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Nicholas and Alexandra
Nicholas and Alexandra
by Robert K Massie
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Massie offers a moving, tragic, and unforgettable account of the extraordinary Imperial dynasty of Tsar Nicholas II, his doomed empire, and a revolution that would inexorably change the world forever. "A larger than life drama."--Saturday... (read more)

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The Last Empire: The Final Days of the Soviet Union
The Last Empire: The Final Days of the Soviet Union
by Serhii Plokhy
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On Christmas Day, 1991, President George H. W. Bush addressed the nation to celebrate what he described as a historic American victory: Mikhail Gorbachevs resignation as Soviet prime minister and the subsequent fall of the Soviet Union. Yet, as prize... (read more)

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The Conquest of the Russian Arctic
The Conquest of the Russian Arctic
by Paul R. Josephson
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Spanning nine time zones from Norway to the Bering Strait, the immense Russian Arctic was mostly unexplored before the twentieth century. This changed rapidly in the 1920s, when the Soviet Union implemented plans for its conquest. The Conquest of the... (read more)

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Gulag: A History
Gulag: A History
by Anne Applebaum
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The Gulag--a vast array of Soviet concentration camps that held millions of political and criminal prisoners--was a system of repression and punishment that terrorized the entire society, embodying the worst tendencies of Soviet communism. In this... (read more)

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The Zhivago Affair: The Kremlin, the CIA, and the Battle Over a Forbidden Book
The Zhivago Affair: The Kremlin, the CIA, and the Battle Over a Forbidden Book
by Peter Finn
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PETER FINN is national security editor for The Washington Post and previously served as the Post’s bureau chief in Moscow.   PETRA COUVÉE is a writer, translator, and teacher at Saint Petersburg State University.... (read more)

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The Sword and the Shield: The Mitrokhin Archive and the Secret History of the KGB
The Sword and the Shield: The Mitrokhin Archive and the Secret History of the KGB
by Christopher Andrew
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The Sword and the Shield is based on one of the most extraordinary intelligence coups of recent times: a secret archive of top-level KGB documents smuggled out of the Soviet Union which the FBI has described, after close examination, as the "most... (read more)

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Reinterpreting Russian History : Readings, 860-1860's (94 Edition)
Reinterpreting Russian History : Readings, 860-1860's (94 Edition)
by Daniel H. Kaiser
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The first comprehensive reader in Russian history in almost two decades, this collection includes primary and secondary material, much of which has never before been published in English, reflecting the latest scholarship on the subject. Supplemented by... (read more)

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Russian Roulette: How British Spies Thwarted Lenin's Plot for Global Revolution
Russian Roulette: How British Spies Thwarted Lenin's Plot for Global Revolution
by Giles Milton
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In 1917, a band of communist revolutionaries stormed the Winter Palace of Tsar Nicholas II—a dramatic and explosive act marking that Vladimir Lenins communist revolution was now underway. But Lenin would not be satisfied with overthrowing the... (read more)

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Ruling Russia: Authoritarianism from the Revolution to Putin
Ruling Russia: Authoritarianism from the Revolution to Putin
by William Zimmerman
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"Zimmerman provides specialists in comparative politics with important insights about authoritarian, totalitarian, and democratic regimes. He reveals the importance of uncertain political outcomes, the size of the selectorate, and the constraints posed... (read more)

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Misinterpreting Modern Russia
Misinterpreting Modern Russia
by Bruno S. Sergi
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When President Vladimir Putin ascended to the Kremlin at the end of the 1990s, he had to struggle with the after-effects of Boris Yeltsin's political agenda: outrageous corruption, endless social injustice, and deeply entrenched interests dating back to... (read more)

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Everything Was Forever, Until It Was No More: The Last Soviet Generation (In-Formation)
Everything Was Forever, Until It Was No More: The Last Soviet Generation (In-Formation)
by Alexei Yurchak
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"Alexei Yurchak's Everything Was Forever, Until It Was No More immediately seduced me by its very title with a profound philosophical implication that eternity is a historical category--things can be eternal for some time. The same spirit of paradox runs... (read more)

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Soviet Fates and Lost Alternatives: From Stalinism to the New Cold War
Soviet Fates and Lost Alternatives: From Stalinism to the New Cold War
by Stephen F. Cohen
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In this wide-ranging and acclaimed book, Stephen F. Cohen challenges conventional wisdom about the course of Soviet and post-Soviet history. Reexamining leaders from Nikolai Bukharin, Stalin's preeminent opponent, and Nikita Khrushchev to Mikhail... (read more)

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Beyond the Pale (02 Edition)
Beyond the Pale (02 Edition)
by Benjamin Nathans
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A surprising number of Jews lived, literally and figuratively, "beyond the Pale" of Jewish Settlement in tsarist Russia during the half-century before the Revolution of 1917. Thanks to the availability of long-closed Russian archives, along with a wide... (read more)

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The Last Days of the Romanovs: Tragedy at Ekaterinburg
The Last Days of the Romanovs: Tragedy at Ekaterinburg
by Helen Rappaport
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The brutal murder of the Russian Imperial family on the night of July 16-17, 1918 has long been a defining moment in world history. This book gives a riveting day-by-day account of the last fourteen days of their lives, as the conspiracy to kill them... (read more)

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Russians: The People Behind the Power
Russians: The People Behind the Power
by Gregory Feifer
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"Early on in his second book, Feifer (The Great Gamble) makes clear his ambitious aim, which is to provide 'a definitive explanation of what makes Russia Russian.' While this goal might at first seem audacious, he is well-qualified, having worked for... (read more)

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Koba the Dread: Laughter and the Twenty Million
Koba the Dread: Laughter and the Twenty Million
by Martin Amis
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In "Koba the Dread"--Koba itself a childhood nickname of Stalin's--Amis is compelled, through his scathing prose and razor-sharp insight, to reevaluate the era of Stalin and the unbelievably broad scope of human suffering he caused.... (read more)

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Tashkent: Forging a Soviet City, 1930-1966 (Pitt Russian East European)
Tashkent: Forging a Soviet City, 1930-1966 (Pitt Russian East European)
by Paul Stronski
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Paul Stronski tells the fascinating story of Tashkent, an ethnically diverse, primarily Muslim city that became the prototype for the Soviet-era reimagining of urban centers in Central Asia. Based on extensive research in Russian and Uzbek archives... (read more)

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The Russian Revolution
The Russian Revolution
by Richard Pipes
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Mr. Pipes writes trenchantly, and at times superbly....No single volume known to me even begins to cater so adequately to those who want to discover what really happened to Russia....Nor do I know any other book better designed to help Soviet citizens to... (read more)

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Dead Mountain: The Untold True Story of the Dyatlov Pass Incident
Dead Mountain: The Untold True Story of the Dyatlov Pass Incident
by Donnie Eichar
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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 that they cut open and fled the tent... (read more)

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A Spy in the Archives: A Memoir of Cold War Russia
A Spy in the Archives: A Memoir of Cold War Russia
by Sheila Fitzpatrick
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Moscow in the 1960s was the other side of the Iron Curtain: mysterious, exotic, even dangerous. In 1966 the historian Sheila Fitzpatrick traveled to Moscow to research in the Soviet archives. This was the era of Brezhnev, of a possible 'thaw' in the Cold... (read more)

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