New Book! Coming May 2018. “The Most Famous American General You’ve Never Heard of…” A 1948 West Point graduate, Donn Starry entered the officer ranks during the inaugural years of the Cold War. Although he missed combat in World War II and Korea, he became one of the most influential commanders of the Vietnam War. … More Crusader: General Donn Starry and the Army of His Times
I’m happy to announce that The Fires of Babylon: Eagle Troop and the Battle of 73 Easting was named a Finalist at this year’s International Book Awards. Special thanks goes to the troopers of 73 Easting who graciously gave me their time and memories. Without their help and enthusiastic cooperation, this book would never have … More “Fires of Babylon” named a Finalist at the 2017 International Book Awards.
It is with great sorrow that I report the death of General Harold G. “Hal” Moore. General Moore passed away peacefully in his sleep on February 10, 2017 – a few days shy of his 95th birthday. Ironically, February 10 was his wife’s birthday. I had the incredible honor of writing General Moore’s biography, Hal … More Remembering General Hal Moore
The Christmas Day edition of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser featured this headline in their Lifestyle and Entertainment section. Special thanks to Nancy Arcanya for the great interview and write-up.
Today, we mourn the loss of a true American hero. John Glenn distinguished himself as a Marine pilot in World War II and Korea. A decorated fighter pilot, his wingman was none other than baseball legend, Ted Williams. Continuing his service into the 1950s, he was later selected as one of the original “Mercury 7” … More Remembering John Glenn
According to BBC News, it’s actually snowing in Hawaii at lower elevations. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-38199730
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 marks the 75th Anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Termed a “date which will live in infamy,” this sudden attack on the shores of Hawaii brought the US into World War II. May we never forget those who perished on that fateful day. #RememberTheFallen
Cover photo for Hal Moore on Leadership. Coming in 2017. Hal Moore led his life by a set of principles – a code that he had developed through years of experience, trial-and-error, and studying leaders of every stripe. In a career that spanned more than thirty years, Moore’s life touched upon many historical events: the Occupation … More Upcoming Book: “Hal Moore on Leadership”
My first children’s picture book. Illustrated by Melanie Stephens. That’s right, kids, it’s snowing in Honolulu. Get ready to say “Aloha” to the first snowstorm Hawaii’s ever had. Written in verse and beautifully illustrated, It’s Snowing in Hawaii takes the reader on a magical journey through the snow-filled beaches of Honolulu. With Hawaiian flannel shirts, … More Children’s Book – “It’s Snowing in Hawaii.”