New Books Network

Magnus Nordenman, “The New Battle for the Atlantic: Emerging Naval Competition with Russia in the Far North” (Naval Institute Press, 2019)
In The New Battle for the Atlantic: Emerging Naval Competition with Russia in the Far North (Naval Institute Press, 2019), Magnus Nordenman explores the emerging competition between the United States and its NATO allies and the resurgent Russian navy in the North Atlantic. This maritime region played a key role... Read More
Alyssa M. Park, “Sovereignty Experiments: Korean Migrants and the Building of Borders in Northeast Asia, 1860-1945″ (Cornell UP, 2019)
Even in states where borders and sovereignty are supposedly well established, large movements of transnational migrants are seen to present problems, as today’s crises show the world over. But as Alyssa Park’s book Sovereignty Experiments: Korean Migrants and the Building of Borders in Northeast Asia, 1860-1945 (Cornell University Press, 2019)... Read More
Sarah Wobick-Segev, “Homes Away from Home: Jewish Belonging in 20th-Century Paris, Berlin, and St. Petersburg” (Stanford UP, 2018)
In pre-emancipation Europe, most Jews followed Jewish law most of the time, but by the turn of the twentieth century, a new secular Jewish identity had begun to take shape. How did Jews go from lives organized by synagogues, shul, and mikvehs to lives that were conducted in Hillel houses,... Read More
Marlene Laruelle, “The Nazarbayev Generation: Youth in Kazakhstan” (Lexington Books, 2019)
The Nazarbayev Generation: Youth in Kazakhstan (Lexington Books, 2019), edited by Marlene Laruelle, looks at the younger generations of Kazakhstan that have come of age during the post-Soviet presidency of Nursultan Nazarbayev. A collection of essays, the book presents new approaches for thinking about the “post-Soviet”-ness of Kazakhstan and for... Read More
Abdulhamid Sulaymon o’g’li Cho’lpon, “Night and Day: A Novel” (Academic Studies Press, 2019)
Christopher Fort’s new translation of Abdulhamid Sulaymon o’g’li Cho’lpon’s Night and Day: A Novel (Academic Studies Press, 2019) (Kecha va Kunduz) gives readers a chance to dive into the world of early 20th century Uzbek literature and understand the complex social problems of late Russian imperial Turkestan. This book will... Read More
Adele Lindenmeyr, “Citizen Countess: Sofia Panina and the Fate of Revolutionary Russia” (U Wisconsin Press, 2019)
Once one of the wealthiest members of the Russian aristocracy, Sofia Panina spent her final years living on a pension while in exile from her homeland. Adele Lindenmeyr’s book Citizen Countess: Sofia Panina and the Fate of Revolutionary Russia (University of Wisconsin Press, 2019) recounts the eventful life of this... Read More
Jennifer Utrata, “Women without Men: Single Mothers and Family Change in the New Russia” (Cornell UP, 2015)
Jennifer Utrata in her book, Women without Men: Single Mothers and Family Change in the New Russia (Cornell University Press, 2015), investigates what she calls a “quiet revolution” in the Russian family after the fall of the Soviet Union. Based on over 150 interviews with single mothers, non-resident fathers, and... Read More