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Stalin and Stalinism: Revised 3rd Edition

by Martin McCauley

One of the most successful dictators of the twentieth century, Stalin believed that fashioning a better tomorrow was worth sacrificing the lives of millions today. He built a modern Russia on the corpses of...


Russian and Soviet History: From the Time of Troubles to the Collapse of the Soviet Union

by William Benton Whisenhunt, Steven A. Usitalo & Sergei Arutiunov

An original and thought-provoking text, Russian and Soviet History uses noteworthy themes and important events from Russian history to spark classroom discussion. Consisting of twenty essays written by experts...


In the Shadow of the Shtetl: Small-Town Jewish Life in Soviet Ukraine

by Jeffrey Veidlinger

The story of how the Holocaust decimated Jewish life in the shtetls of Eastern Europe is well known. Still, thousands of Jews in these small towns survived the war and returned afterward to rebuild their communities....


Russia Against Napoleon: The True Story of the Campaigns of War and Peace

by Dominic Lieven

The first history of the epic defeat of Napoleon's empire told from the Russian perspective.

Though much has been written about Napoleon's doomed invasion of Russia and the collapse of the French Empire that...


Dear Comrades: Menshevik Reports on the Bolshevik Revolution and the Civil War

by Vladimir N. Brovkin

Vivid reports of the struggle of two parties vying for supremacy in postczarist Russia.


Lenin's Brain and Other Tales from the Secret Soviet Archives

by Paul R. Gregory

An enlightening look into the once-secret Soviet state and party archives that Western scholars first gained access to in the early 1990s. Paul Gregory breaks down a decades-old wall of secrecy to reveal intriguing...


Discovering the Hidden Listener: An Empirical Assessment of Radio Liberty and Western Broadcasting to the USSR During the Cold War

by R. Eugene Parta

This overview of the impact of Western radio and Radio Liberty—from the listeners' perspective—addresses questions of audience size and listening trends over time, listeners' demographic traits and attitudes,...


Women of the Gulag: Portraits of Five Remarkable Lives

by Paul R. Gregory

During the course of three decades, Joseph Stalin’s Gulag, a vast network of forced labor camps and settlements, held many millions of prisoners. People in every corner of the Soviet Union lived in daily terror...


A History of Russia and Its Empire: From Mikhail Romanov to Vladimir Putin

by Kees Boterbloem

This clear and focused text provides an introduction to imperial Russian and Soviet history from the crowning of Mikhail Romanov in 1613 to Vladimir Putin's new term. Through a consistent chronological narrative,...


Kremlin Wives: The Secret Lives of the Women Behind the Kremlin Walls--From Lenin to Gorbachev

by Larissa Vasilieva

The hidden files of more than fifty women, the wives, mistresses, accomplices, or victims of the men in charge of the Soviet Empire, have been compiled after seventy years of secrecy in this dramatic portrayal...


Lenin and His Comrades: The Bolsheviks Take Over Russia 1917-1924

by Yuri Felshtinsky

Reads like a true crime investigation. Hard-hitting anti-communist slant by dissident critic of the communist regime.


Sukhoi Su-25 Frogfoot

by Alexander Mladenov & Adam Tooby

Like the American A-10 Warthog, the first Soviet jet dedicated by design to CAS (Close Air Support), the 'Frogfoot' has durability and firepower.

In February 2012, the Sukhoi Su-25 (NATO reporting name Frogfoot)...


Changing Urban Landscapes

by Marco Buttino

The vast territory from Asia to Eastern Europe that was part of or under the influence of the Soviet Union comprised cities, which have undergone profound changes in the last twenty years. The opening of borders...


The Making of Holy Russia: The Orthodox Church and Russian Nationalism Before the Revolution

by John Strickland

This book is a critical study of the interaction between the Russian Church and society in the late 19th and early 20th century. While other studies exist that draw attention to the voices in the Church typified...


The Distorted World of Soviet-Type Economies (Routledge Revivals)

by Jan Winiecki

The Soviet Union and Eastern Europe provide unique examples of large-scale relatively highly developed centrally planned economies. In the 1980s economists in both the East and West began to focus with increasingly...


Stalin

by Hiroaki Kuromiya

This profile looks at how Stalin, despite being regarded as intellectually inferior by his rivals, managed to rise to power and rule the largest country in the world, achievieving divine-like status as a dictator....


From Peasant to Patriarch: Account of the Birth, Upbringing, and Life of His Holiness Nikon, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia

by Ioann Shusherin, Kevin Kain & Katia Levintova

This book chronicles Nikon's entire life, focusing on the patriarch's relationship with the Romanov royal family and his monastery building program. The narrative also features rare eyewitness accounts of monumental...


Myth, Memory, Trauma: Rethinking the Stalinist Past in the Soviet Union, 1953-70

by Polly Jones

Drawing on newly available materials from the Soviet archives, Polly Jones offers an innovative, comprehensive account of de-Stalinization in the Soviet Union during the Khrushchev and early Brezhnev eras. Jones...


Operation Barbarossa: The German Invasion of Soviet Russia

by Robert Kirchubel

In the first 6 months of Hitler's World War II Nazi invasion, over 5 million of Stalin's Russian troops were killed, wounded, or captured defending their Motherland.

Germany's surprise assault on the Soviet...


World Disorders: Troubled Peace in the Postdcold War Era

by Stanley Hoffmann

Stanley Hoffmann has remarked that 'It wasn't I who chose to study world politics. World politics forced themselves upon me.' Long one of the field's most distinguished thinkers, Hoffmann brings together in...