Walking Since Daybreak: A Story of Eastern Europe, World War II, and the Heart of Our Century (Paperback)

Walking Since Daybreak: A Story of Eastern Europe, World War II, and the Heart of Our Century By Modris Eksteins, Professor Cover Image
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Part history, part autobiography, WALKING SINCE DAYBREAK tells the tragic story of the Baltic nations before, during, and after World War II. Personal stories of the survival or destruction of Modris Eksteins's family members lend an intimate dimension to this vast narrative of those millions who have surged back and forth across the lowlands bordering the Baltic Sea. The immense cataclysm of World War II devastated the Baltic republics of Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia, sending many of their inhabitants to the ends of the earth. WALKING SINCE DAYBREAK belongs in the great tradition of books that redefine our understanding of history, like J. R. Huizinga's THE WANING OF THE MIDDLE AGES and Jacob Burckhardt's THE RENAISSANCE IN ITALY. Eksteins's two-pronged narrative is a haunting portrait of national loss and the struggle of a displaced family caught in the maw of history.

About the Author


Modris Ekstein is a professor of history at the University of Toronto's Scarborough campus.

Praise For…


"Although every refugee memoir is intrinsically valuable testimony, their literary and analytical qualities vary greatly with the writer. Ekstein's account of his family's exile from his ancestral Latvia rates highly in those respects." Booklist, ALA —

Product Details
ISBN: 9780618082315
ISBN-10: 061808231X
Publisher: Mariner Books
Publication Date: September 14th, 2000
Pages: 288
Language: English