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Soviet Union

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  • 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...

  • For the Soul of Mankindby Melvyn P. Leffler

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2008; US$ 21.99

    To the amazement of the public, pundits, and even the policymakers themselves, the ideological and political conflict that had endangered the world for half a century came to an end in 1990. How did that happen? What caused the cold war in the first place, and why did it last as long as it did? The distinguished historian Melvyn P. Leffler homes... 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...

  • The Russian Revolutionby S.A. Smith

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 9.99

    This introduction to the Russian Revolution provides a narrative of the main developments between 1917 and 1936. It rejects the liberal interpretation in favour of seeing the process as a the result of a backward society which sought modernization and ended in political tyranny. more...

  • A History of the Soviet Union from the Beginning to the Endby Peter Kenez

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 28.00

    This book, first published in 2006, is an examination of political, social and cultural developments in the Soviet Union. more...

  • Challenging Traditional Views of Russian Historyby Stephen G. Wheatcroft

    Palgrave Macmillan 2002; US$ 175.00

    This collection presents radically new views on key aspects of Russian/Soviet history: the non-Slavic sources of Russian statehood; tsarist penal systems; the pre-evolutionary technological level; the famine of 1931-3; patronage practices in Stalin's Russia; the incidence and mechanism of Stalinist repression; the dissident roots of glasnost; Russian... more...

  • Russian Identitiesby Nicholas V. Riasanovsky

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 69.99

    Investigates the question of Russian identity, spanning a territory, centuries, and a variety of political, social, and economic structures. This book places emphases on the struggle against the steppe peoples, Orthodox Christianity, autocratic monarchy, and Westernization. more...

  • Russia's Sputnik Generationby Donald J. Raleigh

    Indiana University Press 2006; US$ 18.35

    Russia's Sputnik Generation presents the life stories of eight 1967 graduates of School No. 42 in the Russian city of Saratov. Born in 1949/50, these four men and four women belong to the first generation conceived during the Soviet Union's return to "normality" following World War II. Well educated, ... more...

  • Among the Russiansby Colin Thubron

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    Here is a fresh perspective on the last tumultuous years of the Soviet Union and an exquisitely poetic travelogue.With a keen grasp of Russia's history, a deep appreciation for its architecture and iconography, and an inexhaustible enthusiasm for its people and its culture, Colin Thubron is the perfect guide to a country most of us will never get... more...