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Russia (Pre- & Post-Soviet Union)

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  • Red Fortressby Catherine Merridale

    Henry Holt and Co. 2013; US$ 35.99

    A magisterial, richly detailed history of the Kremlin, and of the centuries of Russian elites who have shaped it?and been shaped by it in turn The Kremlin is the heart of the Russian state, a fortress whose blood-red walls have witnessed more than eight hundred years of political drama and extraordinary violence. It has been the seat of a priestly... more...

  • The Unquiet Ghostby Adam Hochschild

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2003; US$ 15.95

    Although some twenty million people died during Stalin?s reign of terror, only with the advent of glasnost did Russians begin to confront their memories of that time. In 1991, Adam Hochschild spent nearly six months in Russia talking to gulag survivors, retired concentration camp guards, and countless others. The result is a riveting evocation of... more...

  • A History of Russia and Its Empireby Kees Boterbloem

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2013; US$ 34.99

    This clear and focused text provides an introduction to imperial Russian and Soviet history from the crowning of Mikhail Romanov in 1613 to Vladimir Putin?s new term. Through a consistent chronological narrative, Kees Boterbloem considers the political, military, economic, social, religious, and cultural developments and crucial turning points that... more...

  • Russian and Soviet Historyby Steven A. Usitalo; William Benton Whisenhunt

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2008; US$ 38.99

    An original and thought-provoking text, Russian and Soviet History uses noteworthy themes and important events from Russian history to spark classroom discussion. Consisting of twenty essays written by experts in each area, the book showcases current thinking on Russian cultural, political, economic, and social history from the sixteenth century... more...

  • Behind the Facade of Stalin's Command Economyby Paul Gregory

    Hoover Institution Press 2001; US$ 18.99

    The "red files" revealed. Examining the period from the early 1930s through Stalin's death in 1953—the height of the Stalinist regime—this enlightening book reveals what we have learned from the archives, what has surprised us, and what has confirmed what we already knew. Most of the authors have worked with these archives since they were opened. more...

  • Natasha's Danceby Orlando Figes

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 24.99

    History on a grand scale-an enchanting masterpiece that explores the making of one of the world's most vibrant civilizations A People's Tragedy , wrote Eric Hobsbawm, did "more to help us understand the Russian Revolution than any other book I know." Now, in Natasha's Dance , internationally renowned historian Orlando Figes does the same for... more...

  • The Longest Winterby Meredith Hooper

    John Murray 2010; Not Available

    Scott's Northern Party played an integral role in his iconic last expedition, but how did they survive? Through the eyes of the men involved, Meredith Hooper recounts one of the greatest tales of adventure and endurance, which has often been overshadowed by the tragedy which befell Scott. Their tents were torn, their food was nearly finished and the... more...

  • Understand Stalin's Russia: Teach Yourselfby David Evans

    Hodder & Stoughton 2012; US$ 10.99

    Understand Stalin's Russia is a compelling introduction to a man and a nation long enveloped in mystery. It covers all aspects of this fascinating history, from the shadows of Tsarism and the legacy of Lenin, to the implications of Stalin's rule - including the horrific effects of the five-year plans, and the heroic but costly triumph in the Great... more...

  • Edexcel AS History: Stalin's Russia, 1924-53by Robin Bunce

    Hodder Education 2012; US$ 10.99

    Written by senior examiners and experienced teachers of the course, this student revision workbook for Edexcel AS History Unit 1: Stalin's Russia 1924-53 closely combines course content with revision activities and advice on exam technique. This allows students the opportunity to improve the skills needed to perform well in exam conditions through... more...

  • Enquiring History: The Russian Revolutionby Christopher Culpin

    Hodder Education 2012; US$ 16.99

    Enquiring History: It makes you think! The OFSTED report on school history suggests that the current generation of A Level students have been poorly served by exam-based textbooks which spoon-feed students while failing to enthuse them or develop deeper understandings of studying History. The Schools History Project has risen to this challenge with... more...