Book Finder
    
 
> Travel & Geography > Europe > Slovakia
 

Slovakia
Karen Henderson
0415274362
July 2002
Hardcover
·
 
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.


I Escaped From Auschwitz
Rudolf Vrba
1569802327
July 1, 2002
Paperback
·
 
Book Description
This is the first hand account of Rudolf's Vrba's experience as a registrar in the prison camp as well as the story of his daring escape.

About the Author
Dr. Rudolf Vrba, lives in Vancouver, British Columbia where he is Professor Emeritus of Pharmacology at the University of British Columbia. He has testified as an expert witness at many trials of Nazis and lectures frequently on the Holocaust throughout North America.


Slovakia
Ted Gottfried
0761418563
March 2005
Hardcover
·
 
From School Library Journal
Grade 7-10 -These volumes follow the series format of using 12 chapters to present a nation's geography, history, culture, and lifestyles. While geography is the first topic, the maps are located at the end of the books. This is especially problematic in Gottfried's titles as the author begins by focusing on cities and regions. Whereas King's writing and choice of subjects seem appropriate for junior high students, Gottfried uses vocabulary demanding higher reading skills and he makes no effort to explain terms such as impressionism and expressionism. Moreover, in a few cases he seems to belabor inappropriate topics such as detailed comments on alcohol in Slovenia. While the information is generally adequate, these books are not without errors. In Slovakia, the author correctly describes the Velvet...


Under a Cruel Star: A Life in Prague 1941-1968
Heda Margolius Kovaly, Franci Epstein
0841913773
January 1997
Paperback
·
 
Language Notes
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Czech


The Great Country Houses of Central Europe
Lord Michael Pratt
0789208482
Sept 2005
(Hardcover) - Revised Ed.
·
 


Slovakia Since Independence
Minton F. Goldman
0275961893
Jan 1999
Hardcover
·
 
Choice
"Valuable for undergraduates, graduate students and scholars interested in the history and recent political, social, and economic changes in Eastern Europe."

Review
“Valuable for undergraduates, graduate students and scholars interested in the history and recent political, social, and economic changes in Eastern Europe.”–Choice

See all Editorial Reviews


Slovakia
Heather Docalavich
1422200604
December 2005
Hardcover
·
 


A History of Slovakia: The Struggle for Survival
Stanislav J. Kirschbaum
1403969299
May 2005
Paperback
·
 
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...


The Basic Features of Postcommunist Capitalism in Eastern Europe
Lawrence P. King
0275968391
Nov 2000
Hardcover
·
 
Review
“...this book delivers very well on its promised agenda: it provides a taxonomy of the postcommunist firm in Eastern Europe, and in doing so, it also provides a framework for understanding the type of capitalism that is emerging there....the book provides a starting point for future research on these rapidly evolving economics.”–Administrative Science Quarterly

Book Description
King demonstrates that a modern capitalist system has emerged out of the ruins of Communist society in East Europe. He details the mechanisms by which this transformation occurred as well as the specific institutional characteristics of the new postcommunist capitalist system.

See all Editorial Reviews


The Coasts of Bohemia: A Czech History
Derek Sayer
069105052X
February 28, 2000
Paperback
·
 
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....


A History of Slovakia
Stanislav J. Kirschbaum
0312104030
Apr 1995
Hardcover
·
 
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....


Time's Magpie: A Walk in Prague
Myla Goldberg
1400046041
November 2004
Hardcover
·
 
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 Art of the Impossible : Politics as Morality in Practice
Vaclav Havel
0679451064
May 20, 1997
Hardcover
·
 
Book Review
This collection of 35 essays written by the Czech playwright and human rights dissident who became the president of his country in 1989, focuses on the challenges facing an East learning democracy from scratch and a West unused to the multicultural complexities this process involves. Their organizing principle is that what is necessary now in politics and statecraft is the reaffirmation of values. "It will certainly not be easy," Havel writes, "to awaken in people a new sense of responsibility for the world, or to convince them to conduct themselves as if they were to live on this earth forever and be answerable for its condition one day. Who knows how many cataclysms humanity may have to experience before such a sense of responsibility is generally accepted? But this does not mean that those who wish to work...


