Below are 89 books about Russia that are on our shelves at Ray Boas, Bookseller in Walpole, New Hampshire on August 3, 2011.  It is easy to order, and ordering information is on our order page. Thank you, yours, RAY

1. HANDBOOK OF THE SOVIET UNION, American-Russian Cham of Com, New York, (1936), great ads, color maps, 562pp, ads, good+, wraps (softcover), (Order No: 45599 ), $10.00

2. MB3 - MIL - MOSCOW HELICOPTER PLANT 50 YEARS, Lyubimaya Kniga, Moscow, 1998, B&W and color illustrations, 272pp, very good++, pictorial boards (hardcover), The story of Mikhail Leontyevich Mil, the founder and designer general of the Moscow Helicopter plant. Extensive coverage of the various helicopters produced. Introductory history in English and Russian. Details on the helicopters is in Russian only., (Order No: 50175 ), $85.00

3. JAHRBUCH FUR - HISTORISCHE KOMMUNISMUSFORSCHUNG 1993 - YEARBOOK FOR HISTORICAL RESEARCH ON COMMUNISM - 1993, Akademie Verlag, Berlin, Germany, (1993), 522pp, fine, red cloth (hardcover), ISBN 3050024615 Text in German., (Order No: 53369 ), $80.00

4. Amis, Martin, KOBA THE DREAD: LAUGHTER AND THE TWENTY MILLION, Hyperion, New York, (2002), 306pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0786868767 This volume is the successor to Martin Amis's celebrated memoir, EXPERIENCE. It addresses itself to the central lacuna of twentieth-century thought: the indulgence of communism by intellectuals of the West., (Order No: 53351 ), $10.00

5. Andrew, Christopher and Mitrokhin, Vasili, THE SWORD AND THE SHIELD - THE MITROKHIN ARCHIVE AND THE SECRET HISTORY OF THE KGB, Basic Books, New York, (1999) 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 700pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0465003109 Gives us the most complete picture we have ever had of the KGB and its operations in the US and Europe. This book is based on an unprecedented, top-secret archive described by the FBI as "the most complete and extensive intelligence ever achieved from any source.", (Order No: 55213 ), $12.00

6. Berkman, Alexander (compiled and introduced by William G. Nowlin Jr.), THE RUSSIAN TRAGEDY, Cienfuegos Press Ltd, Orkney, (1976), B&W illustrations, 112pp, very good, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0904564118 Comprising THE RUSSIAN TRAGEDY, THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION AND THE COMMUNIST PARTY, and, THE KRONSTADT REBELLION., (Order No: 53352 ), $10.00

7. Bialer, Seweryn (edited by), THE DOMESTIC CONTEXT OF SOVIET FOREIGN POLICY, Westview Press, Boulder, CO, (1981), 441pp, very good, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0891588914, (Order No: 50653 ), $6.50

8. Blank, Stephen J.; and Tilford, Earl H. (editors), DOES RUSSIAN DEMOCRACY HAVE A FUTURE? - STRATEGIC STUDIES INSTITUTE, U.S. Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, PA, 1994, 162pp, fine, wraps (softcover), A collection of papers presented at a roundtable discussion that addressed the impact of the December, 1993 elections in Russia., (Order No: 50627 ), $25.00

9. Boobbyer, Philip, THE STALIN ERA - ROUTLEDGE SOURCES IN HISTORY, Routledge, London, (2000), 250pp, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0415182980 Provides a wide-ranging history of Stalin's dictatorship in the Soviet Union., (Order No: 53037 ), $37.50

10. Breslauer, George W. (editor); Levine, Herbert; Tyson, Laura; Bonnell, Victoria; Ruble Blair A.; Lapidus, Gail W.; et al, CAN GORBACHEV'S REFORMS SUCCEED?, University of California, Berkeley, CA, (1990), 135pp, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0962262919, (Order No: 50628 ), $20.00

11. Brown, William Edward, A HISTORY OF RUSSIAN LITERATURE OF THE ROMANTIC PERIOD - VOLUME THREE, Ardis Publishers, Ann Arbor, MI, (1986), B&W illustrations, 457pp, good w/chipped dustjacket (hardcover) some staining to cloth, Volume 3 only of a 4 volume set. This volume covers Pushkin, Poets of the Zhukovsky School, and the Pushkin Pleiad., (Order No: 50953 ), $25.00

