Category: Russian History


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Oswald's Tale: an American Mystery

By: Mailer, Norman

Price: $12.88

Publisher: New York, NY, Random House Inc: 1995

Seller ID: 003914

ISBN: 0679425357

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket

In this book, Norman Mailer asks not "Who Killed Kennedy" but "Who Was Oswald" for only by asking the latter can we hope to answer the first. In 1959 Lee Harvey Oswald defected to the Soviet Union and was sent to Minsk, where he lived for two and one-half years and remained under constant KGB surveillance on suspicion of being a CIA agent. In 1993, Mailer spent six months in Russia where he interviewed Oswald's former friends and sweethearts and obtained exclusive interviews with kGB officers assigned to monitor Oswald. He was also given exclusive access to the KGB files on Osw... View more info

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Russia's Road to Deeper Democracy

By: Bjorkman, Tom

Price: $7.36

Publisher: Washington, D. C. , U. S.a., Brookings Inst Press: 2003

Seller ID: 002167

ISBN: 0815708998

Condition: New with no dust jacket

Russia has embarked on a slow but steady path of foreign policy alignment with the West. President Vladimir Putin's market-oriented economic policies and structural reforms have added momentum. But in the long run, the decisive factor in Russia's relationship with the West will be the nature of the political order it builds on the ruins of communism. Since the Soviet collapse Russia seems stalled somewhere between democracy as understood in the West and the highly authoritarian order Russia inherited from the USSR. Some would say that Russia is doomed by its history and political culture to a ... View more info

St. Petersburg

By: Raymer, Steve

Price: $12.88

Publisher: Atlanta, Georgia, U. S. A., Turner Publications: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002387

ISBN: 1878685481

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket

Modern-day St. Petersburg is placed against its historical perspective in this glorious photographic study by National Geographic photographer Steve Raymer. This majestic and romantic city on the Neva River was built to be Russia's 'Window to the West' by Tsar Peter the Great, who was strongly influenced by Western European culture. Today, after almost three hundred years of rule by tsars, tsarinas - and Communists - St. Petersburg is struggling to find its place in the world community. The chapters in this lavishly illustrated book present the history and economics of the city, its museums an... View more info

Why They Behave like Russians

By: Fischer, John

Price: $5.98

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1947

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 001922

Condition: Near Fine in Good dust jacket

John Fischer believes that there are several clearly discernable reasons why the Soviet Russians behave as they do. First, the havoc wrought by the Nazi invaders has convinced them that they can never again let their security be jeopardizd by a state of affairs like that of prewar years. Other pressures - historic, economic, and political - have molded the Soviet habits of thought and action into a clearly defined pattern. This book is neither a defense or an indictment of the Soviet system: It is a dispassionate effort to explain the motives and probable future course of a country and a peopl... View more info