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Bury Me Standing: The Gypsies and Their Journey
Bury Me Standing: The Gypsies and Their Journey
by Isabel Fonseca
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Black Lamb and Grey Falcon (07 Edition)
Black Lamb and Grey Falcon (07 Edition)
by West
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A classic of Italian literature, this epic and unforgettable novel recounts one mans long and turbulent life in revolutionary Italy At the age of eighty-three and nearing death, Carlo Altoviti has decided to write down the confessions of his long life... (read more)

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Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin (12 Edition)
Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin (12 Edition)
by Timothy Snyder
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Americans call the Second World War and#147;The Good War.and#8221; But before it even began, Americaand#8217;s wartime ally Josef Stalin had killed millions of his own citizensand#151;and kept killing them during and after the war. Before Hitler was... (read more)

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Black Dog of Fate
Black Dog of Fate
by Peter Balakian
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from "Ozone Journal"   Bachs cantata in B-flat minor in the cassette, we lounged under the greenhouse-sky, the UVBs hacking at the acids and oxides and then I could hear the difference   between an oboe and a bassoon at the rivers edge under... (read more)

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Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1944-1956
Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1944-1956
by Anne Applebaum
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In the long-awaited follow-up to her Pulitzer Prize-winning Gulag, acclaimed journalist Anne Applebaum delivers a groundbreaking history of how Communism took over Eastern Europe after World War II and transformed in frightening fashion the individuals... (read more)

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Magic Lantern : the Revolution of '89 Witnessed in Warsaw, Budapest, Berlin, and Prague , With New Afterword (99 Edition)
Magic Lantern : the Revolution of '89 Witnessed in Warsaw, Budapest, Berlin, and Prague , With New Afterword (99 Edition)
by Timothy Garton Ash
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Prague Winter: A Personal Story of Remembrance and War, 1937-1948
Prague Winter: A Personal Story of Remembrance and War, 1937-1948
by Madeleine Albright
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Before Madeleine Albright turned twelve, her life was shaken by the Nazi invasion of Czechoslovakia — the country where she was born — the Battle of Britain, the near total destruction of European Jewry, the Allied victory in World War II... (read more)

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The Trigger
The Trigger
by Tim Butcher
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On a summer morning in Sarajevo a hundred years ago, a teenager named Gavrilo Princip took a pistol out of his pocket and fired the opening rounds of the First World War. By killing Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Gavrilo... (read more)

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A Hidden Light: Stories and Teachings of Early Abad and Bratzlav Hasidism
A Hidden Light: Stories and Teachings of Early Abad and Bratzlav Hasidism
by Zalman M. Schachter-shalomi
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A Hidden Light is an intimate guided tour of early aBaD and Bratzlav Hasidicteaching and storytelling, focusing on the founders of aBaD (Shneur Zalman ofLiadi, his son, Dov Baer of Lubavitch, and chief disciple, Ahron of Staroshelye)and Bratzlav (Nahman... (read more)

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Havel: A Life
Havel: A Life
by Michael Zantovsky
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Václav Havel was one of the most prominent figures of the twentieth century—iconoclast and intellectual, artist turned political leader, president of a first united and later divided nation, and international human rights activist. This... (read more)

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Balkans : Short History (00 Edition)
Balkans : Short History (00 Edition)
by Mark Mazower
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Eastern Europe!: Everything You Need to Know about the History (and More) of a Region That Shaped Our World and Still Does
Eastern Europe!: Everything You Need to Know about the History (and More) of a Region That Shaped Our World and Still Does
by Tomek Jankowski
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When the legendary Romulus killed his brother Remus and founded the city of Rome in 753 BCE, Plovdiv -- today the second-largest city in Bulgaria -- was already thousands of years old. Indeed, London, Paris, Berlin, Vienna, Madrid, Brussels, Amsterdam... (read more)

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Prague, Capital of the Twentieth Century: A Surrealist History
Prague, Capital of the Twentieth Century: A Surrealist History
by Derek Sayer
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"A triumph! Sayer's indispensable work is at once magisterial and puckish, authoritative and subversive, intellectually dense and brilliantly accessible."--Michael Beckerman, New York University "This is a fascinating and brilliantly written narrative... (read more)

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The Pity of War
The Pity of War
by Niall Ferguson
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In 2003, 85 years after the armistice, it took Richard Rubin months to find just one living American veteran of World War I. But then, he found another. And another. Eventually he managed to find dozens, aged 101 to 113, and interview them. All are gone... (read more)

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Balkan Ghosts : a Journey Through History (05 Edition)
Balkan Ghosts : a Journey Through History (05 Edition)
by Robert D. Kaplan
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On the day that Paris fell to the Nazis, R. G. Waldeck was checking into the swankiest hotel in Bucharest, the Athene Palace. A cosmopolitan center during the war, the hotel was populated by Italian and German oilmen hoping to secure new business... (read more)

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The Eagle Unbowed: Poland and the Poles in the Second World War
The Eagle Unbowed: Poland and the Poles in the Second World War
by Halik Kochanski
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Halik Kochanski has taught at both King's College London and University College London. She is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and a member of the British Commission for Military History. Royal Historical... (read more)

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Designing Tito's Capital: Urban Planning, Modernism, and Socialism in Belgrade (Culture Politics & the Built Environment)
Designing Tito's Capital: Urban Planning, Modernism, and Socialism in Belgrade (Culture Politics & the Built Environment)
by Brigitte Le Normand
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The devastation of World War II left the Yugoslavian capital of Belgrade in ruins. Communist Party leader Josip Broz Tito saw this as a golden opportunity to recreate the city through his own vision of socialism. In Designing Titoand#8217;s Capital... (read more)

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Fin-de-Siecle Vienna: Politics and Culture
Fin-de-Siecle Vienna: Politics and Culture
by Carl E Schorske
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Vienna may not be synonymous with fashion like its metropolitan counterparts Paris and Milan, but it is a fashionable city, one that historically has been structured by changing fashions and fashionable appearances. Like the Litfaand#223;sand#228;ule in... (read more)

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The Bosnia List: A Memoir of War, Exile, and Return
The Bosnia List: A Memoir of War, Exile, and Return
by Kenan Trebincevic
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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... (read more)

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Collision of Empires: The War on the Eastern Front in 1914 (General Military)
Collision of Empires: The War on the Eastern Front in 1914 (General Military)
by Prit Buttar
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Prit Buttar studied medicine in Oxford and London before joining the British Army as a doctor. After leaving the army, he has worked as a GP (General Practitioner), first near Bristol and now in Abingdon, Oxfordshire. He is extensively involved in... (read more)

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