12. Carmichael, Joel, A SHORT HISTORY OF THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION, Basic Books, Inc.,Publishers, New York, (1964), 6 B&W photos, 240pp, good w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover), From the totally unplanned and spontaneous uprising of February 23, 1917, to the Bolshevik victory the following October, Mr. Carmichael re-creates the full sweep of the social and political upheaval during the intervening eight months., (Order No: 11343 ), $8.50

13. Chamberlin, William Henry (an interpretation by), THE RUSSIAN ENIGMA, Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1944, 321pp, good w/chipped dustjacket (hardcover), A lucid and interesting account of our ally., (Order No: 30975 ), $7.50

14. Clements, Barbara Evans; Engel, Barbara Alpern; and Worobec, Christine D. (edited by), RUSSIA'S WOMEN - ACCOMODATION, RESISTANCE, TRANSFORMATION, University of California Pr., Berkeley, CA, (1991) 1st ptg, B&W illustrations, 300pp, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0520070240 "By ignoring gender issues, historians have failed to understand how efforts to control women - and women's reactions to these efforts - have shaped Russian political and social institutions and thus influenced the course of Russian and Soviet history.", (Order No: 50358 ), $12.50

15. Dallin, David J., THE CHANGING WORLD OF SOVIET RUSSIA, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, 1956, 422pp, very good, red cloth (hardcover) no dustjacket, (Order No: 50223 ), $7.50

16. Davies, R. W. (edited by); Shaw, Denis J. B. (with the assistance of), THE SOVIET UNION, George Allen & Unwin, London, (1980) 3rd ptg, 191pp, very good+, wraps (softcover) small bump top corner, ISBN 004947023X, (Order No: 50513 ), $5.00

17. de Basily, Nicolas (a memoir by), THE ABDICATION OF EMPEROR NICHOLAS II OF RUSSIA - [NICOLAS DE BASILY DIPOLMAT OF IMPERIAL RUSSIA 1903-1917 MEMOIRS], The Kingston Press, Inc., Princeton, NJ, (1984), 209pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0940670267 These are the memoirs of Nicolas de Basily, a highly placed member of the Russian foreign service in the years before the 1917 Revolution who drafted the abdication statement of Tsar Nicholas II. Basily gives the reader a vivid impression of both domestic and foreign policy developments in Russia between 1900 and the revolution, particularly in the last months of the monarchy. Knowing most of the principals personally, he is able to give personal sketches and character judgments of all the leading politicians of the day, and there are particularly absorbing portrains of Count Witte and A. I. Guchkov. Includes a facsimile of the Tsar's abdication statement. First published in 1973 under the title, "Nicolas de Basily Diplomat of Imperial Russia 1903-1917 Memoirs.", (Order No: 55182 ), $65.00

18. Desai, Padma, PERESTROIKA IN PERSPECTIVE: THE DESIGN AND DILEMMAS OF SOVIET REFORM, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, (1989), B&W ill., figures, 138pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0691042438 Skillfully combining charts, photographs, cartoons, and quotes, this book offers a unique and coherent view of the strategy underlying Gorbachev's reform efforts to date., (Order No: 32290 ), $4.50

19. Dixon, William Hepworth, FREE RUSSIA, Harper & Brothers, Pub., New York, 1870, B&W illustrations, 359pp, ads, good, maroon cloth w/some light wear (hardcover), "In past times Russia was free, even as Germany and France were free. She fell before Asiatic hordes; and the Tartar system lasted, in spirit, if not in form, until the war; but since that conflict ended, the old Russia has been born again. This new country--hoping to be pacific, meaning to be Free--is what I have tried to paint." The US edition appears to be the two volumes published as one., (Order No: 31750 ), $40.00

20. Eklof, Ben, RUSSIAN PEASANT SCHOOLS - OFFICIALDOM, VILLAGE CULTURE, AND POPULAR PEDAGOGY, 1861-1914, Univ. of California Press, Berkeley, CA, (1990), 652pp, very good+, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0520069579 A massive and detailed study of the growth of literacy of the post-Russian peasantry from the emancipation of the serfs and the outbreak of World War I., (Order No: 50541 ), $7.00

21. Finer, Herman, GOVERNMENTS OF GREATER EUROPEAN POWERS, Methuen & Co. Ltd., London, (1956), B&W tables, maps, 931pp, appd., good+ w/good dustjacket (hardcover), "A Comparative Study of the Governments and Political Culture of Great Britain, France, Germany, and the Soviet Union." The author has selected bits of history, social structure, economics and so forth in each country which have direct relevance to the political institutions., (Order No: 15418 ), $20.00

