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Dancing Bears by Witold Szablowski

Title Dancing Bears
Author Witold Szablowski
Publisher Penguin
Release Date 2018-03-06
Category History
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9781101993385
Language English, Spanish, and French
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*As heard on NPR’s All Things Considered* “Utterly original.” —The New York Times Book Review “Mixing bold journalism with bolder allegories, Mr. Szabłowski teaches us with witty persistence that we must desire freedom rather than simply expect it.” —Timothy Snyder, New York Times bestselling author of On Tyranny and The Road to Unfreedom An incisive, humorous, and heartbreaking account of people in formerly Communist countries holding fast to their former lives, by the acclaimed author of How to Feed a Dictator For hundreds of years, Bulgarian Gypsies trained bears to dance, welcoming them into their families and taking them on the road to perform. In the early 2000s, with the fall of Communism, they were forced to release the bears into a wildlife refuge. But even today, whenever the bears see a human, they still get up on their hind legs to dance. In the tradition of Ryszard Kapuściński, award-winning Polish journalist Witold Szabłowski uncovers remarkable stories of people throughout Eastern Europe and in Cuba who, like Bulgaria’s dancing bears, are now free but who seem nostalgic for the time when they were not. His on-the-ground reporting—of smuggling a car into Ukraine, hitchhiking through Kosovo as it declares independence, arguing with Stalin-adoring tour guides at the Stalin Museum, sleeping in London’s Victoria Station alongside a homeless woman from Poland, and giving taxi rides to Cubans fearing for the life of Fidel Castro—provides a fascinating portrait of social and economic upheaval and a lesson in the challenges of freedom and the seductions of authoritarian rule. From the Introduction: “Guys with wacky hair who promise a great deal have been springing up in our part of the world like mushrooms after rain. And people go running after them, like bears after their keepers. . . . Fear of a changing world, and longing for someone . . . who will promise that life will be the same as it was in the past, are not confined to Regime-Change Land. In half the West, empty promises are made, wrapped in shiny paper like candy. And for this candy, people are happy to get up on their hind legs and dance.”

Dancing Bears by Witold Szabłowski

Title Dancing Bears
Author Witold Szabłowski
Publisher Penguin
Release Date 2018
Category History
Total Pages 233
ISBN 9780143129745
Language English, Spanish, and French
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An account of people in formerly Communist countries holding fast to their former lives.

Dancing Bears by Witold Szabłowski

Title Dancing Bears
Author Witold Szabłowski
Publisher Text Publishing
Release Date 2018-02-26
Category History
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9781925603361
Language English, Spanish, and French
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• Incisive, humorous and heartbreaking oral histories of people living in formerly Communist countries holding fast to their former lives, from one of Poland’s finest journalists. • Like Anna Funder’s Stasiland or Svetlana Alexievich’s Secondhand Time, readers are guided through the aftereffects of authoritarian rule and the challenges of freedom via Szablowski’s immediate, heartwrenching stories of the people who lived through the collapse of Communism. • The bold and brilliant allegory at the centre of Dancing Bears is of bears raised and trained by Bulgarian Gypsies. With the fall of Communism, the bears were released into a wildlife refuge. But even today, whenever the bears see a human, they still get up on their hind legs to dance. • Dancing Bears traces the remarkable true stories of people throughout Eastern Europe and Cuba who, like the bears, are now free, but seem nostalgic for a time when they were not. • Szablowski is an award-winning Polish journalist—his reportage on illegal immigrants flocking to the EU won the European Parliament Journalism Prize, and his previous book about Turkey, The Assassin from Apricot City, won an English PEN Award. • This book comes at a pivotal moment for oral histories, following the success of 2015 Nobel Prize for Literature winner Svetlana Alexievich’s Secondhand Time. • For fans of Stasiland by Anna Funder, Nothing to Envy by Barbara Demick and Tale of Two Cities by John Freeman.

Title The Deliverance of Dancing Bears
Author Elizabeth Stanley
Publisher Uwa Pub
Release Date 1994-01-01
Category Fiction
Total Pages 40
ISBN 1875560378
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A contemporary fable about a dancing bear, whose dreams of freedom keep her spirit alive despite the pain and degradation of her existence.

Title The Drizzle That Rained Like Dancing Bears
Author Andy Mor
Publisher Lulu Press, Inc
Release Date 2016-11-10
Category Fiction
Total Pages 86
ISBN 9781365523496
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Drizzle that Rained like Dancing Bears A Short Story by Random Writer Ocean Barker looked at the tiny book in her hands and felt jumpy. She walked over to the window and reflected on her industrial surroundings. She had always loved grey Paris with its soft, solid swamps. It was a place that encouraged her tendency to feel jumpy. Then she saw something in the distance, or rather someone. It was the figure of Pete Superhalk. Pete was a clever teacher with beautiful spots and ruddy fingers.

