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Russia (Pre- & Post-Soviet Union)

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  • Red Plentyby Francis Spufford

    Graywolf Press 2012; US$ 16.99

    ?Spufford cunningly maps out a literary genre of his own . . . Freewheeling and fabulous.? ?The Times (London)   Strange as it may seem, the gray, oppressive USSR was founded on a fairy tale. It was built on the twentieth-century magic called ?the planned economy,? which was going to gush forth an abundance of good things that the lands of... more...

  • 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...

  • Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Womanby Robert K. Massie

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 20.00

    ?[A] tale of power, perseverance and passion . . . a great story in the hands of a master storyteller.?? The Wall Street Journal   The Pulitzer Prize?winning author of Peter the Great, Nicholas and Alexandra, and The Romanovs returns with another masterpiece of narrative biography, the extraordinary story of an obscure German princess... more...

  • Nothing Is True and Everything Is Possibleby Peter Pomerantsev

    PublicAffairs 2014; US$ 25.99

    In the new Russia, even dictatorship is a reality show. Professional killers with the souls of artists, would-be theater directors turned Kremlin puppet-masters, suicidal supermodels, Hell?s Angels who hallucinate themselves as holy warriors, and oligarch revolutionaries: welcome to the glittering, surreal heart of twenty-first-century Russia. It... 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...

  • 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...

  • Rockets and Revolutionby Michael G. Smith

    UNP - Nebraska 2014; US$ 34.95

    Rockets and Revolution offers a multifaceted study of the race toward space in the first half of the twentieth century, examining how the Russian, European, and American pioneers competed against one another in the early years to acquire the fundamentals of rocket science, engineer simple rockets, and ultimately prepare the path for human spaceflight.... more...

  • Lesbian Lives in Soviet and Post-Soviet Russiaby Francesca Stella

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    This book explores the everyday lives of 'lesbian' women in urban Russia. It explores changes and continuities by examining generational differences, and attends to regional variation by considering what 'lesbian' life looks like in different locations, problematising essentialist accounts of Russian sexualities and western-centric theorizations. more...

  • Lesbian Lives in Soviet and Post-Soviet Russiaby Francesca Stella

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    This book explores the everyday lives of 'lesbian' women in urban Russia. It explores changes and continuities by examining generational differences, and attends to regional variation by considering what 'lesbian' life looks like in different locations, problematising essentialist accounts of Russian sexualities and western-centric theorizations. more...