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  • Red Novemberby W. Craig Reed

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 12.60

    ? Red November delivers the real life feel and fears of submariners who risked their lives to keep the peace.?  ?Steve Berry, author of The Paris Vendetta W. Craig Reed, a former navy diver and fast-attack submariner, provides a riveting portrayal of the secret underwater struggle between the US and the USSR in Red November. A spellbinding ... more...

  • Russiaby Martin Sixsmith

    Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 17.58

    Russia is a country of contradictions: a nation of cultural refinement and artistic originality and yet also a country that rules by 'the iron fist'. In this riveting history, Martin Sixsmith shows how Russia's complex identity has been formed over a thousand years, and how it can help us understand its often baffling behaviour at home and abroad.... more...

  • Russiaby Gregory L. Freeze

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 22.00

    From the formation of the Russian state in the 14th century to the political power struggles of the 1990s and the uncertainties of the new millennium, this new history offers a fresh and systematic account of Russian history across six tumultuous centuries. This book - containing many little-known illustrations - represents an important attempt to... more...

  • Gramsci and Trotsky in the Shadow of Stalinismby Emanuele Saccarelli

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95

    This book examines the legacy of Antonio Gramsci and Leon Trotsky in the shadow of Stalinism in order to reassess the very different and distorted academic reception of the two figures, as well as to contribute to the revitalization of Marxism for our time. While Gramsci and Trotsky lived and died in a similar fashion, as revolutionary Marxist leaders... more...

  • Shostakovich and Stalinby Solomon Volkov

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.99

    ?Music illuminates a person and provides him with his last hope; even Stalin, a butcher, knew that.? So said the Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich, whose first compositions in the 1920s identified him as an avant-garde wunderkind. But that same singularity became a liability a decade later under the totalitarian rule of Stalin, with his unpredictable... more...

  • A Writer at Warby Vasily Grossman

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 13.99

    When the Germans invaded Russia in 1941, Vasily Grossman became a special correspondent for the Red Star , the Soviet Army's newspaper, and reported from the frontlines of the war. A Writer at War depicts in vivid detail the crushing conditions on the Eastern Front, and the lives and deaths of soldiers and civilians alike. Witnessing some of the... more...

  • Readings in Russian Civilization, Volume 3by Thomas Riha

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 30.00

    "This new and enlarged version of Readings in Russian Civilization is the result of fairly extensive revisions. There are now 72 instead of 64 items; 20 of the selections are new. The first volume has undergone the least change with 3 new items, of which 2 appear in English for the first time. In the second volume there are 6 new items; all of them... more...

  • Across the Revolutionary Divideby Theodore R. Weeks

    Wiley 2011; US$ 43.95

    Across the Revolutionary Divide: Russia and the USSR 1861-1945 offers a broad interpretive account of Russian history from the emancipation of the serfs to the end of World War II. Provides a coherent overview of Russia's development from 1861 through to 1945 Reflects the latest scholarship by taking a thematic approach to Russian history and bridging... more...

  • Ivan's Warby Catherine Merridale

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 14.57

    A powerful, groundbreaking new book on the ordinary Russian soldier's experience of the worst war in history. more...

  • Leningradby Michael Jones

    Hodder & Stoughton 2009; Not Available

    When the German High Command encircled Leningrad it was a deliberate policy to eradicate the city's civilian population by starving them to death. As winter set in and food supplies dwindled, starvation and panic set in. A specialist in battle psychology and the vital role of morale in desperate circumstances, Michael Jones tells the human story... more...