SELECTED BOOKS on ROMANIA

AFECEREA ROSIA MONTANA
Through investigative study of the 15-year long Rosia Montana gold mine scandal authored by Mihai Gotiu. In Romanian; published by TACT, 2013

AN UNIMAGINABLE JOURNEY: How Pepsi Beat the Odds in Romania
Avia Meitar, BookSurge Publishing, 2010. Description of a successful business venture developing Pepsi sales.

BUCHAREST - Photos by Zsathmari (middle 1800s)
An exceptional books reproducing long forgotten and rare glass-plate photos of Bucharest. Co-authored by Radu Oltean. Published 2012.

BRANCUSI - Sophrosyne or Wisdom of the Earth
Ion Pogorilovschi, Universalia Publishers, New York, 2005 (Excellent analysis of sources of Brancusi's creativity)

CAROL AL II-LEA: Portraitul unui rege
Photagraphic portrait of the King using heretofore inacessible archive photos many of his personal life. Published by The Prahova County History Museum, 2013

CAVES BEYOND TIME
Cristian Lascu, GESS (Bucharest)
(Photographic study of Romania caves, history and speleology. Can be ordered in limited number from Romania contact)


COANDA, Henri
Dan Antoniu, George Cicos, Ioan-Vasile Buiu, Alexandru Bartoc, Robert Sutic (Editura Anima, Bucharest 2010) see more
Covers his prolific technical work as an aircraft pioneer between 1906 and 1918. A superbly crafted volume. Companion to Romania Aeronautical Construction (below)


CONSTANT CHOICE
Autobiogaphical story of Peter Georgescu's dramatic passge from Romania to the U.S. and his rise to CEO and Chairman of Young & Rubica,, NY's leading ad agency. Greenleaf Book Group Press, Autin, TX, 2013.


DACIA: Land of Transylvania / Cornerstone of Ancient Eastern Europe
Ion Grumeza, Hamilton Book, 2009
Detailed account of the Dacian people and their Kingdom including accounts of the Roman invasions and plundering in 101-106 AD under the command of Emperor Trajan.


DADA: Zurich, Berlin, Hanover, Cologne, New York, Paris
Published by National Art Gallery Wash DC (Published by National Art Gallery, Wash, DC, 2005 - exhibit catalog of Romanian influenced Dada art movement early 1900s)

DIMITRI D. DIMANCESCU - Uncharted Journey, BTF, 2016. Memoirs. Founder of Romania Boy Scouts; Diplomat, Paris Peace Conference. Exile in Morocco. Order

DRACULA IS DEAD: How Romanian Survived Communism, Ended It, and Emerged since 1989 as the New Italy, by Sheilah Kast and Jim Rospape, Bancroft Press, 2009

DE LA VLAD SEPES - LA DRACULA VAMPIRUL
Superbly illustrated and historically documented biography of Vlad Sepes by noted artist ad illustrator Radu Oltean. Presented as a 'junior' edition but of interest to adults. Humanitas, Bucharest, 2003.

EMINESCU Selected Poems
Adrian George Sahlean (cv), Prospero Books (Needham, MA)
(Award winning translations of the eminent poet's work)

ETHNOGRAPHIC ATLAS OF ROMANIA (Vol 1, Vol 2, Vol 3 & Vol4)
Dr. I. Ghinoiu et al, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2012
First 4 of 5 volumes - 5 to be published by 2013
(Can be read at Peabody Library (Harvard), Rockefeller Library (Brown Univ), Cosmos Club - Wash DC)

FLYING AGAINST THE ARROW: An Intellectual in Ceausescu's Romania
Horia-Roman Patapievici, Central European Univ. Press (Budapest 2003)
[Diaries and thoughts of an intellectual's evolution in communist Romania]

FOLK ALMANAC
Prof. Ion Ghinoiu (see), BtF Publisher (Cambridge, MA)
(Exceptional compendium of folk customs. Available as
ebook from zinio.com)

FORTRESSES OF FAITH
Alan Ogden, Center for Romanian Studies (Portland)
(An evocative book with large format b&w photos of Saxon villages)

IN THE MOST BEAUTIFUL LIFE
Carmen Firan and Virginia Joffe, Umbrage Editions (New York) - English and Romanian
("A poetic celebration in words and photographs of contemporary Romania, by noted New York photographer Virginia Joffe and Romanian poet Carmen Firan.")

