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6 Featured Titles

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Iron Curtain
The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1944-1956
Written by Anne Applebaum

Format: Trade Paperback, 640 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: August 13, 2013
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-9593-3 (1-4000-9593-X)

National Book Award Finalist
A New York Times Notable Book
A Washington Post Top Ten Book of 2012
Best Nonfiction of 2012: The Wall Street Journal, The Plain Dealer

In the much-anticipated follow-up to her Pulitzer Prize-winning Gulag, acclaimed journalist Anne Applebaum delivers a groundbreaking history of how Communism took over Eastern Europe... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a hardcover.

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The Enchanted Wanderer
And Other Stories
Written by Nikolai Leskov
Translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky

Format: Trade Paperback, 608 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 14, 2014
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-38887-2 (0-307-38887-5)

Nikolai Leskov's writing exploded the conventions of nineteenth-century Russian fiction. Here is the other Russia, mythical and untamed: an uneasy synthesis of Orthodoxy and Old Believers, a land populated by soldiers and monks, serfs and princes, Tartars and gypsies—a vast country brimming with the promise of magic.

These seventeen tales, some rooted... Read more >
Also available as an eBook, eBook, trade paperback and a trade paperback.

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The Crooked Mirror
A Memoir of Polish-Jewish Reconciliation
Written by Louise Steinman

Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: October 28, 2014
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-6120-6 (0-8070-6120-4)

In the winter of 2000, Louise Steinman set out to attend an international Bearing Witness Retreat at Auschwitz-Birkenau at the invitation of her Zen rabbi, who felt the Poles had gotten a “bum rap.” A bum rap? Her own mother could not bear to utter the word “Poland,” a country, Steinman was... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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The Use of Man

Written by Aleksandar Tisma
Translated by Bernard Johnson
Introduction by Claire Messud

Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: NYRB Classics
On Sale: November 11, 2014
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-59017-726-6 (1-59017-726-6)

Aleksandar Tišma’s The Use of Man is an unsparing and unequaled reckoning with the destruction of human life, self, and being in war, a book about a particular time and place, World War II and the Balkans, but nonetheless for all times. Set on the banks in the multiethnic town of... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Moscow in the Plague Year
Written by Marina Tsvetaeva
Translated by Christopher Whyte

Format: Trade Paperback, 180 pages
Publisher: Archipelago
On Sale: August 12, 2014
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-1-935744-96-2 (1-935744-96-8)

Written during the Russian Revolution of 1917 and the Moscow famine that followed, these poems are suffused with Tsvetaeva’s irony and humor, which undoubtedly accounted for her success in not only reaching the end of the plague year alive, but making it the most productive of her career. We meet a... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Musorgsky and His Circle
A Russian Musical Adventure
Written by Stephen Walsh

Format: Hardcover, 496 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: December 17, 2013
Price: $37.50
ISBN: 978-0-385-35385-4 (0-385-35385-5)

The emergence of Russian classical music in the nineteenth century in the wake of Mikhail Glinka comprises one of the most remarkable and fascinating stories in all musical history. The five men who came together in the Russian capital of St. Petersburg in the 1860s, all composers of talent, some of... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
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