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The Prophet: The Life of Leon Trotsky
Autor: Isaac Deutscher
Few political figures of the twentieth century have aroused such intensities of fierce admiration and reactionary fear as Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky. His extraordinary life and extensive writings have left an indelible mark on the revolutionary consciousness. Yet there was once a danger that his life and influence would be relegated to the footnotes of history. Published over the course of ten years, beginning in 1954, Deutscher? s magisterial three-volume biography turned back the tide of Stalin? s propaganda, and has since been praised by everyone from Tony Blair to Graham Greene. In this definitive work, now reissued in a single volume, Trotsky? s true stature emerges as the most heroic, and ultimately tragic, character of the Russian Revolution.
Read & Riot: A Pussy Riot Guide to Activism
Autor: Nadya Tolokonnikova
A Pussy Riot Guide to Activism Gebundenes Buch From artist, activist, and Pussy Riot founder Nadya Tolokonnikova, a guerilla guide to radical protest and joyful political resistance The face of modern protest is wearing a brightly colored ski mask. Nadya Tolokonnikova, founding member of the Russian activist group Pussy Riot, is a creative activist, professional protestor, brazen feminist, shocking visual artist, and force to be reckoned with. Her spontaneous, explosive approach to political action has involved jumping over barbed wire, kissing police officers, giving guerilla performances in crowded subway cars, and going on a hunger strike to protest the abuse of prisoners. She's been horse-whipped by police in Sochi, temporarily blinded when officers threw green paint in her eyes, and monitored by the Russian government. But what made Nadya an activist icon overnight happened on February 21, 2012, when she was arrested for performing an anti-Putin protest song in a Moscow church. She was sent to a Russian prison for 18 months and emerged as an international symbol of radical resistance, as calls to " Free Pussy Riot" resounded around the world. With her emblematic ski mask, black lipstick, and unwavering bravery, Nadya has become an emissary of hope and optimism despite overwhelming and ugly political corruption. Read & Riot is structured around Nadya's ten rules for revolution ( Be a pirate! Make your government shit its pants! Take back the joy!) and illustrated throughout with stunning examples from her extraordinary life and the philosophies of other revolutionary rebels throughout history. Rooted in action and going beyond the typical "call your senator" guidelines, Read & Riot gives us a refreshing model for civil disobedience, and encourages our right to question every status quo and make political action exciting-even joyful.
Rasputin: The Biography
Autor: Douglas Smith
Four Sisters:The Lost Lives of the Romanov Grand Duchesses
Autor: Helen Rappaport
On 17 July 1918, four young women walked down twenty-three steps into the cellar of a house in Ekaterinburg. The eldest was twenty-two, the youngest only seventeen. Together with their parents and their thirteen-year-old brother, they were all brutally murdered. Their crime: to be the daughters of the last Tsar and Tsaritsa of All the Russias. In Four Sisters acclaimed biographer Helen Rappaport offers readers the most authoritative account yet of the Grand Duchesses Olga, Tatiana, Maria and Anastasia. Drawing on their own letters and diaries, she paints a vivid picture of their lives in the dying days of the Romanov dynasty. We see, almost for the first time, their journey from a childhood of enormous privilege, throughout which they led a very sheltered and largely simple life, to young womanhood - their first romantic crushes, their hopes and dreams, the difficulty of coping with a mother who was a chronic invalid and a haeomophiliac brother, and, latterly, the trauma of the revolution and its terrible consequences. Compellingly readable, meticulously researched and deeply moving, Four Sisters gives these young women a voice, and allows their story to resonate for readers almost a century after their death.
Das Echolot - Barbarossa '41 - Ein kollektives Tagebuch - (1. Teil des Echolot-Projekts) (Das Echolot-Projekt, Band 1)
Autor: Walter Kempowski
Das Echolot - Barbarossa '41 - Ein kollektives Tagebuch - (1. Teil des Echolot-Projekts) ( Das Echolot-Projekt, Band 1)
Autor: Markus Wolf
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Die russischen Zaren: 1547-1917 (Beck'sche Reihe)
Peter the Great: His Life and World
Autor: Robert K. Massie
Peter the Great: His Life and World " Enthralling. . . As fascinating as any novel and more so than most!" T H E N E W Y O R K T I M E S B O O K R E V I E W Against the monumental canvas of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Europe and Russia, unfolds the magnificent story of Peter the Great. He brought Russia from the darkness of its own Middle Ages into the Enlightenment and transformed it into the power that has its legacy in the Russia of our own century.
Sandworm: A New Era of Cyberwar and the Hunt for the Kremlin's Most Dangerous Hackers
Autor: Andy Greenberg
Gorbachev: His Life and Times
Autor: William Taubman
His Life and Times Broschiertes Buch S H O R T L I S T E D F O R T H E P U S H K I N H O U S E B O O K P R I Z E 2018 From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Khrushchev: The Man and his Era ' A phenomenally researched life of the man who did more than any other to change Europe and the world in the last half of the 20th century'. Jonathan Steele, The Guardian ' An engaging, poignant portrayal of one of the most significant of Russian leaders' Kirkus review ' . . . deeply penetrating history and engrossing psychological study. ' Robert Legvold, Foreign Affairs Magazine ' Impressive. . . full of fascinating detail' Peter Conradi, Sunday Times ' Comprehensive and immensely readable' The Economist ' Superb. . . an extraordinary story of one man and history in a tense wrestling match' The Washington Post This is the definitive biography on one of the most important and controversial figures of the 20th century. Drawing on interviews with Gorbachev himself, transcripts and documents from the Russian archives, and interviews with Kremlin aides and adversaries, as well as foreign leaders, Taubman's intensely personal portrait extends to Gorbachev's remarkable marriage to a woman he deeply loved, and to the family that they raised together. Nuanced and poignant, yet unsparing and honest, this sweeping account has all the amplitude of a great Russian novel. When Mikhail Gorbachev became its leader in March 1985, the U S S R was still one of the world's two superpowers. By the end of his tenure six years later, the Communist system was dismantled, the cold war was over and, on 25th December 1991, the Soviet Union itself ceased to exist. While not solely responsible for this remarkable upheaval, he set decisive changes in motion. Assessments of Gorbachev could not be more polarised. In the West, he is regarded as a hero. In Russia, he is widely hated by those who blame him for the collapse of the U S S R. Admirers marvel at this vision and courage. Detractors, including many of his Kremlin comrades, have. . .