22. Friedgut, Theodore E., POLITICAL PARTICIPATION IN THE USSR, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, (1979), 353pp, very good, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0691022151, (Order No: 50776 ), $5.00

23. Gleason, Abbott, YOUNG RUSSIA: THE GENESIS OF RUSSIAN RADICALISM IN THE 1860S, The Viking Press, New York, (1980), 437pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0670794597 The author offers an important new interpretation of the genesis of Russian radicalism, and at the same time relates the 1860s to our own epoch. Stressing the relatedness of radical and reactionary doctrines, he explores the reasons why people held the ideas they did, and the psychology of this most remarkable of political generations., (Order No: 13731 ), $5.00

24. Glickman, Rose L., RUSSIAN FACTORY WOMEN: WORKPLACE AND SOCIETY, 1880-1914, Univ. of California Press, Berkeley, CA, (1984) 1st ptg, 325pp, very good+ w/good+ dustjacket (hardcover) review slip laid in, ISBN 0520048105 This book is about women industrial workers in the formative period of Russian industrial capitalism., (Order No: 53016 ), $10.00

25. Gray, Pauline, THE GRAND DUKE'S WOMAN, Macdonald and Jane's, London, (1976), B&W illustrations, 201pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0356083136 The story of the morganatic marriage of Michael Romanoff, the Tsar Nicholas II's brother and Nathalia Cheremetevskaya., (Order No: 47677 ), $175.00

26. Gustafson, Thane (foreword by Daniel Yergin), CAPITALISM RUSSIAN-STYLE, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, (1999), 264pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0521641756 "For a decade Russia has been dismantling communism and building capitalism. Describing a deeply flawed fledgling market economy, CAPITALISM RUSSIAN-STYLE provides a progress report on one of the most important economic experiments going on in the world today.", (Order No: 50292 ), $10.00

27. Hamilton, George Heard, THE ART AND ARCHITECTURE OF RUSSIA - THE PELICAN HISTORY OF ART, Penguin Books, Middlesex, (1954), B&W ill., 320pp, good w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover), This history confines itself to Russia west of the Urals, the Russia whose artistic beginnings lay in the response of a newly settled people to the impact of Christianity and the Byzantine Empire., (Order No: 30879 ), $30.00

28. Harnwell, Gaylord P., RUSSIAN DIARY, Univ. of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia, PA, (1960), B&W illustrations, 125pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover) signed by the author, A distinguished educator's informal report on life and higher education in the Soviet Union., (Order No: 24414 ), $15.00

29. Headlam-Morley, James, STUDIES IN DIPLOMATIC HISTORY, Alfred H. King, Inc., New York, [1930], 312pp, very good+, blue cloth (hardcover) in lightly worn slipcase, Essays written by the Historical Adviser to the British Foreign Office. Among the subjects included are the difficult questions of Arbitration, Treaties of Guarantee, and the "Problem of Security" dealing with the Low Countries and the Rhine Frontier. Other chapters give an historical summary of British policy in Egypt up to the present time, and also the history of Russia and the Straits., (Order No: 15249 ), $25.00

30. Hilton, Alison, RUSSIAN FOLK ART, Indiana University Press, Bloomington, IN, (1995) 1st ptg, B&W and color ill., 357pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0253327539 This volume describes the traditions, styles, and functions of a broad range of objects made by Russian peasant artists for local use and by specialized artisans for trade., (Order No: 32502 ), $25.00

31. Hoff, Rhoda, RUSSIA: ADVENTURES IN EYEWITNESS HISTORY, Henry Z. Walck, Inc., New York, 1964, 207pp, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), Fifty-six selections which cover 2300 years of eyewitness history of Russia., (Order No: 25921 ), $7.50

32. Hoffmann, Erik P. (edited by), THE SOVIET UNION IN THE 1980S, Academy of Political Science, New York, 1984, 244pp, very good, wraps (softcover), Proceedings of The Academy of Political Science; Volume 35, Number 3., (Order No: 50652 ), $5.00

33. Kahan, Arcadius (with the editorial assistance of Richard Hellie), THE PLOW THE HAMMER AND THE KNOUT - AN ECONOMIC HISTORY OF EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY RUSSIA, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL, (1985) 1st ptg, 399pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0226422534 The eighteenth century was crucial in Russian history, marking the nation's emergence from a preindustrial society and the onset of a modernization that would make Russia a great European, and eventually global, power., (Order No: 53013 ), $25.00

