Our debut book is Border Crossings: Coming of Age in the Czech Resistance. Written by Charles Novacek, the memoir is a firsthand account of survival amid the Nazi and Communist occupations of his Czechoslovakian homeland during World War II and the Cold War. It has been endorsed by Madeleine Albright.

Since the book’s release, it has been a winner or finalist of 14 national and international book awards including a gold medal in the memoir/autobiography category of the Midwest Book Awards and a bronze medal in the world history category of the Independent Publisher (IPPY) Book Awards.

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Welcome to TEN21 Press (1021 Press).  We are a small, independent book publisher located in the heart of Detroit, Michigan, USA. 

Our company was founded on October 21, 2011 to publish important, creative works and authentic stories of high quality, written by independent people of independent thought for the widest possible audience. 

TEN21 Press supports digital and new media as we continue our love for time-honored hardcover and paperback books. 

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