Reviews

Author: 
Scott M. Kenworthy
Reviewer: 
Christopher Stroop

Stroop on Kenworthy, 'The Heart of Russia: Trinity-Sergius, Monasticism, and Society after 1825'

Scott M. Kenworthy. The Heart of Russia: Trinity-Sergius, Monasticism, and Society after 1825. New York: Oxford University Press; Washington, DC: Woodrow Wilson Center Press, 2010. xv + 528 pp. $74.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-973613-3.

Reviewed by Christopher Stroop (Department of History, Stanford University) Published on H-Russia (November, 2011) Commissioned by Randall Dills

Author: 
Olga Haldey
Reviewer: 
Rebecca Mitchell

Mitchell on Haldey, 'Mamontov's Private Opera: The Search for Modernism in Russian Theater'

Olga Haldey. Mamontov's Private Opera: The Search for Modernism in Russian Theater. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2010. . $44.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-253-35468-6.

Reviewed by Rebecca Mitchell (Postdoctoral Fellow, Havighurst Center) Published on H-Russia (November, 2011) Commissioned by Randall Dills

Author: 
Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern
Reviewer: 
Jarrod Tanny

Tanny on Petrovsky-Shtern, 'Lenin's Jewish Question'

Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern. Lenin's Jewish Question. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2010. 224 pp. $40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-300-15210-4.

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

The Politics of Lenin's Ethnicity

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

Gulag Returnees and the Post-Stalin Thaw

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

Police, Purges, and Social Order

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

Assessing the Impact of Institutions in Rural Change

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

A Social Contract and No Socialism

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