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Revolution!

Paperback, 23/06/2017, £9.99
£8.99
Accompanied by a range of arresting images, this book is a compilation of some of Lenin's most famous sayings, taken from speeches, tracts, letters and recorded conversations. These proclamations offer an insight into the atmosphere of Revolutionary Russia and the mind of one of the twentieth century's most defining political figures.

Four Sisters:The Lost Lives of the Romanov Grand Duchesses

Paperback, 28/01/2015, £12.99
£11.69
Award-winning and critically acclaimed historian Helen Rappaport turns to the tragic story of the daughters of the last Tsar of all the Russias, slaughtered with their parents at Ekaterinburg.

Conspirator: Lenin in Exile

Paperback, 01/03/2010, £16.99
£15.29
Conspirator is the compelling story of Lenin's exile: the years in which he and his political collaborators plotted a revolution that would change 20th century history.

Russia: A 1,000-Year Chronicle of the Wild East

Paperback, 01/03/2012, £12.99
£11.69
Shows how Russia's complex identity has been formed over a thousand years, and how it can help us understand its often baffling behaviour at home and abroad. This title presents information about Russia.

Revolution 1989: The Fall of the Soviet Empire

Paperback, 05/08/2010, £12.99
£11.69
'A compelling and illuminating account of a great drama in the history of our times which showed once again that ordinary men and women really can change the world' Jonathan Dimbleby, MAIL ON SUNDAY

Last Man in Russia: And The Struggle To Save A Dying Nation

Paperback, 14/02/2005, £10.99
£8.00
The author travels across Russia, from crowded Moscow train to empty windswept villages, following in the footsteps of one extraordinary man, the dissident Orthodox priest Father Dmitry. In this book, he tells the story of a nation: famine, war, the frozen wastes of the Gulag, the collapse of communism and now, a people seeking oblivion.

Sheila Fitzpatrick's Everyday Stalinism

Paperback, 15/07/2017, £6.50
£5.85
Sheila Fitzpatrick's Everyday Stalinism rejects the simplistic treatment of the Soviet Union as a totalitarian government that tightly controlled its citizens.

Bloodlands: Europe between Hitler and Stalin

Paperback, 01/09/2011, £10.99
£9.89
Under Hitler and Stalin the Nazi and Soviet regimes murdered fourteen million people in the bloodlands between Berlin and Moscow. The killing fields extended from central Polads to western Russia.

The Cold War: A World History

Paperback, 05/07/2018, £16.99
£15.29

Nothing is True and Everything is Possible: Adventures in Modern Russia

Paperback, 21/09/2017, £9.99
£8.00
A journey into the glittering, surreal heart of 21st century Russia: into the lives of Hells Angels convinced they are messiahs, professional killers with the souls of artists, bohemian theatre directors turned Kremlin puppet-masters, supermodel sects, post-modern dictators and oligarch revolutionaries.

Routledge Handbook of Russian Foreign Policy

Paperback, 30/06/2020, £42.99
£38.69
Providing a comprehensive overview of Russia's foreign policy directions, this handbook brings together an international team of scholars to develop a complex treatment of Russia's foreign policy. The chapters draw from numerous theoretical traditions, covering critically important subjects such as military interventions in Ukraine and Syria.

Twelve Days: Revolution 1956

Paperback, 01/06/2007, £10.99
£9.89
The defining moment of the Cold War: 'The beginning of the end of the Soviet empire.' (Richard Nixon)

Eitingons: A Twentieth-Century Family

Paperback, 07/09/2017, £10.99
£9.89
He was rich, secretive and - through his friendship with a famous Russian singer - implicated in the abduction of a white Russian general in Paris in 1937.Motty Eitingon was a New York fur dealer whose connections with the Soviet Union made him the largest trader in the world.

Less You Know, the Better You Sleep: Russia's Road to Terror and Dictatorship under Yeltsin and Putin

Paperback, 01/10/2017, £14.99
£13.49
Once you accept that the impossible is really possible, what happens in Russia makes perfect sense

Diary of a Gulag Prison Guard

Paperback, 02/11/2017, £9.99
£8.99
A unique piece of testimony from the Soviet Gulag - a prison guard's private diary, written between 1935-36.

Russian Roulette: A Deadly Game: How British Spies Thwarted Lenin's Global Plot

Hardback, 29/08/2013, £20.00
£18.00
1917, post-Russian Revolution, an unlikely and eccentric band of British spies are smuggled into newly Soviet Russia to thwart Lenin's plan to destroy British rule in India, as a precursor to toppling the democracies of the West. The spies, under Mansfield Cumming, were the unsung founders of the present-day MI6.

