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  • First Russia, Then Tibetby Robert ron

    I.B.Tauris 2010; US$ 19.00

    Over the course of several months during 1931 and 1932, Robert Byron journeyed to three countries teetering on the brink of change. In Russia, which was stricken by famine, Lenin had just died, Stalin's dictatorship was in its infancy and the Great Terror was yet to begin. Having taken the first commercial flight to India, which took a week, Byron... 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...

  • Russiaby Martin Sixsmith

    Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 16.00

    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...

  • Leninby Robert Service

    Pan Macmillan 2008; US$ 10.44

    Lenin is a colossal figure whose influence on twentieth-century history cannot be underestimated. Robert Service has written a calmly authoritative biography on this seemingly unknowable figure. Making use of recently opened archives, he has been able to piece together the private as well as the public life, giving the first complete picture of Lenin.... more...

  • Stalinby Harold Shukman

    The History Press 2011; US$ 8.74

    Stalin was one of the most rulthless and authoritarian dictators in world history. This concise title presents Lenin's heir from his beginnings for priesthood to General Secretary of the Communist Party. 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$ 95.00

    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 2007; US$ 49.95

    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. 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...

  • A Writer at Warby Vasily Grossman

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.95

    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...