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Shelby County (Alabama) Reporter: Local author Don Keith passes 100,000-copy mark in sales with HUNTER KILLER SERIES of US Navy submarine/SEAL books. See the article in The Shelby County Reporter HERE.
The latest military thriller in the Hunter Killer Series by George Wallace and Don Keith releases May 17 2022. Silent Running is the seventh book in the highly successful series of military action novels, featuring the US Navy's submarine service and SEAL teams. The book is available in traditional paper editions as well as an e-book and audio book, all wherever books are sold. Other titles in the series have been national bestsellers.
The publisher, Severn River Publishing, notes that readers do not have to have read previous books in the series. Each work stands on its own.
The publisher's description of the new book reads:
The axis of global power has shifted.
Is it too late to restore the balance?
Biding its time for decades, China has patiently lain in wait for its chance at global dominance. Long content to needle the West while secretly amassing intelligence, technology, and resources, the war chest is now full and the gears of the colossus are grinding into motion. New arenas of modern battle emerge as China wages an all-out cyber assault on the West. And the more familiar tactics of brute strength play out in its bold attacks against sovereign neighbors. The scope of the Chinese menace draws the US into the melee.
But then US Naval Intelligence learns the true reasons for, and the vulnerabilities of, the Middle Kingdom’s aggression. Will the men, women, and submarines of America's Silent Service be able to hang on to a tenuous world order...or have the scales already tipped too far?
Former US Navy submarine commander George Wallace and award winning writer Don Keith are also the authors of the novel HUNTER KILLER, now a major motion picture starring Gerard Butler and Gary Oldman.
For more on the latest book in the series as well as details about the other six Hunter Killer Series books, visit:
New WWII true tale TORPEDO RUN is latest historical non-fiction work by prolific author Don Keith. The new book, released April 5 by Penguin/Random House imprint Dutton Caliber, is part of the publisher's ambitious "American War Heroes Series," and is Keith's second offering in the project. His first release was ONLY THE BRAVE, released last year, and tells the story of the Battle of Guam, an often overlooked conflict in World War II.
TORPEDO RUN: The Story of WWII Submarine Hero Eugene B. Fluckey tells the remarkable true story of the US Navy’s most innovative—and aggressive—submarine commander of World War II. Over the course of five combat patrols during the Pacific War, Commander Fluckey reinvented submarine warfare, pioneering audacious strategies to hunt and sink Japanese warships and merchant vessels. At the helm of the USS Barb, he directed his boat to attack warship convoys—never mind the lop-sided odds—and to slip into heavily defended enemy harbors to launch torpedoes at unsuspecting targets. Unlike most previous submarine skippers, “Lucky” Fluckey’s submariners often attacked from the surface, brazenly sinking the enemy with the Barb’s deck guns. Once, he even sent sailors ashore on a Japanese island on a perilous mission to blow up a train--the only espionage mission into the Japanese Homeland during the war--and he became the first skipper to fire missiles off the deck of a submarine, paving the way for a prime mission for today's submersibles. Those two unique incidents meant the Barb flew the most unusual battle flag of any warship in WWII. Fluckey and his crew sent an astounding seventeen enemy ships, including an aircraft carrier, to the bottom of the sea.
In Torpedo Run, acclaimed naval historian Don Keith dives into the most thrilling and dangerous tales of Fluckey’s war, as he guides his gallant crew against the Japanese fleet. For his heroism and intrepidity, Fluckey earned four Navy Crosses and the Medal of Honor, and showed what a submarine—and he—was capable of. Keith has been praised for his readable and accessible style. "I look for the human side of history," the author has noted. "I want to tell the personal stories of individuals who go to war, not just dwell on admirals and generals, massive troop movements and detailed battle strategy."
Paper editions of the book are available exclusively at Walmart stores and via Walmart.com. E-book and audio editions are available wherever books are sold.
Former broadcaster and now best-selling author Don Keith is now hosting a unique video podcast called "This Alabama Life." The regular podcast features seemingly average people who either face real challenges or decide to pursue a dream and then do remarkable things. Produced by 1819 News, a new journalism outlet in Birmingham, Alabama, the podcast focuses on people who are either from Alabama or have a strong Alabama connection. And the content focuses on positive, uplifting, and ultimately inspiring stories.
