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Stalin's Daughter

by Rosemary Sullivan

Born in 1926, Svetlana Alliluyeva spent her youth inside the Kremlin as her father's power soared along with that of the Soviet Union. Eighty-five years later, she died alone and penniless in rural Wisconsin...

Once Upon a Time in Russia: The Rise of the Oligarchs-A True Story of Ambition, Wealth, Betrayal, and Murder

by Ben Mezrich

The bestselling author of Bringing Down the House (sixty-three weeks on the New York Times bestseller list and the basis for the hit movie 21) and The Accidental Billionaires (the basis for the Academy Award–winning...

Ministering Angels: A History of Nursing from The Crimea to The Blitz

by Stella Bingham & Yvonne McEwen

In the eighteenth century professional nurses were often written off as drunk, slovenly, or cruel. In the Crimea, under Florence Nightingale’s direction, they had become known as ‘Ministering Angels’. By...

Stalin: New Biography of a Dictator

by Oleg V. Khlevniuk & Nora Seligman Favorov

Josef Stalin exercised supreme power in the Soviet Union from 1929 until his death in 1953. During that quarter-century, by Oleg Khlevniuk's estimate, he caused the imprisonment and execution of no fewer than...

Access to History: Bolshevik and Stalinist Russia 1917-64 Fifth Edition

by Michael Lynch

Give your students the best chance of success with this tried and tested series' combination of in-depth analysis, engaging narrative and accessibility.

Access to History is the most popular, trusted and wide-ranging...

The Caucasus 1942-43: Kleist's Race for Oil

by Robert Forczyk & Steve Noon

Much has been written of the titanic clashes between the Wehrmacht and the Red Army at Stalingrad, but this volume tells the other, equally important half of the story of Fall Blau (Case Blue). Learning from...

The Limits of Partnership: U.S.-Russian Relations in the Twenty-First Century

by Angela E. Stent

The Limits of Partnership is a riveting narrative about U.S.-Russian relations from the Soviet collapse through the Ukraine crisis and the difficult challenges ahead. It reflects the unique perspective of an...

Comrade Chikatilo: Russia's Most Notorious Serial Killer

by Mikhail Krivich & Olgert Olgin

Written by two Russian insiders, "Comrade Chikatilo" is the definitive story of the serial killer. As local journalists, Krivich and Olgin were able to get inside the Russian criminal justice system to get a...

Stalingrad: The City that Defeated the Third Reich

by Christopher Tauchen & Jochen Hellbeck

Just days after the Germans surrendered at Stalingrad, legendary Red Army sniper Vasily Zaytsev described the horrors he witnessed during the five-month long conflict: “one sees the young girls, the children...

Roosevelt and Stalin: Portrait of a Partnership

by Susan Butler

A hugely important book that solely and fully explores for the first time the complex partnership during World War II between FDR and Stalin, by the editor of My Dear Mr. Stalin: The Complete Correspondence...

A History of the Urals: Russia's Crucible from Early Empire to the Post-Soviet Era

by Paul Dukes

The Urals are best known as the boundary between Europe and Asia. A History of the Urals demonstrates the region's importance in its own right, as a crucible of Russia's defence industry in particular.

In the...

Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man's Fight for Justice

by Bill Browder

A real-life political thriller about an American financier in the Wild East of Russia, the murder of his principled young tax attorney, and his dangerous mission to expose the Kremlin’s corruption.

Bill Browder’s...

Myths about Russia

by Vladimir Medinskiy

Russia's rich history is full of secrets: there's not another country in the world with so many skeletons in its closet. Vladimir Medinskiy's new book offers the reader the opportunity to get better acquainted...

A Month in the Country

by Ivan Turgenev, Richard Nelson & Richard Pevear

A fresh interpretation of Turgenev’s comedy about the calamitous effects of love.

The Emperors and Empresses of Russia: Reconsidering the Romanovs: Reconsidering the Romanovs

by Donald J. Raleigh & A.A. Iskenderov

Since glasnost began, Russia's most eminent historians have taken advantage of new archival access and the end of censorship and conformity to reassess and reinterpret their history. Through this process they...

The Reforms of Peter the Great: Progress Through Violence in Russia: Progress Through Violence in Russia

by J.T. Alexander & Evgenii V. Anisimov

This psychologically penetrating revisionist account of the life and rule of Rusia's 18th-century Tsar-reformer develops an important theme - that is, what happens when the drive for "progress" is linked to...

Voices from the Shifting Russo-Japanese Border: Karafuto / Sakhalin

by Svetlana Paichadze & Philip A. Seaton

In the nineteenth century, as the Russian empire expanded eastwards and the Japanese empire expanded onto the Asian continent, the Russo-Japanese border became contested on and around the island of Sakhalin,...

National Identities in Soviet Historiography: The Rise of Nations under Stalin

by Harun Yilmaz

Under Stalin's totalitarian leadership of the USSR, Soviet national identities with historical narratives were constructed. These constructions envisaged how nationalities should see their imaginary common past,...

Church and State in Soviet Russia: Russian Orthodoxy from World War II to the Khrushchev Years: Russian Orthodoxy from World War II to the Khrushchev

by Tatiana A. Chumachenko & Edward E. Roslof

Church-state relations during the Soviet period were much more complex and changeable than is generally assumed. From the German invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941 until the 21st Party Congress in 1961, the...

Historiography of Imperial Russia: The Profession and Writing of History in a Multinational State: The Profession and Writing of History in a Multinat

by Thomas Sanders

This collection of the best new and recent work on historical consciousness and practice in late Imperial Russia assembles the building blocks for a fundamental reconceptualization of Russian history and history...