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Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

Practical Economics: Economic Transformation and Government Reform in Georgia 2004–2012

by Nika Gilauri

This book is open access under a CC BY license.In this book, Nika Gilauri reveals his formulas for government reform and economic recovery, including how to fight against corruption, reform fiscal policy and tax systems, privatize state-owned enterprises, build a welfare system for those most in need, create a competitive education and healthcare system, and streamline procurement. All formulas are corroborated by practical experience and empirical evidence gathered during Mr Gilauri's term as a cabinet member (2004-2009) and prime minister (2009-2012) of Georgia, and provide an in-depth view of what worked in the case of Georgia since 2003, and how lessons learned could be applied in other parts of the world....

Genre: Business & Investing, Biographies & Primers, Economics, History, Russia, Professional & Technical, Law, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government
Size: 213 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 November 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

Iron Curtain Killers: "Serial Murder in Soviet Russia"

by Michael Newton and Aeternum Designs

Leaders of the USSR described their environment as a "Socialist Paradise," claiming that it was entirely free of "decadent Western crimes" such as racketeering and serial murder. Sadly, they were wrong. Dead wrong. In fact, the Soviet Union had yet to be born on paper when its first known serial killer surfaced. He was Vasili Ivanovich Komaroff, dubbed "The Wolf of Moscow," a horse trader who, with wife Sophia, killed at least 33 victims between 1921 and 1923. The couple's efficient modus operandi involved luring male customers to their stable where Vasili plied them with vodka, slit their throats or bludgeoned them with hammers, robbed their corpses, and placed their bodies in trash bags for burial or dumping into the Moscow River. Serial murder occurred in Russia's "Socialist Parad...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Russia, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, True Accounts
Size: 140 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 November 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.40 / 5
495 reviews

Push Not the River (The Poland Trilogy Book 1)

by James Conroyd Martin

A panoramic and epic novel in the grand romantic style, PUSH NOT THE RIVER is the rich story of Poland in the late 1700s--a time of heartache and turmoil as the country's once peaceful people are being torn apart by neighboring countries and divided loyalties. It is then, at the young and vulnerable age of seventeen, when Lady Anna Maria Berezowska loses both of her parents and must leave the only home she has ever known.

With Empress Catherine's Russian armies streaming in to take their spoils, Anna is quickly thrust into a world of love and hate, loyalty and deceit, patriotism and treason, life and death. Even kind Aunt Stella, Anna's new guardian who soon comes to personify Poland's courage and spirit, can't protect Anna from the uncertain future of the country.

Genre: History, Russia, Literature & Fiction, Drama & Plays, Continental European, Genre Fiction, World Literature, Russian, Nonfiction, Biographical
Size: 556 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 November 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.30 / 5
427 reviews

Hit the Road Jack: A wickedly suspenseful serial killer thriller (Jack Ryder Book 1)

by Willow Rose

New series from the Amazon Bestselling author Willow Rose.  Ben is supposed to be in school. It's Monday morning but his parents are still asleep after a night of heavy drinking. Ben Waits patiently, even though he knows he is missing out on today's field trip to the zoo. But, when his black Labrador suddenly runs upstairs and comes down with a finger in his mouth, Ben knows he's not making it to school today at all. Detective Jack Ryder is chaperoning his kids' field trip when he gets the call from the head of the Cocoa Beach Police Department. A body has been found and they need his help. Soon, Jack finds himself up against a killer, a predator who ruthlessly chases women and kills them so they can never leave him. The case soon causes serious consequences for him and his family once ...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Individual Artists, Fashion, Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, Memoirs, Professionals & Academics, Children's eBooks, Arts, Music & Photography, Computers & Technology, Literature & Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels, Mysteries & Detectives, Geography & Cultures, Biographies, Holidays & Celebrations, Manga, Databases, Microsoft, Software, Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Baking, Cooking by Ingredient, Culinary Arts & Techniques, Drinks & Beverages, Meals, Professional Cooking, Special Occasions, Humor & Entertainment, Movies
Size: 454 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 November 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.40 / 5
29 reviews

Magnus: #1 (Luna Lodge: Hunters of Atlas)

by Madison Stevens

Reporter Lara is finding the limits of small-town journalism grating. After all, life in Eagle Ridge is fairly low-key and personal, not exactly the stuff of Pulitzer Prizes.

