Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Guardian Article about Douglas Adams

Gone ten years now. This is for all the Hitchhiker fans out there. Rest in peace, and thanks for the memories.

US Army Historical Foundation

I just got word from the chief historian at the US Army Historical Foundation. They want to house "SAT & BAF!" in the library of the National Museum of the US Army! That's very exciting! I'm putting together the donation copy right now.

This is a huge deal to me!!

Monday, May 23, 2011

To Hell and Back

Reading Audie Murphy's account of his World War II experiences in "To Hell and Back" is a surreal experience. I've seen the movie many times, but I only recently bought the book. It always amazed me watching him on-screen realizing he really did these things. Many of the characters in the book seem like stereotypes. They were all real.

Much of this book would seem cliche being written today. What we have to keep in mind is the fact that most stereotypes began as types. The reason these characters appear in so much fiction about war is because they appeared in the reality of Audie Murphy's war. Writers and film makers have copied Audie Murphy's story repeatedly over the years. He set the standard. I don't think any book has ever been written that better captures what war feels like from the perspective of the men fighting it. It's a masterpiece.

There isn't a whole lot I can add to what's already been said. I will only say that this is a book that should be read by anyone with an interest in World War II or the men who fought it. I recommend it highly.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Blog Tour de Troops

This is a wonderful event being hosted by the Indie Book Collective at Goodreads to give free Kindles and books to our troops overseas. It's taking place next weekend for Memorial Day. If anybody would like to participate, please visit the site.
Blog Tour de Troops

Friday, May 20, 2011

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Now available on Smashwords!

Good news for anybody who's interested in getting "SAT & BAF!". It's now available in all digital formats on Smashwords and has been reduced to $2.99 to celebrate. It will soon be available on Sony, Kobo, Diesel, and Scrollmotion thanks to Smashwords.
SAT & BAF! Memories of aTower Rat on Smashwords

Monday, May 9, 2011

Pritzker Military Library

A donation copy of SAT & BAF! is on the way to Pritzker Military Library in Chicago. They're the largest military library in the world, and they're including it in the collection. I'm honored. That's exciting!! Pritzker Military Library

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Hall of Heroes

Here's a link to the 2/4 Infantry Hall of Heroes. It has a wealth of information about the unit's past and present for anybody who's interested. http://www.fourthinfantryregiment.org/