This book was recommended to me by my daughter. Robert's intelligence, musical talent, knowledge of several languages, cunning and wit allowed him to escape so many extreme obstacles during a tragic period in history, in order to be reunited with his family. I found it exciting and interesting from one escapade or imprisonment to another, and didn't want to put it down. Thankfully, Robert decided to write his life story, which was meant to be shared. And thank you Laura for recommending it to me.