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Russia (Pre- & Post-Soviet Union)

  • Zhivago's Secret Journeyby Paolo Mancosu

    Hoover Institution Press 2016; US$ 6.99

    Paolo Mancosu continues an investigation he began in his 2013 book Inside the Zhivago Storm, which the New York Book Review of Books described as "a tour de force of literary detection worthy of a scholarly Sherlock Holmes". In this book Mancosu extends his detective work by reconstructing the network of contacts that helped Pasternak smuggle the typescripts... more...

  • Spymasterby Martin Pearce

    Transworld 2016; US$ 28.19

    The extraordinary story of the most highly decorated British spymaster of the Cold War, Sir Maurice Oldfield. Chief of the Secret Intelligence Service (commonly known as the SIS or MI6), he was the first Chief to be named and pictured in the press, and often alleged by them to be the model for the screen versions of both Ian Fleming?s M and John Le... more...

  • Access to History: China 1839-1997by Michael Lynch

    Hodder Education 2016; US$ 18.99

    Give your students the best chance of success with this tried and tested series, combining in-depth analysis, engaging narrative and accessibility. Access to History is the most popular, trusted and wide-ranging series for A-level History students. This title: - Supports the content and assessment requirements of the 2015 A-level History specifications... more...

  • Black Squareby Sophie Pinkham

    Random House 2016; US$ 28.19

    ? When I first lived in Ukraine, I was preoccupied with its ideas of the past and future. Once Maidan started, there was nothing but the present; every hour held the possibility of transformation, and of terrible violence ?? After leaving university in 2004, Sophie Pinkham moved to Siberia to volunteer for the Red Cross, tackling the rising AIDS... more...

  • BT Fast Tankby Steven J. Zaloga; Henry Morshead

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 10.99

    When the Red Army needed to mechanize its cavalry branch in the 1930s, the BT fast tank was its solution. Based on the American Christie high-speed tank, the Red Army began a program to adapt the design to its own needs. Early versions were mechanically unreliable and poorly armed but by the mid-1930s, the BT-5 emerged, armed with an excellent dual-purpose... more...

  • The Soviet Mindby Henry Hardy; Isaiah Berlin; Strobe Talbott

    Brookings Institution Press 2016; US$ 24.99

    Berlin?s great powers of observation combine with his great knowledge and literary gifts to provide us with a fascinating series of insights.? Geoffrey Riklin George Kennan, the architect of U.S. policy toward the Soviet Union, called Isaiah Berlin the patron saint among the commentators of the Russian scene.? In The Soviet Mind , Berlin proves... more...

  • Maydayby Michael Beschloss

    Open Road Media 2016; US$ 14.99

    The ?definitive? book on the U-2 episode and its disastrous impact on the future of the Cold War ( Kirkus Reviews ). On May Day 1960, Soviet forces downed a CIA spy plane flown deep into Soviet territory by Francis Gary Powers two weeks before a crucial summit. This forced President Dwight Eisenhower to decide whether, in an effort to save the... more...

  • The Crisis Yearsby Michael Beschloss

    Open Road Media 2016; US$ 14.99

    The groundbreaking and revelatory tale of the most dangerous years of the Cold War and the two leaders who held the fate of the world in their hands. This bestselling history takes us into the tumultuous period from 1960 through 1963 when the Berlin Wall was built and the Bay of Pigs invasion and the Cuban Missile Crisis brought the United States... more...

  • At the Highest Levelsby Michael Beschloss; Strobe Talbott

    Open Road Media 2016; US$ 14.99

    The riveting behind-the-scenes account of the Cold War?s endgame and the secret negotiations that changed world history. When US President George Bush met with Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev in December 1989, the Berlin Wall had fallen and the twin policies of perestroika and glasnost were bringing new freedoms to millions of people across the... 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...