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The Mermaid and the Messerschmitt

News, Reviews & Events — 2011-2013

 

 This page contains News, Reviews & Events from 2011 through 2013 dealing with The Mermaid and the Messerschmitt, either in whole or in part. It is a subset of the year listings to be found in the News, Reviews & Events Archive under Media Room in the main menu.


 

 

IMG 1049-r aseeesNovember 21-24, 2013 - Boston, MA - Aquila Polonica was one of the exhibitors at the 2013 Association for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies Conference, which was held in Boston at the Marriott Copley Plaza. Aquila Polonica president Terry Tegnazian was joined in Boston by colleagues Justine Jablonska, Ewa Wojciak and Jarek Garlinski. This was one of the best-attended ASEEES conferences—Boston is always a favorite venue! It was a great opportunity to see old friends and make new ones. All our titles released through that time were on display and available for sale, including The Mermaid and the Messerschmitt.

 

 

NatlCouncilSocialStudies photo-2013-11-21-CorrectedAquila Polonica titles displayed at NCSS.November 22-24, 2013 - St. Louis, MO - Polish Perspectives at National Council for Social Studies - The Mermaid and the Messerschmitt was among the Aquila Polonica titles showcased at the Polish Perspectives booth at the 2013 Annual Conference of the National Council for the Social Studies, held November 22-24, 2013 in St. Louis. MO. As in past years, the Polish Perspectives booth at NCSS was beautifully coordinated and run by Cecilia Glembocki, from Virginia, who volunteers her time every year to organize the booth and attend the conference. 

 

 

 

2013-10-23LMU-IMG 1046-Rmmcover2008-12-11c-final-rOctober 21 & 23, 2013 - Los Angeles, CA - Aquila Polonica president Terry Tegnazian taught a class with multimedia elements about The Mermaid and the Messerschmitt by Rulka Langer, for two sections of Professor Patricia Oliver's course on "The Rhetoric of Women" at Loyola Marymount University. Terry was joined by the author's daughter, Barbara Langer, who flew in from her home in Northern California.

 

 mmcover2008-12-11c-final-r audible June 26, 2013 - The Mermaid and the Messerschmitt Audiobook - Audible.com, leading downloadable audiobook publisher, releases The Mermaid and the Messerschmitt in audiobook. Listen to a sample, and for more info...

 

 

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March 27, 2013 - Audible.com acquires audio rights to three Aquila Polonica books - Audible, Inc., the leading provider of premium digital spoken audio information and entertainment on the Internet, will release three of Aquila Polonica's award-winning World War II titlesThe Auschwitz Volunteer, The Ice Road and The Mermaid and the Messerschmitt—in audio book form. Read more...the auschwitz volunteer-2011-8-13-r

 

 

 

aseeesimg 0669-rNovember 15-18, 2012 - Association for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies Annual Convention, New Orleans - Aquila Polonica exhibited at the 2012 ASEEES annual convention, marking our third year at ASEEES. All of our titles released through that time were on display and available for sale, including The Mermaid and the Messerschmitt. More...

 

photo2012Seattle5-rNatlCouncilSocialStudiesNovember 16-18, 2012 - Seattle, WA - Polish Perspectives at National Council for Social StudiesThe  Mermaid and the Messerschmitt was among the Aquila Polonica books exhibited in the Polish Perspectives booth at the 2012 Annual Conference of the National Council for Social Studies, held November 16-18, 2012 in Seattle, WA.

 

 

 

 

 

JasonFranzen-WahingtonDCDec2-4-2011-001-rNatlCouncilSocialStudiesDecember 2-4, 2011 - Washington, D.C. - Polish Perspectives at National Council for Social Studies - The Mermaid and the Messerschmitt was among the Aquila Polonica books exhibited in the Polish Perspectives booth at the 2011 Annual Conference of the National Council for Social Studies, held December 2-4, 2011 in Washington, D.C.

