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The Ice Road: An Epic Journey from the Stalinist Labor Camps to Freedom

by Stefan Waydenfeld

"He who does not work, does not eat." These grim words greeted 14-year-old Stefan Waydenfeld and his parents at the end of their forced journey by cattle car from their home in Poland to a Stalinist labor camp...


Operation Valuable Fiend: The CIA's First Paramilitary Strike Against the Iron Curtain

by Albert Lulushi

In 1949, a newly minted branch of the CIA (the precursor of today’s National Clandestine Service), flush with money and burning with determination to roll back the Iron Curtain, embarked on the first paramilitary...


The Trigger: Hunting the Assassin Who Brought the World to War

by Tim Butcher

On a summer morning in Sarajevo almost a hundred years ago, a teenager took a pistol out of his pocket and fired not just the opening rounds of the First World War but the starting gun for modern history. By...


Gottland: Mostly True Stories from Half of Czechoslovakia

by Mariusz Szczygiel & Antonia Lloyd-Jones

Winner of the Europe Book Prize

One of Europe’s most preeminent investigative journalists travels to the Czech Republic—the Czech half of the former Czechoslovakia, the land that brought us Kafka—to explore...


Butrint 4: The Archaeology and Histories of an Ionian Town

by Inge Lyse Hansen, Richard Hodges & Sarah Leppard

This richly illustrated volume discusses the histories of the port city of Butrint, and its intimate connection to the wider conditions of the Adriatic. In so doing it is a reading, and re-reading, of the site...


The Essential Trotsky (Routledge Revivals)

by León Trotsky

When Lenin died and the Russian Revolution began to devour its leaders, Trotsky survived longer than most as an exile in Mexico, until his assassination in 1940. The Essential Trotsky, first published in 1963,...


The Real Situation in Russia (Routledge Revivals)

by León Trotsky

The Real Situation in Russia, first published in 1928, contains three of Trotsky's harshest rebuttals of Stalin's takeover of the Russian Revolution following the death of Lenin. The first part contains a defence...


The Defence of Terrorism (Routledge Revivals): Terrorism and Communism

by León Trotsky

The Defence of Terrorism, originally written in 1920 on a military train during the Russian Civil War, represents one of Trotsky's most wide-ranging and original contributions to the debates that dominated the...


The Formation of Turkey: The Seljukid Sultanate of Rum: Eleventh to Fourteenth Century

by Claude Cahen

From Byzantium to the Mongols to the Sultans of Rum, this acclaimed book offers an important insight into the evocative history of Turkey before the coming of Ottoman power.

 

Turkey forms a historical bridge...


Balkan Ghosts

by Robert D. Kaplan

From the assassination that triggered World War I to the ethnic warfare in Serbia, Bosnia, and Croatia, the Balkans have been the crucible of the twentieth century, the place where terrorism and genocide first...


The Essential Guide to Being Polish

by Marta Turek, Anna Spysz & Lech Walesa

Being Polish is no joke. For ten million people of Polish ancestry in the United States, as well as many who have settled in the UK since the fall of communism, it is a heartfelt matter--and amid all the travel...


Sound, Speech, Music in Soviet and Post-Soviet Cinema

by Lilya Kaganovsky & Masha Salazkina

This innovative volume challenges the ways we look at both cinema and cultural history by shifting the focus from the centrality of the visual and the literary toward the recognition of acoustic culture as formative...


Warsaw 1944

by Alexandra Richie

The full untold story of how one of history’s bravest revolts ended in one of its greatest crimes

In 1943, the Nazis liquidated Warsaw’s Jewish ghetto. A year later, they threatened to complete the city’s...


Composing the Party Line: Music and Politics in Early Cold War Poland and East Germany

by David G. Tompkins

This book examines the exercise of power in the Stalinist music world as well as the ways in which composers and ordinary people responded to it. It presents a comparative inquiry into the relationship between...


Social Change in a Peripheral Society: The Creation of a Balkan Colony

by Daniel Chirot

A study of the patterns of social change in Wallachia (in modern-day Romania) from the 13th century to the 20th century. This digital edition was derived from ACLS Humanities E-Book's (http://www.humanitiesebook.org)...


The Heavens and the Earth: A Political History of the Space Age

by Walter A. Mcdougall

A look at the origins of the Space Age, and the rivalry between the Soviet Union and the United States in the space race. This digital edition was derived from ACLS Humanities E-Book's (http://www.humanitiesebook.org)...


Remembering the Cold War: Global Contest and National Stories

by David Lowe & Tony Joel

Remembering the Cold War examines how, more than two decades since the collapse of the Soviet Union, Cold War legacies continue to play crucial roles in defining national identities and shaping international...


The Legacy of the Cold War: Perspectives on Security, Cooperation, and Conflict

by Zhu Liqun, Vojtech Mastny & Mark Kramer

In The Legacy of the Cold War Vojtech Mastny and Zhu Liqun bring together scholars to examine the worldwide effects of the Cold War on international security. Focusing on regions where the Cold War made the...


Philip Mironov and the Russian Civil War

by Sergei Starikov

He was an authentic hero of World War I and the Russian Revolution. He commanded a successful Red Army that treated prisoners mercifully, refrained from pillaging the countryside, and educated the people about...


Then They Started Shooting: Children of the Bosnian War and the Adults They Become

by Lynne Jones

An illuminating, decades-spanning analysis of children’s experience during wartime and its reverberation into their adulthood