Russia: A Short History

Author(s): Abraham Ascher


An honest title - one that delivers on the promise.   This is about Russia and it is a short history.  


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"A coherent account of Russia's vibrant history, explaining the complex story of Russian development with great clarity. Vividly illuminates Russia's past and shows how it has contributed to its troubled present." Peter Waldron - Professor of Modern History- University of East Anglia "So concise and comprehensive history is a rare accomplishment. Ideal for a general reader seeking a clear, coherent narrative on the history of Russia from its origins to the present." Gregory Freeze - Victor and Gwendolyn Beinfield Professor of History, Brandeis University "Lively, well-paced and thoroughly reliable, it elegantly weaves economic, social and cultural themes into a political narrative. A first-class introduction to the subject." Steve Smith - Professor of History, University of Essex

Abraham Ascher is Distinguished Professor of History at the Graduate School of the City University of New York. A highly respected scholar, he is the recipient of numerous awards, and the author of ten books, including The Russian Revolution: A Beginner's Guide and Stalin: A Beginner's Guide (both Oneworld). He lives in New York.

General Fields

  • : 9781786071422
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : Oneworld
  • : 0.358
  • : September 2017
  • : November 2017
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Abraham Ascher
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 320
  • : Maps