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Russia (Pre- & Post-Soviet Union)

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  • Russia at War: From the Mongol Conquest to Afghanistan, Chechnya, and Beyond [2 volumes]by Timothy Dowling

    ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 189.00

    This easy-to-use reference explores the people and events that shaped Russian military history?and impacted Europe, Asia, and the world?over the past eight centuries. more...

  • Women and Work in Russia, 1880-1930by Jane McDermid; Anna Hillyar

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 68.95

    This study considers the impact of industrialisation, revolution and world war on women's working lives in Russia. Unlike existing studies this new text looks at women from all social classes. In the process the authors reveal how the stereotypical portrayal of Russian women's work as a struggle of endurance and sacrifice distorts and oversimplifies... more...

  • The Adolescence of Zhenya Luversby Boris Pasternak

    Philosophical Library/Open Road 2014; US$ 14.99

    An enthralling novelette by Boris Pasternak, the author of Dr. Zhivago , The Adolescence of Zhenya Luvers explores how a thirteen-year-old girl ceases to be a child and becomes a woman in Russia just before the Communist Revolution. The story examines the world through the reminiscences of a young girl and explores such themes as nature and how... more...

  • Stalinby Stephen Kotkin

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 19.99

    A magnificent new biography that revolutionizes our understanding of Stalin and his world It has the quality of myth: a poor cobbler?s son, a seminarian from an oppressed outer province of the Russian empire, reinvents himself as a top leader in a band of revolutionary zealots. When the band seizes control of the country in the aftermath of total... more...

  • A Backpack, a Bear, and Eight Crates of Vodkaby Lev Golinkin

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 25.95

    A compelling story of two intertwined journeys: a Jewish refugee family fleeing persecution and a young man seeking to reclaim a shattered past. In the twilight of the Cold War (the late 1980s), nine-year old Lev Golinkin and his family cross the Soviet border with only ten suitcases, $600, and the vague promise of help awaiting in Vienna. Years later,... more...

  • Revolutionary Russia, 1891-1991by Orlando Figes

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 28.99

    From the author of A People?s Tragedy , an original reading of the Russian Revolution, examining it not as a single event but as a hundred-year cycle of violence in pursuit of utopian dreams In this elegant and incisive account, Orlando Figes offers an illuminating new perspective on the Russian Revolution. While other historians have focused... 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...

  • 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

    Unlock your full potential with this revision guide which focuses on the key content and skills you need to know for Edexcel AS History: Stalin's Russia, 1924-53. Written by experienced teachers, this series closely combines the content of Edexcel AS History: Stalin's Russia, 1924-53 with revision activities and advice on exam technique. Each... 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...