I review new books on Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and Russia for Lossi 36.

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Criminal Subculture in the Gulag: Prisoner Society in the Stalinist Labour Camps by Mark Vincent (pdf)

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020
Dissident Histories in the Soviet Union: From De-Stalinization to Perestroika by Barbara Martin (pdf)

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020
The Pear Field by Nana Ekvtimishvili (pdf)

Peirene Press, 2019
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Mixed Messages
Mediating Native Belonging in Asian Russia
by Kathryn E. Graber (pdf)

Cornell University Press, 2020
Poland 1939: The Outbreak of World War II by Roger Moorhouse (pdf)

Basic Books, 2020
Pandemic! by Slavoj Žižek (pdf)

Polity, 2020
Stalin’s Ninos: Educating Spanish Civil War Refugee Children in the Soviet Union, 1937-1951 by Karl D. Qualls (pdf)

University of Toronto Press, 2020
The Dark Double: US Media, Russia, and the Politics of Values by Andrei P. Tysgankov (pdf)

Oxford University Press, 2019
Life in Space by Galina Rymbu (pdf)

After Hours Editions, 2020
My Heart by Semezdin Mehmedinović (pdf)

Catapult, 2021
The Rise of the Modern Yiddish Theatre by Alyssa Quint (pdf)

Indiana University Press, 2020
Russia and Central Asia: Coexistence, Conquest, Convergence by Shoshana Keller (pdf)

University of Toronto Press, 2020
Absolute Zero by Artem Chekh (pdf)

Glagoslav Publications, 2020
The Great Nijinsky: God of Dance by Lynn Curlee (pdf)

Penguin Random House, 2019
Conspiracy Culture: Post-Soviet Paranoia and the Russian Imagination by Keith Livers (pdf)

University of Toronto Press, 2020

Cookbook Reviews

Beyond the North Wind: Russia in Recipes and Lore by Darra Goldstein (pdf)

Penguin Random House, 2020
The Jewish Cookbook by Leah Koenig (pdf)

Phaidon Press, 2019
T-Bone Wacks and Caviar Snacks: Cooking with Two Texans in Siberia and the Russian Far East by Sharon Hudgins (pdf)

University of North Texas Press, 2018

Haymarket Books

Indefensible: Democracy, Counterrevolution, and the Rhetoric of Anti-Imperialism by Rohini Hensman (pdf)

Haymarket Books, 2018
Revolutions by Michael Lowy (pdf)

Haymarket Books, 2020
The Women’s Revolution: Russia 1905–1917 by Judy Cox (pdf)

Haymarket Books, 2019