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ST. PETERSBURG. Buy these 5 items as a set for $101 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

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

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

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

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

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

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

DK Eyewitness Top Ten St. Petersburg

RUS499
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2014
128
1465410139
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A compact illustrated guide in the popular series, featuring favorite attractions. With a handy pull-out map.
$14.00

Literary St. Petersburg, A Guide to the City and Its Writers

RUS406
Elaine Blaire
Little Bookroom
2007
137
1892145375
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Blaire shows St. Petersburg through the words, museums and haunts of 15 writers, including Pushkin, Gogol, Tolstoy, Dostoevsky and Nabokov.
$16.95

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

How Russia Shaped the Modern World: From Art to Anti-Semitism, Ballet to Bolshevism

RUS245
Steven G. Marks
Princeton University Press
2004
408
0691118450
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This wide-ranging book focuses on Russian contributions to art, literature, politics and ideas of 19th- and 20th-century Europe and America.
$38.95

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

Pavlovsk, The Life of a Russian Palace

RUS154
Suzanne Massie
Heart Tree Press
1990
393
0964418401
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A biography of the palace spanning from 18th-century Tsarist Russia to the present, covering its roles as a public park and Nazi military headquarters and restoration efforts. It's well-told by Massie, who also wrote Land of the Firebird (RUS21).
$28.00

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

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

Russia of the Tsars

RUS462
Peter Waldron
Thames & Hudson
2011
144
0500289298
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Waldron recounts the exploits of Peter the Great, the tsars and the splendor of their capital city, St. Petersburg, in this lively, well-illustrated and compact overview of the largest and most diverse empire of its day.
$24.95

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

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

St. Petersburg: Madness, Murder, and Art on the Banks of the Neva

RUS600
Jonathan Miles
Pegasus
2018
560
1681776766
HARD COVER
History
3/6/2018 12:00:00 AM
0
0
0
0
A window to Europe and the enlightenment, a hotbed of war and revolution, the crucible for Stalin’s power-hungry brutality, St. Petersburg is one of the world’s most dramatic cities. This is an epic tale of murder, massacre and madness played out against
$29.95

The 900 Days, The Siege of Leningrad

RUS235
Harrison Salisbury
Da Capo Press
2003
640
0306812983
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Salisbury's detailed account of the three-year-long Nazi blockade of Leningrad (now St Petersburg).
$27.00

The Most Intentional City, St. Petersburg in the Reign of Catherine the Great

RUS401
George E. Munro
National Book Network
2012
372
1611475848
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Munro, professor of history and popular study leader, traces the transformation of St. Petersburg from the city as planned by Peter the Great to a thriving European metropolis.
$43.99

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

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

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

The Hermitage Collections

RUS471
Olegs Yakovlevichs Neverov
Rizzoli International
2010
640
0847835030
BOXED
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
This sumptous visual survey celebrates the museum, its history and collections.
$95.00

The Summer Palaces of the Romanovs

RUS489
Emman Ducamp (Editor)
Thames & Hudson
2012
360
0500516472
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
Gloriously photographed by Marc Walter, this sumptuous book showcases the art, architecture, gardens, palaces and pavilions of the grand summer retreat of the Tsars.
$100.00

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

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

Rasputin, The Saint Who Sinned

RUS198
Brian Moynahan
Da Capo Press
2000
400
0306809303
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A juicy biography of the notorious Russian.
$17.95

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

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

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

A Traveller's Companion to St. Petersburg

RUS214
Laurence Kelly (Editor)
Interlink Publishing Group
2003
285
1566564921
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
This illuminating selection of readings, enhanced by maps and engravings, covers the city from its founding to the fall of the Tsars. Includes chapters on early days, palaces and museums, politics, and iconic places throughout the city.
$16.95

City of Thieves

RUS380
David Benioff
Plume
2009
272
0452295297
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
David Benioff (screenwriter for "The Kite Runner" and "Wolverine") turns his grandfather's stories of surviving the infamous Siege of Leningrad into a wise and touching coming of age novel that's hard to put down. Seventeen-year-old Lev and his charismatic buddy Koly are sent out by their German captors to bring back a dozen eggs, just the start of a gripping odyssey.
$16.00

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

Enchantments

RUS478
Kathryn Harrison
Random House
2013
329
0812973771
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Harrison sets her enthralling novel in St. Petersburg in 1917 as the Romanov's topple, telling her tale from the point of view of Rasputin's daughters.
$15.00

