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Burden of Dreams
Catherine Wanner
0271017929
Sept 1998
Hardcover
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Wormwood Forest: A Natural History of Chernobyl
Mary Mycio
0309094305
September 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Mycio takes us on a timely tour of the eerie, surprisingly vigorous area around the Chernobyl nuclear disaster that's too radioactive for safe human habitation, yet where, 20 years after the explosion, flora and fauna are "thriving." Among abandoned towns, thousands of cormorants nest, and Przewalskis, a breed of wild horse, live seemingly unharmed on irradiated grass. A few people remain: workers decommissioning the plant, bureaucrats and scientists struggling with chronic underfunding, and samosels, elderly squatters so homesick that Ukraine finally let them stay. Mycio, former Kiev correspondent for the L.A. Times, is a good guide, clearly conveying the niceties of radionuclides; the elaborate, jerry-built structures containing the worst of the radiation; and the impossibility of cleaning the place up. She...


Culture Smart! Ukraine: Ukraine
Anna Shevchenko
155868901X
May 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
CULTURE SMART! is the series of travel guides written for the smart traveler on the go. Each volume is a quick, accurate guide to customs and etiquette. What you'll find in CULTURE SMART!: --All the essential cultural and etiquette points covered, making you confident in a variety of situations. --You'll know what to expect in each particular culture. --You'll know how to behave in specific social and business situations. --Essential attitudes and values are clearly explained. --You'll find the concise writing style makes each topic a quick, easy read. --Each has the same look, page count, and organization for reference use. --Small and light, it tucks into your pocket or purse for on-the-go use. --Culture Smart! books are written by a staff of experts who consult on world travel as a profession.


Painting a People: Maurycy Gottlieb and Jewish Art (Tauber Institute for the Study of European Jewry)
Ezra Mendelsohn
1584651792
December 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
Analyzes the life, work, and reception of a founding father of modern Jewish art in Eastern Europe.

From the Publisher
6 x 9 trim. 117 illus. (15 color). 2 maps.

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Burden of Dreams
Catherine Wanner
0271017937
Sept 1998
Paperback
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A History of Ukraine
Paul Robert Magocsi
0295975806
Nov 1996
Paperback
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Revolution in Orange: The Origins of Ukraine's Democratic Breakthrough
Anders Aslund (Editor)
0870032216
April 2006
Paperback
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George Soros, Chairman, Open Society Institute
"Aslund and his coauthors write with authority about the challenges and opportunities Ukraine faces today."

Book Description
The dramatic series of protests and political events that unfolded in Ukraine in the fall of 2004--the "Orange Revolution"--were seminal both for Ukrainian history and the history of democratization. Its effects have already been felt from Kyrgyzstan to Lebanon and are likely to travel even further. Yet few anticipated such a dramatic democratic breakthrough in Ukraine. Revolution in Orange is a pioneering effort to describe and explain the events leading up to and through December 2004 from authors who had on-the-ground experience interacting with the various Ukrainian, Western, and Russian dramatis personae of the...


History Of Odessa, The Last Italian Black Sea Colony
Anna Makolkin
0773462724
Oct 2004
Hardcover
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HELL'S GATE : The Battle of the Cherkassy Pocket January to February 1944
Douglas Nash
0965758435


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Book Description
Virtually unknown in the English-speaking world, the Battle of Cherkassy (also known as the Korsun Pocket) still stirs controversy in both the former Soviet Union and in Germany. It was at Cherkassy where the last German offensive strength in the Ukraine was drained away. Hell's Gate is a riveting hour by hour and day by day account of this desperate struggle analyzed on a tactical level through maps and military transcripts, as well as on a personal level, through the words of the enlisted men and officers were there.


Alicia: My Story
Alicia Appleman-Jurman
0553282182
December 1989
Mass Market Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
A young girl's experience of the Nazi pogrom in her Polish hometown is related with an immediacy undimmed by time in her autobiography. In 1942, the author and her family undergo a brutal separation. Thirteen-year-old Alicia escapes her captors, fleeing through fields and woods, encountering fellow refugees and occasionally finding safe harbors. Although she sees her mother's wanton murder and endures physical and mental deprivation, the teenager is supported by faith in family and in the goodness of people. Capable of rallying others, she eventually heads a group who settle in Palestine. In 1949, she marries an American in Haifa and moves to the United States. Long and on occasion rambling, her story contributes to an infamous history as a tale, not only of survival, but of active resistance to oppression. Major...


