easy site maker


Event calendar

for EAGLES OVER BERLIN, a historical novel about theBerlin Airlift, an Air Force Victory in Cold War

1 january 2018

Launch European

New life for Eagles Over Berlin in Europe.

April 4, 2007

BOOK REVIEW - PRESS RELEASE

The historical novel "Eagles Over Berlin - Flight for Love and Freedom" attired the attention of Deepa Kandaswamy, award-winning writer, columnist and author in India. Her review of the book was published in Windows and Aisles, the inflight magazine of Paramount Airways.

The year is 1989. The cold war is over and the political future of Eastern Europe is uncertain. Will there be chaos, bloodshed or a smooth transition to democracy? John Carpenter, a world war veteran is sent as an observer to Germany. As John flies from the US into Germany, the reader is transported back in time, forty years to be exact, to the Germany of 1949. Through the eyes of John Carpenter, then a young fighter pilot and Esther Kohlberg, a Russian Jew who survived the concentration camp at Treblinka, we are shown how in post war Germany, the people of West Berlin played a crucial role in determining the borders of the Soviet Union. John and Esther fall in love but are they able to marry?

The author, Kati Fabian is a Hungarian refugee whose family escaped to the US during the Cold War. She writes with passion and knowledge that stems from personal experience. This gives her book a sense of authenticity.

From the White House to Stalin's study at the Kremlin, from the ravages of post war Germany to the streets of Paris, Fabian spins a story of intrigue, highlighting a very important period in world history, which determined the border of the Soviet Union. While most of us may be familiar with the events and drama when the Berlin wall came down, not many of us are aware of the politics and events that led up to the division of Germany into East Germany and West Germany. This is a notable book in the genre of historical romance.

"It is a great distinction for me and my book," said the author, Kati Fabian. "The novel dedicated to a glorious period in aviation history found its place in the skies. Thank you Deepa!"

December 1, 2005

Hungarian-born, French Citizen Publishes in USA
SelfPublisher News - Interview
Milton Stern, Executive Editor

Kati Fabian of Culver City, Calif., has published her first novel, Eagles Over Berlin – Flight for Love and Freedom. She works as an international controller in the fashion industry.

Eagles Over Berlin — Flight for Love and Freedom takes place in war-torn Germany. John, an American pilot, and Esther, a holocaust survivor, meet and fall in love in the turmoil of history. From the Oval Office in Washington to Stalin’s study in Moscow, from elegant Paris to blockaded Berlin, we follow the events of the blockade. Through Soviet harassments in the air corridors, plane crashes in Soviet territory and their ultimate sacrifice, we experience the heroism of the pilots. Despite cold, hunger and darkness, the people of Berlin hold out against hostilities. Soviet spies and secret negotiations lead to the lifting of the blockade, but the victory tragically separates John and Esther. By a twist of destiny, they will meet again 40 years later, in 1989.

When the Berlin Wall comes down, they will understand the purpose of their lives.

“I arrived [in the United States] four years ago, when an American company offered me a job. I felt honored by this wonderful possibility given to me. I am of Hungarian origin, but I have French citizenship,” Fabian tells SelfPublisher News. “I [grew] up in Hungary during the communist era. I lived in Paris [for] 16 years and embraced the formidable experience of democracy and freedom. I love America, this country [filled with possibilities] for the individual to realize his/her dreams.”

When Fabian was 20 years old, she took a tour of Austria. “It was the first time in my life that I had a trip outside of [a communist country]. My head was full of [preconceived] ideas,” she says. “In the small, baroque town of Gmunden, in the youth hostel, I met a young American. We discussed the United States, and he explained to me how open the American society is. I did not understand the meaning. I answered with certitude and self-insurance: ‘The American society was open one hundred years ago! Nowadays, the classes are settled, and it is as all the others!’” Fabian continues. “The young man watched me with seriousness. He answered with the same certitude and self-insurance: ‘What are you speaking about! Not at all! America is still a country of opportunity, where all is possible!’ I was dazzled. This simple sentence quaked all the 20 years of instruction and education, everything I heard and knew about America. The young man was my age. For him, everything was possible.”

She went back to Hungary, but in her spirit, the encounter changed something.

Thirty years later, when she received the first copy of her book in the mail, tears streamed down her face. “All of a sudden, the smiling face of that young American appeared in my spirit. How right he was! The writing of that story dedicated to the American spirit, and the publishing of my own book were — and are — an exciting adventure. It could never [have happened] to me in Europe,” Fabian tells SelfPublisher News.

Fabian hired an editor and a book designer; however, she designed her own book cover. “I had many problems with the corrections. I ended up [buying] a program and prepared my own PDF file. Only that way could I make as many changes and corrections as needed. I made 19 versions of the book before declaring it final. It was difficult, but in the end, I was (and am) happy. I learned so much in the process! My book is now my own artwork. It is heartwarming when I have it in my hands,” Fabian says.

