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History of Armenia: A Brief Review

by Armen Khachikyan

Genre: History, Russia
Size: Unknown
Free download for Kindle from 25 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

The Rise and Fall of Soviet Power: A Collection of 9 Essays

by Gary Zeidman

This is a must read for those interested in Soviet history or the future of Russian politics.
The collection of these 9 essays shed insight and paint a picture as to how the Soviet mind and power developed domestically and within the Bloc over the course of the last century.
This is a critical examination which explains current post-Soviet regional geopolitics and can be our key and guide to understanding the future Russia will pursue.

Genre: History, Europe, Russia, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
Free download for Kindle from 24 February 2020 onward  

The Cossack Hetmanate: The History and Legacy of the Cossacks and Their Autonomous Republic in the Ukraine

by Charles River Editors

Genre: History, Russia, Nonfiction
Size: 13.58 mb
Free download for Kindle from 23 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.50 / 5
5 reviews

IVAN THE TERRIBLE: A Ruthless Leader. The Entire Life Story. Biography, Facts & Quotes (Great Biographies Book 13)

by The History Hour

Ivan the TerribleRuthless LeaderDownload for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free Bonus Inside!Read on your Computer, Mac, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet.Has Ivan Chetvyorty been a wicked and ruthless leader? Has his nation suffered as he pursued his own corrupted agendas? Surely, though, none comes close to the violent, lascivious, vengeful reign of Ivan Chetvyorty Vasilyevich, born to the Rurik Dynasty in the Grand Duchy of Muscovy. Indeed, this man’s period in power was one of the longest in Russian history, lasting more than half a century. If the early years of his rule saw him as just a child, powerless to stop the corruption of his supposed mentors, he more than made up for it when coming of age. And Russia suffered as a result.Inside you’ll read aboutBirth of a TyrantA Menagerie of MarriagesA Tyrant’s AgonyThe Sacking of Novgorod, and Other CampaignsDeathAnd much more!He was also the first Tsar of this great country. A title he endowed upon himself which, as we shall later see, carried much greater significance to the Russian people than those four small letters might suggest. This is a man whose reign went unrecorded - the fear of putting in writing anything he said or did is far too great to entertain. Thus, his history is told through stories passed down through generations, legends which have entered folklore. If his history is therefore subject to the variations wrought by time, and the passions and fear he generated, one fact does stand tall and true. That is that we know this tyrant by a more memorable name. Ivan the Terrible. Perhaps the most understated title in the history of mankind.

Genre: History, Russia
Size: 92 pages
Free download for Kindle from 23 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Ivan the Terrible: A Captivating Guide to the First Tsar of Russia and His Impact on Russian History

by Captivating History

If you want to discover the captivating life of Ivan the Terrible, then keep reading...Free History BONUS Inside!Considering that he has gone down in history as Ivan the Terrible, the first tsar of Russia could hardly have been a Boy Scout. As his name suggests, Ivan had an utterly terrifying presence during his thirty-seven-year-long reign.Ivan's story is not only one of brutality, but it is also a tale of great suffering. It's the story of a little boy whose father died when he was just a toddler; a story of a child whose mother was poisoned when he was only seven years old. This was a boy who had to struggle to survive as the warring nobility threatened, molested, and harassed him endlessly while he tried to protect his only friend—his deaf and mute little brother. This is also the tale of a young man who was desperate for power to defend himself and found it when he was made the tsar. And it's almost the story of a good and capable ruler whose wild temper was soothed by the presence of a tsaritsa who seemed capable of calming the storm that was Ivan's mind; but, sadly, Ivan's beloved first wife was poisoned and died in agony, plunging him into a cauldron of darkness and depression that produced the tyrant that has gone down in history as a monster.In this book, you'll discover his story.In Ivan the Terrible: A Captivating Guide to the First Tsar of Russia and His Impact on Russian History, you will discover topics such asRussia Before the First TsarA Lineage of HeroesThe Birth of an EmperorAssassinationBecoming TerribleThe Coronation of the First TsarAn Ambitious Young RulerBooks and CathedralsDeath in the FamilyBetrayalRevengeThe Failure of the OprichnikiTwo KillingsThe Legacy of Ivan “The Terrible”And much, much more!So if you want to learn more about the history of Ivan the Terrible, scroll up and click the "add to cart" button!

Genre: History, Russia
Size: 99 pages
Free download for Kindle from 22 February 2020 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 Soviet ideology and the reality of Soviet politics and economics.

