1977Modern European Thought: Continuity and Change in Ideas.
Macmillian Publishing Co. This book is an interpretation
of modern intellectual history. It deals with the
origins and impact of ideas on the development of modern
1990 Albania: A Socialist Maverick. Westview Press, Inc.
Focusing on the land, people, history, and recent
developments, the author dispels much of the mystery
created by Albania's self-imposed isolation.
1988 Cultural Misunderstanding: The French-American
Experience. The University of Chicago Press. An
intriguing and penetrating analysis of the many ways in
which French and Americans--indeed any members of
differing cultures--can misinterpret each other, even
when ostensibly speaking the same language.
1990Once a Catholic. Star Bible Publications. A former
Irish Catholic now preaching for the church in Dublin,
Ireland, the author presents valuable insights into the
teachings of the Roman Catholic Church which will be
helpful to Christians everywhere who endeavor to reach
Catholics with the truth.
Cohen, Stephen F. & Katrina Vanden Heuvel
1989 Voices of Glasnost: Interviews with Gorbachev's
Reformers. W. W. Norton & Co., Inc. This collection of
interviews provides an intimate portrait of Soviet
politics, culture, and economics. It offers compelling
viewpoints on whether the changes in the Soviet Union are
irreversible, and what might happen if they are not.
1986Germany (Library of National Series). Time-Life Books,
Inc. A great source of basic, introductory information
about Germany which is generally accurate and reliable.
1990 The Bloc That Failed: Soviet-East European Relations in
Transition. Indiana University Press. This book is a
lucid and stimulating synthesis of the postwar evolution
of Soviet-East European relations and an up to date
analysis of the revolutionary events in that part of the
world in 1989.
Graubard, Stephen R., ed.
1991 Eastern Europe, Central Europe, Europe, 2nd Edition.
Westview Press. This updated volume examines such issues
as the major paradigmatic shifts occurring in Eastern
Europe, the long-term role of Gorbachev, and the effects
of glasnost and perestroika on the future of Europe.
Hall, Edward T. and Mildred Reed
1990Understanding Cultural Differences. Intercultural Press,
Inc. This book provides a new understanding of the
importance of culture-based differences that exist
between the peoples of Germany, France, and the United
States. Key concepts underlying structures of culture
will be helpful to those involved in cross-cultural
situations. Valuable lessons for missionaries.
Hill, Kent R.
1989 The Puzzle of the Soviet Church: An Inside Look at
Christianity & Glasnost. Multnomah Press. This book,
presenting the relationship between believers and the
State in the Soviet Union, will help western Christians
come to grips with the complex history and current
realities of believers in the Soviet Union.
1988 Red Bread. Indiana University Press. A revealing
account of the human impact of collectivization.
Johnston, William M.
1983 The Austrian Mind: An Intellectual and Social History,
1848-1938, 2nd Edition. University of California Press.
In this book the author gives a real and distinct meaning
to the beguiling and amorphous quality of "being
Kenny, Michael and David I. Kertzer, eds.
1983Urban Life in Mediterranean Europe: Anthropological
Perspectives. University of Illinois Press. Basing
their arguments on fieldwork, the editors challenge
various theoretical positions such as the "rural-urban
dichotomy" and other issues related to migration and
offer valuable articles related to Spain, Italy, Greece
Keohane, Robert O. & Stanley Hoffman
1991The New European Community: Decision making and
Institutional Change. This is the first systematic
discussion of the major political institutions of the
European Community after the transformations of the 1987
Single European Act, itself a surprise and mystery whose
effects are unraveled by the book.
1987Europe: A Tapestry of Nations. Touchstones. In
graceful country-by-country portraits, Lewis recreates
the essence and distinct personality of each nation, and
illuminates the themes most crucial to experiencing and
understanding Europe today.
Pogonowski, Iwo Cyprian
1988Poland: A Historical Atlas, 2nd Edition. Dorset Press.
This work gives a unique and excellent pictorial
presentation of Polish history with detailed chronology
and commentary. Centuries of Polish and East European
history are made vivid for the reader who knows little of
the Slavic and East European past.
Ramet, Pedro, ed.
1989 Religion and Nationalism in Soviet and East European
Politics, 2nd Edition. Duke University Press. This wide
ranging collection of essays covers a broad range of
topics as it explores the nexus between religion and
nationalism in Eastern Europe.
Schoepflin, George, ed.
1986The Soviet Union and Eastern Europe: A Handbook, 2nd
Edition. Muller, Blond & White. This comprehensive
volume provides both basic information and comment about
the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. Detailed facts
describe each country in the "eastern bloc" as well as
many facets of life and culture in these countries.
1986Poland: Socialist State, Rebellious Nation. Westview
Press, Inc. This book examines the checkered history and
turbulent politics of Communist ruled Poland. It also
discusses the country's changing social structure and
presents a survey of the nation's rich cultural heritage
and contemporary achievements.
Thompson, John M.
1990 Russia and the Soviet Union, 2nd Edition. Westview
Press. This book is a brief, lucid account of Russian
and Soviet history from ancient Kievan Rus' to the
present day. It is valuable to any reader seeking to
become acquainted with the story of the Russian people--
their tribulations and courage, their tragedies and
triumphs, and their remarkable contribution to world
1983My Russia. Little, Brown and Company. This work
describes a people's struggle for identity and survival
while attempting to eradicate some of the misconceptions
which have clouded the minds of those who seek to
Wheaton, Bernard & Zdenek Kavan
1991 The Velvet Revolution: Czechoslovakia, 1988-1990. This
vivid portrayal describes the dramatic social and
political changes that heralded the downfall of the
communist leadership in Czechoslovakia.
Westview Profiles/Nations of Contemporary Eastern Europe--A
collection of profiles published by Westview Press:
Czechoslovakia: Profile of a Socialist Republic at the
Crossroads of Europe, David W. Paul
Hungary: A Nation of Contradictions, Ivan Volgyes
Romania: A Developing Socialist State, Lawrence C. Graham
Yugoslavia: Tradition and Change in a Multiethnic State,
The German Democratic Republic: The Search for Identity,
Bulgaria, William Welsh
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