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An Adventure in 1914: The True Story of an American Family's Journey on the Brink of WWI by [Christopher Kelly]

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''In his brief, engrossing eyewitness-to-history-style memoir, An Adventure in 1914, American lawyer T. Tileston Wells recounts his experience in Europe at the outbreak of World War I. His recollections are fleshed out and amplified for contemporary readers by way of an introduction and numerous historical notes by his great-grandson, Christopher Kelly....An Adventure in 1914 is a concise and vivid snapshot of an era and of events that have too often been overshadowed by more recent wars.''
--Susan Waggoner

''A charming memoir of an American family holiday in Europe just as WW1 breaks out. Beautifully edited & illustrated.'' --Andrew Roberts, author of Napoleon the Great and many other books
--This text refers to the hardcover edition.

About the Author

Christopher Kelly, the editor of An Adventure in 1914, has had a lifelong passion for history.  He lives in London and Seattle, and is the co-author of America Invades and Italy Invades: How Italians Conquered the World.  Kelly is also the great grandson of Thomas Tileston Wells.
Thomas Tileston Wells, a lifelong resident of New York City, was born in 1865 and died in 1946.  He was a graduate of Columbia Law School.  Wells did humanitarian relief work in WWI and served as a Romanian diplomat based in America from 1918 to 1941.
--This text refers to the hardcover edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B01LXD1KHQ
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ History Invasions Press (September 27, 2016)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ September 27, 2016
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 6294 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 190 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Enabled
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Mr. Kelly was born in Sacramento California. He earned a BA in Philosophy from UC Berkeley in 1981. Mr. Kelly worked for nearly twenty years in the Television industry mainly on the West coast. He served as a director and partner in local TV stations in Seattle and Sacramento. He is the past Chairman of Chyron Corporation (now ChyronHego, ticker: chyr).

Mr. Kelly has had a lifelong passion for military history. America Invades: How America has invaded or been Militarily Involved with nearly every Country on Earth, co-authored with Stuart Laycock, was his first book.

Italy Invades: How Italians Conquered the World, by Kelly/Laycock was published in 2015. This book covers Italian Invasions in a broad sense including the Romans invading Iraq, the explorations of Columbus, Mussolini's misadventures, Italian-Americans serving in WW2, and Italian peacekeepers serving around the globe.

Mr. Kelly edited a memoir about the outbreak of World War I that was written by his great grandfather, Thomas Tileston Wells. It was published as An Adventure in 1914 in November 2016.

Kelly and Laycock are also published America Invaded: A State by State Guide to Fighting on American Soil which will treat the waves of invasions that shaped the USA. Italy invades. Il popolo che ha conquistato il mondo was also translated into Italian and published by Polistampa in the summer of 2017.

Mr. Kelly is married and has three children. He lives in London and Seattle.

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