Genre: History, Europe, Russia, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Science & Maths, Physics
Size: Unknown
Free download for Kindle from 22 February 2020 onward  

Unbelievable Ancient Russia: Slavic Democracy: History of society and democracy: before new epoch

by Alexander Buychik

Genre: History, Russia
Size: 77 pages
Free download for Kindle from 21 February 2020 onward  

A Time to Live (Russian Cross Book 6)

by Alexander Lapin

A Time to Live – this is the title of the final, sixth book of the novel Russian cross. The original novel was conceived as a five-volume edition, and with characters I planned to leave at the turn of the century. But too much remained uncertain in the fate of each character and the internal logic of the narration required to bring the line of characters’ lives before the moment of awareness of each of them of its purpose.No, they do not achieve complete peace and well-being. Life continues to bring them new difficulties that require overcoming, but each of the main characters of the novel in the final comes to understand the need to be here and now, in this place, to do this business, with these people, to love exactly this person and raise common children.And then, despite the difficulties and problems that each new day creates, a clear awareness of the correctness of their path and life goals, strong support in their loved ones and reliability of the rear gives confidence that everything can be overcome. I sincerely wish my readers to get this feeling.

Genre: History, Russia
Size: 262 pages
Free download for Kindle from 21 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.20 / 5
4 reviews

Hit the Road Jack: A wickedly suspenseful serial killer thriller (Jack Ryder Book 1)

by Willow Rose

New series from the Amazon Bestselling author Willow Rose.  Ben is supposed to be in school. It's Monday morning but his parents are still asleep after a night of heavy drinking. Ben Waits patiently, even though he knows he is missing out on today's field trip to the zoo. But, when his black Labrador suddenly runs upstairs and comes down with a finger in his mouth, Ben knows he's not making it to school today at all. Detective Jack Ryder is chaperoning his kids' field trip when he gets the call from the head of the Cocoa Beach Police Department. A body has been found and they need his help. Soon, Jack finds himself up against a killer, a predator who ruthlessly chases women and kills them so they can never leave him. The case soon causes serious consequences for him and his family once the truth is revealed. With her new hero, Jack Ryder, as a loving father and committed detective, a new location in tropical Florida, and a story that moves at an incredible pace, Hit the Road Jack is Willow Rose at the top of her game.

Genre: Arts & Photography, Dance, Fashion, Film & Video, Music, Photography, Pop Culture, Television, Biography & True Accounts, Arts & Literature, Ethnic, Historical, Leaders & Notable People, Memoirs, Professionals & Academics, Reference & Collections, Travel, Business & Finance, Business Life, Economics, Finance, Industries & Professions, Investing, Marketing & Sales, Personal Finance, Reference, Small Business & Entrepreneurship, Children's eBooks, Arts, Music & Photography, Computers & Internet, Science, Nature & How It Works, Sport & Outd
Size: 454 pages
Free download for Kindle from 20 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.60 / 5
5 reviews

Vladimir Lenin: A Life From Beginning to End (Revolutionaries Book 4)

by Hourly History

Vladimir Lenin* * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * *Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet.The political theories of Lenin have long outlived him, and have even gone on to outlive the Marxist state he help to found; the Soviet Union. The name Lenin still reverberates around the world, and yet “Lenin” is not even his real name. He was born Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, the name Lenin was just the word he used to attach to his ideology, Lenin was just the brand that he developed as he attempted to make good on his promise to export Leninism all over the world. Inside you will read about...✓ The Birth of Revolution✓ Lenin’s Honeymoon in Exile✓ Lenin’s Blank Check✓ Dealing with Monarchist Filth✓ Saving Face✓ Voice of a Nation✓ Russia Holds its BreathAnd much more!The man that came to be known as Vladimir Lenin almost single-handedly sparked communist revolution in Russia and he very nearly brought his brand of Marxism to the rest of the world. What drove him to do this? Where did he derive such an immense desire for societal change?This book serves to examine the landscape that brought such a pivotal figure to such prominence, examining all of the catalysts, from personal, to national, that led the man known simply as “Lenin” down his inexorable path of revolution.

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Leaders & Notable People, History, Europe, Russia, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
Free download for Kindle from 17 February 2020 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 hundred annotated entries for the census tables, a keyword index that enables researchers to find census data by subject, and a list of political-administrative units covered in each census.

Genre: History, Europe, Russia, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Test Preparation & Guides
Size: Unknown
Free download for Kindle from 16 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 2.70 / 5
5 reviews

Leon Trotsky: A Life From Beginning to End

by Hourly History

Leon Trotsky* * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * *Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet.The man that history came to know by the name of Trotsky has the well-established legacy of being one of the most mysterious of all the cast and characters involved with the Russian Revolution. If the Russian Revolution was a Shakespearean tragedy, Trotsky would undoubtedly be cast into the role of an Othello or King Lear type figure who means well but seems to hamstring himself with his never-ending ideological speculation and theorizing. Inside you will read about...✓ A Prisoner of War✓ Putting a Stop to World War I✓ The Execution of the Last Tsar✓ Russia Under Siege✓ Stalin Takes Over✓ Trotsky’s Exile Begins✓ Trotsky’s Last TestamentAnd much more!In many ways, Trotsky could be said to be a brilliant thinker that was miscast in the wrong role. Almost seeming to refute Plato's idea of the philosopher king, Trotsky appeared to be just a little bit too introspective for his own good. While the likes of Joseph Stalin were taking action and seizing the reins from Lenin, Trotsky seemed to be lost in his thought. This book takes a look at the great mind that the Russian Revolution forgot, Leon Trotsky.