34. Kingston-Mann, Esther; Mixter, Timothy; Burds, Jeffrey (edited by), PEASANT ECONOMY, CULTURE, AND POLITICS OF EUROPEAN RUSSIA, 1800-1921, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, (1991) 1st ptg, 443pp, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0691008493 A collection of original essays providing a rare in-depth look at peasant life in 19th and early 20th century European Russia., (Order No: 50355 ), $12.50

35. Kish, George; Matley, Ian M; and, Bellaire, Betty, ECONOMIC ATLAS OF THE SOVIET UNION, University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor, MI, (1960), maps, 96pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), (Order No: 50171 ), $10.00

36. Kochan, Lionel, RUSSIA IN REVOLUTION 1890-1918, The New American Library, New York, (1966), 352pp, good w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover), This study shows the unity of the pre-revolutionary and revolutionary periods., (Order No: 50184 ), $6.00

37. Kopx, A. C., PETER THE GREAT - NORTHERN WAR OF 1700-1721, Order of Lenin State History, Museum, Moscow, (1990), color illustrations, 132pp, fine, pictorial boards (hardcover), Exhibition on Peter the Great. Text in Russian, illustration captions in both English and Russian., (Order No: 50288 ), $20.00

38. Kopx, A. C., MIKHAIL KUTUZOV, Order of Lenin State History, Museum, Moscow, (1989), color illustrations, 120pp, very good+, wraps (softcover), Catalogue of the exhibition on Mikhail Kutuzov the great Russian military leader who took part in the Russo-Turkish wars of 1768-1774 and 1787-1791. Text in Russian followed by English translation on page 106 along with translations of the illustration captions., (Order No: 50289 ), $30.00

39. Lampert, Nicholas, WHISTLEBLOWING IN THE SOVIET UNION - A STUDY OF COMPLAINTS AND ABUSES UNDER STATE SOCIALISM, Schocken Books, New York, (1985) 1st Amer, 210pp, fine w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0805239510, (Order No: 50220 ), $4.00

40. Leder, Mary M. (edited and with an introduction by Laurie Bernstein), MY LIFE IN STALINIST RUSSIA: AN AMERICAN WOMAN LOOKS BACK, Indiana University Press, Bloomington, IN, (2001) 1st ptg, 344pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0253338662 In January 1931, Mary M. Leder, an American teenager, was attending high school in Santa Monica, California. By year's end she was living in a Moscow commune and working in a factory, thousands of miles from her family, with whom she had emigrated to Birobidzhan, the area designated by the USSR as a Jewish socialist homeland., (Order No: 53048 ), $25.00

41. Malia, Martin, RUSSIA UNDER WESTERN EYES: FROM THE BRONZE HORSEMAN TO THE LENIN MAUSOLEUM, Belknap Pr. of Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA, 1999, 514pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0674781201 A dazzling work of intellectual history by a world-renowned scholar, spanning the years from Peter the Great to the fall of the Soviet Union, this book gives a sweeping view of Russia not as an eternal barbarian menace but as an outermost, if laggard, memeber in the continuum of European nations., (Order No: 26813 ), $12.50

42. Mandel, David, THE PETROGRAD WORKERS AND THE SOVIET SEIZURE OF POWER FROM THE JULY DASY 1917 TO JULY 1918, St. Martin's Press, New York, (1984), 447pp, index, very good+, blue cloth (hardcover), ISBN 0312603959, (Order No: 53015 ), $150.00

43. Margeret, Jacques; Dunning, Chester S. L. (translated and edited by), THE RUSSIAN EMPIRE AND GRAND DUCHY OF MUSCOVY - A 17TH-CENTURY FRENCH ACCOUNT, Univ. of Pittsburgh Press, Pittsburgh, PA, (1983), 216pp, very good, red cloth (hardcover) no dustjacket, ISBN 0822938057 First published in 1607., (Order No: 55249 ), $10.00

44. Marshall, Herbert (introduction by Harold Clurman), THE PICTORIAL HISTORY OF THE RUSSIAN THEATRE, Crown Publishers, Inc., New York, (1977), B&W illustrations, 208pp, good+ w/very lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0517520206 In pictures and text, this unique book covers the history of the Russian theatre from its early beginnings in the Middle Ages, when there were traveling clowns and buffoons, to today's censure-defying dramas., (Order No: 43216 ), $17.50

