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Night
Elie Wiesel
0374500010
January 2006
Paperback
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Amazon.com
In Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel's memoir Night, a scholarly, pious teenager is wracked with guilt at having survived the horror of the Holocaust and the genocidal campaign that consumed his family. His memories of the nightmare world of the death camps present him with an intolerable question: how can the God he once so fervently believed in have allowed these monstrous events to occur? There are no easy answers in this harrowing book, which probes life's essential riddles with the lucid anguish only great literature achieves. It marks the crucial first step in Wiesel's lifelong project to bear witness for those who died.

The New York Times
"A slim volume of terrifying power"

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The Last Romantic: A Biography of Queen Marie of Roumania
Hannah Pakula
0671463640


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Come Lord, Come
Carmin Clifton
0595230911
June 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
After forty-five years of strict rule, it took nothing less than a miracle for communism in Romania to fall in such a short period of nine days. It was only with the help of the merciful hand of a loving God that this rapid change in the government could take place. Through GodÂ’s own way and time, political barriers were overcome which allowed the restored gospel of Jesus Christ to be preached in Romania. As gunshots quieted and people emerged from hiding, Romanians joined their voices in singing a revolutionary chorus: Come Lord, Come. Uncertain about what would come next, the people were too caught up in their newly found freedoms to focus on the distant and uncertain future. Among many new freedoms was the freedom to worship openly. Through faith and prayer, the Romanians turned to their deep...


Sight
David Clement-Davies
014250047X
August 2003
Paperback
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Book Review
In an epic tale of good and evil, legend and history, and the blessing and curse of an extraordinary gift of the Sight (an ability to see through others' minds and into the future), David Clement-Davies obliges the many fans of Fire Bringer with a new fantasy novel. The Sight features a Transylvanian wolf clan faced with the terrifying changes brought about by Morgra, a bitter she-wolf determined to fulfill an ancient legend in order to have supreme power over all Vargs (wolves). Young Larka, a white wolf pup born with the Sight, embarks with her brother Fell and the rest of her family on an extraordinary quest for truth and salvation, with shocking consequences that even the most astute reader may not foresee. Clement-Davies's multilayered and elaborate plot will keep young readers riveted for hours on end, drawing on...


In Our Hearts We Were Giants: The Remarkable Story of the Lilliput Troupe--A Dwarf Family's Survival of the Holocaust
Yehuda Koren, Eilat Negev
0786713658
April 2004
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
When the last of his 10 children was born in 1921, Shimshon Eizik Ovitz had the distinction of having fathered the largest dwarf family in the world. Twenty-four years later, his seven dwarf children, two of their normal-sized siblings and a handful of their spouses and cousins set a more tragic record as one of only two extended families to survive Auschwitz intact. The same physical characteristics that frequently rendered them helpless made them endlessly appealing to the notorious Dr. Josef Mengele, who tormented them in the name of genetic research. The Ovitz family history is fascinating, as is the dwarf lore that Israeli journalists Koren and Negev have unearthed, but the real drama—aside from the horror of the Holocaust—is in the relationships the Ovitzes formed with Mengele as well as with...


Taste of Romania
Nicolae Klepper
0781805236
May 1997
Hardcover
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Claudia Roden, author of "The Book of Jewish Food
It's a mine of information and a beautiful read - a wonderful and thrilling way of discovering Romania. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

George Lang, owner, Cafe de Artistes - New York
Over 140 recipes, including the specialty dishes of Romania's top chefs, are intermingled with fables, poetry, illustrations, and photos. "A brilliant cultural and culinary history of this little-known country . . . a collection of recipes to be treasured, tested, and enjoyed. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.


Night
Elie Wiesel
0374399972
January 2006
Hardcover
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Amazon.com
In Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel's memoir Night, a scholarly, pious teenager is wracked with guilt at having survived the horror of the Holocaust and the genocidal campaign that consumed his family. His memories of the nightmare world of the death camps present him with an intolerable question: how can the God he once so fervently believed in have allowed these monstrous events to occur? There are no easy answers in this harrowing book, which probes life's essential riddles with the lucid anguish only great literature achieves. It marks the crucial first step in Wiesel's lifelong project to bear witness for those who died.

