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Shadow Commander: Celebrate Veterans Day By Remembering The Covert Commander Responsible For The Largest POW Rescue Mission In History

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With Veterans Day approaching, please allow me to send you a copy of Shadow Commander in consideration of an interview, feature or review. In this biography of Donald D. Blackburn, author Mike Guardia gives us a fascinating account of an underdog fighting to stay alive.

A veteran himself, Mike makes a charming and interesting guest. Please look at the following press release and let me know if you’d like to schedule an interview with him, or send me your mailing address so I can forward a review copy of the book. If you would like to run this story, I’d be happy to send you .jpgs of the author and the book cover. Thank you.

Trish Stevens
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Shadow Commander: Celebrate Veterans Day By Remembering The Covert Commander Responsible For The Largest POW Rescue Mission In History

Houston, TX – In Shadow Commander: The Epic Story of Donald D. Blackburn (Casemate Publishers), author Mike Guardia presents his readers with a memorable story of an underdog whose career was a testament to dogged determination and the will to stay alive.

On the evening of April 9, 1942, the fires on Bataan burned with a primitive fury, illuminating white flags of surrender against the dark sky. Outnumbered and outgunned, remnants of the American-Philippine army surrendered to the forces of the Rising Sun. Yet US Army Captain Donald D. Blackburn refused to lay down his arms. With future Special Forces legend Russell Volckmann, Blackburn escaped to the jungles of North Luzon, raising a private army of 22,000 men against the Japanese. His organization of native tribes into guerrilla fighters would lead to the destruction of the enemy’s naval base at Aparri.

But Blackburn’s remarkable accomplishments didn’t end with the victory in the Pacific. He played a key role in initiating Army Special Forces operations in Southeast Asia, became commander of the 77th Special Forces Group and later took command of the highly classified Studies and Observations Group (SOG), charged with performing secret missions. Blackburn also revitalized the Special Operations campaign in South Vietnam, conducting full-scale operations against the NVA and Viet Cong in Laos and Cambodia. Following his return to the US, Blackburn was the architect of the infamous Son Tay Prison Raid, the largest prisoner-of-war rescue mission—and, indeed, the largest Army Special Forces operation—of the Vietnam War.

During a period when US troops in Southeast Asia faced guerrilla armies on every side, America had a superb covert commander of its own. This book follows Blackburn through both his youthful days of desperate combat and his time as a commander, imparting his lessons to the new ranks of Army Special Forces.

An internationally-recognized author and military historian, Mike Guardia is also a veteran of the United States Army. He served six years on active duty as an Armor Officer. He is the author of the widely-acclaimed Hal Moore: A Soldier Once…and Always, the first-ever biography chronicling the life of Lieutenant General Harold G. Moore, whose leadership was popularized in the film We Were Soldiers starring Mel Gibson. As a lecturer, Mike Guardia has given presentations at the US Special Operations Command and the George Bush (41) Presidential Library. He holds a BA and MA in American History from the University of Houston and currently resides in Texas.

For more information, please visit: https://www.amazon.com/Shadow-Commander-Donald-Blackburn-Guerrilla-Special-ebook/dp/B0169GGSFY/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

Shadow Commander: The Epic Story of Donald D. Blackburn
Casemate Publishers
Available online at Amazon and at all fine book sellers
ISBN-13: 978-1612000657

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The Niagara’s Most Haunted Experience: Two of North America’s Most Haunted Places!

Niagara's Most Haunted by [Sacco, Peter]

Trish Stevens
Ascot Media Group, Inc.
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The Niagara’s Most Haunted Experience: Two of North America’s Most Haunted Places!

New York, NY – In a thoughtful, scary-good new book, renowned author, psychologist and TV show host Peter Andrew Sacco shares some excellent ghost stories, visiting two of the more profound, haunted places in Canada, two locations bordering on the USA. In The Niagara’s Most Haunted Experience, he asks, are there really such things as ghosts?

“After working on this TV series for the last 6 years, I thought I had seen and heard it all, but I would definitely have to say the last year has really opened my mind up more to the true existence of ghosts,” he says. “I have brought in one of Canada’s leading paranormal investigators featured on many ‘hauntings’ shows in both Canada and the USA and she literally made the hair on my neck and arms stand on end!” People love shows and books on ghost and hauntings because they not only like to feel scared, but also secure in knowing that there is an afterlife. “When you get to visit two of the most haunted locations in all of North America which I did the last twelve months, and see and hear things, it kind of makes you sigh in amazement, and chuckle with a sense of nervousness.” Some people need to see to believe and The Niagara’s Most Haunted Experience shares moments that could make a believer out of readers.

