1 2023

Beckerman Cultural Arts Author Program: Craig and Jeffrey Weiss


Craig and Jeffrey Weiss "Fighting Back"
Monday, May 1, 2023 | 7:30 PM In-Person and via Zoom

Fight­ing Back is about Stan Andrews, an assim­i­lat­ed Amer­i­can Jew and WW II vet­er­an who, in 1948, became one of the first fight­er pilots in the Israeli Air Force. The book fol­lows Stan’s short but daz­zling life, includ­ing his tran­si­tion from a bril­liant stu­dent and tal­ent­ed artist into a dar­ing bomber pilot in the Pacif­ic dur­ing WWII, his post-war stud­ies and romance in Los Ange­les, and then his dra­mat­ic and unex­pect­ed deci­sion to fight for a Jew­ish state. In Israel Stan served in the country’s first fight­er squadron, per­formed high lev­el liai­son work under an assumed name, and then served in a bomber squadron before dis­ap­pear­ing in a dra­mat­ic bomb­ing raid.