Reviews

Author: 
Alan D. Roe
Reviewer: 
Alexander Herbert

Herbert on Roe, 'Into Russian Nature: Tourism, Environmental Protection, and National Parks in the Twentieth Century'

Alan D. Roe. Into Russian Nature: Tourism, Environmental Protection, and National Parks in the Twentieth Century. New York: Oxford University Press, 2020. Illustrations. 360 pp. $41.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-091455-4.

Reviewed by Alexander Herbert (Brandeis University) Published on H-Russia (May, 2022) Commissioned by Oleksa Drachewych (Western University)

Author: 
Gaim Kibreab
Reviewer: 
Bafumiki Mocheregwa

Mocheregwa on Kibreab, 'From Ally to Enemy: The Soviet Union and the Horn of Africa, A Failed Intervention'

Gaim Kibreab. From Ally to Enemy: The Soviet Union and the Horn of Africa, A Failed Intervention. Trenton: Africa World Press, 2021. 288 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-56902-752-3

Author: 
Alexander Morrison
Reviewer: 
Tyson Luneau

Luneau on Morrison, 'The Russian Conquest of Central Asia: A Study in Imperial Expansion, 1814–1914'

Alexander Morrison. The Russian Conquest of Central Asia: A Study in Imperial Expansion, 1814–1914. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2021. xxiv + 613 pp. $99.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-03030-5; (e-book), ISBN 978-1-139-34338-1.

Reviewed by Tyson Luneau (SUNY Albany) Published on H-Russia (April, 2022) Commissioned by Oleksa Drachewych (Western University)

Author: 
Oscar Jonsson
Reviewer: 
Kimberly Marten

Marten on Jonsson, 'The Russian Understanding of War: Blurring the Lines between War and Peace'

Oscar Jonsson. The Russian Understanding of War: Blurring the Lines between War and Peace. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2019. 200 pp. $32.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-62616-734-6; $98.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-62616-733-9; $32.95 (e-book), ISBN 978-1-62616-735-3.

Reviewed by Kimberly Marten (Columbia University, Barnard College) Published on H-Russia (February, 2022) Commissioned by Eva M. Stolberg (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany)

Author: 
Gerson S. Sher
Reviewer: 
Alexei Kojevnikov

Kojevnikov on Sher, 'From Pugwash to Putin: A Critical History of US-Soviet Scientific Cooperation'

Gerson S. Sher. From Pugwash to Putin: A Critical History of US-Soviet Scientific Cooperation. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2019. 318 pp. $40.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-253-04262-0.

Reviewed by Alexei Kojevnikov (University of British Columbia) Published on H-Russia (February, 2022) Commissioned by Eva M. Stolberg (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany)

Author: 
James Ryan, Susan Grant, eds.
Reviewer: 
Pietro A. Shakarian

Shakarian on Ryan and Grant, 'Revisioning Stalin and Stalinism: Complexities, Contradictions, and Controversies'

James Ryan, Susan Grant, eds. Revisioning Stalin and Stalinism: Complexities, Contradictions, and Controversies. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2020. 264 pp. $115.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-350-12294-9.

Reviewed by Pietro A. Shakarian (American University of Armenia, Yerevan) Published on H-Russia (December, 2021) Commissioned by Eva M. Stolberg (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany)

Author: 
Sören Urbansky
Reviewer: 
Yan Li

Li on Urbansky, 'Beyond the Steppe Frontier: A History of the Sino-Russian Border'

Sören Urbansky. Beyond the Steppe Frontier: A History of the Sino-Russian Border. Studies of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute Series. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2020. Illustrations, tables. xiii + 367 pp. $27.95 (e-book), ISBN 978-0-691-19544-5; $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-18168-4; $27.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-691-20894-7.

