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The Wehrmacht in Russia

by Bob Carruthers

On June 22nd 1941 three huge German Army Groups launched a surprise attack on Soviet Russia. The most barbaric and brutal struggle in history was about to be played out to the death. History is always written...


Hitler: Stalin's Stooge

by James Edwards

Hitler was the stooge Stalin used to start World War II. Stalin was the "eminence gris" behind the rise of Hitler and the Nazis to power. Stalin envisioned World War II as a replay of World War I, in which the...


A Concise History of the Russian Revolution

by Richard Pipes

Richard Pipes's authoritative history of the "violent and disruptive acts" that created the first modern totalitarian regime portrays the crisis at the heart of the tsarist empire. Drawing on archival materials...


East of the Sun: The Epic Conquest and Tragic History of Siberia

by Benson Bobrick

The very word Siberia evokes a history and reputation as awesome as it is enthralling. In this acclaimed book on Russia's conquest of its eastern realms, Benson Bobrick offers a story that is both rich and subtle,...


Fearful Majesty: The Life and Reign of Ivan the Terrible

by Benson Bobrick

Ivan the Terrible - the name evokes the legend of a cruel and dangerously insane tyrant. Fearful Majesty explores that legend and exposes the man, his nature, and his time. This acclaimed biography of one of...


A History of Belarus

by Lubov Bazan

Rare materials on Belarus are a potential treasure trove for the English language reader. A blank spot on the map for many, Belarus is an undiscovered mystery in the heart of Europe - undiscovered, because little...


Empire of Corruption: The Russian National Pastime

by Vladimir Soloviev

Empire of Corruption is Vladimir Soloviev's attempt to share his opinions on Russia's ways of dealing with corruption. With a certain irony, Soloviev calls the issue 'the Russian national pastime', explaining...


Russia Under the Bolshevik Regime

by Richard Pipes

Pipes is a widely recognized authority on Russia and is currently Baird professor of History at Harvard University. This is the final volume in his magisterial history of the Russian Revolution, covering the...


In Marx's Shadow: Knowledge, Power, and Intellectuals in Eastern Europe and Russia

by Serguei Oushakine, Costica Bradatan, Natasa Kovacevic & Elena Gapova et al.

The volume draws attention to the unknown and unexplored areas, trends and ways of thinking under the communist regime. It demonstrates how various bodies of knowledge (philosophical, social, political, aesthetic,...


Imperial Russia and the Struggle for Latin American Independence, 1808-1828

by Russell H. Bartley

This study, the first of its kind in English, examines Russian responses to the independence movement in Latin America during the early nineteenth century. From a strictly presentist perspective, the investigation...


Models of Democracy in Nordic and Baltic Europe: Political Institutions and Discourse

by Nicholas Aylott

This book explores the ways in which representative democracy works in two neighbouring collections of European states: the Nordic (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden) and the Baltic (Estonia, Latvia...


Twelve Days

by Victor Sebestyen

The Hungarian Revolution in 1956 is a story of extraordinary bravery in a fight for freedom, and of ruthless cruelty in suppressing a popular dream. A small nation, its people armed with a few rifles and petrol...


Stalin: Paradoxes of Power, 1878-1928

by Stephen Kotkin

A magnificent new biography that revolutionizes our understanding of Stalin and his world

It has the quality of myth: a poor cobbler’s son, a seminarian from an oppressed outer province of the Russian empire,...


Late Imperial Russia, 1890-1917

by John F. Hutchinson

This new interpretation of the final years of Imperial Russia provides a clear and concise introduction to a critical period in the history of modern Russia. Professor Hutchinson outlines the key problems facing...


The Economics of Forced Labor: The Soviet Gulag

by Paul R. Gregory & Valery Lazarev

Until now, there has been little scholarly analysis of the Soviet Gulag as an economic, social, and political institution, primarily owing to a lack of data. This collection presents the results of years of...


Stalin's World: Dictating the Soviet Order

by Sarah Davies & James Harris

Drawing on declassified material from Stalin's personal archive, this is the first systematic attempt to analyze how Stalin saw his world-both the Soviet system he was trying to build and its wider international...


Works in Progress: Plans and Realities on Soviet Farms, 1930-1963

by Jenny Leigh Smith

This book is the first to investigate the gap between the plans and the reality of the Soviet Union's mid-twentieth-century project to industrialize and modernize its agricultural system. Historians agree that...


Motherland: Russia in the Twentieth Century

by David R. Marples

Motherland tells the dramatic story of the rise and fall of the Soviet Union. From Lenin's virtual coup in November 1917 to Boris Yeltsin's ruthless takeover of power in 1991, the book culminates with a new...


The Crisis of Medieval Russia 1200-1304

by John Fennell

John Fennell's history of thirteenth-century Russia is the only detailed study in English of the period, and is based on close investigation of the primary sources. His account concentrates on the turbulent...


Rasputin: A Short Life

by Frances Welch

Told with humor, intrigue, and a shrewd eye for detail, this riveting short biography sheds much-needed light on the life of nineteenth-century Russian icon Grigory Rasputin.

Grigory Rasputin, a Siberian peasant...