"Border Crossings: Coming of Age in the Czech Resistance", presented by Sandra Novacek (GSWC Meetings - Programs)
Education Center Auditorium, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Campus, 5305 Elliott Dr., Ypsilanti, Michigan
Librarian-publisher Sandra Novacek will present an illustrated book talk and discussion on the above-titled memoir, a true story written by her late husband Charles Novacek. Endorsed by Madeleine Albright, the book describes the impact of World War II and the Cold War on a Czechoslovakian boy (Charles) who participated in the Czech Resistance against the Nazis and the Communists during World War II and the Cold War. After escaping his homeland, Novacek fled to Germany, then Venezuela, and finally immigrated to the U.S. where he became an American citizen and established a successful career as a civil engineer in Detroit, Michigan.