Consider library keeping a project all its own.
I don’t want to play librarian.
However, over time, it may help to have reference assembled for later division into sections.
In keeping with my “19th Century Modern” ethos offline, I may note that I have tried the barcode method, which was fine for overviewing titles at the desktop but not for outputting bibliography as scholars may expect to see it – nor for keeping acquisition and condition details private – so I’ve settled on filling out 3×5 cards and, perhaps (we shall see), entering them in alphabetical order here for later copying into short lists.
Books listed are resident in my library. Not all have been read, but more have been read than not. What one remembers of reading with but general purpose . . . it’s hard to say. However, with the political titles, I have been noting pages with quotable or telling information. Were I less intent on telegraphing political thought, I might be one of those indeed to migrate to the library desk with a stack of 5×7 cards for copying out quotations for citation in later works.
Andrew, Christopher and Vasili Mitrokhin. The Sword and The Shield: The Mitrokhin Archive and the Secret History of the KGB. New York: Basic Books, 1999. UR. History, Russia, KGB. UR
Andrew, Christopher and Vasili Mitrokhin. The World Was Going Our Way: The KGB and the Battle for the Third World. New York: Basic Books 2005. UR. History, Russia, KGB. UR
Bar-Zohar, Michael. Ben-Gurion. The New Millennium Edition. Peretz Kidron, Translator. Tel Aviv: Magal Books, 1077, 2003; translation, 1978.
Bar-Zohar, Michael and Eitan Haber. The Quest for the Red Prince. New York: William Morrow & Company, Inc., 1983. Intelligence, politics, terrorism, middle east conflict.
Bird, Kai. The Good Spy: The Life and Death of Robert Ames. New York: Crown Publishers, 2014.
Cohen, Stephen Philip. The Idea of Pakistan. Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press, 2004.
Crews, Robert D. For Prophet and Tsar: Islam and Empire in Russia and Central Asia. Cambridge and London: Harvard University Press, 2006.
Dawisha, Karen. Putin’s Kleptocracy: Who Owns Russia? New York: Simon & Schuster, 2014.
Eisen, Robert. The Peace and Violence of Judaism: From the Bible to Modern Zionism. Oxford University Press, 2011.
Everett, Daniel L. Don’t Sleep, There Are Snakes. New York: Pantheon Books, 2008.
Everett, Daniel L. Language: The Cultural Tool. New York: Pantheon Books, 2012.
Finn, Peter and Petra Couvee. The Zhivago Affair: The Kremlin, the CIA, and the Battle Over a Forbidden Book. New York: Pantheon Books, 2014.
Fromm, Erich. The Anatomy of Human Destructiveness. New York: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1973.
Gaddis, John Lewis. The Cold War: A New History. New York: The Penguin Press, 2005.
Gessen, Masha. The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin. New York: Riverhead Books, 2012.
Grigas, Agnia. Beyond Crimea: The New Russian Empire. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2016.
Haider, Mobarak. Taliban: The Tip of a Holy Iceberg. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (May 16, 2010).
Harding, Luke. Expelled: A Journalist’s Descent Into the Russian Mafia State. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Jeffery, Keith. The Secret History of MI6. New York: The Penguin Press, 2010.
Judah, Ben. Fragile Empire: How Russia Fell In and Out of Love with Vladimir Putin. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2013.
Karsh, Efraim. Palestine Betrayed. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2010.
Kasparov, Garry. Winter is Coming: Why Vladimir Putin and the Enemies of the Free World Must Be Stopped. With Meg Greengard. New York: Public Affairs, 2015.
Klein, Aaron. Schmoozing With Terrorists: From Hollywood to the Holy Land, Jihadists Reveal Their Global Plans–To A Jew! Los Angeles: WND Books, 2007.
Kobrin, Nancy Hartevelt. The Maternal Drama of the Chechen Jihadi.
Kundera, Milan. The Book of Laughter and Forgetting. Michael Henry Heim, translator. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1981.
Laqueur, Walter. Dying for Jerusalem: The Past, Present and Future of the Holiest City. Naperville, Illinois: Sourcebooks, Inc. 2006.
Laqueur, Walter. The Changing Face of Anti-Semitism. Oxford University Press, 2006.