Fabian says “promotion is very costly.” She is already over her initial budget, and according to her present business plan, she intends to spend around $10,000 in the next two years.

She did not query agents. “There are so many sharks in the literary marketplace. I did not trust anybody,” Fabian tells SelfPublisher News. “I considered self-publishing better than turning to a vanity press ... I was tempted by the adventure,” she says.

According to Fabian, “loneliness” is the most frustrating thing about being self-published.

“I have a marketing degree. It was very important to think about the profile of my readers. Who they are? What they are doing? Where they are? I imagined faces and characters, and built up a whole ‘novel’ around them. It helped me to prepare a marketing plan. I hope it will work out [as well] as it did on paper,” Fabian concedes.

“Since I was an eyewitness of the tragic events in New York City in 2001, the heartbreaking moments instigated the idea of the book,” Fabian adds. “I was walking on the empty Fifth Avenue, in the city that never sleeps, now only a ghost town. The beautiful weather and still warm sunshine were full of sadness. After the tragedy, slowly, life returned in New York. When some days later, I was standing on the same place, looking to the truck transporting the firemen and steelworkers with exhausted faces, I felt that life took over. ‘Life is always taking over,’ I thought. Rebirth after destruction, the survival and the strengthening of our basic values, these are the principal elements of the novel.”

November 10, 2005

ON VETERAN'S DAY, WE REMEMBER
PR WEB PRESS RELEASE

On Veteran Day, the new historical novel remembers the fallen heroes of the Berlin Airlift

Author dedicates new historical novel "Eagles Over Berlin – Flight for Love and Freedom" to those who lost their lives during the Berlin Airlift.

Veteran Day is the moment to remember. The pilots and airmen of the Berlin Airlift in 1948-49 were heroes defending our basic values of democracy, freedom, civil rights and progress. Their sacrifices led to allied victory in the first major event of the Cold War. Without their determination, the face of the world, as we know it today, would be different. Kati Fabian, the Hungarian Author living in Culver City, California, dedicated her new historical novel "Eagles Over Berlin – Flight for Love and Freedom" to the 31 Americans who lost their lives during the Berlin Airlift; 28 U.S. Air Force, 1 U.S. Navy, 1 U.S. Army, and 1 Army civilian:

George B. Smith, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Billy E. Phelps, Long Beach, California
Charles L. Putnam. Colorado Springs, Colorado
James A. Vaughan, New Haven County, Connecticut
Joel M. DeVolentine, Miami, Florida
Johnny T. Orms, Rhein-Main Air Base, Germany
Eugene S. Erickson, Collinsville, Illinois
Robert P. Weaver, Fort Wayne, Indiana
Herbert F. Heinig, Fort Wayne, Indiana
Harry R. Crites, Jr., Lafayette, Indiana
Bernard J. Watkins, Lafayette, Indiana
Norbert H. Theis, Cunningham, Kansas
Robert C. von Luehrte, Covington, Kentucky
Ronald E. Stone, Mount Sterling, Kentucky
Craig B. Ladd, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Willian R. Howard, Gunnison, Mississippi
Richard M. Wurgel, Union City, New Jersey
Karl V. Hagen, New York City, New York
William T. Lucas, Wilson, North Carolina
William A. Rathgeber, Portland, Oregon
Charles H. King, Britton, South Dakota
Leland V. Williams, Abilene, Texas
Robert W. Stuber, Arlington, Texas
Lowell A. Wheaton, Jr., Corpus Christi, Texas
Edwin C. Diltz, Fayetteville, Texas
Ralph H. Boyd, Fort Worth, Texas
Willis F. Hargis, Nacogdoches, Texas
Royce C. Stephens, San Antonio, Texas
Lloyd C. Wells, San Antonio, Texas
Richard Winter, Seattle, Washington
Donald J. Leemon, Green Bay, Wisconsin

The historical novel "Eagles Over Berlin – Flight for Love and Freedom" presents the events of the Berlin Airlift in the form of a love story. "My objective was to bring this period to the ordinary people on the street in the form of a fiction novel more readable and accessible to people than a political analysis," affirms the Author.

In war-torn Germany, John, American pilot, and Esther, holocaust survivor, meet and fall in love in the turmoil of history. From the Oval Office in Washington, to Stalin's study in Moscow, from elegant Paris to blockaded Berlin, we follow the events of the blockade. Through Soviet harassments in the air corridors, plane crashes in Soviet territory and their ultimate sacrifice, we experience the heroism of the pilots. Despite cold, hunger and darkness, the people of Berlin hold out against hostilities. Soviet spies and secret negotiations lead to the lifting of the blockade, but the victory tragically separates John and Esther. By a twist of destiny, they will meet again forty years later, in 1989. When the Berlin Wall comes down, they will understand the purpose of their lives.

