Update 28 March 2014
You can find a full list of books about Russian history on my Pinterest page.
There are currently 143 books.
The list of books to read continues.
“Leningrad- Tragedy of a city under siege, 1941-44” by Anna Reid, published 2011
“Former People -The Final Days of the Russian Aristocracy” by Douglas Smith. Another view of the post Revolution events.
“Russian Dance: A True Story of Intrigue and Passion in Stalinist Moscow” by Andree Aelion Brooks
“Odessa: Genius and Death in a City of Dreams” by Charles King
Fiction (with historical facts)
“Sashenka” by Simon Montefiore, Bantam Press 2008. Not to be missed. This book left a big impression on me. The events start in 1916 in St Peterburg and touch Stalin’s Great Terror period. Highly recommended.
Also by Simon Montefiore – “Young Stalin”, “Stalin: The court of the Red Tsar”, “Catherine the Great & Potemkin”.