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Fathers and Sons

When a young graduate returns home he is accompanied, much to his father and uncle's discomfort, by a strange friend "who doesn't acknowledge any authorities, who doesn't accept a single principle on faith." Turgenev's masterpiece of generational conflict shocked Russian society when it was published in 1862 and continues today to seem as fresh and outspoken as it did to those who first encountered its nihilistic hero.

Translated from Russian


Prose and Poetry

The Workers' State: Industrial Labor and the Making of Socialist Hungary, 1944-1958

A groundbreaking study of the complexities of the Hungarian working class, its relationship to the Communist Party, and its major political role during the foundational period of socialism (1944–1958).

Fascination and Enmity: Russia and Germany as Entangled Histories, 1914-1945


An original transnational history of Russia and Germany during the critical era of the world wars. By examining the mutual perceptions and misperceptions within each country, the contributors reveal the psyche of the Russian-German dynamic and its use as a powerful political and cultural tool.


Chapter 1. Introduction: Entangled Histories in the Age of Extremes
Michael David-Fox


Red Shifting

Eastern European Poets series #16. All poems in original Russian with English translations side-by-side.

What the Kosovars Say and Demand

This volume is the second part of the book What the Kosovars Say and Demand. Like the first volume, it includes interviews, talks and various articles published by intellectuals and other citizens of Kosovo in recent months in the Yugoslav and foreign press.

Ten Days that Shook the World

John Reed’s Ten Days that Shook the World, published in 1922, is a gripping account of the Russian Revolution that took place just years earlier in the midst of World War I. Of course, nobody knew at the time just how important the Russian Revolution would be geopolitically, especially with the advent of the Cold War less than 25 years later. Reed’s account was firsthand; as a journalist, he was in Russia when the Revolution transpired.

The Russian Revolution and Bolshevik Victory

Third Edition. Part of the Problems in European Civilization series.