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A Concise History of Russia (Cambridge Concise Histories)

By Paul Bushkovitch

Cambridge University Press
Paperback (518 pages)

A Concise History of Russia (Cambridge Concise Histories)
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Accessible to students, tourists, and general readers alike, this book provides a broad overview of Russian history since the ninth century. Paul Bushkovitch emphasizes the enormous changes in the understanding of Russian history resulting from the end of the Soviet Union in 1991. Since then, new material has come to light on the history of the Soviet era, providing new conceptions of Russia's pre-revolutionary past. The book traces not only the political history of Russia, but also developments in its literature, art, and science. Bushkovitch describes well-known cultural figures, such as Chekhov, Tolstoy, and Mendeleev in their institutional and historical contexts. Though the 1917 revolution, the resulting Soviet system, and the Cold War were a crucial part of Russian and world history, Bushkovitch presents earlier developments as more than just a prelude to Bolshevik power.

The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia

By Masha Gessen

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Released: 2017-10-03
Kindle Edition (527 pages)

The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia
 
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WINNER OF THE 2017 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD IN NONFICTION

FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARDS 

WINNER OF THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY'S HELEN BERNSTEIN BOOK AWARD  

NAMED A BEST BOOK OF 2017 BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEWLOS ANGELES TIMES, WASHINGTON POSTBOSTON GLOBESEATTLE TIMESCHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR, NEWSWEEK, PASTE, and POP SUGAR


The essential journalist and bestselling biographer of Vladimir Putin reveals how, in the space of a generation, Russia surrendered to a more virulent and invincible new strain of autocracy. 

Award-winning journalist Masha Gessen's understanding of the events and forces that have wracked Russia in recent times is unparalleled. In The Future Is History, Gessen follows the lives of four people born at what promised to be the dawn of democracy. Each of them came of age with unprecedented expectations, some as the children and grandchildren of the very architects of the new Russia, each with newfound aspirations of their own--as entrepreneurs, activists, thinkers, and writers, sexual and social beings. 

Gessen charts their paths against the machinations of the regime that would crush them all, and against the war it waged on understanding itself, which ensured the unobstructed reemergence of the old Soviet order in the form of today's terrifying and seemingly unstoppable mafia state. Powerful and urgent, The Future Is History is a cautionary tale for our time and for all time.

Natasha's Dance: A Cultural History of Russia

By Orlando Figes

Picador USA
Released: 2003-10-17
Paperback (768 pages)

Natasha s Dance: A Cultural History of Russia
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Beginning in the eighteenth century with the building of St. Petersburg and culminating with the Soviet regime, Figes examines how writers, artists, and musicians grappled with the idea of Russia itself--its character, spiritual essence, and destiny. Skillfully interweaving the great works--by Dostoevsky, Stravinsky, and Chagall--with folk embroidery, peasant songs, religious icons, and all the customs of daily life, Figes reveals the spirit of "Russianness" as rich and uplifting, complex and contradictory--and more lasting than any Russian ruler or state.

A History of Russia

By Nicholas V. Riasanovsky

Oxford University Press
Paperback (752 pages)

A History of Russia
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Now extensively revised in this ninth edition, A History of Russia covers the entire span of the country's history, from ancient times to the post-communist present. Keeping with the hallmark of the text, Riasanovsky and Steinberg examine all aspects of Russia's history--political, international, military, economic, social, and cultural--with a commitment to objectivity, fairness, and balance, and to reflecting recent research and new trends in scholarly interpretation. In the ninth edition, this includes expanded attention to the experiences of ordinary men and women and to imperial expansion and diversity. Extensively revised and with a more streamlined organization, A History of Russia, Ninth Edition, includes recent developments in Ukraine and Russia's near abroad in the Putin era.

Russia: A 1000-Year Chronicle of the Wild East

By Martin Sixsmith

Abrams Books
Released: 2013-12-31
Paperback (624 pages)

Russia: A 1000-Year Chronicle of the Wild East
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As the BBC Moscow correspondent for almost twenty years, Sixsmith tells Russia's full and fascinating story, from its foundation in the last years of the tenth century to the first years of the twenty-first, skillfully tracing the conundrums of modern Russia to their roots in its troubled past. Covering politics, music, literature and art, he explores the myths Russians have created from their history. Marking the twentieth anniversary of the dissolution of the Soviet Union, Russia is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the complex political landscape of Russia and its unique place in the modern world.