It doesn’t help that her jerk boss seems determined to make her life a living hell, and he refuses to let her check into strange deliveries being made to a local Atlantean-worshipping cult, the Azilians.

Super-soldier hybrid Magnus and his people are tasting true freedom for the first time. Still on the run from the ruthless Horatius Group, they’ve settled in the Pacific Northwest, hoping for a fresh start, including using the cover of the nearby Azilians.

When Lara’s investigation brings her face-to-face with the stunning Magnus, they find themselves drawn to each other, b...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Individual Artists, Fashion, Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, Memoirs, Professionals & Academics, Business & Investing, Industries & Professions, Personal Finance, Children's eBooks, Arts, Music & Photography, Computers & Technology, History, Literature & Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels, Mysteries & Detectives, Geography & Cultures, Biographies, Holidays & Celebrations, Sports & Outdoors, Manga, Databases, Microsoft, Software, Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Cooking by Ingredient, Culinary Arts & Techniques, Drinks & Be
Size: 116 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 November 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.00 / 5
826 reviews

Four Week Fiancé (Four Week Fiance Series Book 1)

by Helen Cooper and J. S. Cooper

**HOT NEW TWO BOOK SERIES**

What would you do if the hottest man on earth made you an offer you couldn’t refuse?

What if it was the offer of a lifetime? The sort of offer that would make you blush as he offered you whatever you wanted to make you accept. What if the offers were so spicy, so naughty, so scandalous that you wouldn’t even want to tell your best friend?

If you were me, you would say yes.

There are three things you should know.
His name is TJ Walker. He’s 28, hot as can be and he’s my brother’s best friend.
TJ asked me to be his fiance for four weeks.
I’m hoping to make the engagement real.

I know. I can’t believe it either. What am I thinking? There are so many things that could g...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Arts & Literature, Ethnic & National, Historical, Leaders & Notable People, Memoirs, Professionals & Academics, Reference & Collections, Regional U.S., Specific Groups, Travel, Children's eBooks, Arts, Music & Photography, Computers & Technology, History, Literature & Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels, Mysteries & Detectives, Geography & Cultures, Biographies, Holidays & Celebrations, Sports & Outdoors, Databases, Microsoft, Software, Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Baking, Canning & Preserving, Cooking by Ingredient, Cul
Size: 564 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 15 November 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.80 / 5
54 reviews

Yuri: Greek. Biker. Billionaire.

by Marian Tee and Clarise Tan

His name was Yuri Athanas.
They called him the golden boy of the Afxisi, a college org during the day and an underground racing club at night.
Like his brothers, Yuri was rich, powerful, gorgeous, and devastatingly sexy.
Unlike his brothers, Yuri did not leave a trail of broken hearts behind him.
Yuri was the angel amidst all the other Greek devils, they said.
I liked hearing that about him. It gave me hope that when we do meet again, he would remember his promise, and he would keep it.
He would take one look at me and he wouldn’t mind that I wasn’t…okay.
He wouldn’t mind I wasn’t…normal.
If he was everything I prayed he would be, he’d take one look at me and love me, like he had promised....

Genre: Arts & Photography, Individual Artists, Fashion, Biographies & Memoirs, Memoirs, Professionals & Academics, Business & Investing, Industries & Professions, Personal Finance, Children's eBooks, Computers & Technology, History, Literature & Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels, Mysteries & Detectives, Geography & Cultures, Biographies, Holidays & Celebrations, Manga, Databases, Microsoft, Software, Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Cooking by Ingredient, Culinary Arts & Techniques, Drinks & Beverages, Meals, Professional Cooking, Quick & Easy, Special
Size: 188 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 14 November 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.40 / 5
1573 reviews

The Substitute: The Wedding Pact #1

by Denise Grover Swank

The New York Times and USA Today bestselling first book in The Wedding Pact series by Denise Grover Swank.

