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Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude.
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Russian Short Stories

RUS288
Robert Chandler (Editor)
Penguin
2006
396
0140448462
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This fine collection of tales captures the sweep and soul of Russian literature, including works by Pushkin, Gogol, Dostoevsky, Chekhov and Tolstoy along with lesser-known greats.
$20.00

The Cold War

WAR157
Michael Hopkins
Thames & Hudson
2011
144
0500289581
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Michael Hopkins charts the story of the rise and fall of almost 50 years of global tension in this compact, illustrated history, made tangible with a packet of facsimile documents, including top-secret memos, propaganda and letters.
$24.95

Culture Smart! Russia

RUS361
Anna King
Kuperard
2007
168
1857333527
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A concise, no-nonsense guide to local customs, etiquette and culture with a short overview of the land and people along with practical travel advice.
$9.95

Insight Guide Russia

RUS37
Insight Guides
Insight Guides
2016
388
1780057164
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
An engaging guide to the country and its major regions and cities with short, handsomely illustrated essays on Russian history, life, art, literature and music. The guide includes excellent full-color maps and hundreds of photographs.
$23.99

Russia Map

RUS264
International Travel Maps
ITMB
2011
2
1553413865
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A double-sided map covering the full route of the Trans-Siberian railway at a scale of 1:6,000,000.
$12.95

Eyewitness Guide Moscow

RUS164
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2015
264
1465426442
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This outstanding guide covers Moscow's culture, history and attractions with maps, site plans and hundreds of color photographs.
$25.00

Eyewitness Guide St. Petersburg

RUS87
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2015
264
1465427376
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
With excellent local maps and site plans, this outstanding visual guide introduces the culture, history and attractions of St. Petersburg.
$25.00

Lonely Planet Russian Phrasebook

RUS111
James Jenkin, Inna Zaitseva
Lonely Planet Publications
2012
256
174220189X
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
A handy shirtpocket phrasebook for Russian basics focusing on pronunciation, basic grammar and essential vocabulary for the traveler.
$8.99

Communism, A History

GEN367
Richard Pipes
Modern Library
2003
192
0812968646
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This short, fiercely critical history of communism provides a compelling overview, from the ideas of Karl Marx to the end of the 20th century.
$18.00

Gulag, A History

SIB34
Anne Applebaum
Doubleday
2004
677
1400034094
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A massive, fascinating and thoroughly unsettling history of Russia's infamous Gulag. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, it's noteworthy for its expansive view, effortless prose and prodigious research.
$19.95

Land of the Firebird, The Beauty of Old Russia

RUS21
Suzanne Massie
Heart Tree Press
1995
496
096441841X
PAPER
History
0
0
1
0
Massie traces both minuscule details and larger movements in pre-revolutionary Russian art, literature and daily life in this affectionate overview of 19th-century palaces, courts and culture.
$35.00

Lenin's Tomb

RUS07
David Remnick
Random House
1994
588
0679751254
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A gripping eyewitness tale of the collapse of the Soviet Union. Remnick, the Washington Post reporter on the scene, combines fine historical scholarship with great storytelling.
$18.00

Natasha's Dance, A Cultural History of Russia

RUS180
Orlando Figes
Picador USA
2003
768
0312421958
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
In this lively cultural history, Figes looks at both the great works by Russian masters and longstanding folk traditions. The title is drawn from a scene of Tolstoy's War and Peace in which a European-educated countess performs a peasant dance.
$28.00

Nothing Is True and Everything Is Possible: The Surreal Heart of the New Russia

RUS550
Peter Pomerantzev
Hachette
2015
256
1610396006
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Russians escaped Soviet rule only to find themselves under the oppressive thumb of a more complicated form of tyranny. Pomerantsev illuminates these complexities through compelling portraits of the corrupt and the damned, including prostitutes and Mafia bosses. Shortlisted for the 2015 Guardian First Book Award.
$16.99

October, The Story of the Russian Revolution

RUS594
China Mieville
Verso
2017
384
1784782777
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
Popular fantasy and science fiction writer China Mieville distills a mountain of scholarship on the 1917 Russian Revolution into a distinctive, page-turning story. He explores the grand sweep of the nation’s transformation, with plenty of fascinating, all-but-forgotten details.
$26.95

Putin Mystique

RUS555
Anna Arutunyan
Interlink Publishing Group
2015
330
1566569907
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
In this exploration of the love-hate relationship between the Russians and their notorious leader, journalist Arutunyan hypothesizes that Putin’s power stems from the people he rules.
$20.00

Restless Empire, A Historical Atlas of Russia

RUS549
Ian Barnes
Harvard University Press
2015
256
0674504674
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
British historian Barnes presents the epic sweep of Russian history, from the first Slavic migrations to the age of Putin, in this beautifully illustrated, full-color atlas.
$35.00

Russian History, A Very Short Introduction

RUS480
Geoffrey Hosking
Oxford University Press
2012
154
0199580987
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The noted scholar and historian Hosking ("Russia and the Russians" RUS208) covers the transformation of Russia from its pagan roots into a multi-ethnic empire in this remarkably concise shirt-pocket history.
$11.95

Sunlight at Midnight: St. Petersburg and the Rise of Modern Russia

RUS128
W. Bruce Lincoln
Hachette
2002
432
0465083242
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A wonderfully written, informative portrait of St. Petersburg, focusing on the city's development in the 18th and 19th centuries as Russia's "window on the West." Highly recommended for travelers with an interest in the character and significance of the city and its monuments.
$19.95

