Book of the Month Barnes and Noble
Welcome to the Book of the Month page at It's All Relative's Czech and
Slovak Bookstore where we've teamed up with
Barnes and Noble to offer many of the best and most popular books on the
Czech and Slovak Republic and genealogy.
Every month in 2007 we will be showcasing a new book relating to Czech and Slovak
customs and traditions and reference.
Every month in 2007 we will be showcasing a new book relating to Czech and Slovak customs and traditions and reference.
FEATURED BOOK OF THE MONTH - NOVEMBER 2007
By Lisa A. Alzo
Slovak Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is part of the Images of America Series.
No other city in the United States is home to more Slovaks than Pittsburgh.
It is estimated that close to 100,000 Slovak immigrants came to the area in the 1890s looking for work and the chance for a better life.
The hills and valleys of this new land reminded newcomers of the farms, forests, and mountains they left behind. They lived in neighborhoods close to their work, forming numerous cluster communities in such places as Braddock, Duquesne, Homestead, Munhall, the North Side, Rankin, and Swissvale.
Once settled, Slovak immigrants founded their own churches, schools, fraternal benefit societies, and social clubs. Many of these organizations still enjoy an active presence in Pittsburgh today, serving to pass on the customs and traditions of the Slovak people.
Through nearly 200 photographs, Slovak Pittsburgh celebrates the lives of those Slovaks who settled in Pittsburgh and western Pennsylvania, and the rich heritage that is their legacy.
Lisa A. Alzo, a native of Pittsburgh, is a freelance writer, instructor, and lecturer. She is also a published author of books and magazine articles related to immigrant history, including Pittsburgh's Immigrants.
Buy - Slovak Pittsburgh
FEATURED BOOK OF THE MONTH - OCTOBER 2007
By Hugh Agnew
When searching for a complete, up-to-date survey of the history of the Czechs, one has found very little - until now.
The Czechs and the Lands of the Bohemian Crown provides a single-volume introduction to the land and its people that is both scholarly and accessible.
Tracing the course of Czech history from the tenth century to the eve of the Czech Republic's entrance into the European Union, The Czechs illuminates the tangled destinies of a people at one of Europe's strategic crossroads.
Published by Hoover Institution Press in September 2004
FEATURED BOOK OF THE MONTH - SEPTEMBER 2007
Who are the Slovaks? What is the Slovak nation?
Located in the heart of Europe, the Slovak Republic has emerged an independent and sovereign nation after centuries of struggle. The history of Slovak is part of the rich tapestry of the course of human events at the geographical and strategic crossroads of Europe. Yet, very little contemporary scholarship on Slovak history exists in English or is readily accessible to North American and Western European readers.
This title thus fills an important gap in historiography about events throughout Central Europe over the last fourteen centuries. This title presents the history of Slovakia in terms of the latest scholarship and in context of on-going historical debate about Slovak history and its presentation in post-socialist world.
English Translation, 321 color illustrations and Epilogue.
New additions include: Preface, Foreword, Updates to 2005 edition, Copious Notes, 7 color maps, Bibliography, and Index.
FEATURED BOOK OF THE MONTH - JULY 2007
The book has been on my desk for years. My copy is well worn.
Easy to use and comprehensive enough to work for you. A must have for any personal library.
FEATURED BOOK OF THE MONTH - JUNE 2007
See the spires of Prague, castles of Bohemia, and villages of Moravia and more.
Visit the Map of Prague, Czech Republic circa 1900 to see old Prague on line.
For a more recent map, the 1996 Streetwise Prague is available at Barnes and Noble.
Taste the high life, feast on the architecture - and when you've had your fill, chill out in the spa towns, discover the fairy-tale castles and breathe deep in Slovakia's glorious mountain scenery.
Whether you want to party in Prague or hike in the High Tatras, you can connect with the heart of Europe through this inspiring guide published in April 2007.
FEATURED BOOK OF THE MONTH - APRIL 2007
Icon of Spring
By Sonya Jason.
In this memoir of her childhood during the Depression, Sonya Jason, whose parents came from Czechoslovakia, says, 'When I observe the easy immigration today, I am sad at how little recognition there is for the blood, sweat, and tears the crossing to America entailed for our parents.'
Jason's readable memoir preserves, from a personal perspective, a small fragment of America that could otherwise have been lost.
Order a copy of Icon of Spring
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