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Leaders & Notable People, Specific Groups, History, Russia, Nonfiction
Size: 37 pages
Free download for Kindle from 16 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Practical Economics: Economic Transformation and Government Reform in Georgia 2004–2012

by Nika Gilauri

This book is open access under a CC BY license.In this book, Nika Gilauri reveals his formulas for government reform and economic recovery, including how to fight against corruption, reform fiscal policy and tax systems, privatize state-owned enterprises, build a welfare system for those most in need, create a competitive education and healthcare system, and streamline procurement. All formulas are corroborated by practical experience and empirical evidence gathered during Mr Gilauri's term as a cabinet member (2004-2009) and prime minister (2009-2012) of Georgia, and provide an in-depth view of what worked in the case of Georgia since 2003, and how lessons learned could be applied in other parts of the world.

Genre: Business & Finance, Biographies & Primers, Economics, History, Russia, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Law, Politics & Social Sciences
Size: 213 pages
Free download for Kindle from 15 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

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 adopting many of the forms of political and social behavior generally associated with urban proletarians.

Genre: History, Europe, Reference, Russia, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 208 pages
Free download for Kindle from 14 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 1.00 / 5
1 review

The Russian Revolution: A Captivating Guide to the February and October Revolutions and the Rise of the Soviet Union Led by Vladimir Lenin and the Bolsheviks

by Captivating History

Genre: History, Reference, Russia, Nonfiction
Size: 81 pages
Free download for Kindle from 13 February 2020 onward  

Lenin and the Making of the Soviet State: A Brief History with Documents (The Bedford Series in History and Culture)

by NA NA

Genre: History, Russia, Politics & Social Sciences, Political History & Theory
Size: Unknown
Free download for Kindle from 13 February 2020 onward  

Revolution of the Mind: Higher Learning among the Bolsheviks, 1918–1929 (Studies of the Harriman Institute)

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 the quest to transform everyday life gripped the student movement; the Institute of Red Professors, where the Bolsheviks sought to train a new communist intellectual or red specialist; and the Communist Academy, headquarters for a planned, collectivist, proletarian science.

Genre: History, Europe, Russia, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Education, Politics & Social Sciences, Ideologies
Size: Unknown
Free download for Kindle from 13 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

World War II: 1942 (One Hour WW II History Books Book 4)

by History by the Hour

In this one-hour history book, discover why 1942 was such a decisive year as we uncover the main events of that year during World War II, the most lethal war of all times.1942 came on the scene like a fast-moving freight train careening around a series of rapid twists and turns. In a matter of months, the Japanese made themselves masters of the entire Dutch East Indies. The Soviet Union was faced with near collapse as the Germans pounded at the gates of Moscow, and America’s East Coast was besieged by Nazi U-Boats. It was a year of quick and decisive action during which the situation changed from day to day. This book relates all of the major events of 1942 in the order they happened. If you would like a complete and concise reference on this pivotal year of the war, this book will provide it for you in full.In this short read one hour book, you will know everything you need to know about what happened in 1942 during World War II.Download FREE with Kindle Unlimited!Scroll back up and click the Buy Now button located on the right side of this page. 

Genre: History, Europe, Military, Russia
Size: 39 pages
Free download for Kindle from 13 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.60 / 5
5 reviews

Russian History: A Captivating Guide to the History of Russia, Including Events Such as the Mongol Invasion, the Napoleonic Invasion, Reforms of Peter ... the Fall of the Soviet Union, and More

by Captivating History

Genre: History, Russia, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Education
Size: 136 pages
Free download for Kindle from 13 February 2020 onward  

The Cold War in the Classroom: International Perspectives on Textbooks and Memory Practices (Palgrave Studies in Educational Media)

by Barbara Christophe

Genre: History, Russia, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: Unknown
Free download for Kindle from 11 February 2020 onward  

Stalin’s Constitution (Open Access): Soviet Participatory Politics and the Discussion of the 1936 Draft Constitution (Routledge Studies in Modern European History)

by Samantha Lomb

Upon its adoption in December 1936, Soviet leaders hailed the new so-called Stalin Constitution as the most democratic in the world. Scholars have long scoffed at this claim, noting that the mass repression of 1937–1938 that followed rendered it a hollow document. This study does not address these competing claims, but rather focuses on the six-month long popular discussion of the draft Constitution, which preceded its formal adoption in December 1936. Drawing on rich archival sources, this book uses the discussion of the draft 1936 Constitution to examine discourse between the central state leadership and citizens about the new Soviet social contract, which delineated the roles the state and citizens should play in developing socialism. For the central leadership, mobilizing its citizenry in a variety of state building campaigns was the main goal of the discussion of the draft Constitution. However, the goals of the central leadership at times stood in stark contrast with the people’s expressed interpretation of that social contract. Citizens of the USSR focused on securing rights and privileges, often related to improving their daily lives, from the central government.The Open Access version of this book, available at https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315194004, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license.

