The Extraordinary Rise of the Russian Empire
By: Arthur C. Hasiotis, Ph.D.
About the Book
“Political and cultural biases must not be allowed to misrepresent historical writings and an accurate representation of the truth. Otherwise, generations of citizens and leaders will lack the record and guidelines of what actually happened.”
With this fundamental principle underlying the effort, Arthur C. Hasiotis, Ph.D. gives us an impressive study of Russian history, from its beginnings to the present day, emphasizing Russia’s relationship of confrontation and cooperation – engagement and constraint – with the great Western powers. Challenging points in the standard historiography, this book presents a powerful reinterpretation of important movements and events. As such, it is far from a dry history, but dives into a number of topical controversies and key geopolitical questions which will keep readers both piqued and informed. Comes with an extensive subject-ordered bibliography and thorough panoply of documentation.
About the Author
Arthur C. Hasiotis, Ph.D. was born in Boston where he attended public schools and graduated from the Boston Latin School. He received a BA in Slavic History and Literature from Boston University and an MA in modern Chinese History from Columbia. He received his PhD in Modern Chinese and Russian History from New York University. His books include Soviet Political, Economic and Military Involvement in Sinkiang Province: 1928–1949 and The Axis of Shame: Great Britain, Israel, The United States and Turkey in the Middle East, also published by Dorrance Publishing Co.