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Russia (Pre- & Post-Soviet Union)

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  • Bread upon the Watersby Robert E. Jones

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2013; US$ 45.00

    In eighteenth-century Russia, as elsewhere in Europe, bread was a dietary staple?truly grain was the staff of economic, social, and political life. Early on Tsar Peter the Great founded St. Petersburg to export goods from Russia?s vast but remote interior and by doing so to drive Russia?s growth and prosperity. But the new city also had to be fed... more...

  • Russia and the Golden Hordeby Charles Halperin

    Indiana University Press 1987; US$ 17.99

    "... an imaginative and dispassionate re-examination of the significance of the Mongol Conquest and its aftermath for Russia?s historical development." ?Slavic Review "On all counts Russia and the Golden Horde infuses the subject with fresh insights and interpretations." ?History "Combining rigorous analysis of the major scholarly findings with... more...

  • Ukraine and Russiaby Serhii Plokhy

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2008; US$ 36.95

    This book makes important assertions not only about the conflicts and negotiations inherent to opposing historiographic traditions, but about ways of overcoming the limitations imposed by those traditions. more...

  • Socialist Funby Gleb Tsipursky

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2016; US$ 29.95

    Most narratives depict Soviet Cold War cultural activities and youth groups as drab and dreary, militant and politicized. In this study Gleb Tsipursky challenges these stereotypes in a revealing portrayal of Soviet youth and state-sponsored popular culture.             The primary local venues... more...

  • Forum für osteuropäische Ideen- und Zeitgeschichteby Leonid Luks; Gunter Dehnert; John Andreas Fuchs; Nikolaus Lobkowicz; Alexei Rybakow

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 30.99

    Since 1997, FORUM has been an integral part of the landscape of European studies. In addition to contemporary history, it offers insights into the history of ideas and reviews books on Central and Eastern European history. It offers more than just historyfor instance, interdisciplinary discussions by political scientists, literary, legal, and economic... more...

  • Stalinby Abraham Ascher

    Oneworld Publications 2016; US$ 14.99

    Joseph Stalin began life as a frail child, with an abusive father and an inferiority complex. This triggered an early desire for greatness and respect that would eventually turn the young Bolshevik idealist into one of the most ruthless dictators in modern history. Like his contemporary, Adolf Hitler, Stalin was responsible for millions of deaths... more...

  • Chasing the Seaby Tom Bissell

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 18.00

    In 1996, Tom Bissell went to Uzbekistan as a na?ve Peace Corps volunteer. Though he lasted only a few months before illness and personal crisis forced him home, Bissell found himself entranced by this remote land. Five years later he returned to explore the shrinking Aral Sea, destroyed by Soviet irrigation policies. Joining up with an exuberant translator... more...

  • Science in the New Russiaby Loren R. Graham; Irina Dezhina

    Indiana University Press 2008; US$ 19.50

    The Russian science establishment was one of the largest in the world, boasting many Nobel prizes, a world-leading space program, and famous schools in mathematics, physics, and other fields. However, when the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, the major financial supports for the scientific community were... more...

  • Portraits of Early Russian Liberalsby Derek Offord

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 35.00 US$ 28.70

    This book studies the work of five Russian liberal thinkers against the general background of Russian history, literature and thought in that period. more...

  • The Chef at Warby Alexis Soyer

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 9.86

    The flamboyant Frenchman Alexis Soyer was the most renowned chef in Victorian England. This is his colourful account of his time at the front in the Crimean War, where he joined British troops in order to improve the quality of the food they were eating. Divulging the secrets of preparing stew for 1000 soldiers, sharing sweetmeats with a Turkish... more...