The New York Times
"A slim volume of terrifying power"

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Dada East : The Romanians of Cabaret Voltaire
Tom Sandqvist
0262195070
February 26, 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
The sustained provocations to order, decency, taste and common sense unleashed at the infamous Cabaret Voltaire in neutral Zurich during the war-torn February of 1916 have never really been matched; modernist performance began with an intensity it never fully regained. In almost encyclopedic you-are-there detail, Sandqvist, a professor of art history in Stockholm, convincingly shows that Dada did not emerge fully formed in Zurich but grew out of an already active Romanian avant-garde, one that simply relocated to Switzerland when a group of Bucharest's most advanced modernists settled there. Bucharest—then a mysterious, polyglot city at the fringes of Europe, with one foot in Paris and another in the East, had already been a hotbed of proto-Dada poetry, prose and performance in the period before 1914. That...


Kiss the Hand You Cannot Bite : The Rise and Fall of the Ceausescus
Edward Behr
0679401288


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From Publishers Weekly
Behr's probing analysis of the historical roots of the Ceausescu dictatorship in Romania goes a long way toward explaining the pathological behavior characterizing the rule of "the communist Dracula" and why his regime endured. "A man like me," Nicolae Ceausescu boasted, "comes along only once every five hundred years." Behr ( Hirohito ) makes clear what manner of man Ceausescu was, how he ruled his country and the important role his wife, Elena, played in the regime. The picture that comes into focus is that of an evil-minded, paranoid and petty couple, at once canny and stupid, who relied on a huge state security apparatus, the Securitate , to spread fear among their extraordinarily submissive subjects. The book includes a full account of the popular uprising in December 1989 and the arrest, trial and execution...


Night
Elie Wiesel
0553272535
March 1982
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Review
In Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel's memoir Night, a scholarly, pious teenager is wracked with guilt at having survived the horror of the Holocaust and the genocidal campaign that consumed his family. His memories of the nightmare world of the death camps present him with an intolerable question: how can the God he once so fervently believed in have allowed these monstrous events to occur? There are no easy answers in this harrowing book, which probes life's essential riddles with the lucid anguish only great literature achieves. It marks the crucial first step in Wiesel's lifelong project to bear witness for those who died.

Review
"To  the best of my knowledge no one has left behind him  so moving a record." -- Alfred...


Romania: An Illustrated History
Nicolae Klepper
0781809355
January 2003
Paperback
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In Search of Dracula : The History of Dracula and Vampires
Radu Florescu, Raymond T. McNally
0395657830
October 31, 1994
Paperback
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Book Review
"Little did the coauthors realize at the time they embarked upon this project over a glass of plum brandy in Bucharest more than twenty-five years ago, that their work would result in the discovery of the authentic, bloodthirsty prototype for Bram Stoker's famous novel Dracula." This pioneering study, first published in 1972, became a collector's item, so this fully updated edition is welcome indeed. The authors' pursuit of the notion that Vlad the Impaler (1431-76) was the original Dracula--through treks both antiquarian (in old libraries and museums) and geographic (in areas of Romania that were once Transylvania and Walachia)--has the thrill of an adventure story. In Search of Dracula is also an entertaining introduction to vampire lore and to people's obsession with Dracula. It has a delightful...


If Prison Walls Could Speak
Richard Wurmbrand
0882643053
Sept 1993
Paperback
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Night (Hrw Books)
Elie Wiesel
0030554624
October 1999
Paperback
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Book Review
In Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel's memoir Night, a scholarly, pious teenager is wracked with guilt at having survived the horror of the Holocaust and the genocidal campaign that consumed his family. His memories of the nightmare world of the death camps present him with an intolerable question: how can the God he once so fervently believed in have allowed these monstrous events to occur? There are no easy answers in this harrowing book, which probes life's essential riddles with the lucid anguish only great literature achieves. It marks the crucial first step in Wiesel's lifelong project to bear witness for those who died. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Review
"To  the best of my knowledge no one has left behind...


Night
Elie Wiesel
1419390694
January 2006
Compact Disc
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Book Review
In Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel's memoir Night, a scholarly, pious teenager is wracked with guilt at having survived the horror of the Holocaust and the genocidal campaign that consumed his family. His memories of the nightmare world of the death camps present him with an intolerable question: how can the God he once so fervently believed in have allowed these monstrous events to occur? There are no easy answers in this harrowing book, which probes life's essential riddles with the lucid anguish only great literature achieves. It marks the crucial first step in Wiesel's lifelong project to bear witness for those who died. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

The New York Times
"A slim volume of terrifying power" --This text refers to the...


