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Russia (Pre- & Post-Soviet Union)

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  • 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...

  • The Rise and Fall of the The Soviet Economyby Philip Hanson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 71.95

    Why did the Soviet economic system fall apart? Did the economy simply overreach itself through military spending? Was it the centrally-planned character of Soviet socialism that was at fault? Or did a potentially viable mechanism come apart in Gorbachev's clumsy hands? Does its failure mean that true socialism is never economically viable? The economic... more...

  • Where the Iron Crosses Growby Robert Forczyk

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99

    Nazi and Soviet armies fought over the Crimean Peninsula for three long years using sieges, dozens of amphibious landings, and large scale maneuvers. This definitive English-language work on the savage battle for the Crimea, Where the Iron Crosses Grow sheds new light on this vital aspect of the Eastern Front. The Crimea was one of the crucibles... more...

  • Comradely Greetingsby Slavoj Zizek; Nadezhda Tolokonnikova

    Verso Books 2014; US$ 9.95

    ?We are the rebels asking for the storm, and believing that truth is only to be found in an endless search ... Two years of prison for Pussy Riot is our tribute to a destiny that gave us sharp ears, allowing us to sound the note A when everyone else is used to hearing G flat.? In an extraordinary exchange of letters, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, imprisoned... more...

  • Between East and Westby R. D. Charques

    Pegasus Books 2012; US$ 15.99

    An authoritative short history of Russia, from the mysterious origins of the nation-state to the death of Stalin   A classic work now back in print for the first time since 1956?and still regarded as one of the groundbreaking books on the subject?this narrative history of Russia was the first to encompass the myth-befogged beginnings of the... more...

  • The Russian Civil Warby Evan Mawdsley

    Pegasus Books 2011; US$ 16.99

    A commanding chronicle of the three turbulent years that brought the ironfisted Soviet regime to political power   In St. Petersburg on October 25, 1917, the Bolshevik Party stormed the capital city and seized power over the Russian Provisional Government, which had been operating ineffectively since the abdication of Tsar Nicholas II eight... more...

  • Capitalism Russian-Styleby Thane Gustafson

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 39.00

    Capitalism Russian-Style provides a progress report on the building of capitalism in Russia. 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 1985; US$ 41.00

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