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  • Russiaby Mauricio Borrero

    Infobase Publishing 2004; US$ 85.00

    A reference guide to the world's largest country. Covering influential individuals, significant places, and important policies, it provides readers with a greater understanding of Russian history. A narrative history, chronology, and A-Z entries are included. more...

  • Constructing National Interestsby Jutta Weldes

    University of Minnesota Press 1999; US$ 70.50

    Not simply an ?event? or merely an ?incident,? the 1962 standoff between the U. S. and the Soviet Union over missiles in Cuba was a crisis, which subsequently has achieved almost mythic significance in the annals of United States foreign policy. Here, Weldes analyzes the so-called Cuban missile crisis as a means to rethink the idea of national interest,... more...

  • The Greatest Battleby Andrew Nagorski

    Simon & Schuster 2007; US$ 17.00

    The battle for Moscow was the biggest battle of World War II -- the biggest battle of all time. And yet it is far less known than Stalingrad, which involved about half the number of troops. From the time Hitler launched his assault on Moscow on September 30, 1941, to April 20, 1942, seven million troops were engaged in this titanic struggle. The combined... more...

  • They Took My Fatherby Mayme Sevander; Laurie Hertzel; Tom Morgan

    University of Minnesota Press 2004; US$ 51.00

    A riveting memoir of one family?s struggle under a totalitarian regime.?Mayme Sevander and Laurie Hertzel tell a poignant tale of a hidden corner of U.S. and Soviet history. Tracing the hopes and hardships of one family over two continents, They Took My Father explores the boundaries of loyalty, identity, and ideals.? ?Amy Goldstein, Washington Post more...

  • One Minute to Midnightby Michael Dobbs

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 18.00

    "Extraordinary. . . . As gripping as any fiction. Dobbs is an impeccable researcher and reporter." ? The Christian Science Monitor "A book with sobering new information about the world's only superpower nuclear confrontation?as well as contemporary relevance . . . Filled with insights that will change the views of experts and help inform a new... more...

  • The Bolsheviks in Powerby Alexander Rabinowitch

    Indiana University Press 2007; US$ 27.95

    A major contribution to the historiography of the world in the 20th century, The Bolsheviks in Power focuses on the fateful first year of Soviet rule in Petrograd. It examines events that profoundly shaped the Soviet political system that endured through most of the 20th century. Drawing largely from... more...

  • Soviet Legal Innovation and the Law of the Western Worldby John Quigley

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 36.00

    This 2007 book looks at the Soviet style of law that was adopted slowly in the West during the twentieth century. more...

  • Life and Death in Besieged Leningrad, 1941-1944by John Barber; Dr Andrei Dzeniskevich

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 130.00

    From 1941-1944 Leningrad saw by far the largest-scale famine ever to occur in a developed society. This book examines the nature and consequences of the extreme conditions created by the German blockade of Leningrad between September 1941 and January 1944. Using declassified documents from Party and State archives in Moscow and St Petersburg and interviews... more...

  • Russia's Cosmonautsby Rex D. Hall; Shayler David; Bert Vis

    Springer New York 2007; US$ 44.95

    There is no competition since this is the first book in the English language on cosmonaut selection and training Offers a unique and original discussion on how Russia prepares its cosmonauts for spaceflight. Contains original interviews and photographs with first-hand information obtained by the authors on visits to Star City Provides an insight... more...

  • Destination in Doubtby Stephen Lovell

    Zed Books 2006; US$ 25.95

    The enormously complex changes triggered by the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe were nowhere more ambiguous than in the heartland of the Soviet bloc, Russia itself. Here the population was divided on all the most fundamental questions of post-communist transition: economic reforms, the Communist Party, the borders of the state, even the definition... more...