Genre: History, Russia, Professional & Technical, Law
Size: 190 pages
Free download for Kindle from 10 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.10 / 5
23 reviews

A Short History of Russia

by Mary Platt Parmele

In A Short History of Russia Mary Platt Parmele takes the reader on a survey of Russia’s rich past, from the state’s early dramatic beginnings to its struggle to control society, the transformation of the empire into a multi-ethnic empire, and beyond.

Genre: History, Europe, Reference, Russia, Nonfiction
Size: 264 pages
Free download for Kindle from 10 February 2020 onward  

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 download for Kindle from 10 February 2020 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, literary history, the theory of literary genre, and prosody. Russian Formalism is an authoritative introduction to the movement that was a major precursor of contemporary critical thought.

Genre: Fiction, History, Russia, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory
Size: 278 pages
Free download for Kindle from 10 February 2020 onward  

Ten Days That Shook the World: The October Revolution (Including "The Communist Manifesto")

by Karl Marx

"Ten Days That Shook the World" is a book by the American journalist and socialist John Reed about the October Revolution in Russia in 1917. Reed who was on an assignment for The Masses, a magazine of socialist politics, followed many of the prominent Bolshevik leaders closely during his time in Russia. Reed's reports, on which this book is based, are valuable source of the first-hand information about the events that occurred in Russia in the fall of 1917.This edition includes "The Communist Manifesto" which will provide an analytical approach to the class struggle and the justification for the Revolution.

Genre: History, Russia
Size: 382 pages
Free download for Kindle from 08 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.50 / 5
5 reviews

Grigori Rasputin: A Life From Beginning to End

by Hourly History

Grigori Rasputin* * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * *Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet.Rasputin began life as a peasant in the poorest reaches of Siberia and ended his life as the virtual second-in-command of Tsarist Russia. How did he achieve such a rapid change in fortunes? Was it through palace intrigue or magic and mind control? Or perhaps, the causes were a combination of hypnosis and haemophilia? The tsar’s son Nicholas had been born with the dreaded “royal disease” otherwise known as the blood clotting deficiency named haemophilia. The slightest cut or scrape could be life-threatening for the young boy. The self-proclaimed healer managed to convince the royal family that he was the only way that their son would stay alive. With a role this vital, there was no way that Rasputin would be dropped from the imperial payroll anytime soon. Inside you will read about...✓ From Peasant Monk to Royal Holy Man✓ Rasputin’s Miracle✓ Immoral Rumors✓ Rasputin’s Banishment✓ Rasputin During World War I✓ The End of Rasputin’s ReignAnd much more!Through intrigue, divine intervention, or perhaps just the sheer force of his personality, he forever cemented his place in Russian history. Read about the mad monk turned master minister—read about the astonishing rise and fall that comprised the life of Grigori Rasputin.

Genre: History, Russia, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Other Practices
Size: Unknown
Free download for Kindle from 08 February 2020 onward  

Russian Revolution: Two Insurrections and Civil War

by in60Learning

Genre: History, Russia
Size: 1.16 mb
Free download for Kindle from 08 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.50 / 5
5 reviews

The End of the Third Reich: A New English Translation

by Vasily Chuikov

Vasily Chuikov was there at the end, every soldier’s desire. This account of the operations of his army on the Eastern Front from the summer of 1944 until the surrender of Germany is not as dramatic as his history of Stalingrad. As Chuikov himself said, Stalingrad was ‘idiosyncratic.’ No one had ever seen the like and, with a bit of luck, no one will ever see the like again.This book relates many stories, but also contains a fair amount of military science. If the small-town geography of Poland and Ukraine becomes too tedious, skim it.This book can educate those who do not fully appreciate the sacrifice made by Red Army troops in World War II. Russians of the Soviet period almost always failed in their appeals for understanding by painting themselves as universally courageous, kind, etc. etc.; when they weren’t painting themselves as poor and pitiable. In truth, they were neither angelic nor universally victimized. You will find the ‘courageous and kind…’ version here. Chuikov’s propaganda on the benevolent fraternity enjoyed by Russians and Poles is nauseating.Even so, I think the general was an honest man; as honest as he could be under the circumstances. Recall that he survived Stalin’s great purge of the military in the late 1930s. He may have been just the right age; a fish too small to be noticed at the time. However, the warning that a firing squad could be the other end of a piddling mistake—or possibly no mistake at all—could not have been missed. Chuikov became a master at criticizing ambiguously. His little shots at Marshal Zhukov are delightfully crafted.An out-of-print English translation of this book is available, but it is deeply flawed. I’m sure I made a few mistakes, but I hope a better version will be welcomed.