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

The Madonnas of Leningrad

RUS360
Debra Dean
HarperCollins Publishers
2007
231
0060825316
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Dean effortlessly interweaves two epochs of a woman's life -- Marina's wartime experiences as a young guide at the Hermitage during the Siege of Leningrad and her life as an 82-year-old Seattle resident struggling with Alzheimer's. A remarkable debut novel.
$14.99

The Master of Petersburg

RUS200
J.M. Coetzee
Penguin Putnam
1995
250
0140238107
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Dostoyevski becomes a literary character in Coetzee's novel of 19th-century Russia, where he is ensnared in a mystery that illuminates the underworld of pre-revolutionary St. Petersburg.
$16.00

For Kids

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
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
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
0
0
0
0
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

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
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
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

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Catherine the Great

RUS10
Henri Troyat
Penguin Putnam
1994
377
0452011205
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
One of the world's best biographers paints an unforgettable portrait of Catherine, the monarch of Russia's Enlightenment.
$20.00

The Romanovs, The Final Chapter

RUS14
Robert Massie
Ballantine Books
1995
308
0345406400
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Written like a good detective story, this riveting scientific thriller examines the evidence and international dispute linking the skeletons exhumed in 1991 in Siberia with the last of the Romanovs killed in the early period of the Russian Revolution.
$18.00

Nicholas and Alexandra

RUS69
Robert Massie
Ballantine Books
2000
613
0345438310
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This entertaining and well-researched history traces the royal relationship and explores how a disease determined the destiny of rulers, the disintegration of the empire and the course of Russian history.
$20.00

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

A Traveller's History of Russia

RUS47
Peter Neville
Interlink Publishing Group
2011
336
1566566452
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An impressively compact, lively survey of Russian history from the coming of the Slavs to the collapse of the Soviet Union.
$14.95

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

Petersburg

RUS134
David McDuff (Translator), Andrei Bely
Penguin
2011
624
0141191740
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Considered Bely's masterpiece, this work of fiction, published in 1913 in Russia, is about a young man in St. Petersburg who is asked by his revolutionary cell to murder a prominent member of the government . . . his father.
$18.00

Food in Russian History and Culture

RUS143
Joyce Toomre (Editor), Musya Glants (Editor)
University of Indiana Press
1997
0253211069
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
Food is history in this compendium of essays by cultural historians.
$34.95

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

A Century of Ambivalence, The Jews of Russia and the Soviet Union, 1881 to the Present

RUS172
Zvi Y. Gitelman
University of Indiana Press
2001
321
0253214181
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A strikingly illustrated history of Jewish life in Russia, featuring 200 black-and-white photographs from YIVO Institute for Jewish Research and three maps.
$24.95

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

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

Rough Guide St. Petersburg

RUS372
Dan Richardson
Rough Guides
2008
534
1858280621
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
An extensive guide to St. Petersburg in the hip, literate and very informative Rough Guide style. It's divided cleanly between practical information and illuminating background on culture and history.
$18.99

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

Wallpaper City Guide St. Petersburg

RUS529
Wallpaper City Guides
Phaidon Press
2016
128
0714872717
PAPER
Guidebook
11/5/2011
0
0
0
0
A stylish, thin (it fits in your back pocket) city guide compiled by the design magazine Wallpaper's local reporters. Well-organized, with chapter tabs, many photographs and of-the-moment recommendations.
$11.95

St Petersburg Crumpled City Map

RUS547
Palomar
Crumpled City Maps
2012
1
8897487211
MAP
Reference
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Crumpled City maps are soft, yet hard-wearing, waterproof and meant to be creased and crumpled. You can place the area that you're interested in on the palm of your hand to spot street names then just screw it up, stuff it back into its case or your pocket.
$16.95

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

RUS550
Peter Pomerantzev
Hachette
2015
256
1610396006
PAPER
History
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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

The New Tsar, The Rise and Reign of Vladimir Putin

RUS567
Steven Lee Myers
Vintage Books
2016
592
0345802799
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
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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 House of the Dead: Siberian Exile Under the Tsars

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Daniel Beer
Alfred Knopf
2017
496
0307958906
HARD COVER
History
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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

St. Petersburg, Architecture of the Tsars

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Dmitri Shvidkovsky, Alexander Orloff (Photographer)
Abbeville Publishing Group
1996
360
0789202174
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
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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