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Russia (Pre- & Post-Soviet Union)

  • Roosevelt and Stalinby Susan Butler

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 35.00

    A hugely important book that solely and fully explores for the first time the complex partnership during World War II between FDR and Stalin, by the editor of My Dear Mr. Stalin: The Complete Correspondence of Franklin D. Roosevelt and Joseph V. Stalin (?History owes a debt to Susan Butler for the collection and annotation of these exchanges??Arthur... more...

  • Science, Utility and Maritime Powerby Roger Morriss

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 124.95

    During the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, Samuel Bentham influenced the technology and administrative ideas employed in the management of the British navy. His influence stemmed from his passion for science, his desire to achieve improvements based on a belief in the principle of Utility, and his experience gained over eleven years in Russia.... more...

  • Voices from the Shifting Russo-Japanese Borderby Svetlana Paichadze; Philip A. Seaton

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 155.00

    In the nineteenth century, as the Russian empire expanded eastwards and the Japanese empire expanded onto the Asian continent, the Russo-Japanese border became contested on and around the island of Sakhalin, its Russian name, or Karafuto, as it is known in Japanese. Then in the wake of the Second World War, Russia seized control of the island and... more...

  • Red Noticeby Bill Browder

    Transworld 2015; US$ 30.38

    November 2009. An emaciated young lawyer, Sergei Magnitsky, is led to a freezing isolation cell in a Moscow prison, handcuffed to a bed rail, and beaten to death by eight police officers. His crime? To testify against the Russian Interior Ministry officials who were involved in a conspiracy to steal $230 million of taxes paid to the state by one... more...

  • Red Noticeby Bill Browder

    Simon & Schuster 2015; US$ 28.00

    A real-life political thriller about an American financier in the Wild East of Russia, the murder of his principled young tax attorney, and his dangerous mission to expose the Kremlin?s corruption. Bill Browder?s journey started on the South Side of Chicago and moved through Stanford Business School to the dog-eat-dog world of hedge fund investing... more...

  • Nothing is True and Everything is Possibleby Peter Pomerantsev

    Faber & Faber 2015; US$ 14.57

    A journey into the glittering, surreal heart of 21st century Russia: into the lives of Hells Angels convinced they are messiahs, professional killers with the souls of artists, bohemian theatre directors turned Kremlin puppet-masters, supermodel sects, post-modern dictators and oligarch revolutionaries. This is a world erupting with new money... more...

  • Half-Lifeby Frank Close

    Basic Books 2015; US$ 29.99

    It was at the height of the Cold War, in the summer of 1950, when Bruno Pontecorvo mysteriously vanished behind the Iron Curtain. Who was he, and what caused him to disappear? Was he simply a physicist, or also a spy and communist radical? A protégé of Enrico Fermi, Pontecorvo was one of the most promising nuclear physicists in the world. He spent... more...

  • The Royal Air Force in the Cold War 1950-1970by Ian Proctor

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 16.99

    Soon after the Second world War, wartime allies became Cold War adversaries, and by 1950 the perceived threat of a Soviet strike on Western Europe or Britain dominated military planning. For the next forty years, the Royal Air Force was in the front-line of the Cold War. In Britain and Germany, light bomber crews exercised in preparation for a future... more...

  • A Discourse Analysis of Corruptionby Blendi Kajsiu

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    Why did Albania enjoy some of the most successful anti-corruption programs and institutions along with what appeared to be growing levels of corruption during the period 1998-2005? Looking at corruption through a post-structuralist discourse analysis perspective this book argues that the dominant corruption discourse in Albania served primarily to... more...

  • The Muslim Question and Russian Imperial Governanceby Elena I. Campbell

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 59.99

    From the time of the Crimean War through the fall of the Tsar, the question of what to do about the Russian empire's large Muslim population was a highly contested issue among educated Russians both inside and outside the government. As formulated in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the Muslim Question comprised a complex set of ideas and concerns... more...