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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...

  • Inventing the Enemyby Wendy Z. Goldman

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 25.00

    Explores the behaviour of ordinary people during Stalin's terror, revealing the terrible dilemmas people confronted in their struggles to survive. 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...

  • 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...

  • Gramsci and Trotsky in the Shadow of Stalinismby Emanuele Saccarelli

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95

    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. While Gramsci and Trotsky lived and died in a similar fashion, as revolutionary Marxist leaders... 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$ 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...

  • 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...

  • Challenging Traditional Views of Russian Historyby Stephen G. Wheatcroft

    Palgrave Macmillan 2002; US$ 165.00

    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...