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Above and Beyond is the first book to appear in the West by a major Ukrainian independence figure and is the first by a former Soviet general to discuss the inner workings of the USSR's military. Morozov provides behind-the-scenes insights on Yeltsin, Kuchma,…

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Political histories of the Soviet Union have portrayed a powerful Kremlin leadership whose will was passively implemented by regional Party officials and institutions. Drawing on his research in recently opened archives in Moscow and the Urals-a vast territory…

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Is Communism Dead Forever? deals with the problems of transition in former communist countries from dictatorship and command economies to democracy and free market economies, recognizing the potential for a return to communism in many of the newly independent…

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Yuri Shcherbak--former Ukrainian Ambassador to the U.S.--is a writer and physician who came to international prominence with his exposé on Chornobyl, as a founder of the Ukrainian Green Party, as Ukraine's first minister of environmental protection, and as…

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Isahakian's Notebooks represent a historical and literary source book, a valuable contemporary record stretching from 1891-1956. In modern Armenian letters it has no equal from either a literary or an intellectual viewpoint. The book also has a broader…

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Edited by the leading historian of the Republic of Armenia, this is the definitive history of an extraordinary country - from its earliest foundations, through the Crusades, the resistance to Ottoman and Tsarist rule, the collapse of the independent state, its…

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The promise of a smooth systemic transformation in the Baltic states has been overshadowed by unforeseen obstacles. Speedy disengagement from the past, particularly from long established practices and inherited economic relationships, has proven more trying than…

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'Europe Restored' is a highly personal account of the fall of the Iron Curtain, written from an unusual viewpoint. Eric Elstob was director of various investment trusts in the City during the years before and after the collapse of Communism, with a special…

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"... the best study in English to date for an understanding of Georgian nationalism." -Religious Studies Review "... the standard account of Georgian history in English." -American Historical Review "... tour de force research... fascinating reading." -American…

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In 1988, the first edition of Orest Subtelny's Ukraine was published to international acclaim, as the definitive history of what was at that time a republic in the USSR. In the years since, the world has seen the dismantling of the Soviet bloc and the…

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As a new independent Republic of Armenia is established among the ruins of the Soviet Union, Armenians are rethinking their history-the processes by which they arrived at statehood in a small part of their historic homeland, and the definitions they might give to…

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After the invention of a national script, c.400 AD, Armenians rapidly developed their own literary forms, drawing on foreign texts as well as their own traditions. Historical writing is the most original genre in classical and medieval Armenian literature. Greek…