Daughter of ther Cold War
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Daughter of ther Cold War

Grace Kennan Wernecke, Daughter of ther Cold War​ (Pitt Russian East European, 2018) Grace Kennan Warnecke’s memoir is about a life lived on the edge of history. Daughter of one of the most influential diplomats of the twentieth century, wife of the scion of a newspaper dynasty and mother of the youngest owner of a major league baseball team, Grace eventually found her way out from under the shadows of others to forge a dynamic...

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Détente and Beyond
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Détente and Beyond

Mauro Elli Détente and Beyond. Anglo-Romanian Relations in the Aviation Industry (1966-1993). Peter Lang, ​ Bruxelles, 2018. By the mid-1960s, the whole European aviation industry had begun looking at two main solutions in order to survive competition from the USA: European cooperation, and exports to markets still closed to the Americans. Against this background, Anglo-Romanian dealings in the aviation industry over a period of...

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Il Paese che non c’è
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Il Paese che non c’è

Simona Silvestri Il Paese che non c’è. La Bosnia Erzegovina tra transizione, contraddizioni e diritti negati (Infinito Edizioni, 2018) Prefazione di Azra Nuhefendić Con un testo di Massimo Zamboni Postfazione di Andrea Cortesi La Bosnia Erzegovina è un Paese sospeso tra contraddizioni, diritti negati e crisi sociali, incapace di trovare un’identità unitaria. La  guerra è finita, almeno a parole, ma la crisi economica, lo stallo...

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Economic Struggle for Power in Tito’s Yugoslavia: From World War II to Non-Alignment
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Economic Struggle for Power in Tito’s Yugoslavia: From World War II to Non-Alignment

Vladimir Unkovski-Korica Josip Broz Tito’s reshaped Yugoslav state became an influential pivot between East and West during the Cold War. Here, Vladimir Unkovski-Korica re-assesses struggles over the country’s economic model from the Second World War, through the Tito–Stalin split of 1948, to the slow opening to the world market in the 1950s and 1960s. Relying on new archival evidence, he outlines the contradictions between Tito’s...

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Stalin: Waiting for Hitler, 1929-1941
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Stalin: Waiting for Hitler, 1929-1941

Stephen Kotkin In 1941, history’s largest, most horrific war ever broke out, between the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany.  Some 55 million people were killed worldwide in WWII, half in the Soviet Union.  Who was Joseph Stalin?  Who was Adolf Hitler?  Why did they clash?  This lecture, based upon a book of the same name, uses a vast array of once secret documents to trace the rise of Soviet Communism and its deadly rivalry with Nazism. ...

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Countryside and Communism in Eastern Europe
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Countryside and Communism in Eastern Europe

Sorin Radu, Cosmin Budeanca (curatori) Countryside and Communism in Eastern Europe. Perceptions, Attitudes, Propaganda Serie: Mainzer Beiträge zur Geschichte Osteuropas Bd. 8, 2016, 798 S., 69.90 EUR, 69.90 CHF, br., ISBN 978-3-643-90715-8 The book offers a comparative perspective regarding the communist transformation of the countryside within “Soviet Bloc” countries, mainly focusing on organization and political...

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