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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...