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Karl Tobien
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Karl Tobien was born in 1956 just outside a Soviet slave labor camp in the northernmost region of Siberia. He lived in Russia with his mother, father, and grandmother until he was two-and-a-half years old, after which he lived in Hanover, West Germany, until nearly age six. Speaking fluent Russian and German at a young age–and not much English, he first arrived in America in 1961–with his mother and grandmother, and was raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. As a child, Karl had an avid interest in sports, music, and drama. He attended the nationally renowned high school, Walnut Hills, and graduated in... Read More

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Dancing Under the Red Star
The Extraordinary Story of Margaret Werner, the Only American Woman to Survive Stalin's Gulag
Written by Karl Tobien


Format: eBook, 384 pages
Publisher: WaterBrook Press
On Sale: April 7, 2010
Price: $17.99

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Dancing Under the Red Star
The Extraordinary Story of Margaret Werner, the Only American Woman to Survive Stalin's Gulag
Written by Karl Tobien


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: WaterBrook Press
On Sale: June 20, 2006
Price: $22.99

The shocking and inspirational saga of Margaret Werner and her miraculous survival in the Siberian death camps of Stalinist Russia.

Between 1930 and 1932, Henry Ford sent 450 of his Detroit employees plus their families to live in Gorky, Russia, to operate a new manufacturing facility. This is the true story of... Read more >
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