The Niagara’s Most Haunted Experience includes a one month shoot throughout the town of Ridgeway, Canada, one of North America’s oldest towns, and Willowbank, one of Canada’s most esteem historical mansions, sitting directly across from Lewiston, New York. The book is based on these two film shoots, and features actress/comedian Rita Carrey (sister of actor Jim Carrey), actor/producer Mitch Markowitz and esteemed Canadian newspaper reporter Richard Hutton, all invited to participate first hand with real paranormal investigators. “I think at least two out of the three celebrities were skeptics before the filming,” Sacco says. “During and after the shoots, I saw lots of jaws dropping and lips pursing together from all three, along with the entire crew, and I can’t leave out myself!” His new book examines some of the most haunted places in all North America.

Peter Sacco is also the acclaimed author of Niagara’s Most Haunted: Legends and Myths and Paranormal Niagara: Cases of the Mysterious and Macabre. Both books are collections of historically-based ghost stories and haunted places throughout the Niagara region, in both Canada and the United States. The books are based on his hit TV series Niagara’s Most Haunted which is now in its 6th year of production and seen at film festivals, comic cons and fan expos.

In addition to being an author of many books and more than 800 magazine articles, Sacco is an award-winning lecturer at universities in both the USA and Canada, specializing in relationships, criminal psychology, addictions, and mental health. He is also a frequent resident expert on several television programs and appears regularly as a guest expert on many news talk radio shows in the USA (FOX, ABC, CBS, Iheart, Coast To Coast, etc.). He is also an award-winning executive film producer and host of documentaries on relationships, psychological issues and child issues.

For more information, please visit www.petersacco.com.

The Niagara’s Most Haunted Experience
Available in digital formats online and from the author’s website
with a special fall discount: one dollar for three e-books

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Love And Terror: A Peace Activist Enters A War Zone To Help Stop The Conflict And Bring Peace In Israel And Palestine.

Trish Stevens
Ascot Media Group
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Friendswood, TX 77549
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Love And Terror: A Peace Activist Enters A War Zone To Help Stop The Conflict And Bring Peace In Israel And Palestine.

Paris, France & Houston, TX – Frank Romano, PhD, has just returned from a one month stay in Israel and Palestine, in the midst of an Inifada, or war between Israelis and Palestinians. For a decade, through interfaith grassroots efforts to open up communication, he has brought Jews, Muslims and Christians together from all corners of the world in support of peace.

However, this is his first voyage into a war zone and he has a story to tell.

Romano tells the remarkable story of his journey in Love and Terror in the Middle East (AB Film Publishing). A 4th edition of the book, it includes a new chapter dedicated to a recent event where he was trapped in the middle of rioting Palestinians, following the killing of a Palestinian youth by Israeli soldiers, and barely escaped with his life.

Constantly surrounded by war, his journey has been fraught with sacrifice. Friends and fellow activists have been arrested and brutally murdered. He has been attacked by settlers, harassed and arrested by the Israeli and Palestinian police. In his personal life it has cost him his marriage, another long term romantic relationship, and impacted his role as a father. In spite of the danger and sacrifice, Dr. Romano – lawyer, author, speaker and professor of law, literature, history and philosophy of law at the University of Paris, France- continues to be an advocate for peace in the Middle East.

For more information on Dr. Romano’s book or his ongoing drive for peace, please visit:
http://www.frankromano-loveandterror4.com (book)
http://www.frankromano363.blogspot.com/ (blog)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwQ-TYRDIVI (Interview)

Available at Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble, and major online outlets
Love and Terror in the Middle East, 4th edition
By Frank Romano
AB Film Publishing
ISBN-13: 978-0989706865

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Fate Walkers Stalks The Amazon Jungle To A Terrifying Conclusion

[Martin, Shar]のFate Walkers: The Amazon millions of years ago... (English Edition)

Trish Stevens
Ascot Media Group
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Fate Walkers Stalks The Amazon Jungle To A Terrifying Conclusion

Houston, TX – The once-magnificent city now sprawls dormant beneath the Amazon jungle, its pulse a terrible power still in play to this day. And it desperately wants entry back into our world… Gather your nerves for this spellbinding adventure filled with amazing treasure, disturbing villains, and shocking revelations in Fate Walkers by Shar Martin.

