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And Then There Was One
by Michael Stone
Paperback from Americas Group
The Baltic Revolution : Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and the Path to Independence
by Anatol Lieven
Listed under Eastern Europe

City of Life, City of Death: Memories of Riga
by Max Michelson
from University Press of Colorado

Endless Miracles
by Jack Ratz, Felice Eisner
Book Description: Jack Ratz was a boy of fourteen when his hometown in Latvia fell to the Nazi forces, only a few years after the Russians had brought communism to the peaceful country. Despite the murder of his mother and four brothers, Ratz tells of endless miracles he witnessed during the ordeal: how he and his father survived the Nazis' attack on their ghetto, how they were saved from a death camp by the Russian Red Army, and how they were able to escape to the West to live long and wonderful lives.
Hardcover from Shengold Pub
Ethnopolitics and Transition to Democracy : The Collapse of the USSR and Latvia
by Rasma Karklins

Gender and Human Development in Latvia
by Astrida Neimanis

Genesis: A Latvian Childhood
by Chaim Bermant, Chaim Berman
Hardcover from Robson Book Ltd

The Holocaust in Latvia, 1941-1944 : The Missing Center
by Andrew Ezergailis

Historical Dictionary of Latvia
by Andrejs Plakans

Imagining the Nation: History, Modernity, and Revolution in Latvia (Post Communist)
Imagining the Nation: History, Modernity, and Revolution in Latvia (Post Communist)
by Daina Stukuls Eglitis
Synopsis: Every epoch produces its own notions of social change, and the post-Communist societies of East Europe are no exception. Imagining the Nation explores the fate of contemporary Latvia, a small country with a big story that is relevant for anyone wishing to better understand the nature of post-Communist transitions. As Latvia and other former Soviet-bloc countries seek to rebuild and transform their societies, what is the central dynamic at work? In Imagining the Nation, Daina Stukuls Eglitis finds that in virtually all aspects of life the guiding sentiment among Latvians has been a desire for normality in the wake of the "deformations" that marked the half century of Soviet rule. In seeking to return to normality, many people look to the West for models; others look back in time to the period of Latvian independence from 1918 to 1940 before the years of Soviet domination. Ultimately, the changes in Latvia and other East European countries are closely tied to a vital reimagining of the past, as the logic of progress long associated with "revolution" is amalgamated with nostalgia for what is gone. The radiant utopias of revolution give way to widely shared aspirations for a return to the normal in politics, place names, private property, and even gender relations. Eglitis draws upon published and unpublished documents, campaign posters, maps, and monuments, as well as interviews with Latvians from all walks of life. The resulting picture of life in contemporary Latvia offers fresh perspective on a dilemma facing millions throughout the post Communist world. 
Hardcover from Pennsylvania State Univ Pr (Txt)
Journey into Terror: Story of the Riga Ghetto
by Gertrude Schneider
Hardcover from Praeger Publishers
28 February, 2001

Latvia: Independence Renewed (Westview Series on the Post-Soviet Republics)
by Janis J. Penikis, Andrejs Penikis, Alexander J. Motyl
Hardcover from Westview Press

Latvia in Transition
by Juris Dreifelds
Paperback from Cambridge University Press

The Latvians: A Short History (Studies of Nationalities)
by Andrejs Plakans
Paperback from Hoover Inst Pr

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Immigrants and Nationalists : Ethnic Conflict and Accommodation in Catalonia, the Basque Country, Latvia, and Estonia

The Murder of the Jews in Latvia, 1941-1945
by Bernhard Press, Laimdota Mazzarins (Translator)

Nationalism and Democratic Transition: The Politics of Citizenship and Language in Post-Soviet Latvia
by Mark A. Jubulis
Hardcover from Rowman & Littlefield (non NBN)

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Peeling Potatoes, Painting Pictures: Women Artists in Post-Soviet Russia, Estonia, and Latvia. The First Decade
by Renee Baigell, Matthew Baigell
Listed under Women Artists

Phonology of the Low German Deeds in the Oldest Registry at Riga, Latvia (Lm Series : No 15)
by Charles Goetsch

Restructuring the Baltic Economies: Disengaging Fifty Years of Integration with the USSR
by Raphael Shen
Hardcover from Praeger Publishers
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Shtetl Finder Gazetter : Jewish Communities in the 19th and 20th Centuries in the Pale of Settlement of Russia and Poland, and in Lithuania, Latvia
by Chester G. Cohen
Listed under Jewish History

A Taste of Latvia (Hippocrene International Cookbooks)

The Testimony of Lives : Narrative and Memory in Post-Soviet Latvia
by Vieda Skultans
Book Description:
Vieda Skultans left Latvia as a refugee at the age of six months. In 1990, she returned for the first time. This remarkable book is both a personal account of a homecoming and an anthropology of a people trying to come to terms with its past and to face an uncertain future. Based on more than 100 interviews carried out in the wake of Latvian independence, it gives voice to the stories that could not be told under Soviet rule--stories of dispossession and exile and of ambiguous returns. At the same time it unpicks the process of memory itself, showing how personal memory is shaped by the traditional narratives of national history and culture. 
Paperback: 256 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.58 x 9.14 x 6.14
Publisher: Routledge;
ISBN: 0415162904

Letters from Latvia
by Lucy Addison
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European Travel Map Latvia
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