Shadow Commander: Remembering The Covert Commander Responsible For The Largest POW Rescue Mission In History

Shadow Commander: The Epic Story of Donald D. Blackburn-Guerrilla Leader and Special Forces Hero by [Guardia, Mike]

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(This press release may be reprinted in part or entirety)

It goes without saying we owe our service men and women a debt of gratitude. In that spirit, please allow me to send you a copy of Shadow Commander in consideration of an interview, feature or review. In this biography of Donald D. Blackburn, author Mike Guardia gives us a fascinating account of an underdog fighting to stay alive.

A veteran himself, Mike makes a charming and interesting guest. Please look at the following press release and let me know if you’d like to schedule an interview with him, or send me your mailing address so I can forward a review copy of the book. If you would like to run this story, I’d be happy to send you .jpgs of the author and the book cover. Thank you.

Trish Stevens
Ascot Media Group
Post Office Box 2394
Friendswood, TX 77549
281.333.3507 Phone
832-569-5539 Fax
news@ascotmedianews.com
www.ascotmedia.com


Shadow Commander: Remembering The Covert Commander Responsible For The Largest POW Rescue Mission In History

Houston, TX – In Shadow Commander: The Epic Story of Donald D. Blackburn (Casemate Publishers), author Mike Guardia presents his readers with a memorable story of an underdog whose career was a testament to dogged determination and the will to stay alive.

On the evening of April 9, 1942, the fires on Bataan burned with a primitive fury, illuminating white flags of surrender against the dark sky. Outnumbered and outgunned, remnants of the American-Philippine army surrendered to the forces of the Rising Sun. Yet US Army Captain Donald D. Blackburn refused to lay down his arms. With future Special Forces legend Russell Volckmann, Blackburn escaped to the jungles of North Luzon, raising a private army of 22,000 men against the Japanese. His organization of native tribes into guerrilla fighters would lead to the destruction of the enemy’s naval base at Aparri.

But Blackburn’s remarkable accomplishments didn’t end with the victory in the Pacific. He played a key role in initiating Army Special Forces operations in Southeast Asia, became commander of the 77th Special Forces Group and later took command of the highly classified Studies and Observations Group (SOG), charged with performing secret missions. Blackburn also revitalized the Special Operations campaign in South Vietnam, conducting full-scale operations against the NVA and Viet Cong in Laos and Cambodia. Following his return to the US, Blackburn was the architect of the infamous Son Tay Prison Raid, the largest prisoner-of-war rescue mission—and, indeed, the largest Army Special Forces operation—of the Vietnam War.

During a period when US troops in Southeast Asia faced guerrilla armies on every side, America had a superb covert commander of its own. This book follows Blackburn through both his youthful days of desperate combat and his time as a commander, imparting his lessons to the new ranks of Army Special Forces.

An internationally-recognized author and military historian, Mike Guardia is also a veteran of the United States Army. He served six years on active duty as an Armor Officer. He is the author of the widely-acclaimed Hal Moore: A Soldier Once…and Always, the first-ever biography chronicling the life of Lieutenant General Harold G. Moore, whose leadership was popularized in the film We Were Soldiers starring Mel Gibson. As a lecturer, Mike Guardia has given presentations at the US Special Operations Command and the George Bush (41) Presidential Library. He holds a BA and MA in American History from the University of Houston and currently resides in Texas.

For more information, please visit: https://www.amazon.com/Shadow-Commander-Donald-Blackburn-Guerrilla-Special-ebook/dp/B0169GGSFY/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

Shadow Commander: The Epic Story of Donald D. Blackburn
Casemate Publishers
Available online at Amazon and at all fine book sellers
ISBN-13: 978-1612000657

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The Final Day Is Coming: National Security, Technology And Politics Fuse Into A Chilling Glimpse Of The Future

The Final Day: A Novel (A John Matherson Novel) by [Forstchen, William R.]

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It’s safe to say the nation is at a tipping point. What might that look like? Please allow me to send you a review copy of William Forstchen’s The Final Day, the highly anticipated third book in the riveting John Matherson series.

New York Times best-selling author Forstchen has a deep understanding of the connections between technology, politics, national security and the world today, and always leaves his readers on the edge of their seats.

Please take a look at the press release below and send me your mailing address if you’d like a copy for review or feature consideration, or contact me if you’re interested in scheduling an interview. If you’d like to run this story, I’d be happy to send you .jpgs of the author and the book cover. Thank you!

