Books I Will be (Re-)Reading While Writing My Own
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List of Bookmarks
It’s already a pretty big list, so I won’t be taking nominations for more. I hope to write reviews of all of them as they’re (re)read.
- The Return (Daniel Treisman) – the best Russian politics books out there. 5/5
- Armageddon Averted (Stephen Kotkin) – TBR (to be read)
- Putin (Chris Hutchins, Alexander Korobko) – TBR, but has to be good as it quotes me.
- Soviet Fates and Lost Alternatives (Stephen Cohen) – 5/5
- Virtual Politics (Andrew Wilson) – too much PoMo, but solid. 4/5
- Drug, Sex and Libel in the New Moscow (Mark Ames, Matt Taibbi, Edward Limonov) – TBR, for the lulz.
- From the First Person (Putin) – all Western journalists would benefit from reading this series of telling interviews. 5/5
- The Oligarchs (David E. Hoffman) – TBR
- Popular literature with satires of politics/economics including Metro 2033 and works by Pelevin.
- The New Cold War (Edward Lucas) – to remind myself of hack enemy talking points. 1/5
- Vekhi (anthology) – key book from 1909 that informs current Kremlin ideology.
- Putin’s Comeback (Chen Xiaomeng) – TBR, can’t say I’ll read all or even most of it, as it exists only in Chinese and my Chinese isn’t that good, but it will sure make a refreshing change from Western harping.
Obviously these are just the books, I’ll be looking over tons of papers and news articles too.
(Republished from Da Russophile by permission of author or representative)Follow @akarlin88