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  • A Russian Journalby John Steinbeck; Susan Shillinglaw; Robert Capa

    Penguin Publishing Group 1999; US$ 15.00

    Steinbeck and Capa?s account of their journey through Cold War Russia is a classic piece of reportage and travel writing. Just after the Iron Curtain fell on Eastern Europe, Pulitzer Prize-winning author John Steinbeck and acclaimed war photographer Robert Capa ventured into the Soviet Union to report for the New York Herald Tribune . This rare... more...

  • Blacks, Reds, and Russiansby Joy Gleason Carew

    Rutgers University Press 2008; US$ 28.95

    One of the most compelling, yet little known stories of race relations in the twentieth century is the account of blacks who chose to leave the United States to be involved in the Soviet Experiment in the 1920s and 1930s. In Blacks, Reds, and Russians, Joy Gleason Carew offers insight into the political strategies that often underlie relationships... more...

  • A Brief History of Russiaby Michael Kort

    Infobase Publishing 2008; US$ 45.00

    Serves as a guide to the history and culture of Russia. This book details the social, economic, and political changes and crises that the people of Russia have had to endure. It includes a chronology, bibliography, and, suggested readings. It also covers the conquest and rule of Russia by the Mongol Golden Horde as well as the reign of terror. more...

  • World War II Behind Closed Doorsby Laurence Rees

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.95

    In this revelatory chronicle of World War II, Laurence Rees documents the dramatic and secret deals that helped make the war possible and prompted some of the most crucial decisions made during the conflict. Drawing on material available only since the opening of archives in Eastern Europe and Russia, as well as amazing new testimony from nearly a... more...

  • The Cold Warby John Lewis Gaddis

    Penguin Publishing Group 2006; US$ 18.00

    The “dean of Cold War historians” ( The New York Times ) now presents the definitive account of the global confrontation that dominated the last half of the twentieth century. Drawing on newly opened archives and the reminiscences of the major players, John Lewis Gaddis explains not just what happened but why —from the months in 1945 when the U.S.... more...

  • Such Freedom, If Only Musicalby Peter J Schmelz

    Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 64.99

    Note on transliteration. 1. Introduction. 2. The Dam Bursts: The First and Second Conservatories. 3. Andrey Volkonsky and the Beginnings of "Unofficial" Music. 4. From "Young" to "Unofficial": Denisov's Sun of the Incas. 5. "Unofficial" Venues, Performers, and Audiences. 6. From Abstraction to Mimesis, from... more...

  • The First Soviet Cosmonaut Teamby Colin Burgess; Rex Hall

    Springer 2009; US$ 39.95

    Relates who the first Soviet cosmonaut team men were and offers background stories, in addition to those of the familiar names of early Soviet space explorers from that group. This book presents an account of the history, training and experiences of the first group of twenty cosmonauts of the USSR. more...

  • Failed Empireby Vladislav M. Zubok

    The University of North Carolina Press 2007; US$ 40.00

    Western interpretations of the Cold War--both realist and neoconservative--have erred by exaggerating either the Kremlin's pragmatism or its aggressiveness, argues Vladislav Zubok. Explaining the interests, aspirations, illusions, fears, and misperceptions of the Kremlin leaders and Soviet elites, Zubok offers a Soviet perspective on the greatest... more...

  • Changing Attitudes Toward Economic Reform During the Yeltsin Eraby Terry Clark; Ernest Goss; Larisa Kosova

    ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 88.00

    On December 31, 1999, Boris Yeltsin stepped down as president of the Russian Federation, marking the end of an era. While scholars and observers alike continue to debate the degree to which Russia succeeded in establishing democracy or a free market economy, the enormity of the social transformation that occurred during the Yeltsin era is far less... more...

  • Keys of This Bloodby Malachi Martin

    Simon & Schuster 2008; US$ 41.99

    Only Malachi Martin, consummate Vatican insider and intelligence expert, could reveal the untold story behind the Vatican's role in today's winner-take-all race against time to establish, maintain, and control the first one-world government. * Will America lead the way to the new world order? * Is Pope John Paul II winning the battle for faith? ... more...