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Lenin's Tomb: The Last Days of the Soviet Empire
Lenin's Tomb
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.
Between Heaven and Hell: The Story of a Thousand Years of Artistic Life in Russia
Between Heaven and Hell
The Story of a Thousand Years of Artistic Life in Russia
Hardcover      ISBN: 0670875686
A prominent historian explores the unique culture of Russian art, investigating its social and political aspects, in a saga that spans Byzantine Christianity, the czarist splendor, the return of brutalized exiles to their homelands, and the artists that captured these moments. 25,000 first printing.
Inside the Kremlin's Cold War: From Stalin to Khrushchev
Inside the Kremlin's Cold War
From Stalin to Khrushchev
Paperback      ISBN: 0674455320
Covering the volatile period from 1945 to 1962 this book looks at key issues and people that shaped Soviet foreign policy. Using recently uncovered archival materials and personal interviews, an interpretation of the Cold War from a Russian point of view is presented.
The Gates of November: Chronicles of the Slepak Family
The Gates of November
Chronicles of the Slepak Family
Paperback      ISBN: 044991240x
Chronicles the stormy lives of a Jewish father and son in the Soviet Union, profiling Solomon Slepak, an old-guard Bolshevik, and his son Voldya, a "refusenik" persecuted and imprisoned for trying to leave the Soviet Union
Stalin: The Court Of The Red Tsar
Stalin
The Court Of The Red Tsar
Paperback      ISBN: 1400076781
A comprehensive biography of the Soviet tyrant and the men and women who surrounded him focuses on the the foundation of human, psychological, and physical supports that encouraged the dictator through the early days of Communism, World War II, and the Great Terror, in a complex portrait of Stalin's inner and outer life. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.
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.
The Demise Of Marxism-leninism In Russia
The Demise Of Marxism-leninism In Russia
Hardcover      ISBN: 0333651235
In The Demise of Marxism-Leninism in Russia , distinguished specialists chart the rise of new thinking on the Soviet system and the decline and fall of Marxism-Leninism in the late Soviet period. They also discuss the failure of Marxism-Leninism to make a comeback in post-Soviet Russia. This book makes a significant contribution to understanding the independent importance of ideas in politics and provides clear analyses of the rise of liberal and social democratic thought about the political system, the economy, international Communism, nationalism and federalism.
Parting With Illusions
Parting With Illusions
Hardcover      ISBN: 0871132877
Leading Soviet commentator Vladimir Pozner reflects on his nation from Stalin to perestroika, the evolution of the Communist party, past "cultural genocide," and the world's emergence from Cold War thinking
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.
Ada Blackjack: A True Story of Survival in the Arctic
Ada Blackjack
A True Story of Survival in the Arctic
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0786868635
An account of a young Inuit woman's ordeal alone on a remote, uninhabited Arctic island describes the efforts of Ada Blackjack and her four male companions to colonize desolate Wrangel Island, the deaths of her associates, her struggle to survive, and her eventual return to civilization, drawing on never-before-seen diaries and interviews with Ada's surviving son. 75,000 first printing.