Megan Vandemeer meant to tell her parents about her broken engagement, but a month and a half later she finds herself boarding a plane home to her wedding. Having stretched avoidance to its limits, it's time to come clean--a terrifying prospect since her mother is sure to blame her rather than her cheating, emotionally frigid ex. A couple of drinks and two Dramamine later, Megan finds herself spilling her sob story to the tall, dark, and handsome stranger in the seat next to her.

With only one week left to save his business, Josh McMillan boards a plane to Kansas City in a last-ditch effort, leaving the details to chance. An unexpected answer is delivered in...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Individual Artists, Fashion, Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, Memoirs, Professionals & Academics, Business & Investing, Industries & Professions, Personal Finance, Children's eBooks, Arts, Music & Photography, Computers & Technology, History, Literature & Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels, Mysteries & Detectives, Geography & Cultures, Biographies, Holidays & Celebrations, Sports & Outdoors, Manga, Databases, Microsoft, Software, Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Baking, Cooking by Ingredient, Culinary Arts & Techniques, Drin
Size: 350 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 13 November 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 3.90 / 5
1479 reviews

One Night Stand

by J. S. Cooper and Helen Cooper

**STANDALONE BOOK with no cliffhanger**

New Sexy Standalone from New York Times Bestselling Authors Helen Cooper and JS Cooper

It was only supposed to be one night!

We met at a wedding. He was hot. And I’d been in a year’s drought.

He smiled. We got drunk.We flirted. We hooked up. I left early the next morning without saying goodbye. It was only meant to be a one night stand. I didn’t want the awkward morning after moment. Not at all.

Then I went home for the weekend. And he was there. Sitting on the couch chatting to my dad. Turns out he was more than just a stranger. Turns out that my one night stand was about to cause a whole heap of trouble. Turns out that it never just stops with one night.

Readers sh...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Individual Artists, Fashion, Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, Memoirs, Professionals & Academics, Business & Investing, Industries & Professions, Personal Finance, Children's eBooks, Arts, Music & Photography, Computers & Technology, Literature & Fiction, Mysteries & Detectives, Biographies, Holidays & Celebrations, Sports & Outdoors, Comics & Graphic Novels, Manga, Databases, Microsoft, Software, Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Culinary Arts & Techniques, Drinks & Beverages, Meals, Quick & Easy, Special Occasions, Humor
Size: 221 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 11 November 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.50 / 5
542 reviews

Justice for Mackenzie (Badge of Honor: Texas Heroes Book 1)

by Susan Stoker

A member of the famed Texas Rangers, Daxton Chambers has dealt with more than his share of depravity. But the Lone Star Reaper takes evil to a whole new level, kidnapping and burying women alive. It's Dax's job to help keep San Antonio safe, but even with help from friends in various law enforcement agencies, the killer remains two steps ahead. It's hardly the ideal time for a relationship, but Mackenzie Morgan is too luscious to resist. Dax wants her--which makes her an instant target for his newfound enemy.

When the Reaper gets personal, it will take every ounce of Daxton's considerable skill and training to keep Mack alive.

