- Message from a young man who enjoyed Len Kovar’s book WWII Prisoner of War: How I Survived.
- Len Kovar Brings Personal Story of Survival Behind Nazi Barbed Wire to Life
- Barnes and Noble Distinguished Local Authors Panel at the Arden Fair Mall
- Coming Soon – Len Kovar WWII POW speaks to Audiences in Local Sacramento Venues April 2013
- On December 22, 2012 Len Kovar spoke at the Fair Oaks Library
Click here for full text of Testimonial 1*- “Your dad and the other men who were P.O.W.s were tough, physically and mentally to have made it through all of that…Thank goodness he [author Len Kovar] found those socks…” Cheryl Spatz
Click here for full text of Testimonial 2 *- “…Your book is a very good treatise on how to survive impossible situations…In fact, one of the elements of this book is that you are generally positive. While you had some desperate situations, you did not take the opportunity to overly paint people or situations as classically evil…it is an uplifting book.” Leslie Fong
Click here for full text of Testimonial 3 *- “I finished your wonderful book, Len. It never had a dull moment. It was so good, I didn’t want it to end. …” Sharon MacNeill
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“WWII PRISONER OF WAR: HOW I SURVIVED tells the story of Len Kovar’s experiences as a Prisoner Of War in Germany after his B–24 Heavy Bomber was shot out from under him by enemy fire over Budapest, Hungary during World War II. He tells his compelling story in a sensitive way without dwelling on the horrors of war or the depravity of captivity. It is a book that is hard to put down. Len is an excellent writer!”— Floyd Mellon, 1st Lieutenant US Army
“I have always had an interest in WWII and have read other war novels. WWII PRISONER OF WAR: HOW I SURVIVED is a striking, enthralling, blow–by–blow of a real man’s experiences in war. The simplicity of the writing style makes this book an entertaining, easy read — as if it was a grandfather telling his story to friends and family. Len Kovar is an extremely relatable character — his narration of internal thoughts and struggles demonstrate a battle of fear, courage, worry, and hope that both the young and the old can identify with and understand. This is certainly a book to be shared and enjoyed by people of all ages and experiences. Len Kovar does an excellent job turning an unfamiliar world into a relatable and identifiable story.”— Kayla Boos, sophomore at Colorado State University
“To the patriots of America who want to know why we are ‘the land of the free’ — it is because of the brave like Mr. Kovar. His book, WWII PRISONER OF WAR: HOW I SURVIVED, not only takes us behind enemy lines as a prisoner of war but reveals to us the war within the war. The interrogations, the intimidation, the endless marching are just the beginning of his story. His trials remind me of Valley Forge type of courage, persistent endurance and will to survive. Mr. Kovar brings us into a world few will ever know much less live to tell about. These heroes reached deep inside and discovered the secret to self preservation — save each other. Mr. Kovar honestly recounts how he dug deep into his own bank accounts of courage and faith in order to muster a plain, pure will to overcome the imminent life threatening situations. If you love America, read Mr. Kovar’s account of the heroes who were willing to make the ultimate sacrifice in order that we might live free.”— Michael Nantze, War History Buff
“Len Kovar writes about being shot down, captured and put into a POW camp during WWII. To escape being captured by the Russians, the Germans forced POW soldiers to march across Germany during the worst winter recorded in the history of Europe. Many died. This is the story of what it takes to survive the equal of the Bataan Death March.”— Dwight Davis, Military Historian
“Len Kovar’s book about survival in the Great War is the best I’ve read. His experience effectively demonstrates important characteristics he has, like perseverance, courage, determination, and optimism. It is truly a great story.
What made it very interesting, for me, is that Len Kovar and I served in WWII at the same time, in the same military branch (Army Air Corps.), on the same continent, fighting against the same enemy…It is accurate to say that we both entered combat ‘in the air’, as opposed to, on the ground, or on the high seas.
Beyond these comparisons, our flying activities took vastly different directions in August 1944 when his B-24 “Con Job” was shot down. In a matter of seconds, Len Kovar had to have been engulfed with intense apprehension, shock, and fear. The way he describes his life for the next 9 months, and the way he survived as a Prisoner of War is very, very impressive. He is a true hero.
Thank you…for allowing me to read his incredible book.
P.S. Please look at page 135. That P-47 fighter pilot coulld have been me! Except, I didn’t shoot!. Let’s get together some time and tell WWII war stories. ” – Herb L. EGGleston Jr., WWII Veteran
“This is an amazing story of survival and perseverance. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this very personal account of one man’s journey to return home from World War II after being shot down behind enemy lines. This book reminds me of how much so many people suffer and sacrifice during war. I am so happy I had the opportunity to read this book.”— Michelle Tambornini
“Thank you for sharing your insightful life in a book that will last for generations. It is absolutely awesome!”— Sandi Fong
“Your book is interestingly written with outstanding detail…just enough and not too much. It’s a fast read because it’s hard to put down!”— Pat Campbell
“This is the story of one man’s struggle to survive Nazi imprisonment. This includes: the European Death March in a 40 degree below zero blizzard without adequate clothing, food, shelter or rest. This is a witness to the will to live amid hunger, bombings, straffing and the brutality of war.”— Merle Austin