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Lonely Planet Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania
Nicola Williams
1740591321
May 2003
Paperback
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From Library Journal
The most comprehensive guide to the area, with a chapter on Russia's noncontiguous Kaliningrad region, this guide combines background information, cultural insights, and information on practicalities. Outdoor activities range from stork spotting to bobsledding and bungee jumping.Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Book Description
60 Maps --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


Latvia
Heather Docalavich
1422200531
December 2005
Hardcover
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Imagining the Nation
Daina Stukuls Eglitis
0271022035
Oct 2002
Hardcover
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CHOICE, June 2003
"[Eglitis’s] book is an insightful study of the rhetoric and symbolism at the center of the transition process . "

About the Author
Daina Stukuls Eglitis is Assistant Professor of Sociology at George Washington University.


Latvia: The Bradt Travel Guide
Stephen Baister
1841621218
August 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
This thorough overview covers the history, architecture, folklore, customs, language, and cuisine of this fascinating country. The highlights of Riga are featured along with a guide to rural Latvia.


Imagining the Nation
Daina Stukuls Eglitis
0271023937
Feb 2005
Paperback
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CHOICE, June 2003
"[Eglitis’s] book is an insightful study of the rhetoric and symbolism at the center of the transition process . " --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

About the Author
Daina Stukuls Eglitis is Assistant Professor of Sociology at George Washington University. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.


The Holocaust in Latvia, 1941-1944 : The Missing Center
Andrew Ezergailis
9984905438
March 1, 1996
Hardcover
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Choice. January 1997.
Ezergailis's history of the Latvian Holocaust is definitive study and a major contribution. G.M. Kren.

About the Author
Professor of History, Ithaca College. Author of some 400 publications and six books.


Historical Dictionary of Latvia
Andrejs Plakans
0810832925
April 1997
Hardcover
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Book Description
The Historical Dictionary of Latvia takes a detailed look at the recent political and economic situation of Latvia as well as its long and sometimes complicated history. There are also entries on the artists, writers, scientists, and other personalities who made their contribution to the culture of the state.

About the Author
Born in Riga, Latvia in 1940, Andrejs Plakans is Professor of History at Iowa State University. He has taught at several notable universities, including Boston College, the University of California-Riverside, University of Pittsburgh and the University of Latvia in Riga. A past president of the Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies, he has served on committees of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, the American...


The Unfinished Road
Gertrude Schneider
0275940934
Nov 1991
Hardcover
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Review
“This is a useful book for young adults, as well as adult readers, as it is written clearly.”–Jewish Book World

Book Description
During the Holocaust, thousands of Jews from Germany, Austria, Czechoslovakia, and later Hungary were transported to Latvia, where they were concentrated in the Riga Ghetto and in extermination camps--joining the thousands of Latvian Jews who were already interned there. Only a few hundred survived. The Unfinished Road collects the remembrances of thirteen of these survivors and combined with the story of a Latvian-Swedish Jewish businessman-negotiator, who worked to save concentration camp victims, it combines a portrait of unbelievable courage and endurance with another of unspeakable brutality.

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Latvia in Transition
Juris Dreifelds
052155537X
February 1996
Textbook Paperback
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Review
'Dreifelds provides non-Latvian readers with otherwise inaccessible details of the reform process.' Suzanne L. Mullin, Europe Asia Studies

Review
"...Latvia is a success story, and Dreifelds describes well the deep, popular attachment to independence, the reawakening of civil society, now thick with a rich variety of organizations, and the rapid growth of new commercial enterprises." Foreign Affairs

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The Baltic Revolution
Anatol Lieven
0300060785
Sept 1994
Paperback
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Book Description
In this timely book, Anatol Lieven presents an intimate and engaging portrait of the history and culture of the Baltic states from their ancient origins to their contemporary status. He explores the culture and personality of the Baltic peoples, their religious and racial differences, their relations with Russia and with the West. Drawing on a wide range of sources including interviews, newspaper accounts, and his own observations, he describes and analyzes the rise of national movements in each of the three countries after Glastnost and the possibilities for democracy and Europeanization or for ethnic conflict and nationalist dictatorship.


