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  • The Fallby Steven Saxonberg

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    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...

  • The Ottoman Empireby Halil Inalcik

    Orion Publishing Group 2013; Not Available

    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...

  • Three Minutes in Polandby Glenn Kurtz

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 30.99

    1. The archivist Leslie Swift told Glenn Kurtz that his grandfather's footage is particularly rare because it offers a pre-Holocaust glimpse of Jewish life in a small town, in color; black-and-white Nazi propaganda films and home movies of city life are more common. How did this rare glimpse change your perception of history? What do the lost families... more...

  • Nation- and Statehood in Moldovaby Dareg Zabarah

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 43.23

    After the weakening of the communist ideology in the latter half of the past century, the elites of the Soviet Republics began to play the national card against the centre. The disintegration processes that followed facilitated the creation of national states for the titular nations at a republican level. The most fundamental question underlying these... more...

  • Black Lamb and Grey Falconby Rebecca West

    Open Road Media 2010; US$ 14.99

    West?s epic investigation into the causes of war?now available as an ebook 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... more...

  • Zwischen Schonung und Menschenjagdenby Tilman Plath

    Klartext Verlag 2013; US$ 30.61

    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...

  • Armies of the Russo-Polish War 1919-21by Nigel Thomas; Adam Hook

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 13.95

    Featuring specially commissioned full-color artwork, this engaging study explains and illustrates the armies that fought in the epic struggle for the rebirth of the independent Polish nation, in the bitter aftermath of World War I and the Russian Revolution. In 1917 Poland was recognized as a state by Russia, but the Bolshevik coup threatened this.... 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...

  • Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Guns of the Soviet Unionby Mark Guardia

    Osprey Publishing 2015; US$ 13.95

    During the Cold War, the Soviet Army was perhaps the deadliest fighting force the world had ever seen. Within its mechanized forces, the Soviets accomplished something that their American counterparts never could - the fielding of a self-propelled anti-aircraft gun (SPAAG) that could keep pace with its heavy armored formations. This book examines... more...

  • Crimea: The Great Crimean War, 1854-1856by Trevor Royle

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 34.99

    Preface * Prologue: 1851 * Part I * A Churchwardens' Quarrel * Menshikov's Mission * Getting into Deep Waters * The Thousand and One Notes * Phoney War * The Affair at Sinope * Drifting Towards War * "Our Beautiful Guards" * Uneasy Partners * Opening Shots * Varna Interlude * Hurrah for the Crimea! * Part II * Advance to Contact * The Alma: The... more...