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Russia (Pre- & Post-Soviet Union)

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  • 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...

  • Rethinking the Soviet Experienceby Stephen F. Cohen

    Oxford University Press 1985; 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Blood Libel in Late Imperial Russiaby Robert Weinberg

    Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 20.99

    On Sunday, March 20, 1911, children playing in a cave near Kiev made a gruesome discovery: the blood-soaked body of a partially clad boy. After right-wing groups asserted that the killing was a ritual murder, the police, with no direct evidence, arrested Menachem Mendel Beilis, a 39-year-old Jewish manager at a factory near the site of the crime.... more...

  • Russia's Diamond Colonyby John Tichotsky

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 100.00

    First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • The Kremlin's Nuclear Swordby Steven J. Zaloga

    Smithsonian 2014; US$ 34.95

    The prevailing Western view of Russia?s Cold War strategic nuclear weapons policy is that it resulted from a two-part interplay between the leaders of the Communist Party and the military. Steven J. Zaloga has found that a third contributor?the Russian defense industry?also played a vital role. Drawing from elusive Russian source material and interviews... more...