I’ve always considered myself a writer rather than an author. That’s because although I love nothing better than shaping thoughts, ideas, insights, and observations into clear, cogent prose, I’m not possessed of any wild creative ideas. Yet somehow I’ve always known that sooner or later, I would write at least one book. And so I have. (And second is in the works).

Battalion Artist

The Battalion Artist explores the experiences of Nat Bellantoni, who left art school in the fall of 1942 to join the US Navy Seabees. He was twenty-one years old. In June [...]

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On July 13, 1943, after four weeks at sea, the 78th Construction Battalion debarked at Noumea, New Caledonia—its first Island X. About 900 miles off the coast of Australia, this sleepy colonial [...]

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