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Young Stalin
Young Stalin
Written by Simon Sebag Montefiore
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ISBN: 9780307498922
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Young Stalin

Written by Simon Sebag Montefiore


Format: eBook, 496 pages
On Sale: December 9, 2009
Price: $13.99

Based on ten years' astonishing new research, here is the thrilling story of how a charismatic, dangerous boy became a student priest, romantic poet, gangster mastermind, prolific lover, murderous revolutionary, and the merciless politician who shaped the Soviet Empire in his own brutal image: How Stalin became Stalin.


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Lenin, Stalin, and Hitler
Lenin, Stalin, and Hitler
Written by Robert Gellately
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ISBN: 9780307537126
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Lenin, Stalin, and Hitler
The Age of Social Catastrophe
Written by Robert Gellately


Format: eBook, 720 pages
On Sale: November 11, 2009
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A bold new accounting of the great social and political upheavals that enveloped Europe between 1914 and 1945—from the Russian Revolution through the Second World War.

In Lenin, Stalin, and Hitler, acclaimed historian Robert Gellately focuses on the dominant powers of the time, the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany, but also analyzes... Read more >
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Towers of Stone
Towers of Stone
Written by Wojciech Jagielski, Translated by Soren A. Gauger
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ISBN: 9781583229002
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Towers of Stone
The Battle of Wills in Chechnya
Written by Wojciech Jagielski
Translated by Soren A. Gauger


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
On Sale: October 6, 2009
Price: $19.95

In Towers of Stone, award-winning Polish reporter Wojciech Jagielski brings into focus the tragedy of Chechnya, its inhabitants, and the war being waged there by a handful of desperate warriors against a powerful and much more numerous army. Jagielski's narrative is told through the lens of two men: Shamil Basaev, a... Read more >
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The Mannerheim Line 1920-39
The Mannerheim Line 1920-39
Written by Bair Irincheev, Illustrated by Brian Delf
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ISBN: 9781846033841
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The Mannerheim Line 1920-39
Finnish Fortifications of the Winter War
Written by Bair Irincheev
Illustrated by Brian Delf


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
On Sale: September 22, 2009
Price: $18.95

In the wake of the bloody civil war that followed Finland's independence from Russia in 1917, the border between the two countries was established across the Karelian Isthmus, an area long fought over by Russia, Finland and Sweden in their attempts to dominate the northern tip of Europe. Neither the Soviets... Read more >
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Napoleon's Invasion of Russia
Napoleon's Invasion of Russia
Written by George Nafziger
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ISBN: 9780307538819
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Napoleon's Invasion of Russia

Written by George Nafziger


Format: eBook, 704 pages
On Sale: May 6, 2009
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An impressive and serious study of one of the most fascinating military campaigns in history. Read more >
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A Russian Diary
A Russian Diary
Written by Anna Politkovskaya, Translated by Arch Tait
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ISBN: 9780307497635
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A Russian Diary
A Journalist's Final Account of Life, Corruption, and Death in Putin's Russia
Written by Anna Politkovskaya
Translated by Arch Tait


Format: eBook, 400 pages
On Sale: April 23, 2009
Price: $14.99

Anna Politkovskaya, one of Russia’s most fearless journalists, was gunned down in a contract killing in Moscow in the fall of 2006. Just before her death, Politkovskaya completed this searing, intimate record of life in Russia from the parliamentary elections of December 2003 to the grim summer of 2005, when the... Read more >
Putin's Labyrinth
Putin's Labyrinth
Written by Steve Levine
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ISBN: 9780812978414
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Putin's Labyrinth
Spies, Murder, and the Dark Heart of the New Russia
Written by Steve Levine


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
On Sale: April 21, 2009
Price: $16.00

In Putin’s Labyrinth, acclaimed journalist Steve LeVine, who lived in and reported from the former Soviet Union for more than a decade, provides a gripping account of modern Russia. President Dmitri Medvedev and the country’s real power, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, are posing a resolute challenge to the West. In a... Read more >
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The Magical Chorus
The Magical Chorus
Written by Solomon Volkov
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ISBN: 9781400077861
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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
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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Young Stalin
Young Stalin
Written by Simon Sebag Montefiore
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ISBN: 9781400096138
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Young Stalin

