A highly personal account of returning to the land of the former Austro-Hungarian Empire, on the occasion of the centennial of Franz Ferdinand's assassination.
Mark Eliot Nuckols spent six years of his youth in Slovakia, where he became so carried away with the local music, he sang in several choruses. Now he performs and translates Czech and Slovak folk and popular songs on Virginia's Eastern Shore. His translation work includes volunteering for the websites Watching America and Rights in Russia, and helping people of Central European ancestry connect with their family's past. He has written for Rus- sian Life and Touchstone magazines and holds a Ph.D. in Slavic languages from The Ohio State University.