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1 CZECH & SLOVAK KOLACHES & SWEET TREATS

Spiral bound, 5-1/2 x 3-1/2", 160 pages, Penfield Press
This collection of recipes satisfies both the test of time and taste. Compiled with the the Guild of the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the book includes recipes from the Phillips (Wisconsin) Czechoslovakian Community Festival Committee, Sokol of Greater Cleveland (Ohio), and friends of Penfield. This book celebrates the heartwarming and sustaining treats created by generations of Czech and Slovak cooks. Among the many varieties in flavor and preparation of the kolache is the "No Knead Refrigerator Kolache," used by the Phillips, Wisconsin, festival committee to prepare as many as 7,000 succulent rolls for their annual fete. Other recipes feature ease of preparation and an assortment of tastes. There are recipes for fillings made with fruits, cheese, sausage, sauerkraut, nuts, and the staple poppy seed.
160934 
Price: 6.95 USD

 

 

2 QUALITY CZECH MUSHROOM RECIPES

Spiral bound, 5 1/2 x 3 1/2", 160 pages, Penfield Press
ompiled by The Guild of the National Czech & Slovak Museum and Library with Melinda Bradnan. Illustrations by Marj Nejdl.
Hunting morels and cooking them is popular in the Czech Republic as well as in the American midwest where Czech immigrants settled. Includes almost every imaginable method of preparing wild or domestic mushrooms.
160705 
Price: 6.95 USD

 
 
Out of This Furnace, Bell, Thomas


3 Out of This Furnace
Bell, Thomas
424 pages, paperback / softcover, University of Pittsburgh Press
Our all-time bestselling title, this classic and powerful novel spanning three generations of a Slovak immigrant family has been adopted for course use in more than 250 colleges and universities nationwide. Out of This Furnace, first published in 1941 by Little, Brown, and long out of print, is Thomas Bell's most compelling achievement. Its story of three generations of an immigrant Slovak family - the Dobrejcaks - still stands as a fresh and extraordinary accomplishment. The novel begins in the mid-1880s with the naive blundering career of Djuro Kracha. It tracks his arrival from the old country as he walked from New York to White Haven, his later migration to the steel mills of Braddock, and his eventual downfall through foolish financial speculations and an extramarital affair. The second generation is represented by Kracha's daughter, Mary, who married Mike Dobrejcak, a steel worker. Their decent lives, made desperate by the inhuman working conditions of the mills, were held together by the warm bonds of their family life, and Mike's political idealism set example for the children. Dobie Dobrejcak, the third generation, came of age in the 1920s determined not to be sacrificed to the mills. His involvement in the successful unionization of the steel industry climaxed a half-century struggle to establish economic justice for the workers. Out of This Furnace is a document of our ethnic heritage and of a violent and cruel period in our history, but it is also a superb story. The writing is strong and forthright, and the novel builds constantly to its triumphantly human conclusion.

About Author
Thomas Bell grew up in the steel-mill town of Braddock, Pennsyvania, enduring the hardships that faced his Slovak family and learning the agonies of life dominated by the mill. He wanted desperatedly to be a writer. Although he had little formal education, over the years he developed a self-taught style of simple vigor and extraordinary clarity. Eventually he published six novels and won national acclaim.
952734 
Price: 15.95 USD

     


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