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Catherine the Great

By: Anthony, Katharine

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1926

Edition: 4th Printing

Seller ID: 2270159


Fourth printing. Edges lightly rubbed, faint stains on top page ridge. 1926 Hard Cover. 331 pp. This work is primarily a story wherein Anthony has woven the portrait of a real woman into the pattern of 18th Century politics. The reader is introduced to Catherine, the statesman, who unites Russia, destroys Poland and participates in the American Revolutionary War. The reader also sees Catherine, the jealous mistress of men, who at sixty has a lover of twenty-five. The boo... View more info

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The White Book: Evidence, Facts, Documents - Part I: Rightless in an Alien World; Part II: Espionage and Subversion under Cover of 'Human Rights' Campaign

By: Association of Soviet Lawyers; Smirnov, L.; Modjoryan, L.; Modrzhinskaya, E.; Bannov, B.; Gorshunova, Tatyana; Grace, Yevgenia

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Progress Publishers: 1981

Seller ID: 2205906


Jacket lightly toned, 1/4 inch closed tear on front jacket edge. 1981 Hard Cover. 246, [2] pp. 8vo. A Cold War propaganda piece claiming the emigrants 'from the USSR to the capitalist world are oppressed and deprived of rights. It tells that freedom of the individual in the West means unemployment, social inequality, humiliation, and family tragedies. The book gives evidence of how imperialist special services make use of freedom of movement for ideological subversion an... View more info

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Religion and Culture in Early Modern Russia and Ukraine

By: Baron, Samuel H.; Kollmann, Nancy Shields

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Northern Illinois University Press: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1538190


First edition. Includes original jacket. 1/2 inch surface tear on rear jacket panel.Very Good. 1997 Hard Cover. viii, 213 pp. Focusing on the lived experience of individuals in Russia and Ukraine, twelve essays explore continuity and change comparatively and in the context of larger interpretative issues, such as popular culture, mentality, and religiosity. View more info

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Here Comes the Polly: A Biography of a Russian Built Gunboat (The Politkofsky)

By: Becker, Ethel Anderson

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Superior Publishing Company: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2205333


First edition. A very nice copy.Half-inch tear to top edge of jacket front, very minor surface tear to jacket front. 1971 Large Hardcover. 127 pp. Politkofsky was a small Russian-built sidewheel gunboat that patrolled the Alaskan Panhandle in the 1860s. She was built of yellow cedar at New Archangel, or Sitka, and was 120 feet (37 m) in length and 152 tons displacement. Early copper boilers and a cross-head engine installed, and these came from an earlier ship Imperator ... View more info

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Productivity and the Social System: The USSR and the West

By: Bergson, Abram

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Harvard University Press: 1978

Seller ID: 1293513


Includes original jacket. Slight attic smell, jacket spine faded.Good. 1978 Hard Cover. CONTENTS: Introduction; PLANNING AND POLICY: Soviet Planning Reforms; Toward a New Growth Model; Entrepreneurship and Profits in the USSR; LEVELS OF OUTPUT AND PRODUCTIVITY: The Comparative National Incomes of the Soviet Union and the United States; Comparative Soviet and American Productivity and Efficiency; Productivity in the USSR and the West; GROWTH OF OUTPUT AND PRODUCTIVITY: So... View more info

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Stalin's Successors: Leadership, Stability, and Change in the Soviet Union

By: Bialer, Seweryn

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Cambridge University Press: 1981

Seller ID: 1293531


Ink name on front free endpaper, dust jacket spine faded. Binding tight.Very Good. 1981 Hard Cover. Focuses on four issues in Soviet politics in order to examine the processes and prospects of stability and change in the Soviet Union. Analyzes changes made during the Brezhnev era, Soviet views on international relations and specifically on the competitive and cooperative relationship with the United States. View more info

Forgotten Class: The Russian Bourgeouisie from the Earliest Beginnings to 1900

By: Bill, Valentine T.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Frederick A. Praeger: 1959

