Tag Archives: Books on the Korean War

A Boxful of Books

One of my fondest memories of elementary school was the day the books from the Scholastic Book Services arrived in my classroom. Back in the 1960s/70s when I was in elementary school, there would be a Scholastic Book Services book fair at school or our teachers would hand out a two-four page flyer-like catalog with […]

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Work in Progress: The Roads We Must Travel

For my next book, I am returning to my roots: the short story. I am tentatively calling it The Roads We Must Travel. I’ve been writing some new stories and tweaking some old ones (ones which have already been published in online literary magazines). Unlike my previous self-publishing projects, for this one I plan on […]

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Welcome Home, Sgt. Paul M. Gordon

Another service member from the Korean War will soon be coming home:   Sgt. Paul M. Gordon was a farm boy from Dry Ridge, a top-notch basketball player who dreamed of one day going to Alaska to pan for gold. He graduated from Crittenden High School when he was 16 and joined the Army soon […]

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War Remains — The LaSalle County Link

When I sat down and started to write my Korean War novel War Remains in the fall of 2009, I based parts of the novel on some of the interviews I had with US Second Infantry Division veterans who were at such places as the Pusan Perimeter, Kunu-ri, Chipyong-ni, and Hoengseong. Then, there was the […]

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War Remains Cracks Amazon’s UK Top 20 Charts

Now I know how The Beatles felt when they cracked the US charts in the early 60s! War Remains UK War Remains US

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Welcome Home, Pfc James Constant

It’s only fitting that a soldier listed as missing in action from the Korean War for nearly sixty years will finally return home this Memorial Day weekend. It has been a long, convoluted trip but finally, 63 years after he was killed in action during the Korean War, an American soldier returns to the Indiana […]

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War Remains Cracks Amazon’s Top Ten

And I am in some great company. I know it’s only for a while (by now the book has probably slipped out of the Top Ten) but it was a good feeling while it lasted. I hope this exposure at the top of the charts will make more people interested in downloading a copy and […]

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Upcoming Book Events: 10 Magazine Book Club

On Sunday, April 28th, I will be the special guest author at 10 Magazine’s monthly book club meeting. I’ve been looking forward to this event for some time and the chance to talk about my books, especially War Remains and Ice Cream Headache. Kudos to Barry Welsh, the organizer of this event, who personally invited […]

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Now On Sale at Peru’s HyVee

I like what HyVee does: allowing local authors to sell one’s bo0ks at their stores. And now, people can buy Ice Cream Headache and War Remains, A Korean War Novel at the HyVee store in Peru, Illinois. A few of my friends back in the Illinois Valley, including my best friend, Chris Vasquez, told me […]

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Welcome Home, Corporal James Rexford Hare

It could be a page right out of the Korean War novel, War Remains. Another soldier, Corporal James Rexford Hare, has come home from a forgotten war. And this time, it’s a soldier who was captured during the battle at Hoengseong. Hare was in the 15th Field Artillery Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division, which was part […]

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