"It seems most media wants to focus on pandemic or panic, negative news and depressing content," Keith says. "We just want to be sure stories of inspiring people get told in a captivating and entertaining way."
Experienced broadcast journalist Andrea Tice co-hosts the podcast. Keith is a former broadcast journalist, winning awards from United Press International, Associated Press, Troy University and more. He was twice named Billboard Magazine "Radio Personality of the Year" and was recently the recipient of the William Leonard Professional Media Award from the American Radio Relay League.
"We urge people to check us out on iTunes, Spotify, YouTube, Apple Podcasts, Podbean, or wherever they get their podcasts," Keith says. "If they like it and want to support such storytelling and positive content, they can give a review, subscribe, and become a regular listener of viewer. And of course, I want to hear from them, too, including letting us know about stories that need to be told."
Click HERE to see the "This Alabama Life" Facebook page.
Click HERE to see the podcasts on YouTube
Click HERE to hear "This Alabama Life" on Apple Podcasts/iTunes
Click HERE to see the podcast and other compelling content on the 1819 News website
The co-author of Don Keith's book, THE INDESTRUCTIBLE MAN, David Rocco, recently gave a presentation on the book and the WWII hero it is about, Commodore Dixie Kiefer. The presentation took place at the Coronado Public Library in San Diego, California.
To see the video of the presentation, CLICK HERE.
George Wallace, co-author with Don Keith of THE HUNTER KILLER SERIES of submarine/Navy SEAL thriller novels, was recently featured in an interview on the VeteranCrowd Network. The network is devoted to assisting those men and women who have served their country through military service. In the interview, Wallace talks about the writing process, the experience of having been interviewed by Admiral Hyman Rickover (the "father of the nuclear Navy"), and how it was to work with Hollywood on the production of the movie HUNTER KILLER, based on Wallace's and Keith's book FIRING POINT.
Watch the interview HERE.
History News Network publishes article by author Don Keith. The article deals with a true unknown hero of World War II, Commodore Dixie Kiefer. Kiefer is the subject of the book by Don Keith and co-author David Rocco titled THE INDESTRUCTIBLE MAN. The book has recently been re-issued by Stackpole Press and is available wherever books are sold.
To read the History News Network article by Don Keith, click HERE.
To learn more about Dixie Kiefer, Yorktown, Ticonderoga and more, click HERE.
The new, updated edition of Don Keith's book THE INDESTRUCTIBLE MAN has been featured on a New York historical web site. The new hardback edition of the story of Commodore Dixie Kiefer, one of the unknown heroes of World War II, releases on April 1, 2021. It has been re-issued by Stackpole Press and features updates by authors Don Keith and David Rocco. To see the article on the New York Almanack site and learn more about not only Kiefer but the other Navy men who ultimately lost their life on New York's Mount Beacon only two months after the war ended, click HERE.
The acclaimed documentary film COLORS OF CHARACTER, the Steve Skipper story, has just been released on DVD. The film tells the story of a young African American painter who dreamed of a career as an artist. However, racism, family strife, and other factors left him frustrated and disillusioned. As a teenager, he turned to the street gang the Crips and was headed in a dangerous direction. But almost on a dare, he attended a church service and his life was not only changed forever but likely saved that night.
Today, Steve Skipper is recognized as one of the top untrained artists. His inspirational paintings, portraits and action paintings of top athletes, civil rights commemorative works hang in the homes of collectors, museums, galleries and more across the country.
COLORS OF CHARACTER was produced by Fig Tree Media Group and is a theatrical-length documentary movie. One of the principals in Fig Tree is Don Keith, a prolific author who wrote the book DREAM ON on which the film is based. Keith wrote and produced the film, which was directed by Chris Danielson. Warren Callaway was director of photography.
To learn more about the movie or to purchase a copy of this theatrical-length documentary film, click HERE.
Don Keith produced and written documentary film COLORS OF CHARACTER coming to Apple TV and DVD. The movie about black artist Steve Skipper will be available to AppleTV subscribers on March 2. The film will also be released on DVD in mid-March.
For more, including to watch the documentary's trailer, click HERE.