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Russia (Pre- & Post-Soviet Union)

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • French Guardsman vs Russian Jaeger: 1812-14by Laurence Spring; Mark Stacey

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 15.95

    After Napoleon's abandonment of Moscow on 18 October 1812, throughout the subsequent Wars of Liberation that saw most of Europe turn against the French and right up to the capitulation of Paris on 31 March 1814, it was the vast armies of Imperial Russia that bore the brunt of the fighting against forces of France and her dwindling list of allies. The... more...

  • Piano Makers in Russia in the Nineteenth Centuryby Anne Swartz

    Lehigh University Press 2014; US$ 69.99

    This book is a detailed study of the history of the piano in Russian society from its beginnings with the European entrepreneurs who settled in St. Petersburg in 1810, through Russian-owned family firms. The themes in this book range from the role of women as patrons and performers, to the economic transformation that benefited Russian piano manufacturers.... more...

  • To the Edge of the Worldby Christian Wolmar

    PublicAffairs 2014; US$ 27.99

    To the Edge of the World, is an adventure in travel—full of extraordinary personalities, more than a century of explosive political, economic, and cultural events, and almost inconceivable feats of engineering. Christian Wolmar passionately recounts the improbable origins of the Trans-Siberian railroad, the vital artery for Russian expansion that... more...