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  • 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...

  • The Shadow of Deathby Harry Gordon

    The University Press of Kentucky 2013; US$ 25.00

    " Holocaust survivor Harry Gordon recalls in brutal detail the anguished years of his youth, a youth spent struggling to survive in a Lithuanian concentration camp. A memoir about hope and resilience, The Shadow of Death describes the invasion of Kovno by the Red Army and the impact of Soviet occupation from the perspective of the ghetto's weakest... more...

  • The A to Z of Belarusby Vitali Silitski; Jan Zaprudnik

    Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 36.99

    The A to Z of Belarus -through its chronology, introductory essays, appendixes, map, bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on important persons, places, events, and institutions and significant political, economic, social, and cultural aspects-traces Belarus' history and provides a compass for the direction the country... more...

  • The Fallby Steven Saxonberg

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 140.00

    With a foreword by Seymour Lipset, Hoover Institution and George Mason University, USA The Fall examines one of the twentieth century's great historical puzzles: why did the communist-led regimes in Eastern Europe collapse so quickly and why was the process of collapse so different from country to country? This major study explains why the impetus... more...

  • Black Lamb and Grey Falconby Rebecca West

    Open Road Media 2010; US$ 14.99

    Hailed as among the most important books of the twentieth century, Rebecca West?s magnum opus is a history, a travelogue, and a sociological study of Yugoslavia that examines how the past shapes the present   In a breathtakingly wide-ranging journalistic work, West richly chronicles her travels throughout Yugoslavia in the 1930s, introducing vivid... more...

  • Zwischen Schonung und Menschenjagdenby Tilman Plath

    Klartext Verlag 2013; US$ 32.17

    Es gab sie auch im Baltikum - regelrechte Menschenjagden als Rekrutierungsmethode zur Gewinnung von Arbeitskräften für die deutschen Kriegsanstrengungen. Vor Ort mussten nicht nur jüdische Zwangsarbeiter unter mörderischen Bedingungen in KZs und anderen Haftstätten Zwangsarbeit leisten. Und doch nehmen sich die Gesamtzahlen von Zwangsarbeitern aus... more...

  • Berlin: Wall's Endby Timothy Garton Ash

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 0.99

    A selection from The Magic Lantern , Timothy Garton Ash?s classic first-person history of the Revolution of ?89 and the end of the Cold War?an on-the-ground glimpse of the fall of the Berlin Wall. ?In the beginning was the Wall itself.? So writes matchless chronicler and observer Timothy Garton Ash on the strange life and stranger death of the Wall... more...

  • Bolschewistische Ordnung in Georgienby Marc Junge; Bernd Bonwetsch

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 70.00

    This book explores whether the ?Great Terror? in the multiethnic Republic of Georgia was an instance of genocide or ethnic cleansing. Unlike other regions of the former Soviet Union, Georgia allows for the parallel consideration of the three mass operations at the heart of the ?Great Terror.? The study reconsiders familiar interpretations... more...

  • Auf der Suche nach politischer Gemeinschaftby Gregor Feindt

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 70.00

    In the waning years of socialism, the nation remained the dominant idea of social order in Eastern Europe. In the underground literature of samizdat, oppositional political thinkers in Poland, Czechoslovakia, and Hungary employed this term as they sought models for political community. Thus, they extended their key notions of freedom and... more...

  • Reisen in die Vergangenheit?by Corinna Felsch

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 84.00

    After 1945, traveling to Poland meant going to an unknown ?Eastern Bloc? country. Corinna Felsch has collected an extensive number of private travel reports. Based on these sources, she examines the importance of the past in these travelers? encounters with Poland. The study offers insight on personal perceptions of history and a new window to the... more...