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/24-7PressRelease/ - ALTA, IA, March 13, 2006 - While division members served in WWI, WWII, Korea and are still serving in South Korea, Iraq and Fort Lewis today, this compilation focuses on the Korean Conflict. The book is dedicated to the brave men who fought to preserve our freedoms at a cost that many of us can only imagine. Second to None has received rave early reviews.
Author Barbara Ann Derksen resides in Iowa and has been writing and speaking around the country for 20 years. She served as a journalist for local newspapers for 8 years with over 2000 articles published in those papers as well as some international magazines. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, and Christian Writers Fellowship International. Her agent, Joyce Hart of Hartline Literary Agency is currently handling her latest book With Warped Certainty, the first of a murder trilogy.
Her first book, Mind Trap, was chosen by Iowa Business and Professional Women as their selection for 2005. Dance With A Broom is a household management guide with time management principles, and she has produced two sets of children's animal stories narrated on CDs, Shih-Tzu Puppy Adventures and Trumpeter Swan Adventures.
Here is what some people say about Second to None:
Second to None is a wonderful piece of work. It is so compelling and moving. Many war books are so bogged down in the military strategy but this book is all about humanity in the midst of war. Raw, real, and gut wrenching, SECOND TO NONE brings the battlefront to life. Told in the words of 54 Korean War veterans, the book chronicles green recruits evolving into battle-weary warriors. These stories of courage, loss, friendship, and faith memorialize the sacrifices of America's finest. Dana Taylor, Definitely Dana Radio Show
Second to None was shocking. It was harrowing. And I cried when I felt the pain of our military men in Korea. I've been so naive about what our history books tried to whitewash as the Korean conflict. It was a brutal war. Barbara's book is a collection of first-person accounts, written by the men who lived through the battles and butchery. It features tales of daring, courage, and self-sacrifice in the face of unrelenting attacks. Their memories should be treasured. Their accounts are so real, the Korean War will forever be etched in my mind. What a tribute. Felicia Mires, writer
Barbara Ann Derksen has done a beautiful job of pulling the stories from these hero's into one place for easy access and a stimulating read. As a daughter of a Korea veteran I have to say this book is a must for every bookshelf. Gripping stories of the men who fought for our country and our freedom. It makes you want to get on your knees and thank God for these regular men who did extraordinary things for the sake of God and country and the American people. As a homeschool mother, this is going to be a great addition to our studies. Pamela James, writer
Our Soldiers are Second to None. Second to None is an excellent book showcasing the integrity, the sacrifice, and the emotions of our soldiers as they served and defended the rights of the USA in the war in Korea. As one who only reads by getting 'into' the book, my heart was touched and my emotions stirred as I came to know the men who came home as survivors and those who did not. If you like/love history, if you know a soldier, if you are indifferent to our soldiers who are giving their lives for our freedom, you need to read this book. Jennifer McLeMore, writer
Review copies of Second To None and Mind Trap can be obtained by contacting the Promotional Services Department of Authorhouse at 1-888-280-7715 or email your request to email@example.com. Additional information about Barbara Ann and her books can be found at http://www.barbaraannderksen.com.
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