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Russia (Pre- & Post-Soviet Union)

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  • The Heavens Are Emptyby Avrom Bendavid-Val; Jonathan Safran Foer

    Pegasus Books 2011; US$ 14.99

    A magical place, a lost history: Trochenbrod, the setting for Everything Is Illuminated , is now rediscovered for a new generation   Trochenbrod was the only freestanding, fully realized Jewish town in history. It began with a few Jewish settlers searching for freedom from the Russian Czars? oppressive policies, which included the forced conscriptions... more...

  • 1990: Russians Remember a Turning Pointby Irina Prokhorova

    Quercus 2014; Not Available

    Although 1989 and 1991 witnessed more spectacular events, 1990 was a year of embryonic change in Russia: Article 6 of the constitution was abolished, and with it the Party's monopoly on political power. This fascinating collection of documentary evidence crystalizes the aspirations of the Russian people in the days before Communism finally fell. ... more...

  • The Adolescence of Zhenya Luversby Boris Pasternak

    Philosophical Library/Open Road 2014; US$ 14.99

    An enthralling novelette by Boris Pasternak, the author of Dr. Zhivago , The Adolescence of Zhenya Luvers explores how a thirteen-year-old girl ceases to be a child and becomes a woman in Russia just before the Communist Revolution. The story examines the world through the reminiscences of a young girl and explores such themes as nature and how... more...

  • Women and Work in Russia, 1880-1930by Jane McDermid; Anna Hillyar

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 68.95

    This study considers the impact of industrialisation, revolution and world war on women's working lives in Russia. Unlike existing studies this new text looks at women from all social classes. In the process the authors reveal how the stereotypical portrayal of Russian women's work as a struggle of endurance and sacrifice distorts and oversimplifies... more...

  • Spetsnaz: Russia's Special Forcesby Mark Galeotti; Johnny Shumate

    Osprey Publishing 2015; US$ 14.95

    When the shadowy, notorious Spetsnaz were first formed, they drew on a long Soviet tradition of elite, behind-the-lines commando forces from World War II and even earlier. Throughout the 1960s-70s they were instrumental both in projecting Soviet power in the Third World and in suppressing resistance within the Warsaw pact. As a powerful, but mysterious... more...

  • Essential Works of Leninby Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 14.95

    Four most significant works, also including "The Development of Capitalism in Russia," "Imperialism, the Highest State of Capitalism," and "The State and Revolution." more...

  • The Revolution Betrayedby Leon Trotsky; Max Eastman

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 14.95

    Written in 1936 and published the following year, this brilliant and profound evaluation of Stalinism from the Marxist standpoint prophesied the collapse of the Soviet Union. Trotsky employs facts, figures, and statistics to show how Stalinist policies rejected the enormous productive potential of the nationalized planned economy engendered by the... more...

  • God and the Stateby Michael Bakunin

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 7.95

    A founder of modern philosophical anarchism presents a clear introduction to anarchist thought and a manifesto of atheism. Bakunin offers a mind-opening experience for even the most skeptical readers. This influential work denounces religion as a weapon of the state that must be smashed in the pursuit of the right to self-determination. more...

  • My Lifeby Leon Trotsky

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 18.95

    The only Bolshevik leader to write his memoirs, Leon Trotsky published this remarkable book in 1930, the first year of a perilous, decade-long exile that ended with his assassination in Mexico. Expelled from the Communist party and deported from the Soviet Union, the former People's Commissar for Foreign Affairs recalled his lifelong struggle in the... more...

  • 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...