Written by Simon Sebag Montefiore


Format: Trade Paperback, 528 pages
On Sale: October 14, 2008
Price: $19.00

Based on ten years' astonishing new research, here is the thrilling story of how a charismatic, dangerous boy became a student priest, romantic poet, gangster mastermind, prolific lover, murderous revolutionary, and the merciless politician who shaped the Soviet Empire in his own brutal image: How Stalin became Stalin. Read more >
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Faberge's Eggs
Faberge's Eggs
Written by Toby Faber
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781400065509
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Faberge's Eggs
The Extraordinary Story of the Masterpieces That Outlived an Empire
Written by Toby Faber


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
On Sale: October 7, 2008
Price: $30.00

In Stradivari’s Genius, Toby Faber charted the fascinating course of some of the world’s most prized musical instruments. Now, in this enthralling new book, he tells the story of objects that are, to many, the pinnacle of the jeweler’s art: the Fabergé imperial eggs.

The Easter presents that Russia’s last two czars... Read more >
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Faberge's Eggs
Faberge's Eggs
Written by Toby Faber
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ISBN: 9781588367075
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Faberge's Eggs
The Extraordinary Story of the Masterpieces That Outlived an Empire
Written by Toby Faber


Format: eBook
On Sale: October 7, 2008
Price: $16.99

In Stradivari’s Genius, Toby Faber charted the fascinating course of some of the world’s most prized musical instruments. Now, in this enthralling new book, he tells the story of objects that are, to many, the pinnacle of the jeweler’s art: the Fabergé imperial eggs.

The Easter presents that Russia’s last two czars... Read more >
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The Stalin and Molotov Lines
The Stalin and Molotov Lines
Written by Neil Short, Illustrated by Adam Hook
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781846031922
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The Stalin and Molotov Lines
Soviet Western Defences 1928-41
Written by Neil Short
Illustrated by Adam Hook


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
On Sale: September 23, 2008
Price: $18.95

During the Russian Civil War, the Red Army created a series of fortified areas, or ukreplinnyje rajony (UR), which were to be used not only for defence but were also to act as staging points for offensive operations. Following the end of the war these defences were extended, creating a front... Read more >
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Epic Rivalry
Epic Rivalry
Written by Von Hardesty and Gene Eisman, Foreword by Sergei Krushchev
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781426203213
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Epic Rivalry
The Inside Story of the Soviet and American Space Race
Written by Von Hardesty and Gene Eisman
Foreword by Sergei Krushchev


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
On Sale: September 16, 2008
Price: $16.95

The extraordinary saga that gripped the United States and Soviet Union during the Cold War—galvanized by the Sputnik launch in 1957, and culminated by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walking on the moon in 1969—is chronicled in this uniquely balanced history. With a foreword written by the grandson of Soviet premier... Read more >
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Putin's Labyrinth
Putin's Labyrinth
Written by Steve Levine
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781588368157
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Putin's Labyrinth
Spies, Murder, and the Dark Heart of the New Russia
Written by Steve Levine


Format: eBook
On Sale: August 19, 2008
Price: $11.99

The new Russia is marching in an alarming direction. Emboldened by escalating oil wealth and newfound prominence as a world power, Russia, under the leadership of Vladimir Putin, has veered back toward the authoritarian roots planted in Imperial/Czarist times and firmly established during the Soviet era. Though Russia has a new... Read more >
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Lenin, Stalin, and Hitler
Lenin, Stalin, and Hitler
Written by Robert Gellately
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ISBN: 9781400032136
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Lenin, Stalin, and Hitler
The Age of Social Catastrophe
Written by Robert Gellately


Format: Trade Paperback, 752 pages
On Sale: August 12, 2008
Price: $19.95

A bold new accounting of the great social and political upheavals that enveloped Europe between 1914 and 1945—from the Russian Revolution through the Second World War.

In Lenin, Stalin, and Hitler, acclaimed historian Robert Gellately focuses on the dominant powers of the time, the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany, but also analyzes... Read more >
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The Magical Chorus
The Magical Chorus
Written by Solomon Volkov, Translated by Antonina Bouis
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307268778
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The Magical Chorus

Written by Solomon Volkov
Translated by Antonina Bouis


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

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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Chasing the Sea
Chasing the Sea
Written by Tom Bissell
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ISBN: 9780307425249
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Chasing the Sea
Lost Among the Ghosts of Empire in Central Asia
Written by Tom Bissell


Format: eBook, 416 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $13.99

In 1996, Tom Bissell went to Uzbekistan as a na•ve Peace Corps volunteer. Though he lasted only a few months before illness and personal crisis forced him home, Bissell found himself entranced by this remote land. Five years later he returned to explore the shrinking Aral Sea, destroyed by Soviet irrigation... Read more >
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Olga's Story
Olga's Story
Written by Stephanie Williams
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ISBN: 9780307423740
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Olga's Story
Three Continents, Two World Wars and Revolution--One Woman's Epic Journey Throug h the Twentieth Century
Written by Stephanie Williams


Format: eBook, 368 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $15.99

When Canadian journalist Stephanie Williams set out to discover her Russian grandmother’ s long-lost history, what she unearthed was this stunning, sprawling portrait of a life lived on the grand stage of the 20th century.

