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  • Mr. Putinby Fiona Hill; Clifford G. Gaddy

    Brookings Institution Press 2015; US$ 32.00

    From the KGB to the Kremlin: a multidimensional portrait of the man at war with the West. Where do Vladimir Putin's ideas come from? How does he look at the outside world? What does he want, and how far is he willing to go? The great lesson of the outbreak of World War I in 1914 was the danger of misreading the statements, actions, and intentions... more...

  • Top 10 Tallinnby DK Publishing

    DK Publishing 2015; US$ 14.00

    DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Tallinn in ePub format will lead you straight to the very best Tallinn has to offer. Whether you're looking for the things not to miss at the Top 10 sights or want to find the best nightspots, this guide is the perfect companion. Rely on dozens of Top 10 lists, from the Top 10 museums to the Top 10 events and... more...

  • Saving Stalin's Imperial Cityby Steven M. Maddox

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 49.99

    Saving Stalin?s Imperial City is the history of the successes and failures in historic preservation and of Leningraders? determination to honor the memory of the terrible siege the city had endured during World War II. The book stresses the counterintuitive nature of Stalinist policies, which allocated scarce wartime resources to save historic monuments... more...

  • Contemporary Ukraine on the Cultural Map of Europeby Larissa M. L. Zaleska Onyshkevych; Maria G. Rewakowicz

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 158.00

    The concept of a 'return to Europe' has been integral to the movement for Ukrainian national rebirth since the nineteenth century. While the goal of a more fully reformed politics remains elusive, numerous expressions of Ukrainian culture continue to develop in the European spirit. This wide-ranging book explores Ukraine's European cultural connection,... more...

  • Ferghana Valley: The Heart of Central Asiaby S. Frederick Starr

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    This volume offers a comprehensive examination of the process of performance management. It provides a balance between concepts and skills-based exercises. Conceptual understanding is addressed, followed by a variety of "skill-builder" excercises, which provide a rich resource for students. more...

  • Lettland als übersetzte Nationby Julija Boguna

    Frank & Timme 2014; US$ 57.80

    Das kulturnationale Modell des 'nation building' erfuhr im 19. Jahrhundert eine große Verbreitung in Nordosteuropa. Einen wichtigen Baustein bildete die Suche nach 'nationalen' Ur-Texten, die als Zeugnisse für die Existenz der 'Nation' dienten. In Lettland (damals Livland) stieß dieses Auf(er)finden von Texten auf besondere Bedingungen: Die Ur-Texte... more...

  • Kleine Geschichte der Ukraineby Andreas Kappeler

    C.H. Beck 2014; US$ 13.48

    Die Ukraine ist der zweitgrößte Staat Europas, doch steht sie im Bewusstsein der deutschen Öffentlichkeit ganz im Schatten Russlands. Das gilt auch für ihre Geschichte. Dieses Buch informiert über die wichtigsten Ereignisse und Zusammenhänge, setzt der vorherrschenden russozentrischen Perspektive eine ukrainische gegenüber und versucht gleichzeitig,... more...

  • Soviet Orientalism and the Creation of Central Asian Nationsby Alfrid K. Bustanov

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 160.00

    Orientalism ? the idea that the standpoint of Western writers on the East greatly affected what they wrote about the East, the "Other" ? applied also in Russia and the Soviet Union, where the study of the many exotic peoples incorporated into the Russian Empire, often in quite late imperial times, became a major academic industry, where, as in the... more...

  • Cold War East Angliaby Jim Wilson OBE

    The History Press 2014; US$ 18.94

    This is the story of how the Cold War impacted on the people of East Anglia. Had nuclear conflict broken out, the region would have found itself as the target for any Soviet strike for the simple reason that it housed the launch pad for not only the British deterrent, but also America's first line of defence. The book also examines the early development... more...

  • Rivers, Memory, and Nation-Buildingby Dorothy Zeisler-Vralsted

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 95.00

    Rivers figure prominently in a nation's historical memory, and the Volga and Mississippi have special importance in Russian and American cultures. Beginning in the pre-modern world, both rivers served as critical trade routes connecting cultures in an extensive exchange network, while also sustaining populations through their surrounding wetlands... more...