The Romanovs: 1613-1918

By Simon Sebag Montefiore

Vintage
Released: 2016-05-03
Kindle Edition (764 pages)

The Romanovs: 1613-1918
 
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The Romanovs were the most successful dynasty of modern times, ruling a sixth of the world’s surface for three centuries. How did one family turn a war-ruined principality into the world’s greatest empire? And how did they lose it all?
 
This is the intimate story of twenty tsars and tsarinas, some touched by genius, some by madness, but all inspired by holy autocracy and imperial ambition. Simon Sebag Montefiore’s gripping chronicle reveals their secret world of unlimited power and ruthless empire-building, overshadowed by palace conspiracy, family rivalries, sexual decadence and wild extravagance, with a global cast of adventurers, courtesans, revolutionaries and poets, from Ivan the Terrible to Tolstoy and Pushkin, to Bismarck, Lincoln, Queen Victoria and Lenin.

To rule Russia was both imperial-sacred mission and poisoned chalice: six of the last twelve tsars were murdered. Peter the Great tortured his own son to death while making Russia an empire, and dominated his court with a dining club notable for compulsory drunkenness, naked dwarfs and fancy dress. Catherine the Great overthrew her own husband (who was murdered soon afterward), enjoyed affairs with a series of young male favorites, conquered Ukraine and fascinated Europe. Paul I was strangled by courtiers backed by his own son, Alexander I, who in turn faced Napoleon’s invasion and the burning of Moscow, then went on to take Paris. Alexander II liberated the serfs, survived five assassination attempts and wrote perhaps the most explicit love letters ever composed by a ruler. The Romanovs climaxes with a fresh, unforgettable portrayal of Nicholas II and Alexandra, the rise and murder of Rasputin, war and revolution—and the harrowing massacre of the entire family.

Dazzlingly entertaining and beautifully written from start to finish, The Romanovs brings these monarchs—male and female, great and flawed, their families and courts—blazingly to life. Drawing on new archival research, Montefiore delivers an enthralling epic of triumph and tragedy, love and murder, encompassing the seminal years 1812, 1914 and 1917, that is both a universal study of power and a portrait of empire that helps define Russia today.

Russian History: A Captivating Guide to the History of Russia, Including Events Such as the Mongol Invasion, the Napoleonic Invasion, Reforms of Peter ... the Fall of the Soviet Union, and More

By Captivating History

Released: 2018-10-20
Kindle Edition (136 pages)

Russian History: A Captivating Guide to the History of Russia, Including Events Such as the Mongol Invasion, the Napoleonic Invasion, Reforms of Peter ... the Fall of the Soviet Union, and More
 
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Russia, or the Russian Federation as it is officially known, is the world’s largest country and covers almost a sixth of the global landmass. The country is often associated with harsh climates and autocratic government. The shadow of communism and the Cold War continues to influence global attitudes towards Russia.

This new captivating history book serves as an overview of Russian history over the span of more than a millennium, from the foundation of the Russian state by the Viking prince Rurik in 862 AD until the collapse of the Soviet Union at the end of 1991.

In Russian History: A Captivating Guide to the History of Russia, Including Events Such as the Mongol Invasion, the Napoleonic Invasion, Reforms of Peter the Great, the Fall of the Soviet Union, and More, you will discover topics such as
  • The Foundation of Rus
  • The Christianization of Rus
  • The Fragmentation and Subjugation of Rus
  • The Rise of Muscovy
  • Overthrowing the Tatar yoke
  • Gathering the Russian Lands
  • The Birth of a Dynasty
  • The Road to Reform
  • Imperial Majesty
  • Enlightened Despotism
  • Reform and Reaction
  • War and Revolution
  • Terror and Upheaval
  • The Great Patriotic War
  • Cold War
  • Reform and Collapse
  • And much, much more!
So if you want to discover more about the startling history of Russia, click "buy now"!

Russia: A History

By Gregory L. Freeze

Oxford University Press USA
Released: 2009-11-23
Paperback (632 pages)

Russia: A History
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Hailed by the Los Angeles Times as "a brisk, exciting tour of Russia's long journey from its Kievan origins," Russia: A History cuts through the myths and mystery that have surrounded this nation from its earliest days, with startling revelations from classified archives that until recently were not even known to exist. A distinguished team of historians has stripped away the propaganda of the past to tell the definitive story of Russia, from tenth-century Kiev and Muscovy through empire and revolution to the fall of Communism and the "new order" of the early 21st century. What emerges is a nation of extremes--of imperial opulence and abject poverty, tyrannical power and subversive resistance, artistic achievement and economic crisis, glittering cities and frozen steppes. A compelling story in its own right, it is essential reading for anyone with an interest in Russia and its place in the world. This new edition has been thoroughly updated to take into account developments under Vladimir Putin.

