Marc Hyman lived in Estonia for five years. During this period he taught accounting, finance, and economics for the Estonian Business School and for Concordia International University Estonia (now International University Audentes), provided consulting services to Hansabank, North Estonian Bank, Raebank, and Virumaa Commerce Bank, and served as Tallinn Bureau Chief for The Baltic Observer (now The Baltic Times) and as Managing Editor of The Baltic Business Leader. He currently teaches accounting and business at Cascadia Community College in Bothell, Washington, is a member of the University of Washington's Baltic Studies Roundtable, and blogs about Estonian issues at estoniaonthemap.com. His accounts of day-to-day life in the newly independent Baltic States and Russia have been published in Crosscurrents, Yours Truly, and Europe Today. He lives in Seattle with his wife and son.
I did really like this book. It was written by an American that procured a teaching job in Estonia just as Estonia found its independence and was reestablishing itself as a... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Thomas S
An excellent book that captures the spirit of the Estonian people and the nation, one that sung it's way to Independence. Read morePublished on March 23, 2013 by dannyswafford
I really enjoyed reading this book and learning about Estonia, a country I have never been to. What was exciting too was that after I had finished the book, Google Maps put Street... Read morePublished on June 20, 2012 by ummmm
My brother-in-law bought me this book for Christmas and he got it exactly right! This was a fresh view of Estonia for me despite having heard about the country all my life. Read morePublished on March 8, 2011 by H. L. Lutsep
I feel a certain ambivalence over this book. The early chapters, especially, I enjoyed, finding them well-composed, but others struck me as too casually written. Read morePublished on December 30, 2010 by Luksy Ann
A most enjoyable journey through Estonia at a crucial time in its development. Hyman tells anecdotes that reveal a great deal about the culture and lifestyles of its citizens and... Read morePublished on November 11, 2010 by Ella G.