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Straight from my mind to your screen—here’s a collection of my thoughts, from the heartfelt to the odd, and everything in between.

CNN, New York Times, Hollywood Studios, TV Networks, the Senate, and Congress, in COLLUSION!

Russia Bashing Now America's Most Popular Sport! Interesting, outside the limelight, with no political agendas, two men-- one Russian, one American-- tell the largely unknown story of a remarkable 19-year old woman's accomplishments, against all odds, in a male-dominated society.   How did they do that? They decided to trust each other...without reservation. If you care about such matters, the following... Learn More

DATE: Mar.12.2018 | CATEGORY: My Books, On Russia & Ukraine | COMMENTS:


Part 1. Street-savvy, scam artist bilks the American public for $13 billion. Defense plea, “Sorry, about that.” Judge reduces sentence to 7 years. High school dropout, Tino DeAngelis, explains to Federal officials that he was one of the “good guys” who donated generously to Catholic Charities, Boys Club of America, and other local causes with... Learn More

DATE: Mar.12.2018 | CATEGORY: My Books, On the rest of the world | COMMENTS:

Men Will Be Men!

For one moment-in-time, a group of Russians and Americans worked and played together in America The mission of the Top-Secret Project Zebra mission was simple. Make 185 of the largest custom warplanes for Russia in Philadelphia. And have an elite group of US Naval pilots train 330 Russian aces and their crews... Learn More

DATE: Mar.12.2018 | CATEGORY: My Books, On Russia & Ukraine | COMMENTS:

My collaborator, Greg Gagarin, the last living Zebra, greets father time with a smile and a bourbon.

June 1945 (l). My collaborator on Project Zebra, the young American naval officer, Gregory Gagarin, 22, with a fluency in Russian and a family genealogy that gathered respect in da Rodina (Russia). October 2017 (r). A smiling Greg, age 96, and now blind, shares a moment with wife Anne and daughter Katharine. I... Learn More

DATE: Feb.08.2018 | CATEGORY: My Books, On Russia & Ukraine | COMMENTS:

Thanks for the Reviews on Salad Oil King

  As Kurt Vonnegut said, a “writer writes for an audience of one.” I agree. That’s how I select my topics, craft my chapters, and select my tone and manner for each work. After 15 years and 10 books, I’m satisfied with my library. But, it’s always nice to hear from readers. So,... Learn More

DATE: Aug.04.2017 | CATEGORY: My Books | COMMENTS:

The San Francisco Book Review calls my latest book, “A classic American crime story spun by a Master Storyteller”

How could an unassuming man with thick horn-rimmed glasses and rumpled suits outwit the Commodities Market and the New York Stock Exchange? How could a high school dropout orchestrate a $10 billion scandal — then disappear into thin air? My new book, The Salad Oil King. An American Tale of Greed Gone Mad.,... Learn More

DATE: Oct.07.2016 | CATEGORY: My Books | COMMENTS:

Mary Jackson Peale gets glowing review from award-winning Russian director and writer

"I was really impressed by M.G. Crisci’s novel "Rise and fall of Mary Jackson Peale". It’s extremely entertaining and useful at the same time. M.G.Crisci found the perfect combination of intriguing documentary facts and his own fictional imagination. It’s pretty rare when the writer can delicately combine these two elements in a... Learn More

DATE: Sep.17.2015 | CATEGORY: My Books, My Life | COMMENTS:

Welcome to the Impossible

M.G. Crisci, an iconoclastic American businessman and author, with absolutely no Russian ancestry or contacts, decides to take an improbable journey. He chooses to write a book—based on a story virtually unknown in America—the bittersweet life and loves of the world’s first female fighter pilot, a confident, determined teenager from Moscow, Lilya... Learn More

DATE: Jun.23.2014 | CATEGORY: My Books, On Russia & Ukraine | COMMENTS:

M.G. Crisci shares his thoughts with Voice of America & the world

On December 19th, 2013, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty published an interview with M.G. Crisci, written by Alexander Sirotin. In, M.G. Crisci discusses Russia, his impressions of his visits, and his two books Call Sign, White Lily and Seven Days In Russia, with Voice of America. The entire article translated into english is provided... Learn More

DATE: Jan.11.2014 | CATEGORY: My Books, On Russia & Ukraine | COMMENTS:

What do authors Charles Dickens, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and M.G. Crisci have in common?

They are all best-selling historical fiction authors at Imagine a beautiful Russian teenager becomes the most successful fighter pilot in the history of the world but due to the circumstances of war, is lost in time for almost 60 years? Imagine a Russian museum curator and a Ukrainian English teacher to spend 40... Learn More

DATE: Nov.26.2013 | CATEGORY: My Books | COMMENTS:

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