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Soviet Union

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  • The Rise and Fall of the Soviet Unionby Richard Sakwa

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 46.95

    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...

  • A History of the Soviet Union from the Beginning to the Endby Peter Kenez

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 28.00

    This book, first published in 2006, is an examination of political, social and cultural developments in the Soviet Union. more...

  • Challenging Traditional Views of Russian Historyby Stephen G. Wheatcroft

    Palgrave Macmillan 2002; US$ 175.00

    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...

  • Russian Identitiesby Nicholas V. Riasanovsky

    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...

  • Russia's Sputnik Generationby Donald J. Raleigh

    Indiana University Press 2006; US$ 18.35

    Russia's Sputnik Generation presents the life stories of eight 1967 graduates of School No. 42 in the Russian city of Saratov. Born in 1949/50, these four men and four women belong to the first generation conceived during the Soviet Union's return to "normality" following World War II. Well educated, ... more...

  • Among the Russiansby Colin Thubron

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    Here is a fresh perspective on the last tumultuous years of the Soviet Union and an exquisitely poetic travelogue.With a keen grasp of Russia's history, a deep appreciation for its architecture and iconography, and an inexhaustible enthusiasm for its people and its culture, Colin Thubron is the perfect guide to a country most of us will never get... more...

  • One Minute to Midnightby Michael Dobbs

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 18.00

    "Extraordinary. . . . As gripping as any fiction. Dobbs is an impeccable researcher and reporter." ? The Christian Science Monitor "A book with sobering new information about the world's only superpower nuclear confrontation?as well as contemporary relevance . . . Filled with insights that will change the views of experts and help inform a new... more...

  • Russian Intellignce Servicesby Vladimir Plougin

    Algora Publishing 2007; US$ 28.95

    Russia's tumultuous early history is unearthed with a view to deciphering the strategies and stratagems that prevailed. Written by best-selling Russian author Vladimir Plougin, a professor at Moscow State University, the stories are drawn from ancient chr more...

  • Russia's Cosmonautsby Rex Hall; David Shayler; Bert Vis

    Springer 2007; US$ 44.95

    In many ways, other than getting men onto the surface of the Moon, the Russian space program was more successful than the American manned space program. Cosmonauts logged many more hours in space, were supported by a complex and extensive network of ground crews, and had state-of-the-art training facilities at the Gagarin Training Center, located at... more...

  • Gulagby Anne Applebaum

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 18.95

    The Gulag--a vast array of Soviet concentration camps that held millions of political and criminal prisoners--was a system of repression and punishment that terrorized the entire society, embodying the worst tendencies of Soviet communism. In this magisterial and acclaimed history, Anne Applebaum offers the first fully documented portrait of the Gulag,... more...