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Finding Edith Piaf

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Read the intimate discovery by George Hruby of French Performer, Edith Piaf.   In his own words ….   Sometimes, we meet someone in the most peculiar way.  Thus, it…
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The Beast of Gévaudan

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“The Beast of Gévaudan existed between 1764-1767.  During those three years, it attacked, tore apart, slaughtered and devoured over 120 people, mostly women and children.  Its terror spread across an…
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Monument in the Rain

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The adventurous, twisting and turning, and sometimes tumbling journey called life, one day, leads writer George Hruby, alone in the moment … with Napoleon Bonaparte.     In his own…
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Mary Jane Kelly

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The following is a recreation of the last night in the life of Mary Jane Kelly, the final victim of Jack-the-Ripper.  It gives an hour-by-hour account of her movements and…
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Fragments of Time

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  Backstory:   “Cloister in Fog” was inspired by a true incident that occurred to George Hruby, one night in St. Emilion, France.  Years later, upon seeing a photograph of…
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The Stairs

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In his own words ….. To walk in the footsteps of time.  Sometimes, we do not realize how close we truly are to walking in the very footsteps of those…
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The Window

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     As an American child, Hruby, as were millions of other young Americans, had been schooled in the French Revolution and the eventual execution of France’s King and Queen…
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