45. Massie, Robert K., THE ROMANOVS: THE FINAL CHAPTER, Random House, New York, (1995) 2nd ptg, B&W illustrations, 308pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0394580486, (Order No: 6187 ), $6.00

46. McCauley, Martin (edited by), THE SOVIET UNION UNDER GORBACHEV - STUDIES IN RUSSIA AND EAST EUROPE, Macmillan Press, Ltd., London, (1988), 247pp, very good++, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0333439120 In this book specialists address the main problems facing Gorbachev and are cautiously optimistic about his chances of modernising the USSR., (Order No: 51383 ), $8.50

47. McLean, Hugh; Malia, Martin E.; and Fischer, George (edited by), RUSSIAN THOUGHT AND POLITICS - HARVARD SLAVIC STUDIES VOL. IV, Mouton & Co, Publishers, The Netherlands, 1957, B&W ill., 513pp, good w/chipped dustjacket (hardcover), Contents include: PART ONE--The Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Century; PART TWO--The Late Nineteenth Century; PART THREE--The Twentieth Century., (Order No: 53105 ), $27.50

48. Medvedev, Roy A., LET HISTORY JUDGE - THE ORIGINS AND CONSEQUENCES OF STALINISM, Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1972 2nd ptg, 566pp, index, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0394446453, (Order No: 41144 ), $5.00

49. Meehan, Brenda, HOLY WOMEN OF RUSSIA: THE LIVES OF FIVE ORTHODOX WOMEN OFFER SPIRITUAL GUIDANCE FOR TODAY, HarperSanFrancisco, San Francisco, CA, (1993) 1st ed, 182pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0060654724, (Order No: 60765 ), $5.00

50. Meissner, Boris (translations by Fred Holling), edited and with a chapter by John S. Reshetar, Jr., THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF THE SOVIET UNION; WITH A CHAPTER ON THE TWENTIETH PARTY CONGRESS BY JOHN S. RESHETAR, JR., Praeger, New York, (1956), 276pp, good+, gray cloth, (hardcover) (no dustjackdet) EX-LIB, Party leadership, organization and ideology. EX-LIB with minimal marks., (Order No: 31572 ), $12.50

51. Newton, Wm. Wilberforce, A RUN THROUGH RUSSIA - THE STORY OF A VISIT TO COUNT TOLSTOI, The Student Publishing Co., Hartford, CT, 1894, B&W illustrations, 211pp, very good, black cloth spine (hardcover), (Order No: 51601 ), $30.00

52. O'Ballance, Edgar, THE RED ARMY: A SHORT HISTORY, Frederick A. Praeger, Pub., New York, (1964), B&W illustrations, 237pp, very good, red cloth (hardcover) (no dustjacket), Contents include: The Birth of the Red Army; The Civil War; The Polish War, 1920; The Period of Consolidation, 1920-8; Expansion and Mechanization, 1928-36; Crisis and Change, 1936-9; The Finnish Campaign, 1939-40; War Against Nazi Germany; Post-War Developments; The Soviet Armed Forces Today., (Order No: 43721 ), $12.50

53. Pack, Susan, FILM POSTERS OF THE RUSSIAN AVANT-GARDE, Taschen, Koln, Germany, (1995), color illustrations, 319pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 3822889288 250 film posters by 27 artists of the Russian avant-garde from the private collection of American connoisseur Susan Pack. Text in English, German, and French., (Order No: 57711 ), $75.00

54. Paxton, John, COMPANION TO RUSSIAN HISTORY, Facts on File Publications, New York, (1983) 2nd ptg, maps, 503pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0871967715 More than 2,500 clean and concise descriptionsand definitions of the events, people, places, movements and institutions that have shaped Russian history from the 10th Century through the end of the Khrushchev era., (Order No: 50301 ), $5.00

55. Pearlstien, Edward W. (ed), REVOLUTION IN RUSSIA!: AS REPORTED BY THE NEW YORK TRIBUNE AND THE NEW YORK HERALD, 1894-1921, The Viking Press, New York, (1967), B&W illustrations, 297pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), From the death of Alexander III in 1894 and the intoxicating freshness of the new century, through mounting frustrations and tensions, to the final emergence of the Communist state, the reader is gripped by the rush of events., (Order No: 13393 ), $8.00

