Nicholas and Alexandra: The Classic Account of the Fall of the Romanov Dynasty

Nicholas and Alexandra

The Classic Account of the Fall of the Romanov Dynasty

The story of the love that ended an empire In this commanding book, Pulitzer Prize–winning author...

The Liberation Movement in Russia 1900–1905

The story of Russian liberalism's failure to present an effective alternative to Tsarism and...

A History of the Soviet Union from the Beginning to the End

This book, first published in 2006, is an examination of political, social and cultural developments...

Stalin: A New History

In this 2005 study, leading international experts challenge many assumptions about Stalin from his...

Alexander II: The Last Great Tsar
Free Press (2005)

Alexander II was Russia's Lincoln, and the greatest reformer tsar since Peter the Great. He was...

Armageddon Averted: The Soviet Collapse 1970-2000

Armageddon Averted

The Soviet Collapse 1970-2000


In this text, Stephen Kotkin shows that the Soviet collapse resulted not from military competition...

Ten Days that Shook the World

Ten Days that Shook the World is a first-hand account of Russia's October Revolution of 1917....

The Russian Revolution: A Very Short Introduction
OUP Oxford (2002)

This Very Short Introduction provides an analytical narrative of the main events and developments in...

Russia under Tsarism and Communism 1881-195

A comprehensive, advanced level, core text on Russian history from 1881-1953, from Tsar Nicholas to...

Catherine the Great
HarperCollins (2009)

“[A] superb biography….Scholarly, refreshing, commonsensical, and compelling, vividly portraying the...