The House of the Dead: Siberian Exile Under the Tsars

SIB80
Daniel Beer
Alfred Knopf
2017
496
0307958906
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
Beer explores how Siberia, the "vast prison without a roof," became a breeding ground for radical thinkers who later instigated the Russian Revolution and ruled the country. A brutal history that covers the years between 1801 and 1917.
$35.00

The Romanovs, 1613-1918

RUS574
Simon Sebag Montefiore
Random House
2017
784
0307280519
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Lengthy but accessible, this history takes readers into the inner-workings of the Romanov family that ruled Russia for over three centuries. Montefiore balances information on governmental function with biographic details about each emperor and empress.
$21.00

The Russian Revolution, A New History

RUS589
Sean McMeekin
Hachette
2017
384
0465039901
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
With recent scholarship, this history shines new light on the Bolshevik Revolution, a momentous event that is fundamental to understanding modern-day Russia.
$32.00

The Russian Revolution, A Very Short Introduction

RUS39
S. A. Smith
Oxford University Press
2002
199
0192853953
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A concise, provocative summary of events in Russia between 1917 and 1939.
$11.95

Vodka, A Global History

RUS475
Patricia Herlihy
Reaktion Books
2012
128
1861899297
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
A professor of history at Brown, Herlihy tracks our fascination with this most versatile of spirits from its mysterious 14th-century Slavic origins to today's global dominance in this brief yet thoroughly entertaining, erudite and illustrated history. A volume in the lively Edible History Series.
$17.00

Architecture at the End of the Earth, Photographing the Russian North

RUS552
William Craft Brumfield
Duke
2015
272
0822359065
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A beautiful photographic survey of rural Russian architecture that has somehow survived the centuries, some with master artworks intact. Includes 200 full-color photographs, each with explanatory text.
$39.95

Revolution, Russian Art 1917-1932

RUS597
John Milner
Dalkey Archive Press
2017
320
1910350435
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
4/25/2017
0
0
0
0
Based around a remarkable exhibition in Leningrad in 1932, this beautiful art book explores the swan song of avant-garde art in post-revolution Russia. The editors critique the period's creative breakthroughs and explain what they reveal about the real USSR.
$65.00

Among the Russians

RUS106
Colin Thubron
HarperCollins Publishers
2001
224
0060959290
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
The marvelous account of a 10,000-mile journey by car from St. Petersburg and the Baltic States south to Georgia and Armenia in 1981. A gifted writer and intrepid traveler, Thubron grapples with the complexities of Russian identity in this lyrical book.
$14.99

Catherine the Great

RUS470
Robert K. Massie
Random House
2012
625
0345408772
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Eager readers of Massie's Nicholas and Alexandra or the Pulitzer Prize-winning Peter the Great will not be disappointed by this latest, an old-fashioned tale of politics, power and 18th-century Europe, drawing effectively from the ambitious Catherine's own memoirs.
$20.00

Gorbachev: His Life and Times

RUS598
William Taubman
W. W. Norton & Company
2017
880
0393647013
HARD COVER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Gorbachev, more than anyone, ended the Cold War and unintentionally presided over the collapse of the Soviet Union he had tried to save. Taubman charts how a peasant boy became head of the Soviet Union, answering the question: was he truly a great leader?
$39.95

Peter the Great, His Life and World

RUS48
Robert Massie
Random House
2011
914
0345298063
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
In this Pulitzer Prize-winning biography, Massie portrays the giant of history who transformed Russia from backwater tsardom into a major empire.
$20.00

Rasputin, Faith, Power and the Twilight of the Romanovs

RUS582
Douglas Smith
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
2016
544
0374240841
HARD COVER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
One-hundred years after Rasputin's death, Smith recasts the mysterious life of the Russian mystic and faith healer. He recounts Rasputin's rise to influence as well as his sinister intentions and the staggering story of his demise.
$35.00

Speak, Memory

RUS28
Vladimir Nabokov
Vintage Books
1989
316
0679723390
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Nabokov's richly imagined memoir wonderfully evokes cultural life among the well-to-do in turn-of-the-century St. Petersburg. Nabokov called his childhood home, now a museum off St Isaac's Square, "the only house in the world."
$16.00

Stalin, The Court of the Red Tsar

RUS228
Simon Sebag Montefiore
Alfred Knopf
2005
848
1400076781
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
An enthralling, comprehensive portrait of Joseph Stalin and his court, drawing on archival material and interviews with surviving figures. At 800 pages, there is ample room for personal and anecdotal information about Stalin.
$22.00

Stalin: New Biography of a Dictator

CCS71
Nora Seligman Favorov (Translator), Oleg V. Khlevniuk
Yale University Press
2016
424
0300219784
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
An authoritative, illuminating biography of Georgian Josef Stalin, who ruled the Soviet Union from 1929 until his death in 1953 and caused the death and imprisonment of more than a million Soviet citizens per year.
$25.00

The Girl from the Metropol Hotel, Growing Up in Communist Russia

RUS591
Ludmilla Petrushevskaya, Anna Summers (Translator)
Penguin Putnam
2017
176
014312997X
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
In this coming-of-age memoir, one of Russia's finest living writers describes her difficult childhood during Stalin's reign. Having once lived in the opulent Metropol Hotel, across from the Kremlin, Petrushevskaya's family is outcast and the young girl wanders the streets of Moscow alone.
$16.00

The Man Without a Face, The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin

RUS485
Masha Gessen
Riverhead Books
2013
313
1594486514
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A Russian-American journalist living in Moscow, Masha Gessen demolishes the many myths and legends surrounding Vladimir Putin and his transformation from unexceptional KGB bureaucrat to the most powerful man in Russia. No fan of the man, who she calls a "hoodlum turned iron-handed ruler," Gessen is brave -- and optimistic that his time will soon come.
$17.00

