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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 16.00
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...
- Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 13.95
Facing off against Byzantines, Arabs, Vikings, Turks, Mongols, and Russians, this steppe culture dominated Black Sea and Caucasus trade during Medieval times. The Bulgars were a Turkic people who established a state north of the Black Sea, and who showed similarities with the Alans and Sarmatians. In the late 500s and early 600s AD their state fragmented... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 17.99
He was an authentic hero of World War I and the Russian Revolution. He commanded a successful Red Army that treated prisoners mercifully, refrained from pillaging the countryside, and educated the people about the objectives of the Bolshevik regime. His eloquent advocacy of the ideas and aspirations of farmers and workers in the civil war period after... more...
- Orion Publishing Group 2013; US$ 13.99
Born as a military frontier principality at the turn of the Fourteenth century Turkey developed into the dominant force in Anatolia and the Balkans growing to become the most powerful Islamic state after 1517 when it incorporated the old Arab lands. This distinctively Eastern culture with all its detail and intricacies is explored here by a pre-eminent... more...
- Picador 2014; US$ 18.99
From the assassination that triggered World War I to the ethnic warfare in Serbia, Bosnia, and Croatia, the Balkans have been the crucible of the twentieth century, the place where terrorism and genocide first became tools of policy. Chosen as one of the Best Books of the Year by The New York Times , and greeted with critical acclaim as "the most... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2011; US$ 11.99
Most Americans don't look far beyond Christopher Columbus when it comes to the discovery of America, yet the simple fact that we bear the name of Amerigo Vespucci suggests there is more to the story. And indeed, there is: a trio of young Italian pioneers who were merchants more than explorers and who, while in search of glory and vast profits, battled... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 30.99
The author?s search for the annihilated Polish community captured in his grandfather?s 1938 home movie Traveling in Europe in August 1938, one year before the outbreak of World War II, David Kurtz, the author?s grandfather, captured three minutes of ordinary life in a small, predominantly Jewish town in Poland on 16 mm Kodachrome color film. More... more...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 33.95
In July 1980, two weeks before the Gdansk shipyard strikes, Roman Laba arrived in Poland as an American graduate student. He stayed there for almost two and a half years before he was arrested and expelled from the country for "activities noxious to the interests of the Polish state." Laba had set himself the ambitious task of documenting the history... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 73.95
From Byzantium to the Mongols to the Sultans of Rum, this acclaimed book offers an important insight into the evocative history of Turkey before the coming of Ottoman power. Turkey forms a historical bridge between Europe and Asia and as such has played a pivotal role throughout history. The rise of Constantinople and the later Ottoman Empire are... more...