Orders, decorations, medals and badges of the Third Reich: Including awards of German "Volksgruppen" outside the Reich, the pro-Nazi parties of occupied ... the puppet states of Croatia and Slovakia
David Littlejohn (Author)
B0006WTTOK


·
 


Lonely Planet Czech and Slovak Republics
Jane Rawson
1741040469
April 2004
Paperback
·
 
Book Description
Sample the beers, taste the high life, feast on the architecture - and when you've had your fill, chill out in the spa towns, discover the fairy-tale castles and breathe deep in Slovakia's glorious mountain scenery. Whether you want to party in Prague or hike in the High Tatras, you can connect with the heart of Europe through this inspiring guide. * BEHIND THE SCENES - our comprehensive listings cover art-house cinema and world-class opera, traditional old pubs and the trendiest nightclubs * CASTLE COUNTRY - special section on the countries' spectacular castles and chateaux * HIKE the Tatras or ramble through the valleys - our Activities chapter is packed with ideas * SLEEP TIGHT - recommendations for every budget, from penzions to palaces * HIT THE ROAD with our fully cross-referenced maps


Security Intelligence Services in New Democracies
Kieran Williams
0333713729
Mar 2001
Hardcover
·
 
Review
This book will be of interest to those studying security intelligence agencies, both foreign and domestic and to students of the transition politics in central and east European countries. Slavic Review


AXIS Slovakia: Hilter's Slavic Wedge, 1938-1945
Mark W. Axworthy
1891227416
January 2002
Hardcover
·
 
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.


Blue Guide the Czech & Slovak Republics
Michael Jacobs
0393319326
June 1999
Paperback
·
 
Book Description
The political complexion of the old Czechoslovakia has changed much since the first edition of this guide in 1992, and these changes are reflected in this revised and updated edition. The author tours through castles and spa towns, as well as old villages farther afield, and he covers all aspects of this fascinating country, including the glories of its art and architecture, but also its music, literature, and cinema.


Country Profiles on the Housing Sector: Slovakia
Economic Commission for Europe
9211167221
January 1999
Hardcover
·
 
Book Description
Countries of central and Eastern Europe are undergoing unprecedented socio-economic changes, which affect the housing sector and living conditions of a majority of the population in these countries. Improving the performance of the housing sector is an important factor in the success or failure of the ongoing transition process. This study on Slovakia's housing sector provides extensive information on the housing stock; new housing construction; and the financial, legal and institutional framework.


Languages of Community: The Jewish Experience in the Czech Lands
Hillel J. Kieval
0520214102
December 4, 2000
Hardcover
·
 
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...


Czecho/Slovakia
Eric Stein
0472086286
Jan 2000
Paperback
·
 
Book Description
As the clock struck midnight on December 31, 1992, Czechoslovakia, the only genuine democracy in post-World War I Central-Eastern Europe, broke up into two independent successor states. This book explores the failed search for a postcommunist constitution and it records in a lively style a singular instance of the peaceful settlement of an ethnic dispute.


Doing Business with Slovakia
Jonathan Reuvid
0749440732
March 2004
Hardcover
·
 
Book Description
* Covers business practice and trading opportunities in Slovakia.

Download Description
Originally published in the pre-EU-accession period, this E-Book edition of Doing Business with Slovakia 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 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 Slovakia. The guide also provides an overview of key sectors of trade and investment.

See all Editorial Reviews


Czecho/Slovakia
Eric Stein
0472108042
Nov 1997
Hardcover
·
 
Book Description
As the clock struck midnight on December 31, 1992, Czechoslovakia, the only genuine democracy in post-World War I Central-Eastern Europe, broke up into two independent successor states. This book explores the failed search for a postcommunist constitution and it records in a lively style a singular instance of the peaceful settlement of an ethnic dispute.


Elected Affinities: Democracy and Party Competition in Slovakia and the Czech Republic
Kevin Deegan-Krause
0804752060
January 2006
Hardcover
·
 
Book Description
Nobody talks about the "Czech miracle" anymore except with irony, and no longer can anyone refer to Slovakia as "a hole in the map of Europe." Times have changed rapidly and explanation has lagged far behind. "Elected Affinities" is the first book-length project to account for the startling differences in the course of democratization in Slovakia and the Czech Republic during the 1990s. The book uses the natural experiment created by Czechoslovakia's dissolution to explore why some new democracies succeed and why some (nearly) fail. The comparison offers new insights into the inner workings of political parties and governments in postcommunist countries, and into the complex relationships among nationalism, economic reform, and political accountability in democracies, both new and old.

...

  ©BookFinder USA LLC.
  All rights reserved.