August 2012

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The following shows aired in August 2012. Click on the show date in the left column to listen to that show. Files are in MP3 format.
8/4/12 We Remember Our Friend and Veterans Radio Partner, Gary Lee Lillie
8/11/12 USS Enterprise—”The Big E”. Join host Bob Gould and his guest, author Barrett Tillman, as he chronicles CV-65, the USS Enterprise, which is currently deployed.
8/18/12 The Last Zero Fighter—First Hand Accounts from WWII Japanese Naval Pilots. The Last Zero Fighter, by author Dan King, follows these Naval pilots as they experience growing up in the 1930’s, joining the Japanese Navy, training, and finally heading off to war. The Last Zero Fighter weaves first-hand accounts from Japanese WWII Naval Pilots into a compelling account of the Pacific War. Assembled from one-on-one interviews conducted with five surviving vets, and supplemented by visits to Pacific battle sites, The Last Zero Fighter gives a voice to those who have remained silent for far too long.
 
The firsthand true experiences in the book include the bombing of the USS Panay, Nanking, Pearl Harbor, Wake Island, the Indian Ocean raids, Ceylon, Midway, Guadalcanal, Guam, Saipan, the Marshall Islands, Okinawa, the kamikaze in the Philippines and the last defense of the homelands.
 
“We Americans do not hold a monopoly on courage and sacrifice. Our former adversaries, the Japanese, also displayed these qualities in their commitment to their nation. Dan King has interviewed Japanese pilots and obtained their experiences in their own language. Valuable to understanding the Japanese people who are now one of our closest and valuable allies… I encourage everyone who wishes to learn more about the WWII Pacific theater to read this book.” LtGen. Lawrence Snowden, USMC (Ret) Former Company Commander, 23rd Marines, 3rd Division, Iwo Jima.
8/25/12 AT EASE. AT EASE host Dwight Jon Zimmerman is proud to welcome as his guests authors of some of the most exciting fiction today, and two authors who went on a manhunt to discover the answer to a 67-year-old wartime mystery.
 
Stephen Coonts, New York Times bestselling author of Flight of the Intruder and other thrilling novels, talks about his new book The Sea Witch, a high-powered collection of three unforgettable and emotionally wrenching tales of men and women at war.
 
Lawrence Verria and George Galdorisi reveal how they solved a 67-year-old World War II mystery in The Kissing Sailor, about Alfred Eisenstaedt’s famous photograph of a sailor kissing a nurse in Times Square on the day Japan surrendered. Eisenstaedt never got their names, and the authors recount how they unraveled the years of misinformation and controversy and finally established irrefutable proof of the identities of the two individuals who became subjects of one of the greatest photographs of World War II.
 
Buck Stienke and Ken Farmer discuss Black Eagle Force, a fast-paced series of techno-thrillers about a top secret Special Operations team created for missions that are not—and cannot—be officially approved.