A World Torn Asunder: The Life and Triumph of Constantin C. Giurescu

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Constantin C. Giurescu was Romania's leading historian and author of the seminal The History of the Romanian People. His granddaughter s fascinating story of this remarkable man and his family follows their struggles in war-torn Romania from 1900 to the fall of the Soviet Union. An enlightened society is dismantled with the 1946 Communist takeover of Romania, and Constantin is confined to the notorious Sighet penitentiary. Drawing on her grandfather s prison diary (which was put in a glass jar, buried in a yard, then smuggled out of the country by Dr. Paul E. Michelson who does the FOREWORD for this book), private letters and her own research, Dr. Giurescu writes of the legacy from the turn of the century to the fall of Communism. We see the rise of modern Romania, the misery of World War I, the blossoming of its culture between the wars, and then the sellout of Eastern Europe to Russia after World War II. In this sweeping account, we see not only its effects socially and culturally, but the triumph in its wake: a man and his people who reclaim better lives for themselves, and in the process, teach us a lesson in endurance, patience, and will not only to survive, but to thrive.

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The author, Marina Giurescu, MD was born on March 16, 1962 and grew up in Bucharest, Romania. Following graduation from high school in 1980 with a bachelor in science (dual degree chemistry and biology) she was admitted to the Faculty of Medicine of Bucharest. After four years of studies (out of a six year program) she defected in 1984 and was granted political asylum in the USA.

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