Go Ahead, Dude, Read that Novel

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If you’re planning a vacation this summer, then you know there’s nothing like lazing by a pool while sipping a cool bottle of sarsaparilla and reading a good book. Let’s make that a good novel. That might sound strange coming from an author who makes his living writing nonfiction, but I hope that men everywhere [Read More...]

Give this plan 5 minutes each morning, and it’ll give you a new life

Steve Fonyo, The Thunder Bay Record

In the 1980s, an 18-year-old named Steve Fonyo made big headlines in Canada, where I grew up. Fonyo lost his leg to cancer, then committed to run across the country to raise money for cancer research. It was an ambitious goal. Fonyo started at the Atlantic Ocean and headed west. Day after day he slogged [Read More...]

3 Powerful Weapons Against Porn

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  Early in the morning at a recent conference, I deliberately decided that when lunchtime arrived, I was not going to eat dessert. I wanted to be sharp that afternoon. I was scheduled to interview an author, and I didn’t want a big glop of sugar muddling my system. Lunchtime arrived. I expected to eat [Read More...]

Why Young People Should Read Books about WWII

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  I’ve authored or coauthored five books about World War II, and one consistently repeated comment that comes my way from reader feedback sounds something like this: ·         “Great book. Every young person in America should read this.” ·         “I read this book, then bought a copy for my son.” (or grandson, or nephew) ·         [Read More...]

Lessons learned from drunk kings and naked women

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King Herod was his name, and he did plenty of things wrong. That’s why I like this story. Herod acted just like any other guy is prone to act, including me. On his birthday, maybe about 30 A.D., King Herod threw a big bash for his high officials and military commanders, all the leading men [Read More...]

You’re going to have so much fun raising your kids

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The elderly woman stood next to me in line at the bookstore and made googly-eyes at my son. She grinned gap-toothed at my 3-year-old, flapped her nose, and made motorboat sounds with her lips. Then she looked at me, her eyes shining. “You’re going to have so much fun raising your son,” she said. That [Read More...]

When a Man Faces Absolute Horror

R.V. Burgin

New York Timesbestselling author Adam Makos and I recently released a new book titled VOICES OF THE PACIFIC—the long awaited oral-history project featuring untold stories from the Marine heroes of WWII.   The past few weeks I’ve been providing a special preview inside the covers of the book.   For today’s story, listen to RV [Read More...]

Never Forget: War is War

Dan Lawler

Over the last few weeks I’ve been giving you a special preview inside the covers of VOICES OF THE PACIFIC, the new book that I wrote along with New York Times bestselling author Adam Makos.   Today’s story comes from front line machine gunner Dan Lawler, who relates a powerful and poignant story about the first time [Read More...]


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