Reviews

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

Author: 
Stephen M. Norris
Reviewer: 
Krista Sigler

Sigler on Norris, 'A War of Images: Russian Popular Prints, Wartime Culture, and National Identity 1812-1945'

Stephen M. Norris. A War of Images: Russian Popular Prints, Wartime Culture, and National Identity 1812-1945. DeKalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 2006. 277 S. $40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-87580-363-0.

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

Portraits of a Nation

Author: 
Dmitrii N. Antonov, Irina A. Antonova
Reviewer: 
Daniel H. Kaiser

Kaiser on Antonov and Antonova, 'Metricheskie knigi Rossii XVIII--nachala XX veka'

Dmitrii N. Antonov, Irina A. Antonova. Metricheskie knigi Rossii XVIII--nachala XX veka. Moscow: Rossiiskii gosudarstvennyi gumanitarnyi universitet, 2006. 385 pp. $31.95 (paper), ISBN 978-5-7281-0321-9.

Reviewed by Daniel H. Kaiser (Department of History, Grinnell College) Published on H-Russia (January, 2008)

Parish Registers in Russia--Almost Everything You Wanted to Know

Author: 
Angelo Segrillo
Reviewer: 
Carlos Eduardo Rebello de Mendonca

de Mendonca on Segrillo, 'Herdeiros de Lenin: A historia dos partidos comunistas na Russia pos-sovietica'

Angelo Segrillo. Herdeiros de Lenin: A historia dos partidos comunistas na Russia pos-sovietica. Rio de Janeiro: 7 Letras Publishers, 2003. 148 pp. R$25.00 (paper), ISBN 978-85-7577-032-0.

Reviewed by Carlos Eduardo Rebello de Mendonca (Rio de Janeiro State University) Published on H-Russia (December, 2007)

The Resilience of Old-Style Communism

Author: 
Angelo Segrillo
Reviewer: 
Carlos Eduardo Rebello de Mendonca

de Mendonca on Segrillo, 'Herdeiros de Lenin: A historia dos partidos comunistas na Russia pos-sovietica'

Angelo Segrillo. Herdeiros de Lenin: A historia dos partidos comunistas na Russia pos-sovietica. Rio de Janeiro: 7 Letras Publishers, 2003. 148 pp. R$25.00 (paper), ISBN 978-85-7577-032-0.

Reviewed by Carlos Eduardo Rebello de Mendonca (Rio de Janeiro State University) Published on H-Russia (December, 2007)

The Resilience of Old-Style Communism

Author: 
Richard Pipes
Reviewer: 
Ethan Alexander-Davey

Alexander-Davey on Pipes, 'Russian Conservatism and Its Critics: A Study in Political Culture'

Richard Pipes. Russian Conservatism and Its Critics: A Study in Political Culture. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2005. xv + 216 pp. $30.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-300-11288-7.

Reviewed by Ethan Alexander-Davey (Department of Slavonic Studies, University of Cambridge) Published on H-Russia (December, 2007)

Russian Autocracy and Its Critic

Author: 
Nicholas V. Riasanovsky
Reviewer: 
David Brandenberger

Brandenberger on Riasanovsky, 'Russian Identities: A Historical Survey'

Nicholas V. Riasanovsky. Russian Identities: A Historical Survey. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005. 257 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-515650-8.

Reviewed by David Brandenberger (Department of History, University of Richmond) Published on H-Russia (November, 2007)

Russianness in Historical Perspective

Author: 
Nicolas Werth
Reviewer: 
Jeffrey S. Hardy

Hardy on Werth, 'Cannibal Island: Death in a Siberian Gulag'

Nicolas Werth. Cannibal Island: Death in a Siberian Gulag. Human Rights and Crimes against Humanity Series. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2007. xxi + 248 pp. $24.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-13083-5.

Reviewed by Jeffrey S. Hardy (Department of History, Princeton University) Published on H-Russia (November, 2007)

Utopian Dreams and Decivilization in Stalin's Siberia

Author: 
Gabriella Safran, Steven J. Zipperstein, eds.
Reviewer: 
Michael C. Hickey

Hickey on Safran and Zipperstein, 'The Worlds of S. An-sky: A Russian Jewish Intellectual at the Turn of the Century'

Gabriella Safran, Steven J. Zipperstein, eds. The Worlds of S. An-sky: A Russian Jewish Intellectual at the Turn of the Century. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2006. xxxii + 542 pp. $27.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8047-5344-9.

Reviewed by Michael C. Hickey (Department of History, Bloomsburg University) Published on H-Russia (October, 2007)

Is He or Is He Not Rappoport?

Author: 
Theodore R. Weeks
Reviewer: 
Michael C. Hickey

Hickey on Weeks, 'From Assimilation to Antisemitism: The "Jewish Question" in Poland, 1850-1914'

Theodore R. Weeks. From Assimilation to Antisemitism: The "Jewish Question" in Poland, 1850-1914. DeKalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 2005. x + 242 pp. $40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-87580-352-4.

Reviewed by Michael C. Hickey (Department of History, Bloomsburg University) Published on H-Russia (April, 2007)

"Why Herschel Hershenberg Wasn't a Pole"

Author: 
Alexander Dallin, F. I. Firsov, eds.
Reviewer: 
Emilian R. Kavalski

Kavalski on Dallin and Firsov, 'Dimitrov and Stalin, 1934-1943: Letters from the Soviet Archives'

Alexander Dallin, F. I. Firsov, eds. Dimitrov and Stalin, 1934-1943: Letters from the Soviet Archives. Russian documents translated by Vadim A. Staklo, Annals of Communism Series. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2000. xxx + 278 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-300-08021-6.

Reviewed by Emilian R. Kavalski (Department of Political Science, University of Alberta) Published on H-Russia (January, 2007)

Author: 
David MacFadyen
Reviewer: 
Denise Youngblood

Youngblood on MacFadyen, 'Yellow Crocodiles and Blue Oranges: Russian Animated Films since World War Two'

David MacFadyen. Yellow Crocodiles and Blue Oranges: Russian Animated Films since World War Two. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2005. xx + 256 pp. $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7735-2871-0.

Reviewed by Denise Youngblood (Department of History, University of Vermont) Published on H-Russia (September, 2006)

"Emotional" Art in a Socialist Society, Part V

Author: 
Martin Mevius
Reviewer: 
Johanna Granville

Granville on Mevius, 'Agents of Moscow: The Hungarian Communist Party and the Origins of Socialist Patriotism 1941-1953'

Martin Mevius. Agents of Moscow: The Hungarian Communist Party and the Origins of Socialist Patriotism 1941-1953. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2005. 296 S. $99.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-927461-1.

Reviewed by Johanna Granville (Fulbright Scholar, Urals State University, Yekaterinburg, Russia) Published on H-Russia (August, 2006)

Hungarian Nationalism to Sell Socialism: Caveat Emptor

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