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Solomon Volkov
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Solomon Volkov is the award-winning author of Shostakovich and Stalin, among other books about Russian culture. He is a cultural commentator for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. He lives in New York City with his wife, Marianna.

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The Magical Chorus
A History of Russian Culture from Tolstoy to Solzhenitsyn
Written by Solomon Volkov

Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 10, 2009
Price: $18.95

From the reign of Tsar Nicholas II to the brutal cult of Stalin to the ebullient, uncertain days of perestroika, nowhere has the inextricable relationship between politics and culture been more starkly illustrated than in twentieth-century Russia.

In the first book to fully examine the intricate and often deadly interconnection between... Read more >
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The Magical Chorus

Written by Solomon Volkov
Translated by Antonina Bouis

Format: eBook, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 4, 2008
Price: $14.99

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Romanov Riches
Russian Writers and Artists Under the Tsars
Written by Solomon Volkov

Format: eBook, 304 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: February 22, 2011
Price: $16.99

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Shostakovich and Stalin
The Extraordinary Relationship Between the Great Composer and the Brutal Dictato r
Written by Solomon Volkov

Format: eBook, 336 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $15.99

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