GERMANY: The Boogy-Voogist

Young Valery Alexandrovich Lysikov's ambition was to become an airplane pilot. It seemed a logical wish, since Valery's father was a lieutenant colonel in the Soviet air force. But Stern Disciplinarian Lysikov Sr. disapproved of his son's ambition, as he disapproved of almost everything else about the boy. He might have disapproved even more had he known that Valery's real wish was to become an American pilot. As a teen-ager in Stalingrad, and later in the East zone of Berlin, Valery was as devoutly pro-American as his non-proletarian father was proCommunist. He...

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