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  • Can Russia Change? (Routledge Revivals)by Walter Clemens

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 45.88

    First published in 1990, this ground-breaking book sought to determine whether contemporary Russia had the capacity to change and if, in so doing, it could alter the complex web of East-West relations from a zero-sum struggle to a state of peaceful competition and mutual security. In order to answer this question, the author compares advances and... more...

  • Everything Was Forever, Until It Was No Moreby Alexei Yurchak

    Princeton University Press 2013; Not Available

    Soviet socialism was based on paradoxes that were revealed by the peculiar experience of its collapse. To the people who lived in that system the collapse seemed both completely unexpected and completely unsurprising. At the moment of collapse it suddenly became obvious that Soviet life had always seemed simultaneously eternal and stagnating, vigorous... more...

  • Die Sowjetunion 1917-1991by Manfred Hildermeier

    De Gruyter 2007; US$ 35.00

    Die Sowjetunion hat die Geschichte des 20. Jahrhunderts geprägt wie außer ihr nur noch die USA. Auf dem Höhepunkt ihrer Entwicklung, in den sechziger und frühen siebziger Jahren, konnte sie mit guten Gründen als zweite Supermacht gelten, die auch in der heftig umworbenen "Dritten Welt" wichtige Stützpunkte eroberte. Die vorliegende Darstellung gibt... more...

  • Women of the Gulagby Paul Gregory

    Hoover Institution Press 2013; US$ 6.99

    During the course of three decades, Joseph Stalin’s Gulag, a vast network of forced labor camps and settlements, held many millions of prisoners. People in every corner of the Soviet Union lived in daily terror of imprisonment and execution. In researching the surviving threads of memoirs and oral reminiscences of five women victimized by the Gulag,... more...

  • Scenarios of Powerby Richard S. Wortman

    Princeton University Press 2013; Not Available

    This new and abridged edition of Scenarios of Power is a concise version of Richard Wortman's award-winning study of Russian monarchy from the seventeenth century until 1917. The author breaks new ground by showing how imperial ceremony and imagery were not simply displays of the majesty of the sovereign and his entourage, but also instruments central... more...

  • The Russian Empireby Baron Von Haxthausen

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 55.06

    First published in 1968. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Stalin's Loyal Executionerby Marc Jansen; Nikita Petrov

    Hoover Institution Press 2002; US$ 24.99

    Stalin's Loyal Executioner, drawn from still-classified Soviet archives, chronicles the meteoric and bloody career of Nikolai Ezhov, NKVD leader and security chief, revealing the tragic scope of communist terrorism under Joseph Stalin. more...

  • The Origins of the Russian Civil Warby Geoffrey Swain

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.19

    Concentrating on the turbulent months from February 1917 to November 1918, Geoffrey Swain explores the origins of the Civil War against the wider background of revolutionary Russia. He examines the aims of the anti-Bolshevik insurgents themselves; but he also shows how far the fear of civil war governed the action of the Provisional Government, and... more...

  • The Making of Russian Absolutism 1613-1801by Paul Dukes

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 55.06

    Revised and expanded, the second edition of this fascinating study surveys the first two centuries of Romanov rule from the foundation of the dynasty by Michael Romanov in 1613 to the accession of Alexander I in 1801. The central theme of the book is the growth of absolutism in Russia throughout these years, and it traces in detail how the Russian... more...

  • The Rise and Fall of the Soviet Unionby Martin Mccauley

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 40.64

    'An expert in probing mafia-type relationships in present-day Russia, Martin McCauley here offers a vigorously written scrutiny of Soviet politics and society since the days of Lenin and Stalin.' John Keep, Professor Emeritus, University of Toronto. The birth of the Soviet Union surprised many; its demise amazed the whole world.  How did imperial... more...