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Product Description: Short-listed for the Pushkin House Russian Book PrizeMore than twenty years ago, the NPR correspondent Anne Garrels first visited Chelyabinsk, a gritty military-industrial center a thousand miles east of Moscow. The longtime home of the Soviet nuclear program, the Chelyabinsk region contained beautiful lakes, shuttered factories, mysterious closed cities, and some of the most polluted places on earth...read more

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9780374247720 | Farrar Straus & Giroux, March 15, 2016, cover price $26.00 | About this edition: Short-listed for the Pushkin House Russian Book PrizeMore than twenty years ago, the NPR correspondent Anne Garrels first visited Chelyabinsk, a gritty military-industrial center a thousand miles east of Moscow.

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9781250118110 | Reprint edition (Picador USA, March 14, 2017), cover price $16.00 | About this edition: Short-listed for the Pushkin House Russian Book PrizeMore than twenty years ago, the NPR correspondent Anne Garrels first visited Chelyabinsk, a gritty military-industrial center a thousand miles east of Moscow.

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9781681680682 | Unabridged edition (Highbridge Co, March 15, 2016), cover price $29.99 | About this edition: More than twenty years ago, longtime NPR correspondent Anne Garrels began to visit the region of Chelyabinsk, an aging military-industrial center a thousand miles east of Moscow.

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Product Description: In this wide-ranging and insightful work, Soma Marik defends the legacy of the Bolshevik Revolution, arguing against many of its detractors that the early communist regime was centrally concerned with both the liberation of women and the expansion of democracy...read more

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9781608467297 | Haymarket Books, March 14, 2017, cover price $22.00 | About this edition: In this wide-ranging and insightful work, Soma Marik defends the legacy of the Bolshevik Revolution, arguing against many of its detractors that the early communist regime was centrally concerned with both the liberation of women and the expansion of democracy.

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Product Description: Examining nine 'case histories' that reveal the origins and evolution of homophobic attitudes in modern Russia, Dan Healey asserts that the nation's contemporary homophobia can be traced back to the particular experience of revolution, political terror and war its people endured after 1917...read more

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9781350000780 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, March 9, 2017, cover price $112.00 | About this edition: Examining nine 'case histories' that reveal the origins and evolution of homophobic attitudes in modern Russia, Dan Healey asserts that the nation's contemporary homophobia can be traced back to the particular experience of revolution, political terror and war its people endured after 1917.

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9781350000773 | Reprint edition (Bloomsbury USA Academic, March 9, 2017), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Examining nine 'case histories' that reveal the origins and evolution of homophobic attitudes in modern Russia, Dan Healey asserts that the nation's contemporary homophobia can be traced back to the particular experience of revolution, political terror and war its people endured after 1917.

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Product Description: From the New York Times bestselling author of The Romanov Sisters, Caught in the Revolution is Helen Rappaport's masterful telling of the outbreak of the Russian Revolution through eye-witness accounts left by foreign nationals who saw the drama unfold...read more

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9781250056641 | St Martins Pr, February 21, 2017, cover price $27.99 | About this edition: From the New York Times bestselling author of The Romanov Sisters, Caught in the Revolution is Helen Rappaport's masterful telling of the outbreak of the Russian Revolution through eye-witness accounts left by foreign nationals who saw the drama unfold.

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Product Description: Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russia's army has undergone a turbulent transformation: from the scattered leftovers of the old Soviet military, through a period of shocking decay and demoralization, to the disciplined force and sophisticated “hybrid war” doctrine that enabled Vladimir Putin to seize Crimea virtually overnight in 2014...read more

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9781472819086 | Osprey Pub Co, February 21, 2017, cover price $19.00 | About this edition: Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russia's army has undergone a turbulent transformation: from the scattered leftovers of the old Soviet military, through a period of shocking decay and demoralization, to the disciplined force and sophisticated “hybrid war” doctrine that enabled Vladimir Putin to seize Crimea virtually overnight in 2014.

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Product Description: On June 22nd, 1941 Hitler launched his invasion of Russia—Operation Barbarossa. Eighty per cent of all German soldiers lost in World War II were killed on the Russian Front. Here were the greatest civilian losses the largest battle and the biggest tank battle—Kursk—the world has ever seen...read more

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9780993181313 | Har/dvd edition (Upfront Entertainment, February 1, 2017), cover price $45.00 | About this edition: On June 22nd, 1941 Hitler launched his invasion of Russia—Operation Barbarossa.

