Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014. Hardcover. First Edition. "Viewing Russian history through the bottom of the vodka bottle helps us to understand why the 'liquor question' remains important to Russian high politics even today - almost a century after the issue had been put to bed in most every other modern state. Indeed, recognizing and confronting vodka's devastating political legacies may be the greatest political challenge for this generation of Russia's leadership, as well as the next" (jacket). In illustrated jacket with red spine panel titled in white. Clean and bright. 492 pages. RUS/051019. Fine / Fine.