TWIA: "An Adventure in 1914" by Christopher Kelly





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Published on Oct 27, 2016

An Adventure in 1914: The True Story of an American Family's Journey on the Brink of WWI

In the summer of 1914, Thomas Tileston Wells, a New York lawyer, traveled through Europe with his wife and two children. But what began as an idyllic summer vacation descended into a nightmare as Europe’s armies began mobilizing for the devastating First World War. Wells’s memoir, published in full for the first time, immerses the reader in the bygone era of luxury cruise ships and first-class dining cars – and then bears witness to the shattering beginning of the “war to end all wars.” Wells’s memoir uncorks a century-old message in a bottle, with reports of assignation, financial crisis, and war that are startlingly familiar.

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.


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