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Russia (Pre- & Post-Soviet Union)

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  • The Russian Revolutionby James Mavor

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 52.95

    The revolutionary movements of 1905-1907 formed the first stage of the Russian Revolution, followed by an interval of peace and economic prosperity, but the outbreak of WWI and social unrest led to further revolutionary action in 1917 resulting in the abdication and murder of Tsar Nicholas II and the creation of the Soviet Union. Originally published... more...

  • Rasputin and Other Ironiesby Teffi; Rose France; Robert Chandler; Anne Marie Jackson

    Pushkin Press 2016; US$ 10.19

    A new collection of Teffi's best autobiographical non-fiction writings Ranging from portraits of Rasputin and Lenin to observations on the Russian Revolution, and from profiles of cultural figures to moving domestic scenes, this short collection includes writings by the inimitable Teffi never before published in English. Everything is here - politics,... more...

  • Rasputinby Douglas Smith

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2016; US$ 35.99

    On the centenary of the death of Rasputin comes a definitive biography that will dramatically change our understanding of this fascinating figure A hundred years after his murder, Rasputin continues to excite the popular imagination as the personification of evil. Numerous biographies, novels, and films recount his mysterious rise to power... more...

  • Reconsidering Stagnation in the Brezhnev Eraby Dina Fainberg; Artemy M. Kalinovsky; Sari Autio-Sarasmo; Natalya Chernyshova; Courtney Doucette; Juliane Fürst; Anna Geltzer; Simon Huxtable; Simo Mikkonen; Christian Noack; Andrey Shcherbenok; Lewis H. Siegelbaum

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 84.99

    This collection brings together an interdisciplinary array of scholars of late socialism in the U.S.S.R. and challenges the dominant narrative of stagnation during the Brezhnev era. It demonstrates that the political and intellectual class remained ideologically committed, recognized systemic challenges, and embarked on a creative search for solutions.... more...

  • The Struggle to Save the Soviet Economyby Chris Miller

    The University of North Carolina Press 2016; US$ 28.99

    The economic system forged by Stalin had many faults--the abuse of workers and the waste of resources on a massive scale among them. But for half a century the Soviet economy was stable. Why, then, did it suddenly collapse in the late 1980s, only a few years after Mikhail Gorbachev came to power? In this groundbreaking study, Chris Miller shows that... more...

  • Exploring Russia in the Elizabethan commonwealthby Felicity Stout

    Manchester University Press 2015; US$ 104.99 US$ 90.29

    Exploring Russia in the Elizabethan Commonwealth tells the story of English relations with Russia, from the 'strange and wonderfull discoverie' of the land and Elizabeth I's correspondence with Ivan the Terrible, to the corruption of the Muscovy Company and the Elizabethan regime's censorship of politically sensitive representations of Russia. Focusing... more...

  • Threads of Empireby Charles R. Steinwedel

    Indiana University Press 2016; US$ 44.99

    Threads of Empire examines how Russia?s imperial officials and intellectual elites made and maintained their authority among the changing intellectual and political currents in Eurasia from the mid-16th century to the revolution of 1917. The book focuses on a region 750 miles east of Moscow known as Bashkiria. The region was split nearly evenly between... more...

  • Wolfhounds and Polar Bearsby John M. House

    University of Alabama Press 2016; US$ 49.95

    In the final months of World War I, President Woodrow Wilson and many US allies decided to intervene in Siberia in order to protect Allied wartime and business interests, among them the Trans-Siberian Railroad, from the turmoil surrounding the Russian Revolution. American troops would remain until April 1920 with some of our allies keeping troops... more...

  • Laraby Anna Pasternak

    HarperCollins 2017; US$ 20.99

    The heartbreaking story of the love affair between Boris Pasternak, the author of Doctor Zhivago, and Olga Ivinskaya?the true tragedy behind the timeless classic When Stalin came into power in 1924, the Communist government began persecuting dissident writers. Though Stalin spared the life of Boris Pasternak?whose novel-in-progress,  Doctor Zhivago,... more...

  • Only One Yearby Svetlana Alliluyeva

    HarperCollins 2017; US$ 11.99

    After the success of her New York Times -bestselling childhood memoir Twenty Letters to a Friend , Josef Stalin?s daughter Svetlana Alliluyeva?subject of Rosemary Sullivan?s critically acclaimed biography Stalin?s Daughter ?penned this riveting account of her year-long journey to defect from the USSR and start a new life in America. The story... more...