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  • The Case for Latvia. Disinformation Campaigns Against a Small Nationby Jukka Rislakki

    Editions Rodopi 2014; US$ 84.00

    ?The best book written on Latvia by a foreigner: incisive, well-informed, and persuasive" Edward Lucas, The Economist What do we know about Latvia and the Latvians? A Baltic (not Balkan) nation that emerged from fifty years under the Soviet Union ? interrupted by a brief but brutal Nazi-German occupation and a devastating war ? now a member of the... more...

  • Baltic World 1772-1993, Theby David Kirby

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 81.95

    This eagerly-awaited sequel shares the characteristics of its distinguished predecessor -- wide geographical and chronological span; expert mingling of political, social and economic history; and Dr Kirby's ability to keep the separate national threads of his account from tangling as he weaves them into the broad regional picture that is his main concern.... more...

  • The Roots of Solidarityby Roman Laba

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 33.95

    In July 1980, two weeks before the Gdansk shipyard strikes, Roman Laba arrived in Poland as an American graduate student. He stayed there for almost two and a half years before he was arrested and expelled from the country for "activities noxious to the interests of the Polish state." Laba had set himself the ambitious task of documenting the history... more...

  • Open Borders, Nonalignment, and the Political Evolution of Yugoslaviaby William Zimmerman

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Zimmerman asks. 'What difference does it make for Yugoslavia's political evolution that it exists in an international environment as well as a domestic one?" Presenting a lucid analysis of the mutual influence of external and internal factors in Yugoslav politics, he pays special attention to the political significance of the one million Yugoslavs... more...

  • Kronstadt, 1921by Paul Avrich

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 36.00

    In March 1921 the sailors of Kronstadt, the naval fortress in the Gulf of Finland, rose in revolt against the Bolshevik government, which they themselves had helped into power. Under the slogan of “free soviets,'' they established a revolutionary commune that survived for sixteen days, until an army came across the ice to crush it. After a savage... more...

  • Conflict and Cohesion in Socialist Yugoslaviaby Steven L. Burg

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 50.00

    Steven L. Burg views Yugoslav politics since 1966 in terms of the communist leadership's efforts to preserve political cohesion in the face of powerfully divisive domestic conflicts. He examines the bases of those conflicts, their suppression with the establishment of communist power, and their reemergence and escalation into crisis during the late... more...

  • The Early Slavsby Pavel Dolukhanov

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 71.95

    The history of the early Slavs is a subject of renewed interest and one which is highly controversial both politically and historically. This pioneering text reviews the latest archaelogical (and other) evidence concerning the first settlers, their cultural identities and their relationship with their modern successors. Dr Dolukhanov explores the various... more...

  • Myths of the Cold Warby Albert L. Weeks

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 79.99

    In this book, Albert L. Weeks provides a lucid analysis of the Cold War as he dispels the myths that have made their way into contemporary historiography on the topic, while using the conflict as a lens through which to view contemporary crises, such as Russia?s recent intervention in Ukraine. more...

  • The Ice Roadby Stefan Waydenfeld

    Aquila Polonica 2014; US$ 12.99

    In a forgotten chapter of history, 1.5 million Polish civilians?arbitrarily arrested by Stalin as enemies of the people following the Soviet invasion of Poland in September 1939?were deported to slave labor camps throughout the most inhospitable forests and steppes of the Soviet Union. The Ice Road is the gripping story of young Stefan Waydenfeld and... more...

  • Collision of Empiresby Prit Buttar

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99

    Imperial Germany, Hapsburg Austria-Hungary, and Tsarist Russia clashed on a scale greater than the Western Front campaign to the Marne and the Race to the Sea in 1914. Drawing on first-hand accounts and detailed archival research, this is a dramatic retelling of the the tumultuous events of the first year of World War I on the Eastern Front, with... more...