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CoverNo Paved Road to Freedom is a gripping and emotional story that humanizes the impact of communist occupation in Romania after World War II. It is relevant, it inspires, and it reminds us that freedom is precious. Based on a true story, it documents the extraordinary courage of Cornel Dolana and his family as they pay an incredible price for resisting communism. Cornel makes up his mind to escape the oppression and uses his ingenuity to put his plan in place. His fortitude keeps him moving toward his goal, despite enduring enormous setbacks, brutality, and extreme outdoor elements that few humans could survive.

For several decades stories like Cornel’s could not be told for fear of persecution.  From hundreds of hours of interviews over several years, author Sharon Rushton incorporated the highlights as well as the many details of Cornel’s experiences. She uses dialogue to bring the story to life. Rushton said, “His story is so incredible, it had to be told.” 

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Title: No Paved Road To Freedom
Subtitle: A Dramatic and Inspiring Story of Human Struggle Against Overwhelming Odds - Based on a True Story
Author: Sharon Rushton
Category: Fictionalized/Historical Biography
Retail Price: $19.95
Format: 5.5 x 8.5 Paperback
Number of Pages: 320
ISBN: 978-0-9831304-0-6
Library or Congress Control Number: 2011901088
Edition: First
Intended Audience: Adults, high school and college students, and libraries

Publisher: Soaring Eagle Logo Soaring Reader Press  


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