Once We Were Brothers
written by Ronald H. Balson
published by Berwick Court Publishing Co. and St. Martin’s Press Griffin
About the book: The gripping tale about two boys, once as close as brothers, who find themselves on opposite sides of the Holocaust.
About the author: Ronald H. Balson is an attorney practicing with the firm of Stone, Pogrund and Korey in Chicago. An adjunct professor of business law at the University of Chicago for twenty-five years, Balson now lectures on trial advocacy in federal trial bar courses.
A few years ago, Balson was hired by his Chicago law firm to represent it in a case centered in southern Poland, the location of his book. For the next four years, he made multiple trips back and forth, and while there, he interviewed witnesses, studied documents and came to know more about the town of Zamosc. He learned that, during the World War II years, the Polish culture and country were destroyed and “sadness still pervades” there.
Balson started his own publishing company, Berwick Court, in order to self-publish his book, and as word of mouth spread, Once We Were Brothers became a runaway bestseller. St. Martin’s Press Griffin will now be publishing the trade paperback edition this October 2013.
Find Mr. Balson here: Goodreads