Reviews

Author: 
Bertrand M. Patenaude
Reviewer: 
Nellie H. Ohr

Ohr on Patenaude, 'The Big Show in Bololand: The American Relief Expedition to Soviet Russia in the Famine of 1921'

Bertrand M. Patenaude. The Big Show in Bololand: The American Relief Expedition to Soviet Russia in the Famine of 1921. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2002. viii + 817 pp. $31.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8047-4493-5; $77.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8047-4467-6.

Reviewed by Nellie H. Ohr (Independent Scholar) Published on H-Russia (June, 2003)

Author: 
Yaacov Ro'i
Reviewer: 
William Wood

Wood on Ro'i, 'Islam in the Soviet Union: From the Second World War to Gorbachev'

Yaacov Ro'i. Islam in the Soviet Union: From the Second World War to Gorbachev. New York: Columbia University Press, 2000. xxvii + 764 pp. $60.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-11954-2.

Reviewed by William Wood (Department of History and Political Science, Point Loma Nazarene University) Published on H-Russia (June, 2003)

Managing Islam--Soviet-Style

Managing Islam--Soviet-Style

Author: 
Zvi Gitelman
Reviewer: 
Michael C. Hickey

Hickey on Gitelman, 'A Century of Ambivalence: The Jews of Russia and the Soviet Union, 1881 to the Present'

Zvi Gitelman. A Century of Ambivalence: The Jews of Russia and the Soviet Union, 1881 to the Present. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2001. xiii + 297 pp. $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-253-21418-8; $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-253-33811-2.

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

Russia's Vanishing Jews?

Russia's Vanishing Jews?

Author: 
Jan T. Gross
Reviewer: 
Johanna Granville

Granville on Gross, 'Revolution from Abroad: The Soviet Conquest of Poland's Western Ukraine and Western Belorussia'

Jan T. Gross. Revolution from Abroad: The Soviet Conquest of Poland's Western Ukraine and Western Belorussia. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2002. xxiv + 396 pp. $21.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-691-09603-2.

Reviewed by Johanna Granville (Hoover Institution, Stanford University) Published on H-Russia (May, 2003)

Author: 
Michael David-Fox
Reviewer: 
Alexei Kojevnikov

Kojevnikov on David-Fox, 'Amerikanskaia rusistika: Vekhi istoriografii poslednikh let. Sovetskii period. Antologiia'

Michael David-Fox. Amerikanskaia rusistika: Vekhi istoriografii poslednikh let. Sovetskii period. Antologiia. Samara: Samarskii Universitet, 2001. 376 pp. No price listed (cloth), ISBN 978-5-86465-185-8.

Reviewed by Alexei Kojevnikov (Institute for History of Science and Technology, Moscow, and University of Georgia, Athens) Published on H-Russia (March, 2003)

Author: 
Chris Ward
Reviewer: 
Andreas Umland

Umland on Ward, 'Stalin's Russia'

Chris Ward. Stalin's Russia. London and New York: Edward Arnold Publishers, 1999. xxvi + 278 pp. $19.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-340-73151-2.

Reviewed by Andreas Umland (National Taras Shevchenko University of Kyiv, Ukraine) Published on H-Russia (February, 2003)

How Much Self-Reflection Does Stalinism Studies Need?

How Much Self-Reflection Does Stalinism Studies Need?

Author: 
Alla Rosenfeld, Norton T. Dodge, eds.
Reviewer: 
Marie Alice L'Heureux

L'Heureux on Rosenfeld and Dodge, 'Art of the Baltics: The Struggle for Freedom of Artistic Expression under the Soviets, 1945-1991'

Alla Rosenfeld, Norton T. Dodge, eds. Art of the Baltics: The Struggle for Freedom of Artistic Expression under the Soviets, 1945-1991. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 2002. xi + 476 pp. $110.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8135-3042-0.

Reviewed by Marie Alice L'Heureux (Department of Architecture, University of California, Berkeley) Published on H-Russia (February, 2003)

Author: 
Lynn Viola Mel'nik, Sergei Vladimirovich Zhuravlev, Tracy MacDonald, Andrei Nikolaevich, eds.
Reviewer: 
Mark B. Tauger

Tauger on Mel'nik and Zhuravlev and MacDonald and Nikolaevich, 'Riazanskaia derevnia v 1929-1930 gg Khronika golovokruzheniia: Dokumenty i materialy'

Lynn Viola Mel'nik, Sergei Vladimirovich Zhuravlev, Tracy MacDonald, Andrei Nikolaevich, eds. Riazanskaia derevnia v 1929-1930 gg Khronika golovokruzheniia: Dokumenty i materialy. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1998. xliv + 703 pp. No price listed (cloth), ISBN 978-5-86004-175-2.

