Reviews

Author: 
Ned Richardson-Little
Reviewer: 
Samantha Clarke

Clarke on Richardson-Little, 'The Human Rights Dictatorship: Socialism, Global Solidarity and Revolution in East Germany'

Ned Richardson-Little. The Human Rights Dictatorship: Socialism, Global Solidarity and Revolution in East Germany. Human Rights in History Series. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020. 284 pp. $24.00 (e-book), ISBN 978-1-108-56003-0; $29.99 (paper), ISBN 978-1-108-44078-3; $99.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-108-42467-7.

Reviewed by Samantha Clarke (McMaster University) Published on H-Russia (January, 2021) Commissioned by Oleksa Drachewych (Western University)

Author: 
Elizabeth White
Reviewer: 
Julie deGraffenried

deGraffenried on White, 'A Modern History of Russian Childhood: From the Late Imperial Period to the Collapse of the Soviet Union'

Elizabeth White. A Modern History of Russian Childhood: From the Late Imperial Period to the Collapse of the Soviet Union. The Bloomsbury History of Modern Russia Series. London: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2020. Illustrations. 224 pp. $26.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4742-4021-5; $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4742-4022-2.

Reviewed by Julie deGraffenried (Baylor University) Published on H-Russia (January, 2021) Commissioned by Eva M. Stolberg (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany)

Author: 
Isabel Story
Reviewer: 
Clare Ibarra

Ibarra on Story, 'Soviet Influence on Cuban Culture, 1961-1987: When the Soviets Came to Stay'

Isabel Story. Soviet Influence on Cuban Culture, 1961-1987: When the Soviets Came to Stay. Lanham: Lexington Books, 2019. xiii + 231 pp. $95.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4985-8011-3

Reviewed by Clare Ibarra (University of California, Berkeley) Published on H-Russia (November, 2020) Commissioned by Eva M. Stolberg (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany)

Author: 
David M. Crowe, ed.
Reviewer: 
Andreas Hilger

Hilger on Crowe, 'Stalin's Soviet Justice: "Show" Trials, War Crimes Trials, and Nuremberg'

David M. Crowe, ed. Stalin's Soviet Justice: "Show" Trials, War Crimes Trials, and Nuremberg. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2019. 256 pp. $114.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-350-08334-9.

Reviewed by Andreas Hilger (German Historical Institute, Moscow) Published on H-Russia (October, 2020) Commissioned by Eva M. Stolberg (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany)

Author: 
Bettina Renz
Reviewer: 
Brian D. Taylor

Taylor on Renz, 'Russia's Military Revival'

Bettina Renz. Russia's Military Revival. Cambridge: Polity Press, 2018. vii + 249 pp. $22.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-5095-1615-5; $69.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-5095-1614-8. 

Reviewed by Brian D. Taylor (Department of Political Science; Syracuse University) Published on H-Russia (October, 2020) Commissioned by Eva M. Stolberg (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany)

Author: 
Rachel Applebaum
Reviewer: 
Victor Petrov

Petrov on Applebaum, 'Empire of Friends: Soviet Power and Socialist Internationalism in Cold War Czechoslovakia'

Rachel Applebaum. Empire of Friends: Soviet Power and Socialist Internationalism in Cold War Czechoslovakia. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2019. 294 pp. Ill. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-5017-3557-8.

Reviewed by Victor Petrov (University of Tennessee, Knoxville) Published on H-Russia (September, 2020) Commissioned by Oleksa Drachewych (Western University)

Author: 
Johannes D. Enstad
Reviewer: 
Maris Rowe-McCulloch

Rowe-McCulloch on Enstad, 'Soviet Russians under Nazi Occupation: Fragile Loyalties in World War II'

Johannes D. Enstad. Soviet Russians under Nazi Occupation: Fragile Loyalties in World War II. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018. 272 pp. $99.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-108-42126-3; $32.99 (paper), ISBN 978-1-108-43166-8. 

