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Russia (Pre- & Post-Soviet Union)

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  • Through Soviet Jewish Eyesby David Shneer

    Rutgers University Press 2010; US$ 39.95

    Most view the relationship of Jews to the Soviet Union through the lens of repression and silence. Focusing on an elite group of two dozen Soviet-Jewish photographers, including Arkady Shaykhet, Alexander Grinberg, Mark Markov-Grinberg, Evgenii Khaldei, Dmitrii Baltermants, and Max Alpert, Through Soviet Jewish Eyes presents a different picture.... more...

  • Assured Victory: How "Stalin the Great" Won the War, but Lost the Peaceby Albert Weeks

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 49.00

    A detailed reexamination of historical facts indicates that Stalin could deserve to be regarded as a "great leader." Yet Stalin clearly failed as his nation's leader in a post-World War II milieu, where he delivered the Cold War instead of rapid progress and global cooperation. It is the proof of both Stalin's brilliance and blunders that makes him... more...

  • Two Shining Soulsby James Cracraft

    Lexington Books 2012; US$ 82.99

    In Two Shining Souls , Cracraft explores the decades-long encounter of Jane Addams (1860-1935), the famous American social reformer and peace activist, with Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910), the acclaimed Russian writer and sage. This hitherto untold story highlights the crisis in global pacifism precipitated by World War I. Never before had the quest... more...

  • The Cominternby Duncan Hallas

    Haymarket Books 2016; US$ 15.00

    The Comintern, from its years as a school of strategy and tactics, to its Stalinist demise. more...

  • One Night in Winterby Simon Sebag Montefiore

    Random House 2013; US$ 11.27

    Winner of the Political Fiction Book of the Year 2014. By the author of the world-wide bestsellers, Jerusalem , and Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar , and based on a true story, a heart-breaking, addictively readable love story set in Stalin's Russia. If your children were forced to testify against you, what terrible secrets would they... more...

  • Rethinking the Soviet Experienceby Stephen F. Cohen

    Oxford University Press 1986; US$ 24.99 US$ 21.49

    This wide ranging volume cuts through Cold War stereotypes of the Soviet Union to arrive at fresh interpretations of that country's traumatic history and its present-day political realities. Replacing simplistic explanations of Soviet development, Cohen challenges the popular view of the USSR as a totalitarian monolith and examines the possibilities... more...

  • Russia's Struggle With Modernity 1815-1929by Nick Shepley

    Andrews UK 2013; US$ 4.49

    In 1917 Czarist Russia collapsed during the catastrophe of the First World War, but the tensions that had accumulated inside the empire for a century due to the challenges that modernisation presented were the real seeds of her undoing. The 19th Century was a battle for the soul of Russia, and it decided whether she would embrace liberal democracy... more...

  • Russia and The Commonwealth of Independent States 2013by M. Wesley Shoemaker

    Stryker Post 2013; US$ 20.99

    Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States deals with the twelve independent republics that became members of the Commonwealth of Independent States following the collapse of the Soviet Union in December 1992. more...

  • The GH Kaestlin Collection of Imperial Russian and Zemstvo Stampsby Thomas Lera; Leon Finik

    Smithsonian 2013; US$ 49.95

    A quiet philatelist, George H. Kaestlin joined the original Rossika Society in 1935 along with the better known Theo B. Lavroff and K. Szymanowski. Whereas Lavroff contributed significantly to Russian philately as an author and researcher and Szymanowski was an avid collector, Kaestlin collected privately. Born in Moscow, circa 1893, Kaestlin arrived... more...

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

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2008; US$ 45.99

    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...