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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...


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


The A to Z of Belarus

by Vitali Silitski & Jan Zaprudnik

The A to Z of Belarus-through its chronology, introductory essays, appendixes, map, bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on important persons, places, events, and institutions and...


Russia's Wars of Emergence 1460-1730

by Carol Stevens

Russia’s emergence as a Great Power in the eighteenth century is usually attributed to Peter I’s radical programme of ‘Westernising’ reforms.  But the Russian military did not simply copy European armies. ...


The Second World War on the Eastern Front

by Lee Baker

Russia's engagement with Germany on the Eastern Front during World War II was ferocious, unprecedented and bloody, costing millions of civilian and military lives. In this challenging new book, Lee Baker distinguishes...


1948 and 1968 - Dramatic Milestones

by Laura Cashman

This volume has been published to coincide with the anniversaries of two significant milestones in Czech and Slovak history - the establishment of communist rule in 1948 and the Prague Spring of 1968 - and in...


Dracula's Bloodline: A Florescu Family Saga

by Radu R. Florescu & Matei Cazacu

This book tells the story of the Florescu family, from its feudal blood ties, to notorious 15th century figure Vlad Tepes (Count Dracula), right up to present day. The authors drew on research that had mostly...