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Russia (Pre- & Post-Soviet Union)

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  • Russia's Western Borderlands, 1710-1870by Edward C. Thaden

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 36.50

    This book examines Russian policies in the western borderlands during the main period of expansion of the imperial system Originally published in 1985. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These... more...

  • Nothing Is True and Everything Is Possibleby Peter Pomerantsev

    PublicAffairs 2014;

    Nothing Is True and Everything is Possible is a journey into the glittering, surreal heart of 21st century Russia: into the lives of oligarchs convinced they are messiahs, professional killers with the souls of artists, bohemian theater directors turned Kremlin puppet-masters, supermodel sects, post-modern dictators and playboy revolutionaries.... more...

  • Two Shining Soulsby James Cracraft

    Lexington Books 2012; US$ 79.99

    In Two Shining Souls , Cracraft explores the decades-long encounter of Jane Addams (1860-1935), the famous American social reformer and peace activist, with Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910), the acclaimed Russian writer and sage. This hitherto untold story highlights the crisis in global pacifism precipitated by World War I. Never before had the quest... more...

  • Russia and The Commonwealth of Independent States 2013by M. Wesley Shoemaker

    Stryker Post 2013; US$ 16.99

    Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States deals with the twelve independent republics that became members of the Commonwealth of Independent States following the collapse of the Soviet Union in December 1992. more...

  • The Most Dangerous Artby Donald Loewen

    Lexington Books 2007; US$ 34.99

    The book shows how three of Russia's most important twentieth century poets used autobiographical prose to defend poetry and the poet in an era when poetry was under attack. It juxtaposes these autobiographies with each other and with the culturo-political events that followed Russia's 1917 October Revolution in a way that has never previously been... more...

  • Blood Libel in Late Imperial Russiaby Robert Weinberg

    Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 20.99

    On Sunday, March 20, 1911, children playing in a cave near Kiev made a gruesome discovery: the blood-soaked body of a partially clad boy. After right-wing groups asserted that the killing was a ritual murder, the police, with no direct evidence, arrested Menachem Mendel Beilis, a 39-year-old Jewish manager at a factory near the site of the crime.... more...

  • The Defiant Life of Vera Fignerby Lynne Ann Hartnett

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    This engaging biography tells the dramatic story of a Russian noblewoman turned revolutionary terrorist. Born in 1852 in the last years of serfdom, Vera Figner came of age as Imperial Russian society was being rocked by the massive upheaval that culminated in the Bolshevik revolution of 1917. At first a champion of populist causes and women's higher... more...

  • Welcome to the Desert of Post-Socialismby Srecko Horvat; Igor Stiks

    Verso Books 2015; US$ 26.95

    This volume offers a profound analysis of post-socialist economic and political transformation in the Balkans, involving deeply unequal societies and oligarchical ?democracies.? The contributions deconstruct the persistent imaginary of the Balkans, pervasive among outsiders to the region, who see it as no more than a repository of ethnic conflict,... more...

  • Misunderstanding Russiaby Magda Leichtova

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Well argued and balanced, Leichtova provides an alternative and more constructive understanding of what drives Russian foreign policy. The book is based on the concepts of constructivism and orientalism in international relations to analyse the policies of the Russian Federation, whilst highlighting that Russian foreign policy is complex phenomenon... more...

  • A Backpack, a Bear, and Eight Crates of Vodkaby Lev Golinkin

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 25.95

    A compelling story of two intertwined journeys: a Jewish refugee family fleeing persecution and a young man seeking to reclaim a shattered past. In the twilight of the Cold War (the late 1980s), nine-year old Lev Golinkin and his family cross the Soviet border with only ten suitcases, $600, and the vague promise of help awaiting in Vienna. Years later,... more...