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  • Chernobyl Strawberriesby Vesna Goldsworthy

    Bitter Lemon Press 2015; US$ 14.99

    A displaced Serb, a cancer diagnosis. A haunting, honest, witty and penetrating account of life in (quite comfortable) exile. more...

  • 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...

  • A Small Corner of Hellby Anna Politkovskaya; Alexander Burry; Tatiana Tulchinsky; Georgi M. Derluguian

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 17.00

    Chechnya, a 6,000-square-mile corner of the northern Caucasus, has struggled under Russian domination for centuries. The region declared its independence in 1991, leading to a brutal war, Russian withdrawal, and subsequent "governance" by bandits and warlords. A series of apartment building attacks in Moscow in 1999, allegedly orchestrated by a rebel... more...

  • War and Genocideby Doris L. Bergen

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2009; US$ 25.99

    In examining one of the defining events of the twentieth century, Doris L. Bergen situates the Holocaust in its historical, political, social, cultural, and military contexts. Unlike many other treatments of the Holocaust, the revised, second edition of War and Genocide discusses not only the persecution of the Jews, but also other segments of... 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$ 6.79

    At Leizer Bart's funeral, one of the mourners told his son Michael that the gravestone should include a reference to the Freedom Fighters of Nekamah, to honor his late father's involvement in the Jewish resistance movement in Vilna (now Vilnius), Lithuania, at the end of World War II. Michael had never heard his parents referenced as Freedom Fighters.... more...

  • Daily Life behind the Iron Curtainby William Willis

    ABC-CLIO 2013; US$ 58.00

    Part of Greenwood's Daily Life through History series, Daily Life behind the Iron Curtain enables today's generations to understand what it was like for those living in Eastern Europe during the Cold War, particularly the period from 1961 to 1989, the era during which these people?East Germans in particular?lived in the imposing shadow of the... more...

  • Slaughterhouseby David Rieff

    Touchstone 2013; US$ 18.95

    In a shocking and deeply disturbing tour de force, David Rieff, reporting from the Bosnia war zone and from Western capitals and United Nations headquarters, indicts the West and the United Nations for standing by and doing nothing to stop the genocide of the Bosnian Muslims. Slaughterhouse is the definitive explanation of a war that will be remembered... more...

  • Remembering the Darknessby Veronica Shapovalov

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2001; US$ 48.99

    This engrossing collection of prison memoirs by Russian women is the first to portray the direct experiences of the wide range of women who were incarcerated in Soviet prisons and camps. Comprising the stories of women from all classes and backgrounds, this book covers the entire span of the Gulag's existence from the 1920s to the 1980s, including... more...

  • Imperiumby Ryszard Kapuscinski

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 17.00

    Ryszard Kapuscinski's last book, The Soccer War -a revelation of the contemporary experience of war -- prompted John le Carre to call the author "the conjurer extraordinary of modern reportage." Now, in Imperium, Kapuscinski gives us a work of equal emotional force and evocative power: a personal, brilliantly detailed exploration of the almost unfathomably... more...