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Partner in Three Worlds

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Title:Partner in Three Worlds
Duncan, Dorothy   
Published:   1944
Publisher:Harper & Brothers
Tags:biography, Canadiana, Governor General's Literary Award, non-fiction, war, World War II, World War I

The biography of a Czechoslovakian who succeeded in three different worlds,—Prague and a childhood of destitution, gave Jan Rieger a start in life that led to the unlikely advance during World War I to officer rating in the Austro-Hungarian Imperial Army. Next—with the newly won freedom of his country after the Armistice, Jan became head of a successful crystal and porcelain industry. Finally—when the war broke out, he stayed to build a third life as a chicken farmer in Pennsylvania, until he volunteered for the Canadian Army. Portrait of a chameleon, a man of determination and ability, reflecting in his own life, the changing patterns of world history.—Kirkus Review.

Awarded 1944 Governor General's Literary Award. [Suggest a different description.]

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