Seller ID: 1309276


Lightly rubbed.Very Good. 1959 Hard Cover. CONTENTS: Preface; Morozov Family: The Archetype of the Russian Bourgeoisie; Bright Beginnings Come to Naught; Giant Obstacle: The State; A Puritanical Goad; Tracks to Success; Bloom and the Blight; A Distorted Image; Stunted Roots; Footnotes; Bibliography. View more info

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Russia Astride the Balkans

By: Bishop, Robert; Crayfield, E.S.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Robert M. McBride & Company: 1948

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2200466


First edition. Jacket rubbed with several small tears and chips along edges. 1948 Hard Cover. 287 pp. 8vo. A first-hand account of Soviet politics as it affected the Balkan states, specifically Rumania. The authors were Rumanian intelligence operatives for four years, and tell the story of Soviet abuses of power during and after World War II. View more info

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Life and Thought in Old Russia

By: Blinoff, Marthe

Price: $9.00

Publisher: The Pennsylvania State University Press: 1961

Seller ID: 1532404


Includes original jacket. Lightly rubbed.Very Good. 1961 Hard Cover. 222 pp. 9 1/4 x 7. CONTENTS: Preface; 1. People and Places; 2. Manners and Society; 3. Popular Beliefs and Traditions; 4. Faith and the Church; 5. Book Learning and Education; 6. Art and Esthetics; 7. National Consciousness and Ideologies; A Brief History of Russia; Chronological Tables. View more info

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East of the Sun: The Epic Conquest and Tragic History of Siberia

By: Bobrick, Benson

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Poseidon Press: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1748987


First edition. 1992 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 542 pp. 8vo. The history of the vast expanse of land that soon became the dreaded symbol of Soviet terror details Siberia's great events with portraits of the men and women who created or were crushed by them. View more info

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The Demetrius Legend and Its Literary Treatment in the Age of the Baroque

By: Brody, Ervin C.

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press: 1972

Seller ID: 1839353


Includes original jacket, lightly foxed.Good. 1972 Hard Cover. 323 pp. A thorough and fascinating work on the son of Ivan the Terrible, who escaped assassination when he was just a boy, and his portrayals in literature since. Dr. Brody analyzes the use in two baroque dramas of the Demetrius legend. Central to it and to much of the literary interest in it are the origin, personality, and motivation of Demetrius himself, and his figure as treated in these drama is the foca... View more info

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The Price of Revolution

By: Brogan, D.W.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Harper & Brothers: 1951

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 1926286


Reprint. Lightly rubbed, exterior and front & end matter lightly foxed. 1951 Hard Cover. viii, 280 pp. 8vo. A survey of violent changes and their effects from the American Revolution to the present day. Treats the American Revolution, the French Revolution, and the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917, each with their particular political and social context. Interesting points of discussion include: promotion of class barriers by the growth of industry; nationalism as a tool for... View more info

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Russian Revolution (Problems in Civilization)

By: Brower, Daniel R.

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Forum Press: 1979

Seller ID: 1296351


Some pages dog-eared. 1979 Trade Paperback. 88 pp. CONTENTS: POLITICAL LEADERSHIP: P.V. Volobuev; William G. Rosenberg; Oskar AnWeiler; Theodore H. Von Laue; Harvey Asher; SOCIAL REVOLUTION AND BOLSHEVIK INSURRECTION: John L.H. Keep; Lazar Volin; Marc Ferro; II. Mints; Robert V. Daniels. View more info

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The Bullitt Mission to Russia: Testimony before the Committee on Foreign Relations United States Senate by William C. Bullitt

By: Bullitt, William C.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: B.W. Huebsch, Inc.: 1919

Seller ID: 1538083


2nd printing. Wrappers rubbed, title page faintly foxed. Newspaper article advertising book laid in. 1919 Trade Paperback. 151 pp. Two page terminal publisher ad. William C. Bullitt went to Russia on a confidential mission to arrange for an exchange of peace proposals with Lenin. This book explores how Lenin met the Allied proposals, how Lloyd George discussed the proposals and then denied knowledge of them, and how Bullitt's report of his trip was suppressed. Bullitt wa... View more info

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No Religion Higher Than Truth: A History of the Theosophical Movement in Russia, 1875-1922

By: Carlson, Maria

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Princeton University Press: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2197772


