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Putinomics

by Chris Miller The University of North Carolina Press (February 08, 2018)

When Vladimir Putin first took power in 1999, he was a little-known figure ruling a country that was reeling from a decade and a half of crisis. In the years since, he has reestablished Russia as a great power....


Revolutionaries for the Right

by Kyle Burke The University of North Carolina Press (April 13, 2018)

Freedom fighters. Guerilla warriors. Soldiers of fortune. The many civil wars and rebellions against communist governments drew heavily from this cast of characters. Yet from Nicaragua to Afghanistan, Vietnam...


Stalin's Holy War

by Steven Merritt Miner The University of North Carolina Press (October 16, 2003)

Histories of the USSR during World War II generally portray the Kremlin's restoration of the Russian Orthodox Church as an attempt by an ideologically bankrupt regime to appeal to Russian nationalism in order...


Nazi Empire-Building and the Holocaust in Ukraine

by Wendy Lower The University of North Carolina Press (May 18, 2006)

On 16 July 1941, Adolf Hitler convened top Nazi leaders at his headquarters in East Prussia to dictate how they would rule the newly occupied eastern territories. Ukraine, the "jewel" in the Nazi empire, would...


The Rise and Fall of the Brezhnev Doctrine in Soviet Foreign Policy

by Matthew J. Ouimet The University of North Carolina Press (October 16, 2003)

Since the sudden collapse of the communist system in Eastern Europe in 1989, scholars have tried to explain why the Soviet Union stood by and watched as its empire crumbled. The recent release of extensive archival...


America's Secret War against Bolshevism

by David S. Foglesong The University of North Carolina Press (February 01, 2014)

From the Russian revolutions of 1917 to the end of the Civil War in 1920, Woodrow Wilson's administration sought to oppose the Bolsheviks in a variety of covert ways. Drawing on previously unavailable American...


A Failed Empire

by Vladislav M. Zubok The University of North Carolina Press (February 01, 2009)

In this widely praised book, Vladislav Zubok argues that Western interpretations of the Cold War have erred by exaggerating either the Kremlin's pragmatism or its aggressiveness. Explaining the interests, aspirations,...


Innocent Weapons

by Margaret Peacock The University of North Carolina Press (August 25, 2014)

In the 1950s and 1960s, images of children appeared everywhere, from movies to milk cartons, their smiling faces used to sell everything, including war. In this provocative book, Margaret Peacock offers an original...


Empowering Revolution

by Gregory F. Domber The University of North Carolina Press (October 06, 2014)

As the most populous country in Eastern Europe as well as the birthplace of the largest anticommunist dissident movement, Poland is crucial in understanding the end of the Cold War. During the 1980s, both the...


Soviet Soft Power in Poland

by Patryk Babiracki The University of North Carolina Press (May 15, 2015)

Concentrating on the formative years of the Cold War from 1943 to 1957, Patryk Babiracki reveals little-known Soviet efforts to build a postwar East European empire through culture. Babiracki argues that the...


Shadow Cold War: The Sino-Soviet Competition for the Third World

by Jeremy Friedman The University of North Carolina Press (October 15, 2015)

The conflict between the United States and the Soviet Union during the Cold War has long been understood in a global context, but Jeremy Friedman's Shadow Cold War delves deeper into the era to examine the competition...