SLAVIC STUDIES BOOKS FOR COURSES 2 0 0 6
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Catherine Scott-Clark and Adrian Levy
THE AMBER ROOM
The Fate of the World’s Greatest Lost Treasure
“[A] strange and twisting journey...a fascinating
look into Soviet-era politics, through the lens of art
history.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review). “Offers
a detailed view into the communist system...and its
still-pervasive impact upon individual lives.”—
Chicago Tribune. Photos, illustrations.
Berkley 416 pp. 0-425-20378-6 $16.00
Gary E. Weir and Walter J. Boyne
The Untold Story of the Russian
Submarines That Fought the Cold War
“Gripping.”—New Scientist. “This is the kind of
information that, during the Cold War, the United
States spent billions trying to get.”—Sherry Sontag,
coauthor of Blind Man’s Bluff.
Berkley 368 pp. 0-451-21301-7 $14.95
A History of Europe Since 1945
“Judt’s massive, learned, brilliantly detailed account
of Europe’s recovery from the wreckage of World
War II presents a whole continent in panorama
even as it sets off detonations of insight on almost
every page.”— The New York Times. “Meticulous in
its scholarship, compelling in the story it tells, and
passionate in its judgments. A true masterpiece.”—
Strobe Talbott, President, Brookings Institution.
“First-rate political, economic, and social history.”—Louis Menand, The New Yorker.
The Penguin Press 832 pp. 1-59420-065-3 $39.95
A New York Times Top Ten Book of 2005
THE EASTERN FRONT, 1914-1917
“It is very rare that a book remains a landmark in
its field for twenty years. This is one example. It is
still the best book on the Eastern Front.”—Orlando
Penguin 352 pp. 0-14-026725-5 $15.00
CATHERINE THE GREAT
Translated by Joan Pinkham
“Troyat chooses a theatrical approach full of surprises and suspense.”—Le Monde.
Plume 400 pp. 0-452-01120-5 $16.95
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The Battle for Warsaw
“Powerful and compelling...Davies provides a gripping account of the Rising, interspersing his narrative with many first-person accounts that detail
moments of heroism and of tragedy.”—The Boston
Globe. “Much more than the story of the Warsaw
uprising. It is one of the most savage indictments of
Allied malfeasance yet leveled by a historian.”—
The New York Times. B/w photo insert.
Penguin 784 pp. 0-14-303540-1 $18.00
A New York Times Notable Book
A Child’s Life in Wartime Sarajevo
Revised with a New Introduction by the Author
“Conveys the bewilderment and horror of modern-day conflict.”—San Francisco Chronicle. “A graphic
first-hand look at the war in Sarajevo by a Croatian
girl whose personal world has collapsed, this vivid,
sensitive diary sounds an urgent and compelling
appeal for peace.”—Publishers Weekly.
12-page color insert.
Penguin 240 pp. 0-14-303687-4 $13.00
Nationalism, War, and the Great Powers, 1804-1999
“Excellent...Glenny’s audacious theme is that the
Balkans are not a freestanding powder keg, but a
‘powder trail’ laid by the great powers themselves.”—
Dusko Doder, The New Republic.
Penguin 752 pp. 0-14-023377-6 $20.00
An Illustrated History
“An excellent introduction to the subject.”—
Nikolai Tolstoy, The Daily Telegraph. 105 full-color
& 30 b/w illustrations.
Overlook 260 pp. 1-58567-138-X $45.00
THE ORTHODOX CHURCH
Describes the history of the Eastern Church over
the last two thousand years. Map.
Penguin 368 pp. 0-14-014656-3 $16.00
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THEY WOULD NEVER HURT A FLY
War Criminals on Trial in The Hague
“In the first in-depth look at the war crimes trials
in The Hague, Slavenka Drakulić has written a
deeply personal and lucid account.”—Laura Silber.
“An important and a necessary book.”—Eva Hoffman.
Penguin 224 pp. 0-14-303542-8 $15.00
Jan T. Gross
The Destruction of the Jewish Community in Jedwabne, Poland
With a New Afterword by the author
“The work of a master historian.”—Tony Judt. “An
important contribution to the literature of human
bestiality unleashed by war.”— The New York Times
Penguin 240 pp. 0-14-200240-2 $15.00
National Book Award and National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist; a Library
Journal and Los Angeles Times Best Book
Life After Communism
“Insightful.... The book not only helps to illuminate
the political and social problems facing much of
Eastern Europe, but also sheds new light on the
daily life of its residents, their emotional habits,
fears, and dreams.”— The New York Times.
Penguin 224 pp. 0-14-027772-2 $14.00
Jan Willem Honig and Norbert Both
Record of a War Crime
“A chilling testimony to the evil that executed—
and the bungling that could not prevent—an ‘ethnic
cleansing’ massacre, the single worst atrocity in
Europe since World War II.”—The New York Times
Penguin 224 pp. 0-14-026632-1 $15.00