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Author Eksteins, Modris.

Title Walking since daybreak : a story of Eastern Europe, World War II, and the heart of our century / Modris Eksteins
Edition First Mariner Books edition
Published Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co., 2000


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Description xiv, 258 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents 1. The Girl with the Flaxen Hair -- 2. A Man, a Cart, a Country -- 3. Baltic Battles -- 4. Displaced -- 5. Bear Slayer Street -- 6. Odyssey
Summary "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' two-pronged narrative is a haunting portrait of national loss and the struggle of a displaced family caught in the maw of history. Book jacket."--BOOK JACKET
Notes "A Peter Davison book."
Includes maps of the Greater Baltic area in 1914 and today on endpapers
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [224]-247) index
Subject Eksteins, Modris.
Baltic States -- History -- 1940-1991.
LC no. 99017856
ISBN 061808231X