Reviewed by Maris Rowe-McCulloch (University of Regina) Published on H-Russia (July, 2020) Commissioned by Oleksa Drachewych (Western University)

Author: 
Jeff Sahadeo
Reviewer: 
Meredith L. Roman

Roman on Sahadeo, 'Voices from the Soviet Edge: Southern Migrants in Leningrad and Moscow'

Jeff Sahadeo. Voices from the Soviet Edge: Southern Migrants in Leningrad and Moscow. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2019. 288 pp. $42.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-5017-3820-3

Reviewed by Meredith L. Roman (The College at Brockport (SUNY)) Published on H-Russia (April, 2020) Commissioned by Eva M. Stolberg (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany)

Author: 
Matthew P. Romaniello
Reviewer: 
Mikhail Belan

Belan on Romaniello, 'Enterprising Empires: Russia and Britain in Eighteenth-Century Eurasia'

Matthew P. Romaniello. Enterprising Empires: Russia and Britain in Eighteenth-Century Eurasia. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019. 304 pp. $99.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-108-49757-2.

Reviewed by Mikhail Belan (University of Oxford, St Antony's College) Published on H-Russia (March, 2020) Commissioned by Eva M. Stolberg (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany)

Author: 
Danhui Li, Yafeng Xia
Reviewer: 
Stephen A. Smith

Smith on Li and Xia, 'Mao and the Sino-Soviet Split, 1959-1973: A New History'

Danhui Li, Yafeng Xia. Mao and the Sino-Soviet Split, 1959-1973: A New History. Lanham: Lexington Books, 2018. 342 pp. $110.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4985-1166-7.

Reviewed by Stephen A. Smith (All Souls College, University of Oxford) Published on H-Russia (December, 2019) Commissioned by Eva M. Stolberg (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany)

Author: 
Andrei Val’terovich Grinëv
Reviewer: 
Ian Halter

Halter on Grinëv, 'Russian Colonization of Alaska: Preconditions, Discovery, and Initial Development, 1741-1799'

Andrei Val’terovich Grinëv. Russian Colonization of Alaska: Preconditions, Discovery, and Initial Development, 1741-1799. Translated by Richard L. Bland. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2018. 354 pp. $70.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4962-0762-3.

Reviewed by Ian Halter (University of Oregon) Published on H-Russia (June, 2019) Commissioned by Eva M. Stolberg (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany)

Author: 
Andrew Robarts
Reviewer: 
Lucien J. Frary

Frary on Robarts, 'Migration and Disease in the Black Sea Region: Ottoman-Russian Relations in the Late Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries'

Andrew Robarts. Migration and Disease in the Black Sea Region: Ottoman-Russian Relations in the Late Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2016. xii + 280 pp. $114.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4742-5949-1.

Reviewed by Lucien J. Frary (Rider University) Published on H-Russia (March, 2019) Commissioned by Oleksa Drachewych

Author: 
Glenn Diesen
Reviewer: 
Roger Chapman

Chapman on Diesen, 'The Decay of Western Civilization and Resurgence of Russia: Between Gemeinschaft and Gesellschaft'

Glenn Diesen. The Decay of Western Civilization and Resurgence of Russia: Between Gemeinschaft and Gesellschaft. Rethinking Asia and International Relations Series. New York: Routledge, 2018. 218 pp. $149.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-138-50032-7.

Reviewed by Roger Chapman (Palm Beach Atlantic University) Published on H-Russia (February, 2019) Commissioned by Eva M. Stolberg (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany)

Author: 
Rebecca Reich
Reviewer: 
Amanda Williams

Williams on Reich, 'State of Madness: Psychiatry, Literature, and Dissent after Stalin'

Rebecca Reich. State of Madness: Psychiatry, Literature, and Dissent after Stalin. DeKalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 2018. x + 283 pp. $60.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-87580-775-1; $60.00 (e-book), ISBN 978-1-60909-233-7.

Reviewed by Amanda Williams (University of Leeds) Published on H-Russia (January, 2019) Commissioned by Oleksa Drachewych

Author: 
Faith Hillis
Reviewer: 
Oleh S. Ilnytzkyj

Ilnytzkyj on Hillis, 'Children of Rusʹ: Right-Bank Ukraine and the Invention of a Russian Nation'

Faith Hillis. Children of Rusʹ: Right-Bank Ukraine and the Invention of a Russian Nation. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2013. Illustrations. 348 pp. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8014-5219-2.

Reviewed by Oleh S. Ilnytzkyj (University of Alberta) Published on H-Russia (September, 2017) Commissioned by Hanna Chuchvaha

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