ISBN # 1-4116-2722-9

LCCN 2005924572

      Eagles Over Berlin by Kati Fabian, historical novel about the Berlin Airlift, first event of the Cold War era  

 
Historical novel about the Berlin Airlift by Kati Fabian
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  • Did Kati Fabian emphasize any specific themes throughout Eagles Over Berlin? What do you think Kati Fabian is trying to explain with this theme?
  • What was unique about the setting of Eagles Over Berlin and how did it affect the storyline?
  • Could you relate to any of the characters? If so, which ones and why?
  • How do characters change or learn throughout Eagles Over Berlin? What events caused these changes? Have you or someone you know experienced the same thing?
  • How does Eagles Over Berlin reveal Kati Fabian's own perspectives about people and the world? For a lively discussion, describe why you think Kati Fabian is liberal or conservative.
  • Did certain parts of Eagles Over Berlin affect you emotionally? Why did it evoke those emotions?
  • Did Kati Fabian's point of view on things lend new perspective to your own view of the world?

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I 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 and freedom.

  Let me tell you a story…   I 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 was possible…

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 and freedom.

 
 

 

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12,6 percent 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.

 

46 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.

In 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.

Considering its historical and general aspects, this book is marketable to a wide audience including different generations with different motivation.

 
 

 

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We listen to the Iron Curtain speech of Winston Churchill…

Through the thoughts of Marshal Zhukov, we learn about the politics of the Soviet Union…

We witness President Harry Truman and General George Marshall defining the principle of the Economic Recovery Program known as Marshall Plan…

We meet General Clay, Military Governor of Germany and General William Tunner, Commander of the Berlin Airlift…

We are going to Paris to the United Nation Headquarters and observe the preparative for the NATO treaty…

We are taking part on a meeting in the study of Joseph Stalin, the Man of Steel, when he decides with anger the levy of the blockade…

And many more...

 
 

 

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In 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:

  • Firm determination and tenacity could bring military victory without bloodshed.

  • There is no shame to export such values as freedom, democracy, civil rights and progress.

In 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.

History 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.

 
 

 

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How did you research for the story?

 

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The 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 the book.

 
 

 

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I am marketing the book myself through direct mailing, and press releases. I will organize book signings and will participate on seminars and conferences concerning the Cold War.

 

I will use this Website to market the book through the Internet, worldwide.

 
 

 

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When did you first start to write?

 

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I 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.

 Today, 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.  

Eagles Over Berlin is my first novel.

 
 

 

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Spies In Red

 

The 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.

Beside Dr Sorge, we will discover the intelligence network established by the Soviets exploiting their allied status and the cooperation during World War II.

Red Star: The Almighty

While 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?

1956… The end of the dream. In a bloodbath, the Soviet tanks crush the Hungarian Revolution. The almighty red star remains immobile and everlasting.

 
 

 

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