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Journal 1935-1944: The Fascist Years

by Mihail Sebastian

Hailed as one of the most important portrayals of the dark years of Nazism, this powerful chronicle by the Romanian Jewish writer Mihail Sebastian offers a lucid and finely shaded analysis of erotic and social...


International Dimensions of Authoritarian Persistence: Lessons from Post-Soviet States

by Michael E., Jr. Aleprete, Rachel Vanderhill & Thomas Ambrosio

how international factors interact with domestic conditions in ways that enable the persistence of authoritarianism in post-Soviet states. Several of these states are generally understudied in political science...


Redrawing Nations: Ethnic Cleansing in East-Central Europe, 1944-1948

by Ana Siljak, Philipp Ther & Arnd Bauerkamper

After World War II, some 12 million Germans, 3 million Poles and Ukrainians, and tens of thousands of Hungarians were expelled from their homes and forced to migrate to their supposed countries of origin. Using...


The Left Transformed in Post-Communist Societies: The Cases of East-Central Europe, Russia, and Ukraine

by Jane Leftwich Curry & Joan Barth Urban

One of the most unexpected outcomes of the Soviet bloc's transition out of communism is the divergent but important paths followed by once ruling communist parties. In The Left Transformed this ideological split...


The Shadow of Death: The Holocaust in Lithuania

by Harry Gordon

" Holocaust survivor Harry Gordon recalls in brutal detail the anguished years of his youth, a youth spent struggling to survive in a Lithuanian concentration camp. A memoir about hope and resilience, The Shadow...


Imperium

by Ryszard Kapuscinski

Ryszard Kapuscinski's last book, The Soccer War -a revelation of the contemporary experience of war -- prompted John le Carre to call the author "the conjurer extraordinary of modern reportage." Now, in Imperium,...


Security Dynamics in the Former Soviet Bloc

by Graeme P. Herd & Jennifer D.P. Moroney

Security Dynamics in the Former Soviet Bloc focuses on four former Soviet sub-regions (the Baltic Sea region, the Slavic republics, the Black Sea region, and Central Asia) to explore the degree to which 'democratic...


The Fracture Zone

by Simon Winchester

A True Portrait of One of the World's Most Chaotic and Beautiful Regions That Explains Why Violence Has Always Occurred There--And Why It May Continue For Years To Come

The vast and mountainous area that makes...


Theological Interpretation of Culture in Post-Communist Context: Central and East European Search for Roots

by Ivana Noble

Twenty years after the fall of communism in Central and East Europe is an ocassion to reevaluate the cultural and theological contribution from that region to the secularisation - post-secularisation debate....


Urban Societies in East-Central Europe, 1500-1700

by Jaroslav Miller

This book looks at urban development in East-Central Europe from the middle ages to the early modern period. Dealing primarily with Bohemia, Hungary and the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, and to a lesser degree...


Historical Dictionary of Turkey

by Metin Heper & Nur Bilge Criss

The third edition of the Historical Dictionary of Turkey explores the history of this fascinating country through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary...


The House at Ujazdowskie 16: Jewish Families in Warsaw after the Holocaust

by Karen Auerbach

In a turn-of-the-century, once elegant building at 16 Ujazdowskie Avenue in the center of Warsaw, 10 Jewish families began reconstructing their lives after the Holocaust. While most surviving Polish Jews were...


The Polish Army 1939-45

by Steven Zaloga & Richard Hook

Poland was the first of the Allied nations to succumb to German aggression in the Second World War, but by the most tortuous of routes her army managed to remain in the field through all five years of bloody...


In Siberia

by Colin Thubron

As mysterious as its beautiful, as forbidding as it is populated with warm-hearted people, Syberia is a land few Westerners know, and even fewer will ever visit. Traveling alone, by train, boat, car, and on...


Melchior Wankowicz: Poland's Master of the Written Word

by Aleksandra Ziolkowska-Boehm

In Melchior Wankowicz: Poland’s Master of the Written Word, Aleksandra Ziolkowska-Boehm examines the life and writing of famous Polish writer Melchior Wankowicz, author of legendary work “The Battle of Monte...


The Polish Experience through World War II: A Better Day Has Not Come

by Aleksandra Ziolkowska-Boehm & Neal Pease

The Polish Experience through World War II explores Polish history through the lives of people touched by the war. The touching and terrible experiences of these people are laid bare by straightforward, first-hand...


Historical Dictionary of Estonia

by Toivo Miljan

This Dictionary provides an encyclopedic overview of Estonia from the 12th Century to the present, with two-thirds devoted to the past 100 years, and one-quarter covering the past decade and half. The only such...


Law, Rights and Ideology in Russia: Landmarks in the Destiny of a Great Power

by Bill Bowring

Law, Rights and Ideology in Russia: Landmarks in the destiny of a great power brings into sharp focus several key episodes in Russia's vividly ideological engagement with law and rights. Drawing on 30 years...


The German Question and the Origins of the Cold War

by Nicolas Lewkowicz

The book analyses the role of the German Question in the origins of the Cold War. The work evaluates the transformation which occurred in Germany and the post-war international order due to the inter-Allied...


Tanks of Hitler's Eastern Allies 1941-45

by Steven Zaloga & Henry Morshead

The titanic armor battles of the Russian Front are widely known, but the role of Germany's eastern allies is not as well known. Two of these countries, Romania and Hungary, manufactured their own tanks as well...