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1. Russia and Eastern Europe, general history texts

Berend, Ivan. Central and Eastern Europe, 1944-1993: Detour from the Periphery to the Periphery. Cambridge University Press, 1996

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Berend, Ivan. Decades of Crisis: Central and Eastern Europe before World War II. University of California Press, 1998

Berdiaev, Nikolai. The Origin of Russian Communism. Ann Arbor Paperbacks, 1960


Chubarov, Alexander. Russia's Bitter Path to Modernity: a History of the Soviet and Post-Soviet Era. Continuum, 2001

Chubarov, Alexander. The Fragile Empire. A History of Imperial Russia. Continuum, 1999
Cohen, Stephen S. Soviet Fates and Lost Alternatives. Columbia University Press, 2009
Danilov, Alexander et al. The History of Russia. The Twentieth Century. The Heron Press, 1996
“From Stalinism to Pluralism. A Documentary history of Eastern Europe Since 1945”. Ed. by Gale Stokes. Oxford University Press, 1996
Lane, David Stuart. The Rise and Fall of State Socialism. Pluto Press, 1997
Lockwood, David. The Destruction of the Soviet Union: A Study in Globalization. New York, Macmillan, 2000
Longworth, Peter. The Making of Eastern Europe. St.Martin’s Press, 1994
Pipes, Richard. Russia under the Old Regime. Penguin Books, 1974
Szamuely, Tibor. The Russian Tradition. Fontana Press, 1988
Rothschild, Joseph and Nancy Wingfield. Return to Diversity. A Political History of East Central Europe Since World War II. Oxford University Press, 2000
Shanin, Theodore. Russia as a “Developing Society”. Yale University Press, 1985

Walicki, Andrzej. A History of Russian Thought From the Enlightenment to Marxism. Stanford University Press, 1979

Wandycz, Piotr. The Price of Freedom. A History of East Central Europe from the Middle Ages to the Present. Routledge, 1993

2. Soviet History and Politics

Laqueur, Walter. The Fate of the Revolution. Interpretations of Soviet History from 1917 to the Present. Collier, 1987

Lewin, Moshe. The Making of the Soviet System. Essays in the Social History of Interwar Russia. Pantheon Books, 1985
Lewin, Moshe. Russia/USSR/Russia. The Drive and Drift of A Superstate. NY: The New Press, 1995
“Lenin, Stalin, Khrushchev: Voices of Bolshevism”. Ed. by Robert McNeal. Prentice Hall, 1963
Nove, Alec. An Economic History of the USSR. Penguin, 1989
Resnick, Stephen and Richard Wolff. Class Theory and History. Capitalism and Communism in the USSR. Routledge, 2002
Roeder, Philip. Red Sunset. The Failure of Soviet Politics. Princeton University Press, 1993

3. The Russian Revolution

Acton, Edward. Rethinking the Russian Revolution. Edward Arnold, 2004

Bonnell, Victoria. The Russian Worker. Life and Labour under the Tsarist Regime. University of California Press, 1983
Cox, Terry. Peasants, Class, and Capitalism. Clarendon Press, 1986
Fitzpatrick, Sheila. The Russian Revolution, 1917-1932. Oxford University Press, 1982
Fitzpatrick, Sheila, Alexander Rabinowitch, and Richard Stites (eds.). Russia in the Era of NEP. Indiana University Press, 1991
Kingston-Mann, Esther. Lenin and the Problem of Marxist Peasant Revolution. Oxford University Press, 1983
Kingston-Mann, Esther and Timothy Mixter (ed.). Peasant Economy, Culture, and Politics of European Russia, 1800-1921. Princeton University Press, 1991
Lincoln, Bruce. Red Victory: A History of the Russian Civil War. Da Capo Press, 1999
Luxemburg, Rosa. The Russian Revolution, and Leninism or Marxism? University of Michigan Press, 1962
Mawdsley, Evan. The Russian Civil War. Birlinn Ltd., 2001

Rabinowitch, Alexander. Prelude to Revolution: the Petrograd Bolsheviks and the July 1917 Uprising. Indiana University Press, 1991

Rabinowitch, Alexander. The Bolsheviks Come to Power. The Revolution of 1917 in Petrograd. W.W. Norton, 2004

