Brian J. Boeck holds a Ph.D. in Russian history from Harvard University and have taught Russian and Soviet history for over a decade at DePaul University. He is the author of Imperial Boundaries (Cambridge) and lives in Chicago, Illinois.
Engagingly written, broadly researched, and rigorous.--Peter Holquist, Journal of Interdisciplinary History (Praise for IMPERIAL BOUNDARIES
An important and stimulating book.
An accessible narrative of not only Russian empire building but the collapse of an unique borderland.