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

Title: All the Kremlin's Men: Inside the Court of Vladimir Putin Author: Mikhail Zygar 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

Russia in Flames: War, Revolution, Civil War, 1914 – 1921

Title: Russia in Flames: War, Revolution, Civil War, 1914 - 1921 Author: Laura Engelstein Genre: General History Publisher: Oxford University Press Release Date: 2017 Format: Kindle Pages: 851 This is a clearly written, fairly comprehensive, and--as far as I can tell--accurate account of the Russian revolution and civil war. The author does a very good

Russia’s Last Gasp: The Eastern Front 1916–17

Title: Russia's Last Gasp: The Eastern Front 1916–17 Author: Prit Buttar Genre: Military History Publisher: Osprey Publishing Release Date: 2016 Format: Kindle Pages: 472 This is an excellent account of World War I on the Eastern front after the exhausting and destructive battles of 1914-1915. The author's account of the Brusilov Offensive is excellent, by

Germany Ascendant: The Eastern Front 1915

Title: Germany Ascendant: The Eastern Front 1915 Author: Prit Buttar Genre: Military History Publisher: Osprey Publishing Release Date: 2015 Format: Kindle Pages: 464 This is a very good book about a little-covered topic. Moscow of the book focuses on the fighting in Galicia, there is little coverage of the fighting in north or other areas.

Collision of Empires: The War on the Eastern Front in 1914

Title: Collision of Empires: The War on the Eastern Front in 1914 Author: Prit Buttar Genre: Military History Publisher: Osprey Publishing Release Date: 2014 Format: Kindle Pages: 488 This is an excellent book on the first several months of WWI on the Eastern Front. The author does a pretty job job of summarizing the maneuvers

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