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The Kravchenko Case: One Man's War on Stalin

by Gary Kern

Victor Kravchenko--the most discussed Soviet defector at the height of the Cold War.


Eastern European Railways in Transition: Nineteenth to Twenty-first Centuries

by Ralf Roth & Henry Jacolin

In this volume, leading transport history scholars take a fresh look at the impact of the Cold War upon European railways both before and after 1989. As well as addressing the development of eastern and central...


Empire De/Centered: New Spatial Histories of Russia and the Soviet Union

by Sanna Turoma & Maxim Waldstein

In 1987 the Soviet empire collapsed, at a stroke throwing the certainties of the Cold War world into flux. Yet despite the dramatic end of this 'last empire' and political commentators consigning the idea of...


A Taste of Russia: A Cookbook of Russia Hospitality

by Darra Goldstein

Redesigned with a fresh, modern presentation, the 30th anniversary edition of this classic cookbook layers superbly reseached recipes with informative essays on the dishes' rich historical and cultural contexts....


Female Entrepreneurs in Nineteenth-Century Russia

by Galina Ulianova

This pioneering work comprehensively examines the history of female entrepreneurship in the Russian Empire during nineteenth-century industrial development.


Dead Mountain: The True Story of the Dyatlov Pass Incident

by Donnie Eichar

In February 1959, a group of nine experienced hikers in the Russian Ural Mountains died mysteriously on an elevation known as Dead Mountain. Eerie aspects of the incident—unexplained violent injuries, signs...


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 Future of the Soviet Economic Planning System (Routledge Revivals)

by David A. Dyker

On its publication in 1985, this book offered a fresh analysis of the problems faced by the Soviet economy by focussing on the key issues in the economic planning system. David Dyker considers the available...


Philip Mironov and the Russian Civil War

by Sergei Starikov

He was an authentic hero of World War I and the Russian Revolution. He commanded a successful Red Army that treated prisoners mercifully, refrained from pillaging the countryside, and educated the people about...


Russia's Wars of Emergence 1460-1730

by Carol Stevens

Russia’s emergence as a Great Power in the eighteenth century is usually attributed to Peter I’s radical programme of ‘Westernising’ reforms.  But the Russian military did not simply copy European armies. ...


The Second World War on the Eastern Front

by Lee Baker

Russia's engagement with Germany on the Eastern Front during World War II was ferocious, unprecedented and bloody, costing millions of civilian and military lives. In this challenging new book, Lee Baker distinguishes...


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,...