Rabinowitch, Alexander. The Bolsheviks in Power: the First Year of Soviet Rule in Petrograd. Indiana University Press, 2007

“A Radical Worker in Tsarist Russia. The Autobiography of S.I.Kanatchikov”, translated and edited by Reginald Zelnik. Stanford University Press, 1986

Read, Christopher. From Tsar to Soviets: the Russian People and Their Revolution, 1917-21. UCL Press, 1996

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Rogger, Hans. Russia in the Age of Modernisation and Revolution: 1881-1917, 11th ed.. Longman Group (1997).
Rosenberg, William G. Bolshevik Visions. First Phase of the Cultural Revolution in Soviet Russia. Parts 1 and 2. University of Michigan Press, 1990
Shanin, Theodore. Russia, 1905-07: Revolution as a Moment of Truth. The Roots of Otherness: Russia's Turn of the Century, Volume 2. Yale University Press, 1985
“The Unknown Lenin: From the Secret Archive (Annals of Communism)”, ed. by Richard Pipes. Yale University Press, 1999
Volkogonov, Dmitri. Lenin. A New Biography. The Free Press, 1994
Volkogonov, Dmitri. Trotsky. The Eternal Revolutionary. The Free Press, 1996

4. Stalinism

Boffa, Giuseppe. The Stalin Phenomenon. Cornell University Press, 1992

Brooks, Jeffrey. Thank You, Comrade Stalin! Soviet Public Culture from Revolution to Cold War. Princeton University Press, 2000
Conquest, Robert. The Great Terror. A Reassessment. Oxford University Press, 1990
Getty, Arch. Origins of the Great Purges. The Soviet Communist Party Reconsidered, 1933-1938. Cambridge University Press, 1988
Gregory, Paul R. (ed.). The Political Economy of Stalinism: Evidence from the Soviet State and Party Archives. Stanford: Hoover Institution Press, 2003

Medvedev, Roy. Let History Judge: The Origins and Consequences of Stalinism. Columbia University Press, 1989

Shearer, David. Industry, State, and Society in Stalin’s Russia, 1926-1934. Cornell University Press, 1996
Stites, Richard (ed.). Culture and Entertainment in Wartime Russia. Indiana University Press, 1995
Trotsky, Leon. The Revolution Betrayed. What Is the Soviet Union and Where Is It Going? Pathfinder Press, 1972
Volkogonov, Dmitri. Stalin: Triumph and Tragedy. L.:Weidenfeld and Nicholson, 1991
Ward, Chris. Stalin’s Russia. 2nd edition. L.: Arnold, 1999

5. Communism and Socialism

Claudin, Fernando. The Communist Movement. From Comintern to Cominform. Penguin Books, 1975

Djilas, Milovan. The New Class. An Analysis of the Communist System. Harvest Books, 1982

Theories of the New Class: intellectuals and power

 By Lawrence P. King, Iván Szelényi

Fried, Albert and Ronald Sanders. Socialist Thought. A Documentary History. Anchor Books, 1964
Haimson, Leopold. The Russian Marxists and the Origins of Bolshevism. Beacon Press, 1966
Hobsbawm, Eric. The Age of Extremes. The Short Twentieth Century: 1914-1991. Pantheon Books, 1994
Lerner, Warren. A History of Socialism and Communism in Modern Times. Theorists, Activists, and Humanists. 2nd Ed. Prentice Hall, 1994
Lange, Oskar. On the Economic Theory of Socialism. McGraw-Hill, 1964
Priestland, David. The Red Flag. A History of Communism. Grove Press, 2009
Silber, Irwin. Socialism: What Went Wrong? An Inquiry into the Theoretical and Historical Sources of the Socialist Crisis. Pluto Press, 1994
Smith, Gordon. Soviet Politics. Struggling with Change. 2nd ed. St.Martin's Press, 1992
Stiglitz, Joseph. Whither Socialism? MIT Press, 1994

Von Laue, Theodor H. Why Lenin? Why Stalin? Why Gorbachev? (3d ed.). HarperCollins, 1993
White, Stephen. Communism and Its Collapse. Routledge, 2001

