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- 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...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95
This collection is the first book-length scholarly study of the pervasiveness and significance of Roxolana in the European imagination. Roxolana, or "Hurrem Sultan," was a sixteenth-century Ukrainian woman who made an unprecedented career from harem slave and concubine to legal wife and advisor of the Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent (1520-1566).... more...
- 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...
- Cambridge University Press 1998; US$ 24.00
Comprehensive survey of the transformation of the Soviet Union from a largely agrarian economy to a world superpower. 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...
- I.B.Tauris 2009; US$ 14.95
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...
- 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...
- 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...