Adventures with Czech George: The story of a very special friendship

Adventures with Czech George: The story of a very special friendship

by Mike Brown
     
 

This is a personal memoir of my very special friendship with a very unusual man. My wife and I first met George Borcovec during the short-lived Prague Spring of 1968. This chance encounter was the start of a forty year adventure during which we went behind the Iron Curtain, introduced George to life in Britain, watched in fascination the long struggle for freedom of… See more details below

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This is a personal memoir of my very special friendship with a very unusual man. My wife and I first met George Borcovec during the short-lived Prague Spring of 1968. This chance encounter was the start of a forty year adventure during which we went behind the Iron Curtain, introduced George to life in Britain, watched in fascination the long struggle for freedom of the Czech people, contacted George and his family again after their flight to Austria, taught English in Northern Bohemia,and visited the wonderful city of Prague more than a dozen times.
This book tells that story. It covers a dramatic period of change in European history: from hard-line Communism to the challenges of freedom and democracy since 1989. It includes some earlier Czech history, and deals with some of the differences between Czech and British culture. There are family photographs and family letters. There are even some jokes, mainly at the expense of the Czech Communist authorities.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781481788298
Publisher:
AuthorHouse
Publication date:
04/18/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
161
File size:
2 MB

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