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Russia (Pre- & Post-Soviet Union)

  • Rasputin and Other Ironiesby Teffi; Rose France; Robert Chandler; Anne Marie Jackson

    Pushkin Press 2016; US$ 10.19

    A new collection of Teffi's best autobiographical non-fiction writings Ranging from portraits of Rasputin and Lenin to observations on the Russian Revolution, and from profiles of cultural figures to moving domestic scenes, this short collection includes writings by the inimitable Teffi never before published in English. Everything is here - politics,... more...

  • Forum für osteuropäische Ideen- und Zeitgeschichteby Leonid Luks; Gunter Dehnert; John Andreas Fuchs; Nikolaus Lobkowicz; Alexei Rybakow

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 30.99

    Since 1997, FORUM has been an integral part of the landscape of European studies. In addition to contemporary history, it offers insights into the history of ideas and reviews books on Central and Eastern European history. It offers more than just historyfor instance, interdisciplinary discussions by political scientists, literary, legal, and economic... more...

  • The Romanovsby Simon Sebag Montefiore

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2016; US$ 35.00

    The Romanovs were the most successful dynasty of modern times, ruling a sixth of the world?s surface for three centuries. How did one family turn a war-ruined principality into the world?s greatest empire? And how did they lose it all?   This is the intimate story of twenty tsars and tsarinas, some touched by genius, some by madness, but all inspired... more...

  • The Ukrainian and Russian Notebooksby Igort

    Simon & Schuster 2016; US$ 28.00 US$ 19.50

    Written and illustrated by an award-winning artist and translated into English for the first time, Igort?s The Ukrainian and Russian Notebooks is a collection of two harrowing works of graphic nonfiction about life under Russian foreign rule. After spending two years in Ukraine and Russia, collecting the stories of the survivors and witnesses to... more...

  • The Battle of Kurskby 50MINUTES.COM

    Primento Digital 2016; US$ 4.99

    After the crushing defeat suffered at Stalingrad, Adolf Hitler more than ever needed to lead an attack that would reassure the German people and restore his prestige. To do this, he chose the Kursk region, and on 4th July 1943, the attack was launched. However, Hitler did not count on the strength of the Soviet Red Army and once again suffered a fatal... more...

  • The Cold Warby 50MINUTES.COM

    Primento Digital 2016; US$ 4.99

    After the Second World War, Europe was a disastrous scene. The two victors of the war, America and the USSR, were ideologically and economically opposed. Therefore, an inevitable confrontation occurred between the two world powers, once again sinking the world into a conflict that would affect Europe for almost half a century as the struggle between... more...

  • The Battle of Stalingradby 50MINUTES.COM

    Primento Digital 2016; US$ 4.99

    On 23rd August 1942, the German army truly believed in its own superiority and had no idea of the fate that awaited them in Stalingrad. However, faced with the unwavering resistance of the Red Army during their attempted siege, this confidence quickly began to fade away. The Germans were eventually driven out of Stalingrad thanks to the unforgiving... more...

  • Threads of Empireby Charles R. Steinwedel

    Indiana University Press 2016; US$ 44.99

    Threads of Empire examines how Russia?s imperial officials and intellectual elites made and maintained their authority among the changing intellectual and political currents in Eurasia from the mid-16th century to the revolution of 1917. The book focuses on a region 750 miles east of Moscow known as Bashkiria. The region was split nearly evenly between... more...

  • Chernobyl Prayerby Svetlana Alexievich; Anna Gunin; Arch Tait

    Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 15.98

    A startling history of the Chernobyl disaster by Svetlana Alexievich, the winner of the Nobel prize in literature 2015 On 26 April 1986, at 1.23am, a series of explosions shook the Chernobyl nuclear reactor. Flames lit up the sky and radiation escaped to contaminate the land and poison the people for years to come. While officials tried to hush... more...

  • After Stalingradby Albert Holl

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 19.77

    The battle for Stalingrad has been studied and recalled in exhaustive detail ever since the Red Army trapped the German 6th Army in the ruined city in 1942. But most of these accounts finish at the end of the battle, with columns of tens of thousands of German soldiers disappearing into Soviet captivity. Their fate is rarely described. That is why... more...