Yakovlev, Alexander. The Fate of Marxism in Russia. Yale University Press, 1993

6. How the System Worked

Amalrik, Andrei. Will the Soviet Union Survive Until 1984? Harper and Row, 1970

Arbatov, Georgi. The System. An Insider's Life in Soviet Politics. Random House, 1992
Colton, Timothy and Gustafson, Thane. Soldiers and the Soviet State. Civil-Military Relations from Brezhnev to Gorbachev. Princeton University Press, 1990
Cook, Linda. The Soviet Social Contract and Why It Failed. Harvard University Press, 1993
Feschbach, Murray and Friendly, Alfred. Ecocide in the USSR. Basic Books, 1992
Gzovski, Vladimir. Church and State Behind the Iron Curtain: Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Poland and Romania. Greenwood Press, 1973
Nettl, J.P. The Soviet Achievement. Thames and Hudson, 1973
Millar, James R.(ed.). Politics, Work, and Daily Life in the USSR: A Survey of Former Soviet Citizens. Cambridge University Press, 1987
Mitchell, Judson. Getting to the Top in the USSR. Hoover Institution Press, 1990
Ramet, Pedro. Catholicism and Politics in Communist Societies. Duke University Press, 1990
Scanlan, James (ed.) Technology, Culture, and Development. The Experience of the Soviet Model. M.E.Sharpe, 1992
Shelley, Louise. Policing Soviet Society: The Evolution of State Control. Routledge, 1996
Simis, Konstantin. USSR: The Corrupt Society. Simon and Schuster, 1982
Solzhenitsyn, Alexander. The GULAG Archipelago, 1918-1956. Harper and Row, 1974
Szymanski, Albert. Is the Red Flag Flying? The Political Economy of the Soviet Union Today. Zed Press, 1979
Tucker, Robert C. Political Culture and Leadership in Soviet Russia. From Lenin to Gorbachev. Norton, 1987
Tumarkin, Nina. Lenin Lives! The Lenin Cult in Soviet Russia. Harvard University Press, 1983
Voslensky, Mikhail. Nomenklatura. The Soviet Ruling Class. Doubleday, 1984
Zaslavsky, Victor. The Neo-Stalinist State. Class, Ethnicity and Consensus in Soviet Society. M.E.Sharpe, 1994
Zemtsov, Ilya. The Private Life of the Soviet Elite. Crane, Russak and Co., 1985

7. Nations and Nationalism

Carrere d'Encausse, Helene. The End of the Soviet Empire. The Triumph of Nations. Basic Books, 1993

Carter, Stephen. Russian Nationalism: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow. St.Martin's Press, 1990
De Tunguy, Anne (ed.). The Fall of the Sovist Empire. Columbia U.Press, 1997
Glenny, Misha. The Fall of Yugoslavia. The Third Balkan War. Penguin Books, 1993
Khazanov, Anatoly. After the USSR. Ethnicity, Nationalism, and Politics in the Commonwealth of Independent States. The University of Wisconsin Press, 1997
Laqueur, Walter. Black Hundred. The Rise of the Extreme Right in Russia. HarperCollins, 1993
Martin, Terry. The Affirmative Action Empire: Nations and Nationalism in the Soviet Union, 1923-1939. Cornell U. Press, 2001

McDaniel, Timothy. The Agony of the Russian Idea. Princeton University Press, 1996
“The Nationalities Factor in Soviet Politics and Society”. Ed. by Lubomyr Hajda and Mark Beissinger. Westview Press, 1990
“The Soviet Nationality Reader: The Disintegration in Context”. Ed. by R.Denber. Westview Press, 1992
Suny, Ronald. The Revenge of the Past. Nationalism, Revolution, and the Collapse of the Soviet Union. Stanford University Press, 1993

Suny, Ronald and Terry Martin. A State of Nations: Empire and Nation-making in the Age of Lenin and Stalin. Oxford University Press, 2001


8. Reforms and Collapse

Aslund, Anders. Gorbachev's Struggle for Economic Reform. Cornell University Press, 1991.