Trish Stevens
Ascot Media Group, Inc.
Post Office Box 2394
Friendswood, TX 77549
281.333.3507 – Main
281.324.2180 – Office
www.ascotmedia.com


The Final Day Is Coming: National Security, Technology And Politics Fuse Into A Chilling Glimpse Of The Future

“Like its two predecessors in the Matherson series, this new novel entertainingly blends folksy and sophisticated, small-town nostalgia and sharp futurism…a thoughtfully rendered, richly detailed investigation into the ‘What if.'”
—Kirkus Reviews, on The Final Day

Black Mountain, NC – Fans of John Matherson and his fierce brand of patriotism eagerly await a major release from Forge Books and New York Times bestselling author William R. Forstchen. The Final Day, third in the series, is scheduled for release in early January 2017.

Months before publication, Forstchen’s One Second After was cited on the floor of Congress as a book all Americans should read. Film rights to that novel have already been optioned by Warner Bros. The riveting story of our nation’s struggle to rebuild itself after an electromagnetic pulse plunges the country into darkness, starvation, and death was followed closely by the acclaimed One Year After, continuing the Matherson saga.

The Final Day picks up after John Matherson and his community defeat the designs of the alleged federal government. Now they have returned their attention to restoring the technologies and social order existing prior to the EMP attack. When the government announces that it is ceding large portions of the country to China and Mexico, General Bob Scales is sent to confront Matheson. The Constitution is no longer in effect, and what’s left of the U.S. Army has been deployed to suppress rebellion in the remaining states.

General Scales is John’s former commanding officer and closest friend from prewar days. Where do his loyalties fall? Might he be the crucial turning point in the quest for an America that is again united? When news breaks that members of the federal government knew an EMP attack was coming long before it hit, the government might get exactly what it fears: revolution.

William R. Forstchen is the New York Times bestselling author of One Second After. He holds a Ph.D. in history from Purdue University, with specializations in military history and the history of technology. Forstchen is currently a faculty fellow and professor of history at Montreat College, near Asheville, North Carolina.

For more information, please visit http://us.macmillan.com/books/9780765376732

The Final Day
Forge Books
Available at fine booksellers everywhere beginning 1/3/17
ISBN: 9780765376732
Ebook: 978-0-7653-7673-2

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The Final Day Is Coming: National Security, Technology And Politics Fuse Into A Chilling Glimpse Of The Future

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(This press release may be reprinted in part or entirety)

It’s safe to say the nation is at a tipping point. What might that look like? Please allow me to send you a review copy of William Forstchen’s The Final Day, the highly anticipated third book in the riveting John Matherson series.

New York Times best-selling author Forstchen has a deep understanding of the connections between technology, politics, national security and the world today, and always leaves his readers on the edge of their seats.

Please take a look at the press release below and send me your mailing address if you’d like a copy for review or feature consideration, or contact me if you’re interested in scheduling an interview. If you’d like to run this story, I’d be happy to send you .jpgs of the author and the book cover. Thank you!

Trish Stevens
Ascot Media Group, Inc.
Post Office Box 2394
Friendswood, TX 77549
281.333.3507 – Main
281.324.2180 – Office
www.ascotmedia.com


The Final Day Is Coming: National Security, Technology And Politics Fuse Into A Chilling Glimpse Of The Future

“Like its two predecessors in the Matherson series, this new novel entertainingly blends folksy and sophisticated, small-town nostalgia and sharp futurism…a thoughtfully rendered, richly detailed investigation into the ‘What if.'”—Kirkus Reviews, on The Final Day

Black Mountain, NC – Fans of John Matherson and his fierce brand of patriotism eagerly await a major release from Forge Books and New York Times bestselling author William R. Forstchen. The Final Day, third in the series, is scheduled for release in early January 2017.

Months before publication, Forstchen’s One Second After was cited on the floor of Congress as a book all Americans should read. Film rights to that novel have already been optioned by Warner Bros. The riveting story of our nation’s struggle to rebuild itself after an electromagnetic pulse plunges the country into darkness, starvation, and death was followed closely by the acclaimed One Year After, continuing the Matherson saga.

The Final Day picks up after John Matherson and his community defeat the designs of the alleged federal government. Now they have returned their attention to restoring the technologies and social order existing prior to the EMP attack. When the government announces that it is ceding large portions of the country to China and Mexico, General Bob Scales is sent to confront Matheson. The Constitution is no longer in effect, and what’s left of the U.S. Army has been deployed to suppress rebellion in the remaining states.

