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Never Alone

by Natan Sharansky & Gil Troy Public Affairs (September 01, 2020)

The epic life story of the man who embodied the single-minded fight for personal freedom over a tyrannous enemy; who spent nine years as a political prisoner, nine years as Israeli leader, nine years meeting...


Chernobyl

by Serhii Plokhy & Ralph Lister Hachette Book Group (May 15, 2018)

From a preeminent historian of Eastern Europe, the definitive history of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster

On the morning of April 26, 1986, Europe witnessed the worst nuclear disaster in history: the explosion...


The Gulag Archipelago Volume 1

by Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn & Frederick Davidson Caedmon (October 13, 2020)

?BEST NONFICTION BOOK OF THE 20TH CENTURY.? ?Time

Volume 1 of the gripping epic masterpiece, Solzhenitsyn's chilling report of his arrest and interrogation, which exposed to the world the vast bureaucracy of...


The Gulag Archipelago Volume 2

by Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn & Frederick Davidson Caedmon (October 13, 2020)

?BEST NONFICTION BOOK OF THE 20TH CENTURY.? ?Time

Volume 2 of the Nobel Prize-winner?s towering masterpiece: the story of Solzhenitsyn's entrance into the Soviet prison camps, where he would remain for nearly...


The Gulag Archipelago Volume 3

by Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn & Frederick Davidson Caedmon (October 13, 2020)

?BEST NONFICTION BOOK OF THE 20TH CENTURY.? ?Time

Volume 3 of the Nobel Prize winner?s towering masterpiece: Solzhenitsyn's moving account of resistance within the Soviet labor camps and his own release after...


The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956

by Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn & Ignat Solzhenitsyn Caedmon (October 13, 2020)

?BEST NONFICTION BOOK OF THE 20TH CENTURY.? ?Time

?It is impossible to name a book that had a greater effect on the political and moral consciousness of the late twentieth century.? ?David Remnick, The New...


Stalin's Daughter

by Rosemary Sullivan & Karen Cass HarperAudio (June 02, 2015)

Winner of the Plutarch Award for Best Biography

PEN Literary Award Finalist

National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist

New York Times Notable Book

Washington Post Notable Book

Boston Globe Best Book of the Year

The...


The Wild Blue

by Stephen E. Ambrose & Jeffrey DeMunn Simon & Schuster Audio (August 01, 2001)

Stephen E. Ambrose, acclaimed author of Band of Brothers and Undaunted Courage, carries us along in the crowded and dangerous B-24s as their crews fought to destroy the German war machine during World War II....


Death of a Dissident

by Alex Goldfarb, Marina Litvinenko & Dennis Boutsikaris Simon & Schuster Audio (June 12, 2007)

The story that the Kremlin does not want you to hear.

The assassination of former Russian intelligence officer Alexander "Sasha" Litvinenko in November 2006 -- poisoned by the rare radioactive element polonium...


Putin's Kleptocracy

by Karen Dawisha & Robert Petkoff Simon & Schuster Audio (September 30, 2014)

The raging question in the world today is who is the real Vladimir Putin and what are his intentions. Karen Dawisha's brilliant Putin's Kleptocracy provides an answer, describing how Putin got to power, the...


Once Upon a Time in Russia

by Ben Mezrich & Jeremy Bobb Simon & Schuster Audio (June 02, 2015)

The New York Times bestselling author of Bringing Down the House and The Accidental Billionaires tells his most incredible story yet: A true drama of obscene wealth, crime, rivalry, and betrayal from deep inside...


True Believer

by Kati Marton & Amanda Carlin Simon & Schuster Audio (September 06, 2016)

"Kati Marton's True Believer is a true story of intrigue, treachery, murder, torture, fascism, and an unshakable faith in the ideals of Communism....A fresh take on espionage activities from a critical period...


Midnight in Chernobyl

by Adam Higginbotham & Jacques Roy Simon & Schuster Audio (February 12, 2019)

One of AudioFile’s Best Audiobooks of 2019!

A New York Times Best Book of the Year

A Time Best Book of the Year

A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book of the Year

2020 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence Winner...


The Zookeepers' War

by J.W. Mohnhaupt, Jacques Roy & Shelley Frisch Simon & Schuster Audio (November 12, 2019)

The unbelievable true story of the Cold War’s strangest proxy war, fought between the zoos on either side of the Berlin Wall.

