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RUSSIAN STUDIES.

RUSSIAN STUDIES.

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1 DEGRAFFENRIED, JULIE K. Sacrificing Childhood: Children And The Soviet State In The Great Patriotic War.
University Press of Kansas, Lawrence: 2014. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
During the Soviet Unions Great Patriotic War, from 1941 to 1945, as many as 24 million of its citizens died. 14 million were children ages fourteen or younger. And for those who survived, the suffering was far from over. The prewar Stalinist vision of a happy childhood nurtured by a paternal, loving state had given way, out of necessity. What replaced it—the dictate that children be prepared to sacrifice everything, including childhood itself—created a generation all too familiar with deprivation, violence, and death. The experience of these children, and the role of the state in shaping their narrative, are the subject of this book, which fills in a critical but neglected chapter in the Soviet story and in the history of World War II. In Sacrificing Childhood, Julie deGraffenried chronicles the lives of the Soviet wartime children and the uses to which they were put—not just as combatants or workers in factories and collective farms, but also as fodder for propaganda, their plight a proof of the enemys depredations. Not all Soviet children lived through the war in the same way; but in the circumstances of a child in occupied Belarus or in the Leningrad blockade, a young deportee in Siberia or evacuee in Uzbekistan, deGraffenried finds common threads that distinguish the childs experience of war from the adults. The states expectations, however, were the same for all children, as we see here in childrens mass media and literature and the communications of party organizations and institutions, most notably the Young Pioneers, whose relentless wartime activities made them ideal for the purposes of propaganda. The first in-depth study of where Soviet children fit into the history of the war, Sacrificing Childhood also offers an unprecedented view of the states changing expectations for its children, and how this figured in the nature and direction of post-war Soviet society. Julie K. deGraffenried is assistant professor in the Department of History at Baylor University. "An engaging and heartrending account of Soviet children at war that reminds us of the conflict's horror and brutality. deGraffenried brings to life the small people whose heroism and endurance simply beggars belief. This book will make an important contribution to both childhood studies and the emerging social history of the Soviet war effort. " ---Olga Kucherenko, author of Little Soldiers: How Soviet Children Went to War, 19411945 "Charting the effects of World War II on Soviet children, Sacrificing Childhood establishes the war as a rupture in both individual lives and Soviet conceptions of childhood. Amply documenting childrens contributions to the war effort -- and the representation of children's heroic self-sacrifice in the Soviet mediadeGraffenried never loses sight of the suffering and hardship that defined the children's war. " ---Lisa A. Kirschenbaum, author of Small Comrades:Revolutionizing Childhood in Soviet Russia, 19171932 
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2 LINCOLN, W. BRUCE. Between Heaven And Hell.
Viking, New York: 1998. 0670875686 / 9780670875689 First Edition h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 

Price: 17.10 USD
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3 MACKAY, JOHN. True Songs Of Freedom: Uncle Tom's Cabin In Russian Culture And Society.
The University of Wisconsin Press, Madison, Milwaukee and London: . s Softcover. Brand new book. 

