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  • 'They Can Live in the Desert but Nowhere Else': A History of the Armenian Genocide

    By Ronald Grigor Suny

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    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780691147307
    • Publisher: Princeton University Press
    • Published: March 2015
    Starting in early 1915, the Ottoman Turks began deporting and killing hundreds of thousands of Armenians in the first major genocide of the twentieth century. By the end of the First World War, the number of Armenians in what would become Turkey had been reduced by ninety percent--more than a million people. A century later, the Armenian Genocide remains controversial but relatively unknown, overshadowed by later slaughters and the chasm separating Turkish and Armenian versions of events. In this definitive narrative history, Ronald Suny cuts through nationalist myths, propaganda, and denial to provide an unmatched account of when, how, and why the atrocities of 1915-16 were committed.As it lost territory during the war, the Ottoman Empire was becoming a more homogenous Turkic-Muslim state, but it still contained large non-Muslim communities, including the Christian Armenians. The Young Turk leaders of the empire believed that the Armenians were internal enemies secretly allied to Russia and plotting to win an independent state. Suny shows that the great majority of Armenians were in truth loyal subjects who wanted to remain in the empire. But the Young Turks, steeped in imperial anxiety and anti-Armenian bias, became convinced that the survival of the state depended on the elimination of the Armenians. Suny is the first to explore the psychological factors as well as the international and domestic events that helped lead to genocide.Drawing on archival documents and eyewitness accounts, this is an unforgettable chronicle of a cataclysm that set a tragic pattern for a century of genocide and crimes against humanity.
  • The 'final Solution' in Riga: Exploitation and Annihilation, 1941-1944

    By Andrej Angrick

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780857456014
    • Publisher: Berghahn Books
    • Published: January 2012
    Ghetto, forced labor camp, concentration camp: All of the elements of the National Socialists' policies of annihilation were to be found in Riga. This first analysis of the Riga ghetto and the nearby camps of Salaspils and Jungfernhof addresses all aspects of German occupation policy during the Second World War. Drawing upon a broad array of sources that includes previously inaccessible Soviet archives, postwar criminal investigations, and trial records of alleged perpetrators, and the records of the Society of Survivors of the Riga Ghetto, the authors have produced an in-depth study of the Riga ghetto that never loses sight of the Latvian capital's place within the overall design of Nazi policy and the all-of-Europe dimension of the Holocaust.NOMINATED FOR THE RAPHAEL LEMKIN AWARD BY THE INSTITUTE FOR THE STUDY OF GENOCIDE"With its …[over thousand] detailed and expansive footnotes drawing on twenty-four different archive collections in eight countries and three continents and an enormous secondary literature, this is one of the best researched regional studies of the Holocaust ever to appear. It is helped by the fact that the authors are also always so cognizant of what was happening elsewhere in Europe at the same time and thus frequently draw out the relationship between seemingly haphazard local decisions and trends across Europe…Indeed, the way in which the book 'makes sense' of complex institutional behavior is at times breathtaking…The precision in the detail and the scope of the contextualization make this one of the more important works to appear on the Holocaust in recent years." · English Historical Review"This very readable and well documented study fills an important gap in the Holocaust literature: it offers insight into the microcosm reflecting the entire terrifying and murderous scenario of the SS State." · Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung"[This] excellent study of the Riga ghetto, informed by Eastern European sources and available now in English translation, provides a precise and ghastly description of what [the liquidation] meant for the local Jews. With laudable thoroughness, they describe the organized shooting of Jews, the first form of industrial-scale mass murder." · The New York Review of Books
  • (un)Civil Societies: Human Rights and Democratic Transitions in Eastern Europe and Latin America

    By Rachel A. May

    Our Price: $110.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780739105801
    • Publisher: Lexington Books
    • Published: April 2005
  • 13 Stradomska Street: A Memoir of Exile and Return

    By Andrew Potok

    Our Price: $8.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781942134305
    • Publisher: Mandel Vilar Press
    • Published: April 2017
  • 15 Journeys: Warsaw to London