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Product Description: Jewish life was changed fundamentally as Jews joined the Bolshevik movement and populated the front lines of the revolutionary struggle. Andrew Sloin’s story follows the arc of Bolshevik history but shows how the broader movement was enacted in factories and workshops, workers’ clubs and union meetings, and on the Jewish streets of White Russia...read more

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9780253024510 | Indiana Univ Pr, February 1, 2017, cover price $90.00 | About this edition: Jewish life was changed fundamentally as Jews joined the Bolshevik movement and populated the front lines of the revolutionary struggle.

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9780253024664 | Reprint edition (Indiana Univ Pr, February 1, 2017), cover price $38.00 | About this edition: Jewish life was changed fundamentally as Jews joined the Bolshevik movement and populated the front lines of the revolutionary struggle.

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Product Description: **One of Bustle's 17 of the Best Nonfiction Books Coming in January 2017 and Men's Journal's 7 Best Books of January**"Brilliant, real and readable." ―former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright**A USA Today "New and Noteworthy" Book**Lisa Dickey traveled across the whole of Russia three times―in 1995, 2005 and 2015―making friends in eleven different cities, then coming back again and again to see how their lives had changed...read more

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9781250092298 | St Martins Pr, January 31, 2017, cover price $25.99 | About this edition: **One of Bustle's 17 of the Best Nonfiction Books Coming in January 2017 and Men's Journal's 7 Best Books of January**"Brilliant, real and readable.

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Product Description: This book is a comprehensive collectors’ guide to Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) civilian contractors’ private-purchase and service-issue clothing, equipment, and weapons as they were worn and used in the field between 2002 and 2014...read more

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9780764352584 | Schiffer Pub Ltd, January 28, 2017, cover price $59.99 | About this edition: This book is a comprehensive collectors’ guide to Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) civilian contractors’ private-purchase and service-issue clothing, equipment, and weapons as they were worn and used in the field between 2002 and 2014.

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Product Description: How the West sleepwalked into another Cold War A native of Yalta, Constantine Pleshakov is intimately familiar with Crimea’s ethnic tensions and complex political history. Now, he offers a much-needed look at one of the most urgent flash points in current international relations: the first occupation and annexation of one European nation’s territory by another since World War II...read more

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9780300214888 | Yale Univ Pr, January 10, 2017, cover price $28.00 | About this edition: How the West sleepwalked into another Cold War A native of Yalta, Constantine Pleshakov is intimately familiar with Crimea’s ethnic tensions and complex political history.

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Product Description: Winner of the Cundill History Prize A visceral, hundred-year history of the vast Russian penal colony. It was known as 'the vast prison without a roof.' From the beginning of the nineteenth century until the Russian Revolution, the tsars exiled more than one million prisoners and their families beyond the Ural Mountains to Siberia...read more

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9780307958907 | Alfred a Knopf Inc, January 3, 2017, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: Winner of the Cundill History Prize A visceral, hundred-year history of the vast Russian penal colony.

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Product Description: Trotsky’s analysis in Lessons of October ran counter to the efforts of Bolshevik leaders to depict October as a foundational event in which the Bolshevik Party, and its clear-sighted leader Lenin, played the major role in bringing about the revolution in Russia...read more

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9789004217256 | Brill Academic Pub, December 4, 2015, cover price $293.00 | About this edition: In Trotsky s Challenge: The Literary Discussion of 1924 and the Fight for the Bolshevik Revolution, Frederick C.

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9781608467044, titled "Trotsky's Challenge: The 'literary Discussion' of 1924 and the Fight for the Bolshevik Revolution" | Reprint edition (Haymarket Books, December 13, 2016), cover price $50.00 | About this edition: Trotsky’s analysis in Lessons of October ran counter to the efforts of Bolshevik leaders to depict October as a foundational event in which the Bolshevik Party, and its clear-sighted leader Lenin, played the major role in bringing about the revolution in Russia.

