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Berlin 1948.

In the ruins of Hitler's capital, former RAF officers and an ex-ATA woman pilot start an air ambulance company.

Yet when a Russian fighter brings down a British airliner, Berlin becomes a flash point.

WW3 is just a misstep away.

The first battle of the Cold War is about to begin....

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Bridge to Tomorrow Series

A Novel of the Berlin Airlift in Three Parts

Helena P. Schrader

Runner-Up for Book of the Year 2023

The Bridge to Tomorrow Series shows how the West stopped Russian aggression without war during the Berlin Crisis 1948/1949. This bloodless victory of democracy over tyranny has many lessons for the present day, which Schrader, author of an acclaimed non-fiction book about the Berlin Airlift, seamlessly works into her trilogy of novels. The components of Bridge to Tomorrow go beyond the political chess game and logistical achievements to explore the social and psychological impact of this pivotal historical event. Schrader employs a diverse cast of characters -- women and men, British, American, German and Ukrainian -- to enable the reader to see the unfolding events through different, even conflicting, perspectives. As the reader gets drawn into their lives of the characters, the historical tensions rise, and the trilogy accelerates the pace to that of a thriller.The Bridge to Tomorrow Series shows how the West stopped Russian aggression without war during the Berlin Crisis of 1948/1949. The series goes beyond the political chess game and logistical achievements of the Berlin Airlift to explore the social and psychological impact of this pivotal historical event. The characters -- women and men, British, American, German and Ukrainian -- enable the reader to see the unfolding events through different perspectives. As the reader gets drawn into their lives, the historical tensions rise, and the trilogy accelerates the pace to that of a thriller.  The Bridge to Tomorrow Series is about winning a war with milk, coal and candy bars.

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