Richard Carl Bright embarks on new 2015 book marketing campaign

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Tale of author’s uncle, World War II Marine Carl Johnson, preserved in ‘Pain and Purpose in the Pacific’

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Richard Carl Bright kicks off a new marketing campaign for his book, “Pain and Purpose in the Pacific: True Reports of War” (published by Trafford Publishing). The marketing campaign coincides with the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II; and earlier this year the book was edited to include the 70th anniversary of the battles for Iwo Jima, Okinawa and more information regarding the end of WWII.

In “Pain and Purpose in the Pacific,” Bright who lived for seven years on the islands of Guam and Saipan, puts a human face on the tragedies of war, ushering readers into both the destruction and redemption of war. Bright traces his uncle Carl’s travels during World War II from his uncle’s home in Minnesota to the battle-torn islands of the Pacific, all the way to Japan. Bright, a veteran of Vietnam, creates his prose from personal experience and observation of many locations on the Pacific including the Mariana Islands, the Caroline Islands, Peleliu, the Philippines, Iwo Jima and Okinawa.

Not only is the book a story of war, but also “Pain and Purpose in the Pacific” is ultimately a love story. Carl returns to his hometown to marry Clara Young, the woman awaiting his return from combat. Together they raise a family and pursue the American Dream.

“Pain and Purpose in the Pacific” offers a glimpse into the lives of Marines, Army and Army Air Corps, Navy and Coast Guard at war and the friends and family they often leave behind. Through the interviews of those who were there, and with vignettes of the realities of war, Bright gives the reader a clear view of what it means to live and die in the service of one’s country.

Pain and Purpose in the Pacific
By Richard Carl Bright
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 558 pages | ISBN 9781490721514
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 558 pages | ISBN 9781490721521
E-Book | 558 pages | ISBN 9781490721538
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Richard Carl Bright was born and raised in Walker, Minnesota. He is a graduate of Bemidji State University and Columbia State and Hamilton universities. He has degrees in geography, earth science, theology and religious studies. Bright also wrote “The Ark, A Reality?” and “Quest for Discovery.” He is a Vietnam veteran. He holds an Airline Transport Pilot Rating and is a retired airline captain.

Trafford Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC, author services imprint, was the first publisher in the world to offer an “on-demand publishing service,” and has led the independent publishing revolution since its establishment in 1995. Trafford was also one of the earliest publishers to utilize the Internet for selling books. More than 10,000 authors from over 120 countries have utilized Trafford’s experience for self publishing their books. For more information about Trafford Publishing, or to publish your book today, call 1-888-232-4444 or visit

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