 

 

 

aquilapolonicabooth1-pict0024-raseeesNovember 17–20, 2011 - ASEEES Annual Convention in Washington, D.C. - 2011 marked our second year exhibiting at the ASEEES Annual Convention (ASEEES is the Association for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies, in case you wondered). This year we were in the nation's capital, which gave us a wonderful opportunity to connect with the Polish Embassy and other Washington-area friends. All of the titles which we'd released by the time of the conference were on display and available for sale, including The Mermaid and the MesserschmittMore... 

 

 June 2011 - Travels with The Mermaid, Part 4, The Final Post: "Warsaw...the past and the future" --  As he leaves the city of his ancestors, Kyle Langer-Melton  reflects on his ten days in Warsaw: the juxtaposition of the dark days of World War II experienced by his grandmother, with the dynamic present, and the exciting promise of the future. More... croppedmermaidwkyle-2011-6-30

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 June 2011 - Travels with The Mermaid, Part 3: "Finding the family home...discovering my great-uncle" -- Kyle Langer-Melton finds his grandmother's Warsaw home at Mokotowska 57, and at the Warsaw Library learns about her brother, his great-uncle, "the Polish Margaret Mead." More...

 First Mermaid Sighting...at the Warsaw AirportJune 2011 - Travels with The Mermaid, Part 2: "Over the jet lag...exploring Warsaw" -- Author Rulka Langer's grandson Kyle Langer-Melton, a San Francisco college student, arrives in Warsaw, immediately spots his first Mermaid. More...   mermaidstatuecropped-r

June 2011 - Travels with The Mermaid, Part 1: "Why I'm going to Warsaw" -- Author Rulka Langer's grandson Kyle Langer-Melton, a San Francisco college student, visits Poland for the first time this summer, tracing his grandmother's experiences during the early months of World War II.  Her book, The Mermaid and the Messerschmitt, "is the only bridge I have to my cultural heritage," says Kyle, who arrives in Warsaw on June 2. More...

 

 

 mermaidpaperbackfrontcover-rScreen-shot-2011-05-25May 25, 2011 – Aquila Polonica on National TVThe Balancing Act airs on Lifetime Television, 7 am – 8 am (ET/PT; check local listing for Mountain & Central) – interview with Aquila Polonica co-founder Terry Tegnazian about the award-winning The Mermaid and the Messerschmitt: War Through a Woman’s Eyes, 1939-1940, by Rulka Langer. Watch the interview...

 

 

 balancing act lifetime-color logowithhosts-2012-4-30May 20, 2011 - Aquila Polonica Press Release - "Gripping WW2 Memoir by Young Working Mom to be Featured on 'The Balancing Act' on Lifetime Television May 25th," announcing upcoming national TV interview of Aquila Polonica president Terry Tegnazian about The Mermaid and the Messerschmitt. Read the press release....

 

 

BiblioBuffetmmcover2008-12-11c-final-rMay 15, 2011 - BiblioBuffet reviews The Mermaid and the Messerschmitt - "Riveting prose...completely honest. Comes with valuable maps and stunning contemporary photos," says BiblioBuffet in its review of The Mermaid and the Messerschmitt. Read the review online or pdf...

 

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May 11, 2011 – Norwich, CT
George Langer and his wife Ingrid Asmus presented a program at the Otis Library in Norwich about The Mermaid and the Messerschmitt: War Through a Woman’s Eyes, 1939-1940, written by his mother Rulka Langer. More...

 

 

 

 

DSCF0186MinnesotaMarch3-4-2011-3-15-RMinnesotaCouncilforSocialStudiesMarch 3-4, 2011 - Rochester, MN - Polish Perspectives at the Minnesota Council for Social StudiesThe  Mermaid and the Messerschmitt was among the Aquila Polonica books exhibited at the Polish Perspectives booth at the 2011 Annual Conference of the Minnesota Council for Social Studies held March 3-4, 2011 in Rochester, MN.

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