TO THE BITTER END : The Final Battles of Army Groups A, North Ukraine, Centre-Eastern Front, 1944-45
Rolf Hinze
1874622361
December 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
This is a penetrating and detailed account of the climactic battles of the German forces in Slovakia, the Carpathians, parts of Poland, Silesia and Saxony, from autumn 1944 until the end of the war.

The author provides excellent detail on the movements and actions of numerous German units, and the text covers all major actions including the battle for the Vistula bridgeheads, the epic siege of Breslau, and the final desperate actions around Bautzen and Dresden. Appendices include comprehensive orders-of-battle.

A large number of detailed battle maps are also included. Key sales points: Continues Helion's translation of key German texts on the last phase of the war on the Eastern Front. Presents information previously unavailable in English.

A detailed text is accompanied by photos and maps along...


Towards an Intellectual History of Ukraine
Ralph Lindheim
0802078559
Nov 1996
Paperback
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Language Notes
Text: English (translation) --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.


A Writer at War: Vasily Grossman with the Red Army, 1941-1945
Vasily Semenovich Grossman
0375424075
January 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Soviet author Grossman volunteered for the army when the Germans invaded in 1941 and spent more than three years as a special correspondent at the front for the army newspaper Red Star. His wartime writing established him as a major "voice" of war—a status resembling in many ways that of Ernie Pyle in America. This volume, a perfect complement to the panoramic vision of Ivan's War, collects excerpts from Grossman's notebooks and published dispatches, few of them longer than a couple of paragraphs. And while the dispatches usually describe scenes fitting with Soviet orthodoxy, Grossman's notebooks also record the bloody-mindedness, the despair and the disaffection that permeated Soviet ranks as the Red Army paid its dues of learning how to fight a modern war. That material, of course, was not published at...


Voices from Chernobyl
Svetlana Alexievich
1564784010
April 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
A chorus of fatalism, stoic bravery and black, black humor is sounded in this haunting oral history of the 1986 nuclear reactor catastrophe in what is now northeastern Ukraine. Russian journalist Alexievich records a wide array of voices: a woman who clings to her irradiated, dying husband though nurses warn her "that's not a person anymore, that's a nuclear reactor"; a hunter dispatched to evacuated villages to exterminate the household pets; soldiers sent in to clean up the mess, bitter at the callous, incompetent Soviet authorities who "flung us there, like sand on the reactor," but accepting their lot as a test of manhood; an idealistic nuclear engineer whose faith in communism is shattered. And there are the local peasants who take this latest in a long line of disasters in stride, filtering back to their...


Ukraine's Orange Revolution
Andrew Wilson
0300112904
January 12, 2006
Hardcover
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Review
Anatol Lieven : "Wilson has a rare ability to penetrate beneath the often misleading surface of politics and discover the deeper patterns and processes at work."-Anatol Lieven, author of America Right or Wrong: An Anatomy of American Nationalism and Chechnya: Tombstone of Russian Power

Book Description
The remarkable popular protest in Kiev and across Ukraine following the cooked presidential election of November 2004 has transformed the politics of eastern Europe. Andrew Wilson witnessed the events firsthand and here looks behind the headlines to ascertain what really happened and how it will affect the future of the region.
It is a dramatic story: an outgoing president implicated via secret tape-recordings in corruption and murder; a shadowy world of political cheats and...


Ukraine: A History
Orest Subtelny
0802048714
December 2000
Library Binding
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My Righteous Gentile
Gabriella Auspitz Labson
0881258318
Oct 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
This memoir has two protagonists: Josiah Wedgwood, Member of Parliament and ardent Christian Zionist, and the author herself, whose spirit shines from its pages. She tells of her family: her grandfather, head of Orthodox Jewry in Hungary, her scholarly father, her feminist-Zionist mother, her brilliant sister. A happy childhood – in democratic Czechoslovakia -- makes more poignant the tragedy that would follow. Wedgwood visited their small Carpathian town in the 1920’s to preach Zionism. Gabriella was chosen to present him with a bouquet of flowers, and, after Munich, she appealed for his help. He responded with visas for Britain, saving her life and that of her younger brother. Wedgwood’s country estate was a haven for refugees, and her future husband, an American who had emigrated from her hometown,...


