Chernobyl: The History of a Nuclear Catastrophe

Chernobyl: The History of a Nuclear CatastropheA Chernobyl survivor and award winning historian mercilessly chronicles the absurdities of the Soviet system in this vividly empathetic account of the worst nuclear accident in history The Wall Street Journal.On the morning of April 26, 1986, Europe witnessed the worst nuclear disaster in hist

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The Romanovs: 1613-1918

The Romanovs: 1613-1918The 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 n nThis is the intimate story of twenty tsars and tsarinas, some

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Red Famine: Stalin's War on Ukraine, 1921-1933

Red Famine: Stalin's War on Ukraine, 1921-1933The momentous new book from the Pulitzer Prize winning author of Gulag and Iron Curtain In 1932 33, nearly four million Ukrainians died of starvation, having been deliberately deprived of food It is one of the most devastating episodes in the history of the twentieth century With unprecedented au

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The Vory: Russia's Super Mafia

The Vory: Russia's Super MafiaThe first English language book to document the men who emerged from the gulags to become Russia s much feared crime class the vory v zakone Mark Galeotti is the go to expert on organized crime in Russia, consulted by governments and police around the world Now, Western readers can explore the fas

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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

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October: The Story of the Russian Revolution

October: The Story of the Russian RevolutionIn February 1917, in the midst of bloody war, Russia was still an autocratic monarchy nine months later, it became the first socialist state in world history How did this unimaginable transformation take place How was a ravaged and backward country, swept up in a desperately unpopular war, rocked

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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

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1983: Reagan, Andropov, and a World on the Brink

1983: Reagan, Andropov, and a World on the BrinkIn 1983 cinema audiences flocked to see the latest James Bond movie in which Roger Moore defeats a Soviet general who attempts to launch a nuclear first strike against the West Like all Bond movies, audiences believed that the storyline was entirely fictional if not totally crazy Little did they k

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Nicholas and Alexandra

Nicholas and AlexandraThe story of the love that ended an empire n nIn this commanding book, Pulitzer Prize winning author Robert K Massie sweeps readers back to the extraordinary world of Imperial Russia to tell the story of the Romanovs lives Nicholas s political na vet , Alexandra s obsession with the corrupt mystic

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Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman

Catherine the Great: Portrait of a WomanPulitzer Prize winner Massie offers the tale of a princess who went to Russia at 14 and became one of the most powerful women in history Born into minor German nobility, she transformed herself into an empress by sheer determination Possessing a brilliant, curious mind, she devoured the works of E

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A People's Tragedy: The Russian Revolution: 1891-1924

A People's Tragedy: The Russian Revolution: 1891-1924n It is history on an epic yet human scale Vast in scope, exhaustive in original research, written with passion, narrative skill, and human sympathy, A People s Tragedy is a profound account of the Russian Revolution for a new generation Many consider the Russian Revolution to be the most signifi

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