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Diaries 1924–1933
Prodigal Son
Sergey Prokofiev
The third and final volume of Prokofiev's Diaries covers the years 1924 to 1933, when he was living in Paris.



Murder Most Russian
True Crime and Punishment in Late Imperial Russia
Louise McReynolds
Looking to the trials of infamous murderers in late imperial Russia to reveal its cultural values, social norms, and political expectations.



Heart-Pine Russia
Walking and Writing the Nineteenth-Century Forest
Jane T. Costlow
Costlow explores the central place the forest came to hold in a century of intense seeking for articulations of national and spiritual identity.



Tolstoy On War
Narrative Art and Historical Truth in "War and Peace"
This book brings together a distinguished group of scholars in essays that focus on the wartime sections of War and Peace. Approaching the novel from different disciplines, they wrestle with the book's great themes.



Cultivating the Masses
Modern State Practices and Soviet Socialism, 1914–1939
David L. Hoffmann
Hoffmann examines the Soviet government's implementation of sweeping social welfare and public health measures to safeguard people's well-being and literacy campaigns, political education, and efforts to instill in people an appreciation of high...



Bitter Choices
Loyalty and Betrayal in the Russian Conquest of the North Caucasus
Michael Khodarkovsky
Michael Khodarkovsky's book tells the story of Semen Atarshchikov, a single man with multiple allegiances, and provides a concise and compelling history of the mountainous region between the Black and Caspian...



Terror and Greatness
Ivan and Peter as Russian Myths
Kevin M. F. Platt
Exploring historical and cultural representations of the two Russian rulers as they shaped and reflected political shifts.



Moscow Prime Time
How the Soviet Union Built the Media Empire that Lost the Cultural Cold War
Kristin Roth-Ey
A portrait of the Soviet mass media from the end of World War II through the 1970s.



Russia on the Edge
Imagined Geographies and Post-Soviet Identity
Edith W. Clowes
Through real and imagined geographies, examining post-Soviet debates about what it means to be Russian today.



Breaking the Ties That Bound
The Politics of Marital Strife in Late Imperial Russia
Barbara Alpern Engel
New perspectives on marital relations, domesticity, and intimate life in imperial Russia.



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