The Web site www.eaglesoverberlin.com is dedicated to the novel and to the Berlin Airlift with FAQ and photo gallery. "Eagles Over Berlin" is available in every bookstore through Ingram - LSI wholesale distribution channels, present on all online booksellers' web site, and worldwide distributed by Amazon. Enjoy the reading!

November 3, 2005

WHEN THE WALL CAME DOWN
PR WEB PRESS RELEASE

November 9, 1989: Fall of the Berlin Wall ... Writer Commemorates the Collapse of the Red Totalitarianism by Publishing New Historical Novel

"Eagles Over Berlin – Flight For Love and Freedom" combines two milestones of world history: the Berlin Airlift and the Fall of the Berlin Wall.

Kati Fabian, the Hungarian author living in Culver City, California commemorates November 9, 1989, the day when the Berlin Wall came down. We have all in our memory the dramatic events at the Brandenburg Gate in the middle of Berlin. The first and the last event of the Cold War era both are linked to the elegant monument, which symbolized for forty years the separation between East and West.

In June 1948, the Soviet Army blocked West Berlin, essentially taking hostage two and half million inhabitants. They were certain the allied powers would abandon the city, opening the road for the Soviet Union to exploit Germany and all of Europe. For almost a year, the U.S. Air Force and the British RAF kept blockaded Berlin alive through the air. Every minute, a plane landed in Berlin transporting fuel, milk, coal, potatoes, instruments, wine, asphalt, pickup trucks, clothes and all supplies necessary for the survival of the city. The allies' tenacity and determination created an island of democracy and freedom, West Berlin, in the heart of the Soviet sphere. It remained bright and appealing until the day when the fundamental principle of humanity could spread out to an entire region. Without the heroism of American and British pilots and airmen, without the determination of two and half million Berliners forty years earlier, that day would never have come about.

The historical novel "Eagles Over Berlin – Flight for Love and Freedom" presents the events of the Berlin Airlift in the form of a love story. In war-torn Germany, John, American pilot, and Esther, holocaust survivor, meet and fall in love in the turmoil of history. From the Oval Office in Washington, to Stalin's study in Moscow, from elegant Paris to blockaded Berlin, we follow the events of the blockade. Through Soviet harassments in the air corridors, plane crashes in Soviet territory and their ultimate sacrifice, we experience the heroism of the pilots. Despite cold, hunger and darkness, the people of Berlin hold out against hostilities. Soviet spies and secret negotiations lead to the lifting of the blockade, but the victory tragically separates John and Esther. By a twist of destiny, they will meet again forty years later, in 1989. When the Berlin Wall comes down, they will understand the purpose of their lives.

The Web site www.eaglesoverberlin.com is dedicated to the novel and to the Berlin Airlift with FAQ and photo gallery. "Eagles Over Berlin" is available in every bookstore through Ingram --LSI wholesale distribution channels, present on all online booksellers' web site, and worldwide distributed by Amazon. Enjoy the reading!

October 9, 2005

Octoberfest, Huntington Beach, CA

The Octoberfest, the well-known celebration of the beer gets together the German American communities of Orange County in the "Old World Village" shopping center. The event attracts several thousands of visitors every year. MICHELE'S JEWISH GIFTS store, carrying also books, decided to give a chance to Eagles Over Berlin. The book is favorably displayed at the entrance. The story of Esther Kohlberg will touch the heart of the stores's eclectic clientele.

September 20, 2005

German books and fine arts

The bookstore "New Mastodon" dedicated to German books and fine arts decided to carry "Eagles Over Berlin." Mr. Schacht's support is welcome and many thanks for his generous contribution to the success of the book. The bookstore is located in the elegant district of Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles. The close neighborhood of the LACMA attires an intellectual clientele.

September 10, 2005


REBIRTH AFTER DESTRUCTION
PR WEB PRESS RELEASE

In these times, when terrorism and insecurity obscure the purpose of democracy, freedom, civil rights and progress, Eagles Over Berlin remembers a period of history when the struggle for these values obtained a great victory. Kati Fabian, the Hungarian author living in Los Angeles, launches the distribution of her novel on September 11, 2005. Since she was an eyewitness of the tragic events in New York City in 2001, the heartbreaking moments were the motivation to write the book.

"I was walking on the empty Fifth Avenue, in the city that never sleeps, now only a ghost town. The beautiful weather and still warm sunshine were full of sadness. After the tragedy, slowly, life returned in New York. When some days later, I was standing on the same place, looking to the truck transporting the firemen and steelworkers with exhausted faces, I felt that life took over. 'Life is always taking over,' I thought. Rebirth after destruction, the survival and the strengthening of our basic values, these are the principal elements of the novel."

