Monday, March 18, 2019

Book Author Signing Event and Military Collector Show

*** FREE EVENT ***

April 13, 2019 - 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Renniger's Military Collector Show
Author Book Signing Event
20651 US 441
Mount Dora, FL  32757

Book authors:

Elin T. Gottschalk, "Into Exile: A Life Story of War and Peace," and Cynthia A. Sandor, "Through Innocent Eyes - The Chosen Girls of the Hitler Youth," will be displaying their items and selling their books $20 each - autographed.

About: "Into Exile: A Life Story of War and Peace" by Elin T. Gottschalk

The horrors of war are exemplified in this compelling memoir of a young girl and her family. Young Elin, her mother, and grandmother are swept up in the mass exile from Estonia during World War II. As Germans and Russians battle over Estonia, Elin and her family are forced to flee the country or be deported to Siberia. They use any mode of transportation available to arrive in a refugee camp. They spend months trying to find a way to immigrate to England, the land of promise in their eyes. Arriving, they find that all is not as they thought it would be. Mother and Grandmother are assigned to cleaning duties at a hospital and Elin is sent to an orphanage. As they struggle to stay together as a family and retain their heritage, they rely on each other while learning independence and perseverance. Artfully written, the author provides the reader with a detailed and compelling story of hardship turning into triumph!

2004 – White Start V Class Medal from President of Estonia Arnold Rüütel

2013 – The Economist – Best Books in December category

2015 – Royal Dragonfly Book Award – Honorable Mention

2015 – US Review of Books

2016 – US Review of Books

2016 – Eric Hoffer Award – Memoir Honorable Mention

2016 – Eric Hoffer Award – Grand Prize Short List

2016 – Eric Hoffer Award – The Montaigne Medal Finalists

2017 – Estonia Cultural Capital Endowment Best Book of 2017
Freestyle Golden Globe Award

Publisher: Evershine Press - Tampa Florida
ISBN# 978-0-989566131

Facebook: Elin T. Gottschalk - Author


"Through Innocent Eyes - The Chosen Girls of the Hitler Youth" by Cynthia A. Sandor

The National Socialistic upbringing in the League of German Girls uses paramilitary-like disciplinary measures to build their loyalty and moral character. Coupled with pagan rituals, songs, and folklore, "Through Innocent Eyes" captures the self-actualization of ten-year-old Gertrude as she progresses from childhood and living in poverty to adolescence and becoming "one" with her country. By age thirteen, Gertrude is chosen for Country Service Year Camp, called "Landjahr Lager." Here, she will receive the very best rural education for the Reich only wants the healthiest and strongest girls. In 1941, there are one-hundred thousand girls serving in Landjahr Lager and Gertrude Kerschner is one of them. Based upon the original journal and discussion with the author's mother and anchored in historical facts. Includes 51 photos.

Publisher: BDM History - Tampa Florida
Hardcover ISBN # 978-099975500-6
Paperback ISBN # 978-0-578-17724-3
E-book ISBN # 978-0-999-75501-3

Facebook: Cynthia A. Sandor - Author

About the Military Collector Show - Military collectibles from all countries and all time periods bought, sold, traded.

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