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Russia (Pre- & Post-Soviet Union)

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  • 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 Soviet Union under Brezhnevby William J. Tompson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 43.99

    The Soviet Union Under Brezhnev provides an accessible post-Soviet perspective on the history of the USSR from the mid-1960?s to the mid-1980?s. It challenges both the ?evil empire? image of the USSR that was widespread in the early 1980?s and the ?stagnation? label attached to the period by Soviet reformers under Gorbachev. The book makes use... more...

  • Longman Companion to Imperial Russia, 1689-1917by David Longley

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 73.95

    This is the first book of its kind to draw together information on the major events in Russian history from 1695 to 1917 - covering the eventful period from the accession of Peter the Great to the fall of Nicholas II. Not only is a vast amount of material on key events and topics brought together, but the book also contains fascinating background... 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...

  • Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Womanby Robert K. Massie

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 20.00

    ?[A] tale of power, perseverance and passion . . . a great story in the hands of a master storyteller.?? The Wall Street Journal   The Pulitzer Prize?winning author of Peter the Great, Nicholas and Alexandra, and The Romanovs returns with another masterpiece of narrative biography, the extraordinary story of an obscure German princess... more...

  • Olga's Storyby Stephanie Williams

    Doubleday Canada 2011; US$ 22.95

    When Canadian journalist Stephanie Williams set out to discover her Russian grandmother? s long-lost history, what she unearthed was this stunning, sprawling portrait of a life lived on the grand stage of the 20th century. Born in remote Siberia in 1900, Olga Yunter was the youngest of five children. As a teenager during the Revolution, she was... more...

  • T-62 Main Battle Tank 1965-2005by Steven Zaloga; Tony Bryan

    Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 13.95

    The Soviet Army hastily developed the T-62 in a struggle to compete against the rapid proliferation of NATO tanks in the 1960s. It was essentially a modification of the widely-manufactured T-55 tank with the addition of a new 115mm gun. Within the USSR itself, the T-62 was quickly superseded, but it was widely exported, becoming a critical component... more...