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This is an incredible story about a bomber crew shot down in enemy territory. The crew-members made a heroic run for freedom, a run that bonded them in life and death. Their implausible run covered several hundred miles. They walked over the steep mountains of Yugoslavia, through the German-held valleys of a dangerous land divided into vicious guerrilla warfare. Bands of guerrillas fought for their own causes; it was impossible to tell the enemy from a friend. Their marathon ended thirty-four days after they were shot down over Steyr, Austria. There were days of starvation, exhaustion, snow, sunshine and lice. Some of them made it through despite impossible odds. Others did not. None of them knew their fate as they made their way through a land of people who spoke a language that they could not understand. This is a story that recounts human tragedy and captures the triumph of the human spirit.
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Award winning author, Nikos Ligidakis, born and raised in Greece, came to America in 1969, at the age of twenty-four. While in America, he began to write with clarity and passion in an ardent voice for all people everywhere who find themselves called to join in the eternal struggle for life and freedom. In his popular book, The Heroes Of My Thoughts, Ligidakis has written a warm and loving tribute to his life long heroes, his parents. The book became the genesis for the "Children's Pen Foundation" a non profit educational program founded by Nikos in 2001 to inspire 6th and 7th graders to develop writing skills by composing short stories and poetry with the common theme "What kind of hero does our world need today?" His latest book, Power and Defiance, is a labor of love, a nearly 800 page book about the integrity of individual freedom and the intense struggle for social justice. Such deep matters require not only the profound thoughts in the writing, but also equal reflective thoughts in the reading. The reader will find such thoughts throughout the pages of Power and Defiance, and hopefully will be challenged to recognize the heroism of those individuals who are perceived to be ordinary and simultaneously re-examine the character of those who proclaim themselves to be righteous and just. Today Nikos devotes his life to coaching new authors encouraging and assisting them to write and publish their books. His publishing company, Inkwell Productions, has attracted numerous new and published authors and it's rapidly becoming a significantly growing influence in changing the traditional face of publishing. Ligidakis lives in Scottsdale, Arizona and has three children and six grandchildren.
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Book Description Inkwell Productions, 2011. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0983324794