“The liveliness of Mohnhaupt’s storytelling and the wonderful eccentricity of...


The Last Days of Stalin

by Joshua Rubenstein & Arthur Morey Blackstone Publishing (May 10, 2016)

A scholarly, absorbing narrative of Stalin's last days and the turbulent wake of his dictatorship.

Joshua Rubenstein's riveting account takes us back to the second half of 1952, when no one could foresee an end...


Coming Out of the Ice

by Victor Herman & Christopher Hurt Blackstone Publishing (April 02, 2009)

In 1931, a young American named Victor Herman accompanied his parents to the Soviet Union, where his father was to set up a Ford Motor Company plant. In 1938, he was inexplicably thrown into a Soviet prison....


The Interloper

by Peter Savodnik, Stefan Rudnicki & Claire Bloom Blackstone Publishing (October 08, 2013)

Lee Harvey Oswald'sassassination of President Kennedy in 1963 remains one of the most horrifyingand hotly debated crimes in American history. Just as perplexing as theassassination is the assassin himself; the...


A Backpack, a Bear, and Eight Crates of Vodka

by Lev Golinkin & Daniel Gamburg Blackstone Publishing (November 04, 2014)

A compelling story of two intertwined journeys: a Jewishrefugee family fleeing persecution and a young man seeking to reclaim a shatteredpast

In the twilight of the Cold War, nine-year-old Lev Golinkinand his...


The Black Russian

by Vladimir Alexandrov & Peter Marinker Blackstone Publishing (August 15, 2013)

The Black Russian is the incredible story of Frederick BruceThomas, born in 1872 to former slaves who became prosperous farmers inMississippi. A rich white planter's attempt to steal their land forced them toflee...


Russia and the Soviet Union

by Ralph Raico, Peter Hackes, Wendy McElroy & Pat Childs Knowledge Products (February 24, 2006)

Recent events have made it clear that the Soviet Union is not a monolith; it’s a collection of nationalities, many with serious objection to union. The demise of communism holds great promise and great danger...


Michael and Natasha

by Rosemary Crawford, Donald Crawford & Wanda McCaddon Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2007)

He was Grand Duke Michael, handsome brother of Tsar Nicholas II. She was the beautiful twice-divorced daughter of a Moscow lawyer. Everything was wrong…yet for Michael, it was love at first sight—an obsession...


October Fury

by Peter A. Huchthausen & Grover Gardner Blackstone Publishing (September 02, 2014)

Drama on the high seas as the world holds its breath

It was the most spectacular display of brinkmanshipin the Cold War era. In October 1962, President Kennedy risked inciting anuclear war to prevent the Soviet...


K Blows Top

by Peter Carlson & Malcolm Hillgartner Blackstone Publishing (June 02, 2009)

Khrushchev’s 1959 trip across America was one of the strangest exercises in international diplomacy ever conducted—“a surreal extravaganza,” as one historian called it. Khrushchev told jokes, threw tantrums,...


Stalin

by Robert Conquest & Frederick Davidson Blackstone Publishing (November 03, 2008)

Of all the despots of our time, Joseph Stalin lasted the longest and wielded the greatest power, and his secrets have been the most jealously guarded--even after his death.

In this book, the first to draw from...


Young Stalin

by Simon Sebag Montefiore & James Adams Blackstone Publishing (October 16, 2007)

Young Stalin tells the story of an exceptional, charismatic, darkly turbulent young man born into obscurity, fancying himself a poet and a priest, and finally embracing revolutionary idealism as his Messianic...


Chechen Jihad

by Yossef Bodansky & James Adams Blackstone Publishing (December 01, 2007)

If you think the next terrorist attacks are coming from the Middle East, think again. One of the world’s most respected experts on radical Islamism returns to alert Americans to the future course of Islamist...


All Hands Down

by Kenneth Sewell, Jerome Preisler & Malcolm Hillgartner Blackstone Publishing (June 01, 2008)

Forty years ago, in May 1968, the submarine USS Scorpion sank under mysterious circumstances, with a loss of ninety-nine lives. The tragedy occurred during the height of the Cold War between the United States...