**Justice for Mackenzie is the 1st book in the Badge of Honor: Texas Heroes Series. Each book is a stand-alone, with no cliffhanger ending...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Individual Artists, Fashion, Biographies & Memoirs, Memoirs, Professionals & Academics, Business & Investing, Industries & Professions, Personal Finance, Children's eBooks, Arts, Music & Photography, Computers & Technology, History, Literature & Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels, Mysteries & Detectives, Geography & Cultures, Biographies, Holidays & Celebrations, Sports & Outdoors, Manga, Databases, Microsoft, Software, Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Cooking by Ingredient, Culinary Arts & Techniques, Drinks & Beverages, Mea
Size: 262 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 10 November 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.50 / 5
4 reviews

Catherine the Great: A Life From Beginning to End

by Hourly History

Catherine the Great* * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * *Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet.Catherine the Great is one of the most influential rulers in Russian history. Though born in Prussia, she endeavored to gain the throne of Russia and went on to be the longest-ruling empress in Russian history. She ruled as an enlightened despot, promoting the principles of the European Enlightenment as she sought to modernize her beloved country. She reformed the educational system of Russia, creating a national system that utilized modern educational theory in a co-educational setting. She attracted some of the most brilliant thinkers to her court and engaged their assistance in modernizing the arts and sciences as well as the Russi...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Leaders & Notable People, Specific Groups, History, Russia, Nonfiction
Size: 34 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 06 November 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.60 / 5
413 reviews

Capture (Seaside Pictures Book 1)

by Rachel Van Dyken

Losing your ability to speak at the age of seventeen; it’s not normal or fair.
But trauma, has a way of throwing normality out the window.


Dani lives anything but a normal life.
Her sister is married to one of the biggest names in Hollywood.
Her best friends are rockstar duo AD2.
And she has more love around her than most people experience in a lifetime.
But that doesn't change the fact their parents are dead.
Or that it's her fault.


It seems her new normal is being a mute, living on the inside, unable to actually communicate on the outside.
That is until Hollywood’s newest heartthrob Lincoln Greene hires her as his assistant for the summer.
He's gorgeous, completely unavailable, and unobtainable.

Genre: Arts & Photography, Individual Artists, Fashion, Biographies & Memoirs, Memoirs, Professionals & Academics, Specific Groups, Children's eBooks, Arts, Music & Photography, Computers & Technology, History, Literature & Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels, Mysteries & Detectives, Geography & Cultures, Biographies, Holidays & Celebrations, Sports & Outdoors, Manga, Databases, Microsoft, Software, Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Baking, Cooking by Ingredient, Culinary Arts & Techniques, Drinks & Beverages, Meals, Professional Cooking, Special Occasion
Size: 288 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 05 November 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.50 / 5
2284 reviews

The Vampire's Mail Order Bride (Nocturne Falls Book 1)

by Kristen Painter

Welcome to Nocturne Falls, the town that celebrates Halloween 365 days a year.
The tourists think it's all a show: the vampires, the werewolves, the witches, the occasional gargoyle flying through the sky. But the supernaturals populating the town know better.

Living in Nocturne Falls means being yourself. Fangs, fur, and all.



After seeing her maybe-mobster boss murder a guy, Delaney James assumes a new identity and pretends to be a mail order bride. She finds her groom-to-be living in a town that celebrates Halloween every day. Weird. But not as weird as what she doesn’t know. Her groom-to-be is a 400-year-old vampire.

Hugh Ellingham has only agreed to the arranged set up to make his overbearing grandmother happy. In thirty day...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Individual Artists, Fashion, Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, Memoirs, Professionals & Academics, Business & Investing, Industries & Professions, Children's eBooks, Arts, Music & Photography, History, Literature & Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels, Mysteries & Detectives, Geography & Cultures, Biographies, Holidays & Celebrations, Sports & Outdoors, Manga, Computers & Technology, Databases, Microsoft, Software, Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Cooking by Ingredient, Culinary Arts & Techniques, Drinks & Beverages, Meals, Pro
Size: 370 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 04 November 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.30 / 5
435 reviews

Never Kiss a Stranger (Never Series Book 1) (Never Say Never)

by Winter Renshaw and Louisa Maggio LM Creations

***AMAZON TOP 100 BESTSELLER***

It was an innocent mistake…

All workaholic real estate broker Addison Andrews wanted was one night of pleasure, and picking the right guy was no different than shopping from a catalog thanks to the dating app on her phone. His name was Wilder, and his profile was blank – just a sexy picture of a man who promised every wicked intention of a one-night stand.

