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I was inspired to write this thriller – Bear Any Burden – by the award-winning genealogy research TARNOW CONNECTION by my cousin, Leonard in London, who traced our family’s history to Tarnow in Poland, back to 1760.
I’ve always liked espionage novels, and I devised a plot involving Poland, family histories, and the Cold War in 1983.
“He walked briskly along the platform. It wasn’t as crowded as usual. Normally people would be rushing towards the Posnam-Warsaw Express.”
These are the first few sentences of the novel, designed to “hook” the reader at the earliest possible moment that this is a book about intrigue, espionage, and spies.
Goodman was born in England and moved to the United States in 1982. He was educated at Brighton College Sussex, and the Institute of Chartered
Accountants in England and Wales, and is the former Chairman and CEO of
a major US Beverage Alcohol producer, importer and distributor. Ellis M. Goodman is the author of a number of magazine articles on the
US Beverage Alcohol Industry, and the business book, Corona: The Inside
Story of America's #1 Imported Beer.He serves on a number of civil, educational, and cultural boards in Chicago;
and, in 1996, was invested as a Commander of the British Empire by HM
Majesty Queen Elizabeth for services to British exports. He and his wife,
Gillian, live in Glencoe, Illinois.