was born and raised in Hungary in Eastern Europe, during the communist
era. In 2001, I arrived in the United States, where I cherish democracy
me tell you a story…
was twenty years old when I went to a tourist trip to Austria, the neighboring
country of Hungary. It was the first time in my life that I had traveled
outside communism. My head was full of pre-suggested ideas.
In the small baroque town of Gmunden, in the youth hostel, I met a young
American. We discussed the United States and he explained me with proud
how open the American society is. I did not understand the meaning.
I answered with self-assurance: "The American society was open
one hundred years ago! Nowadays, the classes are settled, and it is
as all the others!"
The young man watched me with seriousness. He answered with the same
certainty and self-assurance: "America is still a country of opportunity,
where all is possible!" I was dazzled. This simple sentence shook
all the twenty years of instruction and education, everything I had
heard and knew about America. The young man was same age. For him, everything
I went back to Hungary, but in my spirit, this encounter changed something
that I could not even express at this time.
Thirty years are gone… Today, I live in Los Angeles and the smiling
face of that young American haunts my thoughts. How right he was! With
my book, I would like to remember my readers of the Berlin Airlift,
when Americans and Europeans were side by side, protecting democracy
of the American population (more than 35 millions) is over 65. Among
them, there are 4.7 million veterans from the World War II. They lived
this period in person and remember of the events and the amazement from
their young years.
million Americans are from foreign origins; among them, 3.7 million
Americans are foreign born German, British, French and Hungarian. The
events related in the book concern them directly. By that alone, this
book has an important international impact.
the sixty years passed since the end of World War II, a new generation
has grown up and for them, the sufferings of the war and its aftermath
are only subjects of action movies.
its historical and general aspects, this book is marketable to a wide
audience including different generations with different motivation.
are the historical celebrities described in your book?
the present time of terrorism and war, when we are permanently questioning
our actions and looking for the best solution, the historic lessons
of that period are clear:
determination and tenacity could bring military victory without
is no shame to export such values as freedom, democracy, civil rights
1948, the Allied Powers were able to create a strong unity and stopped
the advance of dictatorship. Without that determination, the map of
Europe would be different today.
shows us that wherever the Americans have arrived, democracy, freedom,
civil rights and progress flourished in their footsteps. These are the
basic principles of mankind! I hope this book will help to create a
new alliance against another, even more terrifying enemy — terrorism
by highlighting our common values.
2000 pages of research material in German, English and Hungarian originated
in Websites from CNN, Berlin Airlift Veteran Association, Harry Truman
Presidential Library, George Bush Presidential Library, U.S. Air Force
Europe, Air Force Magazine, Library of Congress Country Studies, Biographies,
the Pan European Picnic and the Website of various cities related in
grew up on the high literature as Goethe, Schiller, Balzac, Maupassant,
Dostoyevsky, Hemingway, Steinbeck and Mark Twain, to name only a few.
I participated in literary circles in high school and college years
and was member of an editorial team for my student newspaper.
I work as an International Controller in the fashion industry. Writing
is part of my job. However, it is business writing, such as Financial
Statements, Reports, Memos, Procedures and Studies.
central character is Dr. Sorge, the legendary Soviet spy, who informed
Stalin that the Japanese will not open the Eastern front against the
Soviet Union, but in contrary, by attacking the Americans in Pearl
Harbor. Stalin believed the information and ordered the well equipped
and rested Siberian Army under Stalingrad. This decision changed the
course of World War II.
Dr Sorge, we will discover the intelligence network established by
the Soviets exploiting their allied status and the cooperation during
World War II.
Star: The Almighty
McCarthyism ravages the United States, the nations behind the Iron
Curtain struggle for their independence. Stalin is dead. General Secretary
Khrushchev denounces the Stalinism. Is this the beginning of a new
era in Eastern Europe?
The end of the dream. In a bloodbath, the Soviet tanks crush the Hungarian
Revolution. The almighty red star remains immobile and everlasting.