Walking Since Daybreak

Walking Since Daybreak

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by Modris Eksteins Professor of History
     
 

ISBN-10: 061808231X

ISBN-13: 9780618082315

Pub. Date: 09/01/2000

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt


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…  See more details below

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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.

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ISBN-13:
9780618082315
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
09/01/2000
Pages:
292
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.66(d)

Table of Contents

Prologue
1The Girl with the Flaxen Hair1
2A Man, a Cart, a Country33
3Baltic Battles61
4Displaced96
5Bear Slayer Street131
6Odyssey171
Acknowledgments221
Concordance of Place Names223
Notes224
Index248

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Walking Since Daybreak 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
There is no book in which history and personal experience shed more light than this one. For anyone searching to find answers of Latvia and its peoples, this is the one.