The book entitled Victory at Midway: The Battle That Changed the Course of World War II received two favorable reviews. James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief of Midwest Book Review writes: “An impressively informative, exceptionally well-written account, Victory at Midway is unreservedly recommended for both community and academic library World War II history collections in general, and the Battle of Midway supplemental studies list in particular. A second review by Proto Book Reviews states “the book presented the Battle of Midway from a broader historical perspective than usual, focusing on new historical perspectives and information on the battle.” Presently, the book is being reviewed by the Naval Historical Foundation.
On May 31, thanks to Captain James Noone, USNR (Ret.), Commander of American Legion Post 20, it was my privilege to participate and present a synopsis of my book during an American Legion meeting at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. A featured guest was Captain Jack Crawford, USN who was a crew member of the Yorktown (CV-5) and on the carrier when it was bombed and torpedoed by Japanese aircraft on June 4, 1942. Jack joined me in the discussion of the battle and its far-reaching implications, as well as to discuss his own personal experiences on that fateful day. The event was a complete success and was well-received. It followed by a book-signing.
Captain James Noone, USNR (Ret.), Vice Chairman of the International Midway Memorial Foundation arranged a book-signing at the D.C. Annual Midway Night Dinner, held at the Army/Navy Country Club in Arlington, Virginia. The featured guest speaker was the Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral John M. Richardson, USN whose speech emphasized the importance of leadership and the brevity of command directives that existed during the Battle of Midway. The Foundation’s accomplishments were recognized by the Master of Ceremonies, as well as the recent publication of my book on the Battle of Midway. It was my honor to engage participants during the book-signing, which took place after the Dinner Ceremonies were over. Thank you once again Jim, for your work on behalf of the veterans of the Battle of Midway.
A new more accurate documentary film on the Battle of Midway is needed to update the accuracy of the historical details about the battle of Midway, as well as to present new broader perspectives on the global significance of the Battle. The Foundation will begin efforts at raising funding for the project and utilize much of its previously-obtained film on the battle. We will be looking for a production company in the near future.
The Foundation is in the process of hopefully completing the Glenn Miller web page before proceeding with its fund raising project. We have placed the present Glenn Miller Band concert event on hold until that project is completed. Stay tuned!!
Chris and I wish all a happy summer.