Charles Ota Heller’s career has consisted of six phases: student athlete, engineer, educator, entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and writer. He is the author of five memoirs: the award-winning Prague: My Long Journey Home; Dlouha cesta domu (in Czech); Name-Droppings: Close Encounters with the Famous and Near-Famous; Ready, Fire, Aim! An Immigrant’s Tales of Entrepreneurial Terror; and his latest—publication, Cowboy from Prague: An Immigrant’s Pursuit of the American Dream.

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, whose lives were shaped forever by the dangers, horrors and unsettling events they experienced. Charles Ota Heller was one of those children.

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Some pics from our June 17 meeting.