Leatherneck Publishing's Iraq and Vietnam Conflict Books Honored by the San Diego Library

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"Street Fight in Iraq" is one of the most compelling chronicles of the Iraqi conflict and is a best seller in Marine Corps Association bookstores. The language is harsh, the writing brutally honest and the message clear. It's down and dirty and Marines love this book. "An Angel Rode My Wing" has all the elements of any great action novel -- from being shot down over North Vietnam and miraculously surviving, similar to a James Bond adventure, to mysterious and mystical occurrences in life.

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"We always appreciate our published books and authors recognized worthy of awards and we are especially proud when they receive honors from such distinguished institutions as the San Diego Public Library," says Neil Levin, CEO of Leatherneck Publishing.

On Saturday, January 27th the City of San Diego Public Library honored two of Leatherneck Publishing's books published in 2006 and written by San Diego County local authors. They are "Street Fight In Iraq" by GySgt Patrick Tracy, USMC (now 1st Sgt) and "An Angel Rode My Wing" by Lt. Col. H. Neil Levin, USMC, ret.

"Street Fight in Iraq" is one of the most compelling chronicles of the Iraqi conflict and is a best seller in Marine Corps Association bookstores. It relates with great candor the unvarnished realities of dealing with the day- to- day combat complexity in and around Ramadi, Iraq. This book is about Marines who made the journey into combat and the unbelievable events that made up their seven-month combat tour. The language is harsh, the writing brutally honest and the message clear. It's down and dirty and Marines love this book.

"An Angel Rode My Wing" has all the elements of any great action novel -- from being shot down over North Vietnam and miraculously surviving, similar to a James Bond adventure, to mysterious and mystical occurrences in life. Neil Levin writes about what he knows best -- flying and living life to the fullest! It's almost like sitting down at the bar with him as he reminisces about his life. He understates his combat actions and gives a wonderful insider view of those dashing aviators who flew over North Vietnam. You ride in the cockpit with him.

This book is for all age groups. It's comfortable entertainment that besides aeronautical adventures also presents some thought provoking issues about marriage, divorce, children, camaraderie out of body experiences and even UFOs.

Leatherneck Publishing is a division of Levin Publishing Group, LLC. The company, founded in 2004 by Lt. Col. Neil Levin, USMC (ret.), is unique in that it is a highly specialized, niche marketer in the military genre arena, committed to creative literary excellence. The company has a consulting Military Advisory Board, comprised of an extraordinarily dedicated group of retired Military Officers, all with highly successful military careers and each a distinguished decorated hero of valor in combat. Levin says, "Our mission is to provide a venue to every military person, Marine, Army, Air Force, Navy and Coast Guard with a story to tell. Today, thousands of young heroes return from battle with intense emotions needing an outlet. We provide a safe haven for those who draft their stories to seriously be considered for publication."

Leatherneck Publishing functions as a traditional publisher and also operates as a marketing aggregator for independent authors with published books to expand their distribution in the market place.

Leatherneck Publishing in Oceanside, CA publishes both books. They are available directly from http://www.leatherneckpublishing.com, or your local bookstore. Dealer discounts offered through Baker &Taylor.

Review copies are available to accredited media venues by contacting: editor @ leatherneckpublishing.com or calling (760) 450-4759. When requesting via e-mail, please provide your name, title, organization, and address and phone number.

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