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Rating: 4.30 / 5
31 reviews

Push Not the River (The Poland Trilogy Book 1)

by James Conroyd Martin

A panoramic and epic novel in the grand romantic style, PUSH NOT THE RIVER is the rich story of Poland in the late 1700s--a time of heartache and turmoil as the country's once peaceful people are being torn apart by neighboring countries and divided loyalties. It is then, at the young and vulnerable age of seventeen, when Lady Anna Maria Berezowska loses both of her parents and must leave the only home she has ever known.

With Empress Catherine's Russian armies streaming in to take their spoils, Anna is quickly thrust into a world of love and hate, loyalty and deceit, patriotism and treason, life and death. Even kind Aunt Stella, Anna's new guardian who soon comes to personify Poland's courage and spirit, can't protect Anna from the uncertain future of the country.

Genre: Fiction, Historical Fiction, History, Europe, Russia, Nonfiction
Size: 556 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 July 2017 onward  

Rating: 4.30 / 5
61 reviews

Stone Cold Bad: An Alpha Bad Boy Romance (Stone Brothers Book 1)

by Tess Oliver and Anna Hart

New York Times Bestselling Author Tess Oliver and Anna Hart have teamed up to bring you the sexiest, baddest bad boy around in the first Stone Brothers novel--Stone Cold Bad JadeHe was definitely trouble, and the worst kind of trouble because he was wrapped up in an incredible package of muscles, ink and heartbreak. A guy like him was the last thing I needed now. A guy like Colt Stone was the last thing I ever needed.ColtEmotion, feelings and, hell, even love had been turned off in all of us Stone brothers long ago. Then Jade landed in my life. It was the last thing I ever wanted, to feel this way about someone. Attachments like this were only followed by heartbreak, and I wasn't into heartbreak. I wasn't into f*cking attachments. Bad boy Colt Stone has a notorious reputation for being a ...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Film & Video, Graphic Design, Music, Photography, Pop Culture, Biography & True Accounts, Leaders & Notable People, Professionals & Academics, Business & Finance, Business Life, Careers, Finance, Reference, Children's eBooks, Religion & Spirituality, Science, Nature & How It Works, Sport & Outdoors, Computing, Hardware, Microsoft, Operating Systems, Programming, Fiction, Sea Adventures, War, Westerns, Food & Drink, Drinks & Beverages, Meals, Natural Foods, Regional & International, Special Occasions, Vegetables & Vegeta
Size: 212 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 10 July 2017 onward  

Rating: 4.60 / 5
5 reviews

Have Personality Disorder, Will Rule Russia: An Iconoclastic History by a Recovering Russophile

by Jennifer Eremeeva

“I always imagine Russian history,” suggests American writer and veteran expatriate, Jennifer Eremeeva, “on a huge, 3D IMAX screen, surround sound booming with a jumbo bucket of popcorn in your lap and huge blue drink at your side.”  Eremeeva should know: as a former tour guide and Ivy League-educated historian, Eremeeva is adept at making Russia’s complex history both entertaining and digestible for non-academics.  She strolls expertly but lightly through her material, tracing the winning formula for Russia’s effective rulers back to the Tatar Mongols: revealing why Ivan may not have been so Terrible; explaining why Catherine so totally awesome; and asserting that neither Peter the Great nor Stalin would ever tweet anything.

Eremeeva encourages us to peek in...

Genre: History, Europe, Russia, Nonfiction, Travel
Size: 135 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 02 July 2017 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Revolution of the Mind: Higher Learning among the Bolsheviks, 1918 - 1929 (Harriman)

by Michael David-Fox

Using archival materials never previously accessible to Western scholars, Michael David-Fox analyzes Bolshevik Party educational and research initiatives in higher learning after 1917. His fresh consideration of the era of the New Economic Policy and cultural politics after the Revolution explains how new communist institutions rose to parallel and rival conventional higher learning from the Academy of Sciences to the universities. Beginning with the creation of the first party school by intellectuals on the island of Capri in 1909, David-Fox argues, the Bolshevik cultural project was tightly linked to party educational institutions. He provides the first account of the early history and politics of three major institutions founded after the Revolution: Sverdlov Communist University, where...

Genre: History, Europe, Russia, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Education
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 01 July 2017 onward  

Rating: 2.00 / 5
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Rewolucja: Russian Poland, 1904 - 1907

by Robert E. Blobaum

The revolution of 1905 in the Russian-ruled Kingdom of Poland marked the consolidation of major new influences on the political scene. As he examines the emergence of a mass political culture in Poland, Robert E. Blobaum offers the first history in any Western language of this watershed period. Drawing on extensive archival research to explore the history of Poland's revolutionary upheavals, Blobaum departs from traditional interpretations of these events as peripheral to an essentially Russian movement that reached a climax in the Russian Revolution of 1917. He demonstrates that, although Polish independence was not formally recognized until after World War I, the social and political conditions necessary for nationhood were established in the years around 1905....

Genre: History, Europe, Russia, Nonfiction
Size: 320 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 01 July 2017 onward  

The Electrification of Russia, 1880-1926

by Jonathan Coopersmith

≤p≥he Electrification of Russia, 1880–1926 is the first full account of the widespread adoption of electricity in Russia, from the beginning in the 1880s to its early years as a state technology under Soviet rule. Jonathan Coopersmith has mined the archives for both the tsarist and the Soviet periods to examine a crucial element in the modernization of Russia. Coopersmith shows how the Communist Party forged an alliance with engineers to harness the socially transformative power of this science-based enterprise. A centralized plan of electrification triumphed, to the benefit of the Communist Party and the detriment of local governments and the electrical engineers. Coopersmith's narrative of how this came to be elucidates the deep-seated and chronic conflict between the utopianism of...