In war-torn Germany, John, American pilot, and Esther, holocaust survivor, meet and fall in love in the turmoil of history. From the Oval Office in Washington, to Stalin's study in Moscow, from elegant Paris to blockaded Berlin, we follow the events of the blockade. Through Soviet harassments in the air corridors, plane crashes in Soviet territory and their ultimate sacrifice, we experience the heroism of the pilots. Despite cold, hunger and darkness, the people of Berlin hold out against hostilities. Soviet spies and secret negotiations lead to the lifting of the blockade, but the victory tragically separates John and Esther. By a twist of destiny, they will meet again forty years later, in 1989. When the Berlin Wall comes down, they will understand the purpose of their lives.

The Web site http://www.eaglesoverberlin.com is dedicated to the novel and also to the Berlin Airlift with FAQ and photo gallery. Eagles Over Berlin is available in every bookstore through LSI wholesale distribution channels, present on all online booksellers' web site, and worldwide distributed by Amazon. Enjoy the reading!

September 5, 2005

BORDERS EXPOSITION

In an effort to support and help local authors, Borders Express accepted "Eagles Over Berlin". The store in Culver City ordered copies and displays the signed copies on the shelves. The store is located in the popular Fox Hill Mall, in Westside Los Angeles. The prime location and the appealling exposition will attire interested visitors to the book. A big thank to Borders!

August 28, 2005

German festival - Torrance, CA

The historical novel combines two milestone of European history, both closely related to Germany: the Berlin Airlift and the Fall of the Berlin Wall. The German nation, and in particular the German American communities are interested by the book in the first place. Participating on the German festival, Kati Fabian brought the book to the German Americans of Southern California showing a growing interest for the book. Ms. Sylvia Hohm decided to carry the book in the bookstore of Alpine Importers. The bookstore, located in the world-known Alpine Village, is a preferred shopping place for German and Germany related books and magazines.

August 15, 2005

PRESS RELEASE STATISTICS

As of this date, the Press Release of July 5, 2005 realized the following press release distribution statistics according to the data provided by PR WEB:

Reads: 56,337
Pickups: 1,650
Prints: 12
Downloads: 32

August 7, 2005

Hungarian Festival - Torrance, CA

As an author of Hungarian origin, Kati Fabian presented "Eagles Over Berlin" on the Hungarian Festival in the Alpine Village, Torrance, California. The book had success, great number of visitors browsed the book. In fact, the Fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 began in Hungary, during the Pan-European Picnic organized by the democratic forces of Hungary. In the course of the event, 700 East-German refugees broke the chains of the still remaining part of the Iron Curtain and forced their way into Austria. The book describes these dramatic events, therefore it is very appealing to Hungarians. The Hungarian Americans of Southern California were delighted to find the courageous acts in the book.

July 5, 2005

INDEPENDENCE DAY - CELEBRATION OF FREEDOM AND DEMOCRACY
PR WEB Press Release

When America is preparing to celebrate the national holiday, the world is making a stop to think about democracy and freedom. These values are old of three thousand years and came to us through the darkness of time shining through centuries. Kati Fabian, a new author from Hungary and living in Los Angeles , California for only four years, elected this sunny holiday to inform about the upcoming publication of her novel Eagles Over Berlin – Flight for Love and Freedom . The historical novel presents the events of the Berlin Airlift in the form of a love story.

In these days of controversy it is good to remember the aftermath of World War II. The Americans arrived in Berlin in 1945 as enemies. Three years later they became friends, allies, guardian of the freedom, and the hope of two and half million Berliners by implementing a massive airlift to break the blockade of the Soviet Army and through it to stop the red expansionism. Without the Americans, the map of Europe would be different today.

In war-torn Germany , John, American pilot, and Esther, holocaust survivor, meet and fall in love in the turmoil of history. From the Oval Office in Washington , to Stalin's study in Moscow , from elegant Paris to blockaded Berlin , we follow the events of the blockade. Through Soviet harassments in the air corridors, plane crashes in Soviet territory and their ultimate sacrifice we experience the heroism of the pilots. Despite cold, hunger and darkness, the people of Berlin hold out against hostilities. Soviet spies and secret negotiations lead to the lifting of the blockade, but the victory tragically separates John and Esther. By a twist of destiny, they will meet again forty years later, in 1989. When the Berlin Wall comes down, they will understand the purpose of their lives.

Growing up in the shadows of communism, Kati Fabian learned to cherish democracy and freedom. "Only those are dead who are forgotten" wrote she while remembering of all those who share her passionate and enthusiastic conviction.

FOLLOW OUR BLOG!

Buy the book in the e-stores:

© Copyright 2017 Mobirise - All Rights Reserved