Ukraine: A History
Orest Subtelny
0802083900
January 2000
Textbook Paperback
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Carpatho-Ukraine in the Twentieth Century
Vikentii Shandor
0916458865
May 1998
Hardcover
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Book Description
Carpatho-Ukraine in the Twentieth Century offers political memoirs and commentary by Vincent Shandor, an elder statesman who served as head of the Carpatho-Ukrainian Representation to the Prague Federal government during the period preceding and at the beginning of World War II. From his unique first-person perspective, Shandor analyzes the shifting political and legal status of Carpatho-Ukraine from the twilight of the Habsburg Empire through the region's two decades as Czechoslovak "Subcarpathian Ruthenia" and onto the wartime reoccupation by Hungary and the region's ultimate incorporation into the Ukrainian SSR. Significant both as scholarly critique and as autobiography, Shandor's work presents materials never before available in English about events leading up to and during World War II. It will be valuable to all...


Borderland: A Journey through the History of the Ukraine
Anna Reid
0813337925
June 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
Combines historical research with travel and interviews in Ukraine to expose layer after layer of myth and propaganda that wrap this divided land This vivid book tells the story of Ukraine by taking the reader there. Talking to peasants and politicians, rabbis and racketeers, dissidents and paramilitaries, survivors of Stalin's famine and of Nazi labor camps, Anna Reid charts Ukraine's tragic past and explores its struggle to build a national future. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From the Back Cover
Borderland tells the story of Ukraine. Centre of the first great Slav civilisation in the tenth century, and divided between warring neighbours for the next thousand years, Ukraine finally won independence with the collapse of the...


Ukrainian-Jewish Relations in Historical Perspective
Peter J. Potichnyj
0920862535
July 1990
Hardcover
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Jewish Quarterly Review, LXXXIV, No. 4 (April 1994)
"[An] interesting and frustrating volume... Several of the articles merit special attention." Michael Stanislawski

Book Description
Ukrainian-Jewish Relations in Historical Perspective is a rich collection of twenty-three papers from the 1983 conference on Ukrainian-Jewish relations held at McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario. The essays in this unique volume reflect the dynamic and often controversial nature of the conference and cover the period from the seventh century to the present day, both in Eastern Europe and Canada. The contributors are noted Israeli and North American scholars, including Omeljan Pritsak, Jaroslaw Pelenski, George Grabowicz, Frank E. Sysyn, John-Paul Himka, Alexander Baran, Jonathan Frankel, Israel Bartal,...


Ukraine
Meredith Meredith Dalton
1558686320
September 1901
Paperback
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Book Description
You'll never feel intimidated and awkward about the customs and etiquette of another country again. With the insights provided in this CULTURE SHOCK! Guide, you'll learn to see beyond the stereotypes and misinformation that often precede a visit to a foreign land. Whether you plan to stay for a week or for a year, you'll benefit from such topics as understanding the rules of driving and monetary systems, religious practices and making friends. There are tips on political traditions, building business relationships, and the particular intricacies of setting up a home or office. Great for the business traveler, the foreign exchange student, or the tourist who makes a sincere attempt to cross the bridge into a new and exciting culture. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


Head of the Line: A Holocaust Survivor's Memoir
Michael Jackson
0970656408
December 31, 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
"I came through the Holocaust because of a series of often inexplicable circumstances, all of which were beyond my control. For instance, my 6-foot-2-1/2-inch height positioned me at the head of the line in forced marches across Europe. For a time, I benefited from this -- at least minimally...." As the title states, _Head of the Line_ is Michael (Jakubowics) Jackson's chronicle of his experiences during the Holocaust: from 1941, when his and other Jewish families were rounded up and driven from their homes in the former Czechoslovakia; through his years in hiding, followed by forced registration as a slave-laborer in a Hungarian military camp; to his horrific experiences during 1944-’45 in the German concentration camps of Flossenburg, Hersbruck, and Dachau. _Head of the Line_ is written with great humility....

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