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

 
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June 17, 2008

THE SURVIVAL OF TWO CITIES

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The survival of two cities: West Berlin in 1948 and New Orleans in 2005 is remembered by St Paul Episcopal Church Book Club during their summer reading of "Eagles Over Berlin – Flight for Love and Freedom" by Kati Fabian, the historical novel about the Berlin Airlift

 

St Paul Episcopal Church Book Club in New Orleans will discuss the historical novel about the Berlin Airlift "Eagles Over Berlin – Flight for Love and Freedom" by Kati Fabian, during their regular meeting on July 14, 2008 at 6:30 PM.

The historical novel about the Berlin Airlift is dedicated to the basic human values of Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity expressed by the French Revolution and remembered on July 14, 2008 on Bastille Day in New Orleans in the Book Club of St Paul Episcopal Church. In the city, founded by French immigrants and worldwide renowned by its French Quarter, the discussion about the events of the Berlin Airlift on this very day receives a special aura.

The two cities are also linked through destruction and survival. Who could better understand the struggle for survival of West Berliners in 1948 and 1949 than citizens of New Orleans living the terrifying experience of Hurricane Katrina in 2005?

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 harassment 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.

"I was in New York on September 11, 2001 and lived in first line the dramatic events of the terrorist attack. I experienced how life took over the destruction. Life is always taking over; life is divine. This experience was the motivation to write the book. I feel honored by the attention of St Paul's Book Club. Thank you!"

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April 4, 2007

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!"

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January 6, 2006

ALLBOOKS REVIEW

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John and Esther fall in love. It sounds like a simple story line but it is not.

John, American pilot during the Second World War, and Esther, survivor of the holocaust, meet at a volatile time in history, and their love supports and carries them through difficult times beyond their control. But this is not just a love story. It is a look into a time in history that few people understand. The Second World War was officially over but the Cold War was in its infancy, during which time, the Soviet Army blockaded West Berlin, an attempt to force communism on over two million people. Esther refused John's offer to escape the difficulties of this time and insisted on making the one decision that she could make on her own. Up until that time, everything that had happened to her was out of her control. She stayed in Berlin to help the cause, while John flew for the Airlift, transporting vital supplies that would save the lives of many in West Berlin.

Author, Kati Fabian's life had been affected by the Cold War years and her interest in finding the truth about a little talked about subject led her to write Eagles Over Berlin. She has filled the pages of this well written novel with facts that few would know, but softens the pain and fear with a love story that transcends the horror. This is a story of love, devastation, optimism and grief. But in many ways, it is an education. This reviewer better understands the workings of the Cold War and highly recommends Eagles Over Berlin to all those interested in learning more about this period of history. We must again make a stand against terrorism and it is heartening to be reminded that with perseverance, teamwork and love, there will be success.

 

Highly Recommended by Reviewer: Elaine Fuhr, Allbooks Reviews

Reviewer's Comments: A fascinating and entertaining story.

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December 1, 2005

INTERVIEW

Milton Stern, Executive Editor

Reprinted with permission from SelfPublisher News, Dec. 2005, Vol. 1, Num. 5, Copyright ) 2005. For more information: www.selfpublishernews.com

Hungarian-born, French Citizen Publishes in USA

 

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.”

 

Eagles Over Berlin – Flight for Love and Freedom © 2005, ISBN 1411627229, Kate Fabian, Lulu, www.eaglesoverberlin.com

 

SelfPublisher News, Dec. 2005, Vol. 1, Num. 5, Copyright © 2005, For more information: www.selfpublishernews.com

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November 10, 2005

PRESS RELEASE

ON VETERAN'S DAY, WE REMEMBER

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.

 

(PRWEB via PR Web Direct) November 8, 2005 - 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!

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November 3, 2005

PRESS RELEASE

WHEN THE WALL CAME DOWN

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.

(PRWEB via PR Web Direct) November 3, 2005 -- 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!

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October 23, 2005

Review on BookPleasures.com

Greg Lewis, freelance UK journalist who has worked for The Observer, The Sun, Private Eye and The Big Issue and actually a reviewer of BookPleasures.com, published his review on Eagles Over Berlin on the well-known website of BookPleasures.com. If you would like to read the review, just click on the picture here below.

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October 12, 2005

As an American participant...

As an American participant in the postwar years of Germany, including the period of the Blockade, I was drawn strongly to the descriptions and experiences of the characters in your book.

The book brought back many memories to me of the traumatic times and places described so vividly and yet clearly therein.

I couldn't put it down from the moment I started reading until the very end. Thank you for your memorable story.

Charles A. Bearchell Ph.D.

Executive Director, German-American Cultural Society

Emeritus Professor, California State University, Northridge

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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.

Michele's Jewish Gifts Bookshelf presents Eagles Over Berlin, by Kati Fabian, a historical novel about the Berlin Airlift and the Fall of the Berlin Wall

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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.

Eagles Over Berlin, a novel by Kati Fabian about the Berlin Airlift and the Fall of the Berlin Wall made its way to the public. In September 200, the New Mastodon Bookstore decided to expose the book on the shelves.

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September 10, 2005

PRESS RELEASE

 

REBIRTH AFTER DESTRUCTION

(PRWEB) September 10, 2005 -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!

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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!

 
 
Eagles Over Berlin, a novel by Kati Fabian about the Berlin Airlift and the Fall of the Berlin Wall made its way to the public. In September 2005, Borders in Culver City decided to carry it on the shelves.

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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.

Eagles Over Berlin, a novel by Kati Fabian about the Berlin Airlift and the Fall of the Berlin Wall made its way to the public during the German festival in Torrance, California in August 2005.

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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

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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.

 Eagles Over Berlin, a novel by Kati Fabian about the Berlin Airlift and the Fall of the Berlin Wall made its way to the public during the Hungarian festival in Torrance, California in August 2005.                           Eagles Over Berlin, a novel by Kati Fabian about the Berlin Airlift and the Fall of the Berlin Wall made its way to the public during the Hungarian festival in Torrance, California in August 2005.

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July 5, 2005

PRESS RELEASE

 

INDEPENDENCE DAY - CELEBRATION OF FREEDOM AND DEMOCRACY

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.


 
         
     
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