Speaker Tom Mooradian: "Love, Basketball, and the KGB"

February 11, 2010 at 4:306 p.m.Calendar Icon

TimeFebruary 11, 2010 at 4:306 p.m.

Tom Mooradian, author of "Love, Basketball and the KGB ewill share his story of spending 13 years behind the Iron Curtain after volunteering to repatriate to Soviet Armenia as a teenager. He went from being a Detroit basketball star and promising student to a Soviet citizen trapped in bread lines and unable to leave the USSR. Mooradian's basketball prowess captured the hearts of the Soviet people and probably saved his life. Miraculously surviving 13 years behind the Iron Curtain, he had the opportunity to see what no foreign correspondent, no western journalist, no diplomat was permitted to see: the Soviet Union as the Soviets lived. His story has it all: adventure, danger, suspense, love.

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