A terrific read and an important portrayal of actual legal work performed by real-life lawyers committed to pursuing those who assisted in Nazi atrocities and then lied to gain US citizenship.
--Steven Biskupic, former federal prosecutor
Blending intrigue, court room drama, and facing the struggles of life that drive us for all those involved - the accused, the accuser, and the lawyers. "Once We Were Brothers" is riveting and unique reading, highly recommended. (Small Press Bookwatch
, Midwest Book Review)Extraordinary story. I started on Saturday morning and finished Saturday night, ignoring all of my errands. I could not put it down. The legal scenes are authentic and compelling.
--Richard Kling, Professor, Chicago-Kent College of Law
[W]hen the oral retelling really starts it is a book I could not put down and the writing is superb. Balson has debuted with an outstanding historical piece of fiction and we hope to see more from him in the near future. Readers will not go wrong by picking up this book. Four stars. (The Record
, Chicago Bar Association)If you enjoy a good story, if you like novels, if accidentally learning something significant gives you a charge, buy this book and I PROMISE you that you will be glad you did.
--David Templer, Attorney, Miami, FL
About the Author
RONALD H. BALSON is a Chicago trial attorney, an educator and a writer. His practice has taken him to several international venues, including villages in Poland that inspired this first novel.
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