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Title:
DREAMS OF A GREAT SMALL NATION
When:
10.22.2016 - 10.22.2016 14.00 h
Where:
Embassy of the Slovak Republic - Washington DC
Category:
Book Reading

Description

Book Talk, Slovak Embassy, Washington, DC

Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016 -- Please RSVP Today!
 


DREAMS OF A GREAT SMALL NATION
Talk by Kevin J. McNamara

Where:  Slovak Embassy, 3523 International Court, Washington, DC   20008  (Within walking distance of the Van Ness station on the red line, although be advised that Metro track work is being done on weekends, which means delays)

When:  2:00pm

Cost:  Free, but RSVP required by 11:00pm on Wednesday, October 19:  <  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it > or (571) 265-4436 (leave names and number of attendees)

Kevin J. McNamara followed the path taken by the Czecho-Slovak Legion shortly after the fall of the Soviet Union, traveling almost 2,000 miles along the Trans-Siberian Railway.  He was subsequently awarded research grants by the Earhart and Tawani Foundations to acquire and translate from Czech to English first-hand accounts by the men who had served in the Legion, which were published in Prague in the 1920s, but were suppressed following the Nazi and Soviet conquests of Czecho-Slovakia.

A former journalist for Calkins Media Inc., and a former aide to the late U.S. Congressman R. Lawrence Coughlin, McNamara is an Associate Scholar of the Foreign Policy Research Institute in Philadelphia, PA, and a former contributing editor to its quarterly journal, Orbis:  A Journal of World Affairs.  He earned a B.A. in journalism and an M.A. in international politics from Temple University, where he was a student of the noted military historian, Russell F. Weigley.

Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Critics are saying the following about the book:
 
"An epic story unknown even to many World War I history buffs…With admirable energy [McNamara] has assembled the story by piecing together archival records and the memoirs of the gallant men who served in the rejuvenated Czech Legion during the fateful spring and summer of 1918…A fascinating narrative.” — Wall Street Journal

". . . this incredible story lives up to its billing. Perhaps the most remarkable thing about it, though, is that it's a fable that's remained largely untold, until now. . . . A captivating tale, brilliantly told." — History of War (United Kingdom)

You can order copies at the Amazon or Barnes & Noble or Indie Bound websites.  The small greenlink below takes you to my own website (www.kevinjmcnamara.com), where you can learn more about this story, as well as directly link to AmazonBarnes & Noble, or Indie Bound.  On my website, please sign up -- for updates and free material -- on the site's Contact page.

Kevin J. McNamara | Author

Venue

Venue:
Embassy of the Slovak Republic
Street:
3523 International Court .N.W.
City:
Washington DC
State:
District of Columbia
Country:
Country: us

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