The New Tsar, The Rise and Reign of Vladimir Putin

RUS567
Steven Lee Myers
Vintage Books
2016
592
0345802799
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Complicated world leader, former KGB agent and man of enormous ambition, Myers' Putin has few scruples and quickly silences dissenters. A keen and insightful biography by the former New York Times Moscow bureau chief.
$19.00

The Romanov Sisters, The Lost Lives of the Daughters of Nicholas and Alexandra

RUS544
Helen Rappaport
St. Martin's Press
2015
544
1250067456
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Helen Rappaport delves into the personal correspondence of Tatiana, Olga, Maria and Anastasia, the daughters of Tsar Nicholas II and Tsarina Alexandra. The sisters were not merely beautiful, writes Rappaport, but very intelligent and perceptive.
$17.99

The Way a River Went, Following the Volga Through the Heart of Russia

RUS587
Thom Wheeler
Independent Publishers Group
2016
272
1849537445
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Traveling the Volga River from its source to the Caspian City (over 1,000 miles) British writer Thom Wheeler writes of the people and the landscapes he encounters while searching to the heart of Russia itself.
$14.95

Travels in Siberia

SIB64
Ian Frazier
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
2011
529
0312610602
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
In this absorbing account, Frazier (Great Plains) turns his practiced eye and famous wit on contemporary Siberia’s land, people, mind-boggling conservation issues and other challenges.
$22.00

Crime and Punishment

RUS18
Fyodor Dostoevsky, David McDuff (Translator)
Penguin
2002
647
0140449132
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Dostoevsky's thriller of murder and redemption is redolent of St. Petersburg’s atmosphere. A cornerstone of Russian literature, and one of the greatest detective stories ever told.
$16.00

Less Than One, Selected Essays

RUS382
Joseph Brodsky
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
1987
448
0374520550
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A collection of Brodsky's personal essays and literary criticism. Particularly insightful is "Guide to a Renamed City," a beautiful meditation on St. Petersburg (a.k.a Leningrad) and its multiple historical identities.
$21.00

Petersburg

RUS483
Andrei Bely
Indiana University Press
1979
356
0253202191
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Bely conjures a whirlwind of impressions and impulses in this kinetic meditation on the nature of the city in this modernist masterpiece, written in Russian in 1939. It follows a young revolutionary ordered to assassinate his own father, by planting a time bomb in his study. This edition adds excellent commentary from translators Maguire and Malmstad.
$24.00

Russian Literature, A Very Short Introduction

RUS333
Catriona Kelly
Oxford University Press
2001
164
0192801449
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A pocket guide to Russian literature and its impact on Russian culture and national identity by Oxford University Press.
$11.95

Russka

RUS175
Edward Rutherfurd
Ballantine Books
2005
946
0345479351
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
In this absorbing, complex novel Rutherfurd transforms Russian history into an epic saga. The bestseller follows the fate of interconnected families over 800 years. Catherine the Great, Tolstoy, Pushkin and Rasputin all make appearances.
$20.00

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The Icon and the Axe, An Interpretive History of Russian Culture

RUS09
James H. Billington
Vintage Books
1970
786
0394708466
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This cultural and artistic history, written by the Librarian of Congress, maps the spiritual and ideological forces that led to the development of Russia.
$24.00

Ten Days That Shook the World

RUS13
John Reed
Penguin
2007
368
0141442123
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An eyewitness account of the Russian Revolution by an American journalist, a political classic that captures the spirit of those heady days of excitement and idealism before disillusion and cynicism set in.
$15.00

The Art and Architecture of Russia

RUS38
George Hamilton, Judith Gordon
Yale University Press
1992
482
0300053274
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
An elegantly written introduction to the art and architecture of Russia. Published in 1954, it's a good handbook for the traveler that goes beyond Moscow and St. Petersburg. Includes 314 black-and-white illustrations.
$40.00

St. Petersburg, A Cultural History

RUS72
Solomon Volkov, Antonina Bouis
Free Press
1995
598
0684832968
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This wonderfully written summary of art, music, theater and literature, written by a native historian and musician, includes profiles of the city's artists and writers over the last 300 years.
$38.95

Echoes of a Native Land, Two Centuries of a Russian Village

RUS27
Serge Schmemann
Vintage Books
1999
350
0679757074
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
The author, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist based in Moscow, draws on his knowledge of Russia, family photographs, letters and memoirs to tell the story of the czarist past and present realities of his ancestral home outside Moscow.
$19.00

Petersburg, Crucible of Cultural Revolution

RUS43
Katarina Clark
Harvard University Press
1998
384
0674663365
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A classic, if scholarly, study of cultural changes in Petersburg in the key years 1913-1931 and how they coincided with the rise of Stalinism.
$31.00

The Master and Margarita

RUS44
Larissa Volokhonsky (Translator), Richa Pevear (Translator), Mikhail Bulgakov
Penguin
2016
432
0143108271
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Pevear and Volokhonsky's incisive new translation of Bulgakov's satiric masterpiece -- part fairytale, part fable and part slapstick -- set in someplace like Moscow and written in the 1930s during the height of Stalin's reign.
$17.00

Anna Karenina

RUS81
Leo Tolstoy, Larissa Volokhonsky (Translator), Richa Pevear (Translator)
Penguin Putnam
2004
838
0143035002
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Pevear and Volokhonsky have brilliantly reinvented Tolstoy's epic tale of an adulterous affair between an aristocratic woman and an officer in late 19th Century Russia for a new generation of readers, capturing the rhythms, repetitions and speech of the original Russian.
$19.00

