Lenin the Dictator

Lenin the Dictatorn Shortlisted for the Elizabeth Longford Prize for Historical Biography nVictor Sebestyen s intimate biography is the first major work in English for nearly two decades on one of the most significant figures of the twentieth century In Russia to this day Lenin inspires adulation Everywhere, he con

The Undesirables

The UndesirablesIn the winter of 1941 1942, Leningrad is under siege, and Karen Hamilton, a seventeen year old American musician, finds herself trapped and struggling to survive Throughout the city, people are dying of starvation and frostbite, and Karen knows that if she doesn t escape immediately, she will share

An Impeccable Spy: Richard Sorge, Stalin’s Master Agent

An Impeccable Spy: Richard Sorge, Stalin’s Master AgentThe thrilling true story of Richard Sorge the man John le Carr called the spy to end spies , and whose actions turned the tide of the Second World War n nRichard Sorge was a man with two homelands Born of a German father and a Russian mother in Baku in 1895, he moved in a world of shifting allian

Gorbachev: His Life and Times

Gorbachev: His Life and TimesIn the first comprehensive biography of Mikhail Gorbachev, William Taubman shows how a peasant boy clambered to the top of a system designed to keep people like him down, found common ground with America s arch conservative president Ronald Reagan, and permitted the USSR and its East European empire

Stalin: New Biography of a Dictator

Stalin: New Biography of a DictatorThe most authoritative and engrossing biography of the notorious dictator ever written Josef Stalin exercised supreme power in the Soviet Union from 1929 until his death in 1953 During that quarter century, by Oleg Khlevniuk s estimate, he caused the imprisonment and execution of no fewer than a mi

The Gates of Europe: A History of Ukraine

The Gates of Europe: A History of UkraineUkraine is currently embroiled in a tense battle with Russia to preserve its economic and political independence But today s conflict is only the latest in a long history of battles over Ukraine s existence as a sovereign nation As award winning historian Serhii Plokhy argues in The Gates of Europ

The House of Government: A Saga of the Russian Revolution

The House of Government: A Saga of the Russian RevolutionThe House of Government is unlike any other book about the Russian Revolution and the Soviet experiment Written in the tradition of Tolstoy s War and Peace, Grossman s Life and Fate, and Solzhenitsyn s The Gulag Archipelago, Yuri Slezkine s gripping narrative tells the true story of the residents o


Defectorsn From the bestselling author of Leaving Berlin and The Good German comes a thrilling and richly imagined novel focused on three weeks in the lives of a select group of defected American spies in Moscow during the height of the Cold War nMoscow, 1961 Stalin has been dead for eight years With the

Near and Distant Neighbors: A New History of Soviet Intelligence

Near and Distant Neighbors: A New History of Soviet IntelligenceA uniquely comprehensive and rich account of the Soviet intelligence services, Jonathan Haslam s Near and Distant Neighbors charts the labyrinthine story of Soviet intelligence from the October Revolution to the end of the Cold War n nPrevious histories have focused on the KGB, leaving military intel

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich

One Day in the Life of Ivan DenisovichThe only English translation authorized by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn n nFirst published in the Soviet journal Novy Mir in 1962, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich stands as a classic of contemporary literature The story of labor camp inmate Ivan Denisovich Shukhov, it graphically describes his stru

Child 44 (Leo Demidov, #1)

Child 44 (Leo Demidov, #1)MGB officer Leo is a man who never questions the Party Line He arrests whomever he is told to arrest He dismisses the horrific death of a young boy because he is told to, because he believes the Party stance that there can be no murder in Communist Russia Leo is the perfect soldier of the regime.

The Master and Margarita

The Master and MargaritaThe first complete, annotated English Translation of Mikhail Bulgakov s comic masterpiece n nAn audacious revision of the stories of Faust and Pontius Pilate, The Master and Margarita is recognized as one of the essential classics of modern Russian literature The novel s vision of Soviet life in the

The Whisperers: Private Life in Stalin's Russia

The Whisperers: Private Life in Stalin's RussiaFrom the award winning author of A People s Tragedy and Natasha s Dance, a landmark account of what private life was like for Russians in the worst years of Soviet repression There have been many accounts of the public aspects of Stalin s dictatorship the arrests and trials, the enslavement and kil