The agreement was simple. One night. No last names. But the second their bodies melded together in the sheets of their posh Manhattan hotel room, there was no denying they fit together like two pieces of a broken puzzle.

There’s just one problem…

Addison unknowingly swiped right on the one man she wasn’t supposed to be with – he...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Individual Artists, Fashion, Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, Professionals & Academics, Business & Investing, Industries & Professions, Children's eBooks, Arts, Music & Photography, Computers & Technology, History, Literature & Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels, Mysteries & Detectives, Holidays & Celebrations, Sports & Outdoors, Manga, Databases, Microsoft, Software, Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Baking, Cooking by Ingredient, Meals, Professional Cooking, Quick & Easy, Special Occasions, Humor & Entertainment, Pop Cultu
Size: 274 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 02 November 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.00 / 5
3 reviews

The History of Russia in 50 Events: (Russian History - Napoleon In Russia - The Crimean War - Russia In World War - The Cold War) (Timeline History in 50 Events Book 3)

by Stephan Weaver

Russia is an assortment of the world’s most beautiful cultures and religions. But how did Russia become home to such a diverse population and tradition that is redolent of so many parts of the world? How much does Russia owe to its spellbinding steppe in respect to its unparalleled history? This book uncovers the mystery behind this and the many other little known facts about Russia.

Inside you will learn about...
✓ The Invasion of the Mongols
✓ The Three False Dmitrys
✓ Napoleons Invasion of Russia
✓ The Crimean War
✓ The Formation of the Soviet Union
✓ The Cold War
And much more!

This eBook discusses 50 thrilling events that were the formative days of the state. It relates both the triumphant and sanguinar...

Genre: History, Russia, Nonfiction
Size: 77 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 02 November 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.20 / 5
18 reviews

Have Personality Disorder, Will Rule Russia: An Iconoclastic History by a Recovering Russophile

by Jennifer Eremeeva

“I always imagine Russian history,” suggests American writer and veteran expatriate, Jennifer Eremeeva, “on a huge, 3D IMAX screen, surround sound booming with a jumbo bucket of popcorn in your lap and huge blue drink at your side.”  Eremeeva should know: as a former tour guide and Ivy League-educated historian, Eremeeva is adept at making Russia’s complex history both entertaining and digestible for non-academics.  She strolls expertly but lightly through her material, tracing the winning formula for Russia’s effective rulers back to the Tatar Mongols: revealing why Ivan may not have been so Terrible; explaining why Catherine so totally awesome; and asserting that neither Peter the Great nor Stalin would ever tweet anything.

Eremeeva encourages us to peek in...

Genre: Children's eBooks, History, Russia, Nonfiction, Travel, Asia, Europe
Size: 135 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 30 October 2017 onward PDT/PST 

The Electrification of Russia, 1880-1926

by Jonathan Coopersmith

≤p≥he Electrification of Russia, 1880–1926 is the first full account of the widespread adoption of electricity in Russia, from the beginning in the 1880s to its early years as a state technology under Soviet rule. Jonathan Coopersmith has mined the archives for both the tsarist and the Soviet periods to examine a crucial element in the modernization of Russia. Coopersmith shows how the Communist Party forged an alliance with engineers to harness the socially transformative power of this science-based enterprise. A centralized plan of electrification triumphed, to the benefit of the Communist Party and the detriment of local governments and the electrical engineers. Coopersmith's narrative of how this came to be elucidates the deep-seated and chronic conflict between the utopianism of...

