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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


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...


Eyewitness Auschwitz: Three Years in the Gas Chambers
Filip Muller
1566632714
September 1999
Paperback
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Terrence Des Pres
A detailed description of life in Hell’s inmost circle...jammed with infernal information too terrible to be taken at once.

Jewish Press Features
Riveting...it is a tale of unprecedented, incomparable horror. Profoundly, intensely painful; but it is essential reading.

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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...


False Dawn
Elena Lackova
190280600X
Mar 2001
Paperback
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Language Notes
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Czech


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....


Axis Slovakia: Hitler's Slavic Wedge, 1938-1945
Mark W. A. Axworthy
1891227416
September 25, 2002
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Book Description
The complete history of the Slovak Armed Forces during World War II is covered here in this book. Hundreds of period photos, tables, maps, color uniform plates, orders of battle, strength returns/losses abound. This is an academic and authoritative study of the Slovak military, including the Hlinka Guard & Air Force, as well as the Army and Gendarmerie. The political and military history of Tiso's regime is included, as well as a section on the Shoah (Holocaust).

About the Author
Mark W. Axworthy has previously written "Third Axis / Fourth Ally" (Arms & Armour Press), dealing with the history of the Romanian Armed Forces in World War II. His books have become instant classics and are considered necessary reading for those interested in the subject.


Slovakia
Karen Henderson
0415274362
July 2002
Hardcover
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Review
This is an engaging read both for scholars and newcomers to Slovakia's chequered past... Henderson's book provides an invaluable context for understanding current Slovak affairs..–The Slovak Spectator

Book Description
Since Slovakia achieved independent state hood at he end of 1992 it has become one of the most prosperous post-communist states. This book provides a unique and thorough introduction to Slovakia and will enable the reader to understand its multi-faceted nature. The book includes chapters on twentieth century history, politics, economy and international relations.


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...


Prague: A Cultural and Literary History
Richard D. Burton
1566564905
March 2003
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Slovakia
Heather Docalavich
1422200604
December 2005
Hardcover
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Slovakia: The Heart of Europe
Olga Drobna, et al
0865163197


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Language Notes
Text: English (translation)

Card catalog description
An overview of a European country of great natural beauty, emphasizing its rich cultural traditions.


Prague in Black and Gold: Scenes from the Life of a European City
Peter Demetz
0809016095
March 1998
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The New York Times Book Review, Larry Wolff
Peter Demetz, an emeritus professor of German and comparative literature at Yale, who left Prague as a young man in 1949, has written a book about his native city in an attempt to fathom the full complexity of the cultural forces at play during the last millennium, from erotic passions to linguistic alienations. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

From Booklist
Readers who have visited Prague, one of the most gorgeous cities in Europe, may wish now, after having combed travel guides before their trip, to follow up with some reading on Prague's history; but unless they are serious about learning the subject, this book is best left alone. On the other hand, readers other than casual ones will find the development of Prague...


My Bridges of Hope
Livia Bitton-Jackson
0689848986
March 2002
Mass Market Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
The author continues her memoir, begun in I Have Lived a Thousand Years, at age 14 as a survivor of Auschwitz. PW called her story "utterly involving. The volume adds an important chapter to the ongoing attempt to understand the Holocaust and its consequences." Ages 12-up. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

From School Library Journal
Grade 6 Up-This touching memoir, the sequel to I Have Lived a Thousand Years (S & S, 1997), covers the years between the end of the war in 1945 through the author's emigration from Europe to the United States in 1951. These years were filled with many things for Elli, as she was then known. Chief among them was her desire to learn as much as she could about her Jewish heritage and her commitment to it. Part of this dedication...


Czech Glass 1945-1980: Design in an Age of Adversity
Helmut Ricke
3897902176
July 31, 2005
Hardcover
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A History of Slovakia: The Struggle for Survival
Stanislav J. Kirschbaum
0312104030
April 1995
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
When Czechoslovakia split into two separate nations in 1993, the world shrugged. Compared with the reunification of Germany and the disintegration of Yugoslavia, the creation of Slovakia and the Czech Republic was a minor political development. However, for Slovaks, their independence came after centuries of dominance by other nations. Kirschbaum (political science, York Univ.) has given the Western world the first popular history of Slovakia. Up until now, readers-and libraries-have had to make do with Jozef Lettrich's History of Modern Slovakia (Praeger, 1955) or Kirschbaum's own hard-to-find Slovak Politics: Essays on Slovak History (Slovak Inst. of Cleveland, 1983). Kirschbaum traces the development of Slovak culture from the Great Moravian Empire of the eighth century through the Middle Ages and Hapsburg rule....


To Reap a Bountiful Harvest: Czech Immigration Beyond the Mississippi, 1850-1900
Stepanka Korytova-Magstadt
0945213077


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From Library Journal
The first Czechs who came to 19th-century America often settled in such cities as Cleveland, St. Louis, and Chicago, but the author, a Czech historian and immigrant, has little to say about these urban Czech Americans. She concentrates on Czech Americans who came in the decades after the Civil War to become farmers. Perhaps the strongest and most original part of this brief work stems from research the author did in primary and secondary materials in the areas of outmigration in Bohemia and Moravia. This study began as a dissertation but in its present form seems aimed at general readers interested in their Czech heritage. There are good maps and a complete scholarly apparatus. Recommended for academic libraries with a strong interest in immigration history and to public libraries serving areas where Czechs have...


Czechs and the Lands of the Bohemian Crown
Hugh Agnew
0817944923
September 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
In this much-needed chronicle of a fascinating people, Hugh Agnew offers the first up-to-date single-volume history of the Czechs, providing an introduction to the major themes and contours of Czech history for the general reader. Agnew presents the most detailed chronology of the region currently available, from prehistory and the first Slavs to the Czech Republic's entrance into the European Union. Taking into account both Western and Marxist insights—as well as the input of the newest generation of Czech historians—he furnishes a comprehensive fusion of three different focuses on Czech history: a political-diplomatic view, a social-economic view, and a cultural-intellectual view.

From the Publisher
In this much-needed chronicle of a fascinating people, Hugh Agnew...

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