Genre: History, Military, Russia
Size: 307 pages
Free download for Kindle from 07 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.00 / 5
4 reviews

Battle of Stalingrad: A History From Beginning to End (World War 2 Battles Book 1)

by Hourly History

Battle of Stalingrad* * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * *Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet.The Battle of Stalingrad, perceived by historians as the most important battle of World War II and regarded by Russians as the most significant battle in their country’s history, cannot be viewed solely as a military engagement between two powerful, long-time foes. The Soviet Union, which had climbed to power from the shambles of the 1917 Revolution that saw communism overthrow the czar, and Germany, which had risen from the ashes of World War I’s Treaty of Versailles, certainly had a complicated history. Stalingrad was a battle between the Allies and the Axis Powers; it was a struggle between the Soviet Union and Germany for victory; and it was also a test of wills between Josef Stalin and Adolf Hitler, two totalitarian dictators who were willing to do whatever was necessary to demonstrate the supremacy of their systems of government. Inside you will read about...✓ Josef Stalin: Man of Steel ✓ Adolf Hitler: A Quest for Vengeance ✓ Operation Barbarossa ✓ The Stalingrad Street Fighting Academy ✓ The Heroes of Stalingrad And much more!Stalin had succeeded Vladimir Lenin as the leader of the Soviet Union, and his entry upon the world stage ushered in a reign of absolute power as he bent a battered nation to conform to his will. Adolf Hitler, leader of the National Socialist German Workers Party, was elected chancellor of Germany in 1933 and promptly turned the beleaguered nation into a launch pad for Aryan domination. As their armies met at Stalingrad for a long and bloody struggle that would ultimately tally two million civilian and military casualties, the world would watch as two brutal regimes challenged one another while the fate of the free world hung in the balance.

Genre: History, Europe, Military, Russia, Nonfiction
Size: 37 pages
Free download for Kindle from 07 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.50 / 5
2 reviews

Trapped in Russia: An American Family's Struggle to Survive

by Wardamasky Bobrow, Karen

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, History, Russia
Size: 255 pages
Free download for Kindle from 07 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 3.10 / 5
5 reviews

World War II Leningrad: A History From Beginning to End (World War 2 Battles Book 6)

by Hourly History

World War II Leningrad* * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * *Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet.History describes the 872-day Siege of Leningrad as the most devastating siege in history. The German army had made its way to Leningrad before the city had the opportunity to prepare for an assault and the consequences were lethal. Accompanied by one of the worst famines in history, as well as a brutally cold winter in 1941-1942, the civilians were doomed. Of the three million people living in Leningrad at the start of the siege, more than a million would be evacuated and approximately another million would die before the assault ended in 1944. Inside you will read about...✓ St. Petersburg: The City of Three Revolutions✓ The Fate of Leningrad under Stalin✓ Encircling Leningrad✓ Inside Leningrad✓ The Road of Life✓ The Leningrad AffairAnd much more!During those 872 days, Leningrad was rendered numb as people fell dead in the streets and were not placed in coffins because no one had the strength to bury them. People ate their pets and boiled leather for food; they committed murder to obtain ration cards for the meager provisions that the city could provide; some resorted to cannibalism. Kept alive by their fervent patriotism and an astonishing will to survive, the citizens of Leningrad greeted the end of the siege with jubilation. Although they outlasted the Nazis, they could not defeat Josef Stalin as the paranoid leader punished Leningrad and its prominent Party members and stilled the voices of the heroes who lived. But Leningrad did not remain silenced, and the truth finally emerged. It’s a harrowing saga of bravery and brutality, but one that must be told.

Genre: History, Military, Russia, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
Free download for Kindle from 07 February 2020 onward  

The Crimean War: Volume II An English Translation

by Yevgeny Tarle

Yevgeny Tarle was a historian most interested in diplomacy. In Volume I of this work, he devoted a great many pages to the failure of that diplomacy to avoid the Crimean War. Indeed, he makes a convincing argument that the diplomacy was not intended to avoid war, but rather to assign blame. The two most influential actors, Tsar Nicholas I and Emperor Napoleon III, wanted war for their own purposes.After the abortive Russian Danubian campaign of 1853-54, the Western powers made it abundantly clear that the integrity of the Ottoman Empire was not their sole concern. French and British troops were first landed in parts of Greece and Bulgaria then under the control of the Turks, but it soon became clear that there would be no encounter there with the withdrawing Russian forces. It was decided to carry the war onto Russian soil, to Crimea. This volume does not neglect operations in the Baltic, White and Barents Seas and the Pacific Ocean, but it is quite properly devoted primarily to the invasion of Crimea and the subsequent epic siege of Sevastopol. It closes with the 1856 Congress of Paris.

Genre: History, Europe, Russia
Size: 734 pages
Free download for Kindle from 07 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

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 performers, their audiences, and the political authorities came into contact enables her to explore whether this culture emerged spontaneously "from below" or was imposed by the revolutionary elite. She shows that by the late 1920s, Soviet leaders had come to distrust the initiatives of the lower classes, and the amateur theaters fell increasingly under the guidance of artistic professionals. Within a few years, state agencies intervened to homogenize repertoire and performance style, and with the institutionalization of Socialist Realist principles, only those works in a unified Soviet canon were presented.

