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

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"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 http://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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