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- Berghahn Books 2016; US$ 34.95
Beginning in 1948, the Soviet Union launched a series of wildly ambitious projects to implement Joseph Stalin's vision of a total "transformation of nature." Intended to increase agricultural yields dramatically, this utopian impulse quickly spread to the newly communist states of Eastern Europe, captivating political elites and war-fatigued publics... more...
- Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 23.97
The two volumes covering Rails Across Europe are divided into one, covering the North and West of the continent, the other dealing with the South and East. The photos were taken by David Cable, a well-regarded author of several photographic albums of trains throughout the world, supplemented by a few taken by friends. The books show pictures of... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 24.99
In Russia's Last Gasp , Prit Buttar looks at one of the bloodiest campaigns launched in the history of warfare ? the Brusilov Offensive, sometimes known as the June Advance. The assault was intended to ease the pressure on Russia's British and French allies by diverting German troops from the Western Front and knocking Austria-Hungary out of the war.... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 40.00
At the heart of today?s fierce political anger over income inequality is a feature of capitalism that Karl Marx famously obsessed over: the commodification of labor. Most of us think wage-labor economics is at odds with socialist thinking, but as Martha Lampland explains in this fascinating look at twentieth-century Hungary, there have been moments... more...
- Indiana University Press 2016; US$ 24.99
Victory and defeat, love and loss are the prevalent realities of Letters from the Greatest Generation, a remarkable and frank collection of World War II letters penned by American men and women serving overseas. Here, the hopes and dreams of the greatest generation fill each page, and their voices ring loud and clear. "It?s all part of the game but... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2016; US$ 25.00
From the acclaimed author of The Man Without a Face, the previously untold story of the Jews in twentieth-century Russia that reveals the complex, strange, and heart-wrenching truth behind the familiar narrative that begins with pogroms and ends with emigration. In 1929, the Soviet government set aside a sparsely populated area in the Soviet Far... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 84.99
This history of the western Balkans in the 16th century brings together rich primary research and a masterful synthesis of key work on Habsburg Croatia, Ottoman Bosnia, and Venetian Dalmatia. Tracy offers the first clear assessment of how Austria and Venice, despite their mutual hostility, managed to hold back a seemingly unstoppable Turkish march.... more...
- Lexington Books 2016; US$ 84.99
This book combines scholarly analysis with first-person experiences to examine the current state of women in Bosnia twenty years after the Balkan War. It argues that women?s organizations are successfully addressing current challenges, such as domestic violence and human trafficking, using abilities and networks developed during the war. more...