Genre: Arts & Photography, Art, Stage & Theatre, Fiction, Drama, History, Europe, Russia, Nonfiction, Poetry, Drama & Criticism
Size: 326 pages
Free download for Kindle from 06 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

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 distinctions between Russian and European history.Through the prism of honor, Kollmann examines the interaction of the Russian state and its people in regulating social relations and defining an individual's rank. She finds vital information in a collection of transcripts of legal suits brought by elites and peasants alike to avenge insult to honor. The cases make clear the conservative role honor played in society as well as the ability of men and women to employ this body of ideas to address their relations with one another and with the state. Kollmann demonstrates that the grand princes—and later the tsars—tolerated a surprising degree of local autonomy throughout their rapidly expanding realm. Her work marks a stark contrast with traditional Russian historiography, which exaggerates the power of the state and downplays the volition of society.

Genre: History, Europe, Russia, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Law, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Ideologies
Size: Unknown
Free download for Kindle from 06 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.10 / 5
4 reviews

Cold War: A History From Beginning to End

by Hourly History

Cold War* * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * *Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet. The Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union lasted from the end of World War II until the end of the 1980s. Over the course of five decades, they never came to blows directly. Rather, these two world superpowers competed in other arenas that would touch almost every corner of the globe. Inside you will read about...✓ What Was the Cold War?✓ The Origins of the Cold War✓ World War II and the Beginning of the Cold War✓ The Cold War in the 1950s✓ The Cold War in the 1960s✓ The Cold War in the 1970s✓ The Cold War in the 1980s and the End of the Cold WarBoth interfered in the affairs of other countries to win allies for their opposing ideologies.In the process, governments were destabilized, ideas silenced, revolutions broke out, and culture was controlled. This overview of the Cold War provides the story of how these two countries came to oppose one another, and the impact it had on them and others around the world.

Genre: History, Europe, Russia, World, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
Free download for Kindle from 06 February 2020 onward  

The Soviet Nuclear Weapons Program: The History and Legacy of the USSR’s Efforts to Build the Atomic Bomb

by Charles River Editors

*Includes pictures*Includes a bibliography for further reading*Includes a table of contentsTens of millions died during World War II as the warring powers raced to create the best fighter planes, tanks, and guns, and eventually that race extended to bombs which carried enough power to destroy civilization itself. While the war raged in Europe and the Pacific, a dream team of Nobel Laureates was working on the Manhattan Project, a program kept so secret that Vice President Harry Truman didn’t know about it until he took the presidency after FDR’s death in April 1945. The Manhattan Project would ultimately yield the “Little Boy” and “Fat Man” bombs that released more than 100 Terajoules of energy at Hiroshima and Nagasaki, but weeks earlier, on July 16, 1945, the first detonation of a nuclear device took place in Alamogordo, New Mexico. The first bomb was nicknamed the “gadget,” to avoid espionage attempts to discover that it was, indeed, a bomb. In some sense, the device detonated in July was not really a “bomb” anyway; it was not a deployable device, though it was a detonatable one.With this success, word reached President Truman, who was then attending the Potsdam Conference, and while there, he presented the news to Soviet leader Joseph Stalin. Stalin feigned surprise; in an ironic twist of fate, espionage missions had revealed American nuclear research to the Soviets before it had even reached Vice President Truman. The attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945, along with the Cold War-era tests and their accompanying mushroom clouds, would demonstrate the true power and terror of nuclear weapons, but in the late 1930s these bombs were only vaguely being thought through, particularly after the successful first experiment to split the atom by a German scientist. Despite the fact the Nazis’ quest for a nuclear weapon began in earnest in 1939, no one really had a handle on how important nuclear weapons would prove to war and geopolitics, so the Germans were hesitant to expend resources on it. Moreover, they were hampered by the fact their policies had compelled Jewish scientists like Liz Meitner and Albert Einstein to flee before the war.For their part, Stalin’s regime had been working on a nuclear weapons program since 1942, relying greatly upon successful Soviet espionage to help lead the way. With intelligence sources connected to the Manhattan Project, Stalin was able to keep abreast of the Allies’ progress toward creating an atomic bomb, so that by 1945, the Soviets already had a working blueprint of America’s first atomic bombs. On August 29, 1949, the Soviets successfully tested an atomic bomb, and with that, the Soviet Union became the second nation after the U.S. to develop and possess nuclear weapons. The nuclear age itself was still in its infancy, but within a few short years the advent of nuclear war loomed over the world and the prospect of a malign dictatorship possessing nuclear superiority kept Western leaders awake at night.The Soviet Nuclear Weapons Program: The History and Legacy of the USSR’s Efforts to Build the Atomic Bomb examines the Soviets’ race to reach the ultimate goal during and after World War II, and how they went about their objectives. Along with pictures of important people, places, and events, you will learn about Nazi Germany’s nuclear weapons program like never before.

