Jean Sibelius & Olin Downes
Music, Friendship, Criticism
By Glenda Dawn Goss
Hardcover, P4 pages, photos
The Life of Jacob J. Hoikka
And His Share of Democratizing the Suomi Synod
By Raymond W. Wargelin
Softcover; 172 pages~photos
Sower of Faith
By Toini Peiko Laakso
The Soviet Union Experience
No Home for Us Here
The Mass Annihilation of the Finnish Border-
Hoppers in the Urals in 1938
By Jukka Rislakki and Eila Lahti Argutina
Translated by Richard Impola
Soft cover; 321 pages, photos
Finnish Communities in
North America and Soviet Karelia during the Depression Era
Edited by Ronald Harpelle, Varpu Limdström
and Alexis Pogorelskin
This book is a collection of articles about the exodus of Finnish Canadians and Finnish Americans to Soviet Karelia in the 1930s. These articles were originally papers presented in March 2004 at a conference in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada, dealing with Finnish communities in North America and Soviet Karelia during the Depression. The conference featured speakers from Russia, Finland, Sweden, the United States, and Canada.
The following articles are included:
Lamentations on Mayme Sevander’s Life by’ Raija Warkentin; ‘The Finnish Canadian Communities during the Decade of Depression “by Varpu Lindstrom; Communism and the Co-ops: Recruiting and Financing the Finnish-American Migration to Karelia” by Alexis E. ‘Pegorelskin; Sudbury in the Great Depression: The Tumultuous Years” by Oiva Saarinen and Gerry Tapper; “A Remarkable Place, An Eventful Year: Politics and Recreation ’Minnesota's Mesaba Co-op Park in 1936” by Arnold R. Alanen;
“Murder” in the Bush: The Making of a Modem Myth by Peter Raffo; “From the Frying Pan into the Fire North American Finns in Soviet Karelia” by Tuna Takala; “The Fate of Finnish Canadians in Soviet Karelia” by Eila Lahti-Argutina; “The Soviet Depression and Finnish immigrants in Soviet Karelia” by Markku Kangaspuro; “Framing the Finnish Experience in the Soviet Union: Comparing Finnish and North American Finns” by Imo Vihavainen; “The- Experience of Finnish-North American Writers in Soviet Karelia in the 1930s” by Mike Ylikangas; “Pipeline Accident on Lake Onega: A Study of Ethnic Conflict in Soviet Kare1ia, 1934” by Alexis Pororelskin; “Recruitment of Swedish immigrants to Soviet Karelia” by Kaa Eneberg; “Memories of the North American Depression among Finnish Americans in the Soviet Union” by Helena Miettinen and Raja Warkentin.
A Journal of Finnish Studies special issue
Soft cover, 226 pages, photos, maps, illustrations
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Me and My Life
by Maria Lindroos
Maria Lindroos was born In Simo, in northern Finland, In 1894, and came to the U.S. In 1916. She lived in various communities - Including Gardner and Winchendon - in north central Massachusetts before settling in Worcester. Prior to her death in the late 1970's she wrote her memoirs which her family had published In 1980.
Second generation Finnish Americans have been quite active in recent years writing and publishing their memoirs. Me and My Life however, is written by a member of the 'first' generation who arrived in the U.S. in the 1910's and it offers a candid, straight-forward look into a whole different era. Over half of the book recounts her life in Finland and the rest is primarily her experiences as a young single woman holding various jobs from maid to textile worker.
It is a fascinating book, well worth reading by anyone with an interest in the Finnish American experience.
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A History of the Kaleva
Knighthood & the Knights of Kaleva
By Alfons Ukkonen
Translated by Tessa Suurkuukka
Edited by Qiva W. Sanrinen
Softcover; 372 pages. photos
The Albert Salmi Story
By Sandra Grabman
Who was Albert Salmi? Born of Finnish parents in Brooklyn's Finntown, Albert Salmi had a childhood he would recall fondly, even though it was plagued by the hardships of the Great Depression. As a teenager he broke the law. But the judge gave him a sentence that turned his life around.
Salmi set his sights for an acting career and, thanks to the GI Bill, got the best training possible. The result was that for forty years he appeared on the Broadway stage (Bus Stop, etc.), national television (Petrocelli, Gunsmoke, Bonanza, Kung Fu, The Twilight Zone, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Lost in Space, I Spy, Dallas, etc., etc.), and in countless films (The Brothers Karamazov, The Unforgiven, Caddyshack, Brubaker, Escape from the Planet of the Apes, etc.).
Sandra Grabman's biography is a loving tribute, combined with many memories from Salmi's family, friends, and co-stars, and includes never-before-published memoirs from the man himself. From humble beginnings — to a highly successful acting career — to a tragic death that shocked the world. Albert Salmi's story is unlike any other you ll ever read.
Soft cover, 212
pages, 72 photos (Bear Manor Media, ISBN
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