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Black Sea, Ascherson, Neal
1 Black Sea
Ascherson, Neal. Jonathan Cape, London, 1995. first edition, Hardback, 242mm x 155mm maroon cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 4th impression, , xi prelims, 306pp. plus index, Good +++/Good +. Book has been read, corners just a little bumped, block edge a little tanned, else clean. Dustwrapper has some wear from handling, rear a little crinkled in places. "A book about a great inland sea, and about European history from the time of Herodotus to the fall of Communism and the new world disorder (sic)" Catalogue: Travel. Keywords: Euxine, Amazon, Khazar, Soviet. 13009

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Comrades - Portraits of Soviet Life, Bookbinder, Alan ;   Lichtenstein, Olivia ;      Denton Richard
2 Comrades - Portraits of Soviet Life
Bookbinder, Alan ; Lichtenstein, Olivia ; Denton Richard. BBC, London, 1985. first edition, Hardback, 252mm x 175mm red cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 176+pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Just a little grubbiness to block edges, book otherwise clean and tight. Dustwrapper is bright and clean with minimal wear. Though the gulag does get a mention, this is a broadly positive account of life in the USSR, published to tie in with a BBC TV series at a time when Communism seemed like a permanent political reality. Catalogue: politics. Keywords: Communism, Russia, Mscow, Leningrad. 12394

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The Last Man in Russia and the Struggle to save a Dying Nation, Bullough, Oliver
3 The Last Man in Russia and the Struggle to save a Dying Nation
Bullough, Oliver. Allen Lane, London, 2013. first edition, Hardback, 240mm x 157mm black cloth boards, white titles, first edition, 284pp. plus index, Good +++/Good +++. Book has been read, spine a little dusty, front two pages clipped at top, else clean and tight. Dustwrapper is clean with minimal wear. The story of the decline of the Russian nation in its own land, told through the experiences of an Orthodox priest. Catalogue: politics. Keywords: alcoholism, corruption, communism, Russia. 12395

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Crossing the Line - being the second volume of the autobiography, Cockburn, Claud
4 Crossing the Line - being the second volume of the autobiography
Cockburn, Claud. Macgibbon & Kee, London, 1959. first edition, Hardback, 222mm x 143mm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 2nd impression, , 210pp. Good +/Fair. Some foxing to block edges but pages otherwise clean, spine and boards also. Dustwrapper has foxing/tanning notable on inside, but from outside is still presentable, with little ot no shelfwear. Some grubbiness from handling on rear. Second volume of memoirs by a celebrated mid-20th century writer on politics and other matters. Catalogue: Literary Biography. Keywords: Cockburn, Communism, journalism, war. 7701

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Last Reflections on a War, Fall, Bernard B.
5 Last Reflections on a War
Fall, Bernard B.. Doubleday, New York, 1967. first edition, Hardback, 24cm x 16cm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 288+pp. Photographic illustrations. Good +/Good. Book has been handled over years, light wear to edges, pages clean. Paris bookseller sticker on inner front board. Dustwrapper (now protected) is worn and chipped around edges. Nineteen scholarly articles and transcripts concerning the Vietnam war, written in the three years prior to the author's February 1967 death in South Vietnam, with a preface by his widow. Catalogue: Politics. Keywords: Vietcong, communism, Johnson, Minh. 14742

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The Changing World of Mongolia's Nomads, Goldstein, Melvyn C.;   Beall, Cynthia M.
6 The Changing World of Mongolia's Nomads
Goldstein, Melvyn C.; Beall, Cynthia M.. Hodder & Stoughton, Sevenoaks, 1994. first edition, Paperback, 28cm x 21cm , 176pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Illustrations by Melvyn C. Goldstein, Cynthia M. Beall. Good +++/NoWrapper. Large paperback has been read, with just a little curing of corners, else tight, bright and clean. A journey into the world of the Mongolian nomad people at the time of the fall of Communism, with fabulous photographic illustrations. Catalogue: Anthropology. Keywords: Mongolia, nomad, Khan, Communism. 9358

