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  • 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...

  • Soviet-Vietnam Relations and the Role of China 1949-64by Mari Olsen

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    This new book analyzes how the Soviet leadership evaluated developments in Soviet-Vietnamese relations in the years from 1949 to 1964. Focusing on how Soviet leaders actually perceived China?s role in Vietnam relative to the Soviet role, it shows how these perceptions influenced the Soviet-Vietnamese relationship. It also explains how and when Moscow?s... more...

  • Katyn and the Soviet Massacre of 1940by George Sanford

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    The Soviet massacre of Polish prisoners of war at Katyn and in other camps in 1940 was one of the most notorious incidents of the Second World War. The truth about the massacres was long suppressed, both by the Soviet Union, and also by the United States and Britain who wished to hold together their wartime alliance with the Soviet Union. This informative book... more...

  • Constructing Ethnopolitics in the Soviet Unionby Dina Zisserman-Brodsky

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 98.00

    The 'nationality question' was long central to Soviet thought and policy, and the failure to provide a convincing answer played a major role in the break-up of the Soviet Union into ethnically or nationally defined states. Zisserman-Brodsky explores various explanations of nationalism and its resurgence through a close and unprecedented examination... 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...

  • 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...

  • One Minute to Midnightby Michael Dobbs

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 18.00

    In October 1962, at the height of the Cold War, the United States and the Soviet Union came to the brink of nuclear conflict over the placement of Soviet missiles in Cuba. In this hour-by-hour chronicle of those tense days, veteran Washington Post reporter Michael Dobbs reveals just how close we came to Armageddon. Here, for the first time, are... more...

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

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 37.00

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

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

    Springer New York 2007; US$ 33.20

    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...