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Russia (Pre- & Post-Soviet Union)

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  • Access to History: Reaction and Revolution: Russia 1894-1924 [Third Edition]by Michael Lynch

    Hodder Education 2005; US$ 17.99

    The Access to History series is the most popular and trusted series for AS and A level history students.The third edition of this best-selling title provides both a narrative and analysis of the background, course and effects of the 1917 revolution. Beginning with an overview of Imperial Russia and the problems and challenges it faced, it goes on to... 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...

  • The Quest for an Ideal Youth in Putin's Russia Iby Ivo Mijnssen

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 30.99

    This book analyzes the dubious role of the Democratic Antifascist Youth Movement “Nashi? in contemporary Russia. Part of the Putinist project of political stabilization, Nashi mobilizes young Russians through its emotional appeal, skillful use of symbolic politics, and promise of professional self-realization. more...

  • Russian Rouletteby Giles Milton

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 19.99

    In 1917, a band of communist revolutionaries stormed the Winter Palace of Tsar Nicholas II—a dramatic and explosive act marking that Vladimir Lenin's communist revolution was now underway. But Lenin would not be satisfied with overthrowing the Tsar. His goal was a global revolt that would topple all Western capitalist regimes—starting with the British... more...

  • Putin's Kleptocracyby Karen Dawisha

    Simon & Schuster 2014; US$ 30.00

    The raging question in the world today is who is the real Vladimir Putin and what are his intentions. Karen Dawisha?s brilliant Putin?s Kleptocracy provides an answer, describing how Putin got to power, the cabal he brought with him, the billions they have looted, and his plan to restore the Greater Russia. Russian scholar Dawisha describes and... more...

  • Mothers of Miseryby David L. Ransel

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 43.00

    At the height of its operation in the second half of the nineteenth century, the central foundling home in Moscow was receiving 17,000 children each year. The home dispatched most to wet nurses and foster care in the countryside, where at any one time it supervised over 40,000 children in Moscow province and six adjoining provinces. Established by... more...

  • Leninby Beryl Williams

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 57.95

    Drawing on the flood of new material to emerge from Russian and Western sources in recent years, Beryl Williams focuses on Lenin's years in power and provides first-rate introduction to the life, ideology and impact of one of the formative figures of the 20th-century. Within an overall chronological framework, Williams examines topics such as... more...

  • Peter the Greatby M. S. Anderson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 68.95

    An excellent introduction to the formidable life and career of Peter the Great and his impact on Russia. M.S. Anderson assesses his aims and achievements at home and abroad, and examines the pressures and restrictions that shaped his attitudes and limited his actions. more...

  • Russification in the Baltic Provinces and Finland, 1855-1914by Edward C. Thaden

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 64.00

    Accompanying the gradual systematization of government and modernization of society in Russia during the reforms of the 1860s was a policy of Russification toward Finland and the Baltic provinces of Estland, Livland, and Kurland. From a variety of group and national perspectives, five scholars here depict the formulation, implementation, and effect... more...

  • Entrepreneurship in Imperial Russia and the Soviet Unionby Gregory Guroff; Fred V. Carstensen

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 48.00

    This multidisciplinary study of entrepreneurship in Russian society from the sixteenth to the twentieth century demonstrates the crucial influence of central government on economic initiative. Originally published in 1983. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books... more...