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Russia (Pre- & Post-Soviet Union)

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  • In the Shadow of the Red Bannerby Yitzhak Arad

    Gefen Publishing House 2010; US$ 9.99

    Over 500,000 Jews fought under the Soviet banner in World War Two, of which an approximate 40 percent gave their lives the highest percentage of all the nations of the Soviet Union and among all the other nations that fought in the Second World War. Dr. Arad now sets the record straight on the immense contribution of Soviet Jewry in the battle against... more...

  • Into the Cosmosby James T. Andrews; Asif A. Siddiqi

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2011; US$ 28.95

    The launch of the Sputnik satellite in October 1957 changed the course of human history. In the span of a few years, Soviets sent the first animal into space, the first man, and the first woman. These events were a direct challenge to the United States and the capitalist model that claimed ownership of scientific aspiration and achievement.      ... 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...

  • Land of the Bearby Denny Geurink

    Publish on Demand Global LLC 2014; US$ 9.99

    This fascinating book relates all the excitement, mystery, danger, and adventure of living and traveling in Siberia. It all started back in 1991, when I received an invitation via the Gorbachev government, in conjunction with a mining company working with the Soviet Union, to visit, write about, photograph, and film what the country had to offer American... more...

  • Letters from Russiaby Astolphe De Custine; Anka Muhlstein

    New York Review Books 2012; US$ 24.95

    The Marquis de Custine?s record of his trip to Russia in 1839 is a brilliantly perceptive, even prophetic, account of one of the world?s most fascinating and troubled countries. It is also a wonderful piece of travel writing. Custine, who met with people in all walks of life, including the Czar himself, offers vivid descriptions of St. Petersburg... more...

  • Mao and the Sino?Soviet Partnership, 1945?1959by Zhihua Shen; Yafeng Xia

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 109.99

    Based on archival materials from several countries, especially China, , interviews, and more than twenty years of research on the subject, Zhihua Shen and Yafeng Xia offer a comprehensive look at the Sino?Soviet alliance from the end of the World War II through 1959, when the alliance ended as a result of foreign and domestic policies. Mao and... more...

  • Medieval Russian Ornament in Full Colorby Moscow Museum of Art

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 21.95

    Over 1,000 motifs reprinted from a rare book of design first published in France in 1870. Presents ornate Cyrillic and Greek letters, corners, borders, page heads, and more as they appeared in illuminated Russian manuscripts dating from the 10th through the 16th centuries. Royalty-free. more...

  • Models Of Natureby Douglas R. Weiner

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2000; US$ 27.95

    Models of Nature studies the early and turbulent years of the Soviet conservation movement from the October Revolution to the mid-1930s?Lenin?s rule to the rise of Stalin. This new edition includes an afterword by the author that reflects upon the study's impact and discusses advances in the field since the book was first published. more...

  • My Lifeby Leon Trotsky

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 18.95

    The only Bolshevik leader to write his memoirs, Leon Trotsky published this remarkable book in 1930, the first year of a perilous, decade-long exile that ended with his assassination in Mexico. Expelled from the Communist party and deported from the Soviet Union, the former People's Commissar for Foreign Affairs recalled his lifelong struggle in the... more...

  • Nazi Empire-Building and the Holocaust in Ukraineby Wendy Lower

    The University of North Carolina Press 2006; US$ 29.99

    On 16 July 1941, Adolf Hitler convened top Nazi leaders at his headquarters in East Prussia to dictate how they would rule the newly occupied eastern territories. Ukraine, the "jewel" in the Nazi empire, would become a German colony administered by Heinrich Himmler's SS and police, Hermann Goring's economic plunderers, and a host of other satraps.... more...