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Soviet Union

  • The Zhivago Affairby Peter Finn; Petra Couvee

    Random House 2014; US$ 27.32

    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 in the Soviet Union as the authorities regarded it as seditious, so, instead, he allowed it to be published in translation all... more...

  • Britannia and the Bearby Victor Madeira

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 95.00

    A compelling new narrative about how two Great Powers of the early twentieth century did battle, both openly and in the shadows more...

  • Red Fortressby Catherine Merridale

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; Not Available

    WINNER OF THE WOLFSON PRIZE 2013 The extraordinary story of the Kremlin - from prize-winning author and historian Catherine Merridale Both beautiful and profoundly menacing, the Kremlin has dominated Moscow for many centuries. Behind its great red walls and towers many of the most startling events in Russia's history have been... more...

  • Leaders of Russia and the Soviet Union Since 1613by John Paxton

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 150.00

    This reference work surveys the leaders of Russia and the Soviet Union- from Michael, the first Romanov tsar in 1613, through the creation and dissolution of the Soviet Union, to the present day President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin. Chronologically arranged, these biographies paint a thorough yet succinct portrait of 30 leaders including... more...

  • The British Political Elite and the Soviet Unionby Louise Grace Shaw

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 61.95

    Private papers, diaries and government and Foreign Office records are used within this book to produce an analysis of the attitudes of the British political elite towards the Soviet Union, assessing the influence such attitudes had upon British foreign policy between May 1937 and August 1939. more...

  • Legacy of Soviet Dissentby Robert Horvath

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    During the 1970s, dissidents like Sakharov and Solzhenitsyn dominated Western perceptions of the USSR, but were then quickly forgotten, as Gorbachev's reformers monopolised the spotlight. This book restores the dissidents to their rightful place in Russian history. Using a vast array of samizdat and published sources, it shows how ideas formulated... more...

  • Memories of Revolutionby Anna Horsbrugh-Porter

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 45.95

    Preserving the childhood memories of some of the last generation of White Russian women to experience the revolution first-hand, this poignant collection of interviews and photographs provides a unique record of life in Russia. more...

  • The Stalin Eraby Philip Boobbyer

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 43.95

    This book provides a wide-ranging history of every aspect of Stalin's dictatorship over the peoples of the Soviet Union. Drawing upon a huge array of primary and secondary sources, The Stalin Era is a first-hand account of Stalinist thought, policy and and their effects. It places the man and his ideology into context both within pre-Revolutionary... more...

  • Soviet Politicsby Richard Sakwa

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 63.95

    Soviet Politics in Perspective is a new edition of Richard Sakwas successful textbook Soviet Politics: an introduction. Thoroughly revised and updated it builds on the previous editions comprehensive and accessible exploration of the Soviet system, from its rise in 1919 to its collapse in 1991. The book is divided into five parts, which focus on... more...

  • Gender, State and Society in Soviet and Post-Soviet Russiaby Sarah Ashwin

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 59.95

    One of the few English language studies to focus on the male experiences, this book addresses the important questions raised by the rise and fall of the Soviet experiment in transforming gender relations. Issues covered include; * the paternal role * women as breadwinners * men's loss of status at work * changing gender roles in the press * the... more...