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Russia (Pre- & Post-Soviet Union)

  • Moscow under Constructionby Robert Argenbright

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 84.99

    This book examines the growth of place-based opposition to destructive redevelopment practices in Moscow and the consequent changes in the city?s governance regime. The citizen groups analyzed in this study have struggled to defend specific places of value to communities and, in the process, have built up civil society and advanced democratization.... more...

  • Burnt by the Sunby Jon K. Chang; Anand A. Yang; Kieko Matteson

    University of Hawaii Press 2016; US$ 68.00

    Burnt by the Sun examines the history of the first Korean diaspora in a Western society during the highly tense geopolitical atmosphere of the Soviet Union in the late 1930s. Author Jon K. Chang demonstrates that the Koreans of the Russian Far East were continually viewed as a problematic and maligned nationality (ethnic community) during the Tsarist... more...

  • The Victoria Cross at Seaby John Winton

    Frontline Books 2016; US$ 22.50

    Naval VCs have been won in places as far apart in time and distance as the Baltic in 1854 and Japan in 1945, in the trenches from the Crimea to the Western Front, in harbours from Dar es Salaam to Zeebrugge, from the Barents to the Java Sea, from New Zealand to the North Atlantic, and from China to the Channel. They have been won in battleships... more...

  • Kyiv as Regime Cityby Martin J. Blackwell

    Boydell & Brewer 2016; US$ 99.00

    Charts the resettlement of the Ukrainian capital after the end of Nazi occupation and the returning Soviet rulers' efforts to retain political legitimacy. more...

  • Romanian Counterinsurgency and its Global Context, 1944-1962by Andrei Miroiu

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 54.99

    This book analyses the nationalist rebellion which emerged inRomania following the Second World War. The first two decades after the end ofthe war were times of rebellion in imperial peripheries. Armed movements,sometimes communist but nearly always nationalist in orientation, rose inopposition to retreating or advancing imperial powers. One such... more...

  • The House of the Deadby Daniel Beer

    Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 42.29

    It was known as 'the vast prison without a roof'. From the beginning of the nineteenth century to the Russian Revolution, the tsarist regime exiled more than one million prisoners and their families beyond the Ural Mountains to Siberia. Daniel Beer's new book, The House of the Dead , brings to life both the brutal realities of an inhuman system... more...

  • Better Active than Radioactive!by Andrew S. Tompkins

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 99.99 US$ 85.99

    During the 1970s, hundreds of thousands of people across Western Europe protested against civil nuclear energy. This volume uses a mix of oral and archival history to explore how citizens from disparate walks of life in France and West Germany united to oppose nuclear power, transcending national borders and political and social differences. more...

  • Muslim Women of the Fergana Valleyby Vladimir Nalivkin; Maria Nalivkina; Marianne Kamp; Mariana Markova; Marianne Kamp

    Indiana University Press 2016; US$ 31.99

    Muslim Women of the Fergana Valley is the first English translation of an important 19th-century Russian text describing everyday life in Uzbek communities. Vladimir and Maria Nalivkin were Russians who settled in a "Sart" village in 1878, in a territory newly conquered by the Russian Empire. During their six years in Nanay, Maria Nalivkina learned... more...

  • Dealing with Dictatorsby László Borhi; Jason Vincz

    Indiana University Press 2016; US$ 67.99

    Dealing with Dictators explores America?s Cold War efforts to make the dictatorships of Eastern Europe less tyrannical and more responsive to the country?s international interests. During this period, US policies were a mix of economic and psychological warfare, subversion, cultural and economic penetration, and coercive diplomacy. Through careful... more...

  • Twenty Letters to a Friendby Svetlana Alliluyeva

    HarperCollins 2016; US$ 11.99

    In this riveting, New York Times -bestselling memoir?first published by Harper in 1967?Svetlana Alliluyeva, subject of Rosemary Sullivan?s critically acclaimed biography, Stalin?s Daughter , describes the surreal experience of growing up in the Kremlin in the shadow of her father, Joseph Stalin. Svetlana Iosifovna Alliluyeva, later known as Lana... more...