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Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1944-1956
Iron Curtain
The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1944-1956
Hardcover      ISBN: 0385515693
Discusses the creation of the Communist regimes that took hold in Eastern Europe at the end of World War II and describes what daily life was like in these countries in the author's follow-up to the her Pulitzer Prize-winning Gulag. 75,000 first printing.
The Lithuanian Conspiracy and the Soviet Collapse: Investigation into a Political Demolition
The Lithuanian Conspiracy and the Soviet Collapse
Investigation into a Political Demolition
Paperback      ISBN: 0998694711
Through interviews with leading participants on both sides, Russian journalist Sapozhnikova reveals the conspiracy that led to the collapse of the 20th century's greatest experiment in social engineering, the Soviet Union, and what happened to the men and women who struggled to destroy or save it. The various "color" revolutions in eastern Europe during the 2000s were not merely supported and exploited by Western powers, she says, but were in fact US intelligence operations to establish compliant pro-US governments. It is a key to understanding processes taking place today in places like Syria, Ukraine, Venezuela, and elsewhere. Annotation
Miss Ex-Yugoslavia: A Memoir
Miss Ex-Yugoslavia
A Memoir
Hardcover      ISBN: 1501165747
A memoir from the Manhattan-based Serbian-Australian writer and host of a best-selling literary salon describes growing up amidst ethnic tensions and violent totalitarian leaders as well as rock music, terrible crushes and protest rallies.
More Was Lost
More Was Lost
Paperback      ISBN: 1590179498
The author known for her gardening book recounts how she fell in love with, and married, a Hungarian baron while on European holiday, covering her experiences on their struggling country estate amidst the difficulties of World War II.
Borderland: A Journey Through the History of Ukraine
Borderland
A Journey Through the History of Ukraine
Paperback      ISBN: 0813337925
Borderland tells the story of Ukraine. A thousand years ago it was the center of the first great Slav civilization, Kievan Rus. In 1240, the Mongols invaded from the east, and for the next seven centureies, Ukraine was split between warring neighbors: Lithuanians, Poles, Russians, Austrians, and Tatars. Again and again, borderland turned into battlefield: during the Cossack risings of the seventeenth century, Russia’s wars with Sweden in the eighteenth, the Civil War of 1918–1920, and under Nazi occupation. Ukraine finally won independence in 1991, with the collapse of the Soviet Union. Bigger than France and a populous as Britain, it has the potential to become one of the most powerful states in Europe.In this finely written and penetrating book, Anna Reid combines research and her own experiences to chart Ukraine’s tragic past. Talking to peasants and politicians, rabbis and racketeers, dissidents and paramilitaries, survivors of Stalin’s famine and of Nazi labor camps, she reveals the layers of myth and propaganda that wrap this divided land. From the Polish churches of Lviv to the coal mines of the Russian-speaking Donbass, from the Galician shtetlech to the Tatar shantytowns of Crimea, the book explores Ukraine’s struggle to build itself a national identity, and identity that faces up to a bloody past, and embraces all the peoples within its borders.
Dzintarzeme Latvija
Dzintarzeme Latvija
by Missing
Hardcover      SKU: 1199164380
Bury Me Standing: The Gypsies and Their Journey
Bury Me Standing
The Gypsies and Their Journey
Paperback      ISBN: 067973743x
A revealing portrait of a disappearing culture discusses the lives and society of the "Roma" and the repression that the gypsies have faced throughout history up to the present day, discussing their traditions, folklore, and social institutions
A Lucky Child: A Memoir of Surviving Auschwitz As a Young Boy
A Lucky Child
A Memoir of Surviving Auschwitz As a Young Boy
Paperback      ISBN: 0316339180
A judge at the International Court in The Hague who was rescued from Auschwitz at the age of eleven presents the story of his extraordinary journey from the horrors of Nazism to an investigation of modern day genocide.
The Bosnia List: A Memoir of War, Exile, and Return
The Bosnia List
A Memoir of War, Exile, and Return
Paperback      ISBN: 0143124579
"A young survivor of the Bosnian War returns to his homeland to confront the people who betrayed his family. At age eleven, Kenan Trebincevic was a happy, karate-loving kid living with his family in the quiet Eastern European town of Brcko. Then, in the spring of 1992, war broke out and his friends, neighbors and teammates all turned on him. Pero - Kenan's beloved karate coach - showed up at his door with an AK-47, screaming: "You have one hour to leave or be killed!" Kenan's only crime: he was Muslim. This poignant, searing memoir chronicles Kenan's miraculous escape from the brutal ethnic cleansing campaign that swept the former Yugoslavia. After two decades in the United States, Kenan honors his father's wish to visit their homeland, making a list ofwhat he wants to do there. Kenan decides to confront the former next door neighbor who stole from his mother, see the concentration camp where his Dad and brother were imprisoned and stand on the grave of his first betrayer to make sure he's really dead.Back in the land of his birth, Kenan finds something more powerful-and shocking-than revenge"--
Operation Nemesis: The Assassination Plot that Avenged the Armenian Genocide
Operation Nemesis
The Assassination Plot that Avenged the Armenian Genocide
Hardcover      ISBN: 0316292087
The Pulitzer Prize finalist playwright of Talk Radio presents an account of the 1921 conspiracy of assassins that hunted down Turkish officials as political retribution for the Armenian Genocide. 30,000 first printing.