Genre: History, Europe, Russia, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Science & Maths, Physics
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 01 July 2017 onward  

Revolutionary Acts: Amateur Theater and the Soviet State, 1917-1938

by Lynn Mally

During the Russian Revolution and Civil War, amateur theater groups sprang up in cities across the country. Workers, peasants, students, soldiers, and sailors provided entertainment ranging from improvisations to gymnastics and from propaganda sketches to the plays of Chekhov. In Revolutionary Acts, Lynn Mally reconstructs the history of the amateur stage in Soviet Russia from 1917 to the height of the Stalinist purges. Her book illustrates in fascinating detail how Soviet culture was transformed during the new regime's first two decades in power.Of all the arts, theater had a special appeal for mass audiences in Russia, and with the coming of the revolution it took on an important role in the dissemination of the new socialist culture. Mally's analysis of amateur theater as a space where ...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Art, Stage & Theatre, Fiction, Drama, History, Europe, Russia, Nonfiction, Poetry, Drama & Criticism
Size: 326 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 30 June 2017 onward  

Proletarian Peasants: The Revolution of 1905 in Russia's Southwest

by Robert Edelman

In this book, conceived and written for the general reader as well as the specialist, Robert Edelman uses a case study of peasant behavior during a particular revolutionary situation to make an important contribution to one of the major debates in contemporary peasant studies. Edelman's subject is the peasantry of the right-bank Ukraine, and he uses local and regional archives seldom available to Western scholars to give a detailed picture of the ways in which the inhabitants of one of Russia’s most advanced agrarian regions expressed their discontent during the years 1905–1907. By the 1890s, the landlords of Russia’s Southwest had organized a highly successful capitalist form of agriculture, and Edelman demonstrates that their peasants responded to these dramatic economic changes by...

Genre: History, Europe, Russia, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 208 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 30 June 2017 onward  

Research Guide to the Russian and Soviet Censuses (Studies in Soviet history and society)

by Ralph S. Clem

Taken together, the Russian census of 1897 and the Soviet censuses of 1926, 1959, 1970, and 1979 constitute the largest collection of empirical data available on that country, but until the publication of this book in 1986, the daunting complexity of that material prevented Western scholars from exploiting the censuses fully. This book is both a guide and a detailed index to these censuses. The first part of the book consists of eight essays by specialist on the USSR, six of them dealing with the use of census materials and the availability of data for research on ethnicity and language, marriage and the family, education and literacy, migration and organization, age structure, and occupations. The second part, a comprehensive index for all the published censuses, presents more than six hu...

Genre: History, Europe, Russia, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Test Preparation & Guides
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 30 June 2017 onward  

Russian Formalism: A Metapoetics

by Peter Steiner

Russian Formalism, one of the twentieth century's most important movements in literary criticism, has received far less attention than most of its rivals. Examining Formalism in light of more recent developments in literary theory, Peter Steiner here offers the most comprehensive critique of Formalism to date. Steiner studies the work of the Formalists in terms of the major tropes that characterized their thought. He first considers those theorists who viewed a literary work as a mechanism, an organism, or a system. He then turns to those who sought to reduce literature to its most basic element—language—and who consequently replaced poetics with linguistics. Throughout, Steiner elucidates the basic principles of the Formalists and explores their contributions to the study of poetics, ...

Genre: Fiction, History, Russia, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory
Size: 278 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 30 June 2017 onward  

By Honor Bound: State and Society in Early Modern Russia

by Nancy Shields Kollmann

In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, Russians from all ranks of society were bound together by a culture of honor. Here one of the foremost scholars of early modern Russia explores the intricate and highly stylized codes that made up this culture. Nancy Shields Kollmann describes how these codes were manipulated to construct identity and enforce social norms--and also to defend against insults, to pursue vendettas, and to unsettle communities. She offers evidence for a new view of the relationship of state and society in the Russian empire, and her richly comparative approach enhances knowledge of statebuilding in premodern Europe. By presenting Muscovite state and society in the context of medieval and early modern Europe, she exposes similarities that blur long-standing distinctio...

Genre: History, Europe, Russia, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Law, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Ideologies
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 30 June 2017 onward  

Monumental Polovtsian Statues in Eastern Europe: the Archaeology, Conservation and Protection

by Aneta Golebiowska-Tobiasz

The book presents a case study of analysis and conservation of the collection of Cuman sculpture of the Veliko-Anadol Forest Museum. The author provides an insight into the phenomenon of anthropomorphic sculptures, pertaining to the recent wave of Turkic nomads, from the perspective of archaeology and culture heritage conservation....

Genre: History, Ancient, Europe, Russia, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 196 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 27 June 2017 onward  

Russia in the Reign of Aleksei Mikhailovich

by Grigorii Karpovich Kotoshikhin and Marshall Poe

First English edition of “On Russia in the Reign of Aleksei Mikhailovich”, the only native source that describes the character of the seventeenth-century Russian state and society. It offers a unique and detailed picture of the nature of Russian “autocracy”, life at the tsar’s court, social mores of the nobles and commoners, military affairs, diplomatic relations, etc.. The book is a veritable ethnographic encyclopedia of early Russian life....

Genre: History, Europe, Russia, Nonfiction
Size: 190 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 27 June 2017 onward  

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