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  • The Fracture Zoneby Simon Winchester

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    A True Portrait of One of the World's Most Chaotic and Beautiful Regions That Explains Why Violence Has Always Occurred There--And Why It May Continue For Years To Come The vast and mountainous area that makes up the Balkans is rife with discord, both cultural and topographical. And, as Simon Winchester superbly demonstrates in this intimate portrait... more...

  • Imperiumby Ryszard Kapuscinski

    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...

  • 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...

  • Red Mutinyby Neal Bascomb

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2008; US$ 14.99

    In 1905 more than seven hundred Russian sailors mutinied against their officers aboard the battleship Potemkin, one of the most powerful battleships in the world. Led by the charismatic firebrand Matyushenko, they risked their lives to take control of their ship and fly the red flag of revolution. What followed was a violent port-to-port chase that... more...

  • Philip Mironov and the Russian Civil Warby Sergei Starikov

    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...

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

    Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 33.99

    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$ 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

    Covering the greatest three centuries of Turkish history, this book tells the story of the Ottoman Empire's growth into a vast Middle Eastern Power. 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... more...

  • Three Minutes in Polandby Glenn Kurtz

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 30.99

    When Glenn Kurtz stumbles upon an old family film in his parents' closet in Florida, he has no inkling of its historical significance or of the impact it will have on his life. The film, shot long ago by his grandfather on a sightseeing trip to Europe, includes shaky footage of Paris and the Swiss Alps, with someone inevitably waving at the camera.... more...

  • Lords of the Horizonsby Jason Goodwin

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 14.99

    Since the Turks first shattered the glory of the French crusaders in 1396, the Ottoman Empire has exerted a long, strong pull on Western minds. For six hundred years, the Empire swelled and declined. Islamic, martial, civilized, and tolerant, in three centuries it advanced from the dusty foothills of Anatolia to rule on the Danube and the Nile; at... more...