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  • Prague in Dangerby Peter Demetz

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2009; US$ 20.99

    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...

  • Who Will Write Our History?by Samuel. D Kassow

    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...

  • Medieval Polish Armies 966-1500by David Nicolle; Gerry Embleton

    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...

  • The Modern Balkansby Richard C. Hall

    Reaktion Books 2012; US$ 40.00

    In The Modern Balkans , historian Richard C. Hall gives a complete account of the historical events that have shaped the Balkan region of Southeastern Europe. Originally separated from the rest of Europe by culture, politics, and economics, the Balkans have slowly been integrating into Western Europe since the nineteenth century. But this process... more...

  • Iron Curtainby Anne Applebaum

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 17.95

    In the long-awaited follow-up to her Pulitzer Prize-winning Gulag , acclaimed journalist Anne Applebaum delivers a groundbreaking history of how Communism took over Eastern Europe after World War II and transformed in frightening fashion the individuals who came under its sway. At the end of World War II, the Soviet Union to its surprise and delight... more...

  • A Grain of Truthby Zygmunt Miloszewski; Antonia Lloyd-Jones

    Bitter Lemon Press 2013; US$ 12.95

    Prosecutor Szacki?s investigation of a murder in a Polish town reveals the poisonous anti-Semitism that haunts all who live there. more...

  • Demyansk 1942-43by Robert Forczyk; Peter Dennis

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 15.95

    The fighting around the town of Demyansk was one of the longest encirclement battles on the Eastern Front during the Second World War, stretching from February 1942 to February 1943. Originally, the German 16. Armee occupied Demyansk in the fall of 1941 because it was key terrain - a crossroads located on high ground amidst a sea of swampy terrain... more...

  • Hittite Fortifications c.1650-700 BCby Konstantin Nossov; Brian Delf

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 13.95

    In the second half of the third millennium BC the Indo-European tribe known as the Hittites migrated and settled in Central Anatolia, at that time a land of small city-states whose rulers lived in fortresses. These fortifications enabled the Hittites to transform themselves into a Bronze Age super-power defeating the Egyptians at Kadesh in c.1274 BC.... more...

  • Rumanian Aces of World War 2by Denes Bernad; John Weal

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 15.95

    First seeing action in the wake of the German invasion of the USSR in June 1941, the Royal Rumanian Air Force had been allied to the Luftwaffe since the Romanian government signed a Tripartite Pact with Germany and Italy in November 1940. This book reveals how, despite suffering heavy losses to the numerically superior Russian forces, the Rumanians... more...

  • A Shameful Actby Taner Akcam

    Henry Holt and Co. 2007; US$ 20.99

    A landmark assessment of Turkish culpability in the Armenian genocide, the first history of its kind by a Turkish historian In 1915, under the cover of a world war, some one million Armenians were killed through starvation, forced marches, forced exile, and mass acts of slaughter. Although Armenians and world opinion have held the Ottoman powers... more...