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  • The Red Commissarby Jaroslav Hasek; Professor Sir Cecil Parrott

    Faber & Faber 2015; US$ 15.99

    Jaroslav Hasek is best known for his satirical masterpiece The Good Soldier Svejk . That has been described as 'Perhaps the funniest novel ever written.' Although his life was short and chaotic, Hasek did however write more as this volume tellingly reveals. In his preface, Cecil Parrott, translator and biographer of Hasek, crisply defines its purpose..... more...

  • The Romanians and the Turkic Nomads North of the Danube Delta from the Tenth to the Mid-Thirteenth Centuryby Victor Spinei

    BRILL 2009; US$ 226.00

    The present volume deals with the course and effects of migrations in the east and south- east of Europe during the period between the tenth and the thirteenth century. The authora (TM)s special focus is on Romanian communities and on nomadic tribes that came from the steppes and penetrated into the area north of the Danube Delta. 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...

  • Secondhand Timeby Svetlana Alexievich; Bela Shayevich

    Random House Publishing Group 2016; US$ 30.00 US$ 22.50

    From the 2015 winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, Svetlana Alexievich, comes the first English translation of her latest work, an oral history of the disintegration of the Soviet Union and the emergence of a new Russia. Bringing together dozens of voices in her distinctive documentary style, Secondhand Time is a monument to the collapse of the... more...

  • A Short History of the Yugoslav Peoplesby Fred Singleton

    Cambridge University Press 1985; US$ 40.00

    This book provides a survey of the history of the South Slav peoples who came together at the end of the First World War to form the first Yugoslav kingdom. more...

  • The Soviet Union Todayby James Cracraft

    University of Chicago Press 2014; US$ 48.00

    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...

  • State and Intellectuals in Turkeyby Sakir Dincsahin

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 79.99

    Niyazi Berkes, a prominent figure in Turkish political thought, lived through the transitional period in which the Republic of Turkey was founded on the ruins of the Ottoman Empire. Berkes?s political and intellectual biography thus affords a unique vantage point from which the author both studies Turkish political thought and examines the interplay... 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...

  • 1948 and 1968 ? Dramatic Milestones in Czech and Slovak Historyby Laura Cashman

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    This volume has been published to coincide with the anniversaries of two significant milestones in Czech and Slovak history ? the establishment of communist rule in 1948 and the Prague Spring of 1968 ? and in anticipation of the 20th anniversary of the 1989 ?Velvet Revolution?. Given the ultimate failure of the communist system, these events and their... more...