Bruce Garver received a Ph.D. in history from Yale University in 1971. Since 1976, he has been professor of history at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and has taught Czech immigrant history on eight occasions at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, thanks to the support of the Frank Belousek fund. He was a student in Prague for 10 months in 1967, returned to do research in 1971 and 1973, and for short periods in eight different years after 1990. He taught American history in Czech at Charles University in fall 1990 and Czech history to American students at Palacký University in Olomouc in fall 1995. He is the author of “The Young Czech Party, 1874–1901, and the Emergence of a Multi-Party System” (Yale University Press, 1978) and many articles, book chapters, and reviews about modern Czech and Slovak history. Currently, he is doing research on Czech-Italian relations from 1848 to 1918. He is the only Europeanist on the history faculty of the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He and his wife, Dr. Karen Garver, are collectors of modern Czech art and of books about Czech, French and Italian history, art and literature.