White Terror: Cossack Warlords of the Trans-Siberian

White Terror: Cossack Warlords of the Trans-SiberianWhite Terror: Cossack Warlords of the Trans-Siberian by Jamie Bisher
ISBN: 0714656909
Published by Routledge on February 1st 2005
Genres: Military, Russia & the Former Soviet Union
Pages: 452

Len's Summary: Built around the biography of Cossack warlord and Ataman Grigori Semenov this book examines conflicts involving a host of characters including the Soviet Red Army, the American and Japanese Armies and the Czech Legion.

They Fought for the Motherland: Russia’s Women Soldiers in World War I and the Revolution

They Fought for the Motherland: Russia’s Women Soldiers in World War I and the RevolutionThey Fought for the Motherland: Russia's Women Soldiers in World War I and the Revolution by Laurie Stoff
ISBN: 9780700614851
Published by University Press of Kansas on November 15th 2006
Genres: Military, Russia & the Former Soviet Union, Social Science, Women's Studies
Pages: 294

Churchill’s Crusade: The British Invasion of Russia, 1918-1920

Churchill’s Crusade: The British Invasion of Russia, 1918-1920Churchill's Crusade: The British Invasion of Russia, 1918-1920 by Clifford Kinvig
ISBN: 9781847250216
Published by A&C Black on November 23rd 2007
Genres: Great Britain, Military, Russia & the Former Soviet Union
Pages: 400

Len's Summary: An account of armed British intervention in Russia following the Bolshevik revolution and an analysis of why intervention failed. Available from the Scholars Bookshelf. See also American Sideshow: America's Undeclared War in Russia, 1918-1920, Robert L. Willet, Brassey's (now Potomac), 2002.

The Foe Within: Fantasies of Treason and the End of Imperial Russia

The Foe Within: Fantasies of Treason and the End of Imperial RussiaThe Foe Within: Fantasies of Treason and the End of Imperial Russia by William C. Fuller
ISBN: 0801444268
Published by Cornell University Press on April 13th 2006
Genres: Russia & the Former Soviet Union
Pages: 286

Len's Summary: How often unfounded suspicions of betrayal of military secrets by German spies in the pay of Germany undermined the monarchy and helped pave the way to the overthrow of the Romanovs.

Armies of the Russo-Polish War 1919-21

Armies of the Russo-Polish War 1919-21Armies of the Russo-Polish War 1919-21 by Nigel Thomas
ISBN: 1472801067
Published by Osprey Publishing on November 18th 2014
Genres: Design, Illustration, Military, Russia & the Former Soviet Union
Pages: 48

Len's Summary: One of the many smaller wars that erupted in the wake of the 1918 Armistice.

The Other First World War: The Blood-Soaked Eastern Front

The Other First World War: The Blood-Soaked Eastern FrontThe Other First World War: The Blood-Soaked Eastern Front by Douglas Boyd
ISBN: 0752493582
Published by The History Press on December 1st 2014
Genres: Military, Russia & the Former Soviet Union
Pages: 256

Len's Summary: A narrative survey history.

The Czech and Slovak Legion in Siberia, 1917-1922

The Czech and Slovak Legion in Siberia, 1917-1922The Czech and Slovak Legion in Siberia, 1917-1922 by Joan McGuire Mohr
ISBN: 9780786465712
Published by McFarland on 2012
Genres: Military, Russia & the Former Soviet Union, Social Science
Pages: 254

Len's Summary: The Czech Legion fights its way across Siberia.

Between War and Peace: Woodrow Wilson and the American Expeditionary Force in Siberia, 1918-1921

Between War and Peace: Woodrow Wilson and the American Expeditionary Force in Siberia, 1918-1921Between War and Peace: Woodrow Wilson and the American Expeditionary Force in Siberia, 1918-1921 by Carol Wilcox Melton
ISBN: 9780865546929
Published by Mercer University Press on 2001
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Europe, Russia & the Former Soviet Union, World, Political Science, Security (National & International)
Pages: 269

Len's Summary: A controversial chapter in American diplomacy that still colors Russian-American relations even though Wilson’s intervention was aimed at blocking Japanese expansionism…

Russian Supply Efforts in America During the First World War

Russian Supply Efforts in America During the First World WarRussian Supply Efforts in America During the First World War by Dale C. Rielage
ISBN: 9780786413379
Published by McFarland on January 1st 2002
Genres: History, World, Military, World War I, Europe, Russia & the Former Soviet Union
Pages: 164

Len's Summary: Assesses the Imperial Governments attempts to secure aid from America while depending on British financing of its purchases there.

