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Former People: The Final Days of the Russian Aristocracy
Former People: The Final Days of the Russian Aristocracy
by Douglas Smith
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The riveting and harrowing story of the Russian nobility caught in the upheaval of the Revolution Winner of the Pushkin House Russian Book Prize Named a Best Book of the Year by The Kansas City Star and Salon Epic in scope, precise in detail, and... (read more)

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Song Without Words: The Photographs & Diaries of Countess Sophia Tolstoy
Song Without Words: The Photographs & Diaries of Countess Sophia Tolstoy
by Leah Bendavid Val
About the Author
Leah Bendavid-Val, Director of Photography Publishing for National Geographic Books, is the author of Propaganda and Dreams: Photographing the 1930s in the USSR and the US; Changing Reality: Recent Soviet Photography; National Geographic: The Photographs;... (read more)

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Serfdom and Social Control in Russia: Petrovskoe, a Village in Tambov
Serfdom and Social Control in Russia: Petrovskoe, a Village in Tambov
by Steven L. Hoch
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A reissue of the 1986 original. Recreates life on a serf estate in 19th c. Russia. Hoch (history, U. of Iowa) raises important questions about authority, work, and social structure by focusing on the household as the center of serf life. He reaches... (read more)

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For Prophet and Tsar: Islam and Empire in Russia and Central Asia
For Prophet and Tsar: Islam and Empire in Russia and Central Asia
by Robert D Crews
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Crews's book is solid and enlightening, and his research is prodigious, documenting a century and a half of the state's role as mediator, enforcer, and supreme resource for the claimants to the leadership in Muslim communities. Crews has studied police... (read more)

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The Russian Origins of the First World War
The Russian Origins of the First World War
by Sean Mcmeekin
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The submarine was one of the most revolutionary weapons of World War I, inciting both terror and fascination for militaries and civilians alike. During the war, after U-boats sank the Lusitania and began daring attacks on shipping vessels off the East... (read more)

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Angel of Vengeance: The Girl Who Shot the Governor of St. Petersburg and Sparked the Age of Assassination
Angel of Vengeance: The Girl Who Shot the Governor of St. Petersburg and Sparked the Age of Assassination
by Ana Siljak
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When he was a boy, Tim Jensen knew the true meaning of fear, for it haunted his nights and set in motion the tragic events that would steal his sanity, take his youth, and shape the rest of his life. These days, Tim gets by most of the time...with the... (read more)

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Mem of Princess Dashkova-P
Mem of Princess Dashkova-P
by E R Dashkova
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andquot;Dashkovaandrsquo;s life of extremesandmdash;fame and oblivionandmdash;and her candid self-revelation make this work interesting to all readers of female autobiography and Russian history.andquot;andmdash;Barbara Heldt, University of British... (read more)

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Between Tsar and People: Educated Society and the Quest for Public Identity in Late Imperial Russia
Between Tsar and People: Educated Society and the Quest for Public Identity in Late Imperial Russia
by Edith W Clowes
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This interdisciplinary collection of essays on the social and cultural life of late imperial Russia describes the struggle of new elites to take up a "middle position" in society--between tsar and people. During this period autonomous social and cultural... (read more)

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Village Life in Late Tsarist Russia
Village Life in Late Tsarist Russia
by Semyonova Tian Shans
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"... a marvelous source for the social history of Russian peasant society in the years before the revolution.... The translation is superb." --Steven Hoch "... one of the best ethnographic portraits that we have of the Russian village.... a highly... (read more)

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The Russian Worker
The Russian Worker
by Victoria E Bonnell
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Victoria E. Bonnell is Professor of Sociology and Chair of the Center for Slavic and East European Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. She is the author of Iconography of Power: Soviet Political Posters under Lenin and Stalin (California... (read more)

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A Well-Ordered Thing: Dmitrii Mendeleev and the Shadow of the Periodic Table
A Well-Ordered Thing: Dmitrii Mendeleev and the Shadow of the Periodic Table
by Michael Gordin
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The story of the enigmatic man who organized chemistry into the periodic table--and of how he tried to organize Imperial... (read more)

