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Adam Mickiewicz
The Life of a Romantic
Roman Koropeckyj
Adam Mickiewicz (1798–1855), Poland's national poet, was one of the extraordinary personalities of the age. In chronicling the events of his life—his travels, numerous loves, a troubled marriage, years spent as a member of a heterodox religious sect...



Renovating Russia
The Human Sciences and the Fate of Liberal Modernity, 1880–1930
Daniel Beer
A richly comparative investigation of late Imperial and early Soviet medico-scientific theories of moral and social disorder.



The Many Lives of Khrushchev's Thaw
Experience and Memory in Moscow's Arbat
Stephen V. Bittner
Bittner explores how the neighborhood changed during the period of ideological relaxation under Khrushchev that came to be known as the thaw.



Cars for Comrades
The Life of the Soviet Automobile
Lewis H. Siegelbaum
Deeply researched and engagingly told, this masterful and entertaining biography of the Soviet automobile provides a new perspective on one of the twentieth century's most iconic—and important—technologies and a novel approach to understanding the USSR.



Kidnapped Souls
National Indifference and the Battle for Children in the Bohemian Lands, 1900–1948
Tara Zahra
Zahra shows how nationalists in the Bohemian Lands worked to forge political cultures in which children belonged more rightfully to the national collective than to their parents.



Overkill
Sex and Violence in Contemporary Russian Popular Culture
Eliot Borenstein
Borenstein argues that the popular cultural products consumed in the post-perestroika era were more than just diversions; they allowed Russians to indulge their despair over economic woes and everyday threats.



Banking on Small Business
Microfinance in Contemporary Russia
Gail Buyske
Buyske analyzes three themes in economic development: the global growth of microfinance, banking sector development, and Russian entrepreneurship.



Elusive Russia
Current Developments in Russian State Identity and Institutional Reform under President Putin
Since President Vladimir Putin came to power in Russia in 1999, the country's domestic political process has undergone continuous change; it remains unclear if Russia is on the road toward democracy, diverting from this path, or heading in the...



The Conquest of a Continent
Siberia and the Russians
Bruce Lincoln
"In The Conquest of a Continent, the historian W. Bruce Lincoln details Siberia's role in Russian history, one remarkably similar to that of the frontier in the development of the United States. . . . It is a big, panoramic book, in keeping with the...



Preying on the State
The Transformation of Bulgaria after 1989
Venelin I. Ganev
Ganev explores in fine-grained detail the weakening of the central state in post-Soviet Eastern Europe.



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