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...]

When a Good Man Gets Kicked in the Groin

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New York Times bestselling author Adam Makos and I released a new book recently. It’s titled VOICES OF THE PACIFIC—the long awaited oral-history project featuring untold stories from the Marine heroes of WWII.   Over the past few weeks I’ve been giving you glimpses inside the book.   Today here’s Jesse Googe, a runner for [Read More...]

A Wild Night at the Red Cross Worker Station

Katharine Singer and Sid Phillips

Last week I offered you a special glimpse inside the covers of VOICES OF THE PACIFIC, the new oral history project from New York Times bestselling author Adam Makos and me. Today is a bonus story that’s only available off my coauthor Adam Makos’s website, http://www.valorstudios.com/   Katharine Singeris the sister of Marine Sid Phillips. She was [Read More...]

When a Man Dies Instead of You

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 Looking for a powerful book to read? New York Times bestselling author Adam Makos and I have just released our new book. It’s titled VOICES OF THE PACIFIC—the long awaited oral-history project featuring untold stories from the Marine heroes of WWII. The stories are raw and often desperate, yet they provide a real life look [Read More...]


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