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Jewish Women in Fin de Siecle 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)...


The Neighbors Respond: The Controversy over the Jedwabne Massacre in Poland

by Antony Polonsky & Joanna B. Michlic

Neighbors--Jan Gross's stunning account of the brutal mass murder of the Jews of Jedwabne by their Polish neighbors--was met with international critical acclaim and was a finalist for the National Book Award...


Enemies of the People: My Family's Journey to America

by Kati Marton

"You are opening a Pandora's box," Marton was warned when she filed for her family's secret police fi les in Budapest. But her family history -- during both the Nazi and the Communist periods -- was too full...


Children of Armenia: A Forgotten Genocide and the Century-long Struggle for Justice

by Michael Bobelian

The first book to chronicle the aftermath of the twentieth century’s first genocide, this groundbreaking work recounts the Armenians’ struggle for justice in the face of fifty years of silence and denial....


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...


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...


Profiles of Eleven

by Melech Epstein

The stirring story of the economic and cultural struggles of the eastern European immigrants to the United States in the early 1900's, as witnessed through the lives and contributions of eleven different men....


The Origins of the Greek Public Debt

by Andreas Andreadis

This is a story written in 1904, which tells the vicissitudes of the Greek public debt since its own absolute beginning in 1824. At present this book, more than one hundred years old, is also a modern book,...


The Balkan Games and Balkan Politics in the Interwar Years 1929 1939: Politicians in Pursuit of Peace

by Penelope Kissoudi

The Balkan Games resulted on the one hand from the growth of modern European sport and the unsatisfactory performances of the Balkan athletes at national and international level, and on the other hand, from...


The Crooked Mirror: A Memoir of Polish-Jewish Reconciliation

by Louise Steinman

A lyrical literary memoir that explores the exhilarating, discomforting, and ultimately healing process of Polish-Jewish reconciliation taking place in Poland today

 

Although an estimated 80 percent of American...


The Fall: A Comparative Study of the End of Communism in Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Hungary and Poland

by Steven Saxonberg

With a foreword by Seymour Lipset, Hoover Institution and George Mason University, USA

The Fall examines one of the twentieth century's great historical puzzles: why did the communist-led regimes in Eastern Europe...


Armies of the Volga Bulgars & Khanate of Kazan: 9th-16th centuries

by Viacheslav Shpakovsky & Gerry Embleton

Facing off against Byzantines, Arabs, Vikings, Turks, Mongols, and Russians, this steppe culture dominated Black Sea and Caucasus trade during Medieval times.

The Bulgars were a Turkic people who established...


Islam, Christianity and the Making of Czech Identity, 1453-1683

by Laura Lisy-Wagner

Working through the descriptive and ethnographic texts produced by Czech speakers about Islam and the Ottoman Empire, this study brings to light how they used this discourse to create Czech identities. Rather...