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A Race to Freedom


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Introduction; 1 Thou Shalt Not Kill-Prague, 1953; 2 Peace in Our Time-Munich, 1938; 3 Strangers at the Back Door-Leopoldov, 1942; 4 Liberation!-Leopoldov, 1945; 5 The City of 100 Spires-Prague, 1945; 6 Like Pebbles Dropped in a River-Havlickuv Brod, 1949; 7 The Sun Will Rise in the West-Prague, 1950; 8 Recalled to Life-Tatry-Poprad, 1951; 9 Wenceslas Square-Prague, 1951; 10 Ice!-Kosice, 1951; 11 False Start-Prague, 1952; 12 Code Word: "Picnic"-Prague, 1952; 13 Apples in Winter-Frankfurt, 1953; 14 Footsteps in the Night-Frankfurt, 1953; 15 Stick and Rudder man-Yakima, 1954; 16 Miss Wahoo-Seattle, 1956; 17 Seafair!-Seattle, 1956; 18 He Who Dares, Wins!-Seattle, 1957; 19 Champion!-Las Vegas, 1959; 20 Continental-Seattle, 1959; 21 This is your Life!-Seattle, 1959; 22 Meeting Eisenhower-Washington DC, 1960; 23 Leaving-Seattle, 1960; 24 Citizen Slovak-Seattle, 1961; 25 New Beginnings-Seattle, 1962; 26 Gentlemen, you have a Race!-Reno, 1964; 27 The Rumble in Rockford-Illinois, 1965; 28 It was the Best of Times, it was the Worst of Times-Washington DC, 1966; 29 Flights over Water-The North Atlantic, 1967; 30 50 Feet Short!-Santa Paula, 1968; 31 $23.65!-London, 1969; 32 Nuclear Power Plants and Candles-Soviet Union, 1986; Authors Epilogue, Seattle, Washington 2017.

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David Williams is the Executive Director of the Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum and has been involved in hydroplane racing his whole life. Through his work with the Museum he has restored over a dozen of the world's most famous race boats and has become one of the foremost authorities on hydroplanes. He has been driving race boats for over 40 years. Williams was the race boat coordinator and primary stunt driver for the MGM Film "Madison." He began writing about racing in 2000 and "A Race to Freedom: The Mira Slovak Story" is his 9th book on the sport.

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