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

    By Michael Kunichika

    Our Price: $109.00
    • 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
  • '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.
  • 1905

    By Leon Trotsky

    Our Price: $19.80
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781608467358
    • Publisher: Haymarket Books
    • Published: October 2016
  • 1905

    By Leon Trotsky

    Our Price: $25.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780394471778
    • Publisher: Random House
    • Published: 1971
  • 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.
  • 1983: Reagan, Andropov, and a World on the Brink

    By Taylor Downing

    Our Price: $14.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780306921728
    • Publisher: Da Capo Press
    • Published: April 2018
  • Abel: The True Story of the Spy They Traded for Gary Powers

    By Vin Arthey

    Our Price: $16.95
    • ISBN-13: 9781849549691
    • Publisher: Dialogue
  • The Abolition of Serfdom in Russia, 1762-1907

    By David Moon

    Our Price: $44.95
    • 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.
  • An Academy at the Court of the Tsars: Greek Scholars and Jesuit Education in Early Modern Russia

    By Nikolaos A. Chrissidis

    Our Price: $27.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780875807294
    • Publisher: Northern Illinois University Press
    • Published: August 2016
  • Aerial Russia: The Romance of the Giant Aeroplane (Classic Reprint)

    By B. Roustam-Bek

    Our Price: $10.57
    • ISBN-13: 9780282883096
    • Publisher: Forgotten Books
  • The Affirmative Action Empire

    By Terry Martin

    Our Price: $31.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780801486777
    • Publisher: Cornell Univ Pr
    • Published: December 2001
  • Afgantsy

    By Rodric Braithwaite

    Our Price: $20.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780199322480
    • Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr
    • Published: October 2013
    The story of the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan is well known: the expansionist Communists overwhelmed a poor country as a means of reaching a warm-water port on the Persian Gulf. Afghan mujahideen upset their plans, holding on with little more than natural fighting skills, until CIA agents came to the rescue with American arms. Humiliated in battle, the Soviets hastily retreated. It is a great story-but it never happened. In this brilliant, myth-busting account, Rodric Braithwaite, the former British ambassador to Moscow, challenges much of what we know about the Soviets in Afghanistan. He provides an inside look at this little-understood episode, using first-hand accounts and piercing analysis to show the war as it was fought and experienced by the Russians. The invasion was a defensive response to a chaotic situation in the Soviets' immediate neighbor. They intended to establish a stable, friendly government, secure the major towns, and train the police and armed forces before making a rapid exit. But the mission escalated, as did casualties. Braithwaite does not paint the occupation as a Russian triumph. To the contrary, he illustrates the searing effect of the brutal conflict on soldiers, their families, and the broader public, as returning veterans struggled to regain their footing back home. Now available in paperback, Braithwaite carries readers through these complex and momentous events, capturing those violent and tragic days as no one has done before.

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