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Literature and Biography

Here you can find an interesting selection of mostly out-of-print books on literature and historical biography.

  • Small Fires: Letters from the Soviet People to Ogonyok Magazine, 1987-1990

    Small Fires: Letters to Ogonyok Magazine, 1987-1990

    Small Fires: Letters from the Soviet People to Ogonyok Magazine, 1987-1990. Christopher Cerf and Marina Albee, editors. NY: Summit Books, 1990. Paperback, 303 pages. Near fine with black mark bottom edge. 1 copy only. This is a collection of both...

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  • A Russian Looks at America: The Journey of Aleksandr Borisovich Lakier in 1857

    A Russian Looks at America [Lakier]

    A Russian Looks at America: The Journey of Aleksandr Borisovich Lakier in 1857. Translated from the Russian and edited by Arnold Schrier and Joyce Story. IL (Chicago): University of Chicago Press, 1979. Hardcover with dustjacket in about fine condition,...

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    Daughter of an Empress: An Historical Novel [1905]

    Daughter of an Empress: An Historical Novel [1905]

    Luise Mühlbach. The Daughter of an Empress: An Historical Novel. The Empress is dead, and many oppose the elevation of her daughter, Princess Elizabeth, to the position. This novel provides insights into Russian nobility of the times. NY: A.L...

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    The Native's Return (Louis Adamic) 1934

    The Native's Return (Louis Adamic) 1934

    Louis Adamic. The Native's Return: An American Immigrant Visits Yugoslavia And Discovers His Old Country. An autobiography and historical travel guide in three parts: Home Again in Carniola, The Coast and Mountain Regions, Belgrade and Croatia and a...

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  • The Shadow Of The Czar [1904]

    The Shadow Of The Czar [1904]

    The Shadow Of The Czar. John Carling. MA (Boston): Little, Brown, 1904. Early printing. Hardcover with two color tooled decoration. Frontispiece w/tissue protect. 419 pages, with several publisher's ads at the end. Carling wrote historical fiction and in...

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  • Russian Album

    Russian Album

    The Russian Album. Michael Ignatieff. Count Paul Ignatieff (1870-1945) was the last minister of education in the cabinet of Tsar Nicholas II. His wife, Countess Natasha (1877-1945), was born into the noble Mestchersky family and raised on the vast estate...

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  • Zig Zag Journeys in the Orient Butterworth [1882]

    Zig Zag Journeys in the Orient Butterworth [1882]

    Zig Zag Journeys in the Orient. Hezekiah Butterworth. Full title: The Adriatic to the Baltic; A journey of the Zigzag club from Vienna to the Golden Horn, The Euxine, Moscow, and St. Petersburg. MA (Boston): Estes & Lauriat, 1882. 2nd printing...

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  • Seward's Folly [1924]

    Seward's Folly [1924]

    Seward's Folly. Edison Marshall. MA (Boston): Little, Brown & Co., 1924. First edition. 312 pages. Historical novel of the intrigues and machinations around the purchase of Alaska. In March of 1867 America signed a treaty with the Russian Empire...

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    The Vanished Pomps of Yesterday [1921]

    The Vanished Pomps of Yesterday [1921]

    The Vanished Pomps of Yesterday, being Some Random Reminiscences of a British Diplomat. Frederick Spencer Hamilton. First published in 1921, this is the 1923 new and revised edition. An vivid account of Imperial Russia prior to 1914 with detailed...

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  • Exploring the Dangerous Trades: The Autobiography of Alice Hamilton, M.D.

    Autobiography of Alice Hamilton, M.D. [1943]

    Exploring the Dangerous Trades: The Autobiography of Alice Hamilton, M.D.  Little, Brown & Company, Boston, 1943. Hardcover. 1st edition, stated. Missing dustjacket. Good condition. Tan cloth binding rubbed at the extremities, light soil to...

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    I Remember: Sketch For an Autobiography

    I Remember: Sketch For an Autobiography [Boris Pasternak]

    Boris Pasternak. I Remember.  Sketch for an Autobiography. Translated with a preface and notes by David Magarshack. Includes Pasternak's essay "Translating Shakespeare" (translated by Manya Harari) and a notes section.  NY: Pantheon, 1959...

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    Divided Soul: The Life of Gogol

    Divided Soul: The Life of Gogol

    Divided soul: The life of Gogol. Henri Troyat. Minerva Press, 1975. Softcover, 489 pages. Book is in good condition with several minor flaws such as edge wear and light soil to edges. Binding is solid, pages are crisp pages and text is clean text and...

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    Russian Blood, paperback

    Russian Blood

    Russian Blood. In the early 1980s, Alex Shoumatoff, the author, became curious about his roots. Both his grandmothers were into their 90s, and with a sense of urgency, he collected their stories and reminiscences about life as White Russian aristocrats,...

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    White Road: A Russian Odyssey, 1919-1923.

    White Road: A Russian Odyssey, 1919-1923

    White Road: A Russian Odyssey, 1919-1923. Olga Illyn. An enthralling memoir of the onset of the Russian Revolution and the path of defeat for the White Army. Illyn was a young bride and her husband a White Army officer and as members of the upper class...

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