    By Jasia Reichardt

    Our Price: $13.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781564787200
    • Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
    • Published: May 2012
    These fifteen journeys—fourteen of them within Poland—take six years, 1940–1946. The distances vary. Sometimes they are minimal, as short as a two-stop bus ride in a city, or a twenty-minute walk, and sometimes they are longer—much longer. The traveler is a young girl, who we meet at age seven. Along the way, she loses her home, her family, her name, her hair, and finally, her fear.Two things help her on her journeys during these difficult years: some lessons from her parents and a large share of luck, which never deserts her.
  • 1848: The Fall of Metternich and the Year of Revolution

    By David Ward

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780241016251
    • Publisher: Hamish Hamilton
    • Published: September 1970
  • 1941: The Year That Keeps Returning

    By Slavko Goldstein

    Our Price: $35.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781590176733
    • Publisher: New York Review Books
    • Published: November 2013
    A New York Review Books OriginalThe distinguished Croatian journalist and publisher Slavko Goldstein says, “Writing this book about my family, I have tried not to separate what happened to us from the fates of many other people and of an entire country.” 1941: The Year That Keeps Returning is Goldstein’s astonishing historical memoir of that fateful year—when the Ustasha, the pro-fascist nationalists, were brought to power in Croatia by the Nazi occupiers of Yugoslavia. On April 10, when the German troops marched into Zagreb, the Croatian capital, they were greeted as liberators by the Croats. Three days later, Ante Pavelic, the future leader of the Independent State of Croatia, returned from exile in Italy and Goldstein’s father, the proprietor of a leftist bookstore in Karlovac—a beautiful old city fifty miles from the capital—was arrested along with other local Serbs, communists, and Yugoslav sympathizers. Goldstein was only thirteen years old, and he would never see his father again. More than fifty years later, Goldstein seeks to piece together the facts of his father’s last days. The moving narrative threads stories of family, friends, and other ordinary people who lived through those dark times together with personal memories and an impressive depth of carefully researched historic details. The other central figure in Goldstein’s heartrending tale is his mother—a strong, resourceful woman who understands how to act decisively in a time of terror in order to keep her family alive. From 1941 through 1945 some 32,000 Jews, 40,000 Gypsies, and 350,000 Serbs were slaughtered in Croatia. It is a period in history that is often forgotten, purged, or erased from the history books, which makes Goldstein’s vivid, carefully balanced account so important for us today—for the same atrocities returned to Croatia and Bosnia in the 1990s. And yet Goldstein’s story isn’t confined by geographical boundaries as it speaks to the dangers and madness of ethnic hatred all over the world and the urgent need for mutual understanding.
  • The A to Z of Belarus

    By Vitali Silitski

    Our Price: $47.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780810872004
    • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc
    • Published: February 2010
  • The A to Z of Bulgaria

    By Raymond Detrez

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780810872028
    • Publisher: Scarecrow Press
    • Published: June 2010
  • The A to Z of Slovakia

    By Stanislav J. Kirschbaum

    Our Price: $47.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780810872158
    • Publisher: Scarecrow Press
    • Published: June 2010
  • The A to Z of Slovenia

    By Leopoldina Plut-Pregelj

    Our Price: $47.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780810872165
    • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc
    • Published: June 2010
  • The A to Z of Turkey

    By Metin Heper

    Our Price: $47.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780810872196
    • Publisher: Scarecrow Press
    • Published: May 2010
  • The A to Z of Ukraine

    By Zenon E. Kohut

    Our Price: $47.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780810872202
    • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc
    • Published: June 2010
  • The A to Z of the Republic of Macedonia

    By Dimitar Bechev

    Our Price: $47.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780810872141
    • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc
    • Published: June 2010
  • Above and Beyond: From Soviet General to Ukrainian State Builder

    By Kostiantyn P. Morozov

    Our Price: $15.75
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780916458775
    • Publisher: Harvard University Press
    • Published: May 2001
    Memoir by the first Minister of Defense of independent Ukraine.

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