From Library Journal
Thomas Karel, Franklin & Marshall Coll. Lib., Lancaster, Pa.
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
If you are interested in Slovak history, this is the book to read.
This is a relatively easy-to-read book, as Kirschbaum largely avoids the oblique and dry writing style that characterizes so much of contemporary historiography.
This is a contribution to the culture of this land, which cannot be overlooked.
Very good start on history of little recognized part of Europe. Loved it cause my family is from there.Published 9 days ago by WILLIAM LUCAS
My mother was born in that area and I've heard so many family stories. Reading this book helped me understand the history of the region.Published 6 months ago by Nevada Ann
This is a scholarly book written by someone who obviously knows the subject. It has not met my expectations, however. Certain regions and facts are not covered at all, i.e. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Jerzy E. Henisz
I read this book to prepare to visit my paternal ancestral villages in NE Slovakia. Like most Americans, I knew next to nothing about the Slovak history. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Inca Ruler
It was good to learn about the struggle of the Slovaks to form a nationalistic feeling so that they could work toward becoming a separate nation. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Marilyn Novak
Thank u this book is wonderful,,, fast delivery too !!! This is were my family was born and my wish is to someday go there. I hope so !Published 12 months ago by Dianne
As the author, Kirschbaum, is a political scientist by training, it should not come as a surprise that the book is heavy on the political affairs of the history of Slovakia. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Matthew Lerner
Slovakia posses a diverse cultural heritage. This is a major asset at a time when Europe is learning how to acknowledge and incorporate cultural diversity into its framework of... Read morePublished on May 18, 2012 by ALH