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- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 155.00
In the nineteenth century, as the Russian empire expanded eastwards and the Japanese empire expanded onto the Asian continent, the Russo-Japanese border became contested on and around the island of Sakhalin, its Russian name, or Karafuto, as it is known in Japanese. Then in the wake of the Second World War, Russia seized control of the island and... more...
- Graywolf Press 2012; US$ 16.99
"Spufford cunningly maps out a literary genre of his own . . . Freewheeling and fabulous." --The Times (London) Strange as it may seem, the gray, oppressive USSR was founded on a fairy tale. It was built on the twentieth-century magic called "the planned economy," which was going to gush forth an abundance of good things that the lands of... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015; US$ 27.99
A revelatory and pathbreaking account of the highly secretive world of the Soviet intelligence services A uniquely comprehensive and rich account of the Soviet intelligence services, Jonathan Haslam's Near and Distant Neighbors charts the labyrinthine story of Soviet intelligence from the October Revolution to the end of the Cold War.... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2001; US$ 16.00
From one of our greatest historians, a magnificent reckoning with the modern world's most fateful idea. With astonishing authority and clarity, Richard Pipes has fused a lifetime's scholarship into a single focused history of Communism, from its hopeful birth as a theory to its miserable death as a practice. At its heart, the book is a history of... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 28.00
Examines in depth three waves of democratic change that took place in eleven different former Communist nations. more...
- 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...
- Random House Australia 2010; US$ 14.19
'Thomas Keneally is one of the historical novel's most expert practitioners, and his new book sees him back on the form that produced Schindler's Ark . Giles Foden, Guardian Artem Samsurov, a charismatic protege of Lenin and an ardent socialist, reaches sanctuary in Australia after escaping his Siberian labour camp and making a long, perilous journey... more...