Tag: Post-Cold War

Trump/Russia: A Definitive History

Title: Trump/Russia: A Definitive History Author: Seth Hettena Genre: General History Publisher: Melville House Release Date: 2018 Format: Kindle Pages: 288 This is a good summary of the numerous contacts/relationships connecting Trump to Russia, dating all the way back to the 80s. Personally I find it very disturbing, and certainly ground for a thorough investigation.

All the Kremlin’s Men: Inside the Court of Vladimir Putin

Title: All the Kremlin's Men: Inside the Court of Vladimir Putin Genre: General History Publisher: PublicAffairs Release Date: 2016 Format: Kindle Pages: 396 This is excellent account of Russian political dynamics since 2000--readable and absolutely fascinating (for those interested in this kind of stuff). The author gives an excellent account, based on interviews with many

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

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

Secondhand Time: The Last of the Soviets

Title: Secondhand Time: The Last of the Soviets Author: Svetlana Alexievich Publisher: Random House Release Date: 2016 Format: Kindle Pages: 498 I just finished this rather intense book and wanted to provide a review. If you are looking for a book about balalaikas and ballerinas, Tolstoy and troikas, this is not the book for you--this

Nothing Is True and Everything Is Possible: The Surreal Heart of the New Russia

Title: Nothing Is True and Everything Is Possible: The Surreal Heart of the New Russia Author: Peter Pomerantsev Genre: General History Publisher: PublicAffairs Release Date: 2014 Format: Kindle Pages: 258 As noted by other reviewers, the author is a very good story-teller and has included many entertaining and--to some extent--informative vignettes in this book. I