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Arms and the Man
George Bernard Shaw
0140450351
June 1950
Paperback
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Book Description
Arms and the Man, optimistic, farcical, absurd, and teeming with sexual energy, has Shaw inverting the devices of melodrama to glorious effect. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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To the irreverent - and which of us will claim entire exemption from that comfortable classification? - there is something very amusing in the attitude of the orthodox criticism toward Bernard Shaw. He so obviously disregards all the canons and unities and other things which every well-bred dramatist is bound to respect that his work is really unworthy of serious criticism (orthodox). Indeed he knows no more about the dramatic art than, according to his own story in "The Man of Destiny," Napoleon at Tavazzano knew of the Art of War. But both men were...


Concise History of Bulgaria
R. J. Crampton
0521616379
November 2005
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Review
"Crampton, in A Concise History of Bulgaria has produced a valuable introduction to the history of the Bulgarian people and their state...R.J. Crampton's A Concise History of Bulgaria is the best short treatment of the history of Bulgaria currently available." Canadian Journal of History

Book Description
Richard Crampton presents a general introduction to Bulgaria at the cross-roads of Christendom and Islam. This concise history traces the country's growth from pre-history, through its days as the center of a powerful medieval empire and five centuries of Ottoman rule, to the political upheavals of the twentieth century which led to three wars. It highlights 1995 to 2004, a vital period during which Bulgaria endured financial meltdown, set itself seriously on the road to reform,...


Bulgaria In Pictures (Visual Geography Series)

0822530570


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Lonely Planet Bulgaria
Richard Watkins
1740595300
June 2005
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Book Description
Lounge on sandy Black Sea beaches, hike in the spectacular Rila Mountains and soak up Bulgaria's fascinating history in frescoed monasteries and Roman ruins. Whether you're in search of cultural riches or outdoor pursuits, this bestselling guide will inspire you to uncover all the delights of Bulgaria. • IMMERSE YOURSELF - our discerning cultural coverage includes folk festivals, lovingly restored national revival architecture and Byzantine ruins • FIND ADVENTURE - our dedicated Great Outdoors chapter describes some of Europe's best budget ski runs and where to see brown bears, wolves and over 400 species of birds • DRINK UP with information on where to find the best Bulgarian wines • GET AROUND - over 30 detailed maps include Cyrillic for easy navigation • SLEEP TIGHT in family...


The Iron Fist: Inside the Archives of Bulgaria Secret Police
Alexenia Dimitrova
1903906148
February 27, 2005
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Book Description
During the Soviet era, Bulgaria’s secret police was a mirror image of the KGB. Family members spied on each other, as did friends; private mail or telephone conversations did not exist. Many notorious "dissidents" were stooges of the secret police. People disappeared from shop queues and church doorsteps or were spirited away in the early hours of the morning from their homes. Some never returned, others returned as shadows of their former selves… broken, brainwashed, crippled. Through interviews and extant archives, international journalist Alexenia Dimitrova documents a brutal truth that is rapidly being whitewashed over.


Music in Bulgaria
Timothy Rice
0195141474
Oct 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
Here is an examination of how Bulgaria's social, political, and economic histories have influenced its music over many decades. The book shows how musical traditions have been preserved despite the social changes brought about by the post-WWII era of industrialization and urbanization and also analyzes how Bulgarian music has spread throughout other cultures and made its mark on new forms of popular music.


Bulgaria
Steven Otfinoski
081605116X
September 2004
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Grade 7 UpBoth of these books have introductory chapters on history followed by individual sections on government, religion, economy, culture, cities, and daily life. Present problems and potential future solutions are discussed in the concluding chapters. Otfinoski spends less time describing the transition period than Michael Kort does in Russia (Facts On File, 1998), a book in the same series; instead he includes a chapter on cities that reads like an upbeat travel guide. This may confuse readers because its optimism seems to clash with information elsewhere about economic difficulties. There are also a few serious internal contradictions and errors. In Ukraine, for example, readers are first told that after the breakup of the Soviet Union, The loss of Russia as a trading partner was a deep blow to the...


Music in Bulgaria
Timothy Rice
0195141482
Oct 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Music in Bulgaria is one of several case-study volumes that can be used along with Thinking Musically, the core book in the Global Music Series. Thinking Musically incorporates music from many diverse cultures and establishes the framework for exploring the practice of music around the world.
It sets the stage for an array of case-study volumes, each of which focuses on a single area of the world. Each case study uses the contemporary musical situation as a point of departure, covering historical information and traditions as they relate to the present. Visit www.oup.com/us/globalmusic
for a list of case studies in the Global Music Series. The website also includes instructional materials to accompany each study.
Music in Bulgaria presents a focused introduction to the rich and varied tradition of...


Bulgaria
Kirilka Stavreva
0761402861
September 1997
Hardcover
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Card catalog description
Describes the geography, history, government, economy, and culture of this country in the heart of the Balkan peninsula.


