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- ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 60.00
Published during the centennial of the events it considers, this book provides a comprehensive examination of one of the most interesting and influential campaigns of World War I, a campaign that was the apex of mobile warfare at the time. By the late summer of 1915, the Russian threat to Austria-Hungary had been eliminated by the Central Powers.... more...
- University of Pittsburgh Press 2006; US$ 28.95
When Czechoslovakia became independent in 1918, Czechs embraced democracy, which they saw as particularly suited to their national interests. Politicians enthusiastically supported a constitution that proclaimed all citizens, women as well as men, legally equal. But they soon found themselves split over how to implement this pledge. Some believed... more...
- New York Review Books 2016; US$ 17.95
Best known for her classic book Green Thoughts: A Writer in the Garden , Eleanor Perényi led a worldly life before settling down in Connecticut. More Was Lost is a memoir of her youth abroad, written in the early days of World War II, after her return to the United States. In 1937, at the age of nineteen, Perényi falls in love with a poor Hungarian... more...
- Faber & Faber 2015; US$ 16.03
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...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015; US$ 11.90
Winner of the National Jewish Book Award in the Holocaust category A monumental work of nonfiction on a wartime atrocity, its sixty-year denial, and the impact of its truth Jan Gross's hugely controversial Neighbors was a historian's disclosure of the events in the small Polish town of Jedwabne on July 10, 1941, when the citizens... more...
- Michigan State University Press 2011; US$ 23.95
From Czarism and Bolshevism to the current post-communist era, the media in Central Asia has been tightly constrained. Though the governments in the region assert that a free press is permitted to operate, research has shown this to be untrue. In all five former Soviet republics of Central Asia, the media has been controlled, suppressed, punished,... more...
- 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...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 100.00
This book explores Czechoslovakia's diplomatic relations with African states and places them within a wider Cold War historiography, providing contextual background information on the evolution of communist Czechoslovakia's pro-Soviet foreign policy orientation. This shift in Soviet foreign policy made Africa a priority for the Soviet bloc. more...