MEADVILLE, Pa. (PRWEB) January 20, 2023
“Stars at War: Athletes and Entertainers in America’s Wars”: an eye-opening look at the contributions and sacrifices made to America by many in the entertainment industry. “Stars at War: Athletes and Entertainers in America’s Wars” is the creation of published author Marvin D. Pipher, who graduated from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) just as the space race was getting underway in the 1960s. He was soon drawn into that effort and subsequently spent his career as an electrical engineer working on many of NASA’s manned space programs, including Saturn/Apollo, Skylab, Space Shuttle, and Space Station Freedom/International Space Station.
Pipher shares, “This book outlines the lives and achievements of one hundred entertainers and athletes, mostly Americans, who served their nations well, both in times of war and in times of peace. It spans the period from the Spanish American War, 1898, up to 2020, but concentrates most heavily on World War II. The book was initiated in response to an apparent difference noted between the reactions of entertainers and athletes to the events of September 11, 2001, and those following the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
“It began as an effort to understand who those earlier people were, what they did, and why; to identify the one hundred who did the most during World War II; and to rank them in accordance with their achievements. This proved to be an impossible task since there was no way to identify the one hundred, and there was no common basis for comparison: some were truly heroic, some were wounded and some killed, while others simply served to the best of their abilities. The best that could be done was to categorize the men and women selected and subjectively rank them with their peers.
“Over time, this effort expanded to be more inclusive: touching lightly upon the Spanish American War, World War I, the Korean War, Vietnam, the war on terror, and upon more recent events. Some of those presented herein served before becoming famous, some after; some volunteered and some were drafted, while others served as civilians in their chosen fields. Two became presidents of the United States. Three won the Congressional Medal of Honor. Aside from their service, however, these were truly remarkable men and women whose stories deserve to be told if for no other reason than to give us a glimpse into the kinds of people who made the United States the greatest nation in the history of the world.”
Published by Christian Faith Publishing, Marvin D. Pipher’s new book is an engaging resource for anyone with an interest in United States history.
Pipher provides readers with an enjoyable and informative study of a niche aspect of American history.
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