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Soviet Union

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  • Constructing National Interestsby Jutta Weldes

    University of Minnesota Press 1999; US$ 70.50

    Not simply an ?event? or merely an ?incident,? the 1962 standoff between the U. S. and the Soviet Union over missiles in Cuba was a crisis, which subsequently has achieved almost mythic significance in the annals of United States foreign policy. Here, Weldes analyzes the so-called Cuban missile crisis as a means to rethink the idea of national interest,... more...

  • They Took My Fatherby Mayme Sevander; Laurie Hertzel; Tom Morgan

    University of Minnesota Press 2004; US$ 51.00

    A riveting memoir of one family?s struggle under a totalitarian regime.?Mayme Sevander and Laurie Hertzel tell a poignant tale of a hidden corner of U.S. and Soviet history. Tracing the hopes and hardships of one family over two continents, They Took My Father explores the boundaries of loyalty, identity, and ideals.? ?Amy Goldstein, Washington Post more...

  • Soviet-Vietnam Relations and the Role of China 1949-64by Mari Olsen

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    This new book analyzes how the Soviet leadership evaluated developments in Soviet-Vietnamese relations in the years from 1949 to 1964. Focusing on how Soviet leaders actually perceived China?s role in Vietnam relative to the Soviet role, it shows how these perceptions influenced the Soviet-Vietnamese relationship. It also explains how and when... more...

  • Katyn and the Soviet Massacre of 1940by George Sanford

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    The Soviet massacre of Polish prisoners of war at Katyn and in other camps in 1940 was one of the most notorious incidents of the Second World War. The truth about the massacres was long suppressed, both by the Soviet Union, and also by the United States and Britain who wished to hold together their wartime alliance with the Soviet Union. This... more...

  • The Bolsheviks in Powerby Alexander Rabinowitch

    Indiana University Press 2007; US$ 27.95

    A major contribution to the historiography of the world in the 20th century, The Bolsheviks in Power focuses on the fateful first year of Soviet rule in Petrograd. It examines events that profoundly shaped the Soviet political system that endured through most of the 20th century. Drawing largely from... more...

  • Soviet Legal Innovation and the Law of the Western Worldby John Quigley

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 44.00

    This 2007 book looks at the Soviet style of law that was adopted slowly in the West during the twentieth century. more...

  • Destination in Doubtby Stephen Lovell

    Zed Books 2006; US$ 25.95

    The enormously complex changes triggered by the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe were nowhere more ambiguous than in the heartland of the Soviet bloc, Russia itself. Here the population was divided on all the most fundamental questions of post-communist transition: economic reforms, the Communist Party, the borders of the state, even the definition... more...

  • Life and Death in Besieged Leningrad, 1941-1944by John Barber; Dr Andrei Dzeniskevich

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 130.00

    From 1941-1944 Leningrad saw by far the largest-scale famine ever to occur in a developed society. This book examines the nature and consequences of the extreme conditions created by the German blockade of Leningrad between September 1941 and January 1944. Using declassified documents from Party and State archives in Moscow and St Petersburg and interviews... more...

  • Treacheryby Chapman Pincher

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 36.00

    From noted intelligence authority and author Chapman Pincher comes an utterly riveting book that reveals in startling detail sixty years of Soviet spying against Great Britain and the United States. Using a huge cache of recently released documents and exclusive interviews, Pincher makes a compelling new case that?as he has long believed?the head of... more...

  • A Russian Journalby John Steinbeck; Susan Shillinglaw; Robert Capa

    Penguin Publishing Group 1999; US$ 15.00

    Steinbeck and Capa?s account of their journey through Cold War Russia is a classic piece of reportage and travel writing. Just after the Iron Curtain fell on Eastern Europe, Pulitzer Prize-winning author John Steinbeck and acclaimed war photographer Robert Capa ventured into the Soviet Union to report for the New York Herald Tribune . This rare... more...