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

    By Robert Service

    Our Price: $31.50
    • 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
  • Lenin: A Biography

    By Robert Service

    Our Price: $14.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780674008281
    • Publisher: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press
    • Published: January 2000
    Filled with fresh insights and information, this biography the first Soviet leader delves deeply into this heavily mythologized life to show why he was so feared, respected, and loved in Russia.
  • 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.
  • Russia and Its Islamic World: From the Mongol Conquest to The Syrian Military Intervention

    By Robert Service

    Our Price: $10.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780817920845
    • Publisher: Hoover Institution Press
    • Published: August 2017
  • Russia: Experiment with a People

    By Robert Service

    Our Price: $9.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780674021082
    • Publisher: HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS
    • Published: April 2006
    Since the fall of communism, Russia has witnessed a dramatic struggle between old and new, continuity and change. Corruption and violence have plagued society. Most people have benefited little from the new capitalist order. But positive changes are evident. Russians can speak and act more freely in a state that no longer intrudes on their privacy. They are able to travel abroad, enjoy unprecedented access to information from around the world, and organize and campaign for improvement in their living conditions.In this engrossing account Robert Service traces the formation of the new Russia from the end of the Soviet Union in 1991 to the present. He paints a fascinating picture of a people in metamorphosis. In wide-ranging discussions on topics from Kremlin politics to rock music and macroeconomics to contemporary poetry, Service takes us inside to witness the changes from both the top down and the bottom up. He examines the reforms of the Yeltsin and Putin administrations in the context of the complex communist legacy, deftly interweaving political history, intellectual thought, and popular consciousness to illuminate the real difficulties Russia has faced on its rocky path to reform. For the second time in less than a century, the Russians have been engaged in a fundamental reshaping of their society, and the results will prove of vital importance to the global community. Robert Service has provided a valuable and engaging guide to their recent remarkable journey.
  • Spies and Commissars: The Early Years of the Russian Revolution

    By Robert Service

    Our Price: $19.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781610392396
    • Publisher: PublicAffairs
    • Published: May 2013
    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.
  • The Bolshevik Party in Revolution: A Study in Organisational Change 1917-1923

    By Robert Service

    Our Price: $79.99
    • ISBN-13: 9781349037735
    • Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
  • 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

    By Robert Service

    Our Price: $10.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780396013594
    • Publisher: Dodd, Mead & Company
    • Published: N.D.
  • 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 Ilich Lenin

    Our Price: $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780140184358
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: 1992
    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: $26.50
    • 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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