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4 SOLZHENITSYN, ALEKSANDR I. The Gulag Archipelago Two 1918-1956: An Experiment In Literary Investigation III-iv.
Harper & Row, New York: 1973. 0060139110 / 9780060139117 First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
What more can be said about the dread apparatus of Soviet repression than was said in the first volume of The Gulag Archipelag? There is, in truth, much, much more. It was at the threshold of the camp that Gulag One left us, and it is the experience of the camp that constitutes the substance of Gulag Two. Translated into English by Thomas P. Whitney. Includes an Index. 
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5 SOLZHENITSYN, ALEXANDER. The First Circle.
Bantam, New York: 1969. Fourteenth Printing. s Softcover. Good reading copy. 
The First Circle of Dante's Hell - where the souls of the pre-Christian philosophers were doomed to exist throuhout eternity - stands in this novel as a metaphor for certain penal institutions of Stalin's Russia. Describes the prison life and exile of this Nobel Prize winner in Literature that he endured under the Soviet regime. Translated into English from the Russian by Thomas P. Whitney. 
Price: 5.46 USD
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6 SOLZHENITSYN, ALEXANDER. The First Circle.
Bantam, New York: 1969. s Softcover. Fair reading copy. Cover is slightly torn and creased. 
The First Circle of Dante's Hell - where the souls of the pre-Christian philosophers were doomed to exist throuhout eternity - stands in this novel as a metaphor for certain penal institutions of Stalin's Russia. Describes the prison life and exile of this Nobel Prize winner in Literature that he endured under the Soviet regime. Translated into English from the Russian by Thomas P. Whitney. 
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7 SOLZHENITSYN, ALEXANDER. The First Circle.
Bantam, New York: 1969. Fifth Printing. s Softcover. Fair reading copy. Cover has slight scratches. Scorched spine. Pages are discolored. 
The First Circle of Dante's Hell - where the souls of the pre-Christian philosophers were doomed to exist throuhout eternity - stands in this novel as a metaphor for certain penal institutions of Stalin's Russia. Describes the prison life and exile of this Nobel Prize winner in Literature that he endured under the Soviet regime. Translated into English from the Russian by Thomas P. Whitney. 
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8 SOLZHENITSYN, ALEXANDER. The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956: An Experiment In Literary Investigation I - II.
Harper & Row, Publishers, New York: 1973. 0060139145 / 9780060139148 First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
Describes the prison life this Nobel prize winner in Literature endured under the Soviet regime. Includes an Index. 
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9 SOLZHENITSYN, ALEXANDER. The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956: An Experiment In Literary Investigation I - II.
Harper & Row, Publishers, New York: 1973. 0060139145 / 9780060139148 First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. Dustjacket is worn and stained. 
Describes the prison life this Nobel prize winner in Literature endured under the Soviet regime. Includes an Index. 
Price: 16.63 USD
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10 SOLZHENITSYN, ALEXANDER. The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956: An Experiment In Literary Investigation III-iv.
Harper & Row, Publishers, New York: 1973. 0060803320 / 9780060803322 First Edition. s Softcover. Good condition. 
In "The Destructive-Labor Camps," the first part of this volume, we experience the terrible plight of the working prisoners, the cruelty and caprice of camp authorities, and the tragic fate of the women prisoners and the luckless children born to them. This chronicle of inhumanity is made bearable by the vitality and emotional range of Solzhenitsyn's writing that make his work on the "Archipelago" of Soviet repression one of the extraordinary literary events of our age. "The Soul and Barbed Wire," the second part of this volume, is a magnificent statement on the possibilities of purification. and redemption through suffering. It was at the threshold of the camps that the first volume of Gulag left us. Gulag Two takes us inside them. Translated into English from the Russian by Thomas P. Whitney. Includes an Index. 
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11 SOLZHENITSYN, ALEXANDER. The Gulag Archipeligo 1918-1956: An Experiment In Literary Investigation I - II.
Harper & Row, Publishers, New York: 1973. . s Softcover. Fair condition. 
Describes the prison life this Nobel prize winner in Literature endured under the Soviet regime. Includes an Index. 
Price: 17.34 USD
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12 SOLZHENITSYN, ALEXANDR I. The First Circle.
Harper & Row, New York: 1968. First Edition. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 
The First Circle of Dante's Hell - where the souls of the pre-Christian philosophers were doomed to exist throuhout eternity - stands in this novel as a metaphor for certain penal institutions of Stalin's Russia. Describes the prison life and exile of this Nobel Prize winner in Literature that he endured under the Soviet regime. Translated into English from the Russian by Thomas P. Whitney. 
Price: 9.45 USD
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13 SOLZHENITSYN, ALEXANDR. The First Circle.
Harper & Row, New York: 1968. Book Club Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
The First Circle of Dante's Hell - where the souls of the pre-Christian philosophers were doomed to exist throuhout eternity - stands in this novel as a metaphor for certain penal institutions of Stalin's Russia. Describes the prison life and exile of this Nobel Prize winner in Literature that he endured under the Soviet regime. Translated into English from the Russian by Thomas P. Whitney. 
Price: 9.93 USD
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