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Nuclear Lies, Deceptions and Hypocrisies: By Mehdi Sarram




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By Mehdi Sarram

For the first time in decades, this timely book attempts to document the lies, deceptions and hypocrisies in seven countries, Iraq, Syria, Israel, Iran, Pakistan, India and the US. Certainly, not all these seven countries have lied and deceived to the same extent. It will be shown that the lies and deceptions have changed the world we live in today. The unacceptable consequences of some of these lies and deceptions have resulted in a more unsafe world. There is plenty of public information on nuclear issues in these countries except Israel where the nuclear program has been kept secret from the beginning. 

Mehdi Sarram is a Professional Engineer with 47 years nuclear experience and has traveled to 38 countries, many with nuclear programs. He holds a postgraduate degree, University of Michigan, in nuclear engineering (1967) with a US Atomic Energy Commission Senior Reactor Operator License (1965). Was an assistant professor at the University of Tehran, 1968-1974 and was one of eight directors of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, 1974-1979, reporting to the Deputy Minister of Iran. In April 1977, he organized the first International Conference on Transfer of Nuclear Technology in Persepolis, Iran attended by 500 senior government and industry representatives from 42 countries. He left Iran for Vienna in 1981 and worked for the International Atomic Energy Agency department of safeguards. He immigrated to the US in 1982, working for the nuclear industry including Raytheon Nuclear, Duke Engineering, AREVA NP and URS and has over 30 publications in the nuclear field. In the recent years, he has been lecturing at various Universities in California about Iran nuclear program since 1955. Most recently, he gave lectures at UC Berkeley, UCSD and SDSU about Iran and P5+1 nuclear negotiation.



We know that truth is the first casualty in war. We should be more aware that when it comes to the development of nuclear weapons truth is lost even in peace time. Mehdi Sarram, a nuclear power expert with solid American and international experience, is well placed to show it. Through expert knowledge, dedicated research and extensive documentation he demonstrates how we are subjected to disinformation and deception and how this can lead to dangerous confrontations, arms races and conflicts in an already risky world.

Dr. Hans Blix, former IAEA Director General


I have greatly enjoyed my professional and personal relationship with Mehdi. When I first heard his personal story, from education in Nuclear Engineering at the University of Michigan, to the first Senior Operator at the research reactor in Iran, to working at the IAEA, to working in the West...I knew he had to share this with a wider audience. His insights based on his life experiences offer lessons for us today as nuclear proliferation remains an important issue in the headlines.

 David H. Johnson, ScD MIT, Nuclear Engineering (Applied Radiation Physics), Orange, California


Mehdi Sarram has a very difficult challenge: to describe what he defines as 'nuclear lies, deceptions and hypocrisies,' which he imputes to seven countries Iraq, Syria, Israel, Iran, Pakistan, India, and USA. Knowing Mehdi's nuclear experience, this book will shed light on nuclear proliferation which is a current issue and I imagine that this taxing subject should make a good reading. I met Mehdi for the first time in the 70's. At that time he was a high officer of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, which was under the direction of Dr. Akbar Etemad, who is popularly called the father of Iran's nuclear program, during the administration of the Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. The successful Iranian nuclear programme started at that time. Mehdi was a real insider of these early stages, remaining involved until 1979. After that, he has continued to be acquainted of the programme evolution until present days through personal contacts. Immediately after that period, he joined the IAEA, which at that time was under the direction of Sigvard Eklund. Shortly he attached himself to professional nuclear activities in the US and our professional contact became partial.

Abel J. Gonzales, Former IAEA Director of Radiation Safety


Mehdi Sarram pulls no punches as he reveals the shadowy 50-year history of lies and deceptions by seven countries, Iraq, Syria, Israel, Iran, Pakistan, India and the US. Fascinating reading for anyone concerned about the threat of nuclear proliferation and terrorism.

Martin Judge, former State Department executive and author of The Fifth Coup

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The Geek: by Jonathan Latt



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Gary Geiecki (pronounced Gee-ecki) is a skilled assassin. He's been an unofficial CIA killer for the past twenty years and has decided to retire. There is no such thing as a truly perfect assassin and Gary was no exception. He was, however, very good. Gary left a wide trail of bodies behind him, over his long and productive career. Riddled with childhood insecurities and social awkwardness Gary desperately tries to move forward with his life after retirement. He quickly finds it is far easier to kill someone else than it is to kill the ghosts of the past. Gary soon learns that what is in the past doesn't always stay there. His greatest enemy... a man thought long dead... is back and seeking vengeance. Gary must now fight for not only his life, but everyone he holds dear and finally put this last ghost to rest. Gary will learn that the old saying You can't go home again isn't exactly true. You can go home again, but you shouldn't.




