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Welcome to the Desert of Post-Socialism

(Available January 6, 2015)
Welcome to the Desert of Post-Socialism
Edited by Srecko Horvat and Igor Stiks
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ISBN: 9781781686201
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Welcome to the Desert of Post-Socialism
Radical Politics After Yugoslavia
Edited by Srecko Horvat and Igor Stiks


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
On Sale: January 6, 2015
Price: $26.95

This volume offers a profound analysis of post-socialist economic and political transformation in the Balkans, involving deeply unequal societies and oligarchical “democracies.” The contributions deconstruct the persistent imaginary of the Balkans, pervasive among outsiders to the region, who see it as no more than a repository of ethnic conflict, corruption and... Read more >
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Welcome to the Desert of Post-Socialism
Radical Politics After Yugoslavia
Edited by Srecko Horvat and Igor Stiks


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 6, 2015
Price: $26.95

This volume offers a profound analysis of post-socialist economic and political transformation in the Balkans, involving deeply unequal societies and oligarchical “democracies.” The contributions deconstruct the persistent imaginary of the Balkans, pervasive among outsiders to the region, who see it as no more than a repository of ethnic conflict, corruption and... Read more >
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A Backpack, a Bear, and Eight Crates of Vodka
A Backpack, a Bear, and Eight Crates of Vodka
Written by Lev Golinkin
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ISBN: 9780385537780
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A Backpack, a Bear, and Eight Crates of Vodka
A Memoir
Written by Lev Golinkin


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: November 4, 2014
Price: $12.99

A compelling story of two intertwined journeys: a Jewish refugee family fleeing persecution and a young man seeking to reclaim a shattered past. In the twilight of the Cold War (the late 1980s), nine-year old Lev Golinkin and his family cross the Soviet border with only ten suitcases, $600, and the... Read more >
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A Backpack, a Bear, and Eight Crates of Vodka
A Backpack, a Bear, and Eight Crates of Vodka
Written by Lev Golinkin
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780385537773
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A Backpack, a Bear, and Eight Crates of Vodka
A Memoir
Written by Lev Golinkin


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
On Sale: November 4, 2014
Price: $25.95

A compelling story of two intertwined journeys: a Jewish refugee family fleeing persecution and a young man seeking to reclaim a shattered past. In the twilight of the Cold War (the late 1980s), nine-year old Lev Golinkin and his family cross the Soviet border with only ten suitcases, $600, and the... Read more >
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Comradely Greetings
Comradely Greetings
Written by Slavoj Zizek and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781781687734
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Comradely Greetings
The Prison Letters of Nadya and Slavoj
Written by Slavoj Zizek and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova


Format: Trade Paperback, 112 pages
On Sale: September 30, 2014
Price: $9.95

”We are the rebels asking for the storm, and believing that truth is only to be found in an endless search ... Two years of prison for Pussy Riot is our tribute to a destiny that gave us sharp ears, allowing us to sound the note A when everyone else is... Read more >
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Comradely Greetings
The Prison Letters of Nadya and Slavoj
Written by Slavoj Zizek and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova


Format: eBook, 112 pages
On Sale: September 30, 2014
Price: $9.95

”We are the rebels asking for the storm, and believing that truth is only to be found in an endless search ... Two years of prison for Pussy Riot is our tribute to a destiny that gave us sharp ears, allowing us to sound the note A when everyone else is... Read more >
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Where the Iron Crosses Grow
The Crimea 1941-44
Written by Robert Forczyk


Format: eBook, 368 pages
On Sale: September 23, 2014
Price: $9.99

Nazi and Soviet armies fought over the Crimean Peninsula for three long years using sieges, dozens of amphibious landings, and large scale maneuvers. This definitive English-language work on the savage battle for the Crimea, Where the Iron Crosses Grow sheds new light on this vital aspect of the Eastern Front.

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Where the Iron Crosses Grow
Where the Iron Crosses Grow
Written by Robert Forczyk
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781782006251
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Where the Iron Crosses Grow
The Crimea 1941-44
Written by Robert Forczyk


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
On Sale: September 23, 2014
Price: $25.95

Nazi and Soviet armies fought over the Crimean Peninsula for three long years using sieges, dozens of amphibious landings, and large scale maneuvers. This definitive English-language work on the savage battle for the Crimea, Where the Iron Crosses Grow sheds new light on this vital aspect of the Eastern Front.

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Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking
Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking
Written by Anya Von Bremzen
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307886828
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Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking
A Memoir of Food and Longing
Written by Anya Von Bremzen


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
On Sale: September 16, 2014
Price: $15.00

A James Beard Award-winning writer captures life under the Red socialist banner in this wildly inventive, tragicomic memoir of feasts, famines, and three generations  
 
     Born in 1963, in an era of bread shortages, Anya grew up in a communal Moscow apartment where eighteen families shared one kitchen. She sang odes to Lenin, black-marketeered Juicy...

