Books by Steven Otfinoski

BULGARIA by Steven Otfinoski
NONFICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1998

"The road to democracy and prosperity is difficult for Bulgaria and readers will clearly understand that it has not given up its struggles. (b&w photos, maps, index, not seen, notes, chronology, further reading) (Nonfiction. 12-15)"
This latest entry in the Nations in Transition series recounts the history and struggles of Bulgaria and the hardships connected with its Soviet relationship. Read full book review >
BORIS YELTSIN AND THE REBIRTH OF RUSSIA by Steven Otfinoski
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 15, 1995

"Nevertheless, with the Russian political situation so unsettled, this book may have a short shelf life. (B&W photos, chronology, bibliography, index)(Nonfiction/biography. 12+)"
Covering Yeltsin's career from his childhood in the Urals through the December 1993 election ratifying Russia's new constitution, this brisk, brief biography ultimately skimps on background material; readers without real knowledge of the old Communist system may be somewhat baffled. Read full book review >
JOSEPH STALIN by Steven Otfinoski
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"B&w photos; source notes; chronology; annotated bibliography; index. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
Presented with undisguised condemnation and passion, the incredible story of Stalin's treacherous rise to power, moral degeneration, and miserable end. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 15, 1992

"Chronology; bibliography; index. (Biography. 11+)"
Telling the gripping story of the struggles of South Africa's leading statesman, Otfinoski maintains a sympathetic but narrowly focused viewpoint by concentrating on the individual activities of Mandela and his generation of activists rather than listing the horrors of apartheid and the suffering of younger activists like Steven Biko (who isn't even mentioned). Read full book review >