The First Cold War: The Legacy of Woodrow Wilson in U.S. – Soviet Relations

The First Cold War: The Legacy of Woodrow Wilson in U.S. – Soviet RelationsThe First Cold War: The Legacy of Woodrow Wilson in U.S. - Soviet Relations by Donald E. Davis, Eugene P. Trani
ISBN: 082621388X
Published by University of Missouri on August 26th 2002
Genres: Political Science, Russia & the Former Soviet Union, United States
Pages: 360

Len's Summary: An important new study of American-Russian relations during the Wilson administration with an introduction by my former boss, Larry Eagleburger. Trani is best known for his study of the Harding administration.

Russian Sideshow: America’s Undeclared War, 1918-1920

Russian Sideshow: America’s Undeclared War, 1918-1920Russian Sideshow: America's Undeclared War, 1918-1920 by Robert L. Willett
ISBN: 9781574884296
Published by Brassey's on November 30th 2003
Genres: General, Military, Russia & the Former Soviet Union, United States, World War I
Pages: 352

Len's Summary: The author, writing on American armed intervention in Northern Russia and Siberia, is a retired businessman and resident of Florida, is a WFA member and spoke at our February 2001 Citadel seminar.

Nationalizing the Russian Empire: The Campaign against Enemy Aliens during World War I

Nationalizing the Russian Empire: The Campaign against Enemy Aliens during World War INationalizing the Russian Empire: The Campaign against Enemy Aliens during World War I by Eric Lohr
ISBN: 0674010418
Published by Harvard University Press on May 15th 2003
Genres: History, Europe, General, Russia & the Former Soviet Union
Pages: 237

Len's Summary: Study of the treatment of “enemy” minorities during WWI. Mass deportations, property seizures, purges and popular violence impacted on millions of Russians of German and Jewish origin, as well as Muslims. Read in conjunction with A Whole Empire Walking by Peter Gatrell (Indiana, 1999) described elsewhere on these pages.

War in a European Borderland: Occupations and Occupation Plans in Galicia and Ukraine, 1914-1918

War in a European Borderland: Occupations and Occupation Plans in Galicia and Ukraine, 1914-1918War in a European Borderland: Occupations and Occupation Plans in Galicia and Ukraine, 1914-1918 by Mark Von Hagen
ISBN: 0295987537
Published by Oakland Museum of California on December 1st 2007
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Europe, General, Russia & the Former Soviet Union
Pages: 122

Len's Summary: Rapidly shifting battle lines, haphazard implementation and often contradictory national policies complicated the sometimes violent German and Austro-Hungarian occupation of Russian territories on the Eastern Front.

The Russian Civil War

The Russian Civil WarThe Russian Civil War by Evan Mawdsley
ISBN: 1933648155
Published by Pegasus on March 1st 2007
Genres: Military, Revolutionary, Russia & the Former Soviet Union
Pages: 368

Len's Summary: The author is a professor of history at Glasgow University. // Draws on material made available from Soviet archives after the collapse of the USSR.

The Russian Army in the Great War: The Eastern Front, 1914-1917

The Russian Army in the Great War: The Eastern Front, 1914-1917The Russian Army in the Great War: The Eastern Front, 1914-1917 by David R. Stone
ISBN: 0700620958
Published by University Press of Kansas on April 10th 2015
Genres: Military, Russia & the Former Soviet Union, World War I
Pages: 368

Len's Summary: Out of print; check used booksellers.

Imagining the Unimaginable: World War, Modern Art, and the Politics of Public Culture in Russia, 1914-1917

Imagining the Unimaginable: World War, Modern Art, and the Politics of Public Culture in Russia, 1914-1917Imagining the Unimaginable: World War, Modern Art, and the Politics of Public Culture in Russia, 1914-1917 by Aaron J. Cohen
ISBN: 0803215479
Published by University of Nebraska Press on June 1st 2008
Genres: History, Europe, Russia & the Former Soviet Union, Art, Military, World War I
Pages: 246

Len's Summary: The experience of artists set against developments in mass culture and the press among the broader trends in war-torn Russian society and politics leading to revolution in 1917.

