuller

    Free Press 1998; US$ 34.95

    A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader. more...