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Charles Ota Heller

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in Prague, Czech Republic


Courage: Rudolph and Ilona Heller, Philosophy: Tomas Garrigue Masaryk

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January 2012


Earned BS and MS degrees in engineering from Oklahoma State University. Received Ph.D. in engineering from The Catholic University of America.

Worked as engineer in aerospace industry and for Bell Labs. Taught aerospace engineering at US Naval Academy. Co-founded, and was CEO of, two software companies -- CADCOM, Inc., and Intercad Corporation. Was Director of Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland. Was General Partner of Gabriel Venture Partners and Director of Athlone Global Security, both venture capital firms.

Currently, full-time author. PRAGUE: MY LONG JOURNEY HOME, his award-winning memoir, published in 2011, is a story of his life as a hidden child in WW-II and his traumatic reconnection with his native coun

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Prague by Charles Ota Heller
"Sadly the story Mr. Heller tells is a common one for families with some degree of Jewish heritage who lived under the Nazi occupation of Europe. What is uncommon is Mr. Heller's ability as a storyteller. He has a gift for writing with an easy inti..." Read more of this review »
Prague by Charles Ota Heller
""Prague" is a compelling autobiography and a satisfying read, informative and well-written. It is the story of a brave young Czech boy, born of a Catholic mother and a Jewish father, who lives through the nightmare of the Nazi invasion and occupat..." Read more of this review »
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"Although I'm not a huge fan of historical books, the byline of this one really got my attention. "The true story of a man who, at the age of nine, shot a Nazi." Sound exciting? I sure thought so, and proceeded to dive in to this personal tale of h..." Read more of this review »
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