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Secret Lives of the Tsars
Secret Lives of the Tsars
Written by Michael Farquhar, Read by Enn Reitel
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780804166454
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Secret Lives of the Tsars
Three Centuries of Autocracy, Debauchery, Betrayal, Murder, and Madness from Romanov Russia
Written by Michael Farquhar
Read by Enn Reitel


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: July 8, 2014
Price: $22.50

“Michael Farquhar doesn’t write about history the way, say, Doris Kearns Goodwin does. He writes about history the way Doris Kearns Goodwin’s smart-ass, reprobate kid brother might. I, for one, prefer it.”—Gene Weingarten, two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and Washington Post columnist
 
Scandal! Intrigue! Cossacks! Here the world’s most engaging... Read more >
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Secret Lives of the Tsars
Secret Lives of the Tsars
Written by Michael Farquhar
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ISBN: 9780812979053
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Secret Lives of the Tsars
Three Centuries of Autocracy, Debauchery, Betrayal, Murder, and Madness from Romanov Russia
Written by Michael Farquhar


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
On Sale: July 8, 2014
Price: $16.00

“Michael Farquhar doesn’t write about history the way, say, Doris Kearns Goodwin does. He writes about history the way Doris Kearns Goodwin’s smart-ass, reprobate kid brother might. I, for one, prefer it.”—Gene Weingarten, two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and Washington Post columnist
 
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Secret Lives of the Tsars
Secret Lives of the Tsars
Written by Michael Farquhar
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780812985788
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Secret Lives of the Tsars
Three Centuries of Autocracy, Debauchery, Betrayal, Murder, and Madness from Romanov Russia
Written by Michael Farquhar


Format: eBook, 368 pages
On Sale: July 8, 2014
Price: $9.99

“Michael Farquhar doesn’t write about history the way, say, Doris Kearns Goodwin does. He writes about history the way Doris Kearns Goodwin’s smart-ass, reprobate kid brother might. I, for one, prefer it.”—Gene Weingarten, two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and Washington Post columnist
 
Scandal! Intrigue! Cossacks! Here the world’s most engaging... Read more >
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The Zhivago Affair
The Zhivago Affair
Written by Peter Finn and Petra Couvée
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307908001
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The Zhivago Affair
The Kremlin, the CIA, and the Battle Over a Forbidden Book
Written by Peter Finn and Petra Couvée


Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
On Sale: June 17, 2014
Price: $26.95

Drawing on newly declassified government files, this is the dramatic story of how a forbidden book in the Soviet Union became a secret CIA weapon in the ideological battle between East and West.
 
In May 1956, an Italian publishing scout took a train to a village just outside Moscow to visit Russia’s...

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The Zhivago Affair
The Zhivago Affair
Written by Peter Finn and Petra Couvée
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307908018
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The Zhivago Affair
The Kremlin, the CIA, and the Battle Over a Forbidden Book
Written by Peter Finn and Petra Couvée


Format: eBook, 352 pages
On Sale: June 17, 2014
Price: $13.99

Drawing on newly declassified government files, this is the dramatic story of how a forbidden book in the Soviet Union became a secret CIA weapon in the ideological battle between East and West.
 
In May 1956, an Italian publishing scout took a train to a village just outside Moscow to visit Russia’s...

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The Kremlin's Nuclear Sword
The Rise and Fall of Russia's Strategic Nuclear Forces 1945-2000
Written by Steven J. Zaloga


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: May 27, 2014
Price: $34.95

The prevailing Western view of Russia’s Cold War strategic nuclear weapons policy is that it resulted from a two-part interplay between the leaders of the Communist Party and the military. Steven J. Zaloga has found that a third contributor—the Russian defense industry—also played a vital role.

Drawing from elusive Russian source material...

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The Kremlin's Nuclear Sword
The Kremlin's Nuclear Sword
Written by Steven J. Zaloga
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ISBN: 9781588344847
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The Kremlin's Nuclear Sword
The Rise and Fall of Russia's Strategic Nuclear Forces 1945-2000
Written by Steven J. Zaloga


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
On Sale: April 22, 2014
Price: $34.95

The prevailing Western view of Russia’s Cold War strategic nuclear weapons policy is that it resulted from a two-part interplay between the leaders of the Communist Party and the military. Steven J. Zaloga has found that a third contributor—the Russian defense industry—also played a vital role.

Drawing from elusive Russian source material...

