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Soviet Union

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  • Inventing the Enemyby Wendy Z. Goldman

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 28.00

    Explores the behaviour of ordinary people during Stalin's terror, revealing the terrible dilemmas people confronted in their struggles to survive. more...

  • Leninby Robert Service

    Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 12.56

    The critically acclaimed biography of Lenin by one of the greatest Russian history experts and bestselling author of Trotsky , Stalin and Comrades . more...

  • Spies and Commissarsby Robert Service

    Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 16.34

    From the award-winning historian and biographer of Lenin, Stalin and Trotsky, a break-out book about the early years of Soviet Russia more...

  • Russia under Tsarism and Communism 1881-195by Terry Fiehn; Chris Corin

    Hodder Education 2011; US$ 35.18

    A comprehensive, advanced level, core text on Russian history from 1881-1953, from Tsar Nicholas to the death of Stalin. more...

  • The Zhivago Affairby Peter Finn; Petra Couvee

    Random House 2014; US$ 33.98

    The story of a forbidden book that became a symbol of freedom and rebellion in the battle between East and West. 1956. Boris Pasternak presses a manuscript into the hands of an Italian publishing scout with these words: ?This is Doctor Zhivago . May it make its way around the world.? Pasternak knew his novel would never be published... more...

  • Among the Russiansby Colin Thubron

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 10.40

    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...

  • The Great Gambleby Gregory Feifer

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.79

    ?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...

  • Socialism in Russiaby Dr John Gooding

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 46.00

    This book asks three fundamental questions about the socialist experiment in twentieth-century Russia: How did Marxist ideas come to be implemented in Russia, a country entirely unsuited to them? Why did the experiment lead to such suffering and upheaval and prove so fruitless? And why did the attempt to return to a proper Marxism/Leninism bring about... more...

  • Challenging Traditional Views of Russian Historyby Stephen G. Wheatcroft

    Palgrave Macmillan 2002; US$ 175.00

    This collection presents radically new views on key aspects of Russian/Soviet history: the non-Slavic sources of Russian statehood; tsarist penal systems; the pre-evolutionary technological level; the famine of 1931-3; patronage practices in Stalin's Russia; the incidence and mechanism of Stalinist repression; the dissident roots of glasnost; Russian... more...

  • Stalin's Terror Revisitedby Melanie Ilic

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 117.00

    In this ground-breaking collection, a team of leading experts offer a detailed examination of under-researched aspects of Soviet political repression in the 1930s. Drawing on archival documents and materials that have received little attention in Western historiography, much of the information detailed here is in English for the first time. more...