Latvia's Transition to a Market Economy: Political Determinants of Economic Reform Policy
Marja Nissinen
031221989X
February 1999
Hardcover
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Book Description
The postcommunist transitions to a market economy raised doubts about the political sustainability of an economic reform under democracy. At the same time, they turned the attention to the centrality of political factors in policy-making. Latvia has succeeded in proceeding into the consolidation phase of its market reforms while remaining committed to both political pluralism and macroeconomic austerity. Even if politics were not treated as a mere constraint, the basic question does not change: how are the government's adjustment choices in the political process?


The Baltic States
Graham Smith
0312161921
July 1996
Paperback
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Book Description
The Baltic States examines the struggles of the Baltic peoples for national self-determination. It is divided into two parts. Part one explores their nationalist awakening, how the realization of national self-determination during the inter-war years of independent statehood manifested itself, and the impact that fifty years of subsequent incorporation into the Soviet Union has had on Baltic politics and national cultures. Part two examines the nationalist reawakening in the late 1980s, the re-establishment of Baltic national self-governance in 1990-91 and the problems that these countries now face as sovereign entities.


A Visitor from Latvia
Sandra Upeslacis
0973660104
October 22, 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
The Petersons family of Toronto receives a visitor from the homeland. Life will never be the same, and romance may be to blame. A Visitor from Latvia follows the trials and tribulations of Andrejs Kalnins, a young Latvian lawyer, and his lively Canadian cousin, Klara. This is a story about love and relationships, loss and reconciliation, and the enduring resilience of families set against the backdrop of the Latvian-Canadian and contemporary Latvian experience.

About the Author
Sandra Upeslacis was born in Toronto in 1958, and is the daughter of Latvian immigrants. She has worked as a magazine, radio and television journalist and as a public relations consultant. Ms. Upeslacis holds a Bachelor of Journalism from Carleton University in Ottawa and a Diplome de langue et...


The Murder of the Jews in Latvia: 1941-1945
Bernhard Press
0810117290
February 2000
Paperback
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The Testimony of Lives
Vieda Skultans
0415162890
Dec 1997
Hardcover
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Violetta Kelertas, University of Illinois, Chicago
"An illuminating contribution, bringing the experiences, memories and psychological aftermath of survivors of Soviet occupation to the world's awareness. Skultans' book demonstrates that oral history alone cannot capture the horror of a life but a sensitive anthropologist's array of tools can flesh it out.... makes the interdependence between social upheaval and mental illness explicit and yields broader applicationsnfor the analysis to victims of war trauma in general."

Review
An illuminating contribution, bringing the experiences, memories and psychological aftermath of survivors of Soviet occupation to the world's awareness. Skultans' book demonstrates that oral history alone cannot capture the horror of a life but a sensitive...


Riga (Latvia) Visitors Guide (Landmark Visitors Guides)
Farrol Kahn
1843060965
June 2004
Paperback
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Baltic Capitals, 2nd: Tallinn, Riga, Vilnius and Kaliningrad
Neil Taylor
1841620718
September 1, 2003
Paperback
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Review
"Commendable." --The Independent


Testimony of Lives
Vieda Skultans
0415162904
Dec 1997
Paperback
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Violetta Kelertas, University of Illinois, Chicago
"An illuminating contribution, bringing the experiences, memories and psychological aftermath of survivors of Soviet occupation to the world's awareness. Skultans' book demonstrates that oral history alone cannot capture the horror of a life but a sensitive anthropologist's array of tools can flesh it out.... makes the interdependence between social upheaval and mental illness explicit and yields broader applicationsnfor the analysis to victims of war trauma in general." --This text refers to the Library Binding edition.

