America’s Siberian Adventure 1918-1920

Title: America's Siberian Adventure 1918-1920 Author: William Graves Genre: Military History Publisher: Uncommon Valor Press Release Date: 2014 Format: Kindle Pages: 363 This is an interesting and well-written book by the commander of the US army forces sent to Siberia in 1918. The author was obviously a decent and capable officer sent into a very

The Czech and Slovak Legion in Siberia, 1917–1922

Title: The Czech and Slovak Legion in Siberia, 1917–1922 Author: Joan Mcguire Mohr Genre: Military History Publisher: McFarland Release Date: 2016 Format: Kindle Pages: 263 This is a good book on a topic with which I am pretty familiar; the author has done quite a bit of research and cites various events, people, anecdotes, that

American Soldiers in Siberia: The Forgotten War

Title: American Soldiers in Siberia: The Forgotten War Author: Sylvian Kindall Genre: Military History Publisher: Uncommon Valor Press Release Date: 2014 Format: Kindle Pages: 194 This is a fascinating memoir by one of the American officers serving in the Russian Far East in 19181-1919. His service there seems to have inspired a rather deep hatred--but

Russia’s Dead End: An Insider’s Testimony from Gorbachev to Putin

Title: Russia's Dead End: An Insider's Testimony from Gorbachev to Putin Author: Andrei A. Kovalev (Author),‎ Peter Reddaway (Foreword),‎ Steven I. Levine (Translator) Genre: General History Publisher: Potomac Books Release Date: 2017 Format: Kindle Pages: 392 This is an insightful book by a very conscientious, intelligent Russian diplomat that served during and after the fall

Konev’s Golgotha: Operation Typhoon Strikes the Soviet Western Front, October 1941

Title: Konev's Golgotha: Operation Typhoon Strikes the Soviet Western Front, October 1941 Author: Michael Filippenkov Genre: Military History Publisher: Helion and Company Release Date: 2016 Format: Kindle Pages: 171 This is kind of a strange little volume...a very narrowly-focused treatise on a small and not especially significant part of Operation Typhoon, concerning the area around

The Russian Civil War

Title: The Russian Civil War Author: Evan Mawdsley Genre: Military History Publisher: Pegasus Books Release Date: 2015 Format: Kindle Pages: 260 This is a good, but not excellent account of the Russian Civil War. The author does a good job of describing the chaotic campaigns, along with the strengths and weaknesses of the Reds and

Russia Under the Bolshevik Regime

Title: Russia Under the Bolshevik Regime Author: Richard Pipes Genre: General History Publisher: Vintage Release Date: 2011 Format: Kindle Pages: 608 This author is an excellent writer that does a very good job of simplifying and explaining the very complex situation/conditions which arose at the Bolsheviks established their regime. I was mainly interested in the

The Soviet Partisan Movement, 1941-1944: A Critical Historiographical Analysis

Title: The Soviet Partisan Movement, 1941-1944: A Critical Historiographical Analysis Author: Leonid D. Grenkevich (Author),‎ David M. Glantz (Editor) Genre: Military History Publisher: Routledge Release Date: 2013 Format: Kindle Pages: 405 This book is more of an academic treatise than a military history--I guess the subtitle "a Critical Historiographical Analysis" should have tipped me off

Natasha’s Dance: A Cultural History of Russia

Title: Natasha's Dance: A Cultural History of Russia Author: Orlando Figes Genre: General History Publisher: Metropolitan Books Release Date: 2014 Format: Kindle Pages: 784 I've been meaning to read this book since it came out a few years ago, but have been too intimidated--reading a book of this size about Russian culture is not for

The Devils’ Alliance: Hitler’s Pact with Stalin, 1939-1941

Title: The Devils' Alliance: Hitler's Pact with Stalin, 1939-1941 Author: Roger Moorhouse Genre: General History Publisher: Basic Books Release Date: 2014 Format: Kindle Pages: 432 This is an excellent,well-written account of the lead up to, consequences of, and life under the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact. The author includes many fascinating details and personal stories that I had

Who Lost Russia?

Title: Who Lost Russia? Author: Peter Conradi Genre: General History Publisher: Oneworld Publications Release Date: 2017 Format: Kindle Pages: 400 This is a good summary of the history of US-Russian relations over the last few decades, and a good reminder of how we ended up where we are today--the euphoria and hope of the early

Imperial Sunset: The Fall of Napoleon, 1813-14

Title: Imperial Sunset: The Fall of Napoleon, 1813-14 Author: R F Delderfield Genre: Military History Publisher: Endeavour Press Release Date: 2014 Format: Kindle Pages: 300 I was looking a good book on the aftermath of Napoleon's disastrous Russian campaign, and this was one of the few books available. Better yet, the kindle version was only