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- I.B.Tauris 2009; US$ 30.00
When the Bolsheviks seized power in the Soviet Union during 1917, they were suffering from a substantial political legitimacy deficit. Uneasy political foundations meant that cinema became a key part of the strategy to protect the existence of the USSR. Based on extensive archival research, this welcome book examines the interaction between politics... 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$ 19.99
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$ 11.99
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...
- 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...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2009; US$ 15.99
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...
- 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... more...
- HarperCollins 2012; US$ 13.99
?A remarkable story of adventure and passion, tragedy and courage set against the backdrop of occupied Czechoslovakia and World War II.? ?Václav Havel From former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright comes a moving and thoughtful memoir of her formative years in Czechoslovakia during the tumult of Nazi occupation, World War II, fascism, and the onset... more...
- Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 10.24
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...
- Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 13.95
The history of Poland is a fascinating study of a people struggling to achieve nationhood in the face of internal and external enemies. Poland became a unified Christian state in AD 966 and by the 12th century a knightly class had emerged - a force that was integral to the defense of Poland against increasingly frequent foreign invasions. Intent on... more...