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Border Crossings is an award-winning memoir by Czech author Charles Nováček. It is an excellent book which mingles the fascinating life of an incredible man with the history and turmoil of his country during the 20th century. Charles Nováček was a member of the Czech resistance. He served in the resistance against the Nazi’s and,...
Today we’d like to announce a very special talk of by fellow SVU* member, Kevin J. McNamara about his book, Dreams of a Great Small Nation. This book is a wonderful narrative about a part of history that could have been lost to the Western world, had not McNamara painstakingly collected documents, had them translated, and pieced...
We interrupt our regular programming to alert all of our Czech and Slovak friends in the New York area to try to attend Mark Slouka’s book launch for Nobody’s Son at the Powerhouse Arena on Thursday, Oct 20, 2016. Mark Slouka is a fellow member of Czechoslovak Society of Arts & Sciences (SVU)* and we’re pleased to...
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Prague is known as “The city of a hundred spires” or “The city of one hundred spires” (Stovezata Praha in Czech language). and lately, we seem to be coming across 100 older books which highlight the architecture of what we believe to be the most beautiful city in the world. The Prague – City of 100...
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Scientific experiments have shown that reading can not only make you smarter, it can also make you live longer. Reading anything, from fiction to literature, can stimulate your brain sells and make your mind stay young longer. Reading can also make you a happier person and reduce stress altogether. I’m sure that everyone reading this...
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Marie Majerová was a Czech born novelist and journalist who started her career at the young age of sixteen as a servant in Budapest. She later traveled to Paris, Prague, and Vienna to pursue her learnings and indulge in her passion for writing. In 1907 Marie published her first real book, a collection of stories called Povídky...
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Retro Bohemian Mushroom Cuisine is the name that came to me when I decided to share these photos from my 80’s cookbook, Jihočeská houbařská kuchařka (South Bohemian Mushroom Cookbook). I’ve had mine since I can remember and the pages are worn and dog-eared, but I still use it, especially for unique mushroom recipes. Keep in mind that...
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The following vintage Czech cookbook illustrations are from my cookbook,  Česká Kuchařka from 1969. Yes, it has been in our family all those years. It was my grandmothers, then my mothers, mine and soon my daughters. It’s filled with over 500 delicious Czech recipes which make for some amazing dinners to please our friends and impress...
Homage to Catalonia is an account of the Spanish Civil War written by George Orwell. It follows his experiences fighting with the Party of Marxist Unity (POUM) Militia in Spain from the years 1936 to 1937. Written several months after George Orwell left Spain, Homage to Catalonia is a great account of the Spanish Civil War. Lionel...