Notes from Underground
Rock Music Counterculture in Russia
Paperback ISBN: 0791425444
Describes the Russian rock music counterculture and how it is changing in response to Russia's transition from a socialist to a capitalist society. It explores the lived experiences, the thoughts and feelings of the rock musicians as they meet the challenges of change.
The Last Great Tsar
Hardcover ISBN: 074327332x
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. 75,000 first printing.
Nicholas and Alexandra
Paperback ISBN: 0345438310
An incisive account of the last of the Romanov dynasty details the love affair of Tsar Nicholas II and his wife, Alexandra, their family, their involvement with Rasputin, and the revolution that transformed imperial Russia. Reprint.
Photographs by a Russian Writer Leonid Andreyev
An Undiscovered Portrait of Pre-Revolutionary Russia
Hardcover ISBN: 0500541434
Discovered in Paris in 1987, these 80 color and 30 b&w photographs, taken about 1910-14, are artistic studies of the expressionist Russian writer, his family and friends, his home, and the countryside around St. Petersburg. Includes a biographical essay and a review of the Lumiere autochrome photographic process. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
The Last Sentry
The True Story that Inspired The Hunt For Red October
Hardcover ISBN: 1591149924
In 1975, a disillusioned Soviet Navy officer named Valery Sablin, intending to launch a revolution and overthrow the government, led a mutiny aboard the destroyer Storozhevoy (or Sentry). News of the mutiny was suppressed, but Young, an American naval officer studying at the Naval Postgraduate School in California, pieced together an account of it. A few years later, novelist Clancy came across Young's report in the basement of the U.S. Naval Academy library and used it as the foundation for the thriller that launched his career. Here, Young and Braden, a former Marine intelligence officer, provide a full account of the incident and the events that prompted it with the help of recently declassified KGB documents and Sablin family papers. With 16 pages of b&w photos and maps. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
The Last Days of the Soviet Empire
Paperback ISBN: 0679751254
The Washington Post's Moscow correspondent chronicles the collapse of the Soviet empire, from the rise of glasnost, through the final lowering of the Soviet flag, to the start of the post-communist age. Reprint. 50,000 first printing. NYT.
Catherine the Great
Paperback ISBN: 0452011205
By delving into the life of Catherine the Great, this acclaimed biographer reveals the rich tapestry of Russia’s past, giving insight into the paradoxical character of its people and their stunning evolution from feudalism to communism to their present-day struggle for a free-market democracy. This is history as it is rarely written today—elegant, witty, dramatic, and with an intimate knowledge of its characters. And what better subject for a biography than one of history's most powerful women, the German-born Russian empress whose adopted language and culture were French, and whose most loyal correspondents were Voltaire and Diderot? Troyat details the various lives of Catherine II: the ambitious child, the acquiescent yet firm grand duchess, the forceful politician and patron of the arts, the belligerent war maker, and the doting grandparent. “A remarkable woman . . . A riveting book.