Born in remote Siberia in 1900, Olga Yunter was the youngest of five children. As... Read more >
The Russia Hand
The Russia Hand
Written by Strobe Talbott
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ISBN: 9780307432575
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The Russia Hand
A Memoir of Presidential Diplomacy
Written by Strobe Talbott


Format: eBook, 512 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $13.99

During the past ten years, few issues have mattered more to America’s vital interests or to the shape of the twenty-first century than Russia’s fate. To cheer the fall of a bankrupt totalitarian regime is one thing; to build on its ruins a stable democratic state is quite another. The challenge... Read more >
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Shostakovich and Stalin
Shostakovich and Stalin
Written by Solomon Volkov
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ISBN: 9780307427724
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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
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $15.99

“Music illuminates a person and provides him with his last hope; even Stalin, a butcher, knew that.” So said the Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich, whose first compositions in the 1920s identified him as an avant-garde wunderkind. But that same singularity became a liability a decade later under the totalitarian rule of... Read more >
Stalin and His Hangmen
Stalin and His Hangmen
Written by Donald Rayfield
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ISBN: 9780307431837
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Stalin and His Hangmen
The Tyrant and Those Who Killed for Him
Written by Donald Rayfield


Format: eBook, 592 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $13.99

Stalin did not act alone. The mass executions, the mock trials, the betrayals and purges, the jailings and secret torture that ravaged the Soviet Union during the three decades of Stalin’s dictatorship, were the result of a tight network of trusted henchmen (and women), spies, psychopaths, and thugs. At the top... Read more >
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Stalin
Stalin
Written by Simon Sebag Montefiore
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ISBN: 9780307427939
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Stalin
The Court of the Red Tsar
Written by Simon Sebag Montefiore


Format: eBook, 848 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $14.99

This widely acclaimed biography provides a vivid and riveting account of Stalin and his courtiers—killers, fanatics, women, and children—during the terrifying decades of his supreme power. In a seamless meshing of exhaustive research and narrative ?lan, Simon Sebag Montefiore gives us the everyday details of a monstrous life.We see Stalin playing... Read more >
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Moscow 1941
Moscow 1941
Written by Rodric Braithwaite
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ISBN: 9781400095452
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Moscow 1941
A City and Its People at War
Written by Rodric Braithwaite


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
On Sale: October 9, 2007
Price: $17.00

In 1941 close to one million Russian soldiers died defending Moscow from German invasion–more causalities than that of the United States and Britain during all of World War II. Many of these soldiers were in fact not soldiers at all, but instead ordinary people who took up arms to defend their... Read more >
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Song Without Words
Song Without Words
Written by Leah Bendavid-Val
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781426201738
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Song Without Words
The Photographs & Diaries of Countess Sophia Tolstoy
Written by Leah Bendavid-Val


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
On Sale: September 18, 2007
Price: $35.00

Through never-before-seen photographs and intriguing personal diaries, this beautiful book provides an intimate glimpse into the lives of Countess Sophia Tolstoy and her husband, Leo Tolstoy—one of the greatest authors of all time—set against the grand and terrifying backdrop of aristocratic Russia on the brink of its demise.

Between 1885 and... Read more >
Armored Units of the Russian Civil War
Armored Units of the Russian Civil War
Written by David Bullock, Illustrated by Peter Sarson
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ISBN: 9781841765457
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Armored Units of the Russian Civil War
Red Army
Written by David Bullock
Illustrated by Peter Sarson


Format: Trade Paperback, 48 pages
On Sale: April 25, 2006
Price: $17.95

By 1920 the Red Army fielded an overwhelming array of armored cars and armored trains, while tank detachments had begun forming in earnest. These armored units played an important part in consolidating the newly won Bolshevik empire in the early 1920s; as a consequence of the fact that railways were the... Read more >
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