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A Breeze in Bulgaria

McDonald, Bruce

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ISBN 10: 1611563224 / ISBN 13: 9781611563221
Published by BookBrewer 2012-01-01, 2012
Condition: Fine Soft cover
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1611563224 There is an inscription from the author. Softcover book in excellent condition. Hardly any wear to exterior. Binding is tight and the text is clean throughout. Fast Shipper!. Bookseller Inventory # JF573213

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Title: A Breeze in Bulgaria

Publisher: BookBrewer 2012-01-01

Publication Date: 2012

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Fine

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Bulgaria. A country with beautiful mountains, fertile fields, dusty roads and old Soviet-era apartment bloks. Ancient ruins, tired cities, intricate music and folk dances. Scattered remnants of the old industry struggle for survival, glimmers of hope among rusty abandoned factories. School hallways ring with the laughter and shrieks of bright-eyed, eager children, and young people go to discos and wear fashionable clothes, drinking coffee in sidewalk cafés for hours. Bruce McDonald and his wife Stormy worked in Bulgaria as Peace Corps Volunteers, and fell in love with it all. They tell of meeting people who loved their country and its proud heritage, people who knew how to live very well with very little. The hardy and resilient way of life came down through the centuries from the warlike Slavs who swept in from the north and east, pushing aside the powerful Thracians and the Romans and the Greeks. Then there was the civilizing influence of literature and learning brought by holy monks. Five hundred years "Under the Turkish Yoke" were ended by Heroes of the Revolution, reverently remembered. In modern times, tumult, change. Entrepreneurs in a newly free society with apples and cabbages for sale at a table by the sidewalk. Democracy too, with whatever that will bring. Determination and hard work define what is needed in everyday life. The volunteers' own story had a turn of events too, one that took determination and hard work to overcome. The heroes of this story are many, and courage is proved in adversity.

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