The Dancing Bear by Michael Morpurgo

Title The Dancing Bear
Author Michael Morpurgo
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2010
Category Animals
Total Pages 55
ISBN 1405663812
Language English, Spanish, and French
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High in the mountains, in a tiny village, an abandoned bear cub is adopted by a lonely orphan child. Soon they are inseparable, beloved by the whole village. Then a glamorous film crew arrives and everything changes.

Dancing Bears by Fred Saberhagen

Title Dancing Bears
Author Fred Saberhagen
Publisher Tom Doherty Assoc Llc
Release Date 1997-01-31
Category Fiction
Total Pages 384
ISBN 0812550048
Language English, Spanish, and French
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On the brink of the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution, an American hunter is chased across Russia by a nobleman with the preternatural ability to turn into a bear--a metaphor of Russia's own transformation. Reprint.

Amy The Dancing Bear by Carly Simon

Title Amy the Dancing Bear
Author Carly Simon
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1992
Category Bears
Total Pages 32
ISBN 0440847575
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Mother Bear tries to persuade her young daughter Amy to stop dancing and go to bed with unexpected results.

Dancing With Bears by Michael Swanwick

Title Dancing with Bears
Author Michael Swanwick
Publisher Night Shade
Release Date 2011-05-01
Category Fiction
Total Pages 300
ISBN 1597802352
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Michael Swanwick—The Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy award- winning author of Stations of the Tide—delivers a stunning "Postutopian" novel of swashbuckling adventure, dangerous women, and genocidal AIs. Dancing with Bears follows the adventures of notorious con men Darger and Surplus: They've lied and cheated their way onto the caravan that is delivering a priceless gift from the Caliph of Baghdad to the Duke of Muscovy. The only thing harder than the journey to Muscovy is their arrival in Muscovy. An audience with the duke seems impossible to obtain, and Darger and Surplus quickly become entangled in a morass of deceit and revolution. The only thing more dangerous than the convoluted political web surrounding Darger and Surplus is the gift itself, the Pearls of Byzantium, and Zoësophia, the governess sworn to protect their virtue. This steampunk-esque adventure explores the great game of espionage and empire building, from the point of view of the world’s most accomplished con men, Darger and Surplus.

Another Celebrated Dancing Bear by Gladys Scheffrin-Falk

Title Another Celebrated Dancing Bear
Author Gladys Scheffrin-Falk
Publisher Purple House Press
Release Date 2011-01
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 28
ISBN 1930900503
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

A New York Times 10 Best Illustrated Children's Book of 1991

Dancing Bear by James Crumley

Title Dancing Bear
Author James Crumley
Publisher Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Release Date 2016-04-20
Category Fiction
Total Pages 240
ISBN 9781101973561
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Detective Milo Dragovitch spends too much time boozing until he gets caught up in a case involving two-bit criminals and an old lady on the run. His friends call him Milo. No one has ever called him Bud except his father, long dead, and now Sarah Weddington, stirring painful memoires and offering him his first case since he abandoned his private practice and took a job marking time on the night shift for Haliburton Security. The case seems almost too easy, hardly worth the large fee, just to satisfy this old woman's curiosity. But things are soon exploding all over the place and Milo is turning up grenades, machine guns, a kilo of marijuana and a bag of coke . . . and suddenly Milo is on the run.

A Dancing Bear by David Free

Title A Dancing Bear
Author David Free
Publisher Lulu.com
Release Date 2007-06-01
Category Fiction
Total Pages 328
ISBN 9781430320548
Language English, Spanish, and French
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What if getting the girl meant becoming a terrorist wet boy? On an unnamed university campus late in the 20th century, a young man named Fenton Bland joins a society of student Maoists in order to get near the girl he loves. But the girl turns out to belong to the chief Maoist - and HE turns out to harbor alarming aspirations in the field of revolutionary terror. And so Fenton, wearing a forcibly grown beard, finds himself propelled into a bizarre covert world of death lists, backyard bomb labs, untraceable handguns, and attempted wet jobs of wildly varying quality - a world in which he must choose between losing the girl forever or else participating, perhaps very soon, in a successful terrorist atrocity ...