Five Plays

RUS88
Anton Chekhov, Ronald Hingley (Translator)
Oxford University Press
2008
294
0199536694
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A collection of Chekhov's major plays, including "Ivanov," "The Seagull," "Uncle Vanya," "Three Sisters," and "The Cherry Orchard."
$8.95

St. Petersburg Map

RUS89
Borch Maps
Borch Maps
2013
2
3866095570
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A detailed, laminated city plan at a scale of 1:11,000.
$9.95

The Ransom of Russian Art

RUS91
John McPhee
Noonday Press
1998
192
0374524505
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
McPhee tackles a rather unusual topic for him: the story of suppressed Russian art and the man who brought it to America.
$12.00

Catherine the Great, A Short History

RUS105
Isabel De Madariaga
Yale University Press
2002
240
0300097220
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A brief survey of the reign of Catherine the Great that nicely balances biography with descriptions of the economic, political and social life of the period.
$14.95

The Brothers Karamazov

RUS108
Fyodor Dostoevsky, Larissa Volokhonsky (Translator), Richard Pevear (Translator)
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
1991
832
0374528373
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Dostoyevsky's final masterpiece.
$18.00

The Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956: Vol. I

RUS113
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Thomas Whitney (Translator)
HarperCollins Publishers
2007
672
0061253715
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A masterpiece of literature and history, this novel documents the horrors of Russia's prison system under communism. Based on Solzhenitsyn's first-hand experiences, it is a powerful and unforgettable work of suffering and redemption.
$21.99

The Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956: Vol. III

RUS114
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Thomas Whitney (Translator)
HarperCollins Publishers
2007
570
0061253731
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The third volume in "The Gulag Archipelago" trilogy.
$21.99

The Moldovans: Romania, Russia and the Politics of Culture

EUR97
Charles King
Hoover
2000
294
081799792X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A scholarly political and cultural history of Moldova, focusing on issues of national identity in a post-Soviet world.
$24.95

Moscow Map

RUS151
ITMB
ITMB
2011
2
1553417372
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A folded map of Moscow, its subway system and surrounding neighborhoods at the broad scale of 1:50,000, with a detailed map of the city center at 1:12,500.
$11.95

Letters from Russia

RUS166
Marquis De Custine, Anka Muhlstein (Introduction)
NYRB
2002
654
0940322811
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
An authoritative edition of Astolphe de Custine's observant, scathing and insightful account of travels in Moscow and St. Petersburg in 1839.
$27.95

The Routledge Atlas of Russian History

RUS176
Martin Gilbert
Routledge
2007
216
0415394848
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A fantastically interesting, useful survey of the history of Russia in maps. This revised edition follows the fate of Russia since the demise of the Soviet Union, with 161 maps covering rebellion, famine, expansion, trade, the military, communism's collapse and myriad other topics.
$30.95

A People's Tragedy, A History of the Russian Revolution

RUS181
Orlando Figes
Penguin Putnam
1998
960
014024364X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A monumental, engrossing account of the Russian Revolution.
$30.00

Russia and the Russians, A History

RUS208
Geoffrey Hosking
Harvard University Press
2011
752
0674061950
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This sweeping history by a leading scholar tackles with clarity the scope and breadth of the Russian empire from its Kievan beginnings through Imperial expansion, revolution and the Soviet period all the way to the 21st century.
$30.00

Doctor Zhivago

RUS222
Boris Pasternak, Richard Pevear (Translator), Larissa Volokhonsky (Translator)
Pantheon Books
2011
544
0307390950
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
From the acclaimed translators of War and Peace (RUS391), Anna Karenina (RUS81) and The Death of Ivan Illyich (RUS391) comes a stunning new translation of Pasternak's Nobel Prize-winning masterpiece, last translated in 1958.
$16.95

Notes from Underground

RUS230
Fyodor Dostoevsky, Richard Pevear (Translator)
Vintage Books
1994
160
067973452X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Dostoevsky's darkly funny and psychological character study set in nineteenth-century St. Petersburg, originally published in 1864.
$13.95

Black Earth, A Journey Through Russia After the Fall

RUS236
Andrew Meier
W. W. Norton & Company
2005
516
0393326411
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Meier ventures far outside the Kremlin gates for this account of the lives of typical Russians since the collapse of the Soviet Union. A vivid, insightful portrait.
$26.95

Around the Bloc: My Life in Moscow, Beijing, and Havana

RUS242
Stephanie Elizondo Griest
Random House
2004
416
0812967607
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
The offbeat memoirs of a Texan who spent four years as a volunteer in Moscow, a propaganda officer in Beijing, and a belly dancer in Havana.
$16.00

The Turkish Gambit

RUS263
Andrew Bromfield (Translator), Boris Akunin
Random House
2006
224
0812968786
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
Detective Erast Fandorin is caught in Bulgaria in the middle of the brutal Russo-Turkish war in this thriller set in 1877. The third book in the series.
$16.00

Dreams of My Russian Summers

RUS266
Andrei Makine
Skyhorse Publishing
2011
256
1611450543
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Andrei Makine conjures an entire world -- and the sweep of Russian history -- in this lyrical debut novel. Set in a sleepy village on the Volga, the narrator spins tales both of coming-of-age in the Soviet Union in the 1960s and 70 -- and of his remarkable grandmother, born in France at the turn of the century, a nurse during the Revolution and a witness to the horrors of Stalin. Tenth anniversary edition.
$14.95

Putin's Russia

RUS268
Lilia Shevtsova
Brookings
2005
306
0870032135
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An analysis of the character of Putin's leadership by a top political analyst and award-winning Russian journalist. Shevtsova has also written Yelsin's Russia
$19.95

