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The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia

Hailed for her “fearless indictment of the most powerful man in Russia” (The Wall Street Journal), award-winning journalist Masha Gessen is unparalleled in her understanding of the events and forces that have wracked her native country in recent times. In The Future Is History, she follows the lives of four people born at what promised to be the dawn of democracy.

The Fifth Dimension



To support his family, a man submits himself to a solo science experiement in the High Andes. A cosmic adventure story of big ideas and murder.


"Ably traslated from the original Czech by Hana Sklenkova, The Fifth Dimension is a weighty and a times challenging read, its themes nothing less than life, death, the universe, and love. It's absorbing, haunting, and intellectually engaging throughout, with a gut-punch denouement." - James Lovegrove, The Financial Times


Signed by the author.


signed by the author

translated from Ukrainian


Herman, a big city-living political and marketing expert, receives a all one morning that his brother has mysteriously disappeared, leaving him in charge of the gas station his brother ran. Herman returns to his hometown Luhansk---formerly known as Voroshilovgrad during the Soviet era---to take over his brother's business and figure out how to get himself out of this mess, but all he finds at home are mysteries, gangsters, and ghosts, drawing Herman further and further into a world he can't escape.



Based on the extraordinary true story of Operation Anthropoid, this powerful drama stars Cillian Murphy and Jamie Dornan as two Czechoslovakian soldiers sent to Prague for a deadly mission: to kill Hitler's third in command, the main architect behind the Final Solution, Reinhard Heydrich. Outmanned and facing impossible odds, the two men lead a group of Czech rebels toward a near-impossible mission that could change the course of history.



Heart of a Dog


In Russian with English subtitles

Violence as a Generative Force: Identity, Nationalism, and Memory in a Balkan Community

During two terrifying days and nights in early September 1941, the lives of nearly two thousand men, women, and children were taken savagely by their neighbors in Kulen Vakuf, a small rural community straddling today's border between northwest Bosnia and Croatia. This frenzy--in which victims were butchered with farm tools, drowned in rivers, and thrown into deep vertical caves--was the culmination of a chain of local massacres that began earlier in the summer.

A Spare Life

Zlata and Srebra are 12-year-old twins conjoined at the head. It is 1984 and they live in Skopje, which will one day be the capital of Macedonia but is currently a part of Yugoslavia. A Spare Life tells the story of their childhood, from their only friend Roze to their neighbor Bogdan, so poor that he one day must eat his pet rabbit.


A film by Alexander Sokurov.

Zinky Boys: Soviet Voices from the Afghanistan War

From 1979 to 1989 a million Soviet troops engaged in a devastating war in Afghanistan that claimed 50,000 casualties―and the youth and humanity of many tens of thousands more.

Voices from Chernobyl: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster

On April 26, 1986, the worst nuclear reactor accident in history occurred in Chernobyl and contaminated as much as three quarters of Europe. Voices from Chernobyl is the first book to present personal accounts of the tragedy.