Walking since daybreak : a story of Eastern Europe, World War II, and the heart of our century (Book, 1999) [WorldCat.org]
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Walking since daybreak : a story of Eastern Europe, World War II, and the heart of our century

Author: Modris Eksteins
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co., 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Part History and 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." "As Eksteins's two-pronged narrative  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Modris Eksteins; Modris Eksteins; Modris Eksteins
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Modris Eksteins
ISBN: 0395937477 9780395937471 061808231X 9780618082315
OCLC Number: 40668332
Notes: "A Peter Davison book."
Includes maps of the Greater Baltic area in 1914 and today on endpapers.
Awards: Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction, 1999.
Description: xiv, 258 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue --
The Girl with the Flaxen Hair --
A Man, a Cart, a Country --
Baltic Battles --
Displaced --
Bear Slayer Street --
Odyssey --
Concordance of Place Names.
Responsibility: Modris Eksteins.
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"Part History and 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." "As Eksteins's two-pronged narrative approaches its huge climax, the reader learns yet again that in historical catastrophes blame and praise are nearly impossible to assign."--Jacket.

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