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Collapse Of An Empire

"My goal is to show the reader that the Soviet political and economic system was unstable by its very nature. It was just a question of when and how it would collapse...." —From the Introduction to

ISBN10 : 9780815731153 , ISBN13 : 0815731159

Page Number : 332


It is not so easy to take the long view of socioeconomic history when you are participating in a revolution. For that reason, Russian economist Yegor Gaidar put aside an early version of this work to

ISBN10 : 0262304384 , ISBN13 : 9780262304382

Page Number : 568


Focusing on the Tsarist and Soviet empires of Russia, Lieven reveals the nature and meaning of all empires throughout history. He examines factors that mold the shape of the empires, including geograp

ISBN10 : 9780300097269 , ISBN13 : 0300097263

Page Number : 486

Retroactive Justice

The book offers a vast panorama of Communism from the perspective of its collapse, and inspects the world beyond the fall in the distorting mirror of its imagined prehistory—providing in the process

ISBN10 : 9780804736442 , ISBN13 : 0804736448

Page Number : 340

The Readers Of Novyi Mir

In the “Thaw” following Stalin’s death, probing conversations about the nation’s violent past took place in the literary journal Novyi mir (New World). Readers’ letters reveal that discussio

ISBN10 : 0674075064 , ISBN13 : 9780674075061

Page Number : 452


From the author of Guns, Germs and Steel, Jared Diamond's Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Survive is a visionary study of the mysterious downfall of past civilizations. Now in a revised edit

ISBN10 : 0141976969 , ISBN13 : 9780141976969

Page Number : 608

The Ghost Of Freedom

The Caucasus mountains rise at the intersection of Europe, Russia, and the Middle East. A land of astonishing natural beauty and a dizzying array of ancient cultures, the Caucasus for most of the twen

ISBN10 : 9780198039549 , ISBN13 : 0198039549

Page Number : 320

After Tamerlane

Tamerlane, the Ottomans, the Mughals, the Manchus, the British, the Japanese, the Nazis, and the Soviets: All built empires meant to last forever; all were to fail. But, as John Darwin shows in this m

ISBN10 : 9781596917606 , ISBN13 : 1596917601

Page Number : 592