About the Author

Jonathan Latt was born in Los Angeles, has traveled the world, and lived in Asia (mainly Tokyo) for a year and a half. He has written for film, television and video games and is a script doctor and consultant in those genres. The authors he admires and who have influenced him most are Mark Twain, Ernest Hemingway, Robert Heinlein and William Gibson. He is an avid gamer and Lego builder. His greatest childhood memory is waiting in line at age eight with his father to see the original Star Wars movie. His greatest regret is actually playing with his Star Wars games, which renders them no longer valuable in the area of collectibles. He is convinced that: If you think there is something scary in your closet or under your bed, there probably is, so don't go to sleep, or it will get you. If you put a monkey or a robot in a movie it instantly gets better. If you put a monkey that is a robot in a movie that will probably be the best movie of all time. "Violence is never the answer" is said by people who don't understand the question. Your life is a precious thing, but not as precious as mine. If you are compelled to tell stories, even if no one is listening... just do it! Jonathan resides in the San Fernando Valley surrounded by his vast collection of books ranging from everything to the occult, UFOs and espionage, as well as his noteworthy collection of comic books.






Hungry Monster...14 Likes...5 Stars, November 20, 2015


"This book grabbed my attention because it was never what I expected. From the beginning, the character's codename "The Geek" to the plot twists that happened throughout the book.. It was also a little darker than I expected in the beginning. It featured great description, though with just the right amount of detail and insight I needed to understand the characters. The switch to action jolted my attention. The more you read, the more layers are exposed. I especially liked the cat and mouse games that is mirrored between the characters as well between the reader. A good example of thi iis the Geek's interaction with Joana. It starts innocent enough, then descends into a cat and mouse game between Gary and the operative. A chapter or two later, that scene shows up as only one layer of a deeper drama that neither Gary nor Joana expected.




The author only provides a few lines of detail to provide the backstory, but it's more than enough to keep readers intrigued. Nowhere was this more prononced than in the lead character, Gary. The book found an interesting twist to the 'Army dude who was hired by CIA' cliche that has been repeated ad nauseam in spy films and books. That twist is especially pronounced midway in the book, when the character makes a key decision that starts a whole new chain of events. The Geek seems to go in one direction, but once a reader thinks they have figured it out the book goes in another. These changes aren't dramatic, over-the-top plot twists (in most cases), but tiny details (like a death or even a simple gesture) that alters the story's direction in a way that a reader never saw coming.




The story is a highly engrossing read. Readers can easily find themselves lost in another world filled with spies, secrets, and lies played on a global stage. Despite the exotic locations, the book doesn't suffer from being too out of the realm of reality. Every character has a history based in a reality that is plausible. The way the author treats each character's origin as hero or villain (most often both) is what draws readers further into the book. Overall, It's not just another espionage novel. It's an incredible story about an assassin and the choices he has to make in a world where evil and good isn't clear cut. All of the characters add or peel back a layer of depth on the journey. As a result, The Geek is a ride you will never forget. The ending chapters tie everything together in slightly predictable fashion (at first), then ends on a cliffhanger similar to a really good TV series."




... ... 5 stars... The past is always with you. By lynne on December 9, 2015 Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase..


"What a great addition to the pulp-fiction genre doing exactly what the cult classics before it have done. There is a darkly fascinating humor at work here and enough plot twists and turns so that you never quite know what to expect will happen next. While the book is both funny and exciting it also runs seriously enough so that it never becomes in danger of being a parody of itself. I've read novels in the past that have attempted to overdo many aspects and gotten into a teeth-gratingly awkward niche that they don't escape from. Great writing, excellent plot, I now want to read more by Latt."




5 stars...Unique thriller By TFL Reader TOP 500 REVIEWER on December 6, 2015 Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase


"If you like your fiction fast, hard-hitting and close to the bone then The Geek is the book for you. Its un-apologetic approach is as refreshing as it is entertaining, especially after the current young-adult craze that seems determined to have all issues tackled in books wrapped in cotton wool. Despite being over 300 pages I found this to be a quick read. Kind of a Bret Easton Ellis book on speed, which for me is no bad thing. It's reminded me there are authors out there determined to buck the trend and give us books that don't strive for political correctness. A great find and one I'll be sharing with friends.




