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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Western Intellectuals and the Soviet Union, 1920-4by Ludmila Stern

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    Despite the appalling record of the Soviet Union on human rights questions, many western intellectuals with otherwise impeccable liberal credentials were strong supporters the Soviet Union in the interwar period. This book explores how this seemingly impossible situation came about. Focusing in particular on the work of various official and semi-official... more...

  • Socialism in Russiaby Dr John Gooding

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 44.00

    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...