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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 11 books in this booklist

  • Cover image of book The Russian Revolution: A View from the Third World by Walter Rodney
    The Russian Revolution: A View from the Third World - by Walter Rodney

    £16.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781786635303 | ISBN 10: 1786635305

    Renowned Pan-African and socialist theorist on the Bolshevik Revolution and its post-colonial legacy.   In his short life, Guyanese intellectual Walter Rodney emerged as one of the foremost thinkers and activists of the anticolonial revolution ... more

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  • Cover image of book Russia: From Revolution to Counter-Revolution by Ted Grant
    Russia: From Revolution to Counter-Revolution - by Ted Grant

    £14.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781900007726 | ISBN 10: 190000772x

    The October Russian Revolution, led by Lenin and Trotsky, swept away landlordism and capitalism and placed the working class in power for the first time. It transformed the idea of socialism from theory into practice. From this point of view, the Bol ... more

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  • Cover image of book Caught in the Revolution: Petrograd, 1917 by Helen Rappaport
    Caught in the Revolution: Petrograd, 1917 - by Helen Rappaport

    £9.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780099592426 | ISBN 10: 0099592428

    SELECTED AS A BOOK OF THE YEAR IN THE TELEGRAPH AND EVENING STANDARD   Between the first revolution in February 1917 and Lenin’s Bolshevik coup in October, Petrograd (the former St Petersburg) was in turmoil. Foreign visitors who filled ho ... more

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  • Cover image of book Nothing is True and Everything is Possible: Adventures in Modern Russia by Peter Pomerantsev
    Nothing is True and Everything is Possible: Adventures in Modern Russia - by Peter Pomerantsev

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780571308026 | ISBN 10: 0571308023

    A journey into the glittering, surreal heart of 21st century Russia: into the lives of Hells Angels convinced they are messiahs, professional killers with the souls of artists, bohemian theatre directors turned Kremlin puppet-masters, supermodel sect ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Russian Revolution: A Beginner
    The Russian Revolution: A Beginner's Guide - by Abraham Ascher

    £9.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781780743875 | ISBN 10: 1780743874

    When the Bolsheviks seized power in 1917 the world held its breath. Here suddenly was the first modern socialist state, 'a kingdom more bright that any heaven had to offer'. But the dream was short lived and the following decades of internal struggle ... more

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  • Cover image of book Revolution 1989: The Fall of the Soviet Empire by Victor Sebestyen
    Revolution 1989: The Fall of the Soviet Empire - by Victor Sebestyen

    £12.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780753827093 | ISBN 10: 0753827093

    For more than 40 years after the Second World War the Iron Curtain divided Europe physically, with 300 km of walls and barbed wire fences; ideologically, between communism and capitalism; psychologically, between people imprisoned under totalitarian ... more

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  • Cover image of book Red Star Over Russia: A Visual History of the Soviet Union from 1917 to the Death of Stalin by David King
    Red Star Over Russia: A Visual History of the Soviet Union from 1917 to the Death of Stalin - by David King

    £24.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781854379351 | ISBN 10: 1854379356

    Red Star Over Russia is a breathtaking visual history of the Soviet Union, from 1917 to the death of Stalin. Its urgent, cinema-verité style plunges the reader into the centre of the shattering events that brought hope, chaos, heroism and horror to t ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Whisperers: Private Life In Stalin by Orlando Figes
    The Whisperers: Private Life In Stalin - by Orlando Figes

    £14.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780141013510 | ISBN 10: 0141013516

    This is the story of the lives of ordinary people in Stalin's Russia: a world where everyone was afraid to talk and a society spoke in whispers, whether to protect friends and family - or to betray them. Where a junior worker might inform on their su ... more

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  • Cover image of book Red Princess: A Revolutionary Life by Sofia Zinovieff
    Red Princess: A Revolutionary Life - by Sofia Zinovieff

    £8.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781862079922 | ISBN 10: 1862079927

    In 1907 Princess Sophy ('Sofka') Dolgorouky was born in St Petersburg. Members of the Imperial family had attended her parents' wedding earlier that same year, and the child was born into a privileged world of nurses, private tutors and elegant tea p ... more

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  • Cover image of book Comrade Pavlik: The Rise and Fall of a Soviet Boy Hero by Catriona Kelly
    Comrade Pavlik: The Rise and Fall of a Soviet Boy Hero - by Catriona Kelly

    £9.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781862078451 | ISBN 10: 1862078459

    "Comrade Pavlik is a lively tale about the Russian lad who was killed by relatives for denouncing the wrong-doings of his father to the police, He became an official Soviet hero. Coaches of tourists turned up at his village to pay homage.  Catri ... more

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  • Cover image of book Voices from Chernobyl: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster by Svetlana Alexievich
    Voices from Chernobyl: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster - by Svetlana Alexievich

    £19.00   hardback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9781564784018 | ISBN 10: 1564784010

    On April 26, 1986, the worst nuclear reactor accident in history occured in Chernobyl and contaminated as much as three quarters of Europe. Although the Soviet government claims that only 31 people died as a result, the aftermath of the event is asto ... more

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