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Russia (Pre- & Post-Soviet Union)

  • Where the Iron Crosses Growby Robert Forczyk

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99

    Nazi and Soviet armies fought over the Crimean Peninsula for three long years using sieges, dozens of amphibious landings, and large scale maneuvers. This definitive English-language work on the savage battle for the Crimea, Where the Iron Crosses Grow sheds new light on this vital aspect of the Eastern Front. The Crimea was one of the crucibles... more...

  • The Rise and Fall of the The Soviet Economyby Philip Hanson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 71.95

    Why did the Soviet economic system fall apart? Did the economy simply overreach itself through military spending? Was it the centrally-planned character of Soviet socialism that was at fault? Or did a potentially viable mechanism come apart in Gorbachev's clumsy hands? Does its failure mean that true socialism is never economically viable? The economic... more...

  • What Did You Do in the Cold War Daddy?by Ann Curthoys; Joy Damousi

    NewSouth 2014; US$ 24.99

    The Cold War was a turbulent time to grow up in. Family ties were tested, friendships were torn apart and new beliefs forged out of the ruins of old loyalties. In this book, through twelve evocative stories of childhood and early adulthood in Australia during the Cold War years, writers from vastly different backgrounds explore how global political... more...

  • Reinterpreting the End of the Cold Warby Silvio Pons; Federico Romero

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    As the activities of individuals, organizations, and nations increasingly occur in cyberspace, the security of those activities is becoming a growing concern. Political, economic and military leaders must manage and reduce the level of risk associated with threats from hostile states, malevolent nonstate actors such as organized terrorist groups or... more...

  • The Russian Empire: A Multi-Ethnic Historyby Andreas Kappeler

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 75.95

    The "national question" and how to impose control over its diverse ethnic identities has long posed a problem for the Russian state. This major survey of Russia as a multi-ethnic empire spans the imperial years from the sixteenth century to 1917, with major consideration of the Soviet phase. It asks how Russians incorporated new territories, how they... more...

  • Maralingaby Frank Walker

    Hachette Australia 2014; US$ 29.93

    Who really paid the price for the British nuclear tests in the Australian outback? The must tell story behind Maralinga. more...

  • Maralingaby Frank Walker

    Hachette Australia 2014; Not Available

    Who really paid the price for the British nuclear tests in the Australian outback? The must tell story behind Maralinga. more...

  • Innocent Weaponsby Margaret E. Peacock

    The University of North Carolina Press 2014; US$ 33.99

    Innocent Weapons: The Soviet and American Politics of Childhood in the Cold War more...

  • Der deutsche Adelby Walter Demel; Sylvia Schraut

    C.H. Beck 2014; US$ 8.62

    «Adel verpflichtet» ? so heißt es auch heute noch. Die Autorin und der Autor dieses Bandes, beide Neuzeithistoriker in München, gliedern ihr Thema in vier grundlegende Fragestellungen: Was ist überhaupt «deutscher Adel»? Welche Vorrechte nahm der Adel für sich in Anspruch, wie sicherte er sie ökonomisch ab, und wie verlieh er ihnen Ausdruck? Welche... more...

  • 1990: Russians Remember a Turning Pointby Irina Prokhorova

    Quercus 2014; US$ 9.99

    Although 1989 and 1991 witnessed more spectacular events, 1990 was a year of embryonic change in Russia: Article 6 of the constitution was abolished, and with it the Party's monopoly on political power. This fascinating collection of documentary evidence crystalizes the aspirations of the Russian people in the days before Communism finally fell. ... more...