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Russia (Pre- & Post-Soviet Union)

  • Hard Timesby Vasily Sleptsov; Michael R. Katz; William C. Brumfield

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2016; US$ 17.95

    Vasily Sleptsov was a Russian social activist and writer during the politically charged 1860s, known as the ?era of great reforms,? and marked by Alexander II?s emancipation of the serfs and the relaxation lifting of censorship. Popular in his day, Sleptsov?s contemporaries Leo Tolstoy and Anton Chekhov praised his writing:, with Chekhov once remarkeding,... more...

  • The Feudby Alex Beam

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2016; US$ 26.95

    The Feud is the deliciously ironic (and sad) tale of how two literary giants destroyed their friendship in a fit of mutual pique and egomania. In 1940, Edmund Wilson was the undisputed big dog of American letters. Vladimir Nabokov was a near-penniless Russian exile seeking asylum in the States. Wilson became a mentor to Nabokov, introducing him... more...

  • The PKK-Kurdistan Workers? Party?s Regional Politicsby Ali Balci

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 105.72

    This book presents a theoretical framework to study dissident ethnic movements? imagination of world politics, with a special focus on the PKK as a case study. Dissident ethnic movements are not only a challenge to the existing hegemonic power, but they also produce an alternative closed society based on different ethnic imagination. Instead of taking... more...

  • Meanings and Values of Water in Russian Cultureby Jane Costlow; Arja Rosenholm

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Bringing together a team of scholars from the diverse fields of geography, literary studies, and history, this is the first volume to study water as a cultural phenomenon within the Russian/Soviet context. Water in this context is both a cognitive and cultural construct and a geographical and physical phenomenon, representing particular rivers (the... more...

  • Cold War Freudby Dagmar Herzog

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 28.00

    This book provides a panoramic history of psychoanalysis at its zenith, as human nature was rethought in the wake of war and the global transformations that followed. more...

  • Rasputinby Douglas Smith

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2016; US$ 26.25

    On the centenary of the death of Rasputin comes a definitive biography that will dramatically change our understanding of this fascinating figure A hundred years after his murder, Rasputin continues to excite the popular imagination as the personification of evil. Numerous biographies, novels, and films recount his mysterious rise to power... more...

  • The Russian Revolution, 1905-1921by Mark D. Steinberg

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 29.99

    A new history of the Russian Revolution, exploring how people experienced it in their own lives, from Bloody Sunday in 1905 to the final shots of the civil war in 1921. The Russian Revolution, 1905-1921 focuses on human experience to address key issues of inequality, power, and violence, and ideas of justice and freedom. more...

  • 1905by Leon Trotsky

    Haymarket Books 2016; US$ 19.00

    1905 chronicles the key developments lead to revolution and the unsuccessful attempt at overthrowing the Tsar of Russia. more...

  • Fighting for the Newsby Brian Best

    Frontline 2016; US$ 21.31

    It is now two centuries since a newspaper conceived the idea of sending a reporter overseas to observe, gather information and write about war. With no experience to draw upon, both newspaper and correspondent gradually worked out a procedure that has evolved into today’s incredibly sophisticated and unrecognisable form. The first special... more...

  • Stalinby Abraham Ascher

    Oneworld Publications 2016; US$ 14.99

    Joseph Stalin began life as a frail child, with an abusive father and an inferiority complex. This triggered an early desire for greatness and respect that would eventually turn the young Bolshevik idealist into one of the most ruthless dictators in modern history. Like his contemporary, Adolf Hitler, Stalin was responsible for millions of deaths... more...