Greeley & Stone, Publishers

Independent Social Issues Journalism

Shards of War


About the Book
In 1941, two teen siblings flee their home on foot in Dubno, Poland, now Ukraine, just ahead of the advancing Germans. Dr. Michael Kesler tells the true, gripping story of Anti-Semitism and of his and his sister's travels and lives in Nazi-occupied Poland, the Ukraine and in the Soviet Union, providing chilling accounts of earth-shaking events of World War II.
Luba and Mehal (Michael) Kesler, 1945
About the Author

Michael G. Kesler, Ph.D., chemical engineer, a graduate of MIT and NYU, has worked for over 50 years in the petroleum industry. Since his retirement in 2006, he has finished Grit—A Pediatrician’s Odyssey From a Soviet Camp to Harvard, by his late wife, Regina Kesler, M.D.


In October 2010, he published, Shards of War—Fleeing To & From Uzbekistan, which has won praise from academicians in the field, was favorably reviewed, and stayed for months on the list of best-selling EBooks in Europe. He has recently completed Hurdles—When Cancer Strikes a Family, recounting the illness of his late wife and its effect on the family. He is presently writing a short novella on his experience in a DP camp after World War II.


He and his wife, Dr. Barbara S. Reed, associate professor of journalism and media studies at Rutgers University, reside in East Brunswick, New Jersey, where they often host their six children and 11 grandchildren.


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