The Wartime Experiences of a Cleveland Czechoslovak Legionnaire: the World War I Diary of Ladislav Krizek by Stephen Sebesta
Rússia - Ascensão e Queda de Um Império - Uma História Geopolítica e Militar da Rússia, dos Czares ao Século XXI by João Fábio Bertonha
Written by the local author Stephen Sebesta, The Wartime Experiences of a Cleveland Czechoslovak Legionnaire: the World War I Diary of Ladislav Krizek is a new book consisting of a translated diary along with relevant newspaper articles, photographs, and other historical material.
Most of the material was collected from Ladislav's sons and daughters, who heard of Sebesta's work on the history of the Czech community and wanted to bring to light the important role their father played in that history. Much research was done here at the IHRC on the important roles he played in the Czech Cleveland Community, his wartime service, and his dedication to the citizenship and assistance of his fellow veterans and disabled members of the Czechoslovak Legionnaire.
The book is available in hardback and paperback editions.
Rússia - Ascensão e Queda de Um Império - Uma História Geopolítica e Militar da Rússia, dos Czares ao Século XXI (Russia - Rise and Fall of an Empire - a Geopolitical and Military History of Russia, the Czars to the 21st Century) was written by João Fábio Bertonha.
Although Russia has been a great power and an important player in the international system for centuries, its history was particularly symptomatic of major movements of the 20th century, such as socialism, industrialization and modern alternatives. Political and social history perspectives have dominated Brazilian analyses especially of the Revolution of 1917 and USSR, but Bertonha's current work helpfully addresses diplomatic and military history, as well. Starting at the time of the czars, passing through the Soviet age and to the present, he traces the main quandaries of Russian presence since the 16th century as Moscow worked through eras of war and peace that defined the identity of the country.
João Fábio Bertonha is Doctor in History for the Unicamp; Professor of History in the State University of Maringá and Researcher of the CNPq. He has been a visiting researcher at universities in Brazil, North America, Europe and Latin America, and has conducted research at the Immigration History Research Center, among other repositories. He is author of innumerable books and articles on international relations, Italian immigration and fascist movements.
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