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  • The Russian Revolutionby Anthony Wood

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 28.74

    A popular concise guide - one of the clearest available on the Russian Revolution. more...

  • Russia in the Twentieth Centuryby David R. Marples

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 36.58

    The history of Russia, as the natural successor to the Soviet Union, is of crucial importance to understanding why communism ultimately lost out to Western democracy and the free market system.  David Marples presents a balanced overview of 20th century Russian history and shows that although contemporary Russia has retained many of the practices... more...

  • Soviet Foreign Policy, 1917-1991by Gabriel Gorodetsky

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.88

    A comprehensive assessment of Soviet relations with the West, set in the context of the emergence of a new Russia. This volume anlayzes the formulation of foreign policy during the period from the first decade of the Bolshevik Revolution, through the gradual erosion of ideological differences. more...

  • Trotsky and the Russian Revolutionby Geoffrey Swain

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 33.97

    Supporters of Stalin saw Trotsky as a traitor and renegade. Trotsky’s own supporters saw him as the only true Leninist. In Trotsky and the Russian Revolution , Geoffrey Swain restores Trotsky to his real and central role in the Russian Revolution. In this succinct and comprehensive study, Swain contests that: In the years between 1903 and 1917,... more...

  • Witnessing the Soviet Twilightby Dorothy S. McClellan

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00

    More than 20 years have passed since the fall of the Soviet empire. This book provides an intimate look at how Americans resident in the Soviet Union in its final days described this unprecedented moment in history. North American scholars from the disciplines of philosophy, sociology, psychology, women's studies, criminal justice, labor relations,... more...

  • Bolshevism at a Deadlock (Routledge Revivals)by Karl Kautsky

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 45.73

    Bolshevism at a Deadlock was written Karl Kautsky, one of the leading Marxist intellectuals of the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries, in response to the catastrophic failures of Stalin’s first Five Year Plan, which was intended to raise Russian industry and productivity to equal that of Western Europe. Kautsky sets out to demonstrate... more...

  • Cold War Crossingsby Patryk Babiracki; Patryk Babiracki; Kenyon Zimmer; Vladislav Zubok; Michael David-Fox; Nick Rutter; Elidor Mëhilli; Constantin Katsakioris; Marsha Siefert

    Texas A&M University Press 2014; Not Available

    Approaching the early decades of the “Iron Curtain” with new questions and perspectives, this important book examines the political and cultural implications of the communists’ international initiatives. Building on recent scholarship and working from new archival sources, the seven contributors to this volume study various effects of international... more...

  • The Origins of the Crimean Warby David M. Goldfrank

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 56.18

    The Crimean War (1853-56) between Russia, Turkey, Britain, France and the Kingdom of Sardinia was a diplomatically preventable conflict for influence over an unstable Near and Middle East. It could have broken out in any decade between Napoleon and Wilhelm II; equally, it need never have occurred. In this masterly study, based on massive archival research,... more...

  • Peter the Greatby M.S. Anderson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 50.96

    An excellent introduction to the formidable life and career of Peter the Great and his impact on Russia. M.S. Anderson assesses his aims and achievements at home and abroad, and examines the pressures and restrictions that shaped his attitudes and limited his actions. more...

  • Leninby Beryl Williams

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.42

    Drawing on the flood of new material to emerge from Russian and Western sources in recent years, Beryl Williams focuses on Lenin's years in power and provides first-rate introduction to the life, ideology and impact of one of the formative figures of the 20th-century. Within an overall chronological framework, Williams examines topics such as cultural... more...