Reviews

Author: 
Olga Maiorova
Reviewer: 
Susan P. McCaffray

McCaffray on Maiorova, 'From the Shadow of Empire: Defining the Russian Nation through Cultural Mythology, 1855-1870'


Olga Maiorova. From the Shadow of Empire: Defining the Russian Nation through Cultural Mythology, 1855-1870. Mellon Slavic Studies Initiative Book Series. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2010. xv + 277 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-299-23594-9.

Reviewed by Susan P. McCaffray (University of North Carolina at Wilmington)
Published on H-Russia (August, 2011)
Commissioned by Teddy J. Uldricks

Author: 
Luc Duhamel
Reviewer: 
Barbara A. Chotiner

Chotiner on Duhamel, 'The KGB Campaign against Corruption in Moscow, 1982-1987'


Luc Duhamel. The KGB Campaign against Corruption in Moscow, 1982-1987. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2010. 312 pp. $26.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8229-6108-6.

Reviewed by Barbara A. Chotiner (University of Alabama)
Published on H-Russia (August, 2011)
Commissioned by Teddy J. Uldricks

Corruption and Party Politics in the Late Soviet Period

Author: 
Christopher J. Ward
Reviewer: 
Barbara A. Chotiner

Chotiner on Ward, 'Brezhnev's Folly: The Building of BAM and Late Soviet Socialism'


Christopher J. Ward. Brezhnev's Folly: The Building of BAM and Late Soviet Socialism. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2009. 218 pp. $50.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8229-4372-3.

Reviewed by Barbara A. Chotiner (University of Alabama)
Published on H-Russia (April, 2011)
Commissioned by Teddy J. Uldricks

Railroad Building and Soviet Politics

Author: 
Yosef Govrin
Reviewer: 
Harold J. Goldberg

Goldberg on Govrin, 'The Jewish Factor in the Relations Between Nazi Germany and The Soviet Union, 1933-1941'


Yosef Govrin. The Jewish Factor in the Relations Between Nazi Germany and The Soviet Union, 1933-1941. London: Vallentine Mitchell, 2009. xiii + 143 pp. Ilustrations. $69.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-85303-768-2.

Reviewed by Harold J. Goldberg (University of the South)
Published on H-Russia (February, 2011)
Commissioned by Teddy J. Uldricks

Author: 
Claudia Verhoeven
Reviewer: 
Alan Kimball

Kimball on Verhoeven, 'The Odd Man Karakozov: Imperial Russia, Modernity, and the Birth of Terrorism'


Claudia Verhoeven. The Odd Man Karakozov: Imperial Russia, Modernity, and the Birth of Terrorism. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2009. 248 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8014-4652-8.

Reviewed by Alan Kimball (University of Oregon)
Published on H-Russia (January, 2011)
Commissioned by Teddy J. Uldricks

The Culture of Terrorism in Imperial Russia

Author: 
Miriam Dobson
Reviewer: 
Erica Fraser

Fraser on Dobson, 'Khrushchev’s Cold Summer: Gulag Returnees, Crime, and the Fate of Reform After Stalin'


Miriam Dobson. Khrushchev’s Cold Summer: Gulag Returnees, Crime, and the Fate of Reform After Stalin. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2009. VIII, 264 S. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8014-4757-0.

Reviewed by Erica Fraser (Goucher College)
Published on H-Russia (December, 2010)
Commissioned by Teddy J. Uldricks

Author: 
David R. Shearer
Reviewer: 
Wendy Goldman

Goldman on Shearer, 'Policing Stalin's Socialism: Repression and Social Order in the Soviet Union, 1924-1953'


David R. Shearer. Policing Stalin's Socialism: Repression and Social Order in the Soviet Union, 1924-1953. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2009. 507 S. $55.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-300-14925-8.

Reviewed by Wendy Goldman (Carnegie Mellon University)
Published on H-Russia (October, 2010)
Commissioned by Teddy J. Uldricks

Author: 
Douglas Smith
Reviewer: 
George Munro

Munro on Smith, 'The Pearl: A True Tale of Forbidden Love in Catherine the Great's Russia'


Douglas Smith. The Pearl: A True Tale of Forbidden Love in Catherine the Great's Russia. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2008. Illustrations. xiv + 328 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-300-12041-7.

