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  • 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 Great Gambleby Gregory Feifer

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.99

    ?Fascinating?.A highly readable history of the conflict.? ? New York Times Book Review In The Great Gamble , a groundbreaking account of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, former NPR Moscow correspondent Gregory Feifer vividly depicts the war that contributed greatly to the demise of the USSR, and that offers striking lessons for the 21st century,... more...

  • Beyond Totalitarianismby Michael Geyer; Sheila Fitzpatrick

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 26.00

    These essays rethink the nature of Stalinism and Nazism and establish a new methodology for viewing their histories. 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...

  • The Russian Revolutionby Sheila Fitzpatrick

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 18.99

    This fully updated new edition of Sheila Fitzpatrick's classic short history of the Russian Revolution takes into account the new evidence that has come to light since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, incorporating material that was previously inaccessible not only to Western but also to Soviet historians - ;The Russian Revolution had... more...

  • Armageddon Avertedby Stephen Kotkin

    Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 74.99

    Featuring extensive revisions to the text as well as a new introduction and epilogue--bringing the book completely up to date on the tumultuous politics of the previous decade and the long-term implications of the Soviet collapse--this compact, original, and engaging book offers the definitive account of one of the great historical events of the last... more...