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  • Dancing Under the Red Starby Karl Tobien

    The Crown Publishing Group 2010; US$ 22.99

    The shocking and inspirational saga of Margaret Werner and her miraculous survival in the Siberian death camps of Stalinist Russia. Between 1930 and 1932, Henry Ford sent 450 of his Detroit employees plus their families to live in Gorky, Russia, to operate a new manufacturing facility. This is the true story of one of those families?Carl and Elisabeth... more...

  • Stalinby Edvard Radzinsky

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 21.00

    From the author of The Last Tsar , the first full-scale life of Stalin to have what no previous biography has entirely gotten hold of: the facts. Granted privileged access to Russia's secret archives, Edvard Radzinsky paints a picture of the Soviet strongman as more calculating, ruthless, and blood-crazed than has ever been described or imagined.... more...

  • Architect of Soviet Victory in World War IIby Richard W. Harrison

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 49.95

    The Red Army's leading operational theorist in the 1930s, Georgii Samoilovich Isserson is perhaps best known as the mastermind behind the "deep operation," which became the cornerstone of Soviet offensive operations in World War II. Drawing from an in-depth analysis of Isserson's numerous published and unpublished works, his arrest... more...

  • Stalinist Terrorby John Arch Getty; Roberta Thompson Manning

    Cambridge University Press 1993; US$ 44.00 US$ 36.08

    This collection of essays contributes to the understanding of Stalinist terror in the 1930s. more...

  • Ivan's Warby Catherine Merridale

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 14.57

    'Essential reading, not just for those interested in the Eastern Front, but for anyone who wants to understand Russia.' Antony Beevor, Sunday Times They died in their millions, shattered by German shells and tanks, freezing behind the wire of prison camps, driven forward in suicidal charges by the secret police. Yet in all the books about the... more...

  • Bloodlandsby Timothy Snyder

    Random House 2011; US$ 15.50

    In the middle of Europe, in the middle of the twentieth century, the Nazi and Soviet regimes murdered fourteen million people in the bloodlands between Berlin and Moscow. In a twelve-year-period, in these killing fields - today's Ukraine, Belarus, Poland, Western Russia and the eastern Baltic coast - an average of more than one million citizens were... more...

  • Leningradby Michael Jones

    Hodder & Stoughton 2009; US$ 13.99

    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...

  • Inventing the Enemyby Wendy Z. Goldman

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 28.00 US$ 22.96

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

  • Spies and Commissarsby Robert Service

    Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 20.79

    In the immediate aftermath of the Revolution, the Western powers were anxious to prevent the spread of Bolshevism across Europe. Lenin and Trotsky were equally anxious that the Communist vision they were busy introducing in Russia should do just that. But neither side knew anything about the other. The revolution and Russia?s withdrawal from the First... more...