Saturday, May 17, 2008

Andrei Cherny's inspiring book The Candy Bombers

I Was on Cnn and saw a story on The Candy Bombers. A fascinating bit of history I had never heard of before.
So who were The Candy Bombers?
Well, they were a group of airmen during the Berlin Airlift who followed the lead of a young 27-year-old pilot and started dropping candy tied to little parachutes to the children of Berlin.

click here to see CNN Video.

"On the sixtieth anniversary of the Berlin Airlift, Andrei Cherny tells a remarkable story with profound implications for the world today. In the tradition of the best narrative storytellers, he brings together newly unclassified documents, unpublished letters and diaries, and fresh primary interviews to tell the story of the ill-assorted group of castoffs and second-stringers who not only saved millions of desperate people from a dire threat, but changed how the world viewed the United States, and set in motion the chain of events that would ultimately lead to the dismantling of the Berlin Wall and America’s victory in the Cold War."

Andrei Cherny signs The Candy Bombers Tuesday, June 17, 2008 at 07:00 pm
Don't miss the opportunity to meet this fascinating author!

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