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Aldous Huxley, Henderson, Alexander
7 Aldous Huxley
Henderson, Alexander. Chatto & Windus, London, 1935. first edition, Hardback, 196mm x 128mm pink cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xi prelims, 258pp. plus index, Good/Fair. Spine and boards bumped, edges darkened. Block also darkened with age, with edges grubby and some foxing. Pages otherwise clean and binding good. Dustwrapper (now protected) has shelfwear, torn top front corner, generally darkened and grubby. Literary biography of a significant 20th century English writer. Catalogue: Literary Biography. Keywords: Huxley, novels, communism. 7311

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Czechoslovakia - The Short Goodbye, Innes, Abby
8 Czechoslovakia - The Short Goodbye
Innes, Abby. Yale University Press, New Haven & London, 2001. first edition, Hardback, 24cm x 16cm red cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xii prelims, 334+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. Book is tight and clean with little or no wear. Dustwrapper is clean and bright. Scholarly yet readable account of how the Czech Republic and Slovakia separated in 1993 after 75 years of troubled political unity including 40+ years of Communist rule Catalogue: politics. Keywords: Havel, Dubcek, velvet, Communism. 12397

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9 Mr. Norris Changes Trains
Isherwood, Christopher. Leonard and Virginia Woolf, London, 1937. second edition, Hardback, 169mm x 107mm blue cloth boards, black titles, second edition, 280pp. Fair/NoWrapper. Book has been well read, extremities bumped and scuffed, block edges grubby from handling, front board has slipped 5mm ahead of rear, pages clean and unmarked. Early edition of Isherwood's novel set in Berlin, where he himself lived in the early 1930s, Catalogue: Firsts and Collectables. Keywords: Berlin, gay, espionage, Communism. 13607

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Baedeker's Budapest, Linde, Helmut
10 Baedeker's Budapest
Linde, Helmut. Jarrold & Sons, London, 1987. first thus, Paperback, 185mm x 120mm , 176pp. Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/NoWrapper. Paperback is bright and clean in original plastic jacket with fold-out map of Budapest in rear flap - still crisp and clean. Price sticker on rear. In English translation from the German by Alec Court, this is a a handy guide for the visitor to Hungary's capital in the late Communist era. Catalogue: Travel. Keywords: Hungary, Danube, Communism. 10949

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Sentenced and Tried - The Stalinist Purges in Czechoslovakia, Loebl, Eugene
11 Sentenced and Tried - The Stalinist Purges in Czechoslovakia
Loebl, Eugene. Elek, London, 1969. first thus, Hardback, 220mm x 143mm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 272pp. Good +++/NoWrapper. Book is a little darkened by age else clean, tight and unmarked. Dustwrapper (now protected) has some darkening of age and a little wear here and there but still presentable. Translated from the German by Maurice Michael, this is an account of the so-called Slansky trial - a grim episode in the history of Communist Czecholslovakia. Catalogue: True Crime. Keywords: Czechoslovakia, Communism, trial. 550

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Window on Russia - A Doctor in the U.S.S.R., Miller, Maurice S.
12 Window on Russia - A Doctor in the U.S.S.R.
Miller, Maurice S.. Lawrence & Wishart, London, 1956. first edition, Hardback, 186mm x 124mm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 102+pp. plus advertisments, Photographic illustrations. Good +++/NoWrapper. Book is tight and clean, top block edge dusty, no other obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper has been handled, with wear and some chipping to edges. An honest and balanced account of a British doctor's experience of work in the Soviet Union in the autumn of 1955, with 8 plate pages of his own photographs. Catalogue: Medical. Keywords: USSR. Medicine, Communism. 9666

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Fodor's 90 - Eastern Europe, Moore, Richard             (ed)
13 Fodor's 90 - Eastern Europe
Moore, Richard (ed). Fodor's Travel, New York & London, 1990. first edition, Paperback, 215mm x 126mm , vi prelims, 466pp. plus index, plus appendix/appendicies, Black and white illustrations. Good +/NoWrapper. Paperback has been handled, spine has a single crease, stamp on base, else tight and clean. Small price sticker on rear. Curious travel guide to Communist Eastern Europe which was already massively out of date by the time it was published. Catalogue: Travel. Keywords: Communism, bloc, wall, Ceausescu. 10022

