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- Lexington Books 2010; US$ 69.99
Intellectuals and the Communist Idea describes how the Communist ideology penetrated into Czech culture and politics from the dawn of the twentieth century into the late 1930s. This analysis examines the complex issue of personal reasons and individual motivation, appealing slogans, and ideological and power peripeties connected with the formation... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 18.00
In 1940, in the Jewish ghetto of Nazi-occupied Warsaw, the Polish historian Emanuel Ringelblum established a clandestine scholarly organization called the Oyneg Shabes to record the experiences of the ghetto's inhabitants. For three years, members of the Oyneb Shabes worked in secret to chronicle the lives of hundereds of thousands as they suffered... more...
- Editions Rodopi 2010; US$ 51.00
Post-Communist Democratisation in Lithuania: Elites, Parties, and Youth Political Organisations. 1988 2001 explains post-communist changes in Lithuania. The transformation of political party system, political elites and youth political organisations in Lithuania are examined in light of democratisation in other post-communist countries. By linking... more...
- BRILL 2011; US$ 154.00
A study of Romanian revolutionaries exiled after the European insurrections of 1848. Drawing on their memoirs and private correspondence, it reveals the transnational links they established with French republicans, English radicals and Italian freedom-fighters in their attempts to build the modern Romanian nation more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2005; US$ 18.99
When she was twenty-three years old, Courtney Angela Brkic joined a UN-contracted forensic team in eastern Bosnia. Unlike many aid workers, Brkic was drawn there by her family history, and although fluent in the language, she was advised to avoid letting local workers discover her ethnicity. Her passionate narrative of establishing a morgue in a... more...
- Dundurn 2009; US$ 9.99
When Yaroslaw leaves Canada for Ukraine to search for family heirlooms his grandparents buried during the Second World War, he has no inkling his personal explorations will draw him into a dangerous quest for Europe's greatest treasure, or that he will be caught up in the swirling intrigues of Ukraine's "Orange Revolution." more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2009; US$ 14.99
A dramatic account of life in Czechoslovakia's great capital during the Nazi Protectorate With this successor book to Prague in Black and Gold, his account of more than a thousand years of Central European history, the great scholar Peter Demetz focuses on just six short years--a tormented, tragic, and unforgettable time. He was living... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 17.00
Martha Gellhorn was one of the first—and most widely read—female war correspondents of the twentieth century. She is best known for her fearless reporting in Europe before and during WWII and for her brief marriage to Ernest Hemingway, but she was also an acclaimed novelist. In 1938, before the Munich pact, Gellhorn visited Prague and... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2009; Not Available
In the Autumn of 1940 the Jews of Warsaw were forced into a crowded ghetto, enduring unimaginable conditions until most were killed. Yet, amid this, one man, Emanuel Ringelblum, started an extraordinary clandestine organization dedicated to recording life under Nazi occupation. His aim: to ensure that, if he died, his people's history would still be... more...
- Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 9.58
No country embodied the turbulence of twentieth-century European history more dramatically than East Prussia. A great power in the 1800 and 1900s which became a free state in the Weimar Republic post-1918, it was carved up between Poland and the USSR after World War II ? and passed abruptly into history. The scene of the final battle between Hitler... more...