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  • Balkan Ghostsby Robert D. Kaplan

    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...

  • Toward the Setting Sunby David Boyle

    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...

  • Three Minutes in Polandby Glenn Kurtz

    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...

  • The Roots of Solidarityby Roman Laba

    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...

  • The Formation of Turkeyby Claude Cahen

    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...

  • 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...

  • Remembering the Darknessby Veronica Shapovalov

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2001; US$ 41.99

    This engrossing collection of prison memoirs by Russian women is the first to portray the direct experiences of the wide range of women who were incarcerated in Soviet prisons and camps. Comprising the stories of women from all classes and backgrounds, this book covers the entire span of the Gulag's existence from the 1920s to the 1980s, including... more...

  • 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...

  • Nationalistische Intellektuelle in der Slowakei 1918-1945by Sabine Witt

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 84.00

    In the newly created Republic of Czechoslovakia, the intention was to replace the previously dominant Hungarian influence with a common national identity. Sabine Witt investigates how intellectuals in the Slovakian portion of Czechoslovakia opposed this de facto Czech notion of nationhood through cultural activities in politics, journalism, and science... more...

  • Mastery and Lost Illusionsby Wlodzimierz Borodziej; Stanislav Holubec; Joachim Puttkamer

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 70.00

    This volume highlights the specific experiences and challenges of modernity in twentieth-century Eastern and Central Europe. Contributors ask how spatial and temporal conditions shaped the region?s transformation from a rural to an urban, industrialized society in this period and investigate the state?s role in the mastery of space, particularly in... more...