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The Habsburg Empire: A Very Short Introduction

by Martyn Rady

The Habsburgs are the most famous dynasty in continental Europe. From the thirteenth to the twentieth centuries, they ruled much of Central Europe, and for two centuries were also rulers of Spain. Through the...


History Of Russia For Kids: A History Series - Children Explore Histories Of The World Edition

by Baby Professor

If you were to visit the Old Russia, what would you see? Open this educational book to find out! This book is filled with information that has been stripped down to the core to facilitate faster learning. It’s...


A Minor Apocalypse

by Robert Blobaum

In A Minor Apocalypse, Robert Blobaum explores the social and cultural history of Warsaw's "forgotten war" of 1914–1918. Beginning with the bank panic that accompanied the outbreak of the Great War, Blobaum...


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...


Seed in Snow

by Knuts Skujenieks & Bitite Vinklers

This first U.S. publication of Knuts Skujenieks—one of Latvia’s foremost poets—is the author’s most important and widely-translated body of work. Convicted in 1962 of anti-Soviet sentiment, Skujenieks...


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

 Summary and...


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...