By Edmund Herzig,Marina Kurkchiyan
By Edmund Herzig,Marina Kurkchiyan
By Michael Gorham,Ingunn Lunde,Martin Paulsen
Digital Russia offers a complete research of the ways that new media applied sciences have formed language and communique in modern Russia. It lines the improvement of the Russian-language web, explores the evolution of web-based conversation practices, displaying how they've got either formed and been formed by means of social, political, linguistic and literary realities, and examines on-line good points and tendencies which are attribute of, and from time to time particular to, the Russian-language internet.
By Tomasz Kamusella
This booklet discusses ancient continuities and discontinuities between the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, interwar Poland, the Polish People’s Republic, and modern Poland. The yr 1989 is visible as a transparent point-break that allowed the Poles and their nation to regain a ‘natural ancient continuity’ with the ‘Second Republic,’ as interwar Poland is usually said within the present Polish nationwide grasp narrative. during this development of puzzling over the earlier, Poland-Lithuania (nowadays approximately coterminous with Belarus, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia’s Kaliningrad zone and Ukraine) is visible because the ‘First Republic.’ although, however ‘politics of reminiscence’ (Geschichtspolitik) – relating to its borders, associations, legislations, language, or ethnic and social make-up – present-day Poland, in fact, is the direct successor to and the continuation of communist Poland. mockingly, today’s Poland is particularly varied, in the entire aforementioned features, from the 1st and moment Republics. consequently, modern Poland is sort of un-Polish, certainly, from the point of view of Polishness outlined as a ancient (that is, criminal, social, cultural, ethnic and political) continuity of Poland-Lithuania and interwar Poland.
By Michael Hone
By Eva Dillon
A riveting true-life mystery and revealing memoir from the daughter of an American intelligence officer—the spectacular actual tale of 2 spies and their households on contrary facets of the chilly War.
In the summer time of 1975, seventeen-year-old Eva Dillon used to be dwelling in New Delhi along with her kin whilst her father was once uncovered as a CIA secret agent. Eva had lengthy believed that her father used to be a U.S. kingdom division worker. She had no concept that he used to be dealing with the CIA’s highest-ranking double agent—Dmitri Fedorovich Polyakov—a Soviet common whose code identify used to be TOPHAT. Dillon’s father and Polyakov had a detailed friendship that went again years, to their first assembly in Burma within the mid-1960s. on the peak of the chilly struggle, the Russian provided the CIA an unfiltered view into the vault of Soviet intelligence. His collaboration helped make sure that tensions among the 2 nuclear superpowers didn't enhance right into a taking pictures struggle.
Spanning fifty years and 3 continents, Spies within the Family is a deeply researched account of 2 households on contrary aspects of the deadly espionage campaigns of the chilly battle, and males whose dedicated friendship lasted an entire life, until eventually the devastating ultimate days in their lives. With impeccable insider entry to either households in addition to an expert CIA and FBI officials, Dillon is going past the fog of secrecy to craft an unforgettable tale of friendship and betrayal, double brokers and clandestine lives, that demanding situations our notions of patriotism, exposing the commonality among peoples of opposing political fiscal structures.
Both a gripping story of undercover agent craft and a relocating own tale, Spies within the Family is a useful and heart-rending work.
Spies within the Family comprises 25 black-and-white photos.
By L. Brockliss,N. Sheldon
By Dennis E. Showalter
Advance compliment for Armor and Blood
“The dimension and the brutality of the great tank conflict at Kursk appalls, this fight that provides a particularly darkish intending to that shopworn word ‘last complete measure.’ organize your self for a wild and feverish journey over the steppes of Russia. you could don't have any greater consultant than Dennis E. Showalter, who speaks with an expert equaled via few army historians.”—Robert Cowley, founding editor of MHQ: The Quarterly magazine of army History
“A clean, skillful, and whole synthesis of modern revelations approximately this recognized conflict . . . As a fantasy buster, Armor and Blood is a must-read for these attracted to common and armed forces history.”—David M. Glantz, editor of The magazine of Slavic army Studies
“Refreshingly crisp, pointed prose . . . all through, [Showalter] demonstrates his adeptness at interweaving discussions of big-picture process with attention-grabbing revelations and anecdotes. . . . Showalter does his most sensible paintings by way of preserving his points of interest set firmly at the conflict handy, whereas additionally parsing the clash for advancements that may have far-reaching outcomes for the war.”—Publishers Weekly
By James Kinnear,Stephen Sewell
Never exported outdoors of the Soviet Union and barely utilized in strive against, the T-10 has remained a mysterious tank, with lots of its versions unknown within the West until eventually very lately. This research, written from unique Russian and Ukrainian fundamental resource records that experience only in the near past been made on hand, uncovers the heritage of this enigmatic tank utilizing a hundred thirty gorgeous modern and sleek photos of the T-10 in addition to complete color side-view artwork.
By Artemy Kalinovsky
By Andreas Wenger,Christian Nuenlist,Anna Locher
The first complete heritage of NATO within the Nineteen Sixties, in accordance with the systematic use of establishment archival proof.
This new book is the results of a meeting of top chilly warfare historians from each side of the Atlantic, together with Jeremi Suri, Erin Mahan, and Leopoldo Nuti. It exhibits in nice element how the transformation of NATO because 1991 has spread out new views at the alliance’s evolution in the course of the chilly struggle. considered looking back, the Sixties have been instrumental to the strengthening of NATO's political clout, which proved to be decisive in profitable the chilly struggle – much more so than NATO's safety and deterrence functions.
In addition, it indicates that NATO more and more served as a hub for kingdom, institutional, transnational, and person actors in that decade. Contributions to the booklet spotlight the significance of NATO's skill to generate "soft power", the scope and bounds of alliance session, the $64000 function of universal transatlantic values, and the becoming impact of small allies. NATO's survival within the an important Nineteen Sixties offers worthy classes for the present bargaining at the function and team spirit of the alliance.
This booklet might be of a lot curiosity to scholars of overseas heritage, chilly conflict reviews and strategic studies.