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Kirkus review of “Tattoo”

“TITLE INFORMATION TATTOO A Memoir Of Becoming W. Patrick Lang iUniverse (430 pp.) $39.99 hardcover, $28.99 paperback, $3.99 e-book ISBN: 978-1-66320-768-5 December 31, 2020 BOOK REVIEW Lang recounts a memorable career in the Army—as eventful as it was accomplished. Lang … Continue reading

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“Tattoo,” A Memoir of Becoming

This memoir could have been subtitled "a message in a bottle."  PL I am privileged to have been given reviews of the book by two people I greatly respect and admire: —————- "Because much of the focus of Walter Lang’s … Continue reading

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“Strike The Tent” trilogy by W. Patrick Lang

      Available from:  iUniverse E-Book version of all three available at iUniverse Barnes and Noble–Patrick-Lang?keyword=W.+Patrick+Lang&store=allproducts&iehack=%E2%98%A0 Amazon I was interviewed some time ago by the North Carolina Museum of History concerning the writing of this trilogy. "The Confederate … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving in the Field – 1863 from “Death Piled Hard” reposted 2020

One of my pre-occupations is the cycle of novels that I wrote concerned with what I think I learned in life.  It is set in the American Civil War and called "Strike the Tent."  Why?  If I knew why perhaps I could … Continue reading

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Security screening of manuscripts

It is the law in the United States that those who have had legal access to the secrets of the government must submit private manuscripts for removal of such secrets BEFORE they are published or even presented to a potential … Continue reading

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In praise of “popular” books

In response to K. Harbaugh's inquiry I re-state my opinion that old, readable books written for us average folk can often be more valuable than books written for specialists in a given field: Some books: "The Story of Civilization" by … Continue reading

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Recommended Reading – “Special Forces Berlin: Clandestine Cold War Operations of the US Army’s Elite, 1956-1990” – TTG

“This book recognizes a unit, the members of which were among the most impactful of giants on whose shoulders the current special operators stand, whether in the SF Groups or in the most clandestine of our special operations “SMU” outfits. … Continue reading

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Netanyahu does not seem to fear Russia.

  "Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has promised that Tel Aviv will continue to attack Hezbollah facilities, located in Syria. The statement was made just a day after Israel carried out airstrikes on the territory of the Arab country and … Continue reading

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Sam Stein, little Donny Deutsch and the wrath of Joe Scarborough

This segment from this morning's show is just too good to pass up. I must say that Mika is quite fetching in her new role as Joe's Consort, Morganatic wife, Jarriya or whatever it is that they think their relationship may be. I … Continue reading

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