SATURDAY afternoon, July 19, 2014 – starting at 1:30 p.m., I’ll be exhibiting and selling Charles Novacek’s award-winning memoir, BORDER CROSSINGS: Coming of Age in the Czech Resistance at Sokol Detroit’s CZECH and SLOVAK FESTIVAL, 23600 W. Warren, Dearborn Heights 48127. Come on out for the FESTIVAL of BEERS, Souvenirs, Crystal, Jewelry, Pastries, Music, Dancing, and Much More!
Charles Novacek was born in Czechoslovakia and immigrated to Detroit, MI, USA in 1956 where he became a Sokol Detroit member for 50+ years. His book, BORDER CROSSINGS is his firsthand account of his life spent in the Czech Resistance during World War II and the Cold War between the ages of 11 and 20. The book has been endorsed by Madeleine Albright and has been a winner and finalist of 14 awards for independent publishing.
Sokol is the oldest non-profit organization still in existence in the greater Detroit metropolitan area. The vision that started out in the Czech Republic in 1862 and traveled to the United States with new immigrants of one ethnicity, has become a diverse multicultural organization
Their focus is physical fitness for the family and the education of their members and the public to the history and culture of the Czech and Slovak people. In this way, they bring a diverse population together working toward the goal of an educated mind in a healthy body building a strong cohesive community. SOKOL is Czech for “falcon.” SOKOL is English for a great group of people bonded by a common ethnicity, heritage or interest.”