Russian, A Language Map

RUS276
Kristine K. Kershul
Bilingual Books
2014
1931873828
PLASTIC CARD
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
This durable, foldout card gives easy phonetic pronunciation for several hundred of the most commonly-needed words and phrases.
$9.95

Russia, Experiment With a People

RUS284
Robert Service
Harvard University Press
2006
406
0674021088
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An authoritative survey of the transformation of Russia since the collapse of the Soviet Union. Service casts a wide net, looking at not just political and economic change but also the influence of society, culture and belief.
$28.50

From Union to Commonwealth

RUS285
Gail Lapidus (Editor)
Cambridge University Press
1992
127
0521427169
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A sweeping history of the fragmentation of the Soviet Union by a team of experts, each writing from their own area of knowledge - political, historical and sociological.
$40.99

Eugene Onegin, A Novel in Verse

RUS290
Aleksandr Sergeevich Pushkin, Vladimir Nabokov (Translator)
Bollingen Foundation
2001
362
0691019053
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
In this translation of Pushkin's epic poem set in 19th-century Russia, the great novelist Nabokov brings the spark of Pushkin's original words to life.
$32.95

Moscow, A Cultural History

RUS292
Caroline Brooke
Oxford University Press
2007
256
0195309529
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Caroline Brooke explores the birth and various stages and reinventions of Moscow, from a 12th-century fortress to invasion by Napoleon in 1812 to the rise and fall of communism. Part of the Cityscapes series.
$36.95

Cambridge Companion to Modern Russian Culture

RUS295
Nicholas Rzhevsky (Editor)
Cambridge University Press
2012
446
1107002524
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A collection of scholarly articles on Russian culture now in its second edition.
$108.00

Empire, The Russian Empire and Its Rivals

RUS296
Dominic Lieven
Yale University Press
2002
528
0300097263
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Russia scholar Lieven examines empires thoroughout history, focusing on the tsarist and Soviet empires in Russia.
$22.00

Stalingrad, The Fateful Siege, 1942-1943

RUS297
Antony Beevor
Penguin Putnam
1999
491
0140284583
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Detailed and eminently readable, Beevor's gripping history of the siege draws on newly available Russian and other archives.
$21.00

The Russian Empire, A Multiethnic History

RUS298
Andreas Kappeler Kappeler
Longman
2001
455
0582234158
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This topical history of Russia as a multi-ethnic empire explores nationalism from the sixteenth century to today.
$75.95

Russian Journal

RUS307
Andrea Lee
Random House
2006
256
0812976657
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
An unforgettable, straight-forward account of day-to-day life in Soviet Leningrad and Moscow, originally published in 1981.
$16.00

The Devils

RUS309
Fyodor Dostoevsky, David Magarshack (Translator)
Penguin
1954
704
0140440356
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The third of Dostoevsky's major novels is a powerful political tract and a profound study of atheism depicting the disarray that follows the appearance of a band of modish radicals in a small provincial town.
$16.95

Oblomov

RUS310
Ivan Goncharov, David Magarshack (Translator)
Penguin
2005
496
0140449876
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The masterful portrait of upper-class decline that made Goncharov famous.
$17.00

The Captain's Daughter and Other Stories

RUS311
Aleksandr Sergeevich Pushkin
Random House
2012
292
0394707141
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This collection of short stories from the Russian poet and master storyteller opens with his famous novella, The Captain's Daughter, set against the events of the Pugachov uprising during the reign of Catherine the Great, and contains eight additional tales, all rendered in Pushkin's simple, elegant prose and beautifully evocative of the caprices of Tsarist Russia
$14.00

Galina, A Russian Story

RUS312
Galina Vishnevskaya
Harvest Books
1985
568
0156343207
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Born in St. Petersburg, the great Soprano (and wife of Mstislav Rostropovich) recounts her extraordinary life in this bestseller (turned into an opera in 1996).
$26.00

The Art of the Russian Matryoshka

RUS323
Rett Ertl
Aa Balkema
2003
225
0972502718
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A thoroughly illustrated portrait of the wooden nesting dolls of Russia. Includes a glossary of Russian and English terms.
$49.95

A History of Modern Russia

RUS334
Robert Service
Harvard University Press
2009
712
0674034937
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This lively history covers one hundred years of the triumphs, upheavals and tyrannies of Russia from the earliest days of the revolution to the society and politics of the 21st-century.
$31.50

A History of Russian Architecture

RUS336
William Craft Brumfield
University of Washington Press
2004
664
0295983930
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
This beautifully illustrated history covers the sweep of Russian architecture from early medieval monasteries to the prefabricated dwellings of the Stalinist era.
$50.00

Collected Stories of Ivan Bunin

RUS358
Ivan Bunin, Graham Hettlinger (Translator)
Ivan Dee
2007
1566637589
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
In a new translation, this marvelously accessible collection of stories spans the Nobel Prize-winning Russian writer's long career.
$22.95

Birds of Europe, Russia, China, and Japan: Passerines: Tyrant Flycatchers to Buntings

EUR276
Norman Arlott
Princeton University Press
2007
240
0691133727
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This Princeton Illustrated Checklist, spanning all of the Russian Arctic, Europe, China, Mongolia, North Korea, South Korea, Japan and the Middle East, features 80 color plates with range maps and succinct descriptions.
$29.95

The Kitchen Boy

RUS374
Robert Alexander
Penguin Putnam
2004
229
0142003816
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
In the first in his series of historical novels about Tsarist Russia, Alexander hauntingly re-imagines the evening of the Romanov's assasination through the eyes of a witness.
$17.00