Voices from the Gulag
Tzvetan Todorov
0271019611
Jan 2000
Hardcover
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Bulgarian Rhapsody : The Best of Balkan Cuisine
Linda J. Forristal, Angela Eisenbart (Illustrator)
0963918214
April 1, 1998
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Book Review
Bulgaria is a small Balkan country that gets little attention. On a visit in 1990, however, Linda Joyce Forristal fell in love with both the country and its food. In Bulgarian Rhapsody, she painstakingly presents Bulgarian cooking, placing emphasis on many of its full-flavored and colorful vegetarian dishes, though popular meat dishes are included as well.

The Bulgarian kitchen is heavily influenced by Mediterranean cooking, not a surprise since the neighboring Turks occupied it for 500 years. Greece is also a neighbor, along with Romania and Yugoslavia. Bulgarians favor the slow cooking of stews and soups. They use fresh vegetables, particularly tomatoes, sweet red peppers, eggplant, zucchini, and potatoes. Stuffed grape leaves, phyllo pies, and mousaka--the Bulgarian spelling--will be familiar. Forristal offers a...



The Economies of the Balkan Countries
Nicholas V. Gianaris
0275908011
Jan 1982
Hardcover
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Bulgaria
Georgi Vladimirov
9549942570
September 2004
Hardcover
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Crown of Thorns : The Reign of King Boris III of Bulgaria, 1918-1943
Stephane Groueff
1568331142
November 25, 1998
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Book Description
A fascinating biography of Bulgaria's tragic monarch, Boris III, based on private correspondence and extensive interviews with members of the Bulgarian royal family. The son of King Ferdinand of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, Boris became king after the first World War. Noted for defying Hitler wishes for Bulgaria's Jews, the popular king died mysteriously in 1943 after a stormy meeting with Hitler.


The Rough Guide to Bulgaria 5 (Rough Guide Travel Guides)
Jonathan Bousfield, Dan Richardson
1843534576
September 19, 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Synopsis This is the 5th edition of this very successful title so represents 15 years of accumulated travel experience to this little-known but deeply rewarding country. Over this period the Rough Guide has established itself as the agenda-setting book which consistently opens up new destinations and new aspects of Bulgarian tourism - from the remote Belogadchik region to the white sand beaches of the southern Black Sea coast. The Rough Guide is written and researched by people who have lived in Bulgaria, and so provides deeply insightful accounts of all the regions and their attractions. As ever, this is a guide for independent travellers on any budget, with accommodation listings ranging from the film stars' favourite, Castle Hrankov in Sofia, to local campsites.


Cleavages, Parties, and Voters
Georgi Karasimeonov
0275955893
Apr 1999
Hardcover
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Review
“[A] fresh study that digs deep into cleavage formation, party responses, and voter alignment in East and Central Europe....For Students and scholars of social or political change in East and Central Europe, this text should not be missed.”–Perspectives on Political Science

Book Description
This collection of essays summarizes one of the most fascinating developments of contemporary history: the peaceful revolution of the Central European nations from a long period of authoritarian regimes to Western democracy. It looks at the pre-Communist history of political parties and then examines the extent to which party politics has changed in the post-Cold War world.

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Russian Adoption Handbook: How to Adopt from Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Bulgaria, Belarus, Georgia, Azerbaijan and Moldova
John H. MacLean
0595301150
January 2004
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Book Description
Adopting a child can be one of life's most rewarding experiences. Unfortunately, complex policies, legal risks, and fewer available children make adopting domestically difficult. International adoption offers a solution to parents yearning for a child of their own.

American parents are now adopting over 5000 children a year from Russia and Eastern Europe. John Maclean's The Russian Adoption Handbook is a comprehensive guide to adopting a child from overseas.

From the pitfalls to the practical, the rewards to the risks, The Russian Adoption Handbook leads parents through the maze of: How the international adoption process works. How to start the process. What you need to know before traveling to Russia and Eastern Europe. Making the most out of your trip--the inside scoop on customs, hotels, and food. The...



Collective Memory, National Identity, and Ethnic Conflict
Victor Roudometof
0275976483
Dec 2002
Hardcover
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Review
“[T]his volume presents a definitive examination of the Macedonian Question and constitutes a valuable addition to the growing list of case studies on the politics of national identity. Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above.”–Choice
“[A] serviceable and wide-ranging guide to the complexities of the Macedonian question, which will appeal both to students of history and to specialists in international affairs....[a] useful and theoretically informed work of synthesis, based on a wide array of secondary sources, and supported by an excellent bibliography.”–South European Society & Politics

Book Description
Roudometof analyzes rival national claims over Macedonia. He examines the symbolic struggle among Greeks, Bulgarians, and...


The American Mission in the Allied Control Commission for Bulgaria 1944-47
Michael M. Boll
0880330686
November 1985
Hardcover
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Book Description
This documentary history of the Allied Control Commission for Bulgaria, with special reference to the American component, sheds light on American political realities with respect to post-World War II policies in Eastern Europe.

