Former Ambassador Jan Drabek’s memoir, Up to My Ears in America is a lively and inspirational as well as anecdotal account of life after escaping Communist Czechoslovakia to the freedom(s) of France, America and Canada among other nations. Effects of life as an immigrant and the stalwart resolve to achieve against all odds, rings declaratively through this unique account of life well-spent. Readers are indeed honored to share in Mr. Drabek’s lifetime of achievements. ~ National Writing Examiner.
Jan Drabek was born in Prague. In 1948, his family escaped on skis from the newly Communist Czechoslovakia, eventually making its way to the United States where he finished his schooling and served in the U.S. Navy. His memoir allows readers to share a glimpse into the realities of the Cold War and its effects on youngsters and their parents.
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