Boulder : East European Monographs ; New York : Distributed by Columbia University Press, 1998.
Book — xii, 182 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
This is the story of a Czech soldier in the Austro-Hungarian Imperial and Royal Armed Forces during World War I who switched sides and joined the newly formed Czechoslovak Legion. He then fought in Slovakia against the Hungary revolutionary army of Bela Kun in order to help Czechoslovakia secure its borders and its freedom. Jan F. Triska, the soldier's son, provides commentaries throughout on his father's story, as well as on the effects of World War I on the spread of nationalism, fascism and communism; the break-up of the colonies and empires; and the growth of the universal communications systems, technology and globalization of the world. (source: Nielsen Book Data)