Reviews

Author: 
Catherine Evtuhov
Reviewer: 
Michael Hamm

Hamm on Evtuhov, 'Portrait of a Russian Province: Economy, Society, and Civilization in Nineteenth-Century Nizhnii Novgorod'

Catherine Evtuhov. Portrait of a Russian Province: Economy, Society, and Civilization in Nineteenth-Century Nizhnii Novgorod. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2011. Illustrations, tables, figures. xv + 320 pp. $34.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8229-6171-0.

Reviewed by Michael Hamm (Ewing T. Bowles Professor of History, Centre College) Published on H-Russia (July, 2013) Commissioned by Randall Dills

Author: 
Marjorie L. Hilton
Reviewer: 
Krista Sigler

Sigler on Hilton, 'Selling to the Masses: Retailing in Russia, 1880-1930'

Marjorie L. Hilton. Selling to the Masses: Retailing in Russia, 1880-1930. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2012. 344 pp. $27.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8229-6167-3.

Reviewed by Krista Sigler Published on H-Russia (April, 2012) Commissioned by Randall Dills

Author: 
Irina Paert
Reviewer: 
David Goldfrank

Goldfrank on Paert, 'Spiritual Elders: Charisma and Tradition in Russian Orthodoxy'

Irina Paert. Spiritual Elders: Charisma and Tradition in Russian Orthodoxy. DeKalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 2010. 308 S. $43.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-87580-429-3.

Reviewed by David Goldfrank (Georgetown University) Published on H-Russia (March, 2012) Commissioned by Teddy J. Uldricks

Spiritual Elders in the Russian Orthodox Tradition

Author: 
Sean McMeekin
Reviewer: 
Lucien J. Frary

Frary on McMeekin, 'The Russian Origins of the First World War'

Sean McMeekin. The Russian Origins of the First World War. Cambridge: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2011. 344 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-06210-8.

Reviewed by Lucien J. Frary Published on H-Russia (February, 2012) Commissioned by Randall Dills

Russia’s Kriegsschuldfrage Revisited 

Author: 
Kevin M. F. Platt
Reviewer: 
Charles J. Halperin

Halperin on Platt, 'Terror and Greatness: Ivan and Peter as Russian Myths'

Kevin M. F. Platt. Terror and Greatness: Ivan and Peter as Russian Myths. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2011. Illustrations. xi + 294 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8014-4813-3.

Reviewed by Charles J. Halperin Published on H-Russia (December, 2011) Commissioned by Randall Dills

The Cultural History of Historical Myths

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

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