Mission News

Mission: Jimmy Stewart and The Fight for Europe released on October 24, 2016. Articles and reviews are posted as they become available.


Print/Online Articles and Reviews


"Exhaustively researched, exceptionally well written, Mission: Jimmy Stewart and the Fight for Europe is as informed and informative as it is thoroughly 'reader friendly' in organization and presentation ...certain to be an enduringly popular addition to community and academic library American Biography collections and a 'must' for all Jimmy Stewart fans...."


Midwest Book Review 02/17; Review of Mission


How Jimmy Stewart Became George Bailey


Essay by Mission author Robert Matzen in the Wall Street Journal 12/24/16


How Jimmy Stewart's war service affected 'It's a Wonderful Life'


Chicago Tribune 11/30/16: Article on Mission


"This week's must-read books...A revealing look at the wartime service of one of America's most beloved actors."


New York Post 10/22/16: Article on Mission


"Mission introduces the often reserved start to a new generation of film fans and sheds light on a facet of his life that goes far beyond the shimmer of the silver screen."


Tribute.ca (Tribute Entertainment Media Group) 10/21/16: Review of Mission


"What impresses me so much about Matzen’s story is what impressed me so much about Stewart himself. In essence, I’m enthralled by the restraint both men brought to their work... In Stewart’s case, it was the mission that mattered. In Matzen’s it’s the telling of the story. Both men intentionally, and selflessly, disappear in their work. From their perspective at least, it’s not about them. It’s about the assignment."


Jamie Beckett, General Aviation News 10/18/16: Review of Mission


"Stewart's anguish is laid bare for the first time in author Robert Matzen's Mission: Jimmy Stewart and the Fight for Europe ...."


London Daily Mail 10/6/16: Feature on Mission


"Matzen paints a revealing picture of a man who defied bureaucratic and health obstacles to become a U.S. Army Air Force squadron commander... Military and movie buffs alike will revel in this vivid portrayal of a man who successfully straddled two worlds."


Publishers Weekly 8/29/16: Review of Mission



"...an illuminating, recommended look at a hidden chapter in Stewart's life."


Library Journal 8/1/16: Review of Mission



Television/Radio/Web Interviews


Pennsylvania Cable Network 01/15/17: PA Books one-hour Mission interview with Robert Matzen


DVD Classics Corner on the Air 01/05/17: Dick Dinman feature TCM.com interview with Robert Matzen.


upcomingdiscs.com 12/22/16: Gino Sassani interview with Robert Matzen


KDKA-TV Pittsburgh PA 11/27/16: KD/PG Sunday Edition Interview with Robert Matzen


WDTN-TV Dayton OH 10/27/16: "Living Dayton" Interview with Robert Matzen


NewBooksNetwork.com 10/24/16: Audio Interview with Robert Matzen



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