Melvil Decimal System: 947.4
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Philosophy and Psychology
Mathematics and Science
Arts and Recreation
Biography and History
Geography, Voyages And Travel
British Isles -- Scotland And Ireland
England And Wales
Germany And Central Europe
France And Monaco
Russia and Eastern Europe [also, more Finland]
Russian & Slavic History by Period
[Previously Finland, Lapland, Karelia]
Mostly St. Petersburg/Leningrad
[Formerly the Baltic States, St. Petersburg, etc.]
Baltic States [Formerly, Caucasus Generally]
[More Estonia, mostly]
[More St. Petersburg/Leningrad]
[More Lithuania, mostly]
Works under MDS 947.4
- Imperial Boundaries: Cossack Communities and Empire-Building in the Age of Peter the Great by Brian J. Boeck
- The Baltic Crusade by William L. Urban
- Latvia in Transition by Juris Dreifelds
- Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania: Country Studies (Area Handbook Series,) by Walter R. Iwaskiw
- Leningrad (Cities of the World) by Wright Miller
- Portrait of a Russian Province: Economy, Society, and Civilization in Nineteenth-Century Nizhnii Novgorod (Pitt Russian East European) by Catherine Evtuhov
- For a New Russia: The Mayor of St. Petersburg's Own Story of the Struggle for Justice and Democracy by Anatoly Sobchak
- Experiencing Russia's civil war : politics, society, and revolutionary culture in Saratov, 1917-1922 by Donald J. Raleigh
- Siege of Leningrad (World at War) by R. Conrad Stein
- Leningrad. Biographie einer Stadt by Hubert von Bechtolsheim
- Il mito di Pietroburgo by Ettore Lo Gatto
- The drama of the Baltic peoples by August Rei
- The Jews of St. Petersburg : excursions through a noble past by M. Beĭzer
- Rostov in the Russian Civil War, 1917-1920: The Key to Victory (Cass Military Studies) by Brian Murphy
- History of Latvia: An Outline by Arnolds Spekke
- The Jews of St. Petersburg: Excursions Through a Noble Past by Mikhail Beizer
- Latvia (Then & Now) by Lerner Publishing Group
- Palmyra of the north;: The first days of St. Petersburg, by Christopher Marsden
- Devils in Amber: The Baltics by Phillip Bonosky
- Building Utopia: Erecting Russia's First Modern City, 1930 by Richard Cartwright Austin
- War and Peace in the Baltic, 1560-1790 (War in Context) by Stewart P. Oakley
- Leningrad, art & architecture by L. V. Uspenskiĭ
- The Way a River Went: Following the Volga Through the Heart of Russia by Thom Wheeler
- Leningrad, Architectural Landmarks and Places of Interest by Pidemsky Boris (editor)
- Die baltischen Nationen. Estland. Lettland. Litauen by Boris Meissner
MDS classes with significant recommendations overlap, excluding ones under the same top-level class.
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