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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...


Soviet Partisan 1941-44

by Nik Cornish & Andrei Karachtchouk

The partisan war in the Soviet Union from 1941 to 1944 has been the subject of considerable political manipulation in the decades following 1945. In great part this was due to the need to project the image of...


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...


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 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...


In Search of Lost Meaning: The New Eastern Europe

by Adam Michnik, Irena Grudzinska Gross & Vaclav Havel

In this new collection of essays, Adam Michnik-one of Europe's leading dissidents-traces the post-cold-war transformation of Eastern Europe. He writes again in opposition, this time to post-communist elites...


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...


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...


A Tale of Two Villages

by Alina Mungiu-Pippidi

This dramatic story of land and power from twentieth-century Eastern Europe is set in two extraordinary villages: a rebel village, where peasants fought the advent of Communism and became its first martyrs,...


Jewish Women in Fin de Siècle Vienna

by Alison Rose

Despite much study of Viennese culture and Judaism between 1890 and 1914, little research has been done to examine the role of Jewish women in this milieu. Rescuing a lost legacy, Jewish Women in Fin de Siècle...


Russia's Steppe Frontier: The Making of a Colonial Empire, 1500-1800

by Michael Khodarkovsky

"... a tremendously important contribution to the field of Russian history and the comparative study of empires and frontiers. There is no comparable work in any language.... The book presents an intricate and...


The Greatest Battle

by Andrew Nagorski

The battle for Moscow was the biggest battle of World War II -- the biggest battle of all time. And yet it is far less known than Stalingrad, which involved about half the number of troops. From the time Hitler...


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 Great Escape

by Kati Marton

In this ground-breaking book, acclaimed author Kati Marton brings to life an unknown chapter of World War II: the tale of nine men who grew up in Budapest's brief Golden Age, then, driven from Hungary by anti-Semitism,...


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...


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)...