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- 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$ 12.75
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...
- Encounter Books 2016; US$ 23.99
Ryszard Legutko lived and suffered under communism for decadesand he fought with the Polish ant-communist movement to abolish it. Having lived for two decades under a liberal democracy, however, he has discovered that these two political systems have a lot more in common than one might think. They both stem from the same historical roots in early... more...
- Indiana University Press 2016; US$ 49.99
This book presents an unconventional history of minority nationalism in interwar Eastern Europe. Focusing on an influential group of grassroots activists, Tatjana Lichtenstein uncovers Zionist projects intended to sustain the flourishing Jewish national life in Czechoslovakia.The book shows that Zionism was not an exit strategy for Jews, but as a... more...
- Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 77.99
Czech, German, and Noble examines the Habsburg realm, finding that the nobility, which presumably would be the most resistant to change, rather than intellectuals, were the driving force behind the creation of a Czech national identity. more...