THE ROAD TO DRESDEN
About the Book
Book Summary On June 22, 1941 Adolf Hitler launched Operation Barbarossa, the ambitious plan to invade and conquer Russia. A year later the Germans were in desperate need of new tanks, airplanes, U-boats and heavy artillery to replace massive losses to the surging Russian army. With the value of German currency rapidly declining on the world financial market, the Nazis sought to use the fortune in diamonds confiscated from German and Polish Jews as collateral for huge loans from Swiss banks that would enable Germany to prolong the war for several years. However first the diamonds had to be collected, appraised and shipped to banks in Zurich. American and British agents vowed this never would happen. At any cost.
About the Author
The author, an attorney and optometrist, resides outside Atlanta with his wife Evelyn, an attorney, their four talented children having gone on to careers in Optometry, real estate and teaching. In May 1961 the author received an undergraduate degree in Physics-Mathematics from Berry College, and in July of that year enlisted in the U. S. Army. He served two tours of duty in South Korea, the last with U. S. Army Intelligence as a Korean linguist and prisoner interrogator. In 1972 Dr. Provost was awarded the degree of Doctor of Optometry from the University of Houston, and in 1980 earned a Juris Doctor degree from Nova Southeastern University College of Law. Dr. Provost is the author of the best-selling memoir, Reflections in an Orphan’s Eye, The Puppeteer, a mystery novel of the wartime South, and thirteen other mystery novels.