Dracula is Dead: How Romanians Survived Communism, Ended It, and Emerged Since 1989 as the New Italy

Front Cover
Jim Rosapepe, 2009 - History - 409 pages

What people are saying - Write a review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - akreese - LibraryThing

Prior to reading Dracula Is Dead I had very little knowledge of Romania. I knew that Romanian is a romance language (thanks to my high school Spanish teacher) and I have heard of the Carpathian ... Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - whitreidtan - LibraryThing

Written by reporter Sheilah Kast and her husband Jim Rosapepe, the US ambassador to Romania under President Clinton, this examination and explanation of the formerly communist country offers a view of ... Read full review

Selected pages


Listening to Romanians
The Romania You Dont Know
Beyond Communism
Living in The Paris of the East
A drive in the Country
The Good King
Inside Transylvania
Its Moldavia not Moldova
The Blue Danube and the Black Sea
Back in Europe
Living in the Balkans in the Shadow of the Kremlin
Why Romania Works
About the Authors

Deep in the Heart of Romania
In the Mountains of Maramures

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2009)

Sheilah Kast is an award-winning journalist well known to viewers of PBS, ABC, and CNN, and to listeners of NPR. For ABC, she reported on the collapse of Communism from Moscow and Tbilisi and covered Hillary Clinton?s first trip to Eastern Europe. She hosts AARP?s weekly newsmaker cable TV show, Inside E Street, as well as her own daily magazine show on WYPR, the public radio affiliate in Maryland.

Jim Rosapepe represented the United States as ambassador to Romania from 1998 to 2001, bringing to the job experience in American government and business, as well as in the former Communist world. Since returning to Maryland, where he is a state senator, he has served on the boards of various investment funds and companies active in Europe and the former Soviet Union. He has written on economic and security issues for The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Harvard International Review. Jim and Sheilah have been married for twenty-six years, and live in College Park, Maryland.

Bibliographic information