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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 Lullaby of Polish Girls
A Novel
Written by Dagmara Dominczyk

Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
On Sale: February 25, 2014
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-8382-1 (0-8129-8382-3)

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Also available as an eBook.

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The Graveyard

Written by Marek Hlasko
Translated by Norbert Guterman
Introduction by James Sallis

Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Melville House
On Sale: December 3, 2013
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-61219-294-9 (1-61219-294-7)

In 1950s Communist Poland, Franciszek Kowalski–a factory worker in his mid-forties–is on his way home one evening after a Party meeting when he runs into an old friend. The two men drink all night until dawn, when Kowalski unthinkingly yells some insults at a policeman. His outburst is taken as criticism... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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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, hardcover, trade paperback and a trade paperback.

September 30, 2014
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The Use of Man

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

Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: NYRB Classics
On Sale: September 30, 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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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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