“Yugoslavia, and the Balkans in general, are one of the world centers of tallness. The great physical anthropologist Carleton Coon’s study of the Ghegs of North Albania is entitled ‘The Mountain of Giants’. Jerry Pournelle told me that Crown Prince Leka, son of King Zog, pretender to the throne of Albania, whom Jerry worked with in the 1960s on a planned invasion of the Communist state, was seven feet tall…”

(ok, pournelle cowrote The Mote in God’s Eye w.larry niven — plus this plus, acc.norman spinrad, reagan’s STAR WARS speech, tho acc.wiki JP denies this last)