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  • Reinventing Politicsby Vladimir Tismaneanu

    Free Press 2000; US$ 22.95

    Reinventing Politics gives an account of East European politics from the time of Soviet domination to the 1989-90 revolutions, and considers the effect of tyranny on East European culture and politics, the chances for successful and harmonious development in the region, and its relationship with the rest of Europe. ?Using primary materials from... 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...

  • The Haunted Landby Tina Rosenberg

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 17.95

    The Pulitzer Prize-winning look at the collapse of Communism in Eastern Europe From the Trade Paperback edition. more...

  • Down with Big Brotherby Michael Dobbs

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 21.95

    "One of the great stories of our time . . . a wonderful anecdotal history of a great drama." --San Francisco Chronicle Book Review As Washington Post correspondent in Moscow, Warsaw, and Yugoslavia in the final decade of the Soviet empire, Michael Dobbs had a ringside seat to the extraordinary events that led to the unraveling of the Bolshevik Revolution.  From... more...

  • Roxolana in European Literature, History and Cultureby Dr Galina I Yermolenko

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 139.95

    The essays gathered here examine the legacy of Roxolana, a sixteenth-century Ukrainian woman who, from harem slave, became legal wife and advisor of Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent. The collection views Roxolana from Western and Eastern European perspectives, as source material is taken from England, Italy, France, Spain, Germany, Turkey, Poland, and... more...

  • Gender Politics and Everyday Life in State Socialist Eastern and Central Europeby Shana Penn; Jill Massino

    Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2009; US$ 90.00

    This book showcases extensive research on gender under state socialism, examining the subject in terms of state policy and law; sexuality and reproduction; the academy; leisure; the private sphere; the work world; opposition activism; and memory and identity. 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...

  • Ivan's Warby Catherine Merridale

    Henry Holt and Co. 2007; US$ 20.99

    Catherine Merridale is the author of the critically acclaimed Night of Stone , winner of Britain's Heinemann Award for Literature. A professor of contemporary history at the University of London, she also writes for the London Review of Books , the New Statesman , and The Independent and regularly presents history features for the BBC. more...

  • There Is No Freedom Without Bread!by Constantine Pleshakov

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2009; US$ 22.99

    The conventional story of the end of the cold war focuses on the geopolitical power struggle between the United States and the USSR: Ronald Reagan waged an aggressive campaign against communism, outspent the USSR, and forced Mikhail Gorbachev to "tear down this wall." In There Is No Freedom Without Bread! , a daring revisionist account of that seminal... more...

  • Trade and Urban Development in Polandby F. W. Carter

    Cambridge University Press 1994; US$ 64.00

    This 1994 study uses the experience of Cracow to illuminate general patterns of trade and urban growth in central and eastern Europe. more...