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  • Gender Politics and Everyday Life in State Socialist Eastern and Central Europeby Shana Penn; Jill Massino

    Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2009; US$ 90.00

    This book showcases extensive research on gender under state socialism, examining the subject in terms of state policy and law; sexuality and reproduction; the academy; leisure; the private sphere; the work world; opposition activism; and memory and identity. more...

  • Roxolana in European Literature, History and Cultureby Galina I. Yermolenko

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2010; US$ 134.95

    The essays gathered here examine the legacy of Roxolana, a sixteenth-century Ukrainian woman who, from harem slave, became legal wife and advisor of Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent. The collection views Roxolana from Western and Eastern European perspectives, as source material is taken from England, Italy, France, Spain, Germany, Turkey, Poland, and... more...

  • Aliciaby Alicia Appleman

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 7.99

    After losing her entire family to the Nazis at age 13, Alicia Appleman-Jurman went on to save the lives of thousands of Jews, offering them her own courage and hope in a time of upheaval and tragedy. Not since The Diary of Anne Frank has a young voice so vividly expressed the capacity for humanity and heroism in the face of Nazi brutality. more...

  • There Is No Freedom Without Bread!by Constantine Pleshakov

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2009; US$ 20.99

    The conventional story of the end of the cold war focuses on the geopolitical power struggle between the United States and the USSR: Ronald Reagan waged an aggressive campaign against communism, outspent the USSR, and forced Mikhail Gorbachev to ?tear down this wall.? In There Is No Freedom Without Bread! , a daring revisionist account of that... more...

  • Ivan's Warby Catherine Merridale

    Henry Holt and Co. 2007; US$ 20.99

    A powerful, groundbreaking narrative of the ordinary Russian soldier?s experience of the worst war in history, based on newly revealed sources      Of the thirty million who fought, eight million died, driven forward in suicidal charges, shattered by German shells and tanks. They were the men and women of the Red Army, a ragtag mass of soldiers... more...

  • Trade and Urban Development in Polandby F. W. Carter

    Cambridge University Press 1994; US$ 58.00

    This 1994 study uses the experience of Cracow to illuminate general patterns of trade and urban growth in central and eastern Europe. more...

  • Soviet Economic Development from Lenin to Khrushchevby R. W. Davies

    Cambridge University Press 1998; US$ 23.00

    Comprehensive survey of the transformation of the Soviet Union from a largely agrarian economy to a world superpower. more...

  • Lords Of The Horizonsby Jason Goodwin

    Random House 2011; US$ 13.73

    The Ottoman Empire has exerted a long, strong pull on Western minds and hearts. For over six hundred years the Empire swelled and declined; rising from a dusty fiefdom in the foothills of Anatolia to a power which ruled over the Danube and the Euphrates with the richest court in Europe. But its decline was prodigious, protracted, and total. ... more...

  • Post-Communist Democratisation in Lithuaniaby Diana Janudauskiena

    Editions Rodopi 2010; US$ 51.00

    Post-Communist Democratisation in Lithuania: Elites, Parties, and Youth Political Organisations. 1988 – 2001 explains post-communist changes in Lithuania. The transformation of political party system, political elites and youth political organisations in Lithuania are examined in light of democratisation in other post-communist countries. By linking... more...

  • Who Will Write Our History?by Samuel D. Kassow

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 18.00

    In 1940, in the Jewish ghetto of Nazi-occupied Warsaw, the Polish historian Emanuel Ringelblum established a clandestine scholarly organization called the Oyneg Shabes to record the experiences of the ghetto's inhabitants. For three years, members of the Oyneb Shabes worked in secret to chronicle the lives of hundereds of thousands as they suffered... more...