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- Basic Books 2015; US$ 29.99
Ukraine is currently embroiled in a tense battle with Russia to preserve its economic and political independence. But today?s conflict is only the latest in a long history of battles over Ukraine?s existence as a sovereign nation. As award-winning historian Serhii Plokhy argues in The Gates of Europe , we must examine Ukraine?s past in order to understand... more...
- Potomac Books 2015; US$ 34.95
Although southern Poland and western Ukraine are not often thought of in terms of decisive battles in World War I, the impulses that precipitated the battle for Galicia in August 1914?and the unprecedented carnage that resulted?effectively doomed the Austro-Hungarian Empire just six weeks into the war. In Fall of the Double Eagle , John R. Schindler... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95
Although the presidency of Dmitry Medvedev is often seen as a continuation of Vladimir Putin?s presidency, with the same policies applied in the same way, this book disagrees, arguing that Medvedev?s foreign policy was significantly different from Putin?s. The book considers especially the relationship between Russia and the Euro-Atlantic security... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 39.95
Origins of the Cold War 1941-1949 covers the formative years of the momentous struggle which developed between two superpowers, the Soviet Union and the United States. It not only involved these titans but also the rest of the globe; many proxy wars were fought much to the detriment of the developing world. In a clear, concise manner, this book... more...
- PublicAffairs 2015; US$ 35.00
The Cold War had seemed like a permanent fixture in global politics, and until its denouement, no Western or Soviet politician had foreseen that an epoch defined by games of irreconcilable one-upmanship between the world?s most heavily armed superpowers would end in their lifetimes. Under the long, forbidding shadow of the Cold War, even the smallest... more...
- PublicAffairs 2015; US$ 26.99
The ascension of Vladimir Putin--a former lieutenant colonel of the KGB--to the presidency of Russia in 1999 should have been a signal that the country was headed away from democracy. Yet in the intervening years--as America and the world's other leading powers have continued to appease him--Putin has grown not only into a dictator but a global threat.... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 57.95
Neither a comprehensive 'life and times' nor a conventional biography, this is an engaging and accessible exploration of rulership and monarchial authority in eighteenth century Russia. Its purpose is to see how Catherine II of Russia conceived of her power and how it was represented to her subjects. Simon Dixon asks essential questions about Catherin'es... more...
- Osprey Publishing 2015; US$ 13.95
Given the merciless way in which the war on the Eastern Front of World War II was conducted, it is difficult to imagine soldiers changing allegiance from one side to another. Yet after the German invasion of Russia in Operation Barbarossa, well over 400,000 former Soviet Citizens went on to fight for Nazi Germany in some capacity. These included not... more...