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  • The Magic Lanternby Timothy Garton Ash

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.00

    The Magic Lantern is one of those rare books that define a historic moment, written by a brilliant witness who was also a participant in epochal events. Whether covering Poland's first free parliamentary elections -- in which Solidarity found itself in the position of trying to limit the scope of its victory -- or sitting in at the meetings of an unlikely... more...

  • Aliciaby Alicia Appleman

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 7.99

    After losing her entire family to the Nazis at age 13, Alicia Appleman-Jurman went on to save the lives of thousands of Jews, offering them her own courage and hope in a time of upheaval and tragedy. Not since The Diary of Anne Frank has a young voice so vividly expressed the capacity for humanity and heroism in the face of Nazi brutality. more...

  • The Red Commissarby Jaroslav Hasek; Cecil Parrott

    Faber & Faber 2015; US$ 16.03

    Jaroslav Hasek is best known for his satirical masterpiece The Good Soldier Svejk . That has been described as 'Perhaps the funniest novel ever written.' Although his life was short and chaotic, Hasek did however write more as this volume tellingly reveals. In his preface, Cecil Parrott, translator and biographer of Hasek, crisply defines its purpose..... more...

  • Eliten im Vielvölkerreichby Tim Buchen; Malte Rolf

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 98.00

    This volume presents the lives of mobile elites and their impact on the processes of change in the Russian and Austro-Hungarian empires during the second half of the 19 th century. Using the notion of ?imperial biographies,? it illuminates connections between individual life stories and the course of empire, giving due attention to personal... more...

  • A Concise History of Bosniaby Cathie Carmichael

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 25.00

    Focuses on the dynamic and creative aspects of Bosnia's past as well as the contested, tragic and controversial. more...

  • The Price of Freedomby Alex Domokos; Rita Y. Toews

    Hard Shell Word Factory 2002; US$ 6.00

    Join me in my journey to freedom, I will take you to the slave labor camps of post World War 11 Russia; travel with me to my place of deportation after my release as a POW; and journey with me in a borrowing escape from Hungary and the clutches of the feared AVO. more...

  • Until Our Last Breathby Michael Bart; Laurel Corona

    St. Martin's Press 2008; US$ 8.99

    Michael Bart, the author, is the son of Holocaust survivors. He has collected personal information and documentation shared by his parents and spent more than ten years researching their experiences in World War II Lithuania. Laurel Corona, the writer of Until Our Last Breath , is a tenured professor of English and Humanities at San Diego City... more...

  • Chechnya Diaryby Thomas Goltz

    St. Martin's Press 2003; US$ 8.99

    Chechnya Diary is a story about "the story" of the war in Chechnya, the "rogue republic" that attempted to secede from the Russian Federation at the time of the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. Specifically, it is the story of the Samashki Massacre, a symbol of the Russian brutality that was employed to crush Chechen resistance. Thomas... more...

  • Ukrainian Armies 1914-55by Peter Abbott; Oleksiy Rudenko

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 13.95

    There can be no region in Europe whose history has been more tortured than Ukraine. During the 20th century Austria, Poland, Russia, Germany, Hungary, Czechoslovakia and Romania vied for power over parts of this vast and fragmented area; and its divided peoples rose time and again in vain attempts to win their independence. For the first time in the... more...

  • ?Transition? and the Politics of History Education in Southeast Europeby Augusta Dimou

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2009; US$ 33.60

    Der englischsprachige Band bietet einen Überblick über die Entwicklungen im Bereich historischer Bildung in den Nachfolgestaaten Jugoslawiens und der Republik Moldova seit Mitte der 1990er Jahre bis heute. Ausgangspunkt aller Beiträge ist der Nations- und Staatsbildungsprozess mit seinen Auswirkungen auf Geschichtspolitik und Schule im Rahmen eines... more...