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Russia (Pre- & Post-Soviet Union)

  • Red Noticeby Bill Browder

    Simon & Schuster 2015; US$ 28.00

    A real-life political thriller about an American financier in the Wild East of Russia, the murder of his principled young tax attorney, and his dangerous mission to expose the Kremlin?s corruption. Bill Browder?s journey started on the South Side of Chicago and moved through Stanford Business School to the dog-eat-dog world of hedge fund investing... more...

  • Nothing is True and Everything is Possibleby Peter Pomerantsev

    Faber & Faber 2015; US$ 14.57

    A journey into the glittering, surreal heart of 21st century Russia: into the lives of Hells Angels convinced they are messiahs, professional killers with the souls of artists, bohemian theatre directors turned Kremlin puppet-masters, supermodel sects, post-modern dictators and oligarch revolutionaries. This is a world erupting with new money... more...

  • The Royal Air Force in the Cold War 1950-1970by Ian Proctor

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 16.99

    Soon after the Second world War, wartime allies became Cold War adversaries, and by 1950 the perceived threat of a Soviet strike on Western Europe or Britain dominated military planning. For the next forty years, the Royal Air Force was in the front-line of the Cold War. In Britain and Germany, light bomber crews exercised in preparation for a future... more...

  • A Discourse Analysis of Corruptionby Blendi Kajsiu

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    Why did Albania enjoy some of the most successful anti-corruption programs and institutions along with what appeared to be growing levels of corruption during the period 1998-2005? Looking at corruption through a post-structuralist discourse analysis perspective this book argues that the dominant corruption discourse in Albania served primarily to... more...

  • Welcome to the Desert of Post-Socialismby Srecko Horvat; Igor Stiks

    Verso Books 2015; US$ 26.95

    This volume offers a profound analysis of post-socialist economic and political transformation in the Balkans, involving deeply unequal societies and oligarchical ?democracies.? The contributions deconstruct the persistent imaginary of the Balkans, pervasive among outsiders to the region, who see it as no more than a repository of ethnic conflict,... more...

  • The Russian Albumby Michael Ignatieff

    Picador 2015; US$ 17.99

    Winner of the Royal Society of Literature Award Ignatieff chronicles five generations of his Russian family, beginning in 1815. Drawing on family diaries, on the contemplation of intriguing photographs in an old family album, and on stories passed down from father to son, he comes to terms with the meaning of his family's memories and histories.... more...

  • Russian California, 1806-1860by James R. Gibson; Alexei A. Istomin

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 225.00

    This two-volume book is a documentary history of Russia’s 19th-century settlement in California. It contains 492 documents, mostly translated from the Russian for the first time, fully annotated, and with an extensive historical introduction. This broad range of primary sources provides a comprehensive and detailed history of the Russian Empire’s... more...

  • Saving Stalin's Imperial Cityby Steven M. Maddox

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 49.99

    Saving Stalin?s Imperial City is the history of the successes and failures in historic preservation and of Leningraders? determination to honor the memory of the terrible siege the city had endured during World War II. The book stresses the counterintuitive nature of Stalinist policies, which allocated scarce wartime resources to save historic monuments... more...

  • Frontline Ukraineby Richard Sakwa

    I.B.Tauris 2014; US$ 28.00

    The unfolding crisis in Ukraine has brought the world to the brink of a new Cold War. As Russia and Ukraine tussle for Crimea and the eastern regions, relations between Putin and the West have reached an all-time low. How did we get here? Richard Sakwa here unpicks the context of conflicted Ukrainian identity and of Russo-Ukrainian relations and traces... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Russian and Soviet Foreign Policyby Norman E. Saul

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 129.99

    The Historical Dictionary of Russian and Soviet Foreign Policy covers the history through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 700 cross-referenced entries on important individuals, events, and other aspects of the foreign policy of this important country. more...