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Best Sellers: European History, December 1, 2011

February 2011 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

1) Bismarck: A Life
Steinberg, Jonathan
Oxford University Press
2011. ISBN 9780199782529. $34.95

2) The Long Road Home: The Aftermath of the Second World War
Shephard, Ben
Alfred A. Knopf
2010. ISBN 9781400040681. $35

3) The Crimean War: A History
Figes, Orlando
Metropolitan: Henry Holt
2011. ISBN 9780805074604. $35

4) The Death Marches: The Final Phase of Nazi Genocide
Blatman, Daniel
Belknap: Harvard University Press
2011. ISBN 9780674050495. $35

5) The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris
McCullough, David
Simon & Schuster
2011. ISBN 9781416571766. $37.50

6) The End: The Defiance and Destruction of Hitler’s Germany, 1944‚ 45
Kershaw, Ian
Penguin: Penguin Group (USA)
2011. ISBN 9781594203145. $35

7) She-Wolves: The Women Who Ruled England Before Elizabeth
Castor, Helen
2011. ISBN 9780061430763. $27.99

8) Claudius Caesar: Image and Power in the Early Roman Empire
Osgood, Josiah
Cambridge University Press
2011. ISBN 9780521881814. $80

9) Hitler & America
Fischer, Klaus P.
University of Pennsylvania Press
2011. ISBN 9780812243383. $29.95

10) To End All Wars: A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914‚ 1918
Hochschild, Adam
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
2011. ISBN 9780618758289. $28

11) Polybius: The Histories; Books 5‚ 8
Harvard University Press
2011. ISBN 9780674996588. $24

12) Spain: A Unique History
Payne, Stanley G.
University of Wisconsin Press
2011. ISBN 9780299250249. $26.95

13) The Oxford Handbook of Holocaust Studies
Hayes, Peter
Oxford University Press
2011. ISBN 9780199211869. $150

14) Strangers on the Western Front: Chinese Workers in the Great War
Xu Guoqi
Harvard University Press
2011. ISBN 9780674049994. $39.95

15) Dissonant Lives: Generations and Violence Through the German Dictatorships
Fulbrook, Mary
Oxford University Press
2011. ISBN 9780199287208. $65

16) Exorcising Hitler: The Occupation and Denazification of Germany
Taylor, Frederick
2011. ISBN 9781596915367. $30

17) Dance of the Furies: Europe and the Outbreak of World War I
Neiberg, Michael S.
Belknap: Harvard University Press
2011. ISBN 9780674049543. $29.95

18) Sarajevo, 1941‚ 1945: Muslims, Christians, and Jews in Hitler’s Europe
Greble, Emily
Cornell University Press
2011. ISBN 9780801449215. $35

19) German Voices: Memories of Life During Hitler’s Third Reich
Tubach, Frederic C.
University of California Press
2011. ISBN 9780520269644. $26.95

20) Gulag Voices: An Anthology
Applebaum, Anne
Yale University Press
2011. ISBN 9780300153200. $25

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Now in her 45th year with Library Journal, Bette-Lee also edits LJ's Video Reviews column, six times a year Romance column, and e-original Romance reviews, which post weekly as LJ Xpress Reviews. She received the Romance Writers of America (RWA) Vivian Stephens Industry Award in 2013 for having "contributed to the genre or to RWA in a significant and/or continuing manner"