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Russia (Pre- & Post-Soviet Union)

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  • The Mannerheim Line 1920-39by Bair Irincheev; Brian Delf

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 13.95

    In the wake of the bloody civil war that followed Finland's independence from Russia in 1917, the border between the two countries was established across the Karelian Isthmus, an area long fought over by Russia, Finland and Sweden in their attempts to dominate the northern tip of Europe. Neither the Soviets nor the Finnish were comfortable with such... more...

  • Rethinking the Soviet Experienceby Stephen F. Cohen

    Oxford University Press, USA 1985; US$ 24.99

    In this wide-ranging and provocative book, Stephen F. Cohen 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. Cohen's lucidly written, revisionist analysis reopens an array of major historical questions. As he probes Soviet history,... more...

  • Russian Security and Paramilitary Forces since 1991by Mark Galeotti; Johnny Shumate

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 14.95

    Whilst under Putin's regime the size of Russia's regular forces has shrunk recently and will continue to do so, its security and paramilitary elements have become increasingly powerful. In fact, recently they have proliferated - as have their special uniforms and kit - and have become disproportionately important, spearheading all recent operations.... more...

  • Among the Russiansby Colin Thubron

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    Here is a fresh perspective on the last tumultuous years of the Soviet Union and an exquisitely poetic travelogue.With a keen grasp of Russia's history, a deep appreciation for its architecture and iconography, and an inexhaustible enthusiasm for its people and its culture, Colin Thubron is the perfect guide to a country most of us will never get... more...

  • The Russian Revolution: History in an Hourby Rupert Colley

    HarperCollins Publishers 2012; Not Available

    Love history? Know your stuff with History in an Hour. more...

  • In Siberiaby Colin Thubron

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    As mysterious as its beautiful, as forbidding as it is populated with warm-hearted people, Syberia is a land few Westerners know, and even fewer will ever visit. Traveling alone, by train, boat, car, and on foot, Colin Thubron traversed this vast territory, talking to everyone he encountered about the state of the beauty, whose natural resources have... more...

  • Catherine the Greatby Simon Dixon

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    ?[A] superb biography?.Scholarly, refreshing, commonsensical, and compelling, vividly portraying the charismatic Empress and her times.? ?Simon Sebag Montefiore, author of Sashenka   Simon Dixon?s Catherine the Great is a complete and revealing portrait of an extraordinary leader, chronicling her rise to power and her remarkable reign... more...

  • Stalin's Last Crimeby Jonathan Brent; Vladimir Naumov

    HarperCollins 2010; Not Available

    A new investigation, based on previously unseen KGB documents, reveals the startling truth behind Stalin's last great conspiracy. On January 13, 1953, a stunned world learned that a vast conspiracy had been unmasked among Jewish doctors in the USSR to murder Kremlin leaders. Mass arrests quickly followed. The Doctors' Plot, as this alleged scheme... more...

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

    Andrews UK 2013; US$ 4.99

    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...

  • A Child of Christian Bloodby Edmund Levin

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 29.95

    A Jewish factory worker is falsely accused of ritually murdering a Christian boy in Russia in 1911, and his trial becomes an international cause célèbre.   On March 20, 1911, thirteen-year-old Andrei Yushchinsky was found stabbed to death in a cave on the outskirts of Kiev. Four months later, Russian police arrested Mendel Beilis, a thirty-seven-year-old... more...