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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...


Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman

by Robert K. Massie

“[A] tale of power, perseverance and passion . . . a great story in the hands of a master storyteller.”—The Wall Street Journal

 

The Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Peter the Great, Nicholas and Alexandra,...


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 Frozen Hell: The Russo-Finnish Winter War of 1939-1940

by William Trotter

In 1939, tiny Finland waged war-the kind of war that spawns legends-against the mighty Soviet Union, and yet their epic struggle has been largely ignored. Guerrillas on skis, heroic single-handed attacks on...


Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1944-1956

by Anne Applebaum

In the long-awaited follow-up to her Pulitzer Prize-winning Gulag, acclaimed journalist Anne Applebaum delivers a groundbreaking history of how Communism took over Eastern Europe after World War II and transformed...


Russka: The Novel of Russia

by Edward Rutherfurd

"Impressive."

THE WASHINGTON POST BOOK WORLD

Spanning 1800 years of Russia's history, people, poltics, and culture, Edward Rurtherford, author of the phenomenally successful SARUM: THE NOVEL OF ENGLAND, tells...


The Russian Moment in World History

by Marshall T. Poe

Is Russian history one big inevitable failure? The Soviet Union's demise and Russia's ensuing troubles have led many to wonder. But this is to look through a skewed prism indeed. In this provocative and elegantly...


A Concise History of the Russian Revolution

by Richard Pipes

The author of the classic two-volume study, The Russian Revolution and Russia Under the Bolshevik Regime, now distills those works into an authoritative new chronicle of Russia between 1900 and the death of...


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 Oushakine Bradatan

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,...


Revolution in Danger

by Victor Serge

Assailed by counter-revolution from within and without, Victor Serge brings to life the unwavering revolutionary commitment of red Petrograd.


Geopolitics and Security in the Arctic: Regional dynamics in a global world

by Rolf Tamnes & Kristine Offerdal

Written by a group of leading experts on Artic affairs, this book offers a historically informed and comprehensive study of the geopolitics and security challenges of the Arctic.

The key aim of the work is to...


Sedition: Everyday Resistance in the Soviet Union under Khrushchev and Brezhnev

by Vladimir A. Kozlov & Prof. Sheila Fitzpatrick

This book explores Soviet prosecution records to tell the hidden story of ordinary citizens who were arrested for expressing discontent during the Khrushchev and Brezhnev years.


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...


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...


the Formation of Muscovy 1300 - 1613

by Robert O. Crummey

This is a comprehensive account of the rise of the late medieval Russian monarchy with Moscow as its capital, which was to become the territorial core of the Soviet Union. The legacy of the Grand Princes and...


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',...