Don DeNevi

GRIPPING ACCOUNTS OF HEROISM IN THE FACE OF NEAR CERTAIN DISASTER.

Being there . . . for the first-person accounts from the sailors aboard the old light cruiser USSMarblehead of the U.S. Asiatic Fleet sailing the waters of East Asia on December 7, 1941, whenImperial Japan unleashed a series of devastating surprise attacks across the region. Then, onFebruary 4, 1942, observe large bombs slam into the …

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Two Reissued McFarland Memoirs Recall the Sad Plight of America’s POWs in WW II

The solemnity of capture, barren barracks, razor-sharp barbed wire, the monotony, and claustrophobia of long, strained incarceration, imagining escaping amid searchlights, sentry towers and their deluge of rifle shots – – such were the endurance and hardship issues to overcome for survival recall two memorable memoirs. “Maxim 109. Prisoners of war do not belong to …

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Commingling Casemate’s “Catch-22” nostalgic humor; reflections on advocating for America’s veterans; and a machine gunner’s fight from Normandy to Victory.

Fancying Casemate’s “Summer Blend of Fascinating Reads”: a .30 caliber machine gunner with God atop is shoulder; learning the true identities of “Catch-22’s” satiric caricatures; and how to advocate for America’s veterans FLINGING HISTORY TO THE WINDS AND GIVING FREE PLAY TO BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL IMAGINATIONS                                                                                                                                                                                                             Readers must not be confused into believing the …

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Widely – Heralded Movie Legends – – Akira Kurosawa; the Art of Stunt Work

DESCRIPTION      Critiquing cinema’s Akira Kurosawa, Japan’s legendary director; and Hollywood’s historic stunt arrangers and stunt performers. FOR THE CINEMATIC–MINDED, TWO NEW TCM AND McFARLAND BOOKS TO AROUSE AND CELEBRATE      In the September 20, 1963, issue of TIME, The Weekly Newsmagazine, pages 78 – 82, Associate Editor and Time’s Cinema reviewer, wrote one of …

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