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Russia (Pre- & Post-Soviet Union)

  • Bears in the Streetsby Lisa Dickey

    St. Martin's Press 2017; US$ 18.19

    **One of Bustle's 17 of the Best Nonfiction Books Coming in January 2017** **One of Men's Journal 's 7 Best Books of January** Lisa Dickey traveled across the whole of Russia three times?in 1995, 2005 and 2015?making friends in eleven different cities, then coming back again and again to see how their lives had changed. Like the acclaimed British... more...

  • Soviet Cold War Guided Missile Cruisersby Edward Hampshire; Paul Wright

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 10.99

    Heavily armed and formidable, guided missile cruisers formed the core of the Soviet Navy during the Cold War. From the last class of conventional Sverdlov-class cruisers through to increasingly complex and formidable missile cruisers, these ships ensured that NATO took the Soviet naval threat seriously. Soviet Cold War Guided Missile Cruisers covers... more...

  • Laraby Anna Pasternak

    HarperCollins 2017; US$ 20.99

    The heartbreaking story of the love affair between Boris Pasternak, the author of Doctor Zhivago, and Olga Ivinskaya?the true tragedy behind the timeless classic When Stalin came into power in 1924, the Communist government began persecuting dissident writers. Though Stalin spared the life of Boris Pasternak?whose novel-in-progress,  Doctor Zhivago,... more...

  • Only One Yearby Svetlana Alliluyeva

    HarperCollins 2017; US$ 11.99

    After the success of her New York Times -bestselling childhood memoir Twenty Letters to a Friend , Josef Stalin?s daughter Svetlana Alliluyeva?subject of Rosemary Sullivan?s critically acclaimed biography Stalin?s Daughter ?penned this riveting account of her year-long journey to defect from the USSR and start a new life in America. The story... more...

  • A Very Expensive Poisonby Luke Harding

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2017; US$ 16.00

    A real-life political assassination story--complete with KGB, CIA, MI5, and Russian mobsters--that reverberates from the streets of London to the deadly halls of today's Kremlin. A Vintage Original. On November 1, 2006, journalist and Russian dissident Alexander Litvinenko was poisoned in London. He died twenty-two days later. The cause of death was... more...

  • The Russian Empire 1450-1801by Nancy Shields Kollmann

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 109.99

    Russia's imperial past has shaped modern Russian identity and historical experience. The Russian Empire 1450-1801 surveys the empire's emergence and governance, exploring how the state maintained control of defense, criminal law, taxation, and mobilization of resources, while tolerating local religions, languages, cultures, and institutions. more...

  • The Jewish Revolution in Belorussiaby Andrew Sloin

    Indiana University Press 2017; US$ 37.99

    Jewish life was changed fundamentally as Jews joined the Bolshevik movement and populated the front lines of the revolutionary struggle. Andrew Sloin?s story follows the arc of Bolshevik history but shows how the broader movement was enacted in factories and workshops, workers? clubs and union meetings, and on the Jewish streets of White Russia. The... more...

  • When Sonia Met Borisby Anna Shternshis

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 23.99

    Based on nearly 500 oral history interviews, When Sonia Met Boris is an innovative study of Jewish daily life in the Soviet Union, giving a long-suppressed voice to the Jewish men and women who survived the sustained violence and everyday hardship of Stalin's Russia. It reveals how postwar Soviet Jews came to view their Jewish identity as an obstacle-a... more...

  • 1905by Leon Trotsky

    Haymarket Books 2017; US$ 19.00

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

  • Year One of the Russian Revolutionby Victor Serge; Peter Sedgwick

    Haymarket Books 2017; US$ 24.99

    Serge exposes the heart of the vital first year of the most important working class revolution in history. more...