Dancing Bears

True Stories of People Nostalgic for Life under Tyranny
CD - unabridged
Audio (6 discs)
Product Number: DD36429
Released: Mar 06, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781538521632
Narrator/s: Stefan Rudnicki
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For hundreds of years, Bulgarian Gypsies trained bears to dance, welcoming them into their families and taking them on the road to perform. In the early 2000s, with the fall of Communism, they were forced to release the bears into a wildlife refuge. But even today, whenever the bears see a human, they still get up on their hind legs to dance.In the tradition of Ryszard Kapuscinski, award-winning Polish journalist, Witold Szablowski uncovers remarkable stories of people throughout Eastern Europe and in Cuba who, like Bulgaria's dancing bears, are now free but who seem nostalgic for the time when they were not. His on-the-ground accounts provide a fascinating portrait of social and economic upheaval and a lesson in the challenges of freedom and the seductions of authoritarian rule.

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Author(s): Witold Szablowski
Narrator(s): Stefan Rudnicki
Product Number Z100131386
Released: Mar 06, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781538521670
Author(s): Witold Szablowski
Product Number EB00706706
Released: Mar 06, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: #9781101993385

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