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- 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...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 24.95
In a fascinating "urban biography," Michael Hamm tells the story of one of Europe's most diverse cities and its distinctive mix of Ukrainian, Polish, Russian, and Jewish inhabitants. A splendid urban center in medieval times, Kiev became a major metropolis in late Imperial Russia, and is now the capital of independent Ukraine. After a concise account... more...
- Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 19.99
A magnificent new biography that revolutionizes our understanding of Stalin and his world It has the quality of myth: A poor cobbler?s son, a seminarian from an oppressed outer province of the Russian Empire, reinvents himself as a revolutionary and finds a leadership role within a small group of marginal zealots. When the old world is unexpectedly... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 110.00
Bringing together renowned scholars in the field with younger researchers, this interdisciplinary study of the history of post-war industrial policy in Europe investigates transfers across borders and locates industrial policy in the context of the Cold War from a global perspective. more...
- PublicAffairs 2014;
Christian Wolmar passionately and expertly chronicles the story of what is often called Siberia?s lifeline. From its improbable conception and construction under Tsar Alexander III to the northern extension ordered by Brezhnev, Wolmar examines its continued success as a vital artery for the expansion of the Russian and subsequently—of the Soviet... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95
Bolshevism at a Deadlock was written Karl Kautsky, one of the leading Marxist intellectuals of the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries, in response to the catastrophic failures of Stalin?s first Five Year Plan, which was intended to raise Russian industry and productivity to equal that of Western Europe. Kautsky sets out to demonstrate... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 80.00
Language and Politics in Post-Soviet Russia critically examines the uses of language in post-Soviet media and political texts between 1998 and 2007. It will be of interest to academics and researchers in the fields of media studies, discourse analysis, corpus linguistics, and scholars in Russian Studies. more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2001; US$ 16.00
From one of our greatest historians, a magnificent reckoning with the modern world's most fateful idea. With astonishing authority and clarity, Richard Pipes has fused a lifetime's scholarship into a single focused history of Communism, from its hopeful birth as a theory to its miserable death as a practice. At its heart, the book is a history of... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 27.00
Examines in depth three waves of democratic change that took place in eleven different former Communist nations. more...