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Russia (Pre- & Post-Soviet Union)

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  • 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...

  • Kievby Michael F. Hamm

    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...

  • Stalinby Stephen Kotkin

    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...

  • Industrial Policy in Europe after 1945by Christian Grabas; Alexander Nützenadel

    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...

  • Unfinished Leninismby Paul Le Blanc

    Haymarket Books 2014;

    A stimulating collection of essays on the revolutionary socialist Vladimir Lenin that survey fierce controversies over his life and ideas. more...

  • To the Edge of the Worldby Christian Wolmar

    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...

  • Bolshevism at a Deadlock (Routledge Revivals)by Karl Kautsky

    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...

  • Language and Politics in Post-Soviet Russiaby Nelya Koteyko

    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...

  • Communismby Richard Pipes

    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...

  • Democracy and Authoritarianism in the Postcommunist Worldby Valerie Bunce; Michael McFaul; Kathryn Stoner-Weiss

    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...