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Czech Republic
Jacob Rihosek
0739868284
February 2004
Hardcover
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I Never Saw Another Butterfly
Hana Volavkova
0805210156
March 15, 1994
Paperback
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Book Description
Fifteen thousand children under the age of fifteen passed through the Terezin Concentration Camp. Fewer than 100 survived. In these poems and pictures drawn by the young inmates, we see the daily misery of these uprooted children, as well as their hopes and fears, their courage and optimism. 60 color illustrations.

Language Notes
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Czech --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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Crusade Against Heretics in Bohemia, 1418-1437
Thomas A. Fudge
0754608018
Sept 2002
Hardcover
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Prague: A Cultural and Literary History
Richard D. Burton
1566564905
March 2003
Paperback
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Under a Cruel Star: A Life in Prague 1941-1968
Heda Margolius Kovaly, Franci Epstein
0841913773
January 1997
Paperback
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Language Notes
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Czech


The Rise and Fall of Czech Capitalism
Martin R. Myant
1843762277
May 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
This book offers a detailed, critical account of the economic transformation of the Czech Republic since 1989. It follows the development and implementation of a reform strategy based on ‘shock’ therapy and rapid privatization, set against the background of turbulent political change and conflict. The aim of the government in the mid 1990s was the creation of a ‘Czech’ capitalism, with Czech-owned business empires and banks. A detailed analysis of developments in banking and industrial enterprises shows how the chosen strategy led instead to continuing inefficiency, flawed management decisions and uncontrolled profiteering. These combined factors contributed to serious economic difficulties in the latter part of the decade, with success stories largely confined to foreign-owned firms. After 1998,...


Czech Republic
Steven Otfinoski
081605083X
July 2004
Hardcover
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From Booklist
Gr. 7-12. Titles in the Nations in Transition series, which includes books about Afghanistan and the Central Asian Republics, face a daunting challenge: offering up-to-date overviews of rapidly changing countries. In this revised edition, Otfinoski adds new watershed events to the 1997 text, beginning with Prague's devastating floods of 2002. The Czech Republic's admittance to the European Union is too recent to receive full coverage here, but Otfinoski admirably examines the country's complex political changes just prior to 2004. Chapters about Czech history, culture, and daily life (with a few annoying generalizations, such as Czechs are "practical people with a vivid imagination"), round out this thorough, useful resource. Further readings, grainy black-and-white photos, and an extensive chronology are also included....


Czech Republic
JoAnn Milivojevic
0516242555
September 2004
Library Binding
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The Coasts of Bohemia: A Czech History
Derek Sayer
069105052X
February 28, 2000
Paperback
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Book Review
In The Winter's Tale, a play of 1610, William Shakespeare gave a coastline to Bohemia, a landlocked country. Three hundred and twenty-eight years later, his compatriot Neville Chamberlain would call a brewing war in Czechoslovakia, as the country was called, "a quarrel in a far away country between people of whom we know nothing." As Canadian scholar Sayer writes, knowingly, Bohemia eventually got its coastline, one "guarded by minefields, barbed-wire fences, and tall watchtowers with machine guns," while the West took little notice. The general ignorance of all things Czech would cost Europe dearly, for conflagrations from the Thirty Years War to World War II (and even sparks that might have ignited World War III) have begun in the tiny country known by many names---Czechoslovakia, Bohemia, Moravia....


Czech Republic
Lindy Roux
0836831098
December 2003
Hardcover
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Fireflies in the Dark: The Story of Friedl Dicker-Brandeis and the Children of Terezin
Susan Goldman Rubin
0823414612
March 2000
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Rubin briefly profiles Dicker-Brandeis, a Bauhaus-trained art therapist who brought art supplies with her when she was deported from Prague to the Terezin concentration camp and then gave art lessons to the children there. "The children's paintings, crisply reproduced in color and briefly analyzed, and their poems are poignant testimony of a tragic history," noted PW. Ages 8-12. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

From School Library Journal
Grade 5-8-A profoundly moving testimonial to the resilience of the human spirit under intolerable conditions. Sent to the Terezin concentration camp (perhaps more widely known under its German name, Theresienstadt), art teacher Dicker-Brandeis packed art supplies in her luggage rather than personal items. Here, in a...


Czech Republic
Heather Docalavich
1422200426
December 2005
Hardcover
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Languages of Community: The Jewish Experience in the Czech Lands
Hillel J. Kieval
0520214102
December 4, 2000
Hardcover
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Times Literary Supplement
"Kieval's learned and sophisticated exploration yields some new and important insights."

Book Description
With a keen eye for revealing details, Hillel J. Kieval examines the contours and distinctive features of Jewish experience in the lands of Bohemia and Moravia (the present-day Czech Republic), from the late eighteenth to the late twentieth century. In the Czech lands, Kieval writes, Jews have felt the need constantly to define and articulate the nature of group identity, cultural loyalty, memory, and social cohesiveness, and the period of "modernizing" absolutism, which began in 1780, brought changes of enormous significance. From that time forward, new relationships with Gentile society and with the culture of the state blurred the traditional outlines of...


