Lenin's Brain and Other Tales from the Secret Soviet Archives
by Paul R. Gregory
Publisher: Hoover Institution Press 2008
Number of pages: 162
An enlightening look into the once-secret Soviet state and party archives that Western scholars first gained access to in the early 1990s. Paul Gregory breaks down a decades-old wall of secrecy to reveal intriguing new information on such subjects as Stalin's Great Terror, the day-to-day life of Gulag guards, the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, the scientific study of Lenin's brain, and other fascinating tales.
Home page url
Download or read it online for free here:
by J. Fr. Michaud - A. C. Armstrong & Son
The Crusades have a deeper significance than any isolated personages or events ever possess. They brought two civilizations into conflict, and no events are more important than those which secure the contact of different civilizations.
by John S. C. Abbott - Project Gutenberg
There is no portion of history fraught with more valuable instruction than the period of those terrible religious wars which desolated the sixteenth century. There is no romance so wild as the veritable history of those times.
by David Irving - Focal Point Publications
This book is an intimate look at the origins and conduct of the first post-war trial of major war criminals held at Nuremberg from 1945 to 1946. It has as its nucleus a series of articles which the author wrote in the late 1960s.
by Anita Pisch - ANU Press
This book is the first dedicated study on the marketing of Stalin in Soviet propaganda posters. Drawing on the archives of libraries throughout Russia, hundreds of previously unpublished posters are examined, with more than 130 reproduced in colour.