The Russian Civil War, 1918-22

The Russian Civil War, 1918-22The Russian Civil War, 1918-22 by David Bullock
ISBN: 1846032717
Published by Osprey Publishing on November 18th 2008
Genres: History, Europe, Russia & the Former Soviet Union, Military, General, Other, Revolutionary
Pages: 144

Len's Summary: A new short narrative history.

Warsaw 1920: Lenin’s Failed Conquest of Europe

Warsaw 1920: Lenin’s Failed Conquest of EuropeWarsaw 1920: Lenin's Failed Conquest of Europe by Adam Zamoyski
ISBN: 0007225520
Published by HarperPress on February 4th 2008
Genres: History, Europe, Eastern, Military, Other, Russia & the Former Soviet Union
Pages: 160

Len's Summary: History of the Polish-Soviet War which threatened the Versailles settlement and put paid to Lenin’s ambitions for spreading bolshevism to the west.

The World on Fire: 1919 and the Battle with Bolshevism

The World on Fire: 1919 and the Battle with BolshevismThe World on Fire: 1919 and the Battle with Bolshevism by Anthony Read
ISBN: 9780393061246
Published by W W NORTON & Company on March 17th 2008
Genres: History, Europe, Russia & the Former Soviet Union, Political Science, Political Ideologies
Pages: 379

Len's Summary: International alarm over terrorism is nothing new. Read examines the “Reds under the bed” scare of 1918-1920 that threatened free speech in North America and Western Europe in the wake of the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia, the abortive Marxist uprisings in Germany, labor unrest in the UK and terror bombings in America. As with the current al-Qeada menace, liberal democratic governments of this era often overreacted to a shadowy and inchoate Red Menace.

History’s Greatest Heist: The Looting of Russia by the Bolsheviks

History’s Greatest Heist: The Looting of Russia by the BolsheviksHistory's Greatest Heist: The Looting of Russia by the Bolsheviks by Sean McMeekin
ISBN: 9780300135589
Published by Yale University Press on December 16th 2008
Genres: History, Revolutionary, Europe, Russia & the Former Soviet Union
Pages: 302

Len's Summary: Exploring the final years of the Tzarist regime and the early years of Bolshevism with WWI as the backdrop.

The Atlas of Kaunas Fortress

The Atlas of Kaunas FortressThe Atlas of Kaunas Fortress by Vladimir Orlov, Karo Paveldo Centras
ISBN: 978 9955 30 080 0
Published by Arx Baltica on 2009
Genres: Military, Russia & the Former Soviet Union, World War I
Pages: 68

Len's Summary: A series of concrete and steel reinforced forts, artillery and infantry emplacements, barracks and warehouses guarding the border with Prussia and key Russian rail lines begun in 1885 and modernized from 1912. Kaunas, now in Lithuania, is a former capital of that nation. Drawn largely from Russian archives.

Russia in War and Revolution, 1914-1922

Russia in War and Revolution, 1914-1922Russia in War and Revolution, 1914-1922 by Jonathan Daly, Leonid Trofimov
ISBN: 0872209873
Published by Hackett Publishing Company on September 15th 2009
Genres: History, Revolutionary, Europe, Russia & the Former Soviet Union
Pages: 416

Len's Summary: A source book for scholars rather than a narrative history.

The Russian Military Air Fleet in World War I: Volume I: A Chronology, 1910-1917

The Russian Military Air Fleet in World War I: Volume I: A Chronology, 1910-1917The Russian Military Air Fleet in World War I: Volume I: A Chronology, 1910-1917 by August G. Blume
ISBN: 9780764333514
Published by Schiffer Publishing on June 1st 2010
Genres: Aviation, General, Military, Russia & the Former Soviet Union
Pages: 334

Len's Summary: Solidly researched by a premier aviation historian. (Volume one of two.)

