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Love Thy Neighbor: A Story of War
Love Thy Neighbor
A Story of War
Paperback      ISBN: 0679763899
A correspondent offers a portrait of the conflict in Bosnia, from the battlefield of Sarajevo, to the atrocities that have been committed, to the lives of those caught in the crossfire of the internecine conflict. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
Summer Meditations
Summer Meditations
Paperback      ISBN: 0679744975
Reflects on the political, ethical, economic, and cultural complexities of the post-communist era, addressing such issues as the survival of morality in politics, repairing the ravages of communism, and the creation of a new order
How We Survived Communism and Even Laughed
How We Survived Communism and Even Laughed
Paperback      ISBN: 0060975407
Hailed by feminists as one of the most important contributions to women's studies in the last decade, this gripping, beautifully written account describes the daily struggles of women under the Marxist regime in the former republic of Yugoslavia.
Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World's Greatest Nuclear Disaster
Midnight in Chernobyl
The Untold Story of the World's Greatest Nuclear Disaster
Hardcover      ISBN: 1501134612
Draws on twenty years of research, recently declassified files, and interviews with survivors in an account of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster that also reveals how propaganda and secrets have created additional dangers.
On Behalf of Their Homeland: Fifty Years of Svu: an Eyewitness Account of the History of the Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences Svu
On Behalf of Their Homeland
Fifty Years of Svu: an Eyewitness Account of the History of the Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences Svu
Hardcover      ISBN: 0880336307
The Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences (SVU) is a unique cultural organization established to rehabilitate Czechoslovakia's image abroad, which, in 1958, had become tarnished by communism. Founded by Czechoslovak intellectuals, SVU promotes scientific and cultural activities and has set up chapters in major cities around the world. This volume, written by one of the Society's founders, details the fascinating history of the SVU over the past fifty years.
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"--
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
Former People: The Final Days of the Russian Aristocracy
Former People
The Final Days of the Russian Aristocracy
Hardcover      ISBN: 0374157618
A book that includes illustrations, maps and family trees focuses on the fate of two Russian aristocratic families in a detailed account of the Bolshevik Revolution's effect on the upper class, which looks at the relentless lootings, harrowing escapes, humbling exile and imprisonment and summary executions that took place during this violent time of transition. 30,000 first printing.
The Bugarstica: A Bilingual Anthology of the Earliest Extant South Slavic Folk Narrative Song
The Bugarstica
A Bilingual Anthology of the Earliest Extant South Slavic Folk Narrative Song
Hardcover      ISBN: 0252017110
An Armenian Sketchbook
An Armenian Sketchbook
Paperback      ISBN: 1590176189
An NYRB Classics Original Few writers had to confront as many of the last century’s mass tragedies as Vasily Grossman, who wrote with terrifying clarity about the Shoah, the Battle of Stalingrad, and the Terror Famine in the Ukraine. An Armenian Sketchbook, however, shows us a very different Grossman, notable for his tenderness, warmth, and sense of fun. After the Soviet government confiscated—or, as Grossman always put it, “arrested