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  • Three Minutes in Polandby Glenn Kurtz

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 11.20

    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$ 89.99

    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...

  • Black Lamb and Grey Falconby Rebecca West

    Open Road Media 2010; US$ 14.99

    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 richly chronicles her travels throughout Yugoslavia in the 1930s, introducing vivid... 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...

  • Borderlandby Anna Reid

    Orion 2015; US$ 13.99

    A classic and vivid history of Ukraine, fully updated to cover the Euromaidan Revolution in 2014 and ongoing crisis in the Donbass. Centre of the first great Slav civilisation in the tenth century, then divided between warring neighbours for a millennium, Ukraine finally won independence with the collapse of the Soviet Union. Tiring of their own... more...

  • Chernobyl Strawberriesby Vesna Goldsworthy

    Bitter Lemon Press 2015; US$ 14.99

    A displaced Serb, a cancer diagnosis. A haunting, honest, witty and penetrating account of life in (quite comfortable) exile. 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$ 6.79

    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...

  • The Soviet Union Todayby James Cracraft

    University of Chicago Press 2014; US$ 52.00

    This newly revised and expanded second edition of The Soviet Union Today provides a comprehensive introduction to contemporary Soviet reality. Written by thirty experts, the book is divided into eight general sections: history, politics, the armed forces, the physical context, the economy, science and technology, culture, and society. The individual... more...