The story is a highly engrossing read. Readers can easily find themselves lost in another world filled with spies, secrets, and lies played on a global stage. Despite the exotic locations, the book doesn't suffer from being too out of the realm of reality. Every character has a history based in a reality that is plausible. The way the author treats each character's origin as hero or villain (most often both) is what draws readers further into the book. Overall, It's not just another espionage novel. It's an incredible story about an assassin and the choices he has to make in a world where evil and good isn't clear cut. All of the characters add or peel back a layer of depth on the journey. As a result, The Geek is a ride you will never forget. The ending chapters tie everything together in slightly predictable fashion (at first), then ends on a cliffhanger similar to a really good TV series."




3.0 out of 5 stars...If you like Quentin Tarantino films you will like this book By Otteron October 18, 2015 Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase


 "If you like Quentin Tarantino films you will like this book. Violence is frequent and graphic, along with sexual sadism and mature language. That said I think the underlying focus is comedy, much like a Tarantino film. The pulp mayhem is front and center, but not the point of the story so much as a vehicle for dark humor through pretty well developed characters. It's too violent for me (minus one star), and I'm a bit squeamish of profanity like the 'c' word (minus the 2nd star) ... but I can't deny it's a page turner, and I could not abandon it. Chapters are short, pacing is great."




Good Reads...Cracked Spine...5 Stars December 15, 2015


"I guess some professions you just don't retire from, at least that's what Gary Geiecki finds out in Jonathan Latt's The Geek. This is a real blockbuster novel that packs a punch and doesn't apologise for the lack of kid gloves. The plot is excellent but it's protagonist Geiecki that really made it all work for me. An exceptional lead just begging to be made into a funny (dark that is) and compelling action movie. A rollercoaster ride and, maybe not one for the light-hearted, but I loved it."




5 stars...What a great fast read this was By Tony Garcia on September 26, 2015 Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase


"What a great fast read this was. Like Clive Cussler books, you seem to know the characters in real life as you read. They developed quickly, but then their backstory was brought it to really open them up. I can't wait to see where the author goes from here. It's most definitely a fun and fast ride."




4.0 out of 5 stars...Hard driving page turner. Well defined characters pop out ... By George A. Weinstock on September 24, 2015 Format: Kindle Edition


"Hard driving page turner. Well defined characters pop out at you from the pages in all their glory and obstacles. A well defined story full of grit and muscle."




5 stars...Exciting... Fast paced By Amazon Customer on September 16, 2015 Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase


"Loved the character development. I became invested in the players involved. Detailed and told the back story of the parties involved. I can not wait to the next book by this author."




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Defeat Foreclosure By William Dorich & Merle Horwitz



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Foreclosure is a very scary word. It carries with it a public stigma that includes embarrassment, personal failure and the threat of a lasting negative impact that affects your credit rating, future real estate purchases, even the ability to rent an apartment.


This valuable tool will provide you with the expert knowledge you need to know to save your house and protect your credit. Defeat Foreclosure will also show you how to protect yourself from fraudulent foreclosure schemes. This new eBook by California-based realtor William Dorich and attorney Merle Horwitz can help guide anyone through the foreclosure maze. Written in easy to understand language that applies to homeowners in every state, Defeat Foreclosures will provide you with important real estate and legal terminology and show you how to how to defend your legal rights.


Defeat Foreclosure is now available as a download to your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch for $1.99. Just click the link for access. Defeat Foreclosure - William Dorich


About the Authors:

William Dorich has lived and worked in Westwood, California for more than 30 years. His career includes ten years as regional sales manager for two major west coast companies prior to founding his own firm in 1985, William enjoyed ten successful years in Beverly Hills and Westwood area real estate before he and his wife Anita, both Realtors, joined Keller-Williams Realty in Beverly Hills in 2004. Their long-standing residence and business ownership in the community has made them extremely knowledgeable about local property activities throughout Los Angeles. William is the author of 5 books on Balkan history. His newest books include, The Nursing Home Crisis, and Sleep Seekers, a book about insomnia. His articles have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, International Herald Tribune, and the Washington Times, among other publications.


Merle H. Horwitz attended Hastings College of Law in San Francisco and UCLA in Los Angeles. Merle became editor of the Century City Bar News and contributed articles to various legal journals. He engaged primarily in trial work representing at times various motion picture celebrities in domestic related cases. Merle was a member of the California Bar, the Beverly Hills Bar and the Century City Bar. He also tried cases in a half dozen other states and wrote another Harvey Ace book and when that got boring he wrote, The Great Deli Cookbook just to see if he could. It was a great success. Merle was a pioneer in the 1970s writing one of the first books on laws regarding cohabitation. His current book, Love is Love but, Business is Business is a second edition for those planning to live together in 2010.



