Reviews

Author: 
Louise McReynolds
Reviewer: 
Lynn Sargeant

Sargeant on McReynolds, 'Russia at Play: Leisure Activities at the End of the Tsarist Era'


Louise McReynolds. Russia at Play: Leisure Activities at the End of the Tsarist Era. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2003. x + 309 pp. $36.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8014-4027-4.

Reviewed by Lynn Sargeant (Postdoctoral Fellow, National Academy of Education/The Spencer Foundation.)
Published on H-Russia (May, 2004)

Fun Is Serious Business

Author: 
Elise Kimerling Wirtschafter
Reviewer: 
Martina Winkler

Winkler on Wirtschafter, 'The Play of Ideas in Russian Enlightenment Theater'


Elise Kimerling Wirtschafter. The Play of Ideas in Russian Enlightenment Theater. DeKalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 2003. xv + 296 pp. $40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-87580-310-4.

Reviewed by Martina Winkler (Center for Comparative History of Europe, Berlin)
Published on H-Russia (May, 2004)

Author: 
Michelle Lamarche Marrese
Reviewer: 
Karen L. Taylor

Taylor on Marrese, 'A Woman's Kingdom: Noblewomen and the Control of Property in Russia, 1700-1861'


Michelle Lamarche Marrese. A Woman's Kingdom: Noblewomen and the Control of Property in Russia, 1700-1861. Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 2002. xiv + 276 pp. $42.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8014-3911-7.

Reviewed by Karen L. Taylor (Washington, D.C.)
Published on H-Russia (April, 2004)

Noblewomen and Property Rights in Imperial Russia

Author: 
Vladimir A. Kozlov
Reviewer: 
David L. Ruffley

Ruffley on Kozlov, 'Mass Uprisings in the USSR: Protest and Rebellion in the Post-Stalin Years'


Vladimir A. Kozlov. Mass Uprisings in the USSR: Protest and Rebellion in the Post-Stalin Years. Armonk and London: M.E. Sharpe, 2002. xix + 351 pp. $39.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7656-0668-6; $90.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7656-0667-9.

Reviewed by David L. Ruffley (Department of History, Colorado College)
Published on H-Russia (February, 2004)

Author: 
Madhavan K. Palat, ed.
Reviewer: 
Michael C. Hickey

Hickey on Palat, 'Social Identities in Revolutionary Russia'


Madhavan K. Palat, ed. Social Identities in Revolutionary Russia. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2001. xv + 246. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-333-92947-6.

Reviewed by Michael C. Hickey (Bloomsburg Universty)
Published on H-Russia (October, 2003)

Author: 
Dmitrii Shostakovich
Reviewer: 
Lynn Sargeant

Sargeant on Shostakovich, 'Story of a Friendship: The Letters of Dmitry Shostakovich to Isaak Glikman, 1941-1975'


Dmitrii Shostakovich. Story of a Friendship: The Letters of Dmitry Shostakovich to Isaak Glikman, 1941-1975. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 2001. xliv + 340 pp. $36.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8014-3979-7.

Reviewed by Lynn Sargeant (Postdoctoral Fellow, National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation)
Published on H-Russia (October, 2003)

The Best of Friends

Author: 
Karen Petrone
Reviewer: 
Robert W. Thurston

Thurston on Petrone, 'Life Has Become More Joyous, Comrades: Celebrations in the Time of Stalin'


Karen Petrone. Life Has Become More Joyous, Comrades: Celebrations in the Time of Stalin. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2000. Xii + 266. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-253-33768-9.

Reviewed by Robert W. Thurston (Department of History, Miami University)
Published on H-Russia (October, 2003)

Celebrations, Complexity, and Contradictions: The Soviet Union on Parade

Author: 
Amir Weiner
Reviewer: 
Mark Harrison

Harrison on Weiner, 'Making Sense of War: The Second World War and the Fate of the Bolshevik Revolution'


Amir Weiner. Making Sense of War: The Second World War and the Fate of the Bolshevik Revolution. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2001. 416 S. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-05702-6.

Reviewed by Mark Harrison (Department of Economics, University of Warwick)
Published on H-Russia (October, 2003)

Author: 
Mark D. Steinberg
Reviewer: 
Michael C. Hickey

Hickey on Steinberg, 'Voices of Revolution, 1917'


Mark D. Steinberg. Voices of Revolution, 1917. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2001. xiv + 404. $48.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-300-09016-1.

Reviewed by Michael C. Hickey (Bloomsburg Universty)
Published on H-Russia (October, 2003)

An Emotional Revolution

An Emotional Revolution

Author: 
Jukka Korpela
Reviewer: 
Charles J. Halperin

Halperin on Korpela, 'Prince, Saint and Apostle: Prince Vladimir Svjatoslavic of Kiev, his Posthumous Life, and the Religious Legitimization of the Russian Great Power'


Jukka Korpela. Prince, Saint and Apostle: Prince Vladimir Svjatoslavic of Kiev, his Posthumous Life, and the Religious Legitimization of the Russian Great Power. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag, 2001. 267 pp. EUR 49.00 (paper), ISBN 978-3-447-04457-8.

Reviewed by Charles J. Halperin (Visiting Scholar, Russian and East European Institute, Indiana University)
Published on H-Russia (July, 2003)

Author: 
James R. Harris
Reviewer: 
Eva M. Stolberg

Stolberg on Harris, 'The Great Urals: Regionalism and the Evolution of the Soviet System'


James R. Harris. The Great Urals: Regionalism and the Evolution of the Soviet System. Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 1999. viii + 235 pp. $43.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8014-3478-5.

Reviewed by Eva M. Stolberg (Bonn University)
Published on H-Russia (July, 2003)

Author: 
Andrew M. Drozd
Reviewer: 
Roger Chapman

Chapman on Drozd, 'Chernyshevskii's What Is to Be Done? A Reevaluation'


Andrew M. Drozd. Chernyshevskii's What Is to Be Done? A Reevaluation. Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 2001. ix + 332 pp. $79.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8101-1739-6.

Reviewed by Roger Chapman (Department of Social Sciences, Lincoln Trail College)
Published on H-Russia (July, 2003)

The Misunderstood Chernyshevskii

The Misunderstood Chernyshevskii

Author: 
Jonathan A. Grant
Reviewer: 
Clayton Black

Black on Grant, 'Big Business in Russia: The Putilov Company in Late Imperial Russia, 1868-1917'


Jonathan A. Grant. Big Business in Russia: The Putilov Company in Late Imperial Russia, 1868-1917. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1999. viii + 203 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8229-4110-1.

Reviewed by Clayton Black (Department of History, Washington College)
Published on H-Russia (June, 2003)

Imperial Russia's Business History Re-examined

Author: 
Gabriel Gorodetsky
Reviewer: 
Kenneth Slepyan

Slepyan on Gorodetsky, 'Grand Delusion: Stalin and the German Invasion of Russia'


Gabriel Gorodetsky. Grand Delusion: Stalin and the German Invasion of Russia. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1999. xvi + 408 pp. $23.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-300-08459-7; $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-300-07792-6.

Reviewed by Kenneth Slepyan (Transylvania University)
Published on H-Russia (June, 2003)

Icebreaker or Titanic? Stalin's Foreign Policy, 1939-1941

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