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Books, Writing, History, and the Ritchie Boys

In "Books, Writing, History and the Ritchie Boys" I share my thoughts on certain books, the process of writing, the experiences of an indie-publisher, short pieces on WWII and the Holocaust, highlights of places from Immigrant Soldier, and, occasionally, profiles of Ritchie Boys. Everything in this blog reflects my personal ideas and feelings–a memoir of sorts, it is my perspective and any errors or omissions are mine.

The Muralist and LBJ, a Secret Hero.

Summer is a great time for catching up on that stack of books waiting to be read. Maybe your stack is on your bedside table, or in leaning towers on the floor under your desk, or stashed neatly in boxes in a corner of a little used room. My waiting books are scattered in small horizontal piles across the top of the neat vertical rows of titles in my several bookcases. 
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A Summer Book for Young Readers

After two years promoting my adult novel, Immigrant Soldier, I decided go back to my roots – children’s literature. As a result of the publication of the novel, I now have my very own publishing company. Why not publish a children’s book? 

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My Mother's Secret - A Self-Publication Success

I have to admit, Amazon has my number!  Whenever I sign in to my account on their website, I get a display of “featured recommendations,” and when I order a book, I am shown selections that “Customers who bought this item also bought.” It was one of these suggestions that lead me to the wonderful little novel, My Mother’s Secret   by J. L. Witterick.

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December 7, 2016 – The 75th anniversary of the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor. 

 
Though my blogs and my interest center on the Holocaust and the European experience of Nazi dominance in the 1930s and 40s, I never forget that there is another very important aspect of World War II. 
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Marthe Cohn, Behind Enemy Lines

Last year in the end of December, I was able to attend a talk by Marthe Cohn, holocaust survivor and French spy.
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