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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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Leningrad: The Epic Siege of World War II, 1941-1944
Leningrad: The Epic Siege of World War II, 1941-1944
by Anna Reid
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On September 8, 1941, eleven weeks after Hitler's brutal surprise attack on the Soviet Union, Leningrad was surrounded. The German siege was not lifted for two and a half years, by which time some three quarters of a million Leningraders had died of... (read more)

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Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956 #03: The Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956: Volume 3: An Experiment in Literary Investigation
Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956 #03: The Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956: Volume 3: An Experiment in Literary Investigation
by Aleksa Solzhenitsyn
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Volume 3 of the gripping epic masterpiece, Solzhenitsyn's moving account of resistance within the Soviet labor camps and his own release after eight... (read more)

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Execution By Hunger : the Hidden Holocaust (85 Edition)
Execution By Hunger : the Hidden Holocaust (85 Edition)
by Miron Dolot
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In 1929, in an effort to destroy the well-to-do peasant farmers, Joseph Stalin ordered the collectivization of all Ukrainian farms. In the ensuing years, a brutal Soviet campaign of confiscations, terrorizing, and murder spread throughout Ukrainian... (read more)

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The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956: An Experiment in Literary Investigation (P.S.)
The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956: An Experiment in Literary Investigation (P.S.)
by Aleksa Solzhenitsyn
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Solzhenitsyn's gripping epic masterpiece, the searing record of four decades of Soviet terror and oppression, in one abridged volume, authorized by the... (read more)

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The Icon and the Axe: An Interpretative History of Russian Culture
The Icon and the Axe: An Interpretative History of Russian Culture
by James H. Billington
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"A rich and readable introduction to the whole sweep of Russian cultural and intellectual history from Kievan times to the post-Khruschev era." - Library Journal. Illustrations, references, index.... (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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Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956 #01: The Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956: Volume 1: An Experiment in Literary Investigation
Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956 #01: The Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956: Volume 1: An Experiment in Literary Investigation
by Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn
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Volume 1 of the gripping epic masterpiece, Solzhenitsyn's chilling report of his arrest and interrogation, which exposed to the world the vast bureaucracy of secret police that haunted Soviet... (read more)

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The Gulag Archipelago, Volume 2: An Experiment in Literary Investigation, 1918-1956 (P.S.)
The Gulag Archipelago, Volume 2: An Experiment in Literary Investigation, 1918-1956 (P.S.)
by Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn
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Volume 2 of the gripping epic masterpiece, The story of Solzhenitsyn's entrance into the Soviet prison camps, where he would remain for Nearly a... (read more)

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Letters from Russia (New York Review Books Classics)
Letters from Russia (New York Review Books Classics)
by Astolphe De Custine
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Edited by the winner of the 2000 Prix Goncourt Lyceens, Astolphe de Custines report on his visit to Russia in 1839 is a perceptive, even prophetic, reckoning with the institutions and character of a powerful, troubled country. Lauded by Louis Auchincloss... (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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In Siberia (99 Edition)
In Siberia (99 Edition)
by Colin Thubron
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Chapter One Hauntings The ice-fields are crossed for ever by a man in chains. In the farther distance, perhaps, a herd of reindeer drifts, or a hunter makes a shadow on the snow. But that is all. Siberia: it fills one twelfth of the land-mass of the... (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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Gulag Voices: An Anthology (Annals of Communism)
Gulag Voices: An Anthology (Annals of Communism)
by Anne Applebaum
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"'A journey into an incredibly rich and sharp recollection of feelings and emotions… The memoirs of these authors take the reader far beyond the duty of memory towards the dead, into the depths of the human heart where, as Solzhenitsyn disclosed... (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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Sino-soviet Split: Cold War in the Communist World (08 Edition)
Sino-soviet Split: Cold War in the Communist World (08 Edition)
by Lorenz Luthi
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"Buttressed by massive documentation from a dazzling array of international archival sources, Lorenz Lüthi examines all the issues involved in the Sino-Soviet conflict from 1956 to 1966, and he singles out ideology as the prime motive that drove these... (read more)

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A History of Women in Russia: From Earliest Times to the Present
A History of Women in Russia: From Earliest Times to the Present
by Barbara Evans Clements, Professor
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Synthesizing several decades of scholarship by historians East and West, Barbara Evans Clements traces the major developments in the history of women in Russia and their impact on the history of the nation. Sketching lived experiences across the... (read more)

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Russia : History (3RD 09 Edition)
Russia : History (3RD 09 Edition)
by Gregory L. Freeze
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Hailed by the Los Angeles Times as "a brisk, exciting tour of Russia's long journey from its Kievan origins," Russia: A History cuts through the myths and mystery that have surrounded this nation from its earliest days, with startling revelations from... (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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Intimacy and Terror: Soviet Diaries of the 1930s
Intimacy and Terror: Soviet Diaries of the 1930s
by Veronique Garros
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The private diary accounts of daily life in Russia at the height of Stalinism.... (read more)

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