Genre: History, Russia
Size: Unknown
Free download for Kindle from 05 February 2020 onward  

The Soviet Union during the Brezhnev Era: The History of the USSR Under Leonid Brezhnev

by Charles River Editors

Genre: History, Russia
Size: 69 pages
Free download for Kindle from 03 February 2020 onward  

Stalingrad Battle of the Century: An English Translation

by Vasily Chuikov

Vasily Chuikov offers an authoritative history of the Battle of Stalingrad. After all, he was there. Chuikov's account of the battle was first published in 1962. That book was translated into English and published in the 1965 book, The Battle for Stalingrad. This book, Stalingrad: Battle of the Century, is a translation of Chuikov's 1975 edition, a very different work.There is no doubt that Stalingrad was a turning point in World War II. It was, perhaps, a turning point in human history. Adolf Hitler's psychopathic obsession with conquering the stronghold on the Volga made this an event of more than military significance. Chuikov himself wrote that Stalingrad was 'an objective at which all strategic, tactical, political and aspirational goals coalesced.' Indeed. It was the beginning of the end for the Third Reich. It bolstered the stumbling Soviet Union. We live with the consequences of both. The propaganda you will find in this book is quaint and amusing. You can ignore it. Do not ignore the analysis of a preeminent battlefield commander. Chuikov, perhaps, said more than he intended. This book speaks to the nature of war in great detail. It also has something to say about the human condition.

Genre: History, Military, Russia
Size: 411 pages
Free download for Kindle from 03 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.30 / 5
93 reviews

Cicada Spring: A Novel

by Christian Galacar

On a warm May evening in the spring of 1979, the people of Heartsridge, Massachusetts, are living the American dream. Families are gathered for barbecues. Kids are playing in front yards. Gardens are being kept. Meanwhile, Kara Price stumbles home through the woods, raped and beaten, her life shattered by a wicked act of violence, perpetrated by one of the town’s most beloved and public figures.

Surrounding Kara is a cast of compelling and nefarious characters—a violent-tempered mayor who can do no wrong in the eyes of the town, a sheriff bound by the rules and plagued by a guilty conscience, a father bent on revenge, a serial killer in the midst of an identity crisis. And at the center of it all there's Kara, who just wants to move on with her life and forget everything that happened to her. But how can she do that when everyone thinks she is a liar who is only out for attention? With plot and emotion braided together by a careful hand, this haunted group of people all acting on behalf of their own interests begs the question: How far would you go to protect your own?

Genre: Arts & Photography, Film & Video, Graphic Design, Music, Pop Culture, Biography & True Accounts, Ethnic, Leaders & Notable People, Professionals & Academics, Business & Finance, Biographies & Primers, Small Business & Entrepreneurship, Children's eBooks, Religion & Spirituality, Science, Nature & How It Works, Sport & Outdoors, Comics & Graphic Novels, Computing, Microsoft, Operating Systems, Programming, Crime, Thriller & Mystery, Mystery, Thrillers, Suspense, Fiction, Family Saga, Fiction Classics, Gay & Lesbian, Sea Adventures, Short
Size: 368 pages
Free download for Kindle from 03 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

In Search of the Free Individual: The History of the Russian-Soviet Soul (Distinguished Speakers Series)

by Svetlana Alexievich

"I love life in its living form, life that’s found on the street, in human conversations, shouts, and moans." So begins this speech delivered in Russian at Cornell University by Svetlana Alexievich, winner of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Literature. In poetic language, Alexievich traces the origins of her deeply affecting blend of journalism, oral history, and creative writing.Cornell Global Perspectives is an imprint of Cornell University’s Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies. The works examine critical global challenges, often from an interdisciplinary perspective, and are intended for a non-specialist audience. The Distinguished Speaker Series presents edited transcripts of talks delivered at Cornell, both in the original language and in translation.

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Memoirs, Specific Groups, History, Russia, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Writing
Size: 45 pages
Free download for Kindle from 01 February 2020 onward  

Paradox of Ukraine: Ethnic History of Ukrainian Regions

by Sergey Lebedeff

Genre: History, Russia
Size: 78 pages
Free download for Kindle from 31 January 2020 onward  

Rating: 3.10 / 5
3 reviews

Catherine the Great: A Life From Beginning to End (Biographies of Women in History Book 7)

