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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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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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With God in Russia: My 23 Years in Siberian Prison Camps
With God in Russia: My 23 Years in Siberian Prison Camps
by Walter J Ciszek
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Father Walter Ciszek, S.J. tells the gripping, astounding story of his twenty-three years in Russian prison camps in Siberia, how he was falsely imprisoned as an "American spy", the incredible daily rigors of life as a prisoner, and his extraordinary... (read more)

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Khrushchev: The Man and His Era
Khrushchev: The Man and His Era
by William Taubman
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The definitive biography of the mercurial Soviet leader who succeeded and denounced Stalin. Nikita Khrushchev was one of the most complex and important political figures of the twentieth century. Ruler of the Soviet Union during the first decade after... (read more)

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Russia Under the Bolshevik Regime
Russia Under the Bolshevik Regime
by Richard Pipes
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The World Was Going Our Way: The KGB and the Battle for the Third World
The World Was Going Our Way: The KGB and the Battle for the Third World
by Christopher Andrew
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In 1992 the British Secret Intelligence Service exfiltrated from Russia a defector whose presence in the West remained a secret until the publication of The Sword and the Shield in 1999. That man was Vasili Mitrokhin, the KGB's most senior archivist... (read more)

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World Was Going Our Way: The KGB and the Battle for the Third World: Newly Revealed Secrets from the Mitrokhin Archive
World Was Going Our Way: The KGB and the Battle for the Third World: Newly Revealed Secrets from the Mitrokhin Archive
by Christopher Andrew
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In 1992, Vasili Mitrokhin, a former KGB archivist, snuck out of Russia carrying with him a vast cache of transcriptions of top-secret KGB intelligence files. The FBI later described his trove of documents as “the most complete and extensive... (read more)

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A Mountain of Crumbs
A Mountain of Crumbs
by Elena Gorokhova
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andlt;iandgt;A Mountain of Crumbsandlt;/iandgt; is the moving story of a young Soviet girl's discovery of the hidden truths of adulthood and her country's profound political deception. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; Elena, born with a desire to explore... (read more)

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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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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 declare an American victory in the Cold War: earlier that day Mikhail Gorbachev had resigned as the first and last Soviet president. The enshrining of that narrative, one in... (read more)

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Russian Tattoo
Russian Tattoo
by Elena Gorokhova
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An exquisite portrait of mothers and daughters that reaches from Cold War Russia to modern-day New Jersey, from the author of A Mountain of Crumbs—the memoir that “leaves you wanting more” (The Daily Telegraph, UK). In A Mountain of... (read more)

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Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar
Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar
by Simon Se Montefiore
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Inside the Kremlinus Cold War: From Stalin to Krushchev
Inside the Kremlinus Cold War: From Stalin to Krushchev
by Vladislav Zubok
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1996 Lionel Gelber Prize, Lionel Gelber Foundation, Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto, and Foreign... (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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Although some twenty million people died during Stalins reign of terror, only with the advent of glasnost did Russians begin to confront their memories of that time. In 1991, Adam Hochschild spent nearly six months in Russia talking to gulag survivors... (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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The Victims Return: Survivors of the Gulag After Stalin
The Victims Return: Survivors of the Gulag After Stalin
by Stephen Cohen
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Joseph Stalin's reign of terror in the Soviet Union has been called "the other holocaust." Over the course of 24 years, more innocent men, women, and children perished than died in Hitler's murder of European Jews. This book originated 30 years ago when... (read more)

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