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The Russian Revolution
The Russian Revolution
Paperback      ISBN: 0679736603
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 struggle out of the darkness." -- Ronald Hingley, The New York Times Book Review Ground-breaking in its inclusiveness, enthralling in its narrative of a movement whose purpose, in the words of Leon Trotsky, was "to overthrow the world," The Russian Revolution draws conclusions that have already aroused great controversy in this country-and that are certain to be explosive when the book is published in the Soviet Union. Richard Pipes argues convincingly that the Russian Revolution was an intellectual, rather than a class, uprising; that it was steeped in terror from its very outset; and that it was not a revolution at all but a coup d'etat -- "the capture of governmental power by a small minority."
Alexander II: The Last Great Tsar
Alexander II
The Last Great Tsar
Paperback      ISBN: 0743284267
Profiles the Romanov Dynasty tsar as one of Russia's most forward-thinking rulers, documenting his efforts to redefine history by bringing freedom to his country, the use of terrorist bombings by the radicals that lived during his regime, and the series of assassination attempts that eventually ended his life. By the author of The Last Tsar. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.
Natasha's Dance: A Cultural History of Russia
Natasha's Dance
A Cultural History of Russia
Paperback      ISBN: 0312421958
The author of A People's Tragedy turns his attention to the culture of Russia, using the lives of writers, artists, and musicians to show how Russia has struggled to define its own soul in the twentieth century. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
The Romanovs: The Final Chapter
The Romanovs
The Final Chapter
Paperback      ISBN: 0345406400
Retraces the slaughter, deceit, and dramatic efforts in post-communist Russia to discover the truth about the nine skeletons exhumed from a shallow grave in Siberia in 1991, just a few miles from the infamous cellar where the last czar and his family were murdered decades before. Reprint.
Moscow 1812: Napoleon's Fatal March
Moscow 1812
Napoleon's Fatal March
Paperback      ISBN: 006108686x
A history of Napoleon's invasion of Russia describes his prior domination of Europe and the events that prompted the invasion, recounting how such factors as the harsh climate and Russian patriotism eventually turned the tide against Napoleon and set the stage for his downfall. Reprint.
Russia: A Short History
A Short History
Paperback      ISBN: 1851686134
From the emergence of the first Slavic state to the election of new President Dmitry Medvedev, this is a concise and thoughtful guide to the complex and turbulent history of Russia and its people. A skilful blend of detail and analysis, this stimulating introduction is newly updated to cover Russia's growing economic stature as well as the mounting divergence between the foreign policy stance of Russia and the US.
The Haunted Wood: Soviet Espionage in America- -The Stalin Era
The Haunted Wood
Soviet Espionage in America- -The Stalin Era
Paperback      ISBN: 0375755365
Presents a history of Soviet espionage in the United States during the 1930s, World War II, and its aftermath, and profiles noted spies and their work.
Crimea 1854-56: The War With Russia from Contemporary Photographs
Crimea 1854-56
The War With Russia from Contemporary Photographs
Hardcover      ISBN: 0442245696
The Soviet Political Mind: Stalinism and Post-stalin Change
The Soviet Political Mind
Stalinism and Post-stalin Change
Paperback      ISBN: 0393005828
The Soviet political mind was a mosaic of ideology and pragmatism. In his treatment of internal and foreign policies, the Soviet period and the Russian historical past, the political elite and the ordinary man, Robert C. Tucker focuses upon the thought patterns and ideological factors that, together, constituted the Soviet political mind. His concern is with the problem of change in the Soviet system and in Soviet policy. Affirming the reality and significance of post-Stalin change, he analyzes and explains this phenomenon within the broad framework of Russia's political development before and after 1917. In constructing this concept, he has evolved an interpretation of Stalinism as a special Soviet pattern whose dynamics were determined in part by the psychopathology of Stalin's personality. Thus, beyond its obvious contribution to the field of Soviet studies, this appraisal of the influence of personality factors on the political development of a country contributes significantly to the theory of dictatorship and authoritarianism.
The Victims Return: Survivors of the Gulag After Stalin
The Victims Return
Survivors of the Gulag After Stalin
Hardcover      ISBN: 1933002409
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 Stephen F. Cohen, a professor of Russian studies and history at New York University, first began researching the lives of those victims released after Stalin's death. There was precious little information available, and many of the victims were still afraid, but Cohen persisted, and through the years accumulated the remarkable stories of their return to society.