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Communism & Socialism

  • The Austro-Marxists 1890--1918by Mark E. Blum

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    In the brilliant world of Vienna at the turn of the century four men -- Karl Renner, Otto Bauer, Max Adler, and Friedrich Adler -- sought to develop political and economic resolutions to the racial and cultural tensions that were beginning to strain the bonds of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. In this highly original study of these Austro-Marxists, Mark... more...

  • Divided Counselby Edwin W. Martin

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    In the long controversy over the failure of the United States to extend early recognition to the People's Republic of China, the story of American efforts to maintain an official presence in the Communist-controlled areas of China until 1950 has been largely neglected. Moreover, the often bitter partisan strife over Sino-American relations during... more...

  • Cold War in the Balkansby Michael M. Boll

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    As World War II drew to a close, the United States and the Soviet Union began to maneuver for position in postwar Europe, in the first exploratory moves of what would soon become a worldwide contest for power and prestige. In Bulgaria, Michael Boll finds a unique vantage point for study of the processes of international politics during these years... more...

  • The Fallacies of Cold War Deterrence and a New Directionby Keith B. Payne

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 25.00

    In 1938, Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain hoped that a policy of appeasement would satisfy Adolf Hitler's territorial appetite and structured British policy accordingly. This plan was a failure, chiefly because Hitler was not a statesman who would ultimately conform to familiar norms. Chamberlain's policy was doomed because he had greatly misjudged... more...

  • Alexander Gumberg and Soviet-American Relationsby James K. Libbey

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Born in Russia in 1887, Alexander Gumberg immigrated to the United States in 1903. He returned to Russia in 1917 as an American businessman sympathetic to the progress of Russia's Revolution. After the Bolshevik seizure of power on November 7, Gumberg became a secretary, translator, and adviser to the American Red Cross Commission and the Committee... more...

  • Balkan Villageby Irwin T. Sanders

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    In the Balkans today Communism, with its dynamic drive for power and sense of mission, is charging against the Balkan peasant mass, a patient, religious, tradition-bound people tilling their beloved soil. Dragalevtsy, the Balkan village described by Mr. Sanders, brings this struggle into focus. The book details the way of life of a tranquil rural... more...

  • Collectivization of Agriculture in Eastern Europeby Irwin T. Sanders

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Collectivization of agriculture is an essential feature of the Communist program for the satellite countries of Eastern Europe. It is a means of extending state control of agriculture as well as the basis for developing large-scale industrial and military power. Irwin T. Sanders has edited this excellent group of papers by specialists on Eastern Europe... more...

  • Radical Innocenceby Bernard F. Dick

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    On October 30, 1947, the House Committee on Un-American Activities concluded the first round of hearings on the allege Communist infiltration of the motion picture industry. Hollywood was ordered to "clean its own house," and ten witnesses who had refused to answer questions about their membership in the Screen Writers Guild and the Communist party... more...

  • An American Dissenterby Kent Kreuter; Gretchen Kreuter

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    In this biography of Algie Martin Simons, a major figure in the Socialist party of America, Kent and Gretchen Kreuter show the widely ranging social activities that brought Simons into touch with many of the movements and personalities of his time. As a propagandist and historian, Simons wrote the first thoroughgoing Marxist account of American history.... more...

  • Belorussiaby Ivan S. Lubachko

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Few European nations are so little known to the world at large as Belorussia. For centuries this Eastern European country has served as a pawn in the power plays of predatory neighbors. In this, the first detailed study of Belorussia's recent history, the author depicts the successive invasions of German, Polish, and Russian armies in two world wars... more...