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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Defenders of the Motherlandby Matthew Rendle

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 97.99

    Defenders of the Motherland studies how the most powerful social groups in tsarist Russia reacted to the challenges posed by the Russian Revolutions of 1917. Arguing that elite groups-especially nobles, landowners, and officers-played an important role in these events, Matthew Rendle shows how the alienation of tsarist elites from the tsar during the... more...

  • Dancing Under the Red Starby Karl Tobien

    The Doubleday Religious 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...

  • 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$ 41.00

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

  • Accounting for Warby Mark Harrison

    Cambridge University Press 1996; US$ 47.00

    A reconstruction and analysis of the Soviet economy's wartime statistical record. more...