Gogol, The Collected Tales

RUS379
Nikolai Vasilevich Gogol
Everyman's Library
2008
464
0307269698
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
From the superb Pevear and Volokhonsky, a new translation of Gogol's short fiction.
$26.00

The Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956

RUS385
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
HarperCollins Publishers
2007
470
0061253804
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Solzhenitsyn's masterpiece, a searing record of four decades of Soviet terror and oppression in an abridged edition, authorized by the author.
$18.99

Sister Pelagia and the Red Cockerel

RUS410
Boris Akunin
Random House
2009
208
0812975154
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
In this third book in Akunin's Sister Pelagia mystery series, the Russian nun investigates the faked murder of a Jewish sect leader aboard a Jerusalem-bound steamer, following the hunted man from the Russian forests to the Holy Land.
$15.00

Frommer's St Petersburg Day by Day

RUS422
Hillary Gilbert
Frommer's
2009
0470714042
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A compact shirt pocket guide, ideal for a short visit, featuring remarkably good suggestions for everything from food, hotels and neighborhoods to shopping. With a separate foldout map of the city center.
$12.99

The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Other Stories

RUS424
Pevear Richard (Translator), Leo Tolstoy, Larissa Volokhonsky (Translator)
Vintage Books
2010
528
0307268810
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Tolsoy's most important short fiction is included in this vibrant new translation. Crime and Punishment (RUS369), Anna Karenina (RUS81), War and Peace (RUS39) and The Master and Margarita (RUS44) have all also been translated by the husband-and-wife team.
$16.95

Gorbachev, On My Country and the World

RUS433
Mikhail S. Gorbachev
Columbia University Press
2000
300
0231115156
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Drawing on his own experience, rich archival material and a keen sense of history and politics, Gorbachev sheds light on Russia's 1917 revolution, 1991 breakup and 21st-century future.
$28.00

The Cold War, A New History

RUS436
John Lewis Gaddis
Penguin Putnam
2006
333
0143038273
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Beginning with World War II and ending with the collapse of the Soviet Union, the Yale historian recounts the strategic dynamics and major personalities that drove the age.
$18.00

The Alcoholic Empire, Vodka & Politics in Late Imperial Russia

RUS445
Patricia Herlihy
Oxford University Press
2002
272
0195160959
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Professor Herlihy looks at how the state, the church, the military, doctors, lay societies and the czar battled the problem of alcohol.
$59.00

Getting Russia Right

RUS446
Dmitri V. Trenin
Brookings
2007
127
0870032348
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The Deputy director of the Carnegie Moscow Center sketches developments in Russia's economy, culture and relations with the U.S. and Europe in this brief primer published by Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
$19.95

Lost and Found in Russia, Lives in the Post-Soviet Landscape

RUS448
Susan Richards
Other Press
2010
320
1590513487
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Richards travels beyond Moscow and St. Petersburg to the mountains and steppes of the Volga and Siberia for this portrait of a society in transition.
$15.95

Nikita Khrushchev and the Creation of a Superpower

RUS454
Sergei N. Khrushchev
Penn State University Press
2001
838
0271021705
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A revealing, personal biography of the former Soviet premier (1958-1964) by his son, a Senior Fellow at Brown's Watson Institute for International Studies.
$51.95

The Crimean War, A History

RUS459
Orlando Figes
Metropolitan Books
2012
608
1250002524
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Figes weaves various untapped accounts -- including a young Tolstoy -- to tell a comprehensive and thrilling history of the world's first industrialized war.
$23.00

Trotsky, Downfall of a Revolutionary

RUS474
Bertrand M. Patenaude
HarperCollins Publishers
2010
360
0060820691
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
In this remarkable biography, Patenaude masterfully interweaves the story of Trotsky’s final years with flashbacks to pivotal episodes in his career.
$15.99

The Case of the General's Thumb

RUS476
George Bird (Translator), Andrei Kurkov
Meliville House Publishing
2012
192
161219060X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
In Kurkov's dark comedy of errors, a police lieutenant and a KGB officer play cat-and-mouse across Europe, Russia and the Ukraine, investigating a famous general's death.
$14.95

Young Stalin

RUS477
Simon Sebag Montefiore
Vintage Books
2008
460
1400096138
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Montefiore examines how Stalin became Stalin in this companion volume to his Stalin: Court of the Red Tsar, this time focusing on the turbulent early years and the formation of a man who would come to represent evil.
$19.00

One Minute to Midnight: Kennedy, Khrushchev, and Castro on the Brink of Nuclear War

CBA217
Michael Dobbs
Vintage Books
2009
426
1400078911
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Dobbs, a Washington Post reporter, tells the harrowing story of the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis with great skill, using new American, Russian, and Cuban sources.
$18.00

The Black Russian

RUS504
Vladimir Alexandrov
Grove Press
2014
336
0802122299
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
The biography of Frederick Bruce Thomas whose life began on a farm in Mississippi and who transformed himself into a wealthy Russian theater owner and restaurateur -- a vivid portrait of American self-invention and tenacity against the backdrop of early-1900s Russia.
$17.00

Picturing Russia, Explorations in Visual Culture

RUS502
Valerie A. Kivelson
Yale University Press
2010
284
0300164211
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
Richly illustrated with over one hundred images culled from all over Russia, this wide-sweeping book explores the various ways Russians have represented themselves visually across the centuries -- from architectural monuments to popular prints.
$40.00

Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking

RUS505
Anya Von Bremzen
Crown
2014
352
0307886824
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
The James Beard Award-winning writer brings her scarlet-blazed socialist past to life as she cooks and eats through every decade of the Soviet experience.
$16.00