A History of Slovakia: The Struggle for Survival
Stanislav J. Kirschbaum
1403969299
May 2005
Paperback
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Review
"Kirschbaum has given the Western world the first popular history of Slovakia...This is a rich historical work, diligently researched and compellingly written. An important contribution to the literature on Eastern and Central Europe...." - Library Journal

"A History of Slovakia is a masterpiece of historical narrative with a clear-stated and well-structured argument. It is free from ideological or political bias, and able to fill a painful gap in the modern English-speaking historiography."
--Emilia Hrabovec, University of Vienna

"A History of Slovakia is the most accessible English source of comprehensive information on Slovakia's past. It is stimulating and well suited for readers interested in this fascinating country and for university courses."
-- Martin Votruba, Director, Slovak...


Where She Came from: A Daughter's Search for Her Mother's History
Helen Epstein
0452280184
November 1998
Paperback
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Book Review
Along with millions of lives, the Holocaust stripped away the official records and family mementos that anchor personal histories. In 1989, after both the opening of Czechoslovakia to the outside world and the death of her mother Frances, a concentration-camp survivor, journalist Helen Epstein made her first tentative efforts to uncover her own history. Armed only with a 12-page letter written by her mother, she retraced family footsteps from the provincial town of Brtnice to Vienna, where her great-grandmother Josephine had killed herself in despair. In Prague, her spirited grandmother Pepi, who had been orphaned at age 8 and left in poverty, rose from those ashes to run a fashionable dressmaking salon. Pepi married a man who repudiated Judaism so completely that their daughter Frances learned of her background only...


The Cat With the Yellow Star: Coming of Age in Terezin
Susan Goldman Rubin, Ela Weissberger
0823418316
April 15, 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
Ela Stein was eleven years old in February of 1942 when she was sent to the Terezin concentration camp with other Czech Jews. By the time she was liberated in 1945, she was fifteen. Somehow during those horrendous three-and-a-half years of sickness, terror, separation from loved ones, and loss, Ela managed to grow up. Although conditions were wretched, Ela forged lifelong friendships with other girls from Room 28 of her barracks. Adults working with the children tried their best to keep up the youngest prisoners' spirits. A children's opera called Brundibar was even performed, and Ela was chosen to play the pivotal role of the cat. Yet amidst all of this, the feared transports to death camps and death itself were a part of daily life. Full of sorrow, yet persistent in its belief that humans can triumph over evil; this...


Time's Magpie: A Walk in Prague
Myla Goldberg
1400046041
November 2004
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Goldberg, author of the acclaimed 2001 novel Bee Season, depicts a culturally and historically complex Prague in this newest entry in the Crown Journeys series (after Kinky Friedman’s The Great Psychedelic Armadillo Picnic). In describing her experiences visiting such traditional tourist destinations as Kafka’s grave and lesser-known attractions like the display cabinets in the Strahov Monastery, Goldberg brings to life Prague’s past; upon entering the reading room at the Czech National Library, she imagines how the room must have looked centuries ago, the "rectangular wooden tables lined with hungry Jesuits, the air echoing with sounds of priestly mastication." Goldberg also recounts her interactions with the Czechs, comparing the economic and cultural development of the city to the values and...


The Great Country Houses of Europe: The Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Poland
Lord Michael Pratt
0789208482
August 2005
Hardcover
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Conservation of the Last Judgment Mosaic, St. Vitus Cathedral, Prague (Getty Trust Publications: Getty Conservation Institute)
Francesca Piqu'e, Dusan C. Stulik
0892367822
April 18, 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Illustrated in color throughout, this handsome volume presents selected papers from an international symposium held in June 2001 marking the completion of a ten-year project to conserve the Last Judgment mosaic, at St. Vitus Cathedral in Prague. The project was a partnership between the
Office of the President of the Czech Republic, the Prague Castle Administration, and the Getty Conservation Institute. The goal of the symposium was to present the methodology, research, and results of the project, which involved conserving one of the finest examples of monumental medieval mosaic
art in Europe.
The volume's essays are divided into three parts, which cover the historical and art-historical context, conservation planning and methodology, and project implementation and maintenance. Topics addressed include the...


1805: Austerlitz: Napoleon And The Destruction Of The Third Coalition
Robert Goetz, Robert P. Goetz
1853676446
August 20, 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Revealing new study of Napoleon's greatest victory. Dispels many of the myths surrounding the famous battle of the three emperors. Brought to life with numerous eyewitness accounts. A Main Selection for the History Book Club. The Battle of Austerlitz is almost universally regarded as the most impressive of Napoleon's many victories. The magnitude of the French achievement against a significantly larger army was unprecedented. In this insightful new study the author analyses the planning of the opposing forces and details the course of the battle hour by hour, describing the fierce see-saw battle around Sokolnitz, the epic struggle for the Pratzen Heights, the dramatic engagement between the legendary Lannes and Bagration in the north, and the widely misunderstood clash of Napoleon's Imperial Guard and Alexander's...


Czech Republic
Efstathia Sioras
0761408703
October 1998
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Grade 7 UpTwo browser-friendly books that will provide students with tons of trivia for reports. Each volume covers the countrys geography, history, government, and economy and ends with discussions of leisure, festivals, and food. Both titles are filled with full-color photographs, colorful sidebars (a sonnet by Juana de Ibarbourou, a quote from Dvork), maps, charts, and recipes. Each one ends with a page of fast facts listing the type of government, literacy rate, capital city, major religion, etc. The chapter on the arts is a little weak in both volumes. They gloss over the most famous figures, introducing them by name and occasionally by face, but then quickly usher readers back to the major attraction of the books: learn everything you need to know about Uruguay or the Czech Republic to make a poster...

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