Boldin, Valery. Ten Years That Shook the World. The Gorbachev Era as Witnessed by His Chief of Staff. Basic Books, 1994
“The Breakup of the Soviet Union: Opposing Viewpoints”. Greenhaven Press, 1994
Crnobrnja, Mihailo. The Yugoslav Drama. McGill-Queens University Press, 1996
Crouch, Martin. Revolution and Evolution: Gorbachev and Soviet Politics. Simon and Schuster, 1989
Dahrendorf, Ralf. Reflections on the Revolution in Europe. Times Books, 1990
Dallin, Alexander and Gail Lapidus (ed.). The Soviet System: From Crisis to Collapse. Westview Press, 1995
Daniels, Robert V. Gorbachev and the End of the Communist Revolution. Routledge, 1993
Dunlop, John B. The Rise of Russia and the Fall of the Soviet Empire. Princeton University Press, 1993
Fowkes, Ben. The Disintegration of the Soviet Union. St.Martin’s Press, 1997
Goldman, Marshall. What Went Wrong with Perestroika? Norton, 1992
Gorbachev, Mikhail. Memoirs. Doubleday, 1996
Gorbachev, Mikhail. Perestroika. New Thinking for Our Country and the World. NY: Harper and Row, 1987
Gorbachev, Mikhail, and Zdenek Mlynar. Conversations with Gorbachev: on Perestroika, the Prague Spring, and the Crossroads of Socialism. Columbia University Press, 2002
Hewett, Ed. Reforming the Soviet Economy. Equality Versus Efficiency. Brookings Institution Press, 1988
Hixson, Walter. Witness to Disintegration. Provincial Life in the Last Year of the USSR. University Press of New England, 1993
Hosking, Geoffrey. The Awakening of the Soviet Union. L.: Heinemann, 1991
Hosking, Geoffrey, Aves, Jonathan, and Duncan, Peter. The Road to Post-Communism. Independent Political Movements in the Soviet Union, 1985-1991. L.:Pinter, 1992
Hough, Jerry F. Democratization and Revolution in the USSR. 1985-1991. Brookings Institution Press, 1997
Jowitt, Kenneth. New World Disorder: The Leninist Extinction. University of California Press, 1992
Kotkin, Stephen. Armageddon Averted. The Soviet Collapse, 1970-2000. Oxford University Press, 2001
Ligachev, Yegor. Inside Gorbachev's Kremlin. Pantheon Books, 1993
Miller, John. Mikhail Gorbachev and the End of Soviet Power. St.Martin's Press, 1993
Moskoff, William. Hard Times: Impoverishment and Protest in the Perestroika Years. The Soviet Union 1985-1991. M.E.Sharpe, 1993
Nielsen, Niels. Revolutions in Eastern Europe: The Religious Roots. Orbis Books, 1991
Nolan, Peter. China's Rise, Russia's Fall. Politics, Economics and Planning in the Transition from Socialism. St.Martin's Press, 1995
Oberdorfer, Don. The Turn. From the Cold War to a New Era. NY, 1993
Read, Piers Paul. Ablaze. The Story of Chernobyl. Mandarin, 1994
“Rethinking the Soviet Collapse. Sovietology, the Death of Communism, and the New Russia”. Ed. By Michael Cox. Wellington House, 1998
Sharlet, Robert. Soviet Constitutional Crisis. From De-Stalinization to Disintegration. M.E.Sharpe, 1992
Strayer, Robert. Why Did the Soviet Union Collapse? M.E. Sharpe, 1998
Tarasulo, Isaac (ed.). Perils of Perestroika. Viewpoints from the Soviet Press. Wilmington: Scholarly Resources, 1992
“The Collapse of Communism”. By the Correspondents of the New York Times. Times Books, 1990
Ticktin, Hillel. Origins of the Crisis in the USSR. Essays on the Political Economy of a Disintegrating System. M.E.Sharpe, 1992
Ulam, Adam. The Communists
White, Stephen. After Gorbachev. Cambridge University Press, 1993
Yanov, Alexander. The Russian Challenge and the Year 2000. Basil Blackwell, 1987
Yegorov, Vladimir. Out of A Dead End Into the Unknown. Notes on Gorbachev's Perestroika. Chi.: Edition Q, Inc., 1993
Zaslavskaya, Tatyana. The Second Socialist Revolution. An Alternative Soviet Strategy. L.:Tauris, 1990

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