Presenting a large collection of anecdotes and jokes from different periods of the twentieth century, this book provides an original perspective on Soviet and Russian history.
Few men experienced greater extremes of fortune and power than Lev Trotsky. One of the greatest Marxist philosophers of the Bolshevik Revolution and an integral force in the creation of the Red Army, Trotsky was expelled from the Party by Joseph Stalin in 1927 and deported in 1929, first to […]
Boris Godunov ruled Russia in the late 16th and early 17th century. He is the subject of the well-known opera, which closely follows N. M. Karamzin’s account, in his classic 12-volume opus, History of the Russian State. The Reign of Boris Godunov is excerpted from this work; this is the […]
The Golden Treasury of Chess is one of the most popular and most often reprinted and revised chess books ever created. It is filled with hundreds of the most thrilling, exciting and surprising chess games ever played. It also includes articles about chess history and stories about how these great […]