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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (September 29, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1449503144
  • ISBN-13: 978-1449503147
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 5.2 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,058,061 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

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.

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Marc Hyman lived in Estonia through most of the eventful 1990s. He taught accounting and finance at the Estonian Business School and at Concordia International University Estonia (now Tallinn University of Technology), served as Tallinn Bureau Chief for The Baltic Observer (now The Baltic Times) and as Managing Editor of The Baltic Business Leader, and worked as a consultant for Hansabank, North Estonian Bank, and Virumaa Commerce Bank.

He currently teaches accounting and business at Cascadia Community College in Washington, serves on the board of directors of the Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies, and is a member of the University of Washington's Baltic Studies Roundtable. His accounts of day-to-day life in the newly independent Baltic States and Russia have been published in AjaKaja, Crosscurrents, Yours Truly, and Europe Today.

He lives in Seattle.

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A quick read that is hard to put down.
Matthew Henneman
I did enjoy reading about his travels and what it was like for him as a new teacher in a foreign country where he did not speak the language.
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Reading Marc Hyman's account of a year in Estonia was truly a pleasure.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Matthew Henneman on October 14, 2009
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Marc Hyman's "Back on the Map" is a remarkable first-hand glimpse into life in Estonia in 1992. Marc's exceptional storytelling gives the reader an accurate depiction of the exciting, yet challenging lives of so many in newly independent Estonia. He also did a terrific job explaining Estonia's complex history and the relationships between those who have been witness to it. A quick read that is hard to put down.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By E. Koomets on November 11, 2009
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It probably helps if the reader has some personal connection to Estonia, but it's still a wonderful read, even if you've only ever heard the name of the country. Since the book was published only in 2009, the pervading thought one gets in reading it is how far the country has come since 1992 and how smart/lucky has Estonia been in achieving what it has. It's awesome to have somebody reminding you this. It's also awesome that there is no arrogance in the book, no oh-my-stupid-little-brothers attitude foreigners so often display. Hyman's style is personal and he seems genuinely fond of the people he has met. Genuinely fond of Estonia. One can't not love that.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By T. deRoque on November 12, 2009
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Back on the Map is a wonderful story about the start of a new country and the hopes and aspirations of its people. The author has a very easy to read style that made you feel you knew each one the people he met. I would highly recommend the book and definitely for anyone traveling to the Baltic region!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By J. Fergus on January 31, 2010
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Reading Marc Hyman's account of a year in Estonia was truly a pleasure. The situations that Marc describes as a traveller to Russia and this former Soviet Union Republic are told wonderfully and with great humor. Marc's description of the personalities he encountered, the national character of Estonians and the changing times during which he was living in Estonia are insightful and delightful. I would highly recommend this book to anyone traveling to the region or interested in finding out what it is like to live in a country where you don't speak the language. Well done!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Luksy Ann on December 30, 2010
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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. 'The other thing I had learned on my sojourn toward the ticket windows was that....' writes the author on page 126. 'Sojourn toward' is a dubious collocation - one sojourns IN a location, not towards it - and, while travel-literature is not the most formal of genres, 'The other thing' is needlessly colloquial. Furthermore, I would have appreciated more detail about some of the people Hyman encountered and less about the mundane proceedings of his workplace.
Having said all this, Back On The Map did engage me most of the time and certainly prompted memories of my own visits to Estonia. Prospective purchasers should be aware, however, that many of the reviews of the book on this website - 'Awesome!' gushes John Miller of Arizona - are, quite frankly, hyperbolic.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By W. Moore on October 20, 2009
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An easy, fun to read first hand account of life in Tallinn in the early 1990s. Having spent time there myself recently, it was nice to read about what life was like then and Marc's teaching and personal adventures. The one constant ... the people of Estonia are awesome!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By K. Coldwell on October 17, 2009
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I so enjoyed this book! I was in Estonia at around the same time as the author, and he has clearly captured the mood and energy of the country at that pivotal time. His often humorous personal story serves as an engaging framework for insights into the history and culture of Estonia - and the enormous changes taking place. "Back on the Map" works on so many levels. A great read for anyone, it is a must read if you are interested in the Baltics, post-Soviet history, or teaching abroad.
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