The story begins in the depths of the Amazon jungle. Protagonist Ellis Hollander is a teenage prodigy in the field of archeology, and finds himself in charge of a haunted site. Forced to shut down after his workers run away, he returns with spiritual reinforcements in the form of his best friend, Salvar. In the meantime, while working on a dig in the Congo, he is plagued by horrifying visions and dreams, which he can only attribute to the Amazon project…

Unbeknownst to Ellis, he has an enemy. Avrum Henson hates him and wants to destroy his reputation as “a leader among men.” Driven by greed and envy, their inevitable clash ends in an unforgettable and terrifying revelation.

Born in Southern California, the author dabbled in the motion picture industry with extensive training in the craft of screenwriting. After writing several feature-length scripts she discovered a passion for writing books. Over the years she has worked in the corporate arena and later attended Ashford University, majoring in English. She currently lives in Houston, Texas with her family. Shar Martin is her pen name.

For more information, please visit www.BigRoost.com

Fate Walkers
by Shar Martin
Available at the author’s website and Amazon.com
ISBN: 9780578148328

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Brace For Impact: “Miracle on the Hudson” Survivors Share Their Stories of Near Death and Hope for New Life

 

Kim Weiss
Director of Communications
HCI Books, The Life Issues Publisher
3201 SW 15 Street
Deerfield Beach, FL 33442
(800) 851-9100 ext. 212
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Brace For Impact: “Miracle on the Hudson” Survivors Share Their Stories of Near Death and Hope for New Life

What Passengers of Flight 1549 Want Others to Know About Second Chances

Deerfield Beach, FL – On January 15, 2009, the world was mesmerized by “the miracle on the Hudson.” Against all odds, Captain Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger safely landed a plane plunging toward disaster on the river. More amazingly, all 150 passengers
survived—and, for the most part, with nothing worse (physically) than a few bruises
and soggy clothes. At the time, many of us tried to imagine how we would have
those three chilling words—“Brace for impact”—and then, amazingly, been spared from certain death?

A year later, it’s time for a different, perhaps more meaningful story. What happened to these extremely fortunate passengers when they went home? What was it like to return to their families, their jobs, their neighborhoods—everything familiar, but somehow changed? How did they celebrate coming back from the brink of near-death trauma? How did their loved ones respond to the living proof of a miracle? What has been the real impact they braced for, not of the disaster and death they expected, but of the gift of a “new” life?

Intrigued by these and other questions, authors Dorothy Firman and Kevin Quirk set out to find answers—by asking the survivors themselves. The result is an inspiring collection of first-person accounts: Brace For Impact: “Miracle on the Hudson” Survivors Share Their Stories of Near Death and Hope for New Life (HCI Books). Along with the personal stories of 25 men and women profoundly affected by Flight 1549—survivors and first-responders—this volume offers lessons about faith, gratitude, wisdom, healing, love, and transformation for everyone in today’s world of upheaval and challenges.
Readers will hear from parents who believed they would never see their teenagers, toddlers, or a child on the way; an ex-Marine officer, a swimming pool serviceman, a nurse, a TV executive, and a boat pilot; survivors who have publicly spoken about their experiences at churches, schools, businesses, and organizations as large as the American Red Cross, as well as those who have remained private. Through their heartfelt, stirring words, their courageous admissions of fear, their humor and their hope, the contributors reinforce the importance of family, knowing what really matters, and discovering our purpose. Throughout and above all, Brace For Impact stands as a testament to how something good—even something wonderful—can emerge out of crisis and tragedy. And that’s a timely, welcome lesson to inspire and comfort everyone.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
Dorothy Firman is the New York Times bestselling co-author of Chicken Soup for the Mother and Daughter Soul, among numerous books. She has worked in the field of psychology and counseling for over thirty years. Kevin Quirk is a former journalist with The Charlotte Observer, among other newspapers, and a prolific ghostwriter and editor.