by Hourly History

Catherine the Great* * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * *Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet.Catherine the Great is one of the most influential rulers in Russian history. Though born in Prussia, she endeavored to gain the throne of Russia and went on to be the longest-ruling empress in Russian history. She ruled as an enlightened despot, promoting the principles of the European Enlightenment as she sought to modernize her beloved country. She reformed the educational system of Russia, creating a national system that utilized modern educational theory in a co-educational setting. She attracted some of the most brilliant thinkers to her court and engaged their assistance in modernizing the arts and sciences as well as the Russian economic system. Because of her efforts, she ruled over what is considered the Golden Age of Russian Enlightenment. Inside you will read about...✓ The Early Life of an Empress✓ The Dawn of a New Era✓ A Patron of the Arts✓ Catherine the Warrior✓ Catherine’s Personal Life and DeathAnd much more!Catherine the Great counted among her successes many glorious military victories which succeeded in expanding Russia’s realm to over 200,000 square miles. She was, by all accounts, an efficacious leader and reformer in Russian history. Despite her professional successes, her personal life was far from ideal. Catherine never loved her husband and was alleged to have been complicit in his assassination. She never remarried, instead taking a string of lovers only for as long as they held her interest. She had three children, none of whom she claimed were fathered by her husband, Peter III. Despite her promiscuity, she was a generous lover, and many of her former lovers remained devoted to her throughout her life. She lived her life passionately, and can even be described as an early feminist, doing what she wanted. This book tells the story of this unconventional woman in a concise, entertaining, and informative manner.

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Leaders & Notable People, Specific Groups, History, Russia, Nonfiction
Size: 34 pages
Free download for Kindle from 29 January 2020 onward  

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Rating: 4.40 / 5
4 reviews

The Space Race: A History From Beginning to End

by Hourly History

Genre: History, Europe, Russia, World, Nonfiction
Size: 4.45 mb
Free download for Kindle from 29 January 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.40 / 5
4 reviews

From War to Peace in the Balkans, the Middle East and Ukraine (Palgrave Critical Studies in Post-Conflict Recovery)

by Daniel Serwer

Genre: History, Russia, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Practical Politics, War & Peace
Size: 145 pages
Free download for Kindle from 28 January 2020 onward  

25 Years of Transformations of Higher Education Systems in Post-Soviet Countries: Reform and Continuity (Palgrave Studies in Global Higher Education)

by Jeroen Huisman

Genre: History, Russia, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Education, Politics & Social Sciences
Size: 482 pages
Free download for Kindle from 28 January 2020 onward  

HISTORY OF ARMENIA: A Brief Review

by Armen Khachikyan

Genre: History, Russia
Size: Unknown
Free download for Kindle from 28 January 2020 onward  

Rating: 3.10 / 5
3 reviews

The History of Russia in 50 Events: (Russian History - Napoleon In Russia - The Crimean War - Russia In World War - The Cold War) (Timeline History in 50 Events Book 3)

by Stephan Weaver

Russia is an assortment of the world’s most beautiful cultures and religions. But how did Russia become home to such a diverse population and tradition that is redolent of so many parts of the world? How much does Russia owe to its spellbinding steppe in respect to its unparalleled history? This book uncovers the mystery behind this and the many other little known facts about Russia.

Inside you will learn about...
✓ The Invasion of the Mongols
✓ The Three False Dmitrys
✓ Napoleons Invasion of Russia
✓ The Crimean War
✓ The Formation of the Soviet Union
✓ The Cold War
And much more!

This eBook discusses 50 thrilling events that were the formative days of the state. It relates both the triumphant and sanguinary years, discussing each epoch in crisp yet sufficient details allowing you to thoroughly discover one of the world’s richest nations.
The Kievan Rus’, Mongol invasion, Tsars Rule, Cold War, Soviet Union, the epic February Revolution— this eBook chronicles each epoch, from Prehistoric to modern Russia.

Genre: History, Europe, Russia, Nonfiction
Size: 77 pages
Free download for Kindle from 27 January 2020 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
2 reviews

Stalin: The Life of Joseph Stalin, the General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union and Premier 1922-1953 (One Hour History Books Book 10)

by History by the Hour

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Leaders & Notable People, History, Russia
Size: Unknown
Free download for Kindle from 27 January 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.60 / 5
3 reviews

Tsar Nicholas II: A Life From Beginning to End

by Hourly History

Tsar Nicholas II* * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * *Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet.Reigning from 1894 to 1917, Nicholas II was the last emperor of Russia. His rule served as the bookends between what were essentially two Russian empires; the one that his forefathers carved out through imperial ambition and the one dictated by the zealous communists of the Soviet Union bent on socialist expansion. Nicholas was by most accounts a conflicted ruler; a man viewed as kind and generous in his mannerisms yet alleged to be greatly disconnected and apathetic toward the subjects he was supposed to rule over. Inside you will read about...✓ Nicholas and the Funeral Bride✓ The Coronation Tragedy✓ Bloody Sunday✓ Nicholas’ Reluctant Reforms✓ Three Hundred Years of Romanov Rule✓ The Tsar and World War I✓ The Last Russian TsarAnd much more!Find out how this last Russian tsar rose to power and oversaw the end of a 300-year family dynasty as it teetered, tottered, and finally fell over the edge of oblivion. This is the story of Tsar Nicholas II.

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Leaders & Notable People, History, Russia, Nonfiction
Size: 37 pages
Free download for Kindle from 27 January 2020 onward  

Wolf Songs (Russian Cross Book 5)

by Alexander Lapin

Genre: History, Russia
Size: Unknown
Free download for Kindle from 27 January 2020 onward  

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