History of Russia: A Captivating Guide to Russian History, Ivan the Terrible, The Russian Revolution and Cambridge Five

By Captivating History

Released: 2019-05-27
Kindle Edition (326 pages)

History of Russia: A Captivating Guide to Russian History, Ivan the Terrible, The Russian Revolution and Cambridge Five
 
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Four captivating manuscripts in one book:
  • Russian History: A Captivating Guide to the History of Russia, Including Events Such as the Mongol Invasion, the Napoleonic Invasion, Reforms of Peter the Great, the Fall of the Soviet Union, and More
  • Ivan the Terrible: A Captivating Guide to the First Tsar of Russia and His Impact on Russian History
  • The Russian Revolution: A Captivating Guide to the February and October Revolutions and the Rise of the Soviet Union Led by Vladimir Lenin and the Bolsheviks
  • The Cambridge Five: A Captivating Guide to the Russian Spies in Britain Who Passed Information to the Soviet Union During World War II
Russia, or the Russian Federation as it is officially known, is the world’s largest country and covers almost a sixth of the global landmass. The country is often associated with harsh climates and autocratic government. The shadow of communism and the Cold War continues to influence global attitudes towards Russia.

This new captivating history book serves as an overview of Russian history over the span of more than a millennium, from the foundation of the Russian state by the Viking prince Rurik in 862 AD until the collapse of the Soviet Union at the end of 1991.

Some of the topics covered in part 1 of this book include:
  • The Foundation of Rus
  • The Christianization of Rus
  • The Fragmentation and Subjugation of Rus
  • The Rise of Muscovy
  • Overthrowing the Tatar yoke
  • Gathering the Russian Lands
  • The Birth of a Dynasty
  • The Road to Reform
  • Imperial Majesty
  • Enlightened Despotism
  • Reform and Reaction
  • War and Revolution
  • Terror and Upheaval
  • The Great Patriotic War
  • Cold War
  • Reform and Collapse
  • And much, much more!
Some of the topics covered in part 2 of this book include:
  • Russia Before the First Tsar
  • A Lineage of Heroes
  • The Birth of an Emperor
  • Assassination
  • Becoming Terrible
  • The Coronation of the First Tsar
  • An Ambitious Young Ruler
  • Books and Cathedrals
  • Death in the Family
  • Betrayal
  • Revenge
  • The Failure of the Oprichniki
  • Two Killings
  • The Legacy of Ivan “The Terrible”
  • And much, much more!
Some of the topics covered in part 3 of this book include:
  • Twilight of the Tsars
  • The Midnight Train
  • Dual Power
  • Return from exile
  • The July Days
  • The abortive coup
  • Ten Days that Shook the World
  • Peace, Land, and Bread
  • Defending the Revolution
Some of the topics covered in part 4 of this book include:
  • The Undeniable Attraction of Marxism
  • Students of Prestige
  • Anthony Blunt: Teacher, Lover, Recruiter
  • Burgess: A Mole Within the BBC
  • Maclean and the Spanish Civil War
  • World War II: Espionage Between Allies
  • Enigma, Bombe, and Colossus
  • Espionage and the Battle of Kursk
  • Project Venona
  • Allied Insurgents in Albania
  • The Downfall of the Cambridge Five
  • And much, much more!
So if you want to learn more about the history of Russia, click the "add to cart" button!

A Concise History of Russia (Cambridge Concise Histories)

By Paul Bushkovitch

Cambridge University Press
Hardcover (480 pages)

A Concise History of Russia (Cambridge Concise Histories)
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Accessible to students, tourists, and general readers alike, this book provides a broad overview of Russian history since the ninth century. Paul Bushkovitch emphasizes the enormous changes in the understanding of Russian history resulting from the end of the Soviet Union in 1991. Since then, new material has come to light on the history of the Soviet era, providing new conceptions of Russia's pre-revolutionary past. The book traces not only the political history of Russia, but also developments in its literature, art, and science. Bushkovitch describes well-known cultural figures, such as Chekhov, Tolstoy, and Mendeleev in their institutional and historical contexts. Though the 1917 revolution, the resulting Soviet system, and the Cold War were a crucial part of Russian and world history, Bushkovitch presents earlier developments as more than just a prelude to Bolshevik power.


 
 
 

 
 
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