Genre: History, Russia, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Engineering, Professional Science, Science & Math, Physics
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 30 October 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
2 reviews

Revolution of the Mind: Higher Learning among the Bolsheviks, 1918 - 1929 (Harriman)

by Michael David-Fox

Using archival materials never previously accessible to Western scholars, Michael David-Fox analyzes Bolshevik Party educational and research initiatives in higher learning after 1917. His fresh consideration of the era of the New Economic Policy and cultural politics after the Revolution explains how new communist institutions rose to parallel and rival conventional higher learning from the Academy of Sciences to the universities. Beginning with the creation of the first party school by intellectuals on the island of Capri in 1909, David-Fox argues, the Bolshevik cultural project was tightly linked to party educational institutions. He provides the first account of the early history and politics of three major institutions founded after the Revolution: Sverdlov Communist University, where...

Genre: History, Historical Study, Russia, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching, College & University
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 30 October 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 2.00 / 5
1 review

Rewolucja: Russian Poland, 1904 - 1907

by Robert E. Blobaum

The revolution of 1905 in the Russian-ruled Kingdom of Poland marked the consolidation of major new influences on the political scene. As he examines the emergence of a mass political culture in Poland, Robert E. Blobaum offers the first history in any Western language of this watershed period. Drawing on extensive archival research to explore the history of Poland's revolutionary upheavals, Blobaum departs from traditional interpretations of these events as peripheral to an essentially Russian movement that reached a climax in the Russian Revolution of 1917. He demonstrates that, although Polish independence was not formally recognized until after World War I, the social and political conditions necessary for nationhood were established in the years around 1905....

Genre: History, Europe, Russia, Nonfiction
Size: 320 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 29 October 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Proletarian Peasants: The Revolution of 1905 in Russia's Southwest

by Robert Edelman

In this book, conceived and written for the general reader as well as the specialist, Robert Edelman uses a case study of peasant behavior during a particular revolutionary situation to make an important contribution to one of the major debates in contemporary peasant studies. Edelman's subject is the peasantry of the right-bank Ukraine, and he uses local and regional archives seldom available to Western scholars to give a detailed picture of the ways in which the inhabitants of one of Russia’s most advanced agrarian regions expressed their discontent during the years 1905–1907. By the 1890s, the landlords of Russia’s Southwest had organized a highly successful capitalist form of agriculture, and Edelman demonstrates that their peasants responded to these dramatic economic changes by...

Genre: History, Russia, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 208 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 29 October 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Russian Formalism: A Metapoetics

by Peter Steiner

Russian Formalism, one of the twentieth century's most important movements in literary criticism, has received far less attention than most of its rivals. Examining Formalism in light of more recent developments in literary theory, Peter Steiner here offers the most comprehensive critique of Formalism to date. Steiner studies the work of the Formalists in terms of the major tropes that characterized their thought. He first considers those theorists who viewed a literary work as a mechanism, an organism, or a system. He then turns to those who sought to reduce literature to its most basic element—language—and who consequently replaced poetics with linguistics. Throughout, Steiner elucidates the basic principles of the Formalists and explores their contributions to the study of poetics, ...

Genre: History, Russia, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Criticism & Theory
Size: 278 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 29 October 2017 onward PDT/PST 

By Honor Bound: State and Society in Early Modern Russia

by Nancy Shields Kollmann

In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, Russians from all ranks of society were bound together by a culture of honor. Here one of the foremost scholars of early modern Russia explores the intricate and highly stylized codes that made up this culture. Nancy Shields Kollmann describes how these codes were manipulated to construct identity and enforce social norms--and also to defend against insults, to pursue vendettas, and to unsettle communities. She offers evidence for a new view of the relationship of state and society in the Russian empire, and her richly comparative approach enhances knowledge of statebuilding in premodern Europe. By presenting Muscovite state and society in the context of medieval and early modern Europe, she exposes similarities that blur long-standing distinctio...