London, Charles. Far From Zion: In Search of a Global Jewish Community. New York: William Morrow, 2009.
Lunev, Stanislav and Ira Winkler. Through the Eyes of the Enemy: Russia’s highest ranking military defector reveals why Russia is more dangerous than ever. Washington, D.C.: Regnery Publishing, Inc., 1998.
Massie, Suzanne. Land of the Firebird: The Beauty of Old Russia. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1980.
McWhorter, John. The Power of Babel: A Natural History of Language. New York: A. W. H. Freeman Book, Times Books, Henry Holt and Company, 2001. Language, linguistics, anthropology. UR.
Meir-Levi, David. History Upside-Down: The Roots of Palestinian Fascism and the Myth of Israeli Aggression. New York: Encounter Books, 2007.
Morris, Benny. 1948: The First Arab-Israeli War. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2008.
Motyl, Alexander J. Vovochka: The True Confessions of Vladimir Putin’s Best Friend and Confident. Augusta, Georgia: Amphora Literary Press, 2015.
Orwell, George. 1984. Afterward by Erich Fromm. New York: The New American Library, Inc., Signet Classics, 33rd Printing, 1961. Original: Harcourt Brace and Company, 1949.
Orwell, George. Animal Farm: A Fairy Story. Introduction by C. M. Woodhouse. New York: The New American Library, Signet Classics, 23rd Printing, n.d., Original: Harcourt Brace and Company, Inc., 1946.
Pacepa, Ion Mihai and Rychlak, Ronald J. Disinformation. Washington, D.C.: WND Books, 2013.
Pei, Mario. The Story of Language. Philadelphia and New York: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1949. Language, linguistics, anthropology. UR.
Phillips, Melanie. The World Turned Upside Down: The Global Battle Over God, Truth, and Power. New York: Encounter Books, 2010.
Pipes, Richard. Russia Under the Old Regime: The History of Civilization. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1974.
Pomerantsev, Peter. Nothing is True and Everything is Possible: The Surreal Heart of the New Russia. New York: Public Affairs, 2014.
Post, Jerrold M. Leaders and Their Followers in a Dangerous World: The Psychology of Political Behavior. Forward by Alexander L. George. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2004.
Rashid, Ahmed. Descent Into Chaos: The United States and the Failure of Nation Building in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Central Asia. New York: Viking, 2008.
Raviv, Dan and Yossi Melman. Every Spy a Prince: The Complete History of Israel’s Intelligence Community. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1990 (A Marc Jaffe Book).
Remnick, David. Lenin’s Tomb: The Last Days of the Soviet Empire. New York: Random House, 1993.
Ruud, Charles A. and Sergei A. Stepanov. Fontanka 16: The Tsars’ Secret Police. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press.
Sears, David. Compassion for Humanity in the Jewish Tradition. Northvale, New Jersey: Jason Aronson, Inc., 1998.
Servadio, Gaia. Mafioso. New York: Stein and Day, 1976.
Shaw, Barry. Fighting Hamas, BDS & Antisemitism: Fighting violence, bigotry, and hatred. Barry Shaw Books, 2015.
Shepherd, Robin. A State Beyond the Pale: Europe’s Problem With Israel. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2009.
Smith, Hedrick. The Russians. New York: Times Books, 1983.
Soldatov, Andrei and Irena Borogan. The New Nobility: The Restoration of Russia’s Security State and the Enduring Legacy of the KGB. New York: Public Affairs, 2010.
Trento, Joseph J. The Secret History of the CIA. Roseville, California: Prima, 2001
Whorf, Benjamin Lee. Language, Thought, and Reality: Selected Writings of Benjamin Lee Whorf. John B. Carroll, Editor. Forward by Stuart Chase, Cambridge: MIT Press, 1956; 15th Printing 1982. ISBN: 0262730065 (Paperback). UR. Linguistics, Psychology.
Weinstein, Allen and Alexander Vassiliev. The Haunted Wood: Soviet Espionage in America – The Stalin Era. New York: Random House, 1999.
Wiesel, Elie. Night. Marion Wiesel, Translator. New York: Hill and Wang, 1972; translation, 2006.
Zuckerman, Fredric S. The Tsarist Secret Police in Russian Society, 1880-1917. Washington Square, New York: New York University Press, 1996.