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David Wojnarowicz History Keeps Me Awake at Night
ISBN: HB: 9780300221886, Yale University Press, July 2018
384 pp., 30.5x22.9 cm, 160 colour illus., 100 black&white illus.
This engaging and richly illustrated book comprehensively examines the life and art of David Wojnarowicz (1954-1992), who came to prominence in New York's East Village art world of the 1980s, actively embracing all media and forging an expansive rang...
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£50,00
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World of Empires The Russian Voyage of the Frigate Pallada
ISBN: HB: 9780674976405, Harvard University Press, May 2018
384 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 22 halftones, 3 maps
Many people are familiar with American Commodore Matthew Perry's expedition to open trade relations with Japan in the early 1850s. Less well known is that on the heels of the Perry squadron followed a Russian expedition secretly on the same mission....
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Fragmented Lives Chronicles of the Gulag
ISBN: PB: 9788024637006, Karolinum Press, May 2018
160 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 20 line drawings
Not for sale in the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic! In "Fragmented Lives", Gulag survivor Jacques Rossi opens a window onto everyday life inside the notorious Soviet prison camp through a series of portraits of inmates and camp personnel ac...
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£13,00
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Jewish Materialism The Intellectual Revolution of the 1870s
ISBN: HB: 9780300221800, Yale University Press, March 2018
320 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 24 black&white illus.
To understand the organizing framework of modern Judaism, Eliyahu Stern believes that we should look deeper and farther than the Holocaust, the establishment of the State of Israel, and the influence and affluence of American Jewry. Against the revol...
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£41,00
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Zbigniew Brzezinski America's Grand Strategist
ISBN: HB: 9780674975637, Harvard University Press, March 2018
544 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 25 halftones, 3 tables
As National Security Adviser to President Jimmy Carter, Zbigniew Brzezinski (1928-2017) guided U.S. foreign policy at a critical juncture of the Cold War. But his impact on America's role in the world extends far beyond his years in the White House,...
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£25,00
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Catholics on the Barricades Poland, France, and "Revolution", 1939-1956
ISBN: HB: 9780300225518, Yale University Press, February 2018
424 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 13 black&white illus.
This collective intellectual biography examines generations of deeply religious thinkers whose faith drove them into public life, including Karol Wojty³a, future Pope John Paul II, and Tadeusz Mazowiecki, the future prime minister who would dismantle...
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£37,00
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Start-Up Poland The People Who Transformed an Economy
ISBN: HB: 9780226306810, University of Chicago Press, February 2018
272 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm,
Poland in the 1980s was filled with shuttered restaurants and shops that bore such imaginative names as "bread", "shoes", and "milk products", from which lines could stretch for days on the mere rumor there was something worth buying. But you'd be ha...
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£20,00
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Watercolours
ISBN: PB: 9789385932038, Zubaan Books, August 2017
300 pp., 17.8x12.7 cm,
A Czechoslovakian Jew who was imprisoned at Auschwitz, Dina Gottliebova-Babbitt (1923-2009) was saved by her artistic abilities. Gottliebova painted the walls of the children's barracks with images of the Disney film "Snow White and the Seven Dwarves...
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£14,00
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Milosz A Biography
ISBN: HB: 9780674495043, Harvard University Press, April 2017
544 pp., 23.5x16 cm, 41 halftones, 3 maps
Andrzej Franaszek's award-winning biography of Czeslaw Milosz – the great Polish poet and winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1980 – offers a rich portrait of the writer and his troubled century, providing context for a larger appreciation of...
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Mountains of Parnassus
ISBN: HB: 9780300214253, Yale University Press, March 2017
184 pp., 19.7x12.7 cm,
The Nobel laureate's unfinished science fiction novel-available in English for the first time ever Awarded the Nobel Prize in literature in 1980, Czeslaw Milosz was one of the twentieth century's most esteemed poets and essayists. This outstanding tr...
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£12,00
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