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  • Stalin's Last Crimeby Jonathan Brent; Vladimir Naumov

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 13.29

    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...

  • Autopsy For An Empireby Dmitri Volkogonov

    Free Press 1999; US$ 15.99

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

  • For the Soul of Mankindby Melvyn P. Leffler

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2008; US$ 9.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Stalinism and Afterby Alec Nove

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 59.95

    Based on personal experience of life in the Soviet Union Nove explains the phenomenon of Stalinism and its aftermath. In highly readable style, Professor Nove traces the origins of Stalinism, analyzes its nature and achievements, examines the process of destalinization which followed Stalin's death, and explores the evolution of the Soviet system under... more...

  • Value of Human Life in Soviet Warfareby Amnon Sella

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 180.00

    This is a key question for all Western military strategists. If the Soviets are indeed willing to tolerate high human sacrifice in warfare this obviously puts them at a military advantage. The perceived wisdom, hitherto, is that the Soviets are indeed willing to tolerate high casualties in battle - this, initial, view is reinforced by myths about... more...