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Greg Gagarin, Former top-secret American WWII Pilot, discusses Call Sign, White Lily

Greg Gagarin, an MIT Club Partner, was in Army ROTC at MIT before Pearl Harbor and in his junior year accepted a provisional commission in the US Navy. Upon graduation in 1943 he received his commission, was affiliated with the Harvard-MIT Radar Laboratories, and went to Corpus Christie, Texas to do naval... Learn More

A most unusual endorsement from Dr. Yury Zaitsev

I may be one the greatest fans of the New York Times newspaper fans in the history of the world. Between print and digital subscriptions, I’ve been reading it every day since I was about 14 (and that’s a long, long time ago!). But, it seems every time I read a story... Learn More

DATE: Feb.15.2012 | CATEGORY: Archived

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Papa Cado taught me a lot…Meet Frank from New Orleans

Writing PaPa Cado taught me volumes about what the human spirit can accomplish. After all, overcoming 46 heart procedures is a lot of adversity in one lifetime. Is in that spirit I’d like you to meet Frank from New Orleans. He loves people, food, and most of all music. Unfortunately, Frank is confined... Learn More

DATE: Nov.07.2011 | CATEGORY: Archived

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First meeting between M.G. Crisci and Yelena Sivolap

Capturing that First Moment Creating and writing Call Sign, White Lily with Yelena Sivolap had been an amazing collaboration for almost two years. Imagine, a Russian school teacher and an American author, products of two cultures that had been long-time enemies, came to trust each other; to laugh about each other’s preconceived notions; and to... Learn More

DATE: Nov.07.2011 | CATEGORY: Archived

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Iona College – Spotlight on alumni authors

I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from a little commuter college in New Rochelle, NY, called Iona College. Over the years—no thanks to me–the College has developed quite a reputation as a bastion for the study of Liberal Arts. On a recent trip back East, I stopped by the campus to... Learn More

To my Russian friends around the world

The brand new Russian edition of Call Sign, White Lily is now available for sale through Amazon. Anyone, anywhere in the world can buy it, and Amazon will ship it to your door. At the same time the autographed print Russian version can still be purchased at this website, as well as the electronic... Learn More

DATE: Nov.02.2011 | CATEGORY: Archived

Lilia gets a facelift

I would like to thank everybody for their feedback and their purchases. The first edition is now sold out. Numerous reviewers have commented that Call Sign, White Lily was far more than a historical tribute to a great female war hero lost in time. Rather, it was a far more complex and entertaining story... Learn More

DATE: Nov.02.2011 | CATEGORY: Archived