Russian Requiem

RUS507
Roland Merullo
Pfp Publishing
2011
438
0983313938
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This political thriller tackles early 1990s Soviet-American relations through a conflict between an American government official in Moscow and a retired Russian boxer in a small mining town, exploring themes of patriotism and morality.
$22.00

Former People, The Final Days of the Russian Aristocracy

RUS506
Douglas Smith
Picador USA
2013
464
1250037794
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Smith tells the dramatic tale of the destruction of two powerful aristocratic families, the Sheremetevs and the Golitsyns, during the Russian Revolution.
$22.00

Essential Russian

RUS508
Living Language
Living Language
2013
0307972097
AUDIO CD
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
A simple, multi-media course which includes a book of 10 lessons, three CDs and access to Living Language’s online Language Lab.
$22.95

The Last Man in Russia, The Struggle to Save a Dying Nation

RUS510
Oliver Bullough
Hachette
2013
284
0465074987
HARD COVER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Bullough follows a lone dissident priest, Father Dmitry Dudko, from the forests of western Russia to the tundra of the north to the bustling streets of Moscow, revealing the challenges that face modern Russia, including population decline, imminent economic collapse and toxic levels of alcohol abuse.
$26.99

Fragile Empire, How Russia Fell In and Out of Love with Vladimir Putin

RUS511
Ben Judah
Yale University Press
2013
379
0300181213
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
Journalist Judah has travelled throughout Russia and the former Soviet republics, conducting extensive interviews with President Vladimir Putin's friends, foes, and colleagues, government officials, business tycoons, mobsters and ordinary Russian citizens. Fragile Empire is the fruit of Judah's thorough research: a probing assessment of Putin's rise to power and what it meant for Russia and her people.
$30.00

Secret Lives of the Tsars, Three Centuries of Autocracy, Debauchery, Betrayal, Murder and Madness from Romanov Russia

RUS512
Michael Farquhar
Random House
2014
368
0812979052
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A scandalous tell-all about Russia’s ruling class. Farquhar skips over the dryer parts of history to deliver the jaw-dropping morsels about Catherine the Great’s affinity for young lovers and Peter the Great’s proclivity for beheading his subjects.
$16.00

Snow in May, Stories

RUS516
Kseniya Melnik
Macmillan
2014
288
1627790071
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
These nine slice-of-life stories follow the interrelated lives of a diverse cast of characters. Each tale is set in a different time, but the place remains the same: Magadan, a small Siberian port town in Russia's far east.
$25.00

Midnight in Siberia, A Journey into the Heart of Russia

RUS518
David Greene
W. W. Norton & Company
2015
336
0393351874
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
In this eye-opening travelogue, the former NPR Moscow bureau chief takes a 6,000-mile ride on the Trans-Siberian Railroad, capturing the soul of contemporary Russia.
$15.95

To the Edge of the World, The Story of the Trans-Siberian Express

SIB76
Christian Wolmar
Hachette
2016
320
1610396367
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Weaving together fascinating personality sketches, vivid travelogue and socio-economics, Christian Wolmar examines the success of the Trans-Siberian Railroad, the vital artery that stretches 6,000 miles across the impressive landscape of the expansive nation.
$17.99

My Hermitage

RUS530
Mikhail B. Piotrovsky
Rizzoli International
2015
432
0847843785
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
Following a popular Russian documentary of the same name, the accessible essays collected here explore the rich history of the landmark and its priceless, world-famous collection.
$50.00

Russian Cuisine, Traditional and Contemporary Home Cooking

RUS556
Maria Depenweiller
Whitecap Books
2015
192
1770502335
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
In her appetizing profile, native Muscovite food writer Maria Depenweiller discusses everything about the traditional Russian table -- Russian table settings, politics, cooking methods, ingredients, tea tradition, mood-setting Russian music and much more.
$29.99

Moscow Map

RUS572
Borch Maps
Borch Maps
2014
1
3866093985
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A detailed, laminated city plan of Moscow at a scale of 1:15,000, with street index inset. Place names are in transliterated English. Two Sides. 20x26 inches.
$9.95

The Empress of Art, Catherine the Great and the Transformation of Russia

RUS573
Susan Jaques
W. W. Norton & Company
2017
480
1681774208
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
In her magisterial biography of Russian czarina Catherine the Great, Susan Jaques shows how the leader modernized Russia through a ravenous acquisition of art -- a visionary idea that put Catherine far ahead of her time.
$16.95

Putin's Kleptocracy, Who Owns Russia?

RUS575
Karen Dawisha
Simon and Schuster Inc.
2015
464
1476795207
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Drawing on extensive new evidence, political scientist Karen Dawisha offers this examination of the real Vladimir Putin, his intentions and how he has held on to power. Most importantly, she discusses the billions looted by his administration and reports on what it plans to do with it.
$18.00

St Petersburg, Shadows of the Past

RUS577
Catriona Kelly
Yale University Press
2016
488
0300219407
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Suited for travelers and academic readers, this cultural overview combines oral history, literature, art, journalism and archival materials to describe what life has been like in the extraordinary, yet elusive, Russian city.
$27.50

The Noise of Time

RUS581
Julian Barnes
Alfred Knopf
2016
224
1101947241
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Dedicated to the Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich, this biographical novel by the Man Booker Prize-winner Julian Barnes covers the career of the great musician.
$25.95

Russia West & Saint Petersburg Map

RUS583
ITMB
ITMB
2016
1
1771296631
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
Printed in full color, this clear, double-sided map depicts St. Petersburg's downtown on one side and a regional map on the other. Scaled at 1:14,000 and 1:3,200,000.
$8.95

Bolshoi Confidential: Secrets of the Russian Ballet from the Rule of the Tsars to Today

