Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) October 29, 2008
Dorrance Publishing Company recently released the following titles. They are available for purchase at http://www.dorrancebookstore.com, brick and mortar bookstores, on-line bookstores or by calling (800) 788-7654. Media review copies are available by calling (800) 788-7654.
We Called Ourselves Rocketboatmen: The Untold Stories of the Top-Secret LSC(S) Rocket Boat Missions of World War II at Sicily, Normandy (Omaha and Utah Beaches), and Southern France
($16.00) ISBN: 978-1-4349-0010-4, paperback.
D-Day, June 6, 1944 - a day never to be forgotten. More than 156,000 troops crossed the English Channel from England to Normandy, making it the largest seaborne invasion in history. Leading the pre-invasion ashore were the brave, but little known, rocketboatmen, as they called themselves. Their job, as the first close up Naval offense, was to soften up the German beach defenses with 48 rockets, machine gunnery, and smoke screening, preparing the way for the LCVP infantrymen.
Through private diary entries and firsthand accounts, many read here for the first time, the unfolding of the earliest events leading up to the invasion is told in vivid and unforgettable detail. In choppy seas, oftentimes like sitting ducks in the water, these young men manned their landing craft approached the beaches at exactly 6:00 A.M. - half an hour before H - hour - unleashed their barrage of forty-eight rockets, twelve boats at Omaha, twelve at Utah Beach, lighting up the coastline like a Fourth of July grand finale. Several boats actually beached at Omaha and Utah under shell and bombardment and crossfire sustaining casualties, eliminating German coastline pill boxes.
Relive their compelling tales in this incredible story.
About the Author
Inspired by the altruistic nature of his father, Ensign William H. Palmer, a birth-rite Quaker from Stroudsburg, PA, and his voluntary service to his country in World War II, William Howard Palmer, Jr. brings us firsthand accounts of the brave young men who sometimes wore fear on their sleeves but forged ahead in spite of it, paving the way for, perhaps, history's greatest military invasion.
An MBA graduate from Fairleigh Dickson University in Teaneck, New Jersey, Mr. Palmer is currently an assistant business manager at the Paramus Veterans' Memorial Home in Paramus, NJ. This father of three, originally from Paramus, New Jersey, now makes his home in Washingtonville, New York.
Mr. Palmer was formerly involved as a little league manager for ten years and an EMT with the Blooming Grove Volunteer Ambulance Corps for seven years. He enjoys writing, fly-fishing, and skiing in his spare time. He has also published articles in Civil War Times magazine.
Feet of Clay
($23.00) ISBN: 978-0-8059-7705-9, paperback,
The novel Feet of Clay belongs to four brothers and their wives, lovers, sisters, friends, and mistresses:
Ben--the handsome politician--already in his thirties, yet unmarried...
Walt--the rugged young widower--bitter and determined to never be taken advantage of again...
Cal--the honest, goodhearted brother who only wants the best for everyone...
Daniel--the good-looking, just lawyer who will not compromise his beliefs for anything or anyone...
Demarius--their sister--unlucky in love and married to a rake who abuses her.…
Set in Richmond and Mobile during the 1880s, Feet of Clay is a family saga, a historical romance, a murder mystery, a courtroom drama, and a study of human behavior. There are no perfect heroes here, only men with feet of clay. They have been wronged; they have done wrong; but they are all honorable men with all too human flaws.
About the Author
JJ Webb lives in Alabama and writes lovingly of her state's charming geography in her book Feet of Clay. She is a retired teacher and school administrator who drew upon her lifelong love of history to write her novel.
She is a member of the Wetumpka Fine Arts Club and the Episcopal Church, and her interests include reading, writing, and following sports--especially football and basketball. She has four children: Rick, Letha, Jean, and Pellar.
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