Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Precious Legacy

I'm pleased to announce the official publication of Precious Legacy, the story of our family's 1956 escape from Hungary -- and how we ended up in America. It is the first book project independently published through my company (Grafikus). [Thanks, Eric & David, for pointing me to the right printer.]

Many other people have written about the historical events leading up to, during, and immediately after the 1956 Hungarian uprising.
Precious Legacy, however, is more of a personal perspective. In it, my mom describes her life before and during the Russian occupation, the escape itself, and what an emotional roller coaster it was for her ... how ecstatic she was for ultimately succeeding in getting her children to a free, wonderful place; yet heartbroken, because the homesickness for her European family was sometimes overwhelming. She was only 25 at the time.

Click on this post's title to see the (.pdf) preview of the covers, where you can read a bit more about the book. For anyone who'd like to purchase a copy, there's a printable order form here ...

I encourage you guys to forward this information to anyone you think might be interested. Thank you!


MrGoodson2 said...

Beautiful. Congratulations on a job well done. I've got my order form.

I'll drop the check in the mail to you tomorrow. Can't wait to read all about your Mom's life.

I bet she loves this more than anything she's ever got from her kids.

Beata said...

Thanks, Ellis. ☺
You know how moms are ...
I think she feels like your own mom did when you published her Country Writings.

Tom Moon said...

That's really exciting Beata. It's always great to see one of our group follow through on a project all the way to professional publication and sales!

Ellis, remind me again about your publishing your mom's writings. When did you do that?

MrGoodson2 said...


fortunately Lulu records the time or I wouldn't remember.

November 23, 2007

Nothing like what Beata has done. But Mom really liked it.