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  • 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...

  • Soviet Labour Ideology and the Collapse of the Stateby Dr Bobo Lo

    Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 99.00

    This book examines the transformation of Soviet labour ideology during the last decade of the USSR, and its critical relationship to the collapse of the Soviet state. The author focuses on regime attempts to revive Soviet economic performance on the basis of increased labour productivity, and shows how their failure had unforeseen and catastrophic... 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$ 30.00

    ?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...

  • 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...

  • Autopsy For An Empireby Dmitri Volkogonov

    Free Press 1999; US$ 36.95

    A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader. more...

  • Stalin's Last Crimeby Jonathan Brent; Vladimir Naumov

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 13.99

    A new investigation, based on previously unseen KGB documents, reveals the startling truth behind Stalin's last great conspiracy. On January 13, 1953, a stunned world learned that a vast conspiracy had been unmasked among Jewish doctors in the USSR to murder Kremlin leaders. Mass arrests quickly followed. The Doctors' Plot, as this alleged scheme... 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...