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Russia (Pre- & Post-Soviet Union)

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  • The Mannerheim Line 1920-39by Bair Irincheev; Brian Delf

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 13.95

    In the wake of the bloody civil war that followed Finland's independence from Russia in 1917, the border between the two countries was established across the Karelian Isthmus, an area long fought over by Russia, Finland and Sweden in their attempts to dominate the northern tip of Europe. Neither the Soviets nor the Finnish were comfortable with such... more...

  • Russian Security and Paramilitary Forces since 1991by Mark Galeotti; Johnny Shumate

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 14.95

    Whilst under Putin's regime the size of Russia's regular forces has shrunk recently and will continue to do so, its security and paramilitary elements have become increasingly powerful. In fact, recently they have proliferated - as have their special uniforms and kit - and have become disproportionately important, spearheading all recent operations.... more...

  • World War II Soviet Armed Forces (1)by Nigel Thomas; Darko Pavlovic

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 13.95

    This title presents a detailed analysis of the Soviet Army at the outbreak of World War II (1939-1945), including the Red Army's campaigns against Japan on the Manchurian plains as well as in Finland. It also covers the Red Army's first operations during Operation Barbarossa when the Red Army was forced to defend Mother Russia against the German onslaught.... more...

  • The Russo-Japanese War 1904-05by Alexei Ivanov; Andrei Karachtchouk

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 13.95

    The Russo-Japanese War in Manchuria was the first 20th century conflict fought between the regular armies of major powers, employing the most modern means ? machine guns, trench warfare, minefields and telephone communications; and the battle of Mukden in March 1905 was the largest clash of armies in world history up to that date. Events were followed... more...

  • Among the Russiansby Colin Thubron

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    Here is a fresh perspective on the last tumultuous years of the Soviet Union and an exquisitely poetic travelogue.With a keen grasp of Russia's history, a deep appreciation for its architecture and iconography, and an inexhaustible enthusiasm for its people and its culture, Colin Thubron is the perfect guide to a country most of us will never get... more...

  • The Soviet Union under Brezhnevby William J. Tompson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 43.99

    The Soviet Union Under Brezhnev provides an accessible post-Soviet perspective on the history of the USSR from the mid-1960?s to the mid-1980?s. It challenges both the ?evil empire? image of the USSR that was widespread in the early 1980?s and the ?stagnation? label attached to the period by Soviet reformers under Gorbachev. The book makes use... more...

  • Longman Companion to Imperial Russia, 1689-1917by David Longley

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 73.95

    This is the first book of its kind to draw together information on the major events in Russian history from 1695 to 1917 - covering the eventful period from the accession of Peter the Great to the fall of Nicholas II. Not only is a vast amount of material on key events and topics brought together, but the book also contains fascinating background... more...

  • The Russian Revolution, Volume Iby William Henry Chamberlin

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 66.50

    This book is a richly detailed account of the Russian Revolution from the fall of the Tsar in March 1917 to the introduction of the New Economic Policy in March 1921. The author draws on interviews and on other kinds of now unavailable documents to produce a work that remains a unique view of early Soviet Russia. Originally published in 1987. The... more...

  • The End of the Russian Imperial Armyby Allan K. Wildman

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 54.00

    Allan Wildman presents the first detailed study of the Army's collapse under the strains of war and of the front soldiers' efforts to participate in the Revolution. Originally published in 1980. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist... more...

  • Unfinished Leninismby Paul Le Blanc

    Haymarket Books 2014; US$ 18.00

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