Reviewed by Mark B. Tauger (Department of History, West Virginia University) Published on H-Russia (April, 2002)

Author: 
Alexander Lukin
Reviewer: 
Elaine McClarnand

McClarnand on Lukin, 'The Political Culture of Russian 'Democrats''

Alexander Lukin. The Political Culture of Russian 'Democrats'. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000. xiii + 336 pp. $85.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-829558-7.

Reviewed by Elaine McClarnand (Department of History, State University of West Georgia) Published on H-Russia (April, 2002)

Dissecting Russian Democracy

Dissecting Russian "Democracy"

Author: 
Christine Worobec
Reviewer: 
Lee Farrow

Farrow on Worobec, 'Possessed: Women, Witches and Demons in Imperial Russia'

Christine Worobec. Possessed: Women, Witches and Demons in Imperial Russia. DeKalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 2001. xv + 206 pp. $38.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-87580-273-2.

Reviewed by Lee Farrow (Department of History, Auburn University Montgomery) Published on H-Russia (April, 2002)

Stressed or Possessed?: Klikushi in Imperial Russia

Author: 
Lewis Siegelbaum, Andrei Sokolov
Reviewer: 
Elena Krevsky

Krevsky on Siegelbaum and Sokolov, 'Stalinism as a Way of Life: A Narrative in Documents'

Lewis Siegelbaum, Andrei Sokolov. Stalinism as a Way of Life: A Narrative in Documents. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2000. xvii + 460 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-300-08480-1.

Reviewed by Elena Krevsky (Department of History and Classics, University of Alberta, Canada) Published on H-Russia (April, 2002)

Stalinism in Its Own Words

Stalinism in Its Own Words

Author: 
Laura Engelstein, Stephanie Sandler, eds.
Reviewer: 
Peter Pozefsky

Pozefsky on Engelstein and Sandler, 'Self and Story in Russian History'

Laura Engelstein, Stephanie Sandler, eds. Self and Story in Russian History. Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 2000. ix + 363 pp. $27.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8014-8668-5; $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8014-3791-5.

Reviewed by Peter Pozefsky (Department of History, The College of Wooster) Published on H-Russia (April, 2002)

The Russian Self

The Russian Self

Author: 
Christopher Andrew, Vasili Mitrokhin
Reviewer: 
David L. Ruffley

Ruffley on Andrew and Mitrokhin, 'The Sword and the Shield: The Mitrokhin Archive and the Secret History of the KGB'

Christopher Andrew, Vasili Mitrokhin. The Sword and the Shield: The Mitrokhin Archive and the Secret History of the KGB. New York: Basic Books, 1999. xvii + 700 pp. $32.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-465-00312-9.

Reviewed by David L. Ruffley (Department of International Programs, United States Air Force Academy) Published on H-Russia (April, 2002)

Author: 
Paul D'Anieri, Robert Kravchuk, Taras Kuzio, eds.
Reviewer: 
Katrin Boeckh

Boeckh on D'Anieri and Kravchuk and Kuzio, 'Politics and Society in Ukraine'

Paul D'Anieri, Robert Kravchuk, Taras Kuzio, eds. Politics and Society in Ukraine. Westview Series on the Post-Soviet Studies. Boulder: Westview Press, 1999. xv + 344 pp. $30.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8133-3538-4.

Reviewed by Katrin Boeckh (Department of History, Institute for Eastern Europe, Munich) Published on H-Russia (March, 2002)

Author: 
Rosalind Marsh, ed.
Reviewer: 
Cathy J. Potter

Potter on Marsh, 'Women and Russian Culture: Projections and Self-Perceptions'

Rosalind Marsh, ed. Women and Russian Culture: Projections and Self-Perceptions. Studies in Slavic Literature, Culture, and Society. New York and Oxford: Berghahn Books, 1998. xix + 295 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-57181-913-0.

Reviewed by Cathy J. Potter (Department of History, Chinese University of Hong Kong) Published on H-Russia (February, 2002)

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