For more information, please visit http://www.hcibooks.com/p-3987-brace-for-impact.aspx

Brace For Impact: “Miracle on the Hudson” Survivors Share
Their Stories of Near Death and Hope for New Life

Available online at https://www.amazon.com/Brace-Impact-Miracle-Survivors-Stories/dp/0757313574/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=
ISBN 978-0757313578

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Calling All Patriots: Time To Begin Preparing For The Final Day

Trish Stevens
Ascot Media Group
Post Office Box 2394
Friendswood, TX 77549
281.333.3507 – Main
mfoster@ascotmediagroup.com
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“Fail Safe collides with Norman Rockwell in this fitfully entertaining novel about an America ripped apart at its seams.”—Kirkus Reviews, on One Year After

Black Mountain, NC – Fans of John Matherson and his fierce brand of patriotism eagerly await a major release from Forge Books and New York Times bestselling author William R. Forstchen. The Final Day, third in the series, is scheduled for release in early January 2017.

Months before publication, Forstchen’s One Second After was cited on the floor of Congress as a book all Americans should read. Film rights to that novel have already been optioned by Warner Bros. The riveting story of our nation’s struggle to rebuild itself after an electromagnetic pulse plunges the country into darkness, starvation, and death was followed closely by the acclaimed One Year After, continuing the Matherson saga.

The Final Day picks up after John Matherson and his community defeat the designs of the alleged federal government. Now they have returned their attention to restoring the technologies and social order existing prior to the EMP attack. When the government announces that it is ceding large portions of the country to China and Mexico, General Bob Scales is sent to confront Matheson. The Constitution is no longer in effect, and what’s left of the U.S. Army has been deployed to suppress rebellion in the remaining states.

General Scales is John’s former commanding officer and closest friend from prewar days. Where do his loyalties fall? Might he be the crucial turning point in the quest for an America that is again united? When news breaks that members of the federal government knew an EMP attack was coming long before it hit, the government might get exactly what it fears: revolution.

William R. Forstchen is the New York Times bestselling author of One Second After. He holds a Ph.D. in history from Purdue University, with specializations in military history and the history of technology. Forstchen is currently a faculty fellow and professor of history at Montreat College, near Asheville, North Carolina.

For more information, please visit http://us.macmillan.com/books/9780765376732

The Final Day
Forge Books
Available at fine booksellers everywhere beginning 1/3/17
ISBN: 9780765376732
Ebook: 978-0-7653-7673-2

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Hump Pilot: Courage And Sacrifice High Above The Himalayas Helped The Allies To Victory In WWII

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Trish Stevens
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Office: (281) 333-3507
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You may also contact the author directly neddarthomas@yahoo.com

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Hump Pilot: Courage And Sacrifice High Above The Himalayas Helped The Allies To Victory In WWII

Vienna, VA – In a high-flying narrative flashing between the life of American pilot Ned Thomas and events of World War II, Nedda Thomas recreates her father’s most dangerous missions. Lethal and capricious weather conditions, radio silence and the uncharted terrain of the “roof of the world” meant the pilots put their lives at risk every time they took off. In Hump Pilot (The History Publishing Company), author Nedda Thomas pays homage to the pilots who made it possible for the U.S. to reach victory in the Pacific, interweaving the story of the dashing young pilot who also won the heart of the woman destined to become his wife, the romance that brought her into existence.

Pilots of the Hump, as they called this critical air-supply route over the Himalayas, faced the most hazardous flying and highest fatality rates of any air-war mission in World War II. The airlift was the largest the world has ever known, setting the bar for all others to come, including Berlin and Korea.

Calm, genuine, young and courageous, Ned brings a human dimension to the story of the Hump. The forbidding Himalayas, Sanskrit for House of Snow, tell their own tale of beauty, danger, and military significance. American climber Clayton Kuhles’ recent expeditions into the Himalayas to recover the remains of downed Hump aircraft have helped gain for these lost pilots a new and passionate public.

“The Hump is a larger-than-life epic that deserves to be told,” Thomas says. “And how better than through the eyes of a man who experienced it, my father, Ned Thomas, who brought me up to speed on aircraft and flying in the Pacific Theater.” It is a story of courage and historical significance, told through the life of a brave man who takes our hearts into the sky.

Nedda Thomas is a poet and has worked as magazine editor and published a number of articles about creative and interesting historical figures. Growing up in a military/diplomatic family and living in the U.S., France, and the Far East, all expanded the author’s world view. She holds a master’s degree in human development, and also attended seminary. Family memories help nurture her passion for history; she speaks French and English and lectures on several different topics.

For more information, please visit http://www.HumpPilot.com

Hump Pilot
The History Publishing Company
Available in fine bookstores and online everywhere
$18.95
ISBN 978-1940773094

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