EAN-139780380538683   EAN-13 barcode 9780380538683
Product NameMig Pilot: The Final Escape Of Lt. Belenko
CategoryBook / Magazine / Publication
Amazon.comA Buy on Amazon ~ 0380538687
Price New100.87 US Dollars    (curriencies)
Price Used8.00 US Dollars    (curriencies)
Width4.2 inches    (convert)
Height6.9 inches    (convert)
Length0.7 inches    (convert)
Weight3.68 ounces    (convert)
AuthorJohn Barron
Page Count222
Long DescriptionI was so blown away by this book I had to meet Viktor in person and now count him as a personal friend. The book is factual in every respect and is difficult to put down once started. John Barron is an excellent author and did a first class job of writing Viktor's story. In addition to an exciting escape story it reveals why the Soviet Union had to collapse of its own ineptitude, deceit, and corruption. It details humorous incidents such as army pilots' mess-hall riots due to bad food. Mig Pilot is also a biography of an exceptional man whose intelligence saw through a lifetime of brainwashing. The story is humorous in places and engrossing from beginning to end. It starts right out with Viktor's desperate and harrowing escape flight to freedom in his top-secret Mig-25 Foxbat, then in subsequent chapters details the life events that led to his courageous decision to "go for broke" and make his live-or-die dash to freedom. It illustrates how America probably could have given the Soviets all of its top secrets and they would have found a way to screw up making use of them.Viktor is not only a first class pilot, he is also a true hero. Don't lend this book to anyone and expect to get it back.
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