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Soviet Union

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

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • One Minute to Midnightby Michael Dobbs

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 18.00

    In October 1962, at the height of the Cold War, the United States and the Soviet Union came to the brink of nuclear conflict over the placement of Soviet missiles in Cuba. In this hour-by-hour chronicle of those tense days, veteran Washington Post reporter Michael Dobbs reveals just how close we came to Armageddon. Here, for the first time, are... 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...

  • The End of the Cold War and the Causes of Soviet Collapseby Nick Bisley

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 128.00

    Soviet efforts to end the Cold War were intended to help revitalize the USSR. Instead, Nick Bisley argues, they contributed crucially to its collapse. Using historical-sociological theory, The End of the Cold War and the Causes of Soviet Collapse shows that international confrontation had been an important element of Soviet rule and that the retreat... 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...

  • The Best Sons of the Fatherlandby Lynne Viola

    Oxford University Press, USA 1989; US$ 33.99

    In this ground-breaking study Lynne Viola--the first Western scholar to gain access to the Soviet state archives on collectivization--brilliantly examines a lost chapter in the history of the Stalin revolution. Looking in detail at the backgrounds, motivations, and mentalities of the 25,000ers, Viola embarks on the first Western investigation of the... more...