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  • Armies in the Balkans 1914-18by Nigel Thomas; Darko Pavlovic

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 13.95

    Recent history should remind us that it was events in the Balkans which sparked off World War I (1914-1918), with the assassination of the Austrian heir Prince Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo, and the consequent invasion of Serbia by Austro-Hungarian armies on 2 August 1914. Nevertheless, the subsequent four-year war in that theatre is always overshadowed... more...

  • The Perversion Of Knowledgeby Dr. Vadim J. Birstein

    Basic Books 2009; US$ 22.00

    A powerful account of the tragic and brutal consequences of the Communist Party/KBG control over Soviet scientists and intelligentsia more...

  • Poland: A historyby Adam Zamoyski

    HarperCollins Publishers 2009; Not Available

    Adam Zamoyski first wrote his history of Poland two years before the collapse of the Soviet Union. This substantially revised and updated edition sets the Soviet era in the context of the rise, fall and remarkable rebirth of an indomitable nation. more...

  • The Crooked Mirrorby Louise Steinman

    Beacon Press 2013; US$ 26.95

    A lyrical literary memoir that explores the exhilarating, discomforting, and ultimately healing process of Polish-Jewish reconciliation taking place in Poland today   Although an estimated 80 percent of American Jews are of Polish descent, many in the postwar generation and those born later know little about their families? connection to their... more...

  • Warsaw 1944by Alexandra Richie

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2013; US$ 40.99

    The full untold story of how one of history's bravest revolts ended in one of its greatest crimes In 1943, the Nazis liquidated Warsaw's Jewish ghetto. A year later, they threatened to complete the city's destruction by deporting its remaining residents. A sophisticated and cosmopolitan community a thousand years old was facing its final days?and... more...

  • Bringing the Dark Past to Lightby John-Paul Himka; Joanna Beata Michlic; John-Paul Himka; Joanna Beata Michlic

    UNP - Nebraska 2013; US$ 50.00

    Despite the Holocaust?s profound impact on the history of Eastern Europe, the communist regimes successfully repressed public discourse about and memory of this tragedy. Since the collapse of communism in 1989, however, this has changed. Not only has a wealth of archival sources become available, but there have also been oral history projects and... 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...

  • Armies of the Volga Bulgars & Khanate of Kazanby Viacheslav Shpakovsky; Gerry Embleton

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 13.95

    Facing off against Byzantines, Arabs, Vikings, Turks, Mongols, and Russians, this steppe culture dominated Black Sea and Caucasus trade during Medieval times. The Bulgars were a Turkic people who established a state north of the Black Sea, and who showed similarities with the Alans and Sarmatians. In the late 500s and early 600s AD their state fragmented... more...

  • 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...