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Fear No Evil: The Classic Memoir of One Man's Triumph over a Police State
Fear No Evil
The Classic Memoir of One Man's Triumph over a Police State
Paperback      ISBN: 1891620029
The noted Soviet dissident recounts his trial by Soviet authorities, his nine-year term in the Soviet gulag, his release and reunion with his wife and their new life in Israel
Lenin, Stalin, and Hitler: The Age of Social Catastrophe
Lenin, Stalin, and Hitler
The Age of Social Catastrophe
Paperback      ISBN: 140003213x
A study of the political and social upheavals that rocked Europe between 1914 and 1945 focuses on the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany and on the dictatorships of Lenin, Stalin, and Hitler, revealing the similarities and differences among the three, the conflict between Communism and Nazism, and their repercussions in terms of the horrors and genocide of World War II. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
Photographs by a Russian Writer Leonid Andreyev: An Undiscovered Portrait of Pre-Revolutionary Russia
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.
Long Walk
Long Walk
Trade Paperback      ISBN: 1845296443
SlavomirRawicz was a young Polish cavalry officer. On 9th November 1939, he was arrested by the Russians and after brutal interrogation in Moscow's infamous Lubyanka prison and a farce of a trial, he was sentenced to 25 years' hard labour in the Gulags, for 'spying'. This is one of the stories of adventure, survival and escape.
Stalin in Power: The Revolution from Above, 1928-1941
Stalin in Power
The Revolution from Above, 1928-1941
Paperback      ISBN: 0393308693
Recounts Stalin's establishment of state-run collectives, discusses the political reasons behind his pact with Hitler, and analyzes the effects of Stalin's reign
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
Inside the Stalin Archives: Discovering the New Russia
Inside the Stalin Archives
Discovering the New Russia
Hardcover      ISBN: 0977743330
A provocative assessment of modern Russia based on the personal archives of Stalin charges the country with failing to deal with past events that contributed to its collapse, in a report that covers such topics as the tolerance of anti-Semitism, government wiretapping, and the recent influx of high-quality material goods in formerly poverty-stricken areas. 30,000 first printing.
Young Stalin
Young Stalin
Hardcover      ISBN: 1400044650
A companion volume to the critically acclaimed biography Stalin: Court of the Red Tsar examines the turbulent early years of a man who would become the personification of twentieth-century evil, detailing his poverty-stricken youth, religious training, role as a fanatical revolutionary, many love affairs, and evolution into a murderous tyrant. 60,000 first printing.
The Last Sentry: The True Story that Inspired The Hunt For Red October
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 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.