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  • The Story of a Life

    Volumes 1–3

    Discover one of Twentieth-Century Russia's most lauded lost classics, now in a remarkable new translation.'One of the great Russian autobiographies, as fresh now as the day it was written - and the day it was lived' Julian BarnesIn 1943, Konstantin Paustovsky, the Soviet Union's most revered author, started out on his masterwork - The Story of a Life; a grand, nove... ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

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  • The Battle of the Berezina

    Napoleon's Great Escape

    series Campaign Chronicles
    The full story of Napoleon’s legendary escape from Russia under seemingly impossible odds is recounted in this thrillingly vivid military history.In the winter of 1812, Napoleon's army retreated from Moscow under appalling conditions, hunted by three separate Russian armies. By late November, Napoleon had reached the banks of the River Berezina—the last natural obstacle between his army and the ... Read more

    $13.19 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Spy and the Traitor

    The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War

    by Ben MacIntyre ...
    *The No.1 Sunday Times Bestseller**Shortlisted for the 2018 Baillie Gifford Prize**Bill Gates' Top 5 Books for 2020*'THE BEST TRUE SPY STORY I HAVE EVER READ' JOHN LE CARR****ÉA thrilling Cold War story about a KGB double agent, by one of Britain's greatest historians - now with a new afterwordOn a warm July evening in 1985, a middle-aged man stood on the pavement of a busy av... ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Guerra e pace

    Ediz. integrale

    by Lev Tolstoj ...
    series Grandi classici
    Scritto da Lev Tolstoj tra il 1863 e il 1869, Guerra e pace è considerato il più grande romanzo russo. In questa celeberrima opera si fondono due narrazioni: da una parte, i grandi avvenimenti storici che travolsero la Russia all’inizio del XIX secolo; dall’altra, le vicende delle due famiglie dei Bolkonskij e dei Rostov, unite dalla figura del conte. In tutto il romanzo emerge chiaro il pensiero ... Read more

    $2.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Cilka's Journey

    The Sunday Times bestselling sequel to The Tattooist of Auschwitz

    Her beauty saved her life - and condemned her.In 1942 Cilka is just sixteen years old when she is taken to Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp. The Commandant at Birkenau, Schwarzhuber, notices her long beautiful hair, and forces her separation from the other women prisoners. Cilka learns quickly that power, even unwillingly given, equals survival.After liberation, Cilka is charged as a ... Read more

    $13.63 AUD

  • Red Notice

    A True Story of Corruption, Murder and One Man’s Fight for Justice

    by Bill Browder ...
    **'An unburdening, a witness statement and a thriller all at the same time ... electrifying.'**The TimesI have to assume that there is a very real chance that Putin or members of his regime will have me killed some day. If I'm killed, you will know who did it. When my enemies read this book, they will know that you know.A Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller. A true-life thriller by one of ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Russian Concubine

    'Wonderful . . . hugely ambitious and atmospheric' Kate Mosse

    series Russian Concubine #1
    *** THE Sunday Times TOP TEN BESTSELLING AUTHOR ***'Wonderful . . . hugely ambitious and atmospheric' Kate MosseDiscover a brilliant story of love, danger, courage and betrayal, from the internationally bestselling author of The Betrayal.*****Junchow, China, 1928.Lydia Ivanova was among the Russian elite until the Bolsheviks revolutions forced her to flee to China wit... ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • The Romanovs

    1613-1918

    The Romanovs were the most successful dynasty of modern times, ruling a sixth of the world's surface. How did one family turn a war-ruined principality into the world's greatest empire? And how did they lose it all?This is the intimate story of twenty tsars and tsarinas, some touched by genius, some by madness, but all inspired by holy autocracy and imperial ambition. Montefiore's gripping ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Berlin

    The Downfall 1945: The Number One Bestseller

    by Antony Beevor ...
    THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER ON THE LAST DAYS OF THE THIRD REICH'Recounts, in harrowing detail and with formidable skill, the brutal death-throes of Hitler's Reich at the hands of the rampaging Red Army' Boyd Tonkin, Independent'An irresistibly compelling narrative, of events so terrible that they still have the power to provoke wonder and awe' Adam Sisman, Observer________________... ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD

  • Chernobyl

    History of a Tragedy

    by Serhii Plokhy ...
    Winner of the Baillie Gifford Prize 2018'An insightful and important book, that often reads like a good thriller, and that exposes the danger of mixing powerful technology with irresponsible politics' - Yuval Noah Harari, author of Sapiens'As moving as it is painstakingly researched. . . a cracking read' - Viv Groskop, ObserverThe gripping story of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, from an acclaimed ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Gulag Archipelago

    '[The Gulag Archipelago] helped to bring down an empire. Its importance can hardly be exaggerated' Doris Lessing, Sunday TelegraphWITH A NEW FOREWORD BY JORDAN B. PETERSONA vast canvas of camps, prisons, transit centres and secret police, of informers and spies and interrogators but also of everyday heroism, The Gulag Archipelago is Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's grand masterwork. Based on the testimony ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • The Siege of Leningrad: History in an Hour

    by Rupert Colley ...
    Love history? Know your stuff with History in an Hour.The Siege of Leningrad was one of the longest sieges in history and it inflicted some of the worst civilian casualties of World War Two. When Hitler declared his intention to obliterate the key city of Leningrad on 22 September 1941, he could not have foreseen the grim determination of its citizens. Over the course of 900 days, the city ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD

