Robert W. Thurston

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Robert William Thurston (born September 28, 1949 ) is an American historian and former professor at Miami University in Oxford , Ohio . Thurston works primarily on the history of the Soviet Union .


  • Liberal City, Conservative State: Moscow and Russia's Urban Crisis, 1906-1914 (1987). Oxford University Press .
  • Life and Terror in Stalin's Russia, 1934-1941 (1996). Yale University Press , ISBN 9780300074420
  • (Ed. Together with Bernd Bonwetsch :) The People's War: Responses to World War II in the Soviet Union (2000). University of Illinois Press .
  • Witch, Wicce, Mother Goose: The Rise and Fall of the Witch Hunts in Europe and North America (2001). Longman.
    • 2nd edition: The Witch Hunts: A History of the Witch Persecutions in Europe and North America (2006). Longman.
  • Lynching: American Mob Murder in Global Perspective (2011). Ashgate, ISBN 9781409409083
  • (Ed.): Coffee: A Comprehensive Guide to the Bean, the Beverage, and the Industry Rowman and Littlefield, 2013.