Freedom's Last Stand

by Istvan Hernek



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/13/2016

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 128
ISBN : 9781512727029
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 128
ISBN : 9781512727036
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 128
ISBN : 9781512727043

About the Book

Silver-medalist Olympian Istvan Hernek shares his wisdom with the children and grandchildren of the United States. Through the joys and perils of his early childhood in Hungary to his last days here, free, in America, he tells us the importance of safeguarding our freedoms by being diligent and aware. This is the story of a true patriot who knows what it’s like to lose freedom, but also how wonderful it is to get it back. Defecting here after the Melbourne Olympics, Istvan writes about the struggles our great nation has gone through and is going through, and how the possibility that the United States was going to make the same mistakes his homeland, Hungary, did worried him. All through the eyes of one who has seen the horrors of communism and also seen the endless opportunities of freedom, listen as Istvan clearly and unbiasedly explains many difficult problems of today. His ideas and views have come from his many extraordinary experiences and his very deep intellectual thinking. Istvan was a dear husband, father, grandfather, and true American in every aspect of the word. His wish is to share with you his knowledge to help keep this country great.

About the Author

Istvan Hernek came to the United States on December 24, 1956, burdened with the sorrow of leaving his loving family and his country, which was once again under siege. It was a sad Christmas; however, he had great hope for his life in this great country. His vision was on freedom. A silver medalist in canoeing in the 1956 Olympics in Melbourne, Australia, he coached a kayaking team in Akron, Ohio, where he met his wife, Mary Ann. He worked as a mechanical engineer for many years before running a family business in Michigan. Today he leaves behind a great legacy: his wife, Mary Ann, three children, nine grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. His love for his family was only equaled by his love for freedom. While his children and grandchildren were growing up, the most important lesson he impressed upon them was to never take freedom for granted. We live in a great country, and everyone’s duty is to make sure that it remained free, no matter the costs. Istvan was an immigrant who showed overflowing patriotism for the country that became his safehaven and home, the country where he started his family, the country where he lived and died. His novel leaves behind his story and his words of advice to America. Will you listen?