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Product Description: In the fall of 1961, KGB assassin Bogdan Stashinsky defected to West Germany. After spilling his secrets to the CIA, Stashinsky was put on trial in what would be the most publicized assassination case of the entire Cold War. The publicity stirred up by the Stashinsky case forced the KGB to change its modus operandi abroad and helped end the career of Aleksandr Shelepin, one of the most ambitious and dangerous Soviet leaders...read more

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9780465035908 | Basic Books, December 6, 2016, cover price $28.99 | About this edition: In the fall of 1961, KGB assassin Bogdan Stashinsky defected to West Germany.

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Product Description: The Feud is the deliciously ironic (and sad) tale of how two literary giants destroyed their friendship in a fit of mutual pique and egomania.In 1940, Edmund Wilson was the undisputed big dog of American letters. Vladimir Nabokov was a near-penniless Russian exile seeking asylum in the States...read more

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9781101870228 | Pantheon Books, December 6, 2016, cover price $26.95 | About this edition: The Feud is the deliciously ironic (and sad) tale of how two literary giants destroyed their friendship in a fit of mutual pique and egomania.

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Product Description: In September 1941, two and a half months after the Nazis invaded the Soviet Union, the German Wehrmacht encircled Leningrad. Cut off from the rest of Russia, the city remained blockaded for 872 days, at a cost of almost a million civilian lives, making it one of the longest and deadliest sieges in modern history...read more

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9780674971554 | Harvard Univ Pr, January 2, 2017, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: In September 1941, two and a half months after the Nazis invaded the Soviet Union, the German Wehrmacht encircled Leningrad.

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Product Description: For half a century the Soviet economy was inefficient but stable. In the late 1980s, to the surprise of nearly everyone, it suddenly collapsed. Why did this happen? And what role did Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev's economic reforms play in the country's dissolution? In this groundbreaking study, Chris Miller shows that Gorbachev and his allies tried to learn from the great success story of transitions from socialism to capitalism, Deng Xiaoping's China...read more

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9781469630175 | Univ of North Carolina Pr, December 2, 2016, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: For half a century the Soviet economy was inefficient but stable.

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Product Description: Developed as the answer to the American B-1, the Tupolev Tu-160 was the Soviet Union’s most potent strategic bomber. Several project versions were rejected, and a highly controversial contest involving some of the Soviet Union’s top-class aircraft design companies took place before the Tu-160 variable-geometry bomber reached the hardware stage...read more

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9780764352041 | Schiffer Pub Ltd, November 28, 2016, cover price $59.99 | About this edition: Developed as the answer to the American B-1, the Tupolev Tu-160 was the Soviet Union’s most potent strategic bomber.

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Product Description: The first archive-based study of official corruption under Stalin and a compelling new look at the textures of everyday Soviet life after World War II In the Soviet Union, bribery was a skill with its own practices and culture. James Heinzen’s innovative and compelling study examines corruption under Stalin’s dictatorship in the wake of World War II, focusing on bribery as an enduring and important presence in many areas of Soviet life...read more

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9780300175257 | Yale Univ Pr, January 10, 2017, cover price $65.00 | About this edition: The first archive-based study of official corruption under Stalin and a compelling new look at the textures of everyday Soviet life after World War II In the Soviet Union, bribery was a skill with its own practices and culture.

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Product Description: Jewish Souls, Bureaucratic Minds examines the phenomenon of Jewish bureaucracy in the Russian empire-its institutions, personnel, and policies-from 1850 to 1917. In particular, it focuses on the institution of expert Jews, mid-level Jewish bureaucrats who served the Russian state both in the Pale of Settlement and in the central offices of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in St...read more

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9780814340424 | Wayne State Univ Pr, November 14, 2016, cover price $49.99 | About this edition: Jewish Souls, Bureaucratic Minds examines the phenomenon of Jewish bureaucracy in the Russian empire-its institutions, personnel, and policies-from 1850 to 1917.

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Product Description: Continuing his magisterial account of the Eastern Front campaigns, the writer cited by The Atlantic as “indisputably the West’s foremost expert on the subject” focuses here on the Red Army’s operations from the fall of 1943 through the April 1944...read more

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9780700623297 | Univ Pr of Kansas, November 12, 2016, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: Continuing his magisterial account of the Eastern Front campaigns, the writer cited by The Atlantic as “indisputably the West’s foremost expert on the subject” focuses here on the Red Army’s operations from the fall of 1943 through the April 1944.

