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The Long Walk: The True Story of a Trek to Freedom
The Long Walk: The True Story of a Trek to Freedom
by Slavomir Rawicz
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MORE THAN HALF A MILLION COPIES SOLD The classic adventure story that inspired the new major motion picture The Way Back, directed by Peter Weir *** I hope The Long Walk will remain as a memorial to all those who live and die for freedom, and for all... (read more)

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Gulag: A History
Gulag: A History
by Anne Applebaum
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“An important book. . . . It is fervently to be hoped that people will read Anne Applebaums excellent, tautly written, and very damning history.” —The New York Times Book Review “The most authoritative—and... (read more)

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Russia Under the Bolshevik Regime
Russia Under the Bolshevik Regime
by Richard Pipes
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US"Monumental...Lucidly written, unsurpassed in detail and comprehensiveness."--The Wall Street Journal on The Russian... (read more)

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Stalin's Daughter: The Extraordinary and Tumultuous Life of Svetlana Alliluyeva
Stalin's Daughter: The Extraordinary and Tumultuous Life of Svetlana Alliluyeva
by Rosemary Sullivan
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Born in 1926, Svetlana Alliluyeva spent her youth inside the Kremlin as her father's power soared along with that of the Soviet Union. Eighty-five years later, she died alone and penniless in rural Wisconsin as Lana Peters. Revealed here for the first... (read more)

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Stalin: The First In-Depth Biography Based on Explosive New Documents from Russia's Secret Archives
Stalin: The First In-Depth Biography Based on Explosive New Documents from Russia's Secret Archives
by Edvard Radzinsky
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It Was a Long Time Ago, and It Never Happened Anyway: Russia and the Communist Past
It Was a Long Time Ago, and It Never Happened Anyway: Russia and the Communist Past
by David Satter
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Russia today is haunted by deeds that have not been examined and words that have been left unsaid. A serious attempt to understand the meaning of the Communist experience has not been undertaken, and millions of victims of Soviet Communism are all but... (read more)

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Fear and the Muse Kept Watch: The Russian Masters--From Akhmatova and Pasternak to Shostakovich and Eisenstein--Under Stalin
Fear and the Muse Kept Watch: The Russian Masters--From Akhmatova and Pasternak to Shostakovich and Eisenstein--Under Stalin
by Andy Mcsmith
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In this dazzling exploration of one of the most contradictory periods of literary and artistic achievement in modern history, journalist Andy McSmith evokes the lives of more than a dozen of the most brilliant artists and writers of the twentieth century.... (read more)

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After the Collapse of Communism
After the Collapse of Communism
by Michael Mcfaul
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This collection of essays is derived from a conference convened at Princeton University marking the ten-year anniversary of the collapse of the Soviet Union. Some of the best minds in post-Soviet studies focused on the task of identifying how the post... (read more)

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The Unquiet Ghost: Russians Remember Stalin
The Unquiet Ghost: Russians Remember Stalin
by Adam Hochschild
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ADAM HOCHSCHILD is the author of seven books. King Leopold's Ghost was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, as was his recent To End All Wars. His Bury the Chains was a finalist for the National Book Award... (read more)

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Blockade Diary: Under Siege in Leningrad, 1941-1942
Blockade Diary: Under Siege in Leningrad, 1941-1942
by Elena Kockina
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Elena Kochina was born in 1907 in St. Petersburg (later Leningrad), Russia.... (read more)

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The Forsaken: An American Tragedy in Stalin's Russia
The Forsaken: An American Tragedy in Stalin's Russia
by Tim Tzouliadis
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A remarkable piece of forgotten history- the never-before-told story of Americans lured to Soviet Russia by the promise of jobs and better lives, only to meet tragic ends In 1934, a photograph was taken of a baseball team. These two rows of young men... (read more)

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Buried Glory: Portraits of Soviet Scientists
Buried Glory: Portraits of Soviet Scientists
by Istvaan Hargittai
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Moscow's Novodevichy Cemetery is the final resting place of some of Russia's most celebrated figures, from Khrushchev and Yeltsin to Anton Chekhov, Sergei Eisenstein, Nikolai Gogol, and Mikhail Bulgakov. Using this famed cemetery as symbolic starting... (read more)

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Unwanted Visionaries: The Soviet Failure in Asia at the End of the Cold War (Oxford Studies in International History)
Unwanted Visionaries: The Soviet Failure in Asia at the End of the Cold War (Oxford Studies in International History)
by Sergey Radchenko
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Mikhail Gorbachev's relations with the West have captured the imagination of contemporaries and historians alike, but his vision of Soviet leadership in Asia has received far less attention. The failure of Gorbachev's Asian initiatives has had dramatic... (read more)

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Russia's Cold War: From the October Revolution to the Fall of the Wall
Russia's Cold War: From the October Revolution to the Fall of the Wall
by Jonathan Haslam
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The phrase “Cold War” was coined by George Orwell in 1945 to describe the impact of the atomic bomb on world politics: “We may be heading not for a general breakdown but for an epoch as horribly stable as the slave empires of antiquity.&... (read more)

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The KGB's Poison Factory: From Lenin to Litvinenko
The KGB's Poison Factory: From Lenin to Litvinenko
by Boris Volodarsky
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In late November 2006 the whole world was shaken by a ruthless assassination in London of former lieutenant colonel of the FSB (the Russian security service and a successor to the KGB) and British citizen Alexander Litvinenko. This has been the most... (read more)

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In the Shadow of Revolution
In the Shadow of Revolution
by Sheila (edt) Fitzpatrick
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"A pleasure to read and hugely absorbing. The variations in the memoirs, the clear evidence that many were written under extremely circumscribed conditions, gives one of the best introductions possible to Soviet history. Hearing the voices of individuals... (read more)

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Stalin: New Biography of a Dictator
Stalin: New Biography of a Dictator
by Oleg V. Khlevniuk
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Josef Stalin exercised supreme power in the Soviet Union from 1929 until his death in 1953. During that quarter-century, by Oleg Khlevniukandrsquo;s estimate, he caused the imprisonment and execution of no fewer than a million Soviet citizens per year... (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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"Compelling and fascinating. . . The title of this book cannot accurately convey its cumulative power." —Boston Book Review "Soviet history in a new key. . . A rare and extraordinary portrait of Soviet society in a critical decade, comprising... (read more)

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Dancing Under the Red Star: The Extraordinary Story of Margaret Werner, the Only American Woman to Survive Stalin's Gulag
Dancing Under the Red Star: The Extraordinary Story of Margaret Werner, the Only American Woman to Survive Stalin's Gulag
by Karl Tobien
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“Very few stories rise to the level of stirring the deepest parts of my soul. But this is one. Some would call this a tragedy. That is not my sentiment. This amazing chronicle represents the power of the human soul and illustrates the unique... (read more)

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Just Send Me Word: A True Story of Love and Survival in the Gulag
Just Send Me Word: A True Story of Love and Survival in the Gulag
by Orlando Figes
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“A book to astonish readers:  never before has Stalins Gulag been the setting for a love affair.  This powerful narrative by a distinguished historian will take its place not just in history but in literature.”—Robert K... (read more)

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