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Russia (Pre- & Post-Soviet Union)

  • What You Did Not Tellby Mark Mazower

    Other Press 2017; US$ 25.95

    Uncovering their remarkable and moving stories, Mark Mazower recounts the sacrifices and silences that marked a generation and their descendants. It was a family which fate drove into the siege of Stalingrad, the Vilna ghetto, occupied Paris, and even into the ranks of the Wehrmacht. His British father was the lucky one, the son of Russian-Jewish emigrants... more...

  • The Double Gameby James Cameron

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 72.99

    Drawing on declassified records of presidential conversations, this book shows how presidents John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, and Richard Nixon engaged in a double game, hiding their true beliefs behind a façade of strategic language while secretly grappling with the complex realities of the nuclear age. more...

  • Thailandby Benjamin Zawacki

    Zed Books 2017; US$ 24.95

    A provocative look at the Thai regime’s drift towards China, and its implications for the Sino-American power struggle in Asia. more...

  • Trotsky's Favourite Spyby Peter Day

    Biteback Publishing 2017; US$ 20.99

    Una Kroll was eleven when she first met her father. They stopped for lunch on the way from Brighton to London and he took her outside to play with the innkeeper’s Angora rabbit. In that pub garden this stranger uttered words that sent a chill through her heart, he would not be coming home. There was another woman. Scarcely comprehending, she buried... more...

  • Stalinist Perpetrators on Trialby Lynne Viola

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 19.99

    Based on chilling and revelatory new archival documents from the Ukrainian secret police archives, Stalinist Perpetrators on Trial illuminates the darkest recesses of Soviet repression-the interrogation room, the prison cell, and the place of execution-and sheds new light on those who carried out the Great Terror. more...

  • Red Famineby Anne Applebaum

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2017; US$ 20.99

    From the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Gulag and the National Book Award finalist Iron Curtain , a revelatory history of one of Stalin's greatest crimes—the consequences of which still resonate today In 1929 Stalin launched his policy of agricultural collectivization—in effect a second Russian revolution—which forced millions of peasants... more...

  • Lost Kingdomby Serhii Plokhy

    Basic Books 2017; US$ 38.00

    From a preeminent scholar of Eastern Europe, a new history of Russian imperialism In 2014, Russia annexed the Crimea and attempted to seize a portion of Ukraine. While the world watched in outrage, this blatant violation of national sovereignty was only the latest iteration of a centuries-long effort to expand Russian boundaries and create a... more...

  • Lost Kingdomby Serhii Plokhy

    Penguin Books Ltd 2017; US$ 28.19

    An astonishingly wide-ranging history of Russian nationalism chronicling Russia's yearning for Empire and how it has affected its politics for centuries In 2014, Russia annexed Crimea and attempted to seize a portion of Ukraine. While the world watched in outrage, this violation of national sovereignty was in fact only the latest iteration of a... more...

  • Der neue Terrorismusby Markus Lammert

    De Gruyter 2017; US$ 51.99

    Demokratischer Staat und terroristische Herausforderung Frankreich, vom Linksterrorismus nach 1968 weitgehend verschont, sah sich in den 1980er Jahren einer neuen terroristischen Bedrohung ausgesetzt. Eine Vielzahl unterschiedlicher Gruppen verübte Anschläge, darunter islamistisch motivierte Terroristen aus dem Nahen Osten. Auch wegen dieses neuen... more...

  • Public Control of Armed Forces in the Russian Federationby Nadja Douglas

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 141.73

    The volume deals with the fundamentals of the contemporary relations between civic actors and state power structures. The main focus lies on public control of armed forces and the question of why civilians should have a vigilant eye on the military institution as well as the civilian authority that legitimizes the use of force. Based on the example... more...