Wednesday, December 24, 2008
THE ANTHRACITE COAL REGION'S SLAVIC COMMUNITY
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Brian Ardan a native of Trevorton in Northumberland County County has written a fantastic new book on the Slavic Community in the Anthracite Region. Brian has lived and worked in Slavic-Language speaking countries such as Poland, Bosnia, and Montenegro. In his current project,he examines Slavic culture as it relates to the anthracite coal region.
Brian has a master's degree in Slavic Studies and library and information science, He currently serves on the faculty at Lock Haven University. As a local coal region native, he was very pleased to have the opportunity to present a work that combines professional interests with his enthusiasm for the anthracite coal region and its residents.
Brian Ardan maintains an active involvement and interest in internationally-related topics at LHU.He recently co-presented a paper in Prague, Czech Republic dealing with internationalization efforts on small college campuses. He is faculty advisor to a newly forming Slavic's Club, comprised mainly of students from Russia and Ukraine. He has also produced a musical CD with well known Slavic folk singer, Julia Doszna, From Poland.
This book will inspire the Polish, Slovak, Ukrainian, Carpatho-Rusyn, Slovenian,or other Slavic heritage to learn more about their culturally, rich and historically significant, roots.
I am sure anybody of Slavic heritage will enjoy this book. And once agian it is produced in the great format set by Arcadia Publishing in their fantastic Images of America Series with 128 pages of historical info and more than two hundred historical photographs.
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THe book will be avaialble on January 5, 2009. Check your local book stores here in the coal region. If you want to buy directly from the publisher contact Arcadia on line at
I know you will enjoy this book