Eastern European History

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  1. Book ImageBlack Square: Adventures in Post-Soviet Ukraine

    Sophie Pinkham

    A distinctive writer’s fascinating journey into the heart of a troubled region.More

  2. Book ImageBolshoi Confidential: Secrets of the Russian Ballet from the Rule of the Tsars to Today

    Simon Morrison

    An enthralling, definitive new history of the Bolshoi Ballet, where visionary performances onstage compete with political machinations backstage.More

  3. Book ImageOdessa: Genius and Death in a City of Dreams

    Charles King

    "Rich and riveting, complex and compelling, powerful and poetic."—Peter M. Gianotti, NewsdayMore

  4. Book ImageLenin's Brother: The Origins of the October Revolution

    Philip Pomper

    The gripping untold story of a terrorist leader whose death would catapult his brother—Lenin—to revolution.More

  5. Book ImageKhrushchev's Cold War: The Inside Story of an American Adversary

    Aleksandr Fursenko, Timothy Naftali

    “Contains unsettling insights into some of the most dangerous geopolitical crises of the time.”—The EconomistMore

  6. Book ImageThe Death of Hitler: The Full Story with New Evidence from Secret Russian Archives

    Ada Petrova, Peter Watson

    “Revealing and well-written. . . . A significant book.”—Houston ChronicleMore

  7. Book ImageThe Dictators: Hitler's Germany, Stalin's Russia

    Richard Overy

    "A book of great importance; it surpasses all others in breadth and depth."--CommentaryMore

  8. Book ImageBlack Earth: A Journey Through Russia After the Fall

    Andrew Meier

    "That Black Earth is an extraordinary work is, for anyone who has known Russia, beyond question."—George KennanMore

  9. Book ImageChechnya: To the Heart of a Conflict

    Andrew Meier

    Andrew's Meier riveting portrait of Chechnya, a land ravaged by indescribable carnage, enables us to understand the origins of this brutal conflict like no other recent work.More

  10. Book ImageKhrushchev: The Man and His Era

    William Taubman

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

  11. 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

  12. Book Image"One Hell of a Gamble": Khrushchev, Castro, and Kennedy, 1958-1964

    Aleksandr Fursenko, Timothy Naftali

    Based on classified Soviet archives, including the files of Nikita Khrushchev and the KGB, "One Hell of a Gamble" offers a riveting play-by-play history of the Cuban missile crisis from American and Soviet perspectives simultaneously.More

  13. 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

  14. Book ImageThis I Cannot Forget: The Memoirs of Nikolai Bukharin's Widow

    Anna Larina, Stephen F. Cohen

    A sensation when published in Moscow and a bestseller in Europe, the memoirs of this remarkable woman—the widow of the charismatic Bolshevik leader Nikolai I. Bukharin—offer a new dimension to our understanding of Soviet history.More

  15. 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

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