56. Petrov, Vadim; Lysenko, Igor; and, Egorov, Georgy (with personal reminiscences by the Family of Vasily Filatov), THE ESCAPE OF ALEXEI, SON OF TSAR NICHOLAS II: WHAT HAPPENED THE NIGHT THE ROMANOV FAMILY WAS EXECUTED, Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York, (1998), B&W illustrations, 240pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0810932776 Compelling new evidence reveals that Tsarevich Alexei, the fourteen-year-old son of Nicholas II and Alexandra and heir to the Russian throne, escaped the bloodshed and was adopted by a peasant family., (Order No: 26924 ), $4.00

57. Pronin, Alexander and Pronin, Barbara, RUSSIAN FOLK ARTS, A. S. Barnes and Company, South Brunswick, NJ, (1975), B&W and color illustrations, 192pp, very good w/good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 049801276X Presents a historical survey of twelve major folk art handicrafts of European Russia, fron archaeological findings of the ninth and tenth centuries, through the icons of postmedieval times and eighteenth and nineteenth-century lubki, to the painted matryoshki, and bonecarvings of the present-day USSR., (Order No: 5229 ), $12.50

58. Rapoport, Vitaly and Alexeev, Yuri; Treml, Vladimir G. (editor); Adams, Bruce (co-editor and translator), HIGH TREASON: ESSAYS ON THE HISTORY OF THE RED ARMY, 1918-1938, Duke University Press, Durham, NC, 1985, 463pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0822306476 "An impassioned account, from a patriotic Russian viewpoint, of the Civil War, the party struggles of the 1920s, the purges of the thirties and their tragic consequences for the Red Army in the beginnings of World War II.", (Order No: 52900 ), $30.00

59. Robbins, Richard G., FAMINE IN RUSSIA 1891-1892 -- THE IMPERIAL GOVERNMENT RESPONDS TO A CRISIS, Columbia University Press, New York, 1975, 262pp, very good+ w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0231038364 The first full-scale assessment of the famine which swept Russia in the early 1890s., (Order No: 50370 ), $7.50

60. Romano-Petrova, N. (with an introduction by Alexis Scherbatow) (translated from the Russian by Michelle Petroff), STALIN'S DOCTOR - STALIN'S NURSE -- A MEMOIR BY N. ROMANO-PETROVA, The Kingston Press, Inc., Princeton, NJ, (1984) 1st Amer, 76pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0940670224 Petrova's memoir has substantial value because it is based on Dr. Pletnev, who was a famous heart specialist and private doctor of Joseph Stalin., (Order No: 50197 ), $45.00

61. Rosenberg, William G. and Young, Marilyn B., TRANSFORMING RUSSIA AND CHINA: REVOLUTIONARY STRUGGLE IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, Oxford University Press, New York, 1982 1st ptg, 397pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), review slip, ISBN 0195029658 A comparative history of the Russian and Chinese revolutions, stressing both their common themes and their widely differing settings., (Order No: 14505 ), $12.50

62. Salisbury, Harrison E., BLACK NIGHT, WHITE SNOW: RUSSIA'S REVOLUTIONS, 1905-1917, Cassell, London, (1978), 746pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), The fall of the Romanov dynasty and the triumph of revolution in Russia, 1905-1917, is one of the cataclysmic events of the twentieth century. The author tells this great story in a fast-moving narrative that is a fusion of people, facts and suspense., (Order No: 20113 ), $5.00

63. Salisbury, Harrison E. (edited by), THE SOVIET UNION: THE FIFTY YEARS, Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc, New York, (1967) 1st ed, B&W ill., 484pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), To compile this analysis of Soviet life, The New York Times sent top reporters to the U.S.S.R. in the spring of 1967 to investigate significant aspects of the Soviet Union in the fifty years since the Russian Revolution., (Order No: 33638 ), $14.50

64. Saunders, M. G. (editor), THE SOVIET NAVY, Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London, (1958), B&W illustrations, 340pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), (Order No: 5445 ), $7.00

65. Schmeckebier, Alexandra K. (with a preface and epilogue by Laurence E. Schmeckebier), PRINCESS IN PARADISE, Phoenix Publishing, Canaan, NH, (1981), B&W illustrations, 436pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0914016806 This is the rich saga of a distinguished family stemming from the marriage of two traditions: a gracious Russian mother of noble lineage, and a genial though Bismarckian father from the German Rhineland., (Order No: 43072 ), $7.50

66. Scott, Harriet Fast and Scott, William F., THE ARMED FORCES OF THE USSR, Westview Press, Boulder, CO, (1979), B&W illustrations, 439pp, very good w/good+ dustjacket (hardcover) BCE, (Order No: 24777 ), $8.50

