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Russia (Pre- & Post-Soviet Union)

  • Russia: From Workers' State to State Capitalismby Anthony Arnove

    Haymarket Books 2017; US$ 12.00

    In the Russian revolution of 1917, workers took control of a major country for the first time in history. more...

  • The Geography of Nationalism in Russia and the USSRby Robert J. Kaiser

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 70.95 US$ 64.56

    The Geography of Nationalism in Russia and the USSR is an important addition to the small library of essential works on the collapse of the Soviet empire. The first attempt to construct and test broad theoretical propositions about "place" and "territoriality" in the making of nations, it examines the critical social processes underlying the formation... more...

  • Boys in Zincby Svetlana Alexievich; Andrew Bromfield

    Penguin Books Ltd 2017; US$ 14.09

    The haunting history of the Soviet-Afghan War from the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature 2015 - A new translation based on the updated text - From 1979 to 1989 Soviet troops engaged in a devastating war in Afghanistan that claimed thousands of casualties on both sides. While the Soviet Union talked about a 'peace-keeping' mission, the... more...

  • Cold War Energyby Jeronim Perovic

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 94.37

    This book examines the role of Soviet energy during the Cold War. Based on hitherto little known documents from Western and Eastern European archives, it combines the story of Soviet oil and gas with general Cold War history. This volume breaks new ground by framing Soviet energy in a multi-national context, taking into account not only the view from... more...

  • History of the Soviet Unionby Geoffrey Hosking

    HarperCollins Publishers 2017; US$ 13.02

    Originally published in 1992 and now available as an ebook. This edition does not include any images. WINNER OF THE 'LOS ANGELES TIMES' BOOK AWARD FOR HISTORY more...

  • Historians and Historical Societies in the Public Life of Imperial Russiaby Vera Kaplan

    Indiana University Press 2017; US$ 64.99

    What was the role of historians and historical societies in the public life of imperial Russia? Focusing on the Society of Zealots of Russian Historical Education (1895?1918), Vera Kaplan analyzes the network of voluntary associations that existed in imperial Russia, showing how they interacted with state, public, and private bodies. Unlike most Russian... more...

  • The Decline of Imperial Russiaby Hugh Seton-Watson

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 170.00

    This book, originally published in 1952, describes and explains the stage of the decline of the Russian Empire between the Crimean and First World Wars. The book is divided up by period: the reign of Alexander II (1855-81), the period of reaction (1881-1905) and the ?Revolution? of 1905 and its aftermath (1905-14) and also into three sections: the... more...

  • Millenarian Bolshevism 1900-1920by David G. Rowley

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 165.00

    Millenarian Bolshevism had its origins in a debate between positivist and idealist Marxists at the turn of the 20 th Century. This book, originally published in 1987, charts the development of Millenarian Bolshevism by studying the careers of Bogdanov and Lunacharsky and analyzing their relations with Lenin, Gorky and other left Bolsheviks. In discussing... more...

  • The Modern Russian Army 1992?2016by Mark Galeotti; Johnny Shumate

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 10.99

    Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russia's army has undergone a turbulent transformation, from the scattered left-overs of the old Soviet military, through a period of shocking decay and demoralization, to the disciplined force and sophisticated 'hybrid war' doctrine that enabled Vladimir Putin to seize Crimea virtually overnight in 2014. Using... more...

  • The Last of the Tsarsby Robert Service

    Pan Macmillan 2017; US$ 25.05

    In March 1917, Nicholas II, the last Tsar of All the Russias, abdicated and the dynasty that had ruled an empire for three hundred years was forced from power by revolution. Now, on the hundredth anniversary of that revolution, Robert Service, the eminent historian of Russia, examines Nicholas's reign in the year before his abdication and the months... more...