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- 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...
- 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...
- Random House 2011; US$ 14.21
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...
- Lexington Books 2010; US$ 79.99
Intellectuals and the Communist Idea describes how the Communist ideology penetrated into Czech culture and politics from the dawn of the twentieth century into the late 1930s. This analysis examines the complex issue of personal reasons and individual motivation, appealing slogans, and ideological and power peripeties connected with the formation... more...
- 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...
- I.B.Tauris 2009; US$ 31.00
When the Bolsheviks seized power in the Soviet Union during 1917, they were suffering from a substantial political legitimacy deficit. Uneasy political foundations meant that cinema became a key part of the strategy to protect the existence of the USSR. Based on extensive archival research, this welcome book examines the interaction between politics... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2005; US$ 19.99
When she was twenty-three years old, Courtney Angela Brkic joined a UN-contracted forensic team in eastern Bosnia. Unlike many aid workers, Brkic was drawn there by her family history, and although fluent in the language, she was advised to avoid letting local workers discover her ethnicity. Her passionate narrative of establishing a morgue in a small... more...