Author James L. King’s new book “Collectors’ Guide to East German Awards and Medals” is a detailed English-language reference work on DDR awards

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Recent release “Collectors’ Guide to East German Awards and Medals” from Page Publishing author James L. King is an authoritative compilation of photographic and descriptive information detailing awards bestowed by the East German state in the Postwar era through the waning years of the twentieth century prior to the destruction of the Berlin Wall.

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James L. King is a decorated Vietnam veteran who served in the US Air Force for twenty years, retired science teacher and department head, master taxidermist, father, and grandfather who is married to Dr. Lana King. He has completed his new book “Collectors’ Guide to East German Awards and Medals”: a detailed reference on the descriptions, composition, and accessories for avid collectors of East German medals, ribbons, and militaria.

James writes, “This book is the first in-depth reference on the subject of DDR awards and medals printed in English. Current and period source material has been researched, compiled, translated and interpreted, for the first time. It explains the many diverse rules and criteria that must have been met by individuals or groups in order to be eligible for a particular award or medal. This reference includes a complete description of the medal, its alloy composition, and accompanying ribbons and interim ribbons with the year of establishment and the total number of awards and medals bestowed.”

Published by New York City-based Page Publishing, James L. King’s engrossing book is an invaluable resource for the novice or advanced collector of DDR awards and medals.

Readers who wish to experience this engaging work can purchase “Collectors’ Guide to East German Awards and Medals” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

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