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Lenin's Tomb
Lenin's Tomb
Written by David Remnick
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780804173582
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Lenin's Tomb
The Last Days of the Soviet Empire
Written by David Remnick


Format: eBook, 624 pages
On Sale: April 2, 2014
Price: $13.99

In the tradition of John Reed's classic Ten Days That Shook the World, this bestselling account of the collapse of the Soviet Union combines the global vision of the best historical scholarship with the immediacy of eyewitness journalism. "A moving illumination . . . Remnick is the witness for us all."... Read more >
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Resurrection
Resurrection
Written by David Remnick
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781101872161
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Resurrection
The Struggle for a New Russia
Written by David Remnick


Format: eBook, 432 pages
On Sale: April 2, 2014
Price: $12.99

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Lenin's Tomb now presents the crucial second act--the attempt to form a Russian state from the ruins of the U.S.S.R. and the chaotic election of 1996. As before, readers will turn to Remnick for the essential story, the flesh-and-blood account of one of history's great turning... Read more >
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A Child of Christian Blood
A Child of Christian Blood
Written by Edmund Levin
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780805243246
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A Child of Christian Blood
Murder and Conspiracy in Tsarist Russia: The Beilis Blood Libel
Written by Edmund Levin


Format: eBook, 448 pages
On Sale: February 25, 2014
Price: $15.99

A Jewish factory worker is falsely accused of ritually murdering a Christian boy in Russia in 1911, and his trial becomes an international cause célèbre.
 
On March 20, 1911, thirteen-year-old Andrei Yushchinsky was found stabbed to death in a cave on the outskirts of Kiev. Four months later, Russian police arrested Mendel...

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A Child of Christian Blood
A Child of Christian Blood
Written by Edmund Levin
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780805242997
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A Child of Christian Blood
Murder and Conspiracy in Tsarist Russia: The Beilis Blood Libel
Written by Edmund Levin


Format: Hardcover, 400 pages
On Sale: February 25, 2014
Price: $29.95

A Jewish factory worker is falsely accused of ritually murdering a Christian boy in Russia in 1911, and his trial becomes an international cause célèbre.
 
On March 20, 1911, thirteen-year-old Andrei Yushchinsky was found stabbed to death in a cave on the outskirts of Kiev. Four months later, Russian police arrested Mendel...

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Stalin's Curse
Stalin's Curse
Written by Robert Gellately
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ISBN: 9780307389459
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Stalin's Curse
Battling for Communism in War and Cold War
Written by Robert Gellately


Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages
On Sale: December 3, 2013
Price: $17.95

At the Big Three conferences of World War II, Joseph Stalin persuasively played the role of a great world leader, whose primary concerns lay in international strategy and power politics, and not communist ideology. Now, using recently uncovered documents, Robert Gellately conclusively shows that, in fact, the dictator was biding his...

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French Guardsman vs Russian Jaeger: 1812-14

Written by Laurence Spring
Illustrated by Mark Stacey


Format: eBook, 80 pages
On Sale: November 19, 2013
Price: $15.95

After Napoleon's abandonment of Moscow on 18 October 1812, throughout the subsequent Wars of Liberation that saw most of Europe turn against the French and right up to the capitulation of Paris on 31 March 1814, it was the vast armies of Imperial Russia that bore the brunt of the fighting... Read more >
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French Guardsman vs Russian Jaeger: 1812-14
French Guardsman vs Russian Jaeger: 1812-14
Written by Laurence Spring, Illustrated by Mark Stacey
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781782003625
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French Guardsman vs Russian Jaeger: 1812-14

Written by Laurence Spring
Illustrated by Mark Stacey


Format: Trade Paperback, 80 pages
On Sale: November 19, 2013
Price: $18.95

After Napoleon's abandonment of Moscow on 18 October 1812, throughout the subsequent Wars of Liberation that saw most of Europe turn against the French and right up to the capitulation of Paris on 31 March 1814, it was the vast armies of Imperial Russia that bore the brunt of the fighting... Read more >
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The GH Kaestlin Collection of Imperial Russian and Zemstvo Stamps

Written by Thomas Lera and Leon Finik


Format: eBook, 307 pages
On Sale: October 30, 2013
Price: $49.95

A quiet philatelist, George H. Kaestlin joined the original Rossika Society in 1935 along with the better known Theo B. Lavroff and K. Szymanowski. Whereas Lavroff contributed significantly to Russian philately as an author and researcher and Szymanowski was an avid collector, Kaestlin collected privately. Born in Moscow, circa 1893, Kaestlin... Read more >
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Philip Mironov and the Russian Civil War
Philip Mironov and the Russian Civil War
Written by Sergei Starikov
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780804150118
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Philip Mironov and the Russian Civil War

Written by Sergei Starikov


Format: eBook, 272 pages
On Sale: October 2, 2013
Price: $13.99

He was an authentic hero of World War I and the Russian Revolution. He commanded a successful Red Army that treated prisoners mercifully, refrained from pillaging the countryside, and educated the people about the objectives of the Bolshevik regime. His eloquent advocacy of the ideas and aspirations of farmers and workers... Read more >
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