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  • The Magic Lanternby Timothy Garton Ash

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.00

    The Magic Lantern is one of those rare books that define a historic moment, written by a brilliant witness who was also a participant in epochal events. Whether covering Poland's first free parliamentary elections -- in which Solidarity found itself in the position of trying to limit the scope of its victory -- or sitting in at the meetings of an unlikely... more...

  • The Haunted Landby Tina Rosenberg

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 17.95

    The Pulitzer Prize-winning look at the collapse of Communism in Eastern Europe From the Trade Paperback edition. more...

  • Down with Big Brotherby Michael Dobbs

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 21.95

    "One of the great stories of our time . . . a wonderful anecdotal history of a great drama." --San Francisco Chronicle Book Review As Washington Post correspondent in Moscow, Warsaw, and Yugoslavia in the final decade of the Soviet empire, Michael Dobbs had a ringside seat to the extraordinary events that led to the unraveling of the Bolshevik Revolution.  From... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Central and Eastern Europe, 1944?1993by Ivan Berend

    Cambridge University Press 1996; US$ 42.00

    An ambitious, comparative analysis of 'Eastern Bloc' economies during a period of revolutionary change. more...