Russian and Soviet History

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  1. Book ImageThe Communist Manifesto

    Frederic L. Bender, Karl Marx

    Second Edition

    Karl Marx’s 1848 text is reframed in this revised Norton Critical Edition in the context of twenty-first-century theoretical debates, capitalist globalization, the information technology revolution, and contemporary struggles up to and including the 2011 “Arab Spring.”More

  2. Book ImageKhrushchev: The Man and His Era

    William Taubman

    Winner of the Pulitzer Prize
    Winner of the National Book Critics Circle AwardMore

  3. Book ImageRed Cavalry

    Isaac Babel, Nathalie Babel, Peter Constantine, Et Al.

    "Amazing not only as literature but as biography."—Richard Bernstein, The New York TimesMore

  4. Book ImageLost Opportunity: What Has Made Economic Reform in Russia So Difficult?

    Marshall I. Goldman

    A lucid analysis of Russia's titanic struggle to change from a centrally planned economy to a market economy.More

  5. Book ImageAfter the Soviet Union: From Empire to Nations

    Timothy J. Colton, Robert Legvold

    The failed coup by Communist hardliners in Moscow in August 1991 marked the inevitable disintegration of the Soviet Union. No single event since the end of World War II will have more far-reaching effects.More

  6. Book ImageWhat Went Wrong with Perestroika

    Marshall I. Goldman


    "Once again, Marshall Goldman has put his finger directly on the problems that hamper reform in the Soviet Union. Anyone who wants to understand Gorbachev's failings, the bureaucratic infighting and built-in reluctance to change will gain insights from this taut, readable book."—Hedrik SmithMore

  7. Book ImageStalin in Power: The Revolution from Above, 1928-1941

    Robert C. Tucker

    "To my mind, the most significant single scholarly contribution made to date, anywhere, to the history of Soviet power."—George F. KennanMore

  8. Book ImageThe Legacy of Chernobyl

    Zhores Medvedev

    "A damning history of the Chernobyl affair, from its origins in the plant's primitive design and careless management to the economic and political crisis the accident precipitated." —Clenn Garelik, New York Times Book ReviewMore

  9. Book ImageVoices of Glasnost: Interviews with Gorbachev's Reformers

    Stephen F. Cohen, Katrina Vanden Heuvel

    "As intimate a portrait of Soviet politics, culture, and economics as we are likely to see."—Kirkus ReviewsMore

  10. Book ImageUSSR in Crisis

    Marshall I. Goldman

    The Soviet Union in the post-Brezhnev era confronts an economic disaster on a vast scale.More

  11. Book ImageThe Marx-Engels Reader

    Friedrich Engels, Karl Marx, Robert C. Tucker

    Second Edition

    This revised and enlarged edition of the leading anthology provides the essential writings of Marx and Engels--those works necessary for an introduction to Marxist thought and ideology.More

  12. Book ImageKhrushchev: The Years in Power

    Roy A. Medvedev, Zhores Medvedev

    A unique view of the Khrushchev period as seen by two prominent Soviet dissidents.More

  13. Book ImageOn Socialist Democracy

    Roy A. Medvedev

    From within the Soviet Union, a critique of the Soviet political system by the celebrated dissident scholar.More

  14. Book ImageThe Soviet Political Mind: Stalinism and Post-Stalin Change

    Robert C. Tucker

    Revised Edition

    The Soviet political mind was a mosaic of ideology and pragmatism.More