MARAMURES: The Wooden Architecture of,
Ana Barca and Dan Dinescu, Humanitas (Bucharest)
(Beautifully designed with b&w photos of unique wooden architecture and construction work)

MARAMURES
Kosei Miya, Humanitas (Bucharest)

MASKS
Georgeta Rosu, Peasant Museum (Bucharest)
(In Romanian, English & French, an elegantly designed book of masks from the Museum)

MERRY CEMETERY OF SAPANTA
Maramures cemetery epitaphs translated by Adrian Sahlean and essay by Sanda Golopentia. Purple Martin Press (NY) 2007

MONSTER OF GOD
David Quammen, WW Norton (New York)
(About 100 pages are devoted to the history and plight of the bear in Romania in "Shadow of the Nine-Toed Bear" and its fate under Ceausescu and now)

MY SECOND UNIVERSITY: Memories from Romanian Communist Prisons
Dan S. Dusleag and Stanciu Stroia, iUniverse, (Lincoln, Nebraska), 2005

(A memoir of Dr. Stanciu Stroia's years in several communist-era prisons edited by his grandson Dr. Dusleag)

PREZIOSI IN ROMANIA
Adrian-Silvan Ionescu, Noi Media Print, Bucharest, 2003
(Paintings of Amedeo Preziosi depicting Romania in the 1860s-1870s)

ROMANIA: Borderland of Europe
Lucian Boia, Reaktion Books (London)
(Very readable big picture of Romanian history and contemporary challenges)

THE ROMANIA FRONT IN WORLD I

The most authoritative account" to date of WW-I in Romania by Prof Glenn Torrey / Published 2012 (see)

ROMANIA: The Humble Sport of Splendor
Photographs (duatone) of Romanian peasant life by Razvan Voiculescu with an introduction by Horia-Roman Patapievici. Humanitas (Bucharest), 2005 (Superb photographic essay on everyday life through informal portraits of people at home or work)

ROMANIAN MODERNISM: The Architecture of Bucharest, 1920-1940
Luminita Machedon and Ernie Scoffham, MIT Press (Cambridge, Mass.), 1999

ROMANIA REDUX: A View from Harvard - amazon.com
Dan Dimancescu, et al. BtF Press (Cambridge, Mass.)
(Economic and cultural analysis of contemporary Romania by seven Harvard-connected co -authors)
Read
introductory pages

ROMANIA: Valeur de l'Architecture Autochtone
Silvia Paun - an viausl collection with bi-lingual text (Ro and Fr) on the history and evolution of architecture in Romania, Per Omnes Artes, Bucharest 2003

ROMANIAN AERONAUTICAL CONSTRUCTIONS
Dan Antoniu and George Cicos (Editura Vivaldi - Bucharest 2009)Expansive listing of aeronautical inventors and manufacturers starting in the late 1800s to the present. Very well illustrated.

ROMANIAN REVOLUTION OF DECEMBER 1989
Peter Siani-Davies, Cornell Univ Press (Ithaca, NY)
Coup d'etat or revolution? Read the book for an answer.

SHORT HISTORY OF ROMANIA
Ion Bulei, Meronia Publishers (Bucharest, Romania), 2005. Excellent, concise, history with good sources.

SIEBENBUERGEN IM FLUG
Georg Gerster and Marin Rill, Wort und Welt (Munich)
(Aerial views of fortified Saxon villages in Transylvania by internationally famous photographer, German text)
Hard to get. Try: http://shop.transylvaniatravel.net/

UNESCO: Seven -Volume Series On Romanian Heritage Sites (Mar 11) ORDER site

VANISHING HECTARE
Katherine Verdery, Cornell University Press
(Land reforms in post-communist times)
Copyright © D. Dimancescu, Cambridge, MA.
WHAT'S NEW IN BUCHAREST BOOKSTORES:
For a listing and short description (in Romanian) of current titles on sale in Bucharest see the "online gallery" of cultural activities and events

ON LINE BOOKS: go to
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On line site for buying books from various Romanian publishers:
www.librariilehumanitas.ro

Below: UNESCO series on Romanian Heritage sites (2010)