Search Results: "Oleg Lipchenko"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 23, 1993

"Stories from Russia's Vietnam,'' pretty much sums up the whole package without a lot to spare."
The Afghan war occasions these Russian stories by a 30-year-old Soviet Army veteran—stories of waiting, of flashing terror, boredom, of soldiers on leave, of draftees trying to cram in as much freedom as they can before war-death gets a chance at removing the possibility forever. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1993

"A lest-we-forget reckoning Ö la Russe. (The earnest text has 48 b&w photos—not seen)"
An ambitious attempt to take stock of the Soviet experience in Afghanistan, by Russian military experts with access to previously unpublished archival material. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Nonetheless, one of the most revealing and chilling books to have emerged from the outstanding efforts of the Yale Annals of Communism Series. (42 illustrations)"
A further batch of remarkable documents from the archives of the Soviet Central Committee, including secret transcripts of their meetings, police reports, and even the last letters of Bukharin and Yezhov (the head of the NKVD during the Terror) before they were executed. Read full book review >

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WORD FOR WORD by Lilianna Lungina
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 13, 2014

"This frank and revelatory memoir portrays in rich detail Russia's recent past and illuminates the consequences of its history for the turbulent present."
Memories of life behind the Iron Curtain. Read full book review >

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PASSPORT TO ASSASSINATION by Oleg Maximovich Nechiporenko
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 1993

"Frank talk that's of middling interest for spy-fans, of greater interest for assassination buffs. (Photographs)"
A retired KGB colonel tells of his career as a spy—and, particularly, of his meetings with Lee Harvey Oswald in 1963 in Mexico City. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1993

"The stranger-than-fiction account of a master spy who lived to a ripe old age by playing both ends against the middle. (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs)"
An absorbing and persuasive argument that a celebrated Soviet turncoat duped the US when it gave him shelter from his stormy past. Read full book review >

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STALIN by Oleg V. Khlevniuk
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 19, 2015

"An ambitious yet manageable biography of Stalin, this book sheds new light on its subject for amateur historians and experts alike."
Khlevniuk (Master of the House: Stalin and His Inner Circle, 2008, etc.) delves into the existing body of work surrounding Stalin's life and career to separate fact from fiction, and he crafts a complete picture of a complex man.Read full book review >