Looming Crisis in the Holy Land Discussed in New Book

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Lt. Colonel James Rothrock documents Israel’s struggle for existence

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My admiration of Israel’s military forces and the people of Israel has grown as I watched them rise to meet the challenges to their survival.

Terrorist attacks, suicide bombings, rocket and mortar fire. This is what Israelis deal with almost every day. In his new book, “Live by the Sword” (published by WestBow Press), Lt. Colonel James Rothrock is telling the story of the Israeli people and the sacrifices they have endured in their struggle to survive as a Jewish state.

As a career military officer in the U.S. Air Force, Rothrock handled assignments in Athens, Paris, Tokyo, Saigon and Stuttgart with extensive travels in the Middle East, Asia, Europe and the Pacific.

“My admiration of Israel’s military forces and the people of Israel has grown as I watched them rise to meet the challenges to their survival,” says Rothrock. “I have also marveled at how the Israeli people have gone about their daily lives, never knowing when an attack will happen.”

Rothrock says the people of Israel have been compelled to live by the sword since their first day of statehood. They have fought and survived six major wars and numerous confrontations with terrorist organizations. Groups like Hamas and Hezbollah have grown stronger, and their primary objective is the annihilation of Israel.

“Israel is the only country in the world that has lived under the threat of annihilation since the first day of its existence,” Rothrock says. “My hope is that this book will promote an awareness of the many sacrifices the Israeli people have made in their fight to preserve the existence of a Jewish state in the Holy Land.”

Rothrock says “Live by the Sword” is meant to awaken readers of the disastrous consequences if the U.S. and Western nations fail to stand with Israel against a nuclear Iran and Islamic extremists.

“Live by the Sword”
By James Rothrock
288 pages
Paperback 6x9, retail price: $14.85
Hardcover 6x9, retail price: $27.32
E-book, retail price: $3.99
ISBN: 9781449725204

Available at http://www.amazon.com and http://www.barnesandnoble.com.

About the author
Lt. Colonel James Rothrock was a career military officer with extensive travels in the Middle East, Asia, Europe and the Pacific. He is also a former university professor of world geography.
His military professional education includes the Air War College, National Security Management at the Industrial College of the Armed Forces and Air Command and Staff College. His combat experience consists of one year in Vietnam at the height of that war. In the early involvement of the U.S. in Vietnam, he served on an aircrew that flew classified support missions for allied forces. Rothrock has also served as a special investigator for the U.S. Government. He is also the author of “Divided We Fall: How Disunity Leads to Defeat.”

EDITORS: For review copies or interview requests, contact:
Brandon Kline
Phone: 928-699-8956
Email: bkline(at)bohlsengroup(dot)com
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