Review
An illuminating contribution, bringing the experiences, memories and psychological aftermath of survivors of Soviet occupation to the world's awareness. Skultans' book demonstrates that oral history alone...


Doing Business with Latvia (Global Market Briefing Series)
Marat Terterov (Editor)
0749438428
July 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
* An invaluable guide to business practice and trading opportunities in Latvia.

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Originally published in the pre-EU-accession period, this E-Book edition of Doing Business with Latvia has been updated to take account of the post-accession changes to the legal and fiscal environment. It remains a definitive appraisal of the economic system and investment climate, including an examination of the legal structure and business regulation, information on the financial sector and unique best practice on all aspects of trading with and investing in Latvia. Latvia is considered one of the most successful transitional economies in the former Soviet Union. The guide also provides an overview of key sectors of trade and investment. CONTRIBUTORS INCLUDE: Coface,...


Latvia
Aldis Purs
0415267307
Dec 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
The past one hundred years have been a very trying time for Latvia, complete with success, tragedy, and still unrealized promise. Within the course of a generation, the country experienced revolutions, wars and independent statehood, and then the slide into authoritarianism. World War II brought new occupations. The tragedies were staggering: holocaust, executions, and an exodus of refugees. Soviet consolidation bred deportations, forced collectivization and partisan warfare. Almost fifty years later, Latvia regained its independence and emerged from decades of disastrous Soviet rule.
This book comprehensively surveys Latvia's recent past and prospects for the new millennium, placing contemporary events in historical perspective. The authors address the evolution of the country from the movement against Soviet rule...


The Merry Baker of Riga
Boris Zemtzov
0974711608
March 10, 2004
Paperback
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Arthur Reinherz, author of "Father, Dear Father"
"An engaging, entertaining glimpse into the real world of small business in the ex-communist country."

Rusty Fisher, author of "Playground Justice"
"...the writer's first novel ia a genuinely enjoyable read."

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The Baltic States
David J. Smith
0415285801
Sept 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
Since the end of the Cold War there has been an increased interest in The Baltics. This volume brings together three countries, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, to provide a comprehensive and analytical guide integrating history, political science, economic development and contemporary events into one account. Since gaining their independence each country has developed at its own pace with its own agenda and facing its own obstacles.


Ethnopolitics and the Transition to Democracy: The Collapse of the U. S. S. R. and Latvia
Rasma Karklins
0943875617
January 1960
Paperback
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Review
"This is an outstanding ethnographic case study that should stimulate broad interest among ethnosociologists, scholars of ethnicity and regime change, and students of social movements. It readily can be used as a text [for] advanced undergraduates and graduate students." -- Steve Breyman, Perspectives on Political Science
"The new Klarkins work adds new dimensions to democratization theory and the literature of ethnopolitics as a whole. Defining ethnicity as a potentially very positive force, and even as a catalyst, to building democracy; presenting regime-type, national and ethnic identities as interrelated in the democratization process; and establishing that coercion must be a part of any analysis of democratization in the NIS are but three of her most worthy contributions to the fields." -- Natalie Melnyczuk,...


Peeling Potatoes, Painting Pictures: Women Artists in Post-Soviet Russia, Estonia, and Latvia. The First Decade
Renee Baigell, Matthew Baigell
0813529468
July 30, 2001
Paperback
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From the Back Cover
How do women artists in Russia, Estonia, and Latvia view themselves in the post-Soviet era? What is their relationship to feminism and how has that relationship changed following the fall of the Soviet regime? The artists interviewed-some born as early as the 1920s, others as recently as the 1970s-discuss their private lives and situations, as well as specific works of art. They reveal a wide range of attitudes and a complex relationship with a feminist movement often regarded as an alien import from the West. Gender issues in art school, the demands and strains of career and family life, and questions regarding a female approach to imagery are among the topics raised, as are these artists' hopes and dreams for the future. This book also includes a brief chronology of pertinent events in the art world during the...

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