This is an inspirational true story of one man’s victory in his struggle for survival. A remarkable journey… a must read.
Dallas, TX (Vocus) October 7, 2010
God’s Angry Man: The Incredible Journey of Private Joe Haan (Brown Books Publishing Group) by B. Wayne Quist is available online and in bookstores today.
This is the true story of a boy orphaned at age seven during the Great Depression and indentured as a virtual slave to a brutal farmer for eight long years. Yet, Joe Haan emerged as a self-educated survivor and World War II hero under General Patton during the Battle of the Bulge, America’s largest and bloodiest World War II battle.
According to Garrison Keillor, “Private Joe Haan was a Minnesota boy who endured the unendurable and emerged a great man. A poet and musician, a Purple Heart hero of World War II, and a self-educated man who rose from the bleakness of the Depression. This is a book of hard-earned wisdom.”
God’s Angry Man is available at http://www.Amazon.com , http://www.BarnesandNoble.com , http://www.Borders.com , http://www.JoeHaan.com , and on the military history and biography shelves of bookstores across the country.
Quist will be making appearances in several Barnes and Noble bookstores throughout October and November. Additionally, Quist will speak at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans on October 28, and on November 11 at the Admiral Nimitz Museum: National Museum of the Pacific War in Fredericksburg, Texas as part of their Veterans Day Celebration appearing along with Senator John Cornyn and others. Garrison Keillor’s Common Good Books in St. Paul, Minnesota will host Quist on November 17, and on December 7 he will speak at the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul, Minnesota.
“God’s Angry Man achieves exactly what we strive towards here at the National World War II Museum: to tell the story of WWII through the eyes of those citizen soldiers who were there,” said Gordon H. “Nick” Mueller, PhD, President and CEO, The National World War II Museum in New Orleans.
The book is filled with anecdotes, poems and illustrations that will resonate with today’s readers just as they did with the previous generation. Joe Haan says, “My advice to the next generation: When all else fails, try common sense.” Joe also observes, “As man marches down the endless corridor of time to an unpredictable future, he shall either walk in the sun, or return to the primitive darkness that was his past.”
“This is an inspirational true story of one man’s victory in his struggle for survival. A remarkable journey… a must read.” Lieutenant General Thomas G. McInerney, USAF (Retired), Former Assistant Vice Chief of Staff, United States Air Force.
For more information, visit http://www.JoeHaan.com.
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