Adventure

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Born from Professor George C. Klein's adoption of two Romanian babies in 1990, this work is a personal and analytical autobiography. Compiling data from the 1989 Romanian revolution, the oppression that led to the overthrow of Communism, and his personal experiences in Romania, The Adventure is primarily a description of the torturous process he and his wife endured in order to adopt two babies from a Romanian orphanage. It is also an examination of Romanian society from an institutional, national, and global ...
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Overview

Born from Professor George C. Klein's adoption of two Romanian babies in 1990, this work is a personal and analytical autobiography. Compiling data from the 1989 Romanian revolution, the oppression that led to the overthrow of Communism, and his personal experiences in Romania, The Adventure is primarily a description of the torturous process he and his wife endured in order to adopt two babies from a Romanian orphanage. It is also an examination of Romanian society from an institutional, national, and global perspective. The author analyzes individual issues such as forced pregnancies, neglect in orphanages, and economic deprivation. Professor Klein examines how the Romanian Communist Party held power in that era and explores the collapse of Communism in Eastern Europe. His adept study discusses the various socio-economic and political factors that led to the collapse of Communism, and, ultimately, to the successful adoption of his Romanian children.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761837046
  • Publisher: Hamilton Books
  • Publication date: 5/28/2007
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 6.03 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.62 (d)

Meet the Author

George C. Klein, Ph.D., is a professor of Sociology/Anthropology at Oakton Community College in Des Plaines, IL. He has conducted research on mental health, law, and politics. He is a specialist on terrorism and a consultant to the Behavioral Sciences Unit at the FBI Academy.
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Table of Contents

Part 1 Preface Part 2 I: The Story Chapter 3 Turning the Corner Chapter 4 From Korea to Kovno Chapter 5 First Contact Chapter 6 The Revolution Chapter 7 AIDS Chapter 8 Welcome to the Balkans Chapter 9 Bread and Newspapers Chapter 10 "Schiene Kind, Starker" Chapter 11 The Little Olive-Skinned Girl Chapter 12 "Your Babies Are Waiting!" Chapter 13 My Babies! Chapter 14 The Odyssey Chapter 15 "Everything Vill Be Just Fine" Chapter 16 Afterward Part 17 The Analysis Chapter 18 Introduction: The Adoption Story Chapter 19 Analytical Autobiography Chapter 20 Analysis: The Historical Context: The Revolution Chapter 21 Analysis Levels Chapter 22 Individuals & Institutions Chapter 23 National: The Romanian Communist Party (RCP) Chapter 24 Global Part 25 Bibliography Part 26 Index
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