Short History of Russia

Hardback, 30/04/2020, £12.99
£11.69

Imperium

Paperback, 07/02/2019, £10.00
£9.00
'The most passionate, engaging and historically profound account of the Soviet empire that I have read.' - Michael Ignatieff

What is Russia up to in the Middle East

Paperback, 27/10/2017, £9.99
£8.99
The eyes of the world are on the Middle East. Today, more than ever, this deeply-troubled region is the focus of power games between major global players vying for international influence. Absent from this scene for the past quarter century, Russia is now back with gusto.

Lenin 2017: Remembering, Repeating, and Working Through

Hardback, 19/09/2017, £12.99
£11.69
One hundred years after the Russian Revolution, Zizek shows why Lenin's thought is still important today

Shortest History of the Soviet Union

Hardback, 05/04/2022, £12.99
£11.69

Ekaterinburg: The Last Days of the Romanovs

Paperback, 01/03/2009, £8.99
£8.09
A vivid and compelling account of the final thirteen days of the Romanovs, counting down to the last, tense hours of their lives. Thirteen days later, at Yurovsky's command, and on direct orders from Moscow, the family was gunned down in a blaze of bullets in a basement room.

Let Our Fame Be Great: Journeys among the defiant people of the Caucasus

Paperback, 03/03/2011, £14.99
£12.00
The Caucasus mountains are a land of jagged peaks and rugged people, who for over 200 years have rebelled against Russia's attempts to add them to its empire. Travelling from remote village to refugee camp, rocky mountain gorge to forgotten massacre site, the author discovers exiles, fighters, defiant survivors - and an unbreakable spirit.

Looking for Lenin

Hardback, 25/05/2017, £19.95
£17.96

Russia and the Russians: From Earliest Times to the Present

Paperback, 06/09/2012, £18.99
£17.09
Tracing Russia's story from the settlement of Kiev onwards, this title includes a chapter on the role of Putin and Medvedev, and their impact on Russia's economy, politics and its citizens.

Story of Russia

Hardback, 01/09/2022, £25.00
£22.50

Soviet Union in World Politics: Coexistence, Revolution and Cold War, 1945-1991

Paperback, 03/12/1998, £32.99
£16.79
This book interprets newly available evidence from the Soviet archives and provides a framework for student discussion of relevant issues together with a guide to further reading and research.

Voices of Revolution 1917

Paperback, 14/11/2003, £28.00
£19.60
Including letters from individuals to newspapers, institutions or leaders, this collection gives voice to the experiences, thoughts and feelings of ordinary Russian people - workers, peasants, soldiers - as expressed in their own words during the vast upheavals of 1917.

Stalin's Russia 2ed

Paperback, 28/05/1999, £44.99
£40.49
The ebb and flow of debate about Stalin's Russia is brilliantly captured in Chris Ward's account, which not only conceptualises the field in a clear and helpful way, offering a synthesis of the vast secondary literature in the area, but also provides the author's own evaluation of the key issues at stake.

Russian Revolution

Paperback, 28/02/2008, £14.99
£13.49
This fully updated new edition of Sheila Fitzpatrick's classic short history of the Russian Revolution takes into account the new evidence that has come to light since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, incorporating material that was previously inaccessible not only to Western but also to Soviet historians

Romanovs: 1613-1918

Paperback, 01/02/2017, £12.99
£11.69
The internationally bestselling epic history of Russia's imperial dynasty

Invention of Russia: The Journey from Gorbachev's Freedom to Putin's War

Paperback, 02/06/2016, £10.99
£9.89
The timely and gripping story of Russia since the collapse of Communism, by The Economist's Moscow bureau chief.

Caught in the Revolution: Petrograd, 1917

Paperback, 09/02/2017, £9.99
£8.99
Between the first revolution in February 1917, and Lenin's Bolshevik coup in October, Petrograd was in turmoil. Foreign visitors who filled hotels, bars and embassies were acutely aware of the chaos breaking out on their doorsteps. Among them were journalists, diplomats, businessmen, governesses and volunteer nurses.

Billion Dollar Spy

Paperback, 01/06/2017, £12.99
£11.69
'One of the best spy stories to come out of the Cold War and all the more riveting for being true.' Washington Post

Russian Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

Paperback, 21/02/2002, £8.99
£8.09
Provides an analytical narrative of the main events and developments in Soviet Russia between 1917 and 1936. This very short introduction examines the impact of the revolution on society as a whole - on different classes, ethnic groups, the army, men and women, and youth.

Towards the Flame: Empire, War and the End of Tsarist Russia

Paperback, 31/03/2016, £12.99
£11.69
Based on a study in Russian and many other foreign archives, this title explains why this suicidal decision was made and explores the world of the men who made it, thereby consigning their entire class to death or exile and making their country the victim of a uniquely terrible political experiment under Lenin and Stalin.

Zhivago Affair

Paperback, 02/07/2015, £10.99
£9.89
With first access to previously classified CIA files, this book gives an portrait of Pasternak, and takes us deep into the Cold War, back to a time when literature had the power to shake the world.

 

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