Tortured for Christ
Richard Wurmbrand
0882643266
Mar 1998
(Paperback) - Anniv. Ed.
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Red Horizons: The True Story of Nicolae and Elena Ceausescus' Crimes, Lifestyle, and Corruption
Ion Mihai Pacepa
0895267462
April 25, 1990
Paperback
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Book Description
Despite the ghastly details of Romanian spying and the casually ordered murders, Pacepa's truthtelling has many moments of towering humor.--Kirkus Reviews


Night
Elie Wiesel
140252031X
March 2002
Audio
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The Green Shirts and the Others
Nicholas M. Nagy-Talavera
9739432115
July 2001
(Hardcover) - Revised Ed.
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The Vanishing Hectare: Property and Value in Postsocialist Transylvania (Culture and Society After Socialism)
Katherine Verdery
0801488699
December 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
In most countries in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, the fall of communism opened up the possibility for individuals to acquire land. Based on Katherine Verdery’s extensive fieldwork between 1990 and 2001, The Vanishing Hectare explores the importance of land and land ownership to the people of one Transylvanian community, Aurel Vlaicu. Verdery traces how collectivized land was transformed into private property, how land was valued, what the new owners were able to do with it, and what it signified to each of the different groups vying for land rights. Verdery tells this story about transforming socialist property forms in a global context, showing the fruitfulness of conceptualizing property as a political symbol, as a complex of social relations among people and things, and as a process of...


Born to Rule: Five Reigning Consorts, Granddaughters of Queen Victoria
Julia P. Gelardi
0312324235
March 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
This lively page-turner covers the 100-year period between the birth of Queen Maud of Norway in 1869 and the death of Queen Victoria Eugenie of Spain in 1969. Suffering only from the inevitable repetition and melodramatic foreshadowing caused by the five-in-one setup of this biography, Gelardi's book features liberal quotations from fascinating correspondence and diaries that reveal both the intimate and the public faces of the women featured. Tales of the girls' romances and weddings spice up the early pages, followed by descriptions of marital relationships, childbirths and the early seeds of conflict-both personal and political. World War I and the Bolshevik revolution dominate the third part of the book, after which Gelardi describes the poignant twilight years of the four granddaughters who lived past the...


Romania
Sean Sheehan
0761418482
April 2005
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Grade 9 Up–These revised titles, originally published in 1994, are divided into 12 chapters dealing with social, historical, and cultural topics typical of country studies. Both give significant coverage to ethnic minorities, especially Romania in its treatment of Hungarians. Although the format and abundance of photos would indicate a middle school audience, the failure of the authors to explain many terms, especially in the economics sections, results in some challenging vocabulary. There are minor factual or typographical errors in both volumes such as the assertion in Russia that the temperature in Oymyakon, Siberia drops to -160°F, when the lowest recorded temperature there is -90.4°F. A more serious problem is the authors' failure at times to distinguish between what is typical in a...


The Romanian Revolution Of December 1989
Peter Siani-Davies
0801442451
March 30, 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
The Romanian Revolution of 1989 was the most spectacularly violent and remains today the most controversial of all the East European upheavals of that year. Despite (or perhaps because of) the media attention the revolution received, it remains shrouded in mystery. How did the seemingly impregnable Ceausescu regime come to be toppled so swiftly and how did Ion Iliescu and the National Salvation Front come to power? Was it by coup d’état? Who were the mysterious "terrorists" who wreaked such havoc on the streets of Bucharest and the other major cities of Romania? Were they members of the notorious securitate? What was the role of the Soviet Union? Blending narrative with analysis, Peter Siani-Davies seeks to answer these and other questions while placing the events and their immediate aftermath within a wider...


Taste of Romania
Nicolae Klepper
0781807662
October 1999
Hardcover
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Claudia Roden, author of "The Book of Jewish Food
It's a mine of information and a beautiful read - a wonderful and thrilling way of discovering Romania.

George Lang, owner, Cafe de Artistes - New York
Over 140 recipes, including the specialty dishes of Romania's top chefs, are intermingled with fables, poetry, illustrations, and photos. "A brilliant cultural and culinary history of this little-known country . . . a collection of recipes to be treasured, tested, and enjoyed.


What Was Socialism, and What Comes Next
Katherine Verdery
069101132X
February 16, 1996
Paperback
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Review
Verdery starts always with real people's thoughts and experiences, putting her inquiries on a solid footing that both statistics-heavy economic reports and arid efforts at political theorizing conspicuously lack. This solidity is a boon to those who want to understand how formerly existing socialism came to be what it was--and a warning to those who traffic in simple models of how it is being surpassed.

Book Description

Among the first anthropologists to work in Eastern Europe, Katherine Verdery had built up a significant base of ethnographic and historical expertise when the major political transformations in the region began to take place. In this collection of essays dealing with the aftermath of Soviet-style socialism and the different forms that may replace it, she explores the...


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