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  • 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...

  • Beyond Totalitarianismby Michael Geyer; Sheila Fitzpatrick

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 28.00

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

  • 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...

  • 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 Crown 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...