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The Women's Liberation Movement in Russia: Feminism, Nihilism, and Bolshevism, 1860-1930
The Women's Liberation Movement in Russia: Feminism, Nihilism, and Bolshevism, 1860-1930
by Richard Stites
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"This is the first narrative history of the Russian women's movement, and it is greatly needed. It provides a whole developing field of study. No one else has Richard Stites' range of knowledge and grasp of sources in this area."--Sheila Fitzpatrick... (read more)

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Lenin's Brother: The Origins of the October Revolution
Lenin's Brother: The Origins of the October Revolution
by Philip Pomper
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This collection defining documents from one of America's most influential thinkers presents Pragmatism in its entirety, James's seminal set of lectures in which he argues in his witty and limpid style for the reasonableness of ordinary experience. Also... (read more)

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Cultures in Flux: Lower-Class Values, Practices, and Resistance in Late Imperial Russia
Cultures in Flux: Lower-Class Values, Practices, and Resistance in Late Imperial Russia
by Stephen Frank
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The popular culture of urban and rural tsarist Russia revealed a dynamic and troubled world. Stephen Frank and Mark Steinberg have gathered here a diverse collection of essays by Western and Russian scholars who question conventional interpretations and... (read more)

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The Stolen Prince: Gannibal, Adopted Son of Peter the Great, Great-Grandfather of Alexander Pushkin, and Europe's First Black Intellectua
The Stolen Prince: Gannibal, Adopted Son of Peter the Great, Great-Grandfather of Alexander Pushkin, and Europe's First Black Intellectua
by Hugh Barnes
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Revealing lost documents and new clues, this hybrid of travelogue and detective story reconstructs the extraordinary life of Gannibal, the adopted son of Peter the Great, great-grandfather of Alexander Pushkin, and Europe's first black intellectual... (read more)

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Former People: The Final Days of the Russian Aristocracy
Former People: The Final Days of the Russian Aristocracy
by Douglas Smith
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The riveting and harrowing story of the Russian nobility caught in the upheaval of the Revolution Winner of the Pushkin House Russian Book Prize Named a Best Book of the Year by The Kansas City Star and Salon Epic in scope, precise in detail, and... (read more)

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Russia's First World War: A Social and Economic History
Russia's First World War: A Social and Economic History
by Peter Gatrell
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Did you know that over 1 million Russian lives were lost during the first world war? However, the Russian experience of the Great Warhas not been explored and understood to the same extent as its western counterparts.  This book asks why... (read more)

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Lord and Peasant in Russia: From the Ninth to the Nineteenth Century
Lord and Peasant in Russia: From the Ninth to the Nineteenth Century
by Jerome Blum
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To understand Russian history without understanding serfdom--the peasant-lord relationship that shaped Russia for centuries--is impossible. Still, before Jerome Blum, no scholar had tackled the subject in depth. Monumental in scope and pathbreaking in... (read more)

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Angel of Vengeance: The "Girl Assassin," the Governor of St. Petersburg, and Russia's Revolutionary World
Angel of Vengeance: The "Girl Assassin," the Governor of St. Petersburg, and Russia's Revolutionary World
by Ana Siljak
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In the Russian winter of 1878 a shy, aristocratic young woman named Vera Zasulich walked into the office of the governor of St. Petersburg, pulled a revolver from underneath her shawl, and shot General Fedor Trepov point blank.  “Revenge... (read more)

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What Life Was Like in the Time of War and Peace: Imperial Russia, Ad 1696-1917
What Life Was Like in the Time of War and Peace: Imperial Russia, Ad 1696-1917
by Time Life
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Part of a series concentrating on the daily lives of Russian people during the rule of the Romanov's, this book includes the stories of the celebrated serf actor Mikhail Shchepkin, Princess Catherine Dashkova and the Misses WilmotsIrish guests at her... (read more)

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