67. Shanin, Teodor, RUSSIA AS A 'DEVELOPING SOCIETY' - THE ROOTS OF OTHERNESS: RUSSIA'S TURN OF CENTURY - VOLUME 1, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, (1986), 268pp, very good++, wraps (softcover) owner's name, ISBN 0300036604, (Order No: 60106 ), $6.00

68. Shanin, Teodor, RUSSIA, 1905-07 REVOLUTION AS A MOMENT OF TRUTH - THE ROOTS OF OTHERNESS: RUSSIA'S TURN OF CENTURY - VOLUME 2, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, (1986), 379pp, very good++, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0300036610, (Order No: 60107 ), $6.00

69. Smith, Graham (edited by), THE NATIONALITIES QUESTION IN THE SOVIET UNION, Longman, London, (1992) 4th ptg, 389pp, very good+, wraps (softcover), ISBN 058203955X Provides systematic and authoritative coverage of the twenty most important nationalities within the Soviet Union accounting for over 90% of the total population., (Order No: 50763 ), $5.00

70. Spargo, John, "THE GREATEST FAILURE IN ALL HISTORY" A CRITICAL EXAMINATION OF THE ACTUAL WORKINGS OF BOLSHEVISM IN RUSSIA, Harper & Brothers Publishers, New York, (1920), 486pp, good+, green cloth (hardcover) no dustjacket, (Order No: 57924 ), $10.00

71. Steeves, Paul D., KEEPING THE FAITHS: RELIGION AND IDEOLOGY IN THE SOVIET UNION, Holmes& Meier, New York, (1989) 1st ptg, B&W illustrations, 240pp, very good, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0841912033 This book set the historical stage examining the birth and evolution of Russian Orthodoxy, Russia's messianic mission, and the treatment of religious minorities in tsarist Russia., (Order No: 55443 ), $5.00

72. Stephenson, Graham, RUSSIA FROM 1812 TO 1945: A HISTORY, Praeger Publishers, New York, (1970), B&W plates, 467pp, very good w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover), The author's purpose here is to introduce the reader to the interlinked strands of Russian political, social, economic, and intellectual development in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries., (Order No: 16752 ), $7.00

73. Szvak, Gyula (translated from the Hungarian by Peter Daniel; foreword by Nicholas V. Riasanovsky), FALSE TSARS, Social Sciences Monographs, Boulder, CO, 2000, 181pp, fine w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0880334533 A summary treatment of almost countless pretenders to the Russian throne who claimed to be the rightful soverigns of the country and the people, from the sixteenth century and especially the Time of Troubles to the twentieth., (Order No: 35124 ), $30.00

74. Tarasulo, Isaac J. (edited by), GORBACHEV AND GLASNOST - VIEWPOINTS FROM THE SOVIET PRESS, SR Books, Wilmington, DE, (1989), 363pp, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0842023372, (Order No: 51384 ), $4.00

75. Theen, Rolf H. W., LENIN: GENESIS AND DEVELOPMENT OF A REVOLUTIONARY, Quartet Books, London, (1974), 146pp, good, purple cloth (hardcover) (no dustjacket), ISBN 0704320487 This biography of Lenin differs from most in concentrating on the Bolshevik leaders formative period and, while not ignoring the impact of Marxism, highlights the peculiarly Russian origins of Lenin's thought., (Order No: 26883 ), $5.00

76. Thyret, Isolde, BETWEEN GOD AND TSAR: RELIGIOUS SYMBOLISM AND THE ROYAL WOMEN OF MUSCOVITE RUSSIA, Northern Illinois Univ. Pr., DeKalb, IL, (2001), 275pp, fine w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0875802745 A new approach to understanding medieval Russia., (Order No: 60300 ), $22.50

77. Trotsky, Leon; Zarudnaya, Elena (translated from the Russian by), TROTSKY'S DIARY IN EXILE, 1935, Faber and Faber, London, (1958), B&W frontis, 176pp, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover) couple marginal pencil marks, The diary of the exiled Trotsky, written in Mexico in February 1940 near the close of his life. NOTE - couple chips on dustjacket., (Order No: 53085 ), $10.00

78. Troubetzkoy, Alexis S., THE ROAD TO BALAKLAVA: STUMBLING INTO WAR WITH RUSSIA, Trafalgar Press, Toronto, Canada, (1986), B&W illustrations, 215pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0969241704 In September, 1854, the armies of Britain, France and Turkey invaded Russia. In the months which followed over half a million soldiers fell. They died by bullet and shrapnel, of cholera and disease, from starvation and freezing. This book traces the causes of the Crimean War and sketches a vivid picture of an age which made possible "the world's most curious and unnecessary struggle.", (Order No: 55189 ), $17.50

