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  • Stans By Me

    a whirlwind tour through Central Asia - Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan

    by Ged Gillmore

    Central Asia is the hot new travel destination. Curious to see what all the fuss is about?Join intrepid traveler, Ged Gillmore, as he journeys with an unlikely group of characters on a whirlwind tour through the five ‘Stans – Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.* Prepare yourself to come face to face with mesmerizing landscapes and striking citadels that look like sets ... Read more

    $6.99 AUD

  • Out of Latvia: The son of a Latvian immigrant searches for his roots

    by David Kerr

    A story of two men, a generation apart, one growing up in the shadow of the other.Peter Jirgens tells the story of his youth as the son of Arnold Jirgens, a Latvian immigrant, who struggled against discrimination to establish his family in Nowra, Australia. He shares the stories his father told him of the hardship of life under Soviet rule, his escape from Europe after World War Two and the early ... Read more

    $1.26 AUD

  • POW in Siberia

    by Ralf Becker

    A true story about a German soldier who endured the extreme conditions of the Gulag system in Siberia after the Second World War. These are his recollections and memories, written shortly after his return home. ... Read more

    $4.40 AUD

  • Travels into Bokhara

    by Alexander Burnes

    ‘The Great Game’ (also referred to as the Tournament of Shadows) is a term used to describe the political and diplomatic confrontation that existed during most of the 19th Century between the British Empire and the Russian Empire centered around Afghanistan and its surrounding regions. The classic Great Game period is generally regarded as running approximately from the Russo-Persian Treaty of ... Read more

    $9.20 AUD

  • Kim

    by Rudyard Kipling

    Kim is a novel by Rudyard Kipling. It was first published in book form in October 1901. The story unfolds against the backdrop of The Great Game, the political conflict between Russia and Britain in Central Asia. It is set after the Second Afghan War which ended in 1881, but before the Third, probably in the period 1893–98. The novel is notable for its detailed portrait of the people, culture, ... Read more

    $3.59 AUD

  • The Firm : The Inside Story Of The Stasi

    by Gary Bruce

    Based on previously classified documents and on interviews with former secret police officers and ordinary citizens, The Firm is the first comprehensive history of East Germany's secret police, the Stasi, at the grassroots level. Focusing on Gransee and Perleberg, two East German districts located north of Berlin, Gary Bruce reveals how the Stasi monitored small-town East Germany. He paints an ... Read more

    $35.96 AUD

  • Genocide by Famine

    by Memory Institute

    The word Holodomor means the deliberate mass murder by famine from which there is no salvation. Ukrainians use this name when referring to the National Catastrophe of 1932 – 33. We begin with the fact that the Holodomor was one of the most important events not only in Ukraine’s history but also in 20th century world history. Without understanding this, it is difficult to grasp the nature of ... Read more


  • Croatia: A Nation Forged in War

    by Marcus Tanner

    From the ashes of former Yugoslavia an independent Croatian state has arisen, the fulfillment, in the words of President Franjo Tudjman, of the Croats' "thousand-year-old dream of independence." Yet few countries in Europe have been born amid such bitter controversy and bloodshed: the savage war between pro-independence forces and the Yugoslav army left about one-third of the country in ruins and ... Read more

    $26.17 AUD

  • The Battle of Kursk

    Controversial and Neglected Aspects

    by Valeriy Zamulin and 1 more

    In this book, noted historian of the Battle of Kursk Valeriy Zamulin, the author of multiple Russian-language books on the Battle of Kursk and Destroying the Myth: The Tank Battle at Prokhorovka, Kursk, July 1943: An Operational Narrative takes a fresh look at several controversial and neglected topics regarding the battle and its run-up. He starts with a detailed look at the Soviet and Russian ... Read more

    $18.25 AUD

  • Siberia

    A Cultural History

    by Anthony Haywood

    Before Russians crossed the Urals Mountains in the sixteenth century to settle their ‘colony’ in North Asia, they heard rumours about bountiful fur, of bizarre people without eyes who ate by shrugging their shoulders and of a land where trees exploded from cold. This region of frozen tundra, endless forest and humming steppe between the Urals and the Pacific Ocean was a vast, strange and ... Read more

    $17.04 AUD

  • ARMENIA: A Journey Through History

    by Arra S. Avakian

    For most people of Armenian descent, both young and old, there has always been a pressing need to learn about their cultural heritage; their legacy as an ancient people with a highly advanced culture. ARMENIA: A Journey Through History answers that need. In it, Dr. Avakian presents the reader a wealth of information about the Armenian people, their history, their significant events, their ... Read more

    $15.34 AUD

  • Remembering the Darkness

    Women in Soviet Prisons

    by Veronica Shapovalov

    This engrossing collection of prison memoirs by Russian women is the first to portray the direct experiences of the wide range of women who were incarcerated in Soviet prisons and camps. Comprising the stories of women from all classes and backgrounds, this book covers the entire span of the Gulag's existence from the 1920s to the 1980s, including the little-known periods of political repression ... Read more

    $76.22 AUD

  • The Bear Went Over the Mountain

    Soviet Combat Tactics in Afghanistan

    by Lester W. Grau

    This collection of vignettes was written by Soviet junior officers describing their experiences fighting the Mujahideen guerillas. It is not a history of the Soviet-Afghan war, but snapshots of combat as seen by young platoon leaders, company commanders, battalion commanders and military advisers. ... Read more

