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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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Product Details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (September 29, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1449503144
  • ISBN-13: 978-1449503147
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.6 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,153,743 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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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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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 country. So much of the information is very out-dated and not an accurate depiction of current day Estonia. But I found it very interesting to see this first hand account of life in a country emerging from under the shadow of the Iron Curtain. I do think that this is best read by someone with an interest in that part of the world, as the story may not be that interesting otherwise. Overall nicely written and a good read.
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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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An excellent book that captures the spirit of the Estonian people and the nation, one that sung it's way to Independence. It shows how, when everyone comes together, has a positive attitude, and is willing to work hard, as the Estonian nation was, even through tough odds and tough conditions optimism can lead to great successes.

The book does focus on how different groups, different backgrounds, and different viewpoints all formed the direction and viewpoint of the nation 18 years later.
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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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Prior to reading this book, I knew nothing whatsoever about Estonia. Marc Hyman helped me identify the country, understand its history, and fall in love with its people. It is important to bear in mind that the setting for this book is 1992. As I understand, there have been considerable changes since then. Nevertheless, there is a timeless quality to Mr. Hyman's description of the newly independent Estonia. Additionally, the author has a great, dry sense of humor. What a lovely book!
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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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