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  • Stalin's Terrorby Dr Barry McLoughlin; Dr Kevin McDermott

    Palgrave Macmillan 2002; US$ 46.00

    The British, Irish, Russian, American, German and Austrian contributors examine the intricate nature of the mass repression unleashed by the Stalinist leader of the USSR during 1937-38. The first part of the collection deals with annihilation policies against the Soviet elite and the Communist International. The second section of the volume looks at... more...

  • Joseph Stalinby Helen Rappaport

    ABC-CLIO 2002; US$ 55.00

    This biographical companion covers Stalin's life and political career from 1879 to 1953; in particular it describes the more personal side of the man who orchestrated the Great Terror of the 1930s and constructed the Soviet monolith. more...

  • The Leader Cult In Communist Dictatorshipsby Dr Balazs Apor; Dr J.C. Behrends; Dr P. Jones; E. A. Rees

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 135.00

    The first book to analyze the distinct leader cults that flourished in the era of 'High Stalinism' as an integral part of the system of dictatorial rule in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. Fifteen studies explore the way in which these cults were established, their function and operation, their dissemination and reception, the place of the cults... more...

  • Women in the Khrushchev Eraby Melanie Ilic; Dr Susan Reid; Lynne Attwood

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 150.00

    This collection of essays examines women in the Khrushchev era, using both newly-accessible archival material and a re-reading of published sources. Exploring diverse subjects including housing, space flight, women workers, cinema, religion and consumption, the volume places the analysis of specific events or issues within a broader discussion of economic,... more...

  • The Demise of Marxism-Leninism in Russiaby Archie Brown

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 44.00

    In The Demise of Marxism-Leninism in Russia , distinguished specialists chart the rise of new thinking on the Soviet system and the decline and fall of Marxism-Leninism in the late Soviet period. They also discuss the failure of Marxism-Leninism to make a comeback in post-Soviet Russia. This book makes a significant contribution to understanding the... more...

  • The Russian Nuclear Shield from Stalin to Yeltsinby Dr Jennifer Mathers

    Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 160.00

    This book makes extensive use of Soviet sources to provide the first full analysis of Moscow's ballistic missile defence policy from its origins to the most recent post-Soviet developments. It considers the Soviets' motivations for pursuing an anti-ballistic missile capability and the extent of their success. more...

  • Young Stalinby Simon Sebag Montefiore

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 18.00

    Based on ten years' astonishing new research, here is the thrilling story of how a charismatic, dangerous boy became a student priest, romantic poet, gangster mastermind, prolific lover, murderous revolutionary, and the merciless politician who shaped the Soviet Empire in his own brutal image: How Stalin became Stalin. From the Trade Paperback... 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...

  • The Fall of Soviet Communism, 1985-1991by Jeremy Smith

    Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2005; US$ 30.00

    In 1991, Communist rule in the Soviet Union came to an end after 84 years, and the world's largest state, one of the two global superpowers, broke up into fifteen independent countries. Few had predicted such an outcome when Mikhail Gorbachev became the leader of the Soviet Union six years before. more...

  • The Greatest Battleby Andrew Nagorski

    Simon & Schuster 2007; US$ 16.00

    The battle for Moscow was the biggest battle of World War II -- the biggest battle of all time. And yet it is far less known than Stalingrad, which involved about half the number of troops. From the time Hitler launched his assault on Moscow on September 30, 1941, to April 20, 1942, seven million troops were engaged in this titanic struggle. The combined... more...