Radu Gherghel’s "Dead Run" Launches New 2014 Marketing Campaign

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Memoir Offers Firsthand Account of Life in Socialist Countries to Illustrate Value of Democracy

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Given the choice of living under a communist regime or risking my life to escape to freedom, I chose to risk it all and I’d do it again.

In his new memoir, “Dead Run: A Memoir of Escape from Communist Romania to Freedom” (published by iUniverse), which is getting a new marketing push for the second half of 2014, author Radu “Rudy” Gherghel recounts for readers the story of his escape from communist Europe to the U.S.

“Dead Run” is the true story of a young man who yearned to be free to go where he wanted, to be what he wanted. At the age of 12, he started to dream, and his dreams and hopes took hold of his imagination. His adventures are real, his experiences unforgettable, and his story true as his quest for freedom begins.

An excerpt from “Dead Run:”

“My grandmother, Paulina Kostic, is at the heart of why I risked my life to escape from Communist Romania in 1966. She inspired my dream of living in a free society when she and I secretly began listening to Radio Free Europe late at night in the pantry of our apartment in the city of Timisoara, Romania, when I was thirteen years old.”

“I just couldn’t live under Communist oppression,” Gherghel says. “Given the choice of living under a communist regime or risking my life to escape to freedom, I chose to risk it all and I’d do it again.”

“Dead Run”
By Radu “Rudy” Gherghel
Hardcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 132 pages | ISBN 9781475975567
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 132 pages | ISBN 9781475975550
E-Book | 132 pages | ISBN 9781475975574
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author:

Radu “Rudy” Gherghel has a master’s degree in chemical engineering from the TTI of Timisoara, Romania. He is currently managing a family business. He and his wife, Judy, have two children and six grandchildren, and live in Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania. “Dead Run”is his first book.

iUniverse, an Author Solutions, LLC, self-publishing imprint, is the leading book marketing, editorial services, and supported self-publishing provider. iUniverse has a strategic alliance with Indigo Books & Music, Inc. in Canada, and titles accepted into the iUniverse Rising Star program are featured in a special collection on BarnesandNoble.com. iUniverse recognizes excellence in book publishing through the Star, Reader’s Choice, Rising Star and Editor’s Choice designations—self-publishing’s only such awards program. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, iUniverse also operates offices in Indianapolis. For more information or to publish a book, please visit iuniverse.com or call 1-800-AUTHORS. For the latest, follow @iuniversebooks on Twitter.

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