“I thank Charles Heller for having the courage to share his poignant and profound story with the world... a record of a history that should never be forgotten.”

—His Excellency Petr Gandalovič, Former Czech Ambassador to the U.S.

About the Author

Charles Ota Heller’s career has consisted of six phases: engineer, educator, entrepreneur, venture capitalist, management consultant, and writer. Today, he is a full-time writer, the author of Prague: My Long Journey Home (2011) and Name-Droppings:Close Encounters with the Famous and Near-Famous (2013). His business autobiography, Ready, Fire, Aim! An Immigrant’s Tales of Entrepreneurial Terror was released by the WriteLife imprint of Boutique of Quality Books Publications on June 1, 2017.

Behind the Scenes

Hundreds of books have been written about World War II, but few have presented the story through the eyes of some of the millions of children who lived in Europe during the late 1930s and early 1940s and whose lives were shaped forever by the dangers, horrors and unsettling events they experienced. I was one of those children.

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The following is another excerpt from my upcoming memoir, COWBOY FROM PRAGUE: AN IMMIGRANT’S PURSUIT OF THE AMERICAN DREAM: He yearned to be recognized as an intelligent human being, but he was viewed as a dumb jock. My first impression of him was that of a comic-book version of a cowboy. A giant ellipsoidal head…