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- ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 58.00
The Baltic States?Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania?were granted independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. Since then, the three countries have struggled with sluggish economies, tensions with Russia, and government corruption. This extensively updated second edition of a well-regarded reference illuminates the events of the last decade, including... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 149.99
This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Estonia covers its history through a chronology, an introductory essay, glossary, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 300 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. more...
- Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 34.99
Drawing on recently released Soviet archival materials, Hunger and War investigates state food supply policy and its impact on Soviet society during World War II. It explores the role of the state in provisioning the urban population, particularly workers, with food; feeding the Red army; the medicalization of hunger; hunger in blockaded Leningrad;... more...
- Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 27.99
Unlike the benevolent orphan found in Charlie Chaplin's The Kid or the sentimentalized figure of Little Orphan Annie, the orphan in postwar Eastern European cinema takes on a more politically fraught role, embodying the tensions of individuals struggling to recover from war and grappling with an unknown future under Soviet rule. By exploring films... more...
- Philosophical Library 2015; US$ 9.99
Long available to the readers of Soviet Russia, here is the first English translation, in book form, of the unexpurgated papers of Karl Marx on the so-called ?Jewish question.? Most of Marx?s anti-Semitic diatribes were carefully eliminated by the translators and editors of his books, his journalistic writings and his correspondence. Readers unfamiliar... more...
- Osprey Publishing 2015; US$ 13.95
During the Cold War, the Soviet Army was perhaps the deadliest fighting force the world had ever seen. Within its mechanized forces, the Soviets accomplished something that their American counterparts never could - the fielding of a self-propelled anti-aircraft gun (SPAAG) that could keep pace with its heavy armored formations. This book examines... more...
- NYU Press 2015; US$ 42.50
In the early 1990s, Albania, arguably Europe?s most closed and repressive state, began a startling transition out of forty years of self-imposed Communist isolation. Albanians who were not allowed to practice religion, travel abroad, wear jeans, or read ?decadent? Western literature began to devour the outside world. They opened cafés, companies,... more...
- Hamilton Books 2015; US$ 38.99
An autobiography unlike other literary forms shows the ego of an author. Aleksandra Ziolkowska-Boehm?s ego is delicate, fascinating, and courageous. Some fragments are almost like a movie with interesting dialog, compelling moments, and realistic characters. more...
- Hamilton Books 2015; US$ 36.99
My Papa Murdered Mikhoels is an autobiographical account of the author?s life in the Russian worlds of theatre and politics, including run-ins with the KGB, incarceration in prisons and psychiatric institutions and encounters with people from all walks of Russian life. more...