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Love and Science: A Memoir

by Jan Vilcek

Long before he became one of the world's most celebrated immunologists, Jan Vilcek began life in Slovakia as the child of Jewish parents at a time when Jews were being exterminated all across Europe. He owes...


Final Solution

by David Cesarani

David Cesarani’s Final Solution is a magisterial work of history that chronicles the fate of Europe’s Jews. Based on decades of scholarship, documentation newly available from the opening of Soviet archives,...


Therapeutic Fascism

Black Square: Adventures in Post-Soviet Ukraine

by Sophie Pinkham

A distinctive writer’s fascinating journey into the heart of a troubled region.

Ukraine has rebuilt itself over and over again in the last century, plagued by the same conflicts: corruption, poverty, substance...


The Soviet Century

by Moshe Lewin

On the centenary of the Russian Revolution, a classic history of the Soviet era, from 1917 to its fall

One hundred years after the Russian Revolution the Soviet Union remains the most extraordinary, yet tragic,...


Austria's International Position after the End of the Cold War

by Günter Bischof & Ferdinand Karlhofer

In the past quarter century we have moved from the Cold War to the Post-Cold War era in Austria, Europe and the world at large. Yet relatively little assessment is available what the change from the Cold War...


Russia's Last Gasp

by Prit Buttar

In Russia's Last Gasp, Prit Buttar looks at one of the bloodiest campaigns launched in the history of warfare Â? the Brusilov Offensive, sometimes known as the June Advance. The assault was intended to ease...


Where the Jews Aren't: The Sad and Absurd Story of Birobidzhan, Russia's Jewish Autonomous Region

by Masha Gessen

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...


Balkan Wars: Habsburg Croatia, Ottoman Bosnia, and Venetian Dalmatia, 1499-1617

by James D. Tracy

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...


Containing Balkan Nationalism

Circles on the Mountain: Bosnian Women in the Twenty-First Century

by Janet M. Powers & Marica Prozo

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...


Secondhand Time: The Last of the Soviets

by Svetlana Alexievich & Bela Shayevich

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The magnum opus and latest work from Svetlana Alexievich, the 2015 winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature—a symphonic oral history about the disintegration of the Soviet Union...


Summary of A Spy Among Friends: by Ben Macintyre | Summary & Analysis

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A Spy Among Friends by Ben Macintyre - A 30- minute Instaread Summary

Inside this Instaread Summary:

 Overview of the entire book

 Introduction to the important people in the book

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Rationed Life: Science, Everyday Life, and Working-Class Politics in the Bohemian Lands, 1914¿1918

by Rudolf Kučera

Far from the battlefront, hundreds of thousands of workers toiled in Bohemian factories over the course of World War I, and their lives were inescapably shaped by the conflict. In particular, they faced new...


Whose Memory? Which Future?: Remembering Ethnic Cleansing and Lost Cultural Diversity in Eastern, Central and Southeastern Europe

by Barbara Tornquist-Plewa

Scholars have devoted considerable energy to understanding the history of ethnic cleansing in Europe, reconstructing specific events, state policies, and the lived experiences of victims. Yet much less attention...


A Book of North Wales

by Sabine Baring-Gould

CONCERNING the purpose and scope of this little book I have but to repeat what I have said in the prefaces to my other works of the same nature—A Book of the West, A Book of Dartmoor, A Book of Brittany—that...


The Demon in Democracy: Totalitarian Temptations in Free Societies

by Ryszard Legutko

Ryszard Legutko lived and suffered under communism for decades—and he fought with the Polish ant-communist movement to abolish it. Having lived for two decades under a liberal democracy, however, he has discovered...


Patron Saint and Prophet

AP® European History Crash Course Book + Online

by Larry Krieger & Patti Harrold

REA's Crash Course for the AP® European History Exam - Gets You a Higher Advanced Placement® Score in Less Time

About this new exam and test prep: The new AP® European History exam is structured around five...


Disrupted Landscapes: State, Peasants and the Politics of Land in Postsocialist Romania

by Stefan Dorondel

The fall of the Soviet Union was a transformative event for the national political economies of Eastern Europe, leading not only to new regimes of ownership and development but to dramatic changes in the natural...