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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

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

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

They are all best-selling historical fiction authors at Amazon.com. 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

Best-selling author. Entertaining speaker. Thought-provoking cultural journey.

M.G. Crisci to discuss how and why he has written two books designed to build a deeper understanding between ordinary Russians and Americans. American Embassy, Wednesday, October 23rd. American Center for Democracy, October 24th. M.G. Crisci is the “atypical” American success story: ∙ A boy from Manhattan, the son of Italian immigrants, becomes... Learn More

DATE: Oct.18.2013 | CATEGORY: My Books, My Life

Another hit with the SF Book Review! This Little Piggy gets 4.5 out of 5 stars!

My newly-release This Little Piggy gets rave a rave review from the San Francisco Book Review: "This Little Piggy offers an intimate portrayal of a good man’s unraveling. As Victor slowly changes from upstanding to abhorrent, it is impossible to look away. Some of the scenes, such as Victor lying to Sandra or... Learn More

DATE: Sep.25.2013 | CATEGORY: My Books

Has the World Gone Mad? Amelia Earhart vs. Lilia Litvyak

Critically-acclaimed author labels Amelia Earhart, a playful media creation. Unknown Russian teenage fighter pilot, Lilia Litvyak, the “real deal.” Amelia Earhart: A beautiful young American girl attends finishing school in Philadelphia in 1915, and falls in love with flying at the age of 20. She meets a wealthy book publisher and publicist, George... Learn More

Wow! SF Book Review gives 7 Days in Russia 5 out of 5 stars!

My new dual-language coffee table book, "7 Days in Russia", was just awarded 5 out of 5 stars by the San Francisco Book Review. At 11x13 inches, with 200 pages and over 157+ photos, it's a great way to experience Russia through my eyes...for better and for worse! SF Book Review wrote: "If you... Learn More

Call Sign, White Lily re-issued with enhanced content

I'm proud to announce the release of a new edition of Call Sign, White Lily—the heroic story of the world’s first female ace—Russian pilot Lilia Litvyak—on the 70th anniversary of her death. This new edition and a related website includes enhanced content and bonus material that offers new photos, videos and information on... Learn More

DATE: Jun.12.2013 | CATEGORY: My Books

Lilia Litvyak meets her childhood heroes, Wilbur and Orville Wright.

Lilia Litvyak, the heroine of my book, Call Sign, White Lily, became fascinated with the idea of flying at the age of 12. A rather bold thought for a young Russian girl living in a male dominated society during the 1930’s. But, for those of you that have read the book, you... Learn More

Amelia Earhart vs. Lilia Litvyak – Only one is the “real deal”!

Amelia Earhart, a Playful Media Creation; Russian Teenage Flying Ace, Lilia Litvyak, the Real Deal. A beautiful young American girl, Amelia Earhart,  attends finishing school in Philadelphia in 1915, and falls in love with flying at the age of 20. She meets a wealthy book publisher and publicist, George P. Putnam, who foots the... Learn More