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Russia (Pre- & Post-Soviet Union)

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  • Dead Mountainby Donnie Eichar

    Chronicle Books LLC 2013; US$ 11.99

    New York Times bestseller! — What happened that night on Dead Mountain? The mystery of Dead Mountain:  In February 1959, a group of nine experienced hikers in the Russian Ural Mountains died mysteriously on an elevation known as Dead Mountain. Eerie aspects of the incident—unexplained violent injuries, signs that they cut open and fled the tent... more...

  • Secondhand Timeby Svetlana Alexievich; Bela Shayevich

    Random House Publishing Group 2016; US$ 18.65

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The magnum opus and latest work from Svetlana Alexievich, the 2015 winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature—a symphonic oral history about the disintegration of the Soviet Union and the emergence of a new Russia NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST  AND  PUBLISHERS WEEKLY •  LOS ANGELES... more...

  • Uncivil Societyby Stephen Kotkin; Jan Gross

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 17.00

    Twenty years ago, the Berlin Wall fell. In one of modern history’s most miraculous occurrences, communism imploded–and not with a bang, but with a whimper. Now two of the foremost scholars of East European and Soviet affairs, Stephen Kotkin and Jan T. Gross, drawing upon two decades of reflection, revisit this crash. In a crisp, concise, unsentimental... more...

  • The Romanovsby Simon Sebag Montefiore

    Orion 2016; US$ 15.99

    The Romanovs were the most successful dynasty of modern times, ruling a sixth of the world's surface. How did one family turn a war-ruined principality into the world's greatest empire? And how did they lose it all? This is the intimate story of twenty tsars and tsarinas, some touched by genius, some by madness, but all inspired by holy autocracy... more...

  • The Cyclist Who Went Out in the Coldby Tim Moore

    Random House 2016; US$ 12.68

    'Bill Bryson on two wheels' Independent Scaling a new peak of rash over-ambition, Tim Moore tackles the 9,000km route of the old Iron Curtain on a tiny-wheeled, two-geared East German shopping bike. Asking for trouble and getting it, he sets off at the Arctic winter’s brutal height, bullying his plucky MIFA 900 through the endless and massively... more...

  • Stalin, Siberia and the Crisis of the New Economic Policyby James Hughes

    Cambridge University Press 1991; US$ 42.00

    This 1991 book makes an important contribution to the evaluation of the origins of Stalinism. more...

  • Stalinist Societyby Mark Edele

    OUP Oxford 2011; US$ 36.99

    A fresh analytical overview of the complex social formation ruled over by Stalin and his henchmen from the late 1920s to the early 1950s, drawing on declassified archival materials, interviews with former Soviet citizens, old and new memoirs, and personal diaries, as well as the best of sixty years of scholarship. more...

  • On Secret Service East of Constantinopleby Peter Hopkirk

    Hodder & Stoughton 2011; US$ 15.99

    Under the banner of a Holy War, masterminded in Berlin and unleashed from Constantinople, the Germans and the Turks set out in 1914 to foment violent revolutionary uprisings against the British in India and the Russians in Central Asia. It was a new and more sinister version of the old Great Game, with world domination as its ultimate aim. Here,... more...

  • Ten Days That Shook the Worldby John Reed; A. Taylor; Vladimir Lenin

    Penguin Books Ltd 2007; US$ 14.09

    Ten Days That Shook the World is John Reed’s eyewitness account of the Russian Revolution. A contemporary journalist writing in the first flush of revolutionary enthusiasm, he gives a gripping record of the events in Petrograd in November 1917, when Lenin and the Bolsheviks finally seized power. Containing verbatim reports both of speeches... more...

  • Access to History for the IB Diploma: The Cold War: Superpower tensions and rivalries Second Editionby David Williamson; Ruth D`Rozario

    Hodder Education 2015; US$ 35.69

    A new book for Paper 2, World History Topic 12: The Cold War: Superpower Tensions and Rivalries (20th Century) Readable and rigorous coverage that gives you the depth of knowledge and skills development required for the Diploma. Provides: - Reliable, clear and in-depth narrative from topic experts - Analysis of the historiography surrounding key debates... more...