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    Second Edition
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  • Editor:
    Molly Kalkstein
  • Illustrator:
    Mythic Design Studio
  • Publisher Name:
    The Lighthouse Press, LLC
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    N/A
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  • Binding Type:
    Hardback
  • ISBN 10:
    1932211214
  • ISBN 13:
    9781932211214
  • Price:
    USD 28
  • Publication Date:
    January 1, 2015
  • Ship Date:
    January 5, 2015
  • No. of Page:
    496
  • Height:
    1.25"
  • Width:
    6.0"
  • Length:
    9.0"
  • Weight:
    1.2 lbs

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The Wayfarers Chronicles Historic Journey of Jews in Pre-Holocaust Europe  The Wayfarers Chronicles Historic Journey of Jews in Pre-Holocaust Europe
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Sixty spirited young men and women, marching across the face of an explosive 1904 Europe, brazenly flying an "enemy" flag through 1500 miles of decidedly hostile territory. Why are they asking for certain trouble? Why can't they go quietly, like the millions of others, in the dark of night, clandestinely crossing borders, hoping to make it alive to the great ports where steamships will ferry them to the golden land....America. Why? Because they are sworn to make their exodus a powerful statement....a loud and clear protest against the inhumane, deplorable conditions , the government-planned trade boycotts and resultant impoverishment, the increasing number of deadly pogroms, and above it all, the sheer hopelessness.

These indefatigable emigrants will encounter along the way every conceivable barrier and intervention: the military forces of Romania, the Austro-Hungarian Empire and the new Germany; small-town magistrates, xenophobic police and roving outlaw gangs of the most unsavory kind. Add to this formidable mix, Carpathian snow storms, impassable passes, episodes of forced labor, imprisonment and escape, unforeseen influences from their own people, then getting to ports on the North Sea is far from a romantic pleasure trek. Their courage, one-mindedness, resourcefulness, and the leadership of young Mordecai Anieloff and his chosen cadre, are all that they can rely upon to get them through.

These were the "Wayfarers of Birlad", the fusgeyers, those who went by foot, and their story is your story. It rightfully belongs to all of us whose plucky ancestors from all parts of the world experienced the good struggle to get to a better place, while ever-reluctant to talk about it. We and the generations ahead are the fortunate beneficiaries.

Sixty spirited young men and women, marching across the face of an explosive 1904 Europe, brazenly flying an "enemy" flag through 1500 miles of decidedly hostile territory. Why are they asking for certain trouble? Why can't they go quietly, like the millions of others, in the dark of night, clandestinely crossing borders, hoping to make it alive to the great ports where steamships will ferry them to the golden land....America. Why? Because they are sworn to make their exodus a powerful statement....a loud and clear protest against the inhumane, deplorable conditions , the government-planned trade boycotts and resultant impoverishment, the increasing number of deadly pogroms, and above it all, the sheer hopelessness.

These indefatigable emigrants will encounter along the way every conceivable barrier and intervention: the military forces of Romania, the Austro-Hungarian Empire and the new Germany; small-town magistrates, xenophobic police and roving outlaw gangs of the most unsavory kind. Add to this formidable mix, Carpathian snow storms, impassable passes, episodes of forced labor, imprisonment and escape, unforeseen influences from their own people, then getting to ports on the North Sea is far from a romantic pleasure trek. Their courage, one-mindedness, resourcefulness, and the leadership of young Mordecai Anieloff and his chosen cadre, are all that they can rely upon to get them through.

These were the "Wayfarers of Birlad", the fusgeyers, those who went by foot, and their story is your story. It rightfully belongs to all of us whose plucky ancestors from all parts of the world experienced the good struggle to get to a better place, while ever-reluctant to talk about it. We and the generations ahead are the fortunate beneficiaries.

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Stuart Tower is an educator and internationally known for his expertise in establishing management programs for many international clients including Rand Corporation, Honeywell and the Arthur Young Company. Throughout his career he has researched and traveled across the United States, Eastern Europe and other parts of the world.

Stuart Tower served in the U.S. Army during the Occupation of Japan. after the end of WWII. After the Army, he graduated from Emerson College, cum laude, in History / Social Science with a minor in Educational Psychology. He also garnered a Masters in Education from Boston Universty with Psychology-History as a minor and attended a UCLA Doctoral Studies program with emphasis on Educational Psychology.

Throughout his working career he has researched and traveled throughout the United States, Eastern Europe and other parts of the world. The Wayfarers is his first historical novel with The Lighthouse Press, LLC and will be followed in 2015 with BRANKO: In Praise of a Good Man's Journey Through Life Adventure, with Branko being one f the lead characters in The Wayfarers.

Stuart Tower resides in Southern California.

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“In today’s electronic society, plain old-fashioned, captivating story-telling is rare. In The Wayfarers, Stuart Tower has done just that!
--Steven Spielberg, Filmmaker

2.
“I've been fascinated by ancestor emigration stories that blend history with fiction since my days of study in the Iowa Writers' Workshop. In The Wayfarers - his third title - Stuart Tower has written his best-to-date! This historically-accurate, emotionally heart-wrenching story tempers pathos with humor. It gets you page-turning at once, keeps you doing so till the last!"
--Robert Stein, Colonel, USAF (Ret.), Author of the best-selling Black Samaritan and Vengeance Equation.

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"Stuart Tower's The Wayfarers , transports us on an incredible journey of the human spirit that transcends race, religion and geography. Tower's genius is our passport to a unique, transforming literary experience."
--Dr. Eli Schochet, Professor, University of Judaism, Los Angeles, Past-President, Rabbinical Assembly of America, Western States Region

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"The Holocaust haunts memory. How it does so can change the world. These themes have found eloquent expression in Stu Tower's poetic writing. Now, giving voice to poignant echoes of the even more distant past, The Wayfarers provides insight that we ignore at our own peril."
--Professor John K. Roth, Pitzer Professor of Philosophy, Chair, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Claremont McKenna College.

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In The Wayfarers, Stuart Tower gives a fascinating insight into the lives of
men and women who made a remarkable journey. Their experiences, and the obstacles they overcome, are instructive for every generation and their heroism particularly resonates in our age.
--Rabbi David Baron, Author of Moses on Management & Rabbi to the stars.

Stuart Tower served in the U.S. Army during the Occupation of Japan. after the end of WWII. After the Army, he graduated from Emerson College, cum laude, in History / Social Science with a minor in Educational Psychology. He also garnered a Masters in Education from Boston Universty with Psychology-History as a minor and attended a UCLA Doctoral Studies program with emphasis on Educational Psychology.

Throughout his working career he has researched and traveled throughout the United States, Eastern Europe and other parts of the world. The Wayfarers is his first historical novel with The Lighthouse Press, LLC and will be followed in 2015 with BRANKO: In Praise of a Good Man's Journey Through Life Adventure, with Branko being one f the lead characters in The Wayfarers.

Stuart Tower resides in Southern California.