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Barnes, Julian

Summary: "A compact masterpiece dedicated to the Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich--Julian Barnes's first novel since his best-selling, Booker Prize-winning The Sense of an Ending. 1936: Shostakovich, just thirty, fears for his livelihood and his life. Stalin,hitherto a distant figure, has taken a sudden interest in his work and denounced his latest opera. Now, certain he will be exiled to Siberia...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2016

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BAR

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC BAR

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BAR

Summary: Danger, disillusionment, and betrayal reach an all-time high in the suspense-laced fifth season of The Americans. KGB agents Philip and Elizabeth Jennings' unwavering dedication to their work comes at even more of a personal cost than before. And as Paige is drawn deeper into the reality of her parents' secret job, she realizes she will never have a normal life. Meanwhile, as Cold War tensions...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment 2018

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2 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV AME

Barrow, Randi G.

Summary: Twelve-year-old Ivan has escaped from the siege of Leningrad, but when the town he has taken refuge in is occupied by Hitler's troops, he sees his chance to help the partisans he has met--and to rescue two German shepherd puppies.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2013

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Summary: Photographs and accompanying text depict everyday events in the Soviet Union.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Collins Publishers in association with I. Shapiro 1987

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 947.0854 DAY

Standiford, Natalie.

Summary: It is 1982 and nineteen-year-old Laura Reid is spending a semester in Leningrad studying Russian, but when she meets Alyosha she discovers the dissident Russia--a world of wild parties, underground books and music, love, and constant danger.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2013

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC STA

Eastland, Sam, (Paul Watkins)

Summary: Inspector Pekkala investigates the death of a top Russian military engineer who was building a formidable weapon, a case with ties to dangerous secrets.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bantam Books 2011

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC EAS

Smith, Dan

Summary: In 1920s Russia, a deserter from the Red Army returns home to find his village empty, the men murdered, and the women and children gone, and searches the forests in the bitter cold, desperate to find his wife and sons.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC SMI

Volkov, Solomon.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Knopf 2004

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 VOL

Ulitskaya, Ludmila

Summary: An orphaned poet, a gifted pianist and a budding photographer meet in a mid-20th-century Moscow school and eventually embody the heroism, folly, compromise and hope of the Soviet dissident experience.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ULI

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ULI

Hunter, Stephen

Summary: "Bob Lee Swagger is in love--with a woman who died 70 years ago. Ludmilla "Mili" Petrova was a great Russian sniper in World War II until she disappeared on a mission and was virtually erased from history. When Kathy Reilly of the Washington Post encounters a brief mention of Petrova in an old Russian propaganda magazine, she begins building a story around the legendary female sniper, who was...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC HUN

Powers, Zach

Summary: "A stunningly imaginative novel about the Cold War, the Russian space program, and the amazing fraud that pulled the wool over the eyes of the world. It's 1964 in the USSR, and unbeknownst even to Premier Khrushchev himself, the Soviet space program is a sham. Well, half a sham. While the program has successfully launched five capsules into space, the Chief Designer and his team have never...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: Fiction Powers 2019

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper Perennial Modern Classics 2009

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC SOL

Sepetys, Ruta.

Summary: In 1941, fifteen-year-old Lina, her mother, and brother are pulled from their Lithuanian home by Soviet guards and sent to Siberia, where her father is sentenced to death in a prison camp while she fights for her life, vowing to honor her family and the thousands like hers by burying her story in a jar on Lithuanian soil. Based on the author's family, includes a historical note.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Philomel Books 2011

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC SEP

Summary: An ex-nobleman of the Czarist regime and the local priest find that family jewels were hidden in a chair, one in a set of twelve. They return separately to Moscow to find the rest of the fortune.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 2006

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1 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY TWE

Summary: Technological advances have escalated Cold War tensions to an all-time high, and undercover KGB operatives Elizabeth and Philip Jennings face the growing threat of discovery. As their assignments grow more deadly, their family is in more danger, and their loyalties are tested like never before.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD AME NOT RATED

Summary: Philip and Elizabeth find themselves at odds over their daughter's future now that the KGB is determined to recruit her. FBI agent Stan Beeman rededicates himself to uncovering the identities of the Russian spies.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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Ryan, William

Summary: As Stalin's great terror begins, a killer strikes. Moscow 1936. A young woman's mutilated body is found on an alter in a deconsecrated church. Korolev is asked to investigate. The victim is discovered to be an American citizen, and now one false move will mean exile to the Zone, the frozen camps of the far north.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Minotaur Books 2010

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC RYA

Summary: It is 1987, and an imminent Gorbachev-Reagan nuclear arms summit promises to ease world tensions. But life for the Jennings family is more precarious than ever: Elizabeth's relentless dedication as a KGB agent has dealt a potentially lethal blow to her marriage to Philip, who has left espionage behind. As Philip's friendship with FBI agent Stan Beeman grows, the danger of exposure of the family...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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2 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV AME

Favreau, Marc

Summary: "An account of the Cold War spies whose survival depended on carefully orchestrated deceptions as they fought in the shadows to help avert global nuclear war and, in so doing, changed the global landscape in ways that are still felt today"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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Littell, Robert

Summary: "In March 1953, four women meet in Room 408 of Moscow's deluxe Metropole Hotel. They have gathered, not altogether willingly, to reminisce about Vladimir Mayakovsky, the poet who in death had become a national idol of Soviet Russia. In life, however, he was a much more complicated figure. Each of these ladies loved Mayakovsky in the course of his life, and as they piece together their memories...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press 2016

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC LIT

Summary: Secrets can be deadly in this suspenseful thriller about undercover Russian spies in 1980s Washington D.C. Phillip and Elizabeth Jennings seem to be a typical suburban couple, but they're actually lethal KGB agents plotting to bring down America. As the Cold War escalates, Philip and Elizabeth must take extreme measures to continue their mission to keep their true identities hidden. But when an...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD AME NOT RATED

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Summary: A 12-year orphan boy works for the Soviet Union's Red Army during World War II, undertaking dangerous reconnaissance missions behind enemy lines.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2007

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN IVA

Finn, Peter

Summary: The dramatic, until-now-untold story of how a forbidden book in the Soviet Union became a secret CIA weapon in the ideological battle between East and West.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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Kotkin, Stephen

Summary: Pulitzer Prize-finalist Stephen Kotkin continues his definitive biography of Stalin, from collectivization and the Great Terror through to the coming of the conflict with Hitler's Germany that is the signal event of modern world history. As the shadows of the 30's deepen, Stalin's drive to militarize Soviet society takes on increasing urgency, and the ambition of Nazi Germany becomes the...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 STALIN, JOSEPH KOT