First edition. Lightly rubbed. Very good. 1993 Hard Cover. vi, 298 pp. Among the various kinds of occultism popular during the Russian Silver Age (1890-1914), modern Theosophy was by far the most intellectually significant. This contemporary gnostic gospel was invented and disseminated by Helena Blavatsky, an expatriate Russian with an enthusiasm for Buddhist thought and a genius for self-promotion. What distinguished Theosophy from the other kinds of mysticism--the spir... View more info

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Hitler's Decision to Invade Russia, 1941

By: Cecil, Robert

Price: $10.00

Publisher: David McKay Company, Inc.: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2205883


First edition. Pages toned.Jacket lightly toned, front flap price-clipped. 1976 Hard Cover. 192 pp. When Hitler refused to examine the possibilities of a compromise peace with Stalin, he ensured that not only Germany would lose the war, but that the Russians would be drawn into the heart of Europe's pursuit of the retreating forces of the Third Reich.KEYWORDS: SECOND WORLD WAR TWO WWII WW2 MILITARY HISTORY HITLER ADOLF RUSSIA RUSSIAN GERMAN GERMANY View more info

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The Dilemma of Reform in the Soviet Union

By: Colton, Timothy J.

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Council of Foreign Relations: 1986

Seller ID: 1293911


1986 Trade Paperback. CONTENTS: Acknowledgments; Introduction; Brezhnev's Ambiguous Legacy; What Ails the Soviet System?; Succession and the Changing Soviet Elite; Reform and the Soviet Future; The Changing Soviet Union and the World; Appendix: A Soviet Leadership Chronology, 1976-86; Notes. View more info

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Enemy at the Gates: The Battle for Stalingrad

By: Craig, William

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Reader's Digest Press/E.P. Dutton & Co. Inc.: 1973

Seller ID: 2205788


No jacket. A nice copy. 1973 Hard Cover. xv, 462 pp. Stalingrad, one of the bloodiest battles in the history of warfare, cost the lives of nearly two million men and women. It was perhaps the single most important engagement of World War II and signaled the beginning of the end of the Third Reich of Adolf Hitler. Based on 100's of interviews with survivors of the battle, this text presents the story of the bloody battle.KEYWORDS: SECOND WORLD WAR TWO WWII WW2 MILITARY H... View more info

The Shadow of the Winter Palace: The Drift to Revolution [in Russia] 1825-1917

By: Crankshaw, Edward

Price: $2.00

Publisher: Penguin Books: 1981

Seller ID: 1506990


Pages toned. 1981 Mass Market Paperback. 509 pp. The brilliant account of Russia's critical century before revolution. View more info

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Ivan the Terrible

By: De Madariaga, Isabel

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Yale University Press: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2267491


First edition. A couple light smudges on page ridges, corners lightly pushed. 2005 Hard Cover. xxi, [1], 484, [6] pp. 8vo. Ivan IV, “the Terrible” (1533–1584), is one of the key figures in Russian history, yet he has remained among the most neglected. Notorious for pioneering a policy of unrestrained terror—and for killing his own son—he has been credited with establishing autocracy in Russia. This is the first attempt to write a biography of Ivan from birth to... View more info

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Red Storm on the Reich: The Soviet March on Germany, 1945

By: Duffy, Christopher

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Atheneum: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2203944


First edition. A very nice copy.Near Fine. 1991 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xi, 403 pp. On the night of January 11, 1945, fog, low clouds, and blizzards reduced visibility at times to literally zero along the Sandomierz bridgehead. So the German troops did not notice tanks, assault guns, and towed artillery pieces moving in position by the thousands along the east bank—the Russian side—of the Vistula River. Within seconds after the order... View more info

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From Soviet to Putin and Back: The Dominance of Energy in Today's Russia

By: Economides, Michael J.; D'Aleo, Donna Marie

Price: $10.00

Publisher: ET Publishing: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2093235


First edition. Signed without inscription by Economides on front endpaper. Jacket edges rubbed. 2008 Hard Cover. x, 444 pp. 8vo. Under Vladimir Putin, Russia has taken a giant step backwards into its Soviet past, and nowhere is this more evident than in the realm of energy politics. Modern Russian politics and energy sources first oil and then both oil and gas have been inextricably connected in a way unmatched by any other major power in the history of the world. This t... View more info