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The Theory of Education in Plato's Republic, Nettleship, R.L.
14 The Theory of Education in Plato's Republic
Nettleship, R.L.. OUP, Oxford, 1969. first thus, Hardback, 188mm x 126mm orange cloth boards, black titles, first thus, 8th impression, , viii prelims, 155pp. Less than good/NoWrapper. Previous owner's name. Book has been stained by damp at bottom, block now crinkly where affected but text clean overall, spine also faded. Originally published in 1880, this is a scholarly monograph which reviews the practice and purpose of education as idealized in Plato's great work of political philosophy. Catalogue: Greek / Roman culture. Keywords: communism, poetry, school, state. 14710

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15 The Star Turns Red
O'Casey, Sean. Macmillan, London, 1940. first edition, Hardback, 202mm x132mm red cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, vii prelims, 184pp. Good +/NoWrapper. Spine faded, but clean with little wear like boards. Block edges dusty but pages clean save for differential fading to endpapers, binding good. Politically-charged allegorical drama by the first significant Irish socialist dramatist. Catalogue: Plays. Keywords: O'Casey, Communism, Saffron, Bethlehem. 6931

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The Electrification of the Soviet Union, Raine, Craig
16 The Electrification of the Soviet Union
Raine, Craig. Faber & Faber, London, 1986. first edition, Hardback, 204mm x 130mm white cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 69pp. Good +++/Good +++. Just a little darkening to board edges, small stain and price sticker on front endpaper, book otherwise clean and tight. Dustwrapper is clean with minimal wear. Perhaps a hint of fading to spine. A poetic and operatic drama commissioned by Glyndebourne, being an adaptation of Pasternak's novella "The Last Summer." Catalogue: Poetry. Keywords: Pasternak, Chekhov, Russia, Communism. 12677

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The Government and Politics of the Soviet Union, Schapiro, Leonard
17 The Government and Politics of the Soviet Union
Schapiro, Leonard. Hutchinson University Library, London, 1967. second edition, Hardback, 215mm x 142mm brown cloth boards, gilt titles, second edition, 176pp. plus index, Good +/Good +. Exterior is dusty and a little musty around edges, light wear to block edges, book otherwise clean and tight. Dustwrapper (now protected) has some fading, also chipped loss at corners. A dry but comprehensive account of the political power apparatus of the mature Soviet Union. Catalogue: politics. Keywords: Communism, USSR, oblast, nomenklatura. 11569

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18 Virgin Soil Upturned
Sholokhov, Mikhail. Putnam, London, 1948. first thus, Hardback, 208mm x 136mm maroon cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 9th impression, , viii prelims, 488pp. Good +/NoWrapper. Book has been handled, exterior bumped and scuffed, block edges worn with some foxing, else clean and tight. English edition of Sholokhov's 1932 Russian novel, in English translation by Stephen Garry. Catalogue: Firsts and Collectables. Keywords: Communism, collectivization, kulak, terror. 13660

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Behind the Wall - A journey through China, Thubron, Colin
19 Behind the Wall - A journey through China
Thubron, Colin. Heinemann, London, 1987. first edition, Hardback, 242mm x 161mm blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 2nd impression, , ix prelims, 306pp. plus index, Good +++/Good +++. Book has been handled, some light wear to edges, clean and tight overall. Dustwrapper is clean with minimal wear from handling, front flap clipped. A superb, deeply sensitive account of life across the People's Republic in the period after Mao but before the economic boom. Catalogue: Travel. Keywords: Tibet, Communism, Shanghai, Han. 14198

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The Yawning Heights, Zinoviev, Alexander
20 The Yawning Heights
Zinoviev, Alexander. The Bodley Head, London, 1979. first thus, Hardback, 223mm x 143mm light blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 829pp. Good +/Good +++. School prize sticker below half-title. Book is tight and clean save for grubbiness and a little light staining to block edgtes. Dustwrapper (now protected) is clean with minimal wear, just a little fading to spine. Massive and compelling satire on the absurdities of Communist rule in the USSR. Written by a contemporary Soviet philosopher who paid a heavy price for his great work's publication in the West. First UK edition in translation from the Russian by Gordon Clough. Catalogue: Firsts and Collectables. Keywords: Soviet, Communism, absurd, inhuman This book is unusually heavy or large and may attract a higher postage charge than automatically calculated on the website. If so we will make contact to agree any additional postal charges before completing any transaction.. 9351

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