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  • The Essential Marxby Leon Trotsky; Karl Marx

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 8.95

    Shortly before he was assassinated in 1940, Leon Trotsky ? one of Marx's most devoted converts and a key figure in the Russian Revolution ? made this selection from Capital, to which he appended his own lengthy and insightful introduction. Compact and fascinating, this invaluable work not only presents Marx's thoughts in his own words but also places... 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. Ornate Cyrillic and Greek letters, corners, borders, page heads, and more as they appeared in illuminated Russian manuscripts. more...

  • A History of the Czechoslovak Ocean Shipping Company, 1948--1989by Lenka KrŠtkŠ

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 26.99

    This book offers a comprehensive history of the Czechoslovak Ocean Shipping Company (C. O. S.) from its beginning in the late 1940s until the fall of communism. Owned by the Czechoslovak state, C. O. S.'s activities were shaped by Soviet standards. This unique study is structured according to the different phases of the Cold War and highlights the... more...

  • Favorite Russian Fairy Talesby Arthur Ransome

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 4.00

    Six tales of witches, and wizardry, perilous journeys, wise animals, frightful giants and beautiful princesses, among them the legendary Fire-Bird, and more. Newly reset in large, easy-to-read type, with†six new illustrations. more...

  • Curative Powersby Paula Michaels

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2003; US$ 28.95

    Finalist, PEN Center USA Literary Awards, Research Nonfiction Rich in oil and strategically located between Russia and China, Kazakhstan is one of the most economically and geopolitically important of the so-called Newly Independent States that emerged after the USSR's collapse. Yet little is known in the West about the region's turbulent history... 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...

  • Equality and Revolutionby Rochelle Goldberg Ruthchild

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2010; US$ 28.95

    On July 20, 1917, Russia became the world?s first major power to grant women the right to vote and hold public office. Yet in the wake of the October Revolution later that year, the foundational organizations and individuals who pioneered the suffragist cause were all but erased from Russian history. The women?s movement, when mentioned at all, is... 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...

  • Crossing Bordersby Michael David-Fox

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2015; US$ 28.95

    Crossing Borders deconstructs contemporary theories of Soviet history from the revolution through the Stalin period, and offers new interpretations based on a transnational perspective. To Michael David-Fox, Soviet history was shaped by interactions across its borders. By reexamining conceptions of modernity, ideology, and cultural transformation,... more...

  • Afanasii Shchapov and the Significance of Religious Dissent in Imperial Russia, 1848-70by Thomas Marsden

    Columbia University Press 2008; US$ 22.99

    In the 1650s and 1660s, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Nikon, carried out a series of reforms which were rejected by a large number of the faithful. The split that resulted, the Great Schism or raskol, led a large proportion of the Russian population to become completely isolated from the official church. Known as raskol'niki,... more...