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  • Stalin's Last Crimeby Jonathan Brent; Vladimir Naumov

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 13.49

    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...

  • Across the Revolutionary Divideby Theodore R. Weeks

    Wiley 2011; US$ 46.95 US$ 40.69

    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... more...

  • History for the IB Diploma: Imperial Russia, Revolutions and the Emergence of the Soviet State 1853?1924by Sally Waller

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 16.00 US$ 13.12

    An exciting series that covers selected topics from the Higher Level options in the IB History syllabus. more...

  • Red Fortressby Catherine Merridale

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 12.40

    WINNER OF THE WOLFSON PRIZE 2013 The extraordinary story of the Kremlin - from prize-winning author and historian Catherine Merridale Both beautiful and profoundly menacing, the Kremlin has dominated Moscow for many centuries. Behind its great red walls and towers many of the most startling events in Russia's history have been acted out.... more...

  • Russia: A History, new editionby Gregory Freeze

    OUP Oxford 2002; US$ 14.99 US$ 12.89

    Now fully updated to 2001, this is an authoritative and highly readable introduction to a thousand years of Russian history. New insights into areas previously cloaked in secrecy, and an extraordinarily rich array of illustrations, make it essential reading for anyone interested in Russia and its place in the world. more...

  • Communism and its Collapseby Stephen White

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 33.95

    Ranging from the Russian revolution of 1917 to the collapse of Eastern Europe in the 1980s this study examines Communist rule. By focusing primarily on the USSR and Eastern Europe Stephen White covers the major topics and issues affecting these countries, including: * communism as a doctrine * the evolution of Communist rule * the challenges to Soviet... more...

  • Russian Messianismby Peter J. S. Duncan

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 54.95

    This is the first book in English for half a century to examine the complexities of Russian messianism, both as a whole and in its interaction with Communism. Peter Duncan considers its Orthodox roots and focuses on Russia's geopolitical experience and situation to explain the endurance of this phenomenon. more...

  • The Main Enemyby Milton Bearden; James Risen

    Random House Publishing Group 2003; US$ 7.99

    A landmark collaboration between a thirty-year veteran of the CIA and a Pulitzer Prize?winning journalist, The Main Enemy is the dramatic inside story of the CIA-KGB spy wars, told through the actions of the men who fought them. Based on hundreds of interviews with operatives from both sides, The Main Enemy puts us inside the heads of CIA officers... more...

  • Socialism in Russiaby Dr John Gooding

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 46.00

    This book asks three fundamental questions about the socialist experiment in twentieth-century Russia: How did Marxist ideas come to be implemented in Russia, a country entirely unsuited to them? Why did the experiment lead to such suffering and upheaval and prove so fruitless? And why did the attempt to return to a proper Marxism/Leninism bring about... 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...