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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

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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...


Patron Saint and Prophet

The Great Departure: Mass Migration from Eastern Europe and the Making of the Free World

by Tara Zahra

“With a combination of deft historical analysis, sparkling prose, and careful attention to individual stories, both poignant and instructive, The Great Departure is brimming with important and suggestive lessons...


Medieval East Central Europe in a Comparative Perspective: From Frontier Zones to Lands in Focus

by Gerhard Jaritz & Katalin Szende

Medieval East Central Europe in a Comparative Perspective draws together the new perspectives concerning the relevance of East Central Europe for current historiography by placing the region in various comparative...


Trail of Hope

by Norman Davies

Following the conquest of Poland by Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union in 1939, hundreds of thousands of Polish families were torn from their homes and sent eastwards to the arctic wastes of Siberia. Prisoners...


More Was Lost: A Memoir

by Eleanor Perenyi & J.D. Mcclatchy

Best known for her classic book Green Thoughts: A Writer in the Garden, Eleanor Perényi led a worldly life before settling down in Connecticut. More Was Lost is a memoir of her youth abroad, written in the...


1915 Diary of S. An-sky: A Russian Jewish Writer at the Eastern Front

by S. A. An-sky & Polly Zavadivker

S. An-sky was by the time of the First World War a well-known writer, a longtime revolutionary, and an ethnographer who pioneered the collection of Jewish folklore in Russia's Pale of Settlement. In 1915, An-sky...


In Europe's Shadow: Two Cold Wars and a Thirty-Year Journey Through Romania and Beyond

by Robert D. Kaplan

From the New York Times bestselling author Robert D. Kaplan, named one of the world’s Top 100 Global Thinkers by Foreign Policy magazine, comes a riveting journey through one of Europe’s frontier countries—and...


Prosecuting Slobodan Miloševic: The Unfinished Trial

by Nevenka Tromp

This book offers a comprehensive analysis of the trial of former Serbian leader Slobodan Milošević at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY).

With the premature death of Milošević...


The Transformation of Confessional Cultures in a Central European City: Olomouc, 1400-1750

by Autori Vari

The Transformation of Confessional Cultures in a Central European City results from a series of projects about the history of Olomouc, a medium-sized royal city in Moravia in the present-day Czech Republic....


Closely Watched Films (Routledge Revivals): The Czechoslovak Experience

by Antonín J. Liehm

First published in 1974, this book collects interviews with leading Czechslovak filmmakers conducted mostly between 1967 and 1969. This was a period of immense upheaval beginning with the attack of the Czechoslovak...


The Miloš Foreman Stories (Routledge Revivals)

by Antonín J. Liehm

First published in 1975, this book examines the career of one of the leading post-war Czech filmmakers Miloš Forman through his own testimony. After recollecting his childhood and early artistic ventures, Forman...


Magna Carta: A Central European perspective of our common heritage of freedom

by Zbigniew Rau, Przemyslaw Zurawski vel Grajewski & Marek Tracz-Tryniecki

To mark the 800th anniversary of the ratification of the Magna Carta by King John at Runnymede, Magna Carta provides the central European perspectives on this monumental document and its impact on the political...


Velvet Revolutions: An Oral History of Czech Society

by Miroslav Vanek & Pavel M?cke

The Velvet Revolution in November 1989 brought about the collapse of the authoritarian communist regime in what was then Czechoslovakia, marking the beginning of the country's journey towards democracy. Though...


Saved By The Bang

by Marina J Neary

Welcome to 1980s Belarus, where Polish denim is the currency, “kike” is a pedestrian endearment, and a second-trimester abortion can be procured for a box of chocolates. Antonia Olenski, a catty half-Jewish...


Once Upon a Yugoslavia: When the American Way Met Tito's Third Way

by Surya Green

It is 1968. Across America, citizens march for social reform and an end to the Vietnam War. Amid all this, Surya Green--a New York-born, self-absorbed, modern young woman--is a student at Stanford University,...


Lemberg, Lwów, L'viv, 1914 - 1947: Violence and Ethnicity in a Contested City

by Christoph Mick

Known as Lemberg in German and Lwów in Polish, the city of L'viv in modern Ukraine was in the crosshairs of imperial and national aspirations for much of the twentieth century. This book tells the compelling...


A Memoir of the Warsaw Uprising

by Miron Bialoszewski & Madeline G. Levine

On August 1, 1944, Miron Białoszewski, later to gain renown as one of Poland’s most innovative poets, went out to run an errand for his mother and ran into history. With Soviet forces on the outskirts of...