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Secret Lives of the Tsars: Three Centuries of Autocracy, Debauchery, Betrayal, Murder, and Madness from Romanov Russia

by Michael Farquhar

“Michael Farquhar doesn’t write about history the way, say, Doris Kearns Goodwin does. He writes about history the way Doris Kearns Goodwin’s smart-ass, reprobate kid brother might. I, for one, prefer...


The Ice Road: An Epic Journey from the Stalinist Labor Camps to Freedom

by Stefan Waydenfeld

In a forgotten chapter of history, 1.5 million Polish civilians-arbitrarily arrested by Stalin as enemies of the people following the Soviet invasion of Poland in September 1939-were deported to slave labor...


The Zhivago Affair: The Kremlin, the CIA, and the Battle Over a Forbidden Book

by Peter Finn & Petra Couvee

Drawing on newly declassified government files, this is the dramatic story of how a forbidden book in the Soviet Union became a secret CIA weapon in the ideological battle between East and West.

 

In May 1956,...


The Last Empire: The Final Days of the Soviet Union

by Serhii Plokhy

A prize-winning historian presents a vivid revisionist account of the Soviet Union’s collapse over the final five months of 1991.


Reagan at Reykjavik

by Ken Adelman

A dramatic account of the historic 1986 Reagan-Gorbachev summit in Iceland—the turning point in the Cold War—by Ken Adelman, Reagan's arms control director and a key player in that weekend's world-changing...


The Inspector

by Nikolai Gogol, Richard Nelson & Richard Pevear

A new series translating the major works of Russian drama.


The Early Slavs: Eastern Europe from the Initial Settlement to the Kievan Rus

by Pavel Dolukhanov

The history of the early Slavs is a subject of renewed interest and one which is highly controversial both politically and historically. This pioneering text reviews the latest archaelogical (and other) evidence...


The Early Slavs: Eastern Europe from the Initial Settlement to the Kievan Rus

by Pavel Dolukhanov

The history of the early Slavs is a subject of renewed interest and one which is highly controversial both politically and historically. This pioneering text reviews the latest archaelogical (and other) evidence...


Ivan the Terrible

by Maureen Perrie & Andrei Pavlov

This is the first major re-assessment of Ivan the Terrible to be published in the West in the post-Soviet period. It breaks away from older stereotypes of the tsar - whether as 'crazed tyrant' and 'evil genius',...


Ivan the Terrible

by Maureen Perrie & Andrei Pavlov

This is the first major re-assessment of Ivan the Terrible to be published in the West in the post-Soviet period. It breaks away from older stereotypes of the tsar - whether as 'crazed tyrant' and 'evil genius',...


Land of the Bear: Siberian Campfires

by Denny Geurink

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This fascinating book relates all the excitement, mystery, danger, and adventure of living and traveling in Siberia.

It all started back in 1991, when I received an invitation via the Gorbachev government,...


Klop: Britain's Most Ingenious Secret Agent

by Peter Day

Klop Ustinov was Britain's most ingenious secret agent, but he wasn't authorised to kill. Instead, he was authorised to tell tall tales, bemusing and beguiling his enemies into revealing their deepest, darkest...


Lenin

by Beryl Williams

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...


Misunderstanding Russia: Russian Foreign Policy and the West

by Magda Leichtova

Well argued and balanced, Leichtova provides an alternative and more constructive understanding of what drives Russian foreign policy. The book is based on the concepts of constructivism and orientalism in international...


Peter the Great

by M. S. Anderson

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...


Resurrection: The Struggle for a New Russia

by David Remnick

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Lenin's Tomb now presents the crucial second act--the attempt to form a Russian state from the ruins of the U.S.S.R. and the chaotic election of 1996. As before, readers...


Lenin's Tomb: The Last Days of the Soviet Empire

by David Remnick

In the tradition of John Reed's classic Ten Days That Shook the World, this bestselling account of the collapse of the Soviet Union combines the global vision of the best historical scholarship with the immediacy...


A Public Empire: Property and the Quest for the Common Good in Imperial Russia

by Ekaterina Pravilova

“Property rights” and “Russia” do not usually belong in the same sentence. Rather, our general image of the nation is of insecurity of private ownership and defenselessness in the face of the state....


Lenin's Revolution: Russia, 1917-1921

by David R. Marples

This study examines one of the key events in history, the Russian Revolution. Since the late Gorbachev period, a wealth of new material has become available to historians that has triggered intense scholarly...


Bandits, Gangsters and the Mafia: Russia, the Baltic States and the CIS since 1991

by Martin McCauley

 During the 1990s, the "roving bandits", big business or the oligarchs, stole Russia. They gained influence over President Yeltsin and his government, and gradually shaped policy in their own interests. In...