Just Released: One Man's Journey To Freedom: Escape From Behind The Iron Curtain

Joseph Karl Publishing celebrates the release of a much-anticipated, epic autobiography, One Man’s Journey to Freedom: Escape From Behind the Iron Curtain

By Michele Bondi Bottesi


“This brilliant epic memoir absolutely personifies our mission of providing exceptional, life-changing reading to a global audience."- Michele Bondi Bottesi, Joseph Karl Publishing, publisher

Rochester Hills, MI (PRWEB) December 20, 2010

Joseph Karl Publishing immediately recognized the immeasurable value of Gene X. Kortsha’s brilliant epic for humanity and announced today that it is releasing his powerful autobiography titled, One Man’s Journey to Freedom: Escape from Behind the Iron Curtain. Adding to the excitement and suspense is that this epic book has also been nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.

Defining Freedom.

Freedom is defined many ways in the dictionary; being free rather than confined, exemption from external control or regulation, political independence, personal and civil liberty. To most people living in a free society, these are hollow words with no meaning. To Gene X. Kortsha, they are a harsh reminder of what he and millions of people were denied while forced to live under the crushing tyranny of communist rule during World War II and the brutal aftermath that followed.

Upon reading Gene’s autobiography, Michele Bondi Bottesi, publisher at Joseph Karl Publishing, immediately knew that Gene’s story had to be shared with the world. “Prepare to go on an amazing journey that will inspire you in a special way and touch your soul forever. This is a book you’ll want to share with everyone you know, and read more than once!” said Michele.

Mission Accomplished. Let Freedom Ring.

To hear Gene X. Kortsha tell it, his story sounds so simple and matter of fact. “The book was originally written for my family and now it will reach outsiders. “I hope that readers come to recognize that cruelty, evil as well as heroic bravery and spirit of sacrifice, know no boundaries and are found among peoples all over the world.” After reading Gene’s powerful story, the reader quickly realizes that Gene’s past is far from simple and is filled with a gripping testimony about overcoming unimaginable horrors and adversities that will have readers riveted from start to finish.

His first fifteen years were spent in exile. After returning to Albania, he experienced firsthand the martyrdom of his homeland through World War II, the civil war that followed, and the subsequent brutal communist domination. He was forced to leave his medical studies, imprisoned, released, and then sent to work in one of the poorest regions in the North. After being forced into brutal hard labor, he received intense physical conditioning as a result which led to a miraculous escape from the country after ten life-threatening attempts. He left behind his parents and his brother to risk a fate worse than death – capture – hoping for a future and a life free from oppression.

The miraculous story of One Man’s Journey to Freedom: Escape From Behind the Iron Curtain provides a powerfully moving, first hand account of the heroic resistance against the destruction of humanitarian principals and persecution behind the Iron Curtain, and reminds us that history could repeat itself at any time and in any place.


Already, One Man’s Journey to Freedom: Escape From Behind the Iron Curtain has received the recognition it so justly deserves.

“This incredible true story shows the tenacity of the human spirit in the face of adversity. How faith guides and protects us, even in our darkest hours” says author Nancy Carabio Belanger.

One Man’s Journey to Freedom: Escape From Behind the Iron Curtain is Gene’s detailed account of his life history…set against the backdrop of the martyrdom of his homeland. This book not only adds to American historical literature, but sheds some light on a neglected part of American history in the Eastern Balkans,” commented Ardian Ndreca, a professor at Catholic University in Rome, Italy.

“This brilliant epic memoir absolutely personifies our mission of providing exceptional, life-changing reading to a global audience,” said Michele. With nominations for the prestigious Pulitzer Prize as well as other national and international book contests, including the 2011 Independent Book Publisher’s Association (IBPA) Benjamin Franklin Book Awards and the Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada Book Awards, Joseph Karl Publishing’s vision is coming to life in monumental ways.

Joseph Karl Publishing was founded in 2009 by Michele Bondi Bottesi to help people address their deeply personal search for life’s meaning, especially during turbulent times. Its website http://www.godisatworkinyou.com offers reader’s reviews and opportunities to purchase life-changing books which are also for sale on http://www.amazon.com. For additional inspiration, visit Michele’s blog at http://www.godisatworkinyou.blogspot.com.

For more information on Joseph Karl Publishing please contact Michele Bondi Bottesi at 248-321-9865 or godisatworkinyou@gmail.com.


* Michele Bondi Bottesi

Joseph Karl Publishing


Email: Godisatworkinyou@gmail.com

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