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The Soviet Union and the Czechoslovak Army, 1948-1983: by Condoleezza Rice

By Condoleezza Rice

This research of the tensions of army clientage makes a speciality of Czechoslovakia to discover the ambiguous place of the army forces of East ecu nations and to teach how the military's twin function as software of either nationwide safety and the Soviet-controlled socialist alliance" essentially impacts the interplay of army and political elites in jap Europe.

Originally released in 1985.

The Princeton Legacy Library makes use of the newest print-on-demand know-how to back make on hand formerly out-of-print books from the celebrated backlist of Princeton college Press. those paperback variants look after the unique texts of those vital books whereas providing them in sturdy paperback variants. The target of the Princeton Legacy Library is to drastically raise entry to the wealthy scholarly history present in the hundreds of thousands of books released by means of Princeton college Press when you consider that its founding in 1905.

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Ivan the Terrible by Robert Payne, Nikita Romanoff

By Robert Payne, Nikita Romanoff

Czar Ivan IV (1530-1584), the 1st Russian ruler to take the identify czar, is named one of many worst tyrants in heritage, yet few humans one of the basic public know the way he received such an notorious acceptance. counting on large examine established seriously on unique Russian assets, this definitive biography depicts a really advanced guy dwelling in a time of easy, harsh realities. Robert Payne, the prestigious writer of many old and biographical works, and Russian pupil Nikita Romanoff, describe in vibrant and energetic element Ivan's callous upbringing; the poisoning of his moment spouse and the homicide of his son; his obsession with faith and sin; his predilection for mass homicide, evidenced by means of his bloodbath of 30,000 electorate of Novgorod; but his extraordinary intelligence as a ruler, assisting the expansion of alternate and increasing Russia's borders.

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Let Our Fame Be Great: Journeys Among the Defiant People of by Oliver Bullough

By Oliver Bullough

Half travelogue, half background, Let Our reputation Be Great tells the tales of the forgotten peoples of the Caucasus zone, an important cultural crossroads the place jap Europe, critical Asia, Turkey and the center East meet. the realm was the house of the Golden Fleece and Prometheus’ position of exile, and later encouraged Pushkin and Lermontov, yet its wealthy background has been overshadowed through a long time of guerrilla conflict. Now, it truly is greater recognized to us for the fight in Chechnya and the 2008 battle among Georgia and Russia. touring via heritage and all through this tumultuous quarter, journalist and Russia specialist Oliver Bullough info the main occasions —from nineteenth-century Tsarist expansionism to the trendy day struggles in Chechnya and South Ossetia —that have formed this attention-grabbing land and its humans: the Chechens, Nogais, Circassians, mountain Turks, and Ingush who've been continually besieged—and woefully missed —for approximately 2 hundred years.

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The White Russian Army in Exile 1920-1941 by Paul Robinson

By Paul Robinson

This booklet describes the destiny of the warriors of the anti-Bolshevik White military, who fled Russia on the finish of the Russian civil struggle. Remarkably, the military persisted to exist in exile, refining its ideology, and taking part within the underground fight opposed to the Soviets. Paul Robinson sheds new gentle at the dynamic participants eager about the White circulate, in addition to on interwar Russian emigration in most cases.

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Hooliganism: crime, culture, and power in St. Petersburg, by Joan Neuberger

By Joan Neuberger

N this pioneering research of diffuse underclass anger that simmers in lots of societies, Joan Neuberger takes us to the streets of St. Petersburg in 1900-1914 to teach us how the phenomenon categorized hooliganism got here to represent all that used to be mistaken with the fashionable urban: expanding hostility among sessions, society's failure to "civilize" the bad, the desperation of the destitute, and the proliferation of violence in public areas.

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Pictorial History of Russian War by W. Chambers

By W. Chambers

История Русской войны в иллюстрациях. Англичане называли Крымскую кампанию Русской войной. Богато иллюстрированное издание содержит планы, карты, акварели и репродукции картин, гравюры, созданные во время боевых действий британской армии под Севастополем. Издание было подготовлено издательствами Лондона и Шотландии. По сегодняшний день являестя ценным источником графического материала по истории Севастопольской кампании.

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Russia Against Napoleon: The Battle for Europe, 1807 to 1814 by Dominic Lieven

By Dominic Lieven

A significant new heritage of the Russian clash immortalized through Tolstoy in War and Peace

Russia's expulsion of Napoleon's Grande Armée in 1812 is taken into account the most dramatic occasions in eu historical past. notwithstanding, Tolstoyan delusion and an imbalance of British and French interpretations have clouded so much Westerners' knowing of Russia's function within the defeat of Napoleon.

in keeping with a clean exam of Russian army records, Russia opposed to Napoleon offers the first-ever historical past of the interval instructed from the Russian point of view. In Dominic Lieven's account, Russia's victory in 1812 used to be just the start of what could be the longest army crusade in ecu historical past, marked via Russia's epic efforts to feed and provide part 1000000 troops as they crossed a whole continent.

relocating from the 1807 treaty signed via Napoleon and Tsar Alexander I throughout the Russian army's inconceivable access into Paris in 1814, Lieven presents suspenseful debts of occasions, reminiscent of the burning of Moscow and the nice battles of Leipzig and Borodino, in addition to astute analyses of the good army strategists of the time. the result's a magisterial paintings guaranteed to be eagerly expected through army and heritage buffs alike.

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Ostfront 1944: The German Defensive Battles on the Russian by Alex Buchner

By Alex Buchner

OSTFRONT 1944: The German protective Battles at the Russian entrance in 1944 Alex Buchner. In 1944, whilst the full Russo-German entrance used to be ""ablaze"" less than continuous Soviet assaults, flawed estimations through the top German command ended in serious judgements with

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The White Russian Army in Exile 1920-1941 (Oxford Historical by Paul Robinson

By Paul Robinson

This e-book describes the destiny of the warriors of the anti-Bolshevik White military, who fled Russia on the finish of the Russian civil warfare. Remarkably, the military endured to exist in exile, refining its ideology, and collaborating within the underground fight opposed to the Soviets. Paul Robinson sheds new mild at the dynamic contributors excited about the White stream, in addition to on interwar Russian emigration in most cases.

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