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Russia (Pre- & Post-Soviet Union)

  • Boys in Zincby Svetlana Alexievich; Andrew Bromfield

    Penguin Books Ltd 2017; US$ 14.09

    The haunting history of the Soviet-Afghan War from the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature 2015 - A new translation based on the updated text - From 1979 to 1989 Soviet troops engaged in a devastating war in Afghanistan that claimed thousands of casualties on both sides. While the Soviet Union talked about a 'peace-keeping' mission, the... more...

  • History of the Soviet Unionby Geoffrey Hosking

    HarperCollins Publishers 2017; US$ 12.91

    Originally published in 1992 and now available as an ebook. This edition does not include any images. WINNER OF THE 'LOS ANGELES TIMES' BOOK AWARD FOR HISTORY more...

  • The Decline of Imperial Russiaby Hugh Seton-Watson

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 170.00

    This book, originally published in 1952, describes and explains the stage of the decline of the Russian Empire between the Crimean and First World Wars. The book is divided up by period: the reign of Alexander II (1855-81), the period of reaction (1881-1905) and the ?Revolution? of 1905 and its aftermath (1905-14) and also into three sections: the... more...

  • Millenarian Bolshevism 1900-1920by David G. Rowley

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 165.00

    Millenarian Bolshevism had its origins in a debate between positivist and idealist Marxists at the turn of the 20 th Century. This book, originally published in 1987, charts the development of Millenarian Bolshevism by studying the careers of Bogdanov and Lunacharsky and analyzing their relations with Lenin, Gorky and other left Bolsheviks. In discussing... more...

  • The Modern Russian Army 1992?2016by Mark Galeotti; Johnny Shumate

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 11.99

    Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russia's army has undergone a turbulent transformation, from the scattered left-overs of the old Soviet military, through a period of shocking decay and demoralization, to the disciplined force and sophisticated 'hybrid war' doctrine that enabled Vladimir Putin to seize Crimea virtually overnight in 2014. Using... more...

  • The Last of the Tsarsby Robert Service

    Pan Macmillan 2017; US$ 24.84

    In March 1917, Nicholas II, the last Tsar of All the Russias, abdicated and the dynasty that had ruled an empire for three hundred years was forced from power by revolution. Now, on the hundredth anniversary of that revolution, Robert Service, the eminent historian of Russia, examines Nicholas's reign in the year before his abdication and the months... more...

  • Russian and Soviet Health Care from an International Perspectiveby Susan Grant

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 85.90

    This collection compares Russian and Soviet medical workers ? physicians, psychiatrists and nurses, and examines them within an international framework that challenges traditional Western conceptions of professionalism and professionalization through exploring how these ideas developed amongst medical workers in Russia and the Soviet Union. Ideology... more...

  • No Way But Thisby Jeff Sparrow

    Scribe Publications Pty Ltd 2017; US$ 23.99

    Film star. Icon. Agitator. Martyr. Paul Robeson was a prize-winning scholar and the greatest footballer of his era, even before he ascended to globalsuperstardom as a singer, Hollywood actor, and activist. The son of an escaped slave, Robeson stunned audiences with ?Ol? Man River? and Othello , as his passion for social justice led him from Jazz... more...

  • Special Forces Berlinby James Stejskal

    Casemate 2017; US$ 17.67

    REVIEWS "... a story that had to be told, and who better to tell it than Chief Warrant Officer James Stejskal who has established his credentials as a historian and researcher in various articles as well as his seminal work on the Swakop River Campaign and World War I in South West Africa The Horns of the Beast. In addition, his service... more...

  • From Autocracy to Bolshevismby Baron P. Graevenitz

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 45.00

    This volume, originally published in 1918, discusses the events which gave rise to the Russian Revolution and finally resulted in Russia?s political, economic and military collapse. In order to fully understand the events, the author places them against their social and political background, discussing the historical influences which affected social... more...