RUS584
Simon Morrison
Liverright Publishing
2016
512
0871402963
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
Unveiling the Russian institution’s sordid history from its foundation in 1776 through various rulers and regimes, Morrison highlights the relationship between the Bolshoi Theatre and national politics.
$35.00

The Beginning of Spring

RUS590
Penelope Fitzgerald
Mariner Books
2015
272
0544484118
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
In pre-revolutionary Moscow, an English painter returns home to discover his wife has disappeared and he must find someone to tend to his three children. The solution comes in the form of a young Russian woman who bears her own secrets
$14.95

Russia in Revolution, An Empire in Crisis, 1890 to 1928

RUS595
S. A. Smith
Oxford University Press
2017
448
0198734824
HARD COVER
History
3/26/2017
0
0
0
0
Relying on newly discovered archival documents, this work of scholarship covers the Russian Revolution from its very early beginnings to the end of the 1920s. He provides new, provocative answers to questions that have loomed large in scholarly circles for decades.
$34.95

St. Petersburg, Architecture of the Tsars

RUS152
Dmitri Shvidkovsky, Alexander Orloff (Photographer)
Abbeville Publishing Group
1996
360
0789202174
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
This definitive book presents Baroque masterpieces of Peter the Great, Neoclassic confections of Catherine the Great and Art Nouveau glitter of Nicholas II in splendid color photographs.
$125.00

For Kids

Rechenka's Eggs

RUS327
Patricia Polacco
Penguin Putnam
1996
32
0698113853
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Babushka, an old woman living in Russia, is known for her beautifully painted Ukranian eggs, but when she finds a wounded goose and takes it home to care for it, her simple life gets turned upside down.
$7.99

Tintin In the Land of the Soviets

RUS392
Herge
Little Brown and Company
2007
62
0316003743
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
The first book in The Adventures of Tintin, which like many in the series is a political satire. Sent on assignment to the Soviet Union, Tintin boards a train. . . but after an explosion, Tintin is blamed for the bombing, and he must make his way to the S
$13.99

The Family Romanov, Murder, Rebellion, and the Fall of Imperial Russia

RUS519
Candace Fleming
Random House
2014
304
0375867821
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
Geared toward young adults, Fleming’s nonfiction narrative brings the Russian Revolution to life, its ruling family, peasant class and bloody revolution.
$19.99

The Littlest Matryoshka

RUS534
Kathryn Brown (Illustrator), Corinne Demas Bliss
1999
32
0786801530
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Nina, the smallest of six Russian nesting dolls, is separated from her sisters and must find her way home in this warm picture book for readers ages 4 to 8.
$16.99

I See the Sun in Russia

RUS543
Irina Ossapova (Translator), Judith Inglese (Illustrator), Dedie King
Aa Balkema
2012
40
193587408X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
An illustrated introduction to St. Petersburg seen through the eyes of a young violin player named Anton as he goes about his day.
$12.95

Let's Visit St. Petersburg!

RUS542
Kristine Lucco (Illustrator), Lisa Manzione
Lightning Source
2014
35
1937616533
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Chihuahua siblings Bella and Harry visit St. Petersburg and take in all the sites, including the Hermitage Museum and Catherine Palace, in this fun illustrated and educational book for young readers.
$16.95

Anastasia and Her Sisters

RUS541
Carolyn Meyer
Simon and Schuster Inc.
2015
320
1481403265
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
Favorite YA author Meyer returns with this novel about the Romanovs told from the perspective of the youngest daughter, Anastasia, who reveals that while her life may seem like a fairy tale it is anything but.
$17.99

Anastasia, The Last Grand Duchess, Russia, 1914

RUS540
Carolyn Meyer
Scholastic Inc.
2013
210
0545535786
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Writing in her diary, Anastasia narrates the course of her life, from her glamorous upbringing in the royal palace to her capture and imprisonment by the Bolsheviks during WWI.
$6.99

Favorite Russian Fairy Tales

RUS538
Simon Galkin (Illustrator), Arthur Ransome
Dover Publications
1995
96
0486286320
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Six classic tales from Russian folklore that feature witches and wizards, glamorous princesses and the famous Firebird.
$4.00

Russian Picture Word Book

RUS537
Barbara Steadman (Illustrator), Svetlana Rogers
Dover Publications
2003
32
0486426718
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
An illustrated word book with more than 500 objects labeled in Russian in 15 different scenes -- including home, school and farm. Great for children of all ages.
$3.99

Peter the Great

RUS536
Diane Stanley
HarperCollins
1999
32
068816708X
HARD COVER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
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A full-color biography of Peter the Great, whose curiosity and determination transformed Russia into a major European power. Written for ages 4 to 8.
$17.99

Angel on the Square

RUS535
Gloria Whelan
HarperCollins
2003
293
0064408795
PAPER
Literature
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MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A lady-in-waiting for the household of Tsar Nicholas II, 12-year-old Katya is torn between patriotism and political awareness during the Russian Revolution in this coming-of-age tale.
$9.99

Egg & Spoon

RUS545
Gregory Maguire
Candlewick Press
2014
475
0763672203
HARD COVER
Literature
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YOUNG ADULTS
Written for ages 12 to 17, this young adult fantasy novel has folkloric roots in the story of Baba Yaga, witch of Russian lore, and mixes danger, magic and Russian history.
$17.99

Symphony for the City of the Dead: Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad

RUS570
Matthew Tobin Anderson
Candlewick Press
2015
464
0763668184
HARD COVER
History
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A historical novel for young adults that follows the life of Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich, who lived during the tumultuous Siege of Leningrad and went on to compose the beautiful Leningrad Symphony. Rich with detail and illustrated with period photos.
$25.99