History - Russian


  • "Our Native Antiquity": Archaeology and Aesthetics in the Culture of Russian Modernism

    By Michael Kunichika

    Our Price: $75.00
    • ISBN-13: 9781618114419
    • Publisher: Academic Studies Press
  • "We Are Jews Again": Jewish Activism in the Soviet Union

    By Eiiulii Kosharovskii

    Our Price: $70.00
    • ISBN-13: 9780815635000
    • Publisher: Syracuse University Publications in Continuin
  • 'Enemies of the People' Under the Soviets: A History of Repression and Its Consequences

    By Peter Julicher

    Our Price: $20.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780786496716
    • Publisher: McFarland
    • Published: March 2015
  • 'HIV Is God's Blessing': Rehabilitating Morality in Neoliberal Russia

    By Jarrett Zigon

    Our Price: $34.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780520267640
    • Publisher: University of California Press
    • Published: December 2010
    This provocative study examines the role of today's Russian Orthodox Church in the treatment of HIV/AIDS. Russia has one of the fastest-growing rates of HIV infection in the world--80 percent from intravenous drug use--and the Church remains its only resource for fighting these diseases. Jarrett Zigon takes the reader into a Church-run treatment center where, along with self-transformational and religious approaches, he explores broader anthropological questions--of morality, ethics, what constitutes a "normal" life, and who defines it as such. Zigon argues that this rare Russian partnership between sacred and political power carries unintended consequences: even as the Church condemns the influence of globalization as the root of the problem it seeks to combat, its programs are cultivating citizen-subjects ready for self-governance and responsibility, and better attuned to a world the Church ultimately opposes.
  • 'Living Water': Vodka and Russian Society on the Eve of Emancipation

    By David Christian

    Our Price: $40.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780198222866
    • Publisher: Clarendon Press
    • Published: October 1990
    This is a study of the social, economic, and political role of vodka in nineteenth-century Russia. Since the "Green Serpent" first appeared in sixteenth-century Muscovy, it has played a vital part in Russian life. Vodka became an essential ingredient in all working class celebrations--personal, religious, and commercial. By the nineteenth century, it was generating one third of government revenue. The individual and governmental dependence on vodka has endured into the Gorbachev era, yet until now, the phenomenon has largely been ignored by historians. Drawing on original research in Soviet archives, this lively volume will provide an indispensable analysis of the importance of the vodka trade to all aspects of Russian life.
  • 05/18 Event: China Mieville

    By China Mieville

    Our Price: $15.00 - $26.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789111997850
    • Publisher: Strand Book Store
    • Published: 2017
    Admission & Signed Copy grants you admission for one, plus one signed copy of the book. Admission & Gift Card grants you admission for one, plus one $15 Strand gift card to be used at any time on any product. Signed Copy, no admission does not grant admission to the event, but reserves a signed copy of the book for you, pending availability of signed copies after the event has concluded. The event is in the Strand’s Rare Book Room, located on the 3rd floor of our store, at 828 Broadway and 12th Street, unless otherwise specified. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis. Admission and the signed copy / gift card will only be available for pick-up at the event, so please select “in store pick-up” as your shipping method. Payment is required at the time the order is placed. You may also purchase admission in the store at the registers, or at the time of the event in the Rare Book Room. Please note that if you order a book but do not attend the event, your book will be held at the Strand’s basement holds desk for one week after the event. Orders for just a signed copy and no admission will be processed 1-2 days after the event, pending availability of signed copies. Signed Copy, no admission does not grant admission to the event, but reserves a signed copy of the book for you, pending availability of signed copies after the event has concluded. We cannot guarantee that signed copies will be available after completing all orders for event books. In the event that signed copies are not available after the event has concluded, you will not be charged. In the event that signed copies are available, orders will be processed 1-2 days after the event.
  • 1905

    By Leon Trotsky

    Our Price: $19.80
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781608467358
    • Publisher: Haymarket Books
    • Published: October 2016
  • 1948

    By James F. Nagle

    Our Price: $18.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781419671425
    • Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
    • Published: June 2007
    1948: The Crossroads Year by James F. Nagle is a fascinating exploration of how 1948 forever changed America-and why. The turning point in the struggle between Western democracy and Eastern absolutism as symbolized by the Soviet Union, 1948 changed the way the world worked and the way America thought. As the nation grappled with a post war environment, its people began to question their role in this new society and the path on which America now seemed headed. There was a huge migration of black people from the South. Easterners set their sights on the sunnier climes of California. Suddenly, apartment dwelling gave rise to a new phenomenon of suburbia. This was also the year that Israel was created and the first Arab-Israeli war was fought.From the Truman Doctrine to the popularization of television, Nagle investigates how one unique year has impacted our society right into our present day. Written in sparkling prose, Nagle brings a you-are-there perspective as he explores how and why Americans decided which bridges to build in their new lives-and which ones they should burn. A perfect book for history aficionados or baby boomers, 1948: The Crossroads Year is a portrait of the way we were-and how we became who we are.
  • 1990: Russians Remember a Turning Point

    By Irina Prokhorova

    Our Price: $17.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780857052001
    • Publisher: MacLehose Press
    • Published: January 2013
    1990 was a year of embryonic change in Russia: Article 6 of the constitution was abolished, and with it the Party's monopoly on political power. This fascinating collection of documentary evidence crystalises the aspirations of the Russian people in the days before Communism finally fell.
  • 2017 War With Russia: An Urgent Warning From Senior Military Command

    By Richard Shirref

    Our Price: $13.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781473632226
    • Publisher: Coronet Books
    • Published: May 2016
    A menacing account of the threat posed by Russia.
  • 800 Days on the Eastern Front: A Russian Soldier Remembers World War II

    By Nikolai Litvin

    Our Price: $24.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780700615179
    • Publisher: University of Kansas Press
    • Published: April 2007
    During his 800 days of war, Nikolai Litvin fought on the front lines in the ferocious tank battles at Kursk, was wounded three times, and witnessed unspeakable brutalities against prisoners and civilians. But he survived to pen this brief but powerful memoir of his wartime experiences.
  • Abel: The True Story of the Spy They Traded for Gary Powers

    By Vin Arthey

    Our Price: $16.95
    • ISBN-13: 9781849549691
    • Publisher: Dialogue
  • Ablaze: The Story of the Heroes and Victims of Chernobyl

    By Piers Paul Read

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780679408192
    • Publisher: Random House
    • Published: April 1993
  • The Abolition of Serfdom in Russia, 1762-1907

    By David Moon

    Our Price: $42.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780582294868
    • Publisher: Prentice Hall
    • Published: December 2001
  • Absolutism and Ruling Class: The Formation of the Russian Political Order, 1700-1825

    By John P. Ledonne

    Our Price: $180.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780195068054
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: September 1991
    This is the first comprehensive examination of the Russian ruling elite and its political institutions during an important period of state building, from the emergence of Russia on the stage of world politics around 1700 to the consolidation of its position after the victory over Napoleon. Instead of focusing on the great rulers of the period--Peter, Catherine, and Alexander--the work examines the nobility which alone could make their power effective. LeDonne not only gives a full chronological account of the development of bureaucratic, military, economic, and political institutions in Russia during this period, but also skillfully analyzes the ways in which local agencies and the ruling class exercised control and shared power with the absolute monarchs.