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- 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, well-regarded author of several photographic albums of trains throughout the world, supplemented by a few taken by friends. The books show pictures of modern... more...
- Berghahn Books 2016; US$ 34.95
In 1983, more than one million Germans joined together to protest NATO's deployment of nuclear missiles in Europe. International media overflowed with images of marches, rallies, and human chains as protesters blockaded depots and agitated for disarmament. Though they failed to halt the deployment, the episode was a decisive one for German society,... more...
- De Gruyter 2016; US$ 54.38
After the Cuban Missile Crisis, Khrushchev exercised more prudence and adopted a long-term perspective on furthering his goal of expelling the Western powers from Berlin and rendering a major defeat to NATO. Adenauer?s retirement left him hoping for a change of course in West German policy. Neither goal was truly based in reality. Overall, Khrushchev?s... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 24.99
The air war over the Steppes was more than a brutal clash in which might alone triumphed. It was a conflict that saw tactical and technological innovation as the Soviet air force faced off against Herman Göring's Luftwaffe. As Germany and the Soviet Union battled for victory on the Eastern Front they had to overcome significant strategic and industrial... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 35.00
Filmmaker Alexander Medvedkin (1900?89), a contemporary of Sergei Eisenstein and Alexander Dovzhenko, is celebrated today for his unique form of ?total? documentary cinema, which aimed to bridge the distance between film and life, as well as for his use of satire during a period when the Soviet authorities preferred that laughter be confined to narrowly... more...
- Frontline Books 2016; US$ 21.80
The Cold War, with its air of mutual fear and distrust and the shadowy world of spies and secret agents, gave publishers the chance to produce countless stories of espionage, treachery and deception. What Nigel West has discovered is that the most egregious deceptions were in fact the stories themselves. In this remarkable investigation into the claims... more...
- Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 30.99
Since 1997, FORUM has been an integral part of the landscape of European studies. In addition to contemporary history, it offers insights into the history of ideas and reviews books on Central and Eastern European history. It offers more than just historyfor instance, interdisciplinary discussions by political scientists, literary, legal, and economic... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 28.19
A gripping account of how, in the depths of the First World War, Russia's greatest revolutionary was taken in a 'sealed train' across Europe and changed the history of the world By 1917 the European war seemed to be endless. Both sides in the fighting looked to new weapons, tactics and ideas to break a stalemate that was itself destroying Europe.... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95
This book provides an in-depth analysis of how mobilization and legitimation for war are made possible, with a focus on Russia's conflict with Chechnya. Through which processes do leaders and their publics come to define and accept certain conflicts as difficult to engage in, and others as logical, even necessary? Drawing on a detailed study of changes... more...