Genre: History, Russia, Professional & Technical, Law, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government, Social Sciences
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 29 October 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Research Guide to the Russian and Soviet Censuses (Studies in Soviet history and society)

by Ralph S. Clem

Taken together, the Russian census of 1897 and the Soviet censuses of 1926, 1959, 1970, and 1979 constitute the largest collection of empirical data available on that country, but until the publication of this book in 1986, the daunting complexity of that material prevented Western scholars from exploiting the censuses fully. This book is both a guide and a detailed index to these censuses. The first part of the book consists of eight essays by specialist on the USSR, six of them dealing with the use of census materials and the availability of data for research on ethnicity and language, marriage and the family, education and literacy, migration and organization, age structure, and occupations. The second part, a comprehensive index for all the published censuses, presents more than six hu...

Genre: History, Russia, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Writing, Research & Publishing Guides
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 29 October 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

Revolutionary Acts: Amateur Theater and the Soviet State, 1917-1938

by Lynn Mally

During the Russian Revolution and Civil War, amateur theater groups sprang up in cities across the country. Workers, peasants, students, soldiers, and sailors provided entertainment ranging from improvisations to gymnastics and from propaganda sketches to the plays of Chekhov. In Revolutionary Acts, Lynn Mally reconstructs the history of the amateur stage in Soviet Russia from 1917 to the height of the Stalinist purges. Her book illustrates in fascinating detail how Soviet culture was transformed during the new regime's first two decades in power.Of all the arts, theater had a special appeal for mass audiences in Russia, and with the coming of the revolution it took on an important role in the dissemination of the new socialist culture. Mally's analysis of amateur theater as a space where ...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Theater, History, Russia, Literature & Fiction, Drama & Plays, Nonfiction, Russian
Size: 326 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 29 October 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Monumental Polovtsian Statues in Eastern Europe: the Archaeology, Conservation and Protection

by Aneta Golebiowska-Tobiasz

The book presents a case study of analysis and conservation of the collection of Cuman sculpture of the Veliko-Anadol Forest Museum. The author provides an insight into the phenomenon of anthropomorphic sculptures, pertaining to the recent wave of Turkic nomads, from the perspective of archaeology and culture heritage conservation....

Genre: History, Ancient, Russia, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 196 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 24 October 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Russia in the Reign of Aleksei Mikhailovich

by Grigorii Karpovich Kotoshikhin and Marshall Poe

First English edition of “On Russia in the Reign of Aleksei Mikhailovich”, the only native source that describes the character of the seventeenth-century Russian state and society. It offers a unique and detailed picture of the nature of Russian “autocracy”, life at the tsar’s court, social mores of the nobles and commoners, military affairs, diplomatic relations, etc.. The book is a veritable ethnographic encyclopedia of early Russian life....

Genre: History, Europe, Russia, Nonfiction
Size: 190 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 24 October 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.40 / 5
1285 reviews

January: Calendar Girl Book 1

by Audrey Carlan

"Fresh, fun, and unbelievably hot, Audrey Carlan's Calendar Girl series will have you falling in love over and over again and craving the next installment." ~ Meredith Wild, #1 NYT Best Selling Author of the Hacker Series.

It’s really simple. I needed money. A lot of money. One million dollars to be exact. The amount didn’t matter. All that mattered is that at the end of that price tag held my father’s life.

No money. No life.

The time limit was one year. On January 1st I had to pay up or my Father was going to be killed.

When you’re faced with an ultimatum like this, you do whatever you have to do.

And that’s exactly what I did.

The job…Exquisite Escorts. My role, serve as high priced arm candy to ...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Individual Artists, Fashion, Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, Memoirs, Professionals & Academics, Business & Investing, Industries & Professions, Personal Finance, Children's eBooks, Arts, Music & Photography, Computers & Technology, History, Literature & Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels, Mysteries & Detectives, Geography & Cultures, Biographies, Holidays & Celebrations, Sports & Outdoors, Manga, Databases, Microsoft, Software, Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Cooking by Ingredient, Culinary Arts & Techniques, Drinks & Be
Size: 105 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 24 October 2017 onward PDT/PST 

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