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This book fills the information void for people new to the US. Although it was written primarily for immigrants, we are sure that international students, businesspeople, and others who come to the US for extended periods of time will also find it useful because there are very few books on this subject and non of them covers all the issues important to new American residents in such details.
The book explains how to:
· rent an apartment
· buy a car
· open a bank account
· establish a credit history
· find a job
· pay taxes
· control your income and expenses
· get an education
· buy a home
· and much more
In addition to being an excellent reference source for newcomers in the US, Welcome to America also gives them an opportunity to practice reading and understanding English. Russian speakers will find the book's unique bilingual format especially valuable. It has English text and its Russian translation on opposite pages.
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The authors represent two generations of a family that had moved to the US from Russia in 1993. Both arrived speaking no English and have firsthand experience dealing with the many problems faced by recent immigrants. Having successfully adjusted to their new country, they want to share their experiences and observations to help make the transition less stressful for other immigrants. The book is based on ten years of authors' personal experience, extensive research, and careful selection of relevant information.
Vitaliy Demin is the Hardware Engineering Manager for Intelligent Controls, Inc, a leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of electronic measurement devices for the petroleum and power utility industries. He holds a B.S. and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the Novosibirsk Technical University.
Olga Demin Lambert has taught college writing and English as a second language at the University of New Hampshire and the University of Southern Maine. She holds a B.A. in French and Psychology from Bates College and an M.A. in Language and Linguistics from the University of New Hampshire. She is currently a doctoral student in Language and Literacy at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.Review:
"... it is a virtual encyclopedia to successfully assimilating into American society." -- Bookviews by Alan Caruba, February 2004
"excellent and necessary resource for people who are new to US whether they are immigrants, students or traveling on business." -- Maine Sunday Telegram, December 7, 2003
It is an excellent and necessary resource for people who are new to US whether they are refugee, immigrants, students. -- Jennifer Babich, Acting Program Director
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Book Description ViOLa Publishing, 2003. Hardcover. Condition: Brand New. 1008 pages. 10.30x7.10x2.40 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # 0972788808