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Russia (Pre- & Post-Soviet Union)

  • What Did You Do in the Cold War Daddy?by Ann Curthoys; Joy Damousi

    NewSouth 2014; US$ 24.99

    The Cold War was a turbulent time to grow up in. Family ties were tested, friendships were torn apart and new beliefs forged out of the ruins of old loyalties. In this book, through twelve evocative stories of childhood and early adulthood in Australia during the Cold War years, writers from vastly different backgrounds explore how global political... more...

  • Conscience, Dissent and Reform in Soviet Russiaby Philip Boobbyer

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    This book embraces the political, intellectual, social and cultural history of Soviet Russia. Providing a useful perspective of Putin?s Russia, and with a strong historical and religious background, the book: looks at the changing features of the Soviet ideology from Lenin to Stalin, and the moral universe of Stalin's time explores the history... more...

  • Reinterpreting the End of the Cold Warby Silvio Pons; Federico Romero

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    As the activities of individuals, organizations, and nations increasingly occur in cyberspace, the security of those activities is becoming a growing concern. Political, economic and military leaders must manage and reduce the level of risk associated with threats from hostile states, malevolent nonstate actors such as organized terrorist groups or... more...

  • The Russian Empire: A Multi-Ethnic Historyby Andreas Kappeler

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 75.95

    The "national question" and how to impose control over its diverse ethnic identities has long posed a problem for the Russian state. This major survey of Russia as a multi-ethnic empire spans the imperial years from the sixteenth century to 1917, with major consideration of the Soviet phase. It asks how Russians incorporated new territories, how they... more...

  • Maralingaby Frank Walker

    Hachette Australia 2014; US$ 30.86

    Who really paid the price for the British nuclear tests in the Australian outback? The must tell story behind Maralinga. more...

  • Maralingaby Frank Walker

    Hachette Australia 2014; Not Available

    Who really paid the price for the British nuclear tests in the Australian outback? The must tell story behind Maralinga. more...

  • Innocent Weaponsby Margaret E. Peacock

    The University of North Carolina Press 2014; US$ 33.99

    Innocent Weapons: The Soviet and American Politics of Childhood in the Cold War more...

  • 1990: Russians Remember a Turning Pointby Irina Prokhorova

    Quercus 2014; US$ 9.99

    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...

  • To the Edge of the Worldby Christian Wolmar

    PublicAffairs 2014; US$ 27.99

    To the Edge of the World, is an adventure in travel—full of extraordinary personalities, more than a century of explosive political, economic, and cultural events, and almost inconceivable feats of engineering. Christian Wolmar passionately recounts the improbable origins of the Trans-Siberian railroad, the vital artery for Russian expansion that... more...

  • Piano Makers in Russia in the Nineteenth Centuryby Anne Swartz

    Lehigh University Press 2014; US$ 69.99

    This book is a detailed study of the history of the piano in Russian society from its beginnings with the European entrepreneurs who settled in St. Petersburg in 1810, through Russian-owned family firms. The themes in this book range from the role of women as patrons and performers, to the economic transformation that benefited Russian piano manufacturers.... more...