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  • A History of Modern Russia: From Tsarism to the Twenty-First Century (Third Edition)

    By Robert Service

    Our Price: $30.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780674034938
    • Publisher: Harvard University Press
    • Published: October 2009
  • Best Tales of the Yukon

    By Robert Service

    Our Price: $8.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781450568289
    • Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
    • Published: February 2010
    Robert Service wrote in the golden years of the Klondike--of the rough and ready men, and women just as tough. No-one in Robert's world (real or imagined) minced words or had any self-consciousness about them. It was live and let live and sometimes kill or be killed. "Best Tales of the Yukon" reflects those times. Reading Service's poems transports us back to that frozen place in nature when it was literally every man and every woman for him/herself. Somehow Service conveys only a sensitivity, but the beauties he saw in the others. His poems also have historical interest, as he talked about the arrival of the light switch, gathering around the village's first "grammyphone", and hearing the voice of "canned man" coming from it (some "savages "took to their canoes because it seemed demonic, while others were enraptured by this miracle of sound). Cold cabins, with hoarfrost clinging to the inside rafters, unwashed masses in itchy long-johns struggling out of bed on an arctic day, and the beauty of the lilies living side by side with a trapper's two-timing woman getting her just desserts (over "a black fox skin"), Robert Service touches the heart and soul of the rough and raw Klondike in the early 1900's, showing us the emotions and colors from inky black to pure gold. "Best Tales of the Yukon" has a magical way of transporting readers to the Yukon-something you won't want to miss. "Best Tales of the Yukon" collects together forty-five of these poems. Selected from two of his earliest volumes, "Spell of the Yukon and Other Verses" and "Ballads of a Cheechako", this volumes includes some of Service's most memorable poetry including the classics "The Shooting of Dan McGrew", "The Law of the Yukon", and "The Cremation of Sam McGee".
  • Collected Poems of Robert Service

    By Robert Service

    Our Price: $35.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780399150159
    • Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
    • Published: May 1989
  • Comrades!: A History of World Communism

    By Robert Service

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780674025301
    • Publisher: HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS
    • Published: May 2007
    Almost two decades after the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe and the USSR, leading historian Robert Service examines the history of communism throughout the world. The book moves from Marx and Lenin to Mao and Castro and beyond to trace communism from its beginnings to the present day. Offering vivid portraits of the protagonists and decisive events in communist history, Service looks not only at the high politics of communist regimes but also at the social conditions that led millions to support communism in so many countries.
  • Comrades!: A History of World Communism

    By Robert Service

    Our Price: $23.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780674046993
    • Publisher: Harvard University Press
    • Published: May 2010
    Traces the history of communism from its earliest origins to the present day, profiling the key individuals and events that shaped communism, describing the contributions of Marx and Engels, the Russian and Chinese Revolutions, the rise of the Soviet bloc, the spread of communism, its ideology and organization, and its collapse in Eastern Europe and the USSR.
  • Dictionary of 20th-Century Communism

    By Silvio Pons

    Our Price: $49.75
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780691135854
    • Publisher: PRINCETON UP
    • Published: June 2010
    The first book of its kind to appear since the end of the Cold War, this reference provides encyclopedic coverage of communism and its impact throughout the world in the 20th century. With the opening of archives in former communist states, scholars havefound new material that has expanded and sometimes altered the understanding of communism as an ideological and political force. The book explains what communism was, the forms it took, and the enormous role it played in world history from the Russian Revolution through the collapse of the Soviet Union and beyond. It examines the political, intellectual, and social influences of communism around the globe, and features contributions from an international team of 160 scholars. It includes more than 400 entries on major topics, such as: Figures: Lenin, Mao, Stalin, Ho Chi Minh, Pol Pot, Castro, Gorbachev ; Events: Cold War, Prague Spring, Cultural Revolution, Sandinista Revolution ; Ideas and concepts: Marxism-Leninism, cult of personality, labor ;Organizations and movements: KGB, Comintern, Gulag, Khmer Rouge ; Related topics: totalitarianism, nationalism, antifascism, anticommunism, McCarthyism.
  • Lenin: A Political Life, Volume 1: The Strengths of Contradiction

    By Robert Service

    Our Price: $10.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780253333247
    • Publisher: Indiana University Press
    • Published: September 1985
    "... we are indebted to the author for a stimulating and balanced study of Lenin -- a study that presents many valuable insights and a good deal of new material based on his archive research, and that sharpens our picture and understanding of 'the dreamer in the Kremlin.'" -- The Russian ReviewLenin: A Political Life is a major three-volume work on Vladimir Ilich Lenin, his ideas, activity, and environment. The first volume, covering the years from 1870 to 1910, traces his rise to authority and his political troubles after 1903. Service ably demonstrates the complex interplay of ideas, activity, and environment that prompted the choice of title for the first volume: The Strengths of Contradiction.
  • Spies and Commissars: The Early Years of the Russian Revolution

    By Robert Service

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781610391405
    • Publisher: Public Affairs
    • Published: May 2012
    Traces the dramatic power struggle between the Bolsheviks and the West at the dawn of the Russian Revolution, offering insight into the roles of diplomats, reporters, dissidents and other contributors who impacted foreign policy throughout subsequent decades.
  • Stalin: A Biography

    By Robert Service

    Our Price: $13.75
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780674022584
    • Publisher: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press
    • Published: October 2006
    The first full-scale biography of Stalin in twenty years reveals the complex and fascinating story of the Soviet dictator, from his dysfunctional childhood in Soviet Georgia, through his education and early political activism, to his tyrannical control over the Soviet Union and the legacy of his reign.
  • The Collected Verse of Robert Service

    By Robert Service

    Our Price: $15.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781420943115
    • Publisher: Lightning Source Inc
    • Published: September 2011
  • The Cremation of Sam Mcgee

    By Robert Service

    Our Price: $12.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781554532728
    • Publisher: Kids Can Pr
    • Published: March 2013
    Constantly suffering from the cold, Sam makes his companion on the Arctic trail promise to cremate him when he dies, which the companion does--to his great surprise.
  • The Spell of the Yukon and Other Poems

    By Robert Service

    Our Price: $6.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780486476896
    • Publisher: Dover Pubns
    • Published: July 2012
  • The State and Revolution

    By Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

    Our Price: $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780140184358
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: May 1993
    In July 1917, when the Provisional Government issued a warrant for his arrest, Lenin fled from Petrograd; later that year, The October Revolution swept him to supreme power. In the short intervening period he spent in Finland, he wrote his impassioned, never-completed master work on The State and Revolution ...
  • Trotsky: A Biography

    By Robert Service

    Our Price: $7.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781447201861
    • Publisher: Pan Books
    • Published: January 2010
  • Trotsky: A Biography

    By Robert Service

    Our Price: $25.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780674062252
    • Publisher: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press
    • Published: November 2011
    Trotsky, even before one of Stalin’s agents found him in Mexico and assassinated him with an ice axe, was a romantic figure to those who believed that if only he had succeeded Lenin everything would have been better. Robert Service, who has also written studies of Lenin and Stalin, does an excellent job of dispersing with such airy notions. His book, unlike much writing about Trotsky, is the work of a historian, not an ideologue. Notes, Select Bibliography, Index. Illus., 38 color/ b&w plates. 600p.

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