79. Tucker, Robert C., POLITICAL CULTURE AND LEADERSHIP IN SOVIET RUSSIA - FROM LENIN TO GORBACHEV, W. W. Norton & Company, New York, (1987) 1st Amer, 214pp, very good, wraps (softcover) MARGINAL PENCIL ON ABOUT 10 PAGES, ISBN 0393957985, (Order No: 50324 ), $4.00

80. Vague, Tom, TELEVISIONARIES: THE RED ARMY FACTION STORY 1963-1993, AK Press, San Francisco, CA, (1994), 109pp, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 1873176473 Originally published in Vague 20, 1988., (Order No: 59168 ), $7.50

81. Varga, E. and Mendelsohn, L (edited by), NEW DATA FOR V. I. LENIN'S IMPERIALISM: THE HIGHEST STAGE OF CAPITALISM, International Publishers, New York, (1940), 322pp, good, green cloth (hardcover) no dustjacket COUPLE PENCIL MARKS, (Order No: 59886 ), $7.50

82. Vasilieva, Larissa (translated from the Russian by Cathy Porter), KREMLIN WIVES: THE SECRET LIVES OF THE WOMEN BEHIND THE KREMLIN WALLS, FROM LENIN TO GORBACHEV, Arcade Publishing, New York, (1994) 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 251pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 1559702605 Here is the stark and often shocking truth about these women thanks to the courageous efforts and dogged persistence fo Larissa Vasilieva., (Order No: 44835 ), $4.50

83. Voline (translated by Holley Cantine), THE UNKNOWN REVOLUTION (KRONSTADT 1921 UKRAINE 1918-21), Libertarian Book Club, New York, (1955), 270pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), Deals with what the author describes as the "struggles for the real Social Revolution"; that is, the uprising of the sailors and workers of Kronstadt in 1921, and the peasant movement in the Ukraine (1918-1921) led by Nestor Makhno., (Order No: 57923 ), $30.00

84. Warth, Robert D., SOVIET RUSSIA IN WORLD POLITICS, Twayne Publishers, Inc., New York, (1964) 2nd ptg, 544pp, good, red cloth (hardcover) EX-LIB with usual markings, (Order No: 50730 ), $6.00

85. Wesson, Robert G., SOVIET COMMUNES, Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, NJ, (1963), 275pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), The only comprehensive study of Soviet communes in any language, including Russian., (Order No: 44779 ), $7.50

86. White, Stephen; Gardner, John; and, Schopflin, George, COMMUNIST POLITICAL SYSTEMS: AN INTRODUCTION - SECOND EDITION, St. Martin's Press, New York, (1987), 319pp, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 031200723X, (Order No: 50537 ), $5.00

87. With Introductory Letters by Twenty-Two Well-Known European and American Authors, LETTERS FROM RUSSIAN PRISONS, Albert & Charles Boni, New York, 1925 1st ed, 317pp, good, wraps (softcover) chips/wear top and bottom of spine, "Consisting of Reprints of Documents by Political Prisoners in Soviet Prisons, Prison Camps and Exile, and Reprints of Affidavits Concerning Political Persecution in Soviet Russia, Official Statements by Soviet Authorities, Excerpts freom Soviet Laws Pertaining to Civil Liberties, and Other Documents.", (Order No: 60209 ), $65.00

88. Wolkonsky, Catherine A.; and, Poltoratzky (compiled by), HANDBOOK OF RUSSIAN ROOTS -- COLUMBIA SLAVIC STUDIES, Columbia University Press, New York, (1961) 5th ptg, 414pp, very good, maroon cloth (hardcover) no dustjacket, owner inscrip, "The pattern of roots is more clearly preserved in Russian than in any other Slavic or indeed Indo-European tongue. Consequently, it is obvious that a knowledge of the roots will be helpful to anyone working with the language.", (Order No: 53695 ), $45.00

89. Yarmolinsky, Avrahm, A RUSSIAN'S AMERICAN DREAM - A MEMOIR ON WILLIAM FREY, University of Kansas Press, Lawrence, KS, 1965, 147pp, very good w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover), William Frey (the adopted name of the son of a Russian general) gave up the prospect of a brilliant career in geodetics at home, and in 1868 emigrated to the United States with his bride., (Order No: 50158 ), $12.50

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