Walking since Daybreak A Story of Eastern Europe, World War II, and the Heart of Our Century

ISBN-10: 061808231X
ISBN-13: 9780618082315
Edition: 2000
Authors: Modris Eksteins
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Description: Part history, part autobiography, WALKING SINCE DAYBREAK tells the tragic story of the Baltic nations before, during, and after World War II. Personal stories of the survival or destruction of Modris Eksteins's family members lend an intimate  More...

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Book details

List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 9/14/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Part history, part autobiography, WALKING SINCE DAYBREAK tells the tragic story of the Baltic nations before, during, and after World War II. Personal stories of the survival or destruction of Modris Eksteins's family members lend an intimate dimension to this vast narrative of those millions who have surged back and forth across the lowlands bordering the Baltic Sea. The immense cataclysm of World War II devastated the Baltic republics of Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia, sending many of their inhabitants to the ends of the earth. WALKING SINCE DAYBREAK belongs in the great tradition of books that redefine our understanding of history, like J. R. Huizinga's THE WANING OF THE MIDDLE AGES and Jacob Burckhardt's THE RENAISSANCE IN ITALY. Eksteins's two-pronged narrative is a haunting portrait of national loss and the struggle of a displaced family caught in the maw of history.

Modris Eksteins was born in Latvia in 1943 & is currently a professor of history at the University of Toronto at Scarborough.

Prologue
The Girl with the Flaxen Hair
A Man, a Cart, a Country
Baltic Battles
Displaced
Bear Slayer Street
Odyssey
Acknowledgments
Concordance of Place Names
Notes
Index

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