General Scales is John’s former commanding officer and closest friend from prewar days. Where do his loyalties fall? Might he be the crucial turning point in the quest for an America that is again united? When news breaks that members of the federal government knew an EMP attack was coming long before it hit, the government might get exactly what it fears: revolution.

William R. Forstchen is the New York Times bestselling author of One Second After. He holds a Ph.D. in history from Purdue University, with specializations in military history and the history of technology. Forstchen is currently a faculty fellow and professor of history at Montreat College, near Asheville, North Carolina.

For more information, please visit http://us.macmillan.com/books/9780765376732

The Final Day
Forge Books
Available at fine booksellers everywhere beginning 1/3/17
ISBN: 9780765376732
Ebook: 978-0-7653-7673-2

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Shadow Commander: Celebrate Veterans Day By Remembering The Covert Commander Responsible For The Largest POW Rescue Mission In History

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(This press release may be reprinted in part or entirety)

With Veterans Day approaching, please allow me to send you a copy of Shadow Commander in consideration of an interview, feature or review. In this biography of Donald D. Blackburn, author Mike Guardia gives us a fascinating account of an underdog fighting to stay alive.

A veteran himself, Mike makes a charming and interesting guest. Please look at the following press release and let me know if you’d like to schedule an interview with him, or send me your mailing address so I can forward a review copy of the book. If you would like to run this story, I’d be happy to send you .jpgs of the author and the book cover. Thank you.

Trish Stevens
Ascot Media Group
Post Office Box 2394
Friendswood, TX 77549
281.333.3507 Phone
832-569-5539 Fax
news@ascotmedianews.com
www.ascotmedia.com


Shadow Commander: Celebrate Veterans Day By Remembering The Covert Commander Responsible For The Largest POW Rescue Mission In History

Houston, TX – In Shadow Commander: The Epic Story of Donald D. Blackburn (Casemate Publishers), author Mike Guardia presents his readers with a memorable story of an underdog whose career was a testament to dogged determination and the will to stay alive.

On the evening of April 9, 1942, the fires on Bataan burned with a primitive fury, illuminating white flags of surrender against the dark sky. Outnumbered and outgunned, remnants of the American-Philippine army surrendered to the forces of the Rising Sun. Yet US Army Captain Donald D. Blackburn refused to lay down his arms. With future Special Forces legend Russell Volckmann, Blackburn escaped to the jungles of North Luzon, raising a private army of 22,000 men against the Japanese. His organization of native tribes into guerrilla fighters would lead to the destruction of the enemy’s naval base at Aparri.

But Blackburn’s remarkable accomplishments didn’t end with the victory in the Pacific. He played a key role in initiating Army Special Forces operations in Southeast Asia, became commander of the 77th Special Forces Group and later took command of the highly classified Studies and Observations Group (SOG), charged with performing secret missions. Blackburn also revitalized the Special Operations campaign in South Vietnam, conducting full-scale operations against the NVA and Viet Cong in Laos and Cambodia. Following his return to the US, Blackburn was the architect of the infamous Son Tay Prison Raid, the largest prisoner-of-war rescue mission—and, indeed, the largest Army Special Forces operation—of the Vietnam War.

During a period when US troops in Southeast Asia faced guerrilla armies on every side, America had a superb covert commander of its own. This book follows Blackburn through both his youthful days of desperate combat and his time as a commander, imparting his lessons to the new ranks of Army Special Forces.

An internationally-recognized author and military historian, Mike Guardia is also a veteran of the United States Army. He served six years on active duty as an Armor Officer. He is the author of the widely-acclaimed Hal Moore: A Soldier Once…and Always, the first-ever biography chronicling the life of Lieutenant General Harold G. Moore, whose leadership was popularized in the film We Were Soldiers starring Mel Gibson. As a lecturer, Mike Guardia has given presentations at the US Special Operations Command and the George Bush (41) Presidential Library. He holds a BA and MA in American History from the University of Houston and currently resides in Texas.

For more information, please visit: https://www.amazon.com/Shadow-Commander-Donald-Blackburn-Guerrilla-Special-ebook/dp/B0169GGSFY/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

Shadow Commander: The Epic Story of Donald D. Blackburn
Casemate Publishers
Available online at Amazon and at all fine book sellers
ISBN-13: 978-1612000657

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