    $69.73 AUD

  • 7 Days In Russia

    The Adventures of One American in Today’s Federation

    by M.G. Crisci

    Take one very, very curious American, mix in 145 million Russians and a century of preconceived notions and then pour this mixture out against the magnificent urban theater played out daily in Moscow, St Petersburg and Pushkin – and you've got Matt Crisci's latest book 7 Days in Russia—The Adventures of One American in Today’s Federation. Bestselling-author Crisci feeds his growing appetite for ... Read more

    $6.99 AUD

  • Journey to Chernobyl

    Encounters in a Radioactive Zone

    by Glenn Cheney

    Glenn Cheney arrived in Kiev during those first days when the Soviet Union ceased to exist and Ukraine was reborn. Almost immediately he found himself talking with scientist, journalist, refugees, engineers, top-level government officials, doctors, environmentalists, parents of sick children and people living just a few kilometers from the Chernobyl complex. He heard stories about the disaster ... Read more

    $20.45 AUD

  • Kosovo : What Everyone Needs To Know

    by Tim Judah

    On February 17, 2008, Kosovo declared its independence, becoming the seventh state to emerge from the break-up of the former Yugoslavia. A tiny country of just two million people, 90% of whom are ethnic Albanians, Kosovo is central-geographically, historically, and politically-to the future of the Western Balkans and, in turn, its potential future within the European Union. But the fate of both ... Read more

    $18.91 AUD


    A Russian Perspective

    by Gregory L. Bondarevsky

    This unique Russian account of Kipling’s ‘Great Game‘ — from a strictly Russian perspective — takes the form of a chapter by chapter review, by Professor Grigory L. Bondarevsky — a Russian academician (Oriental Institute of the Soviet Academy of Sciences and the Russian Academy of Social Science) who played an important part in defining post-war Soviet policy in Central Asia and the Middle East — ... Read more

    $4.96 AUD

  • Peter the Great (Illustrated)

    by Jacob Abbott

    series Jacob Abbott Books
    There are very few persons who have not heard of the fame of Peter the Great, the founder, as he is generally regarded by mankind, of Russian civilization. The celebrity, however, of the great Muscovite sovereign among young persons is due in a great measure to the circumstance of his having repaired personally to Holland, in the course of his efforts to introduce the industrial arts among his ... Read more

    $1.52 AUD

  • The Time Of Women

    by Elena Chizhova

    The Russian Booker Prize winning novel “The Time of Women” tells the story of three old women raising a small mute girl, Suzanna, in a communal apartment in the Soviet Union of the 1960s. Memories of hardship in first cataclysmic half of the century, as well as the loss of their own children, have receded in the background of everyday worries – such as how to preserve flour from one season to the ... Read more

    $14.07 AUD

  • Resistance: Jews and Christians Who Defied the Nazi Terror

    Jews and Christians Who Defied the Nazi Terror

    by Nechama Tec

    Nechama Tec's Defiance, an account of a Jewish partisan unit that fought the Nazis in the Polish forests during World War II, was turned into a major feature film. Yet despite the attention this film brought to the topic of Jewish resistance, Tec, who speaks widely about the Holocaust and the experience of Jews in wartime Poland, still ran into the same question again and again: Why didn't Jews ... Read more

    $27.71 AUD

  • Pan Tadeusz

    or The Last Foray in Lithuania

    by Adam Mickiewicz

    Pan Tadeusz is an epic poem by the Polish-Lithuanian poet, writer and philosopher Adam Mickiewicz. The book was first published in June 1834 in Paris, and is considered by many to be the last great epic poem in European literature. The story takes place over the course of five days in 1811 and one day in 1812 at a point in Polish history, when Poland-Lithuania had already been divided between ... Read more

    $3.06 AUD

  • Anna Karenina

    by Leo Tolstoy

    series Classics #6
    [Unabridged & Uncensored Original 1878 Edition.] Anna Karenina consists of more than the story of Anna Karenina, a married socialite, and her affair with the affluent Count Vronsky, though their story is a very strong component of the plot.[3] The story starts when she arrives in the midst of a family broken up by her brother's unbridled womanizing—something that prefigures her own later situation ... Read more

    $1.52 AUD

  • Kim

    by Rudyard Kipling

    Kim (Kimball O'Hara) (1901) by Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) is a novel that “unfolds against the backdrop of The Great Game, the political conflict between Russia and Britain in Central Asia. It is set after the Second Afghan War which ended in 1881, but before the Third, probably in the period 1893–98. The novel is notable for its detailed portrait of the people, culture, and varied religions of ... Read more

    $0.99 AUD

  • Der Oligarch

    by Anne Hamilton and 1 more

    Eine Riege junger Männer gelangte nach dem Zerfall der Sowjetunion aus dem Stand heraus zu fabelhaftem Reichtum: die »Oligarchen«. Allesamt einst Günstlinge Boris Jelzins, sind einige unter Putin inzwischen in Ungnade gefallen, der prominenteste von ihnen ist Michail Chodorkowski. Im eigenen Land fristen sie daher zumeist ein äußerst prekäres Dasein, im Westen aber dürfen sie sich als Märtyrer ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD