Project Zebra. Roosevelt and Stalin’s Secret Mission to Train 300 Soviet Airmen in America.
Imagine a history-based story that pulls you in and continues to keep you interested for 316 pages. Seems almost impossible. And then there’s M.G. Crisci’s Project Zebra. The flow of this book is reminiscent of sitting on the porch with your grandfather as he’s vividly reciting to you an old war story. With an added bonus of *drum roll* pictures! The visual aids magnify the intensity of the history that is printed in its pages. Project Zebra: Roosevelt and Stalin’s Top- Secret Mission to Train 300 Soviet Airmen in America is as witty as it is engaging.
It wouldn’t hurt to store a few copies of this book in every school’s library. This book doubles as an awesome conversation piece. It sheds light on the lesser-known personal accounts between not only Roosevelt and Stalin but U.S. and Soviet troops as well. Visual aids, coupled with hints of reality checks, make this book ideal for readers of any age.
Not coming from a “history buff” background, I found myself immediately drawn to the author’s relaxed style of writing. The essence of the author shines through each and every paragraph. The reader is given a sense of humanity in a sea of facts, if you will. As straight-forward and fact-driven as Project Zebra is, fragments of character and humor are still very present throughout the book. Submerge yourself in collection of action, confidentiality, history, facts, and story-telling nostalgia. This book peeks into the corners of history that everyone wants to know about, but never really had the format for. It goes deeper into the concept of confidentiality itself and explains how this simple code is vital circumstance, such as the Top-Secret Mission Roosevelt and Stalin were conducting. The planning and building of a government project on this level of security are explained, giving the reader insight into exactly how crucial the sheer concept of trust is for the project, and Crisci divulges that diligently.
Perfect for stocking stuffers, long flights, camping, morning coffee and a pastry, with a side of well-written literature! Recommended for any reader who is interested in learning something new. Book clubs would benefit from adopting this book into their reading lists. Project Zebra: Roosevelt and Stalin’s Top-Secret Mission to Train 300 Soviet Airmen in America gives the reader all the facts with honest and straightforward true accounts of what it took to plan build and execute a mission of this scale.
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|Page Count||355 pages|
|Publisher||Orca Publishing Company USA|
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