Blood on the Snow: The Carpathian Winter War of 1915

Blood on the Snow: The Carpathian Winter War of 1915Blood on the Snow: The Carpathian Winter War of 1915 by Graydon A. Tunstall
ISBN: 9780700618583
Published by University Press of Kansas on May 11th 2010
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Europe, Russia & the Former Soviet Union, Austria & Hungary
Pages: 258

Len's Summary: The Russian and Austro-Hungarian armies each suffered about a million casualties in this disastrous series of three offensives which paved the way for the disintegration of the Habsburg army. Dr. Tunstall is executive Director of Phi Alpha Theta, the national history honor society, and chairs WFA’s Undergraduate Essay Prize award panel.

All the Tsar’s Men: Russia’s General Staff and the Fate of the Empire, 1898-1914

All the Tsar’s Men: Russia’s General Staff and the Fate of the Empire, 1898-1914All the Tsar's Men: Russia's General Staff and the Fate of the Empire, 1898-1914 by John W. Steinberg
ISBN: 9780801895456
Published by Johns Hopkins University Press on March 18th 2010
Genres: History, Europe, Russia & the Former Soviet Union, General
Pages: 408

Len's Summary: A study in the institutional reforms that failed to prevent defeat in either the Russo-Japanese War or WWI. // The author ties the fate of empire to only partially successful efforts to create a truly professional officer corps in Russia in the wake of the Russo-Japanese War debacle.

Imperial Russian Field Uniforms and Equipment 1907-1917

Imperial Russian Field Uniforms and Equipment 1907-1917Imperial Russian Field Uniforms and Equipment 1907-1917 by Johan Somers
ISBN: 9780764335228
Published by Schiffer Publishing on July 28th 2010
Genres: History, Military, General, Russia & the Former Soviet Union, Illustrated, World War I
Pages: 352

Len's Summary: Another in a growing number of volumes on WWI uniforms and equipment from Schiffer.

Gone to Russia to Fight: The RAF in South Russia 1918 to 1920

Gone to Russia to Fight: The RAF in South Russia 1918 to 1920Gone to Russia to Fight: The RAF in South Russia 1918 to 1920 by John T. Smith
ISBN: 9781848688919
Published by Amberley on September 9th 2010
Genres: History, Europe, Great Britain, Military, World War I, Other, Aviation, Russia & the Former Soviet Union
Pages: 221

Len's Summary: British armoured car and RAF squadrons fought in a civil war alongside White Russian forces and against the Red Army after WWI was over.

Breakthrough: The Gorlice-Tarnow Campaign

Breakthrough: The Gorlice-Tarnow CampaignBreakthrough: The Gorlice-Tarnow Campaign by Richard L. DiNardo
ISBN: 0275991105
Published by Praeger Publishers on May 20th 2010
Genres: History, Europe, Germany, Military, World War I, Russia & the Former Soviet Union
Pages: 215

Len's Summary: The first extensive study in English of the major German victory on the Eastern Front which resulted in a 200-mile Russian retreat accompanied by a scorched-earth policy and the displacement of hundreds of thousands of Polish, White Russian and Jewish civilians.

The Russian Military Air Fleet in World War I, Volume I, A Chronology, 1910-1917 and Volume II, Victories, Losses and Awards

The Russian Military Air Fleet in World War I, Volume I, A Chronology, 1910-1917 and Volume II, Victories, Losses and AwardsThe Russian Military Air Fleet in World War I, Volume I, A Chronology, 1910-1917 and Volume II, Victories, Losses and Awards by August G. Blume
ISBN: 0764333526
Published by Schiffer Publishing on June 1st 2010
Genres: Aviation, Military, Russia & the Former Soviet Union, World War I
Pages: 240

Len's Summary: The late Augie Bloom’s final book in a long career of a distinguished aviation historian.

A Michigan Polar Bear Confronts the Bolsheviks: A Memoir

A Michigan Polar Bear Confronts the Bolsheviks: A MemoirA Michigan Polar Bear Confronts the Bolsheviks: A Memoir ISBN: 9780802865205
Published by Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing on September 14th 2010
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Military, History, World War I, World War II, United States, Other, Europe, Russia & the Former Soviet Union, Personal Memoirs
Pages: 187

Len's Summary: Memoir of a member of the 337th Field Hospital part of a 5,000-man American Army unit in Northern Russia from 1918 to 1919.