Reviewed by Yan Li (University of Oakland) Published on H-Russia (December, 2021) Commissioned by Eva M. Stolberg (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany)

Author: 
Peter Rollberg, Marlene Laruelle, eds.
Reviewer: 
Alona Shestopalova

Shestopalova on Rollberg and Laruelle, 'Mass Media in the Post-Soviet World: Market Forces, State Actors, and Political Manipulation in the Informational Environment after Communism'

Peter Rollberg, Marlene Laruelle, eds. Mass Media in the Post-Soviet World: Market Forces, State Actors, and Political Manipulation in the Informational Environment after Communism. Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics and Society Series. Stuttgart: Ibidem-Verlag, 2018. 410 pp. $50.00 (paper), ISBN 978-3-8382-1116-9

Author: 
Paul Bushkovitch
Reviewer: 
Carolyn Harris

Harris on Bushkovitch, 'Succession to the Throne in Early Modern Russia: The Transfer of Power 1450–1725'

Paul Bushkovitch. Succession to the Throne in Early Modern Russia: The Transfer of Power 1450–1725. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2021. 400 pp. $120.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-108-47934-9

Author: 
Mary McAuley
Reviewer: 
Alexis Peri

Peri on McAuley, 'Remembering Leningrad: The Story of a Generation'

Mary McAuley. Remembering Leningrad: The Story of a Generation. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2019. 256 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-299-32250-2.

Reviewed by Alexis Peri (Boston University ) Published on H-Russia (November, 2021) Commissioned by Eva M. Stolberg (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany)

Printable Version: https://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=56808

Author: 
Amelia M. Glaser, Steven S. Lee, eds.
Reviewer: 
Vsevolod Kritskiy

Kritskiy on Glaser and Lee, 'Comintern Aesthetics'

Amelia M. Glaser, Steven S. Lee, eds. Comintern Aesthetics. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2020. Illustrations. xxi + 563 pp. $95.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4875-0465-6.

Reviewed by Vsevolod Kritskiy (University of Amsterdam) Published on H-Russia (September, 2021) Commissioned by Oleksa Drachewych (Western University)

Printable Version: https://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=55597

Author: 
Amanda Brickell Bellows
Reviewer: 
Sergey Salushchev

Salushchev on Bellows, 'American Slavery and Russian Serfdom in the Post-emancipation Imagination'

Amanda Brickell Bellows. American Slavery and Russian Serfdom in the Post-emancipation Imagination. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2020. 320 pp. $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4696-5553-6.

Reviewed by Sergey Salushchev (University of California, Santa Barbara) Published on H-Russia (July, 2021) Commissioned by Eva M. Stolberg (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany)

Author: 
Mie Nakachi
Reviewer: 
Jessica Lovett

Lovett on Nakachi, 'Replacing the Dead: The Politics of Reproduction in the Postwar Soviet Union'

Mie Nakachi. Replacing the Dead: The Politics of Reproduction in the Postwar Soviet Union. New York: Oxford University Press, 2021. 348 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-063513-8.

Reviewed by Jessica Lovett (University of Nottingham) Published on H-Russia (July, 2021) Commissioned by Oleksa Drachewych (Western University)

Printable Version: https://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=56490

Author: 
Marlene Laruelle
Reviewer: 
Roger Chapman

Chapman on Laruelle, 'Is Russia Fascist? Unraveling Propaganda East and West'

Marlene Laruelle. Is Russia Fascist? Unraveling Propaganda East and West. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2021. 264 pp. $19.99 (e-book), ISBN 978-1-5017-5414-2; $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-5017-5413-5.

Reviewed by Roger Chapman (Palm Beach Atlantic University) Published on H-Russia (June, 2021) Commissioned by Eva M. Stolberg (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany)

Author: 
Danielle Ross
Reviewer: 
Agnes Kefeli

Kefeli on Ross, 'Tatar Empire: Kazan's Muslims and the Making of Imperial Russia'

Danielle Ross. Tatar Empire: Kazan's Muslims and the Making of Imperial Russia. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2020. 288 pp. $30.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-253-04571-3.

Reviewed by Agnes Kefeli (Arizona State University) Published on H-Russia (March, 2021) Commissioned by Eva M. Stolberg (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany)

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