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EUROPEAN HISTORY, POLITICS, AND SOCIETY

98 BOOKS IN THIS CATEGORY
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ASCENT, 1889-1939
Written by VOLKER ULLRICH

Format: Hardcover, 1008 pages

Publisher: Knopf

On Sale: 09/06/2016

Price: $40.00

ISBN: 978-0-385-35438-7

A major new biography—an extraordinary, penetrating study of the man who has become the personification of evil.


For all the literature about Adolf Hitler there have been just four seminal biographies; this is the fifth, a landmark work that sheds important new light on Hitler himself. Drawing on previously unseen papers and a wealth of recent scholarly research, Volker Ullrich reveals the man behind the public persona, from Hitler's childhood to his failures as a young man in Vienna to his...

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AN OBITUARY
Written by JOHN R. GILLINGHAM

Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages

Publisher: Verso

On Sale: 06/14/2016

Price: $19.95

ISBN: 978-1-784-78421-8

A major account of the failings of the European Union—and why it has to go

The European Union is a besieged institution. It is struggling in vain to overcome the eurozone crisis and faces an influx of refugees not seen since World War II. The Schengen Agreement is a dead letter, and Britain stands on the brink of leaving altogether. The EU is unfit for the challenges of the coming age of increased global competition and high tech. In sum, the drive for an “ever-closer union” has set Europe on...

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TRAVELS AMONG THE NEW GREEK RUINS
Written by JAMES ANGELOS

Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages

Publisher: Broadway Books

On Sale: 06/07/2016

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-0-385-34650-4

A transporting, good-humored, and revealing account of Greece’s dire troubles, reported from the mountain villages, idyllic islands, and hardscrabble streets that define the country today

In recent years, small Greece, often associated with ancient philosophers and marble ruins, whitewashed villages and cerulean seas, has been at the center of a debt crisis that has sown economic and social ruin, spurred panic in international markets, and tested Europe’s decades-old project of forging a...

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ON THE ORIGINS OF "GENOCIDE" AND "CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY"
Written by PHILIPPE SANDS

Format: Hardcover, 448 pages

Publisher: Knopf

On Sale: 05/24/2016

Price: $32.50

ISBN: 978-0-385-35071-6

A profound and profoundly important book—a moving personal detective story, an uncovering of secret pasts, and a book that explores the creation and development of world-changing legal concepts that came about as a result of the unprecedented atrocities of Hitler’s Third Reich.

East West Street
 looks at the personal and intellectual evolution of the two men who simultaneously originated the ideas of “genocide” and “crimes against humanity,” both of whom, not knowing the other, studied at the...

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THE LAST OF THE SOVIETS
Written by SVETLANA ALEXIEVICH
Translator BELA SHAYEVICH

Format: Hardcover, 496 pages

Publisher: Random House

On Sale: 05/24/2016

Price: $30.00

ISBN: 978-0-399-58880-8

The magnum opus and latest work from Svetlana Alexievich, the 2015 winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature—a symphonic oral history about the disintegration of the Soviet Union and the emergence of a new Russia

When the Swedish Academy awarded Svetlana Alexievich the Nobel Prize, it cited her for inventing “a new kind of literary genre,” describing her work as “a history of emotions—a history of the soul.” Alexievich’s distinctive documentary style, combining extended individual monologues...

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THE EMERGING CRISIS IN EUROPE
Written by GEORGE FRIEDMAN

Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages

Publisher: Anchor

On Sale: 02/16/2016

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-0-307-95113-7

A major new book by New York Times bestselling author and geopolitical forecaster George Friedman (The Next 100 Years), with a bold thesis about coming events in Europe. This provocative work examines “flashpoints,” unique geopolitical hot spots where tensions have erupted throughout history, and where conflict is due to emerge again.

With remarkable accuracy, George Friedman has forecasted coming trends in global politics, technology, population, and culture. In Flashpoints, Friedman focuses...

