The New Book

The book
  A major millennium book on the Doukhobors is now available! The new book by Koozma J. Tarasoff features over 700 of the best old and contemporary photos, sketches and maps pertaining to the Doukhobors of the century. Available by separate purchase is an interactive CD-ROM of the book itself and includes video and audio, and an interactive Timeline of the history of the Doukhobors). This is the most attractive historic, biographical, artistic, photographic and collector's show-book on the Doukhobors ever printed.
Spirit Wrestlers
Doukhobor Pioneers' Strategies for Living
Koozma J. Tarasoff

The CD-ROM ordered separately

The book (and separately purchased CD-ROM) promises to dispel many myths about this minority group as well as to show the Doukhobors' growth from Russia 350 years ago. Its main focus will be on the 20th century of Doukhobors in Canada, Russia, and United States of America, with a special tribute to its pioneers, who like those receiving the Order of Canada Awards, have made a valued contribution to both the local and wider communities.

One will find that tenacious idealism and hard work unites them all like a magic colourful thread of creative and caring humanity. Lev N. Tolstoy, the Russian literary giant who helped them, is highlighted. The Time Line gives the visitor a quick look at where the Doukhobors fit into the world scene. A concluding chapter summarizes their wisdom of the ages. This multimedia ensemble helps to preserve the universally recognized enduring human values of pioneers such as hard work, creativity, innovation, cooperation, community, hospitality, nonviolence, mutual respect for cultural diversity, and dedication to excellence. In effect, the book is an important resource for you as it's aptly dubbed subtitle suggests, ...Strategies for Living.

Place your order today for this marvelous multimedia collection of the author's life's work and enjoy The Spirit Wrestlers: Doukhobor Pioneers' Strategies for Living in a way never before offered.

This outstanding book will be cherished for generations to come and can be ordered for $45.00 plus $10 for shipping. The CD-ROM is $30.00 plus $2.00 for postage and handling per CD-ROM. Use the handy Order Form(s) to order your copy or order by credit card from the links below:

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Note: The actual price of this book is $45.00 plus $10 shipping and handling. Please disregard the old price showing inside the PDF order form.

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Screenshot of the Timeline module of the CD-ROM Spirit Wrestlers: Doukhobor Pioneers' Strategies for Living

The Mac/Windows hybrid CD-ROM is adorned with new one-of-a-kind features to this sort of development. The CD-ROM contains every page of the book itself, with expandable images and also includes (though not depicted) a Video Library sample music and choirs of this colourful culture, a TimeLine, and Audio Library.

Shown above, the Vocabulary Module from the CD-ROM giving actual real-time annunciation of hard to pronounce or Russian words used throughout the book.


The CD-ROM sold separately lists for $20.00, plus postage.

Depicted above, screenshot of the Audio Library where one can hear the rich culture of the Doukhobors in song; choirs and groups grace this multimedia ensemble!


Order direct from the author:
Koozma J. Tarasoff
882 Walkley Road
Ottawa, Ontario
Canada  K1V 6R5

Please Phone:  (613) 737-5778
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