Defectors

From the bestselling author of Leaving Berlin and The Good German comes a thrilling and richly imagined novel focused on three weeks in the lives of a select group of defected American spies in Moscow during the height of the Cold War Moscow, 1961 Stalin has been dead for eight years With the

The Patriots

A sweeping multigenerational debut novel about idealism, betrayal, and family secrets that takes us from Brooklyn in the 1930s to Soviet Russia to post Cold War America When the Great Depression hits, Florence Fein leaves Brooklyn College for what appears to be a plum job in Moscow and the promise

Stalin's Daughter: The Extraordinary and Tumultuous Life of Svetlana Alliluyeva

The award winning author of Villa Air Bel returns with a painstakingly researched, revelatory biography of Svetlana Stalin, a woman fated to live her life in the shadow of one of history s most monstrous dictators her father, Josef Stalin Born in the early years of the Soviet Union, Svetlana Stalin

Stalin and the Scientists: A History of Triumph and Tragedy, 1905-1953

Scientists throughout history, from Galileo to today s experts on climate change, have often had to contend with politics in their pursuit of knowledge But in the Soviet Union, where the ruling elites embraced, patronized, and even fetishized science like never before, scientists lived their lives

On Stalin's Team: The Years of Living Dangerously in Soviet Politics

The first chronicle of Stalin s inner political and social circle from a leading Soviet historian Stalin was the unchallenged dictator of the Soviet Union for so long that most historians have dismissed the officials surrounding him as mere yes men and political window dressing On Stalin s Team

The Struggle to Save the Soviet Economy: Mikhail Gorbachev and the Collapse of the USSR

For half a century the Soviet economy was inefficient but stable In the late 1980s, to the surprise of nearly everyone, it suddenly collapsed Why did this happen And what role did Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev s economic reforms play in the country s dissolution In this groundbreaking study,

Voices from Chernobyl: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster

Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature On April 26, 1986, the worst nuclear reactor accident in history occurred in Chernobyl and contaminated as much as three quarters of Europe Voices from Chernobyl is the first book to present personal accounts of the tragedy Journalist Svetlana Alexievich