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Product Description: The stunning story of Russia's slide back into a dictatorship—and how the West is now paying the price for allowing it to happen.The ascension of Vladimir Putin—a former lieutenant colonel of the KGB—to the presidency of Russia in 1999 was a strong signal that the country was headed away from democracy...read more

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9781610396202 | Public Affairs, October 27, 2015, cover price $26.99
9781782397861 | Atlantic Books, October 27, 2015, cover price $27.40 | also contains Winter Is Coming: Why Vladimir Putin and the Enemies of the Free World Must Be Stopped | About this edition: The stunning story of Russia's slide back into a dictatorship-and how the West is now paying the price for allowing it to happen.

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9781610397193 | Reprint edition (Public Affairs, November 8, 2016), cover price $15.99 | also contains Winter Is Coming: Why Vladimir Putin and the Enemies of the Free World Must Be Stopped | About this edition: The stunning story of Russia's slide back into a dictatorship—and how the West is now paying the price for allowing it to happen.

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Product Description: The stunning story of Russia's slide back into a dictatorship—and how the West is now paying the price for allowing it to happen.The ascension of Vladimir Putin—a former lieutenant colonel of the KGB—to the presidency of Russia in 1999 was a strong signal that the country was headed away from democracy...read more

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9781782397861 | Atlantic Books, October 27, 2015, cover price $27.40 | also contains Winter Is Coming: Why Vladimir Putin and the Enemies of the Free World Must Be Stopped | About this edition: The stunning story of Russia's slide back into a dictatorship-and how the West is now paying the price for allowing it to happen.

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9781610397193 | Reprint edition (Public Affairs, November 8, 2016), cover price $15.99 | also contains Winter Is Coming: Why Vladimir Putin and the Enemies of the Free World Must Be Stopped | About this edition: The stunning story of Russia's slide back into a dictatorship—and how the West is now paying the price for allowing it to happen.

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Product Description: It is getting colder and colder. At -38°C we don't have to work any more.Surviving the Gulag is the first-person account of a complex woman who survived five horrifying years in Russian prison camps: starved, beaten, and worked nearly to death...read more
By Michael Seadle (introduced by)

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9781772120387, titled "Surviving the Gulag: A German Woman’s Memoir" | Univ of Alberta Pr, November 7, 2016, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: It is getting colder and colder.

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Product Description: More addictive and mind-blowing true tales from history, told by Giles Milton―one of today’s most entertaining and accessible yet always intelligent and illuminating historiansIn When Churchill Slaughtered Sheep and Stalin Robbed a Bank, the second installment in his outrageously entertaining series, History’s Unknown Chapters, Giles Milton shows his customary historical flair as he delves into the little-known stories from history, like when Stalin was actually assassinated with poison by one of his inner circle; the Russian scientist, dubbed the “Red Frankenstein,” who attempted to produce a human-ape hybrid through ethically dubious means; the family who survived thirty-eight days at sea with almost no water or supplies after their ship was destroyed by a killer whale; or the plot that served as a template for 9/11 in which four Algerian terrorists attempted to hijack a plane and fly it into the Eiffel Tower...read more

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9781250078759 | Picador USA, November 1, 2016, cover price $16.00 | About this edition: More addictive and mind-blowing true tales from history, told by Giles Milton―one of today’s most entertaining and accessible yet always intelligent and illuminating historiansIn When Churchill Slaughtered Sheep and Stalin Robbed a Bank, the second installment in his outrageously entertaining series, History’s Unknown Chapters, Giles Milton shows his customary historical flair as he delves into the little-known stories from history, like when Stalin was actually assassinated with poison by one of his inner circle; the Russian scientist, dubbed the “Red Frankenstein,” who attempted to produce a human-ape hybrid through ethically dubious means; the family who survived thirty-eight days at sea with almost no water or supplies after their ship was destroyed by a killer whale; or the plot that served as a template for 9/11 in which four Algerian terrorists attempted to hijack a plane and fly it into the Eiffel Tower.

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Product Description: On the centenary of the death of Rasputin comes a definitive biography that will dramatically change our understanding of this fascinating figureA hundred years after his murder, Rasputin continues to excite the popular imagination as the personification of evil...read more

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9780374240844 | Farrar Straus & Giroux, November 1, 2016, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: On the centenary of the death of Rasputin comes a definitive biography that will dramatically change our understanding of this fascinating figureA hundred years after his murder, Rasputin continues to excite the popular imagination as the personification of evil.

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