Reviewed by George Munro (Virginia Commonwealth University)
Published on H-Russia (October, 2010)
Commissioned by Teddy J. Uldricks

Author: 
Stephen K. Wegren
Reviewer: 
Barbara A. Chotiner

Chotiner on Wegren, 'Land Reform in Russia: Institutional Design and Behavioral Responses'


Stephen K. Wegren. Land Reform in Russia: Institutional Design and Behavioral Responses. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2009. xix + 340 pp. $55.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-300-15097-1.

Reviewed by Barbara A. Chotiner (University of Alabama)
Published on H-Russia (October, 2010)
Commissioned by Teddy J. Uldricks

Author: 
Halyna Hryn, ed.
Reviewer: 
Yana Pitner

Pitner on Hryn, 'Hunger by Design: The Great Ukrainian Famine and Its Soviet Context'


Halyna Hryn, ed. Hunger by Design: The Great Ukrainian Famine and Its Soviet Context. Cambridge: Ukrainian Research Institute, Harvard University, 2008. xii + 150 pp. $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-932650-05-1.

Reviewed by Yana Pitner (University of North Carolina at Asheville)
Published on H-Russia (October, 2010)
Commissioned by Teddy J. Uldricks

Author: 
Susan Emily Reid, Rosalind P. Blakesley, eds
Reviewer: 
Krista Sigler

Sigler on Reid and Blakesley, 'Russian Art and the West: A Century of Dialogue in Painting, Architecture, and the Decorative Arts'


Susan Emily Reid, Rosalind P. Blakesley, eds. Russian Art and the West: A Century of Dialogue in Painting, Architecture, and the Decorative Arts. DeKalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 2007. viii + 246 pp. $42.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-87580-360-9.

Reviewed by Krista Sigler (University of Cincinnati)
Published on H-Russia (April, 2009)
Commissioned by Nellie H. Ohr

Author: 
Simon Pirani
Reviewer: 
Michael C. Hickey

Hickey on Pirani, 'The Russian Revolution in Retreat, 1920-24: Soviet Workers and the New Communist Elite'


Simon Pirani. The Russian Revolution in Retreat, 1920-24: Soviet Workers and the New Communist Elite. London: Routledge, 2008. xiv + 289 pp. $160.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-415-43703-5; (e-book), ISBN 978-0-203-93029-8.

Reviewed by Michael C. Hickey (Bloomsburg Universty)
Published on H-Russia (April, 2009)
Commissioned by Nellie H. Ohr

Author: 
David E. Murphy
Reviewer: 
Roger Chapman

Chapman on Murphy, 'What Stalin Knew: The Enigma of Barbarossa'


David E. Murphy. What Stalin Knew: The Enigma of Barbarossa. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2005. 352 pp. $30.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-300-10780-7.

Reviewed by Roger Chapman
Published on H-Russia (November, 2008)
Commissioned by Nellie H. Ohr

Soviet Intelligence versus Stalin's Reasoning

Author: 
Marcel van der Linden
Reviewer: 
Henry Reichman

Reichman on Linden, 'Western Marxism and the Soviet Union: A Survey of Critial Theories and Debates since 1917'


Marcel van der Linden. Western Marxism and the Soviet Union: A Survey of Critial Theories and Debates since 1917. Leiden: Brill, 2007. ix + 380 pp. $139.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-90-04-15875-7.

Reviewed by Henry Reichman
Published on H-Russia (November, 2008)
Commissioned by Nellie H. Ohr

A Fading Tradition

Author: 
Galina Rylkova
Reviewer: 
Krista Sigler

Sigler on Rylkova, 'The Archaeology of Anxiety: The Russian Silver Age and Its Legacy'


Galina Rylkova. The Archaeology of Anxiety: The Russian Silver Age and Its Legacy. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2007. ix + 270 pp. $60.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8229-4316-7; $27.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8229-5981-6.

Reviewed by Krista Sigler (University of Cincinnati)
Published on H-Russia (May, 2008)

The Past Is the Present

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