New Book ‘Escape to Be Free in Pursuit of Luck’ is One Man’s Odyssey Through Life

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Author Tom Krieser recounts his escape from soviet era Hungary and starting life anew in a different country.

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After the Second World War, Hungary was part of the eastern block of countries controlled by the Soviets. This is a dark era in Hungarian history where people were oppressed and thousands were either killed or exiled as enemies of the state. It is also in this era that author Tom Krieser was born and forced to escape from his beloved homeland. In “Escape to be Free in Pursuit of Luck” Krieser has written an intriguing autobiography of his life.

“Escape to be Free in Pursuit of Luck” follows Krieser’s escape from Soviet Era Hungary and his journey to Canada with little more than a diary, a birth certificate, and a determination to succeed. This inspiring book shows how Krieser was able to cultivate a career in the pulp and paper industry and succeed in life despite the many obstacles he faced. This book is also dedicated to the fine people who have helped him throughout his life. It also addresses the issues of political and social division that is plaguing society and also speaks of the importance of good values that are somewhat lacking in people nowadays. It is a truly inspiring book that shows readers the importance of hard work and love of freedom.

The book is filled with interesting tidbits about the author’s life and his devotion to the Catholic Church that inspires commitment, love of country and the importance of a good education. “Escape to be Free in Pursuit of Luck” is a highly engrossing autobiography of a life well lived.

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About the Author

Tom Krieser escaped from Hungary after the 1956 Revolution, has lived in Canada, Norway, and is now as a US citizen living in Naples, Florida. He holds degrees in engineering and theology from St. F.X. and Concordia Universities. Most of Krieser’s life has centered on his family (two boys and a grandchild from his first marriage and a daughter and two grandkids from his second wife) and his business career of nearly forty years in the pulp and paper industry. Extensive travel throughout the world has given Krieser a unique perspective of different cultures and his encounters with industry giants and politicians a wealth of experience.

Escape to be Free in Pursuit of Luck* by Tom Krieser
Publication Date: 5/19/2014
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 334 pages; 978-1-4931-5630-6
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 334 pages; 978-1-4931-5631-3
e-book; $3.99; 978-1-4931-5632-0

To request a complimentary paperback review copy, contact the publisher at (888) 795-4274 x. 7879. To purchase copies of the book for resale, please fax Xlibris at (812) 355-4079 or call (888) 795-4274 x. 7879.

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