Purpose of the club – Review books about American and other Jews who have made significant contributions to military history as well as books on Jewish military history.
This book club is a project of the Jewish War Veterans Post 256 Patriotism Committee.
April’s book: Moscow Airlift by Marc Liebman
This is a novel about the plight of Soviet Jews thinly disguised around the desire by Soviet Generals to fund their retirement by selling tactical nuclear weapons to the Iranians. It is also a book about revenge. In 1991, Gorbachev signs the historic US/Soviet grain deal, committing the Soviets to purchasing eight million tons of grain over the next five years. In response, inflation in the Soviet Union rises almost out of control, the government loses its iron grip on the population, and the Soviet parliament votes to dissolve the Soviet Union. Hardliners want Gorbachev out of power, and the Iranians see the turmoil as a chance to acquire tactical nuclear weapons. The United States realizing it was receiving conflicting intelligence on the situation in the Soviet Union sends Josh Haman to Moscow as an independent set of eyes and ears. On the day he arrives, a KGB general promises to give him the names and addresses of the man who ordered the killing of his first wife’s parents. Almost immediately, Haman’s mission expands from gathering intelligence on the volatile Russian political situation to stopping the delivery of tactical nuclear weapons to the Iranians, all the while tormented by the desire to exact revenge.
Marc Liebman, a retired Navy Captain and Naval Aviator who is a Vietnam and Desert Storm combat veteran. He is the author of nine successful novels, four of which were Amazon #1 Best Sellers. He is an amateur historian who has been writing and lecturing about American Jews who have made significant contributions to American Military History.
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