The Dancing Bear by Ron McDole

Title The Dancing Bear
Author Ron McDole
Publisher University of Nebraska Press
Release Date 2018-10-01
Category Sports & Recreation
Total Pages 232
ISBN 9781496212641
Language English, Spanish, and French
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From the early sixties to the late seventies, defensive end Ron McDole experienced football’s golden age from inside his old‐school, two‐bar helmet. During an eighteen‐year pro career, McDole—nicknamed “The Dancing Bear”—played in over 250 games, including two AFL Championships with the Buffalo Bills and one NFL Championship with the Washington Redskins. A cagey and deceptively agile athlete, McDole wreaked havoc on football’s best offenses as part of a Bills defensive line that held opponents without a rushing touchdown for seventeen straight games. His twelve interceptions remain a pro record for defensive ends. Traded by the Bills in 1970, he was given new life in Washington as one of the most famous members of George Allen’s game‐smart veterans known as “The Over‐the‐Hill Gang.” Through it all, McDole was known and loved by teammates and foes alike for his knowledge and skill on the field and his ability to have fun off it. In The Dancing Bear McDole the storyteller traces his life from his humble beginnings in Toledo, Ohio, to his four years at the University of Nebraska, his marriage to high school sweetheart Paula, and his long, accomplished professional career. He recounts the days when a pro football player needed an off‐season job to pay the bills and teams had to drive around in buses to find a city park in which to practice. The old AFL and NFL blitz back to life through McDole’s straightforward stories of time when the game was played more for love and glory than for money.

Title The Deliverance of Dancing Bears
Author Elizabeth Stanley
Publisher Kane Miller Book Pub
Release Date 2003
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 40
ISBN 1929132417
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A bear dreams of being free from his owner who forces him to dance for the townspeople, until one day when an old peasant man decides to take the bear home.

Hannah S Dancing Bear by Marygrace Snook

Title Hannah s Dancing Bear
Author Marygrace Snook
Publisher Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
Release Date 2020-01-16
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 20
ISBN 9781643492179
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Perhaps the author could say Hannah's Dancing Bear is a recycling project""so much better than the original. About sixty years ago, when the author was in the third or fourth grade, the teacher told her to write a poem. The subject: her own teddy bear, George. Her older cousin had "kidnapped" George from some girl and gave him to her. George had no eyes, and one ear was torn half off. There's lots of wear and tear in teddy bear's life. Marygrace loved George. He was old and experienced in raising children. Nevertheless, George gave her years of joy. He was faithful and the best secret keeper she has ever known. When her dad moved their family to the West Coast, George remained in New York with so many childhood memories. She was seventeen. Many would say that she was too old for a teddy bear. In some ways that may have been true, for the seasons of our lives change. However, when she looks back into her memories, George is always there. He keeps all those memories in a safe place where they remain unchanged by time. To this day, she has never seen a bear that looks like George. Marygrace would never have guessed that her love of stuffed furry bears would bring her to write this poem for her dear granddaughter. Together, Hannah the Dancing Bear and Marygrace will have this happy, warm, and fuzzy memory to share through the years; and they invite all other children to join them. After you enjoy this poem, you may want to make your own special memories with your own bear, bunny, or other toy.

Title Dancing Bear and Other New Poems
Author Diane H. Schetky
Publisher Xlibris Corporation
Release Date 2012-02-21
Category Nature
Total Pages 79
ISBN 9781469161549
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Her poems in Dancing Bear are inspired by her travels to the arctic and other northerly realms and her respect for nature. Her poetry is both poignant and humorous and her deep concern for our endangered earth is evident throughout this book. Her vivid imagery will take you on travels to places you never expected to visit, including the North Pole.

Title Mr Gum and the Dancing Bear
Author Andy Stanton
Publisher Jelly Pie
Release Date 2015-03
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 256
ISBN 1405274964
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Good evening. Do you like bears called Padlock? Course you do. Do you like hot-air balloons? Course you do. Do you like tall sailing ships with mad sea captains, and horrifying old villains and words like 'wab!', 'tungler' and 'kelp'? COURSE you do! Well, guess what, you lucky little nibbleheads? This book's got all of those things - and a lot more besides.

Dancing Bear by Manasi Subramaniam

Title Dancing Bear
Author Manasi Subramaniam
Publisher Chitra
Release Date 2013-04-16
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 32
ISBN 8181902009
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Altaf is thrilled to recieve Somu the sloth bear as his twelfth birthday present, and the two begin to train as a dancing bear act, but Altaf soon discovers that Somu is unhappy with being in captivity.

Dancing Bear by Peter Dickinson

Title Dancing Bear
Author Peter Dickinson
Publisher Turtleback
Release Date 1988-01
Category Bears
Total Pages 86
ISBN 0613125916
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Following a raid by the Huns, the slave Silvester, his dancing bear, Bubba, and Holy John attempt to find Lady Ariadne.

Last Dance by Alan Knight

Title Last Dance
Author Alan Knight
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2016-10
Category
Total Pages 144
ISBN 178281700X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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