The Great War in Russian Memory

The Great War in Russian MemoryThe Great War in Russian Memory by Karen Petrone
ISBN: 9780253356178
Published by Indiana University Press on July 14th 2011
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Revolutionary, Europe, Russia & the Former Soviet Union, Literary Criticism, Russian & Former Soviet Union
Pages: 385

Len's Summary: Though the war was never commemorated by the Soviet Union, it became the subject of lively discourse starting in the 1930s as war with Germany loomed once again.

Former People: The Final Days of the Russian Aristocracy

Former People: The Final Days of the Russian AristocracyFormer People: The Final Days of the Russian Aristocracy by Douglas Smith
ISBN: 9781250037794
Published by Picador on September 24th 2013
Genres: History, Europe, Former Soviet Republics, Russia & the Former Soviet Union
Pages: 528

Len's Summary: How Russian nobility coped with revolution chronicling the fate of two great Russian families the Sheremetevs and the Golitsyns. The author is former president of the Eastern Front Association. A History Book Club selection.

America’s Black Sea Fleet: The U.S. Navy Amidst War and Revolution, 1919-1923

America’s Black Sea Fleet: The U.S. Navy Amidst War and Revolution, 1919-1923America's Black Sea Fleet: The U.S. Navy Amidst War and Revolution, 1919-1923 by Robert Shenk
ISBN: 9781612510538
Published by Naval Institute Press on 2012
Genres: History, Military, Other, Naval, Europe, Russia & the Former Soviet Union
Pages: 365

Len's Summary: In the turbulent aftermath of WWI, a US Navy squadron (based in Constantinople) was active in rescuing White Russians from the Crimea, transporting food to famine-stricken Russia and in evacuating Armenian and Greek refugees from Turkey.

The Great Game, 1857-1907: Russo-British Relations in Central and East Asia

The Great Game, 1857-1907: Russo-British Relations in Central and East AsiaThe Great Game, 1857-1907: Russo-British Relations in Central and East Asia by Evgeny Sergeev
ISBN: 1421415577
Published by Woodrow Wilson Center Press on August 25th 2014
Genres: Asia, Great Britain, Russia & the Former Soviet Union
Pages: 552

Len's Summary: The Russo-British competition for dominance in Asia drawing on the archives of regional actors, as well as those in Moscow and London. This cold war-like confrontation was muted for a time by the 1907 Entente which led to a WWI alliance between the two powers and France, the Triple Entente. The author is a Russian academic who has also written on the Russo-Japanese War.

Alix and Nicky: The Passion of the Last Tsar and Tsarina

Alix and Nicky: The Passion of the Last Tsar and TsarinaAlix and Nicky: The Passion of the Last Tsar and Tsarina by Virginia Rounding
ISBN: 9780312381004
Published by Macmillan on January 17th 2012
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Royalty, History, Europe, Russia & the Former Soviet Union
Pages: 368

Len's Summary: History Book Club selection. A devoted but tragically flawed couple.

When the United States Invaded Russia: Woodrow Wilson and the Siberian Disaster

When the United States Invaded Russia: Woodrow Wilson and the Siberian DisasterWhen the United States Invaded Russia: Woodrow Wilson and the Siberian Disaster by Carl J. Richard
ISBN: 9781442219892
Published by Rowman & Littlefield on December 1st 2012
Genres: History, Military, United States, Other, Europe, Russia & the Former Soviet Union
Pages: 195

Len's Summary: In one of America’s earliest counterinsurgency campaigns outside the Western Hemisphere, US troops (along with British, Canadian, Japanese, French and Italian contingents) invaded Siberia in 1918 in part to support White Russian forces against Bolshevik revolutionaries, and in part to rescue the Czech Legion, but most importantly to frustrate suspected Japanese plans for territorial expansion.

The Russian Revolution: World War to Civil War 1917-1921

The Russian Revolution: World War to Civil War 1917-1921The Russian Revolution: World War to Civil War 1917-1921 by Nik Cornish
ISBN: 9781848843752
Published by Pen and Sword on July 2012
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Revolutionary, Europe, Russia & the Former Soviet Union
Pages: 144

Len's Summary: The Russo-German peace of Brest-Litovsk and subsequent civil war fought on many fronts and with much outside intervention. A History Book Club selection written by the former President of the Eastern Front Association.