Timely, up to date and clear. William Dorich and Merle Horwitz nail the subject and empower the reader. If you, or anybody you know, is involved in the sub-prime mortgage crisis, buy this book. ..... Richard Saul Wurman, Information Architect, Author and Creator of TED Conferences


Defeat Foreclosure intelligently and concisely lays out the viable options available to homeowners at risk of losing their homes. This book is a must read for the homeowner facing the prospect of foreclosure. ..... Vince Malta, 2006 President of the California Association of Realtors


Defeat Foreclosure, is an invaluable resource for anyone needing to understand the foreclosure process. ..... Madison Offenhauser, Coastal Regional Director, Keller Williams Realty


What most impressed me is that William Dorich and Merle Horwitz pulled together a broad number of topics, all related to staving off foreclosureand compressed them into one concise book. A great resource for the layman and a good place to begin for homeowners who may not understand that they have it within their power to Defeat Foreclosure. ..... Duane Bartsch, Esq. Bartsch & Webb Risk Management Services


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Jo by Viedelle Smith



"JO by Nigel Wyndham"

Author, Viedelle Smith


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"JO by Nigel Wyndham" is a fictional epic love story, thrilling us as we move through American and British history with haunting realities while witnessing the birth of two nations over two hundred years ago. Eerily traumatic, constantly keeping us engaged, "JO" is the journey of a young woman's tumultuous life at a time when women are to be seen and not heard. Our star is an eighteenth century modern girl. Through her own strong will and obstinate choices, she is forced into the distorted truth of a world far from the reality of her high society New York upbringing. Betrayed by the love she holds for a British soldier upon following him to London, her association with an Irish Activist gives the English Militia reason to steal her away from the comforts of a life she was born into, charging her with a crime she did not commit---and from Olde Bailey's careless and corrupt, she is tossed as a felon with other female dreck into the bowels of the hell-ship, "Neptune." Surrounded by illness and debauchery, amongst the depths of degradation she is forced to accept her fifteen year fate in the antipodes: but it is through the strong will and determination born in her that she is able to survive this horrific six month journey Riveted and enthralled, we continue to stay passionately close to "JO" as our story unfolds on the other side of the world. Now a felon appearing face to face with the love that once betrayed her, again she is forced to reckon with those cruel ghosts from the past... until she meets the man who proves to be her truest love. Through emancipation with her new love, a Governor about to be ousted, and our story teller/narrator, Nigel Wyndham, she eventually finds the truth and justice she has been searching for.



I am in complete awe of this book! It truly is flawless with great, well drawn characters that I became thoroughly vested in - meticulously researched history that comes to exciting life within this carefully crafted presentation. This is LITERATURE encased in a compelling, easy to read novel that should be at the top of everyone's reading list. 

Roberta Fresh - Valley Glen Bi-Monthly Newspaper-2014.


"JO" is a sweeping drama filled with romance and adventure that grabs the reader from page one. Filled with colourful characters, Viedelle Smith takes us on an epic journey through early America; London; finally unravelling against the vast expanse of an unchartered continent. It reminds me of the historical epics Hollywood used to make. 

John-Michael Howson - OAM (Medal of the Order of Australia) Fairfax Radio Australia, Writer, Reporter, Entertainer-2014.


One of the most exceptional stories I've ever read. Completely engrossing: meticulously researched: rich in characters and storytelling. A historical masterpiece filled with fictional and non-fictional characters - an exciting comparative to, "Gone With the Wind," a MUST on every avid reader's book-list! I'm already envisioning top international actors who I will want to cast in key roles. Every character, a gem. With extraordinary writing, each setting will make JO an epic on the screen today, and for all future generations to come! 

Melissa Skoff - Casting Director, Producer, Acting Coach-2014.


JO - thumbs up! Riveting: a powerful tour de force: a page-turner of exciting fictional characters amongst colourful non-fictional happenings during times when women were to be seen and not heard: a story that captures the hearts and souls of every reader as our leading lady takes us on a historical journey of unrequited love - to chaos - to finally reaching her own self-proclaimed sovereignty. 

Brian Leonard - Composer, Violin Master, World Renowned Concert Violinist-2014.


