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  • Collision and Collusionby Janine R. Wedel

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 20.99

    When the Soviet Union's communist empire collapsed in 1989, a mood of euphoria took hold in the West and in Eastern Europe. The West had won the ultimate victory--it had driven a silver stake through the heart of Communism. Its next planned step was to help the nations of Eastern Europe to reconstruct themselves as democratic, free-market states,... more...

  • Chernobyl Strawberriesby Vesna Goldsworthy

    Bitter Lemon Press 2015; US$ 13.95

    Vesna Goldsworthy: Born in Belgrade in 1961, Vesna Goldsworthy left Yugoslavia in 1986 to marry a British diplomat. She has worked in Britain for the BBC, in publishing, and in academia. She is currently Professor of English and Director of the Institute of Suburban Studies at Kingston University. Her first novel will be published internationally... more...

  • The Physics of Sorrowby Georgi Gospodinov; Angela Rodel

    Open Letter 2015; US$ 9.99

    Georgi Gospodinov was born in 1968 and is one of the most translated contemporary Bulgarian writers. His first novel, Natural Novel was published by Dalkey Archive Press in 2005 and was praised by the New Yorker , New York Times , and several other prestigious review outlets. A collection of his short stories, And Other Stories was published... more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of Neolithic Europeby Chris Fowler; Jan Harding; Daniela Hofmann

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 184.99

    The Neolithic - a period in which the first sedentary agrarian communities were established across much of Europe - has been a key topic of archaeological research for over a century. However, the variety of evidence across Europe and the way research traditions in different countries (and languages) have developed makes it very difficult for both... more...

  • Faust's Goldby Ph.D. Steven Ungerleider

    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...

  • Krieg der Täterby Claudia Weber

    Hamburger Edition HIS 2015; US$ 25.62

    Im Frühjahr 1943 wurde in der Nähe des russischen Dorfes Katyn ein grauenvoller Fund gemacht: Massengräber mit Tausenden Toten. Die Täterschaft ist zu diesem Zeitpunkt längst bekannt, wie die Autorin eindrücklich zeigt, und dennoch drehte sich die Geschichte der Massenerschiessungen von Katyn Jahrzehnte um die Frage, ob nun das »Dritte Reich« oder... more...

  • Erasedby Omer Bartov

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 24.95

    In Erased , Omer Bartov uncovers the rapidly disappearing vestiges of the Jews of western Ukraine, who were rounded up and murdered by the Nazis during World War II with help from the local populace. What begins as a deeply personal chronicle of the Holocaust in his mother's hometown of Buchach--in former Eastern Galicia--carries him on a journey... more...

  • Mapping Jewish Loyalties in Interwar Slovakiaby Rebekah Klein-Pej?ová

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 39.99

    In the aftermath of World War I, the largely Hungarian-speaking Jews in Slovakia faced the challenge of reorienting their political loyalties from defeated Hungary to newly established Czechoslovakia. Rebekah Klein-Pej?ová examines the challenges Slovak Jews faced as government officials, demographers, and police investigators continuously tested... more...

  • A History of Czechs and Jewsby Martin Wein

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 145.00

    Was Israel founded by Czechoslovakia? A History of Czechs and Jews examines this question and the resulting findings are complex. Czechoslovakia did provide critical, secret military sponsorship to Israel around 1948, but this alliance was short-lived and terminated with the Prague Trial of 1952. Israel?s "Czech guns" were German as much as Czech,... more...

  • Everyday Life in Russia Past and Presentby Choi Chatterjee; David L. Ransel; Mary Cavender; Karen Petrone

    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...