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Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Our Soldiers and Others

Just a quick post here. You'll get a few of these posts on good reading. After all, I am an author and poet and so I figure it's my duty (Ha!) to let you know about published books that deal with any of this blogs subjects and/or the way I see them as intertwined.

The first is a new novel by Israeli Ron Lesham and translated by Evan Fallenberg. It is Beaufort. LA Times reviewer Tim Rutten suggests it is a "defining novel of men in combat," particulary men in the the ongoing Israeli Wars. It is published by Delacorte. I'm thinking readers of this blog may not want to miss this book.

Readers of this blog may also want to check out My City by the Sea, a book of poems by Gary Carter. It includes a poem called "Universal Soldier." Carter has been honored by the Military Writers' Society of America. To order it send an e-mail to Gary at

Please note that these books will be listed under recommended books in the resource segments you find at the bottom of this blog.
Carolyn Howard-Johnson wrote the foreword for Eric Dinyer's book of patriotic quotations, Support Our Troops, published by Andrews McMeel. Part of the proceeds for the book benefit Fisher House. Her chapbook of poetry won the Military Writers Society of America's award of excellence.

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