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Soviet Union

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  • Sport in the USSRby Mike O'Mahony

    Reaktion Books 2006; US$ 39.95

    Sport in the USSR is a fascinating addition to current debates in the fields of sociology, popular culture, and Russian history. more...

  • Stalinby Edvard Radzinsky

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 21.00

    From the author of The Last Tsar , the first full-scale life of Stalin to have what no previous biography has entirely gotten hold of: the facts. Granted privileged access to Russia's secret archives, Edvard Radzinsky paints a picture of the Soviet strongman as more calculating, ruthless, and blood-crazed than has ever been described or imagined.... more...

  • Stalinby Harold Shukman

    The History Press 2011; US$ 8.74

    Stalin was one of the most rulthless and authoritarian dictators in world history. This concise title presents Lenin's heir from his beginnings for priesthood to General Secretary of the Communist Party. more...

  • Stalinism and Afterby Alec Nove

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 59.95

    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...

  • Stalinist Terrorby John Arch Getty; Roberta Thompson Manning

    Cambridge University Press 1993; US$ 44.00

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

  • The Value of Human Life in Soviet Warfareby Amnon Sella

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 49.95

    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...

  • A Writer at Warby Vasily Grossman

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 17.95

    When the Germans invaded Russia in 1941, Vasily Grossman became a special correspondent for the Red Star , the Soviet Army's newspaper, and reported from the frontlines of the war. A Writer at War depicts in vivid detail the crushing conditions on the Eastern Front, and the lives and deaths of soldiers and civilians alike. Witnessing some of the... more...

  • Accounting for Warby Mark Harrison

    Cambridge University Press 1996; US$ 48.00

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

  • Alternative Pathsby David W. McFadden

    Oxford University Press 1993; US$ 164.99

    Between 1917 and 1920--from the Bolshevik Revolution to the definitive statement of American opposition to Bolshevik Russia--Soviets and Americans searched for ways to effect meaningful interactions between their two nations in the absence of formal diplomatic relations. During these years, wide-ranging discussions occurred on a variety of serious... more...

  • Arsenals of Follyby Richard Rhodes

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.95

    Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Rhodes delivers a riveting account of the nuclear arms race and the Cold War. In the Reagan-Gorbachev era, the United States and the Soviet Union came within minutes of nuclear war, until Gorbachev boldly launched a campaign to eliminate nuclear weapons, setting the stage for the 1986 Reykjavik summit and the... more...