Obsessed? Me?

Books I have read over the past year:

Berlin: The Downfall, 1945, by Antony Beevor

Crime and Punishment, by Fyodor Dostoevsky

Among the Russians, by Colin Thubron

The Great Game: The Struggle for Empire in Central Asia, by Peter Hopkirk

Setting the East Ablaze: Lenin’s Dream of an Empire in Asia, by Peter Hopkirk

Putin’s Russia, by Anna Politkovskaya

A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian, by Marina Lewycka

Lost Heart of Asia, by Colin Thubron

In Siberia, by Colin Thubron

We Now Know: Rethinking Cold War History, by John Lewis Gaddis

Chasing the Sea:  Lost Among the Ghosts of Empire in Central Asia, by Tom Bissell

Cancer Ward, by Alexandr Solzhenitsyn

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, by Alexandr Solzhenitsyn

Night of Stone: Death and Memory in Twentieth-Century Russia, by Catherine Merridale

Books I’m planning to read:

Khrushchev: The Man and His Era, by William Taubman

A Writer at War : Vasily Grossman with the Red Army, 1941-1945, Vasily Grossman

Ivan’s War : Life and Death in the Red Army, 1939-1945, by Catherine Merridale

The Cold War: A New History, by John Lewis Gaddis

Black Earth: A Journey through Russia After the Fall, by Andrew Meier

In Denial: Historians, Communism, & Espionage, by John Earl Haynes & Harvey Klehr

God Lives in St. Petersburg, by Tom Bissell


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