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  • The Balkan Games and Balkan Politics in the Interwar Years 1929 ? 1939by Penelope Kissoudi

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    The Balkan Games resulted on the one hand from the growth of modern European sport and the unsatisfactory performances of the Balkan athletes at national and international level, and on the other hand, from a desire to bring the Balkan peoples together in peace and concord. The Games were initiated in Athens in 1929 and increasingly became an integral... more...

  • 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...

  • Three Minutes in Polandby Glenn Kurtz

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 16.99

    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...

  • Women?s Lives and Livelihoods in Post-Soviet Uzbekistanby Zulfiya Tursunova

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 84.99

    Women's Lives and Livelihoods in Post-Soviet Uzbekistan examines women?s livelihood activities in response to land tenure changes in post-Soviet Uzbekistan. Zulfiya Tursunova shows how women?s multi-dimensional empowerment is achieved by accessing natural resources and markets central in maintaining the well-being of people, joining women?s saving... more...

  • Menschen zählenby Kerstin Brückweh

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 91.00

    This book gets to the heart of discussions on big data and the digital age. It presents the 200-year history of the idea that people and societies are nothing more than the sum total of the data collected by quantitative methodology. It describes this history in the context of censuses and survey research in Great Britain, focusing on the actors involved,... more...

  • Chernobyl Strawberriesby Vesna Goldsworthy

    Bitter Lemon Press 2015; US$ 13.99

    A displaced Serb, a cancer diagnosis. A haunting, honest, witty and penetrating account of life in (quite comfortable) exile. more...

  • Handbuch der Text- und Sozialgeschichte Osteuropasby Siegfried Tornow

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 47.13

    Mit dem Ende der Sowjetunion und der Auflösung des Ostblocks stellt sich die Frage nach den Regionen Europas neu. Siegfried Tornow wendet sich gegen den Begriff Mitteleuropa und geht von der Zweiteilung Europas aus: Trennlinie ist die Elbe, die um 800 die Ostgrenze des Frankenreichs bildet und um 1500 als Westgrenze der Leibeigenschaft wieder erscheint.... more...

  • Rywka's Diaryby Rywka Lipszyc; Anita Friedman

    HarperCollins 2015; US$ 21.99

    The newly discovered diary of a Polish teenager in the Lodz ghetto during World War II?originally published by Jewish Family & Children?s Services of San Francisco, now available in a revised, illustrated, and beautifully designed trade edition. After more than seventy years in obscurity, the diary of a teenage girl during the Holocaust has been... more...

  • Everyday Life in Russia Past and Presentby Choi Chatterjee; David L. Ransel; Mary Cavender; Karen Petrone

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 34.99

    In these original essays on long-term patterns of everyday life in prerevolutionary, Soviet, and contemporary Russia, distinguished scholars survey the cultural practices, power relations, and behaviors that characterized daily existence for Russians through the post-Soviet present. Microanalyses and transnational perspectives shed new light on the... more...

  • Faust's Goldby Ph.D. Steven Ungerleider

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 8.99

    For nearly twenty-five years, East Germany's corrupt sports organization dominated international athletics. While the German Democratic Republic's secret "State Plan" was in effect, more than ten thousand unsuspecting young athletes-- some as young as twelve years old-- were given massive doses of performance-enhancing anabolic steroids. These athletes... more...