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Stalin and Togliatti: Italy and the Origins of the Cold War by Elena Agarossi and Victor Zaslavsky

Stalin and Togliatti: Italy and the Origins of the Cold War

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Elena Agarossi, Victor Zaslavsky

Stalin and Togliatti reveals the dependence of the Italian Communist Party on Soviet decisionmaking in the early Cold War and the willingness of Stalin to sacrifice the interests of the Italian Communist Party to Soviet foreign interests. It explores the connection between the domestic Italian politics and the international affairs during the final phases of the Second World War and in the first years of the Cold War.

Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty: The CIA Years and Beyond by A. Ross Johnson

Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty: The CIA Years and Beyond

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A. Ross Johnson

Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty examines the first twenty years of the organization, policies, and impact of Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty, arguably one of the most important and successful policy instruments of the United States during the Cold War.

The Heart of Russia: Trinity-Sergius, Monasticism, and Society after 1825 by Scott Mark Kenworthy

The Heart of Russia: Trinity-Sergius, Monasticism, and Society after 1825

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Scott M. Kenworthy

Long neglected by historians of Russia and specialists in Religious Studies, monasticism in Russia receives the attention it deserves in The Heart of Russia. The case study here is Russia’s most famous monastery, the Trinity-Sergius Lavra in Sergiev Posad near Moscow.

Urban Diversity:  Space, Culture, and Inclusive Pluralism in Cities Worldwide, edited by Caroline Wanjiku Kihato, Mejgan Massoumi, Blair A. Ruble, Pep Subirós, and Allison M. Garland

Urban Diversity: Space, Culture, and Inclusive Pluralism in Cities Worldwide

As the world’s urban populations grow, cities become spaces where increasingly diverse peoples negotiate such differences as language, citizenship, ethnicity and race, class and wealth, and gender. Using a comparative framework, Urban Diversity examines the multiple meanings of inclusion and exclusion in fast—changing urban contexts.

Orange Revolution and Aftermath:  Mobilization, Apathy, and the State in Ukraine, edited by Paul D'Anieri

Orange Revolution and Aftermath: Mobilization, Apathy, and the State in Ukraine

After the success of the Orange Revolution, it was widely expected that civil society groups would take an increasingly prominent role in Ukrainian politics, reinvigorating democracy. Yet that influence diminished rapidly, and when the new government also became tainted with corruption, there was no protest or counterattack. Orange Revolution and Aftermath: Mobilization, Apathy, and the State in Ukraine explores why the influence of civil society groups waned so quickly.

Washington's U Street:  A Biography by Blair A. Ruble

Washington's U Street: A Biography

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Blair A. Ruble

Washington’s U Street: A Biography traces the history of the U Street neighborhood in Washington, D.C., from its Civil War–era origins to its recent gentrification.

Realism, Tolerance, and Liberalism in the Czech National Awakening: Legacies of the Bohemian Reformation by Zdeněk V. David

Realism, Tolerance, and Liberalism in the Czech National Awakening: Legacies of the Bohemian Reformation

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Zdenék V. David

In this meticulous intellectual history, Zdeněk V. David traces the roots of the eighteenth-century Czech National Awakening, not to the Counter Reformation but to the Utraquist church (often called “Hussite”), which arose in pre-Protestant Bohemia.

Mexico's Democratic Challenges: Politics, Government, and Society, edited by Andrew Selee and Jacqueline Peschard

Mexico's Democratic Challenges: Politics, Government, and Society

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Andrew Selee, Jacqueline Peschard

Only a decade ago, Mexico saw the end of seventy years of single-party hegemonic rule and the first free and fair election in its history. This comprehensive new collection examines recent political developments in Mexico—including its 2006 election and the breakdown in consensus that nearly resulted—in order to assess the progress of its democratization.

Europe's Destiny: The Old Lady and the Bull by Attila Marján

Europe's Destiny: The Old Lady and the Bull

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Attila Marjan

In this engaging, clever, and provocative account, Attila Marján offers a disquieting analysis of the complex challenges that Europe faces in the global marketplace.

The Caged Phoenix: Can India Fly? by Dipankar Gupta

The Caged Phoenix: Can India Fly?

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Dipankar Gupta

Dipankar Gupta, one of India’s foremost thinkers on social and economic issues, takes a critical—and controversial—look at the limits of the Indian success story in The Caged Phoenix.

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