  • Iron Curtain

    The Crushing of Eastern Europe 1944-56

    At the end of the Second World War, the Soviet Union unexpectedly found itself in control of a huge swathe of territory in Eastern Europe. Stalin and his secret police set out to convert a dozen radically different countries to a completely new political and moral system: communism. In Iron Curtain, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Anne Applebaum describes how the Communist regimes of Eastern ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Enemy at the Gates

    The Battle for Stalingrad

    by William Craig ...
    A New York Times bestseller that brings to life one of the bloodiest battles of World War II—and the beginning of the end of the Third Reich.On August 5, 1942, giant pillars of dust rose over the Russian steppe, marking the advance of the 6th Army, an elite German combat unit dispatched by Hitler to capture the industrial city of Stalingrad and press on to the oil fields of Azerbaijan. The Germans ... Read more

    $23.75 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Chernobyl Prayer

    Voices from Chernobyl

    Translated by Anna Gunin, Arch Tait ...
    series Penguin Modern Classics
    A startling history of the Chernobyl disaster by Svetlana Alexievich, the winner of the Nobel prize in literature 2015On 26 April 1986, at 1.23am, a series of explosions shook the Chernobyl nuclear reactor. Flames lit up the sky and radiation escaped to contaminate the land and poison the people for years to come. While officials tried to hush up the accident, Svetlana Alexievich spent years ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Russia: A History

    by Ian Grey ...
    The history of Russia is an epic of unending struggle. Here, from award-winning historian Ian Grey, is its dramatic story - from the establishment of the first ruling dynasty by a Viking prince to the invasions of Attila the Hun and Genghis Khan to the rise of the tsars, whose domination of their country stretched nearly four centuries until the violent overthrow of Nicholas II in 1918. ... Read more

    $14.96 AUD

  • One Night in Winter

    series The Moscow Trilogy #3
    Winner of the Political Fiction Book of the Year 2014.By the author of the world-wide bestsellers, Jerusalem, and Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar, and based on a true story, a heart-breaking, addictively readable love story set in Stalin's Russia.If your children were forced to testify against you, what terrible secrets would they reveal?Moscow 1945. As Stalin and his courtiers c... ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Murder of the Romanovs

    by Andrew Cook ...
    The overthrow and execution of Tsar Nicholas II and the Russian Imperial family is a cause célèbre of 20th century history. Andrew Cooks re-investigation of the story finally solves one of the greatest mysteries of world history. The author draws upon new forensic evidence and newly discovered British and Russian Secret Service records reveal the truth about the familys murder, the proposed ... Read more

    $12.20 AUD

  • The Long Walk

    The True Story of a Trek to Freedom

    'I hope The Long Walk will remain as a memorial to all those who live and die for freedom, and for all those who for many reasons could not speak for themselves'Slavomir RawiczSlavomir Rawicz was a young Polish cavalry officer. On 19 November 1939 he was arrested by the Russians and after brutal interrogation he was sentenced to twenty-five years in a gulag.After a three-month journey in the dead ... Read more

    $8.99 AUD

  • Dead Mountain

    The True Story of the Dyatlov Pass Incident

    by Donnie Eichar ...
    In February 1959, a group of nine experienced hikers in the Russian Ural Mountains died mysteriously on an elevation known as Dead Mountain. Eerie aspects of the incident—unexplained violent injuries, signs that they cut open and fled the tent without proper clothing or shoes, a strange final photograph taken by one of the hikers, and elevated levels of radiation found on some of their clothes ... Read more

    $13.19 AUD

  • The Russian Revolution: History in an Hour

    by Rupert Colley ...
    Love history? Know your stuff with History in an Hour.In 1917 the world changed forever. One of the most influential and contentious events in recent history, the Russian Revolution unleashed the greatest political experiment ever conducted, one which continues to influence both Eastern and Western politics today.The Russian Revolution: History in an Hour neatly covers all the major facts and ... Read more

    $5.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Czars

    During the course of most of Russia's turbulent history, czars ruled. The story of these men and women - as diverse as the lands they governed - is, in many ways, the story of Russia itself. From the birth of the Kievan state in the second half of the ninth century to the murder of Czar Nicholas II and his family in 1918, historians James P. Duffy and Vincent L. Ricci trace the long and twisted ... Read more

    $14.96 AUD

  • Bloodlands

    Europe between Hitler and Stalin

    In the middle of Europe, in the middle of the twentieth century, the Nazi and Soviet regimes murdered fourteen million people in the bloodlands between Berlin and Moscow. In a twelve-year-period, in these killing fields - today's Ukraine, Belarus, Poland, Western Russia and the eastern Baltic coast - an average of more than one million citizens were slaughtered every year, as a result of ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Russia at War, 1941–1945

    A History

    In 1941, Russian-born British journalist Alexander Werth observed the unfolding of the Soviet-German conflict with his own eyes. What followed was the widely acclaimed book, Russia at War, first printed in 1964. At once a history of facts, a collection of interviews, and a document of the human condition, Russia at War is a stunning, modern classic that chronicles the savagery and struggles on ... Read more

    $23.99 AUD