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TWO COLD WARS AND A THIRTY-YEAR JOURNEY THROUGH ROMANIA AND BEYOND
Written by ROBERT D. KAPLAN

Format: Hardcover, 336 pages

Publisher: Random House

On Sale: 02/09/2016

Price: $28.00

ISBN: 978-0-812-99681-4

From the New York Times bestselling author Robert D. Kaplan, named one of the world’s Top 100 Global Thinkers by Foreign Policy magazine, comes a riveting journey through one of Europe’s frontier countries—and a potent examination of the forces that will determine Europe’s fate in the postmodern age.

Robert Kaplan first visited Romania in the 1970s, when he was a young journalist and the country was a bleak Communist backwater. It was one of the darkest corners of Europe, but few Westerners...

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CENTRAL BANKS, INSTABILITY, AND AVOIDING THE NEXT COLLAPSE
Written by MOHAMED A. EL-ERIAN

Format: Hardcover, 320 pages

Publisher: Random House

On Sale: 01/26/2016

Price: $28.00

ISBN: 978-0-812-99762-0

Dr. Mohamed A. El-Erian, one of the world’s most influential economic thinkers and the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of When Markets Collide, has written a roadmap to what lies ahead and the decisions we must make now to stave off the next global economic and financial crisis. Our current economic path is coming to an end. The signposts are all around us: sluggish growth, rising inequality, stubbornly high pockets of unemployment, and jittery financial markets, to...

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IN LONDON, WASHINGTON AND MOSCOW
Written by CHARLES MOORE

Format: Hardcover, 880 pages

Publisher: Knopf

On Sale: 01/05/2016

Price: $35.00

ISBN: 978-0-307-95896-9

With unequaled authority and dramatic detail, the first volume of Charles Moore’s authorized biography of Margaret Thatcher reveals as never before the early life, rise to power, and first years as prime minister of the woman who transformed Britain and the world in the late twentieth century. Moore has had unique access to all of Thatcher’s private and governmental papers, and interviewed her and her family extensively for this book. Many of her former colleagues and intimates have also...

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Written by ROBERT TOMBS

Format: Hardcover, 1040 pages

Publisher: Knopf

On Sale: 10/27/2015

Price: $45.00

ISBN: 978-1-101-87476-9

A Book of the Year: The Daily TelegraphThe Times Literary SupplementThe SpectatorThe Economist

A comprehensive, eminently accessible history of England and its people—a masterwork of narrative nonfiction written with an eye for detail equal in ambition and achievement to its unprecedented scale and scope.

Here, in a single volume, spanning 700,000 years, is a fresh, uniquely inclusive account of England, "first as an idea, and then as a kingdom, as a country, a people, and a culture."...

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MEMORIES OF A NATION
Written by NEIL MACGREGOR

Format: Hardcover, 656 pages

Publisher: Knopf

On Sale: 09/29/2015

Price: $40.00

ISBN: 978-1-101-87566-7

For the past 140 years, Germany has been the central power in continental europe. Twenty-five years ago a new German state came into being. How much do we really understand this new Germany, and how do its people understand themselves?

Neil MacGregor argues that, uniquely for any European country, no coherent, overarching narrative of Germany's history can be constructed, for in Germany both geography and history have always been unstable. Its frontiers have constantly shifted. Königsberg,...

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THE HOLOCAUST AS HISTORY AND WARNING
Written by TIMOTHY SNYDER

Format: Hardcover, 480 pages

Publisher: Tim Duggan Books

On Sale: 09/08/2015

Price: $30.00

ISBN: 978-1-101-90345-2

    In this epic history of extermination and survival, Timothy Snyder presents a new explanation of the great atrocity of the twentieth century, and reveals the risks that we face in the twenty-first.  Based on new sources from eastern Europe and forgotten testimonies from Jewish survivors, Black Earth recounts the mass murder of the Jews as an event that is still close to us, more comprehensible than we would like to think, and thus all the more terrifying. 
      The Holocaust began in a...

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