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Russia (Pre- & Post-Soviet Union)

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  • Rasputinby Harold Shukman

    The History Press 2011; US$ 4.36

    Gregory Rasputin features in Russian history as a malign and destructive force, a man with an unhealthy influence on the Empress Alexandra and undue power in Russian politics. Yet his purposes were ostensibly beneficent. An uneducated peasant, he left Siberia to become a wandering 'holy man' and soon acquired a reputation as a healer. The empress... more...

  • Putinismby Walter Laqueur

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 28.99

    There is no question that tensions between Russia and American are on the rise. The forced annexation of Crimea, the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight 17, and the Russian government's treatment of homosexuals have created diplomatic standoffs and led to a volley of economic sanctions. Much of the blame for Russia's recent hostility towards the... more...

  • Stalin's Daughterby Rosemary Sullivan

    HarperCollins 2015; US$ 19.99

    The award-winning author of Villa Air-Bel returns with a painstakingly researched, revelatory biography of Svetlana Stalin, a woman fated to live her life in the shadow of one of history?s most monstrous dictators?her father, Josef Stalin. Born in the early years of the Soviet Union, Svetlana Stalin spent her youth inside the walls of the Kremlin.... 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...

  • Turkey in the 21st Centuryby Dr Özden Zeynep Oktav

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 124.95

    This timely book is a much needed account of how pragmatism rather than ideology is the main determinant in Turkey's current foreign policy and should be read by all looking for a fresh and stimulating take on Turkey's response to globalization and the internationalization of security in the 21st Century. more...

  • Command and Controlby Eric Schlosser

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 15.98

    From famed investigative journalist Eric Schlosser, author of Fast Food Nation , comes Command and Control a ground-breaking account of the management of nuclear weapons A groundbreaking account of accidents, near-misses, extraordinary heroism and technological breakthroughs, Command and Control explores the dilemma that has existed since... more...

  • Leninby Lars T. Lih

    Reaktion Books 2012; US$ 16.95

    After Karl Marx, Vladimir Lenin (1870?1924) is the man most associated with communism and its influence and reach around the world. Lenin was the leader of the communist Bolshevik party during the October 1917 revolution in Russia, and he subsequently headed the Soviet state until 1924, bringing stability to the region and establishing a socialist... more...

  • Between Europe and Asiaby Mark Bassin; Sergey Glebov; Marlene Laruelle

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2015; US$ 27.95

    Between Europe and Asia analyzes the origins and development of Eurasianism, an intellectual movement that proclaimed the existence of Eurasia, a separate civilization coinciding with the former Russian Empire.  The essays in the volume explore the historical roots, the heyday of the movement in the 1920s, and the afterlife of the movement... more...

  • Authoritarian Russiaby Vladimir Gel'man

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2015; US$ 25.95

    Russia today represents one of the major examples of the phenomenon of ?electoral authoritarianism? which is characterized by adopting the trappings of democratic institutions (such as elections, political parties, and a legislature) and enlisting the service of the country?s essentially authoritarian rulers. Why and how has the electoral authoritarian... more...

  • Crossing Bordersby Michael David-Fox

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2015; US$ 28.95

    Crossing Borders deconstructs contemporary theories of Soviet history from the revolution through the Stalin period, and offers new interpretations based on a transnational perspective. To Michael David-Fox, Soviet history was shaped by interactions across its borders. By reexamining conceptions of modernity, ideology, and cultural transformation,... more...