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The Quiet Hero
Bridge to Freedom

I am honored to work with the Drost family to fictionalize the story of John Anton Drost. This is one of the most incredible projects I have been involved with. I cannot wait to share his story with the world.

About the Book


The Quiet Hero: Bridge To Freedom is a gripping and emotional tale based on the memoirs of John A. Drost, which have been fictionalized by Nicki Pascarella.


This book spans the life of Jan, who led an idyllic childhood in Czechoslovakia, but was thrust into the role of a hero during one of the darkest periods in human history. The overarching theme of the book is the resilience of the human spirit and the power of hope, as we follow Jan's journey through insurrection, fear, and ultimately, freedom.

Through Pascarella's meticulous research and vivid storytelling, we are transported back to a time when the world was torn apart by war and hate, and we witness firsthand the courage and determination of those who fought against tyranny and oppression.


The Quiet Hero is a powerful tribute to the human spirit and a reminder of the importance of preserving the memory of those who fought against the atrocities of the Nazi regime. It is also a must-read for anyone interested in history, memoirs, or stories of strength and perseverance in the face of unimaginable adversity.

Meet George Drost

Cultural Attache / Curator of Joza Uprka Collection

George Drost is a man on a mission to preserve the art, culture, and stories of Moravia, a region in the Czech Republic that is rich in history and tradition. As the youngest son of John Anton Drost, who was born in Moravia in 1909, George grew up hearing stories of his father's childhood and his experiences during World War II. These stories left a deep impression on George, who has since become an advocate for preserving the memory of his father and the people of Moravia.
One of George's most significant contributions to the preservation of Moravian culture is his collection of Joza Uprka artwork. Uprka was a renowned painter and illustrator from Moravia, whose work captured the beauty of the region's landscapes, people, and customs. His paintings are considered some of the finest examples of Czech Art Nouveau, and they offer a glimpse into a bygone era of Moravian life.

George's collection of Uprka artwork is extensive and includes over 400 pieces, including paintings, illustrations, and sketches. The collection is housed in the Museum of J.A. Komensky in Uhersky Brod, a town in Moravia, and is open to the public for viewing. The collection is a testament to George's dedication to preserving the legacy of Moravia and ensuring that future generations can appreciate the beauty and richness of the region's cultural heritage.


The Art Of Moravia

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