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- HarperCollins 2015; Not Available
The newly discovered diary of a Polish teenager in the Lodz ghetto during World War II?originally published by Jewish Family & Children?s Services of San Francisco, now available in a revised, illustrated, and beautifully designed trade edition. After more than seventy years in obscurity, the diary of a teenage girl during the Holocaust has been... more...
- Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 34.99
In these original essays on long-term patterns of everyday life in prerevolutionary, Soviet, and contemporary Russia, distinguished scholars survey the cultural practices, power relations, and behaviors that characterized daily existence for Russians through the post-Soviet present. Microanalyses and transnational perspectives shed new light on the... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 8.99
For nearly twenty-five years, East Germany's corrupt sports organization dominated international athletics. While the German Democratic Republic's secret "State Plan" was in effect, more than ten thousand unsuspecting young athletes-- some as young as twelve years old-- were given massive doses of performance-enhancing anabolic steroids. These athletes... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2014; US$ 48.00
This newly revised and expanded second edition of The Soviet Union Today provides a comprehensive introduction to contemporary Soviet reality. Written by thirty experts, the book is divided into eight general sections: history, politics, the armed forces, the physical context, the economy, science and technology, culture, and society. The individual... more...
- 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$ 16.95
Best known for her classic gardening book Green Thoughts: A Writer in the Garden , Eleanor Perényi had quite a wordly life before settling down in Connecticut with her flowers. 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, in the midst... more...
- Faber & Faber 2015; US$ 15.99
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...