In the Shadow of the Gestapo
What a frightening story. It made me so scared I had to put it down. Then the next day I went back to it. The courage of the double agent Gunvald Tomstad was amazing.
Astrid Grondahl, San Francisco, CA
I just finished reading In the Shadow of the Gestapo. It was breathtaking, a real page-turner. Thank you for doing all your research.
Sylvia Stangen, Bergen Norway
You have done it again. I simply could not put it down. Keep those stories coming, please.
Per Olsen, Portland, OR
I just finished reading In the Shadow of the Gestapo. A more exciting book will be hard to find. I will recommend it to all my friends. Thank you!
Tom Hasen, Philadelphia, PA
Let me congratulate you on a great book. It is just fantastic. That is what I call a page turner.
Per Asebo, Lincoln, CA
The finest Norwegian WWII history book ever written.
V. Ryse, Minot, ND
Your book is extraordinary. You cannot put it down.
Virgil Rude, Minot, ND
I read your book in a day as I could not put it down. Hurray for such a hero.
Einar Karlsen, Oslo, Norway
I have just finished reading your book. It is one of those books that you can hardly put down once you start reading. It is well written. The account tells me how thorough your research has been. I admire you for starting this project and seeing it to completion.
Torbjorg Aas, Bremerton, WA
Silent Patriot is one of the best books I have ever read. I could not put it down. Thank you for taking the time to do the research and to write it.
George Jones, Atlanta, Georgia
I do not read much but my wife insisted that I should read Silent Patriot. What a courageous young man! I read the book in three days. Thank you for writing such a thriller.
James Courtier, San Francisco, CA
My colleagues and I have read Defiant Courage with great interest, and they join me in congratulating you and your co-author Dr. Tore Haug. We have been impressed with the way you make this truly remarkable story come alive, focusing not only on Jan Baalsrud, but showing the quiet courage and determination of his many helpers.
Jan Gerhard Lassen, Deputy Director General, Royal Ministry of Foreign Ministry - Oslo, Norway
For the first time, this book, though devoted to Jan’s incredible story, brings long overdue recognition to the Norwegians who displayed the highest courage in helping Jan, for it was their lives and the lives of their families that they were placing in mortal danger. For myself, I think the strongest impression the book leaves with me is of a unique story told in stark but sympathetic language, extremely well suited to the terrible, incredible events which it unfolds.
James W. Irving, Shetland (UK) Times
A welcome and much appreciated contribution to the growing library of World War II memoirs and eye-witness accounts. Defiant Courage is a compelling story of courage and triumph against incredible odds, and set against the backdrop of the war that was to forever change the world.
James A. Cox, Editor in Chief, The Midwest Book Review
This book is intense and exciting. A better thriller from real life will be hard to find.
Bjorn H. Larssen, Nordlys, Tromso, Norway
This book is one of the most correct books written about WWII in Norway. I have never read such a book about the war in Norway by Norwegian authors.
Kjell Fjortoft, Tromso Newspaper, Norway
I bought your wonderful book “Defiant Courage” and I couldn’t put it down. It is beautifully written. I particularly liked the pictures and maps. They gave a keen perspective of what that courageous good man accomplished.
Leo D. Hymas, Cleveland, Ohio
I read Defiant Courage in the course of two days and literally could not put it down. It went with me to the office where I could read a quick page or two between seeing patients. This is one of the most exciting and engaging narratives I have ever read. Particularly moving was your focus on the courageous people who helped Jan Baalsrud. Baalsrud’s will and stamina during the flight, your sensitive portrayal of his many benefactors reveals the truth of his own assessment that the Norwegian people, not Baalsrud alone are the real heroes. Thank you for producing such a touching yet exciting work. I hope it will become a best seller.
Charles E. Lear, M.D., Denver, Co
Sensational! Jan Baalsrud’s fight against the elements and his tormented and decaying body will, I believe, remain a moving document of heroic resistance against the evils perpetrated during WWII. Showing how he overcame, “the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune.”
(Hamlet) T.M. Ween, Geneva, Switzerland