Between the Fields and the City: Women, Work, and Family in Russia, 1861-1914

By: Engel, Barbara Alpern

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Cambridge University Press: 1994

Seller ID: 1292698


Includes original jacket. Minimal ink marks in text. Review letter and typed comment sheet laid in. This copy belonged to Professor Brenda Meehan of the University of Rochester, who specialized in Russian studies.Very Good. 1994 Hard Cover. This book charts the personal dimensions of economic and social change by examining the significance and consequences of Russian peasant women's migration from the village to the factory and/or city in the years between the emancipati... View more info

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The Petsamo-Kirkenes Operation: Soviet Breakthrough and Pursuit in the Arctic, October, 1944 (Leavenworth Papers, Number 17)

By: Gebhardt, James F.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Combat Studies Institute: 1990

Seller ID: 2205200


Wrappers lightly toned. 1990 Soft Cover. xvi, 182 pp. Includes black-and-white photographs and illustrations. In the fall of 1944, some 56,000 German troops of the XIX Mountain Corps were occupying a strongpoint line just 70 kilometers northwest of Murmansk, about 200 miles north of the Arctic Circle. To clear these enemy forces from Soviet territory, STA VKA ordered General K. A. Meretskov's Karelian Front to plan and conduct an offensive, which was to be supported by A... View more info

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A Handbook for Archival Research in the USSR

By: Grimsted, Patricia Kennedy

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies: 1989

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 1296295


Signed & inscribed by author. Light wear. 1989 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. CONTENTS: Archival Administration and the State Archival Fund; The State Archival Fund; The State Agency for Archival Administration; The Organization and the Administration; Arrangement an Description of Archival Materials; Soviet Archival Arrangement; Soviet Archival Description; Access to Archival Materials; Archival Functions and State Service; Research Acces... View more info

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Archives and manuscript repositories in the USSR, Moscow and Leningrad (Columbia University. Studies of the Russian Institute)

By: Grimsted, Patricia Kennedy

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Columbia University Press: 1972

Seller ID: 1294305


Includes original jacket. Jacket toned & lightly stained.Good. 1972 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. Greater opportunities for research in the USSR have revealed how little information on the vast Soviet archives is available to foreign scholars. This is the first comprehensive directory of archives and other manuscripts repositories in Moscow and Leningrad. View more info

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Die Geschichte der Kosaken: Wilder Osten 1500-1700 (German Edition)

By: Groper, Klaus J.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: C. Bertelsmann: 1976

Seller ID: 2204204


Light rubbing to jacket. 1976 Hard Cover. A German-language book on the history of the Cossacks. View more info

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Entrepreneurship in Imperial Russia and the Soviet Union

By: Guroff, Gregory; Carstensen, Fred

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Princeton University Press: 1983

Seller ID: 1295872


Light wear. 1983 Trade Paperback. 384 pp. This multidisciplinary study of entrepreneurship in Russian society form the sixteenth to the twentieth century demonstrates the crucial influence of the central government on economic initiative. In both Imperial Russia and the Soviet Union entrepreneurship evolved in a setting in which the interests and power of the state were uncommonly strong. Indeed, in the last imperial decades, the state played such a large role int he ind... View more info

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Spies: The Rise and Fall of the KGB in America

By: Haynes, John Earl

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Yale: 2010

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2175594


2nd printing. An exceptional copy. 2010 Trade Paperback. This stunning book, based on KGB archives that have never come to light before, provides the most complete account of Soviet espionage in America ever written. In 1993, former KGB officer Alexander Vassiliev was permitted unique access to Stalin-era records of Soviet intelligence operations against the United States. Years later, living in Britain, Vassiliev retrieved his extensive notebooks of transcribed document... View more info

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Russian Writers and Society 1825-1904

By: Hingley, Ronald

Price: $3.00

Publisher: McGraw Hill: 1977

Seller ID: 1539571


1977 Trade Paperback. 260 pp. Insight into the social environment of the great Russian writers. View more info