About the Author
Michael M. Boll is Professor of History at San Jose State University.


In the Land of Orpheus
Barbara A. Cellarius
0299201503
Nov 2004
Hardcover
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Review
"This is a highly original work. I know of no other books that attempt this task. The audience should extend beyond anthropologists, to sociologists, political scientists, and even a few economists."—Mieke Meurs, American University
"The foci of research are very timely as is the area of regional inquiry."—Daniel Bates, professor emeritus of anthropology, Hunter College, C.U.N.Y.

Book Description
In the Land of Orpheus provides a rich ethnographic description of village life and conservation efforts in an ecologically important region of one of the most biologically diverse countries in Europe. Barbara Cellarius describes natural resource use and economic survival strategies in a rural Rhodope Mountain village and the ways in which the lives of residents of a rural...


Blue Guide: Bulgaria (1998)
James Pettifer
039331796X
June 1998
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Tsarist Russia and Balkan Nationalism
Charles Jelavich
0313200858
Mar 1978
Hardcover
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Review
“The most penetrating and systematic discussion of this historical period available.”–American Academy of Political and Social Science. Annals


Bulgaria in American Perspective: Political and Cultural Issues
Marin V. Pundeff
0880332956
August 1994
Hardcover
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Book Description
Thirteen studies on Bulgarian politics and culture focus on nationalism, international relations, and historiography. Pundeff clarifies and reinterprets major problems which Bulgarian historians and historians of Bulgaria have treated from a different perspective than that of traditional American Eastern European scholarship.

About the Author
Marin Pundeff is a professor of history emeritus at California State University, Northridge.


The Fragility of Goodness : Why Bulgaria's Jews Survived the Holocaust
Tzvetan Todorov, Arthur Denner (Translator)
0691115648
July 28, 2003
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From Publishers Weekly
At the outbreak of WWII, Bulgaria, an ally of Germany, issued anti-Semitic legislation that allowed for the deportation of 11,343 Jews from the provinces of Thrace and Macedonia; all but 12 of them died in concentration camps. This action was met with such outrage on the part of Jews and non-Jews, including many political insiders and the Orthodox Church, that the legislation was rescinded and no other Bulgarian Jews were sent to certain death. Although the government appeased Germany by claiming that this measure was merely temporary, shortly thereafter, Bulgaria fell to the Soviet Union, and its remaining Jews, nearly 50,000 strong, were spared. A French intellectual with Bulgarian roots, Tzvetan Todorov (Facing the Extreme: Moral Life in the Concentration Camps) explores the tenuous combination of...


Concise History of Bulgaria
R. J. Crampton
0521850851
November 2005
Hardcover
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Review
"Crampton, in A Concise History of Bulgaria has produced a valuable introduction to the history of the Bulgarian people and their state...R.J. Crampton's A Concise History of Bulgaria is the best short treatment of the history of Bulgaria currently available." Canadian Journal of History

Book Description
Richard Crampton presents a general introduction to Bulgaria at the cross-roads of Christendom and Islam. This concise history traces the country's growth from pre-history, through its days as the center of a powerful medieval empire and five centuries of Ottoman rule, to the political upheavals of the twentieth century which led to three wars. It highlights 1995 to 2004, a vital period during which Bulgaria endured financial meltdown, set itself seriously on the road to reform,...


Beyond Hitler's Grasp: The Heroic Rescue of Bulgaria's Jews
Michael Bar-Zohar
158062541X


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Book Review
During World War II, hundreds of thousands of Jews were deported from the Balkan states to labor and extermination camps in Germany and Poland. Bulgaria, with a Jewish population of only 50,000, sided with Hitler's government early on, its king having become convinced that only with German aid could he successfully press his territorial claims to land lost to Greece and Romania. Yet, in the face of constant German demands, Bulgaria's government refused to deport the nation's Jewish citizens. Instead, as the Bulgarian-born Israeli politician Michael Bar-Zohar writes in this fine contribution to Holocaust studies, "the Bulgarian Jews became the only Jewish community in the Nazi sphere of influence whose number increased during World War II." Bar-Zohar attributes the Bulgarian government's successful resistance to a general...


King's Ransom (Lemmons, Thom)
Jan Beazely, Thom Lemmons
1578567785
September 21, 2004
Paperback
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Review
“Meticulously researched, King’s Ransom is a carefully constructed tale of love and brutality, heroism and cruelty, faith and despair, triumph and defeat.  Jan Beazely and Thom Lemmons have vividly woven fictional characters with accurate, but little known, historical figures and events to give us an incredible story that needs to be told.”
--Kay Arthur, author of Israel, My Beloved

“For those who love stories of faith and courage, King’s Ransom is a must read. In a time when our world suffers under the blight of unreasoning hatred, this little known chapter in history yields unforgettable lessons.”
–Oliver L. North, LtCol USMC (Ret.), best-selling author of Mission Compromised and Jericho Sanction

“Like a rich tapestry...

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