Captured in Liberation

· Page Publishing Inc
3 reviews

About this ebook

In a quiet northern England village, thirteen-year-old Iris moves into the household of a strict uncle following the illness and loss of her mother. Farther away across the English Channel, a mountainous storm is brewing. Fifteen-year-old Ian leaves home with his family on a horse-drawn carriage to escape impending Nazi invasion only to face yet more danger and peril from another invader. So begins a fascinating journey that leads Ian on a quest to liberate his beloved Poland from both German and Russian occupation. His quest will cross through Europe's vast mountain ranges and captivating cities, leading to friendships, forced labor, capture, escape, and unexpected encounters around every corner. A front-row seat encompassing World War II's broad canvas, from his brother Stefan's desperation in the hinterlands of Siberia to the promise of a resurging Polish Army in Italy. When an Allied agreement surfaces and Polish soldiers of Anders' Army face the grim reality that there will be no liberation of their homeland, Ian is sent to Scotland, unaware that a spirited young lady in England's Lake District awaits him.

This spellbinding story captures the power of freedom and the enduring strength of family. A son's discovery of his father's long-hidden story comes alive, before it is gone and lost forever. A true story personalized with vintage photographs and documents that continues to unlock secrets that further bind the family, from both the past and the present.

3 reviews
Chad Parritt
June 7, 2018
A natural storyteller telling an amazing story, A. Bajda's true account of his family's experiences in ww2 is exactly what great non-fiction should be. The pacing is spot on, the characters ring true(I'm guessing cause they're real members of the author's family) and the themes are universal. Can't believe it hasn't been made into a film yet. Satisfying on every level. Highest rating
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A Google user
July 15, 2017
This is a wonderful book that explores a Polish family's journey throughout WW II. I could not put it down.
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About the author

  Captured in Liberation is Andrew Bajda’s first book. Bajda is an assistant professor at Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland, Ohio, where he is lead faculty member for the Small Business (Entrepreneurial) Program. Andrew has developed numerous workshops and programs designed to promote social entrepreneurship while also encouraging personal growth and development. In 2013, he was nominated as teacher of the year for the Ohio Association of Two-Year Colleges. Earlier, Bajda won the Bessie Award for teaching excellence in 2009. This award is presented annually to a faculty member in recognition of exceptional professional competence, reflecting the esteem of colleagues and students for teaching that helps people succeed. Outside the classroom, Bajda is an avid world traveler also who enjoys spending time with his family, including daughters Brittany, Lauren, Marissa, and Kelly. He is currently formulating an outline for his second book, a fiction that will focus on the power of diversity.

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