A Tale of Two Countries

Published in 2008
Paperback, 6x9, 120 Pages $12.95

From ice tongs to road rage,
from the house where the Pope slept
to the fall of the Twin Towers,
A Tale of Two Countries  
tells the tale of three centuries:
the arrival of Ed's parents from Hungary in the late 1800s,
family life in '20s and '30s America,
the Europe of World War II,
and a modern world full of perils.

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About the Author

92-year-old Ed Kurtz is equally fond of a good story and a bad pun.

Edward Kurtz is a lifelong resident of New Jersey. At 18 he went to work for the Forstmann
Woolen Co. in Garfield as an oiler boy, and rose to quality control supervisor. When the mill
closed, he formed a house painting business.

During the Second World War he enlisted in the Army Signal Corps, serving overseas in five
countries as an instructor in radio communications. He holds an amateur extra class radio

Ed became a scoutmaster in 1940, and has earned the Boy Scouts of America's Silver Beaver
award. He is still active in scouting.

Ed lives in Passaic, New Jersey, with his cat Flash.

Ed Kurtz's
Books Are

Published by
Westview, Inc.