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- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 49.95
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 55.95
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...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 44.95
Through sources and documents, The Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union by Richard Sakwa places the Soviet experience in historical and comparative context. The author introduces each source in this volume fully and provides commentary and analysis. Using eye-witness accounts, official documents and new materials which have just come to light, Richard... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 26.00
An examination of political, social and cultural developments in the Soviet Union. Kenez traces the development of the Soviet Union from the Revolution to the complacency and corruption of the Gorbachev years. In this new edition, he also examines the post-Soviet period, tracing Russia's development up to the present day. more...
- 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...
- 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...