By clarezview on September 21, 2015 Format: Paperback I hope this book is the first of a series about this wonderful heroine, Jo. I believe this book gives young women of today a true heroine...a young girl who becomes a woman of strength and remarkable character as she confronts the consequences of her own choices and the unrelenting systems that condemn her for them.


Viedelle Smith is a brilliant storyteller that takes the reader on an emotional roller coaster ride in this extraordinary novel. She uses her pen like a brush painting sweeping strokes of reality into her vivid scenes-we see the lush forest of the English country side and feel the scorching heat of the land down under. Our leading lady is forced into an unmanageable life of degrading hardship, survival and redemption and through it all redefines the meaning of courage. If ever a novel belongs on the silver screen it is this epic masterpiece by Veidelle Smith. 

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SERBIA: Faces & Places: By Val Rajic with Bill Dorich




Serbia: Faces & Places By Val Rajic with Bill Dorich

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272 Pages With Over 500 Spectacular Color Images, Soft Cover

Serbia ... a nation vilified by the media for the past decade introduces the international traveler to the other Serbia that was hidden from public view.


Like eye-candy, the book's pages are intoxicating for those who have already explored her beauty or those who may be intrigued with Balkan travel to discover Serbia's many secrets.


There have been numerous books inspired by malice of Serbia, however, Faces & Places was inspired by the love of a nation and her people. With few words and hundreds of fabulous photographs, the authors explored nature's wonders, the family farm, museums, the royal palace, the performing arts in Belgrade, historic places and statues as well as important churches and monasteries whose frescoes from the 12th and 13th centuries are considered World Treasures.


The book also contains close-up and personal presentations of Serbians in various walks of life, revealing the reasons Serbs have managed to overcome centuries of difficulties brought on by both friend and foe. Serbia's spirit of optimism, her work ethic, a 1,000 years of Orthodox Christianity and her tenacity for freedom is a reminder that Belgrade's citizens, in the 20th century alone, endured 5 separate, lethal, organized and sustained aerial bombing attacks at the hands of foreign aggressors.


"The pages exude the soul and heartbeat of Serbia."... Alex Machaskee, retired President and Publisher of The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio.


Come... Discover Serbia, The Best-Kept Travel Secret In The Balkans. 

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Stolen Glory: by Matt Brewster and Taps Gallagher



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This book is, ostensibly, about a sinlge basketball game. Officially, the Soviet Union beat the United States, 51-50, in the gold medal game at the 1972 Summer Olympic Games in Munich on a desperate basket at the final buzzer. 


In many ways, the game was for the Soviets a mirror image of what the U.S. Olympic hockey team would experience eight years later at the Winter Games in Lake Placid: an improbable, almost unthinkable, victory over the sport's long-time Olympic standard-bearers and a Cold War shot in the arm for a politically struggling government.


But that is where the similarities end. Because there's one Olympian-sized difference between what is, arguably, each country's greatest Olympic achievement: the Soviets didn't actually win the gold medal in basketball in 1972. Or, more specifically, they have never been recognized as having won by their American opponents. To this day, 40 years after that final buzzer sounded, 12 silver medals lay unclaimed in a storage room maintained for the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland. History says those silver medals belong to the Americans. Doug Collins and his teammates say that "history" is mistaken.


Why do Collins, the sparkplug of the '72 team and now the head coach of the Philadelphia 76ers, and his former teammates--all of whom are still alive--continue to insist the gold medals were wrongly awarded to the Soviet Union?


To understand, it helps to go back to Benton, Illinois just for a moment, where Collins would imagine countless times what it would be like to sink a historic winning basket. In his mind, he was playing in the state championship for the Benton High Rangers or in the NCAA title game for Illinois State (the alma mater of his high school coach and the school Collins would attend, too). Or, just maybe, he would hit those shots someday in the NBA finals. The whip-thin, 130-pound high school sophomore would always use the same routine as he practiced shooting that pair of free throws that would make history: Bounce the ball three times. Spin it in his hands. Shoot.


But Collins never could have imagined what would transpire in the wee hours of September 10, 1972, in Munich, West Germany, just days after the kidnapping and murder of 11 Israeli athletes by Palestinian terrorists, an atrocity that led Olympic officials to consider cancelling the rest of the Games. With three seconds remaining on the clock, Collins stood at the free throw line for the United States of America, with his team, after mounting a heroic comeback, down by one point to the Soviet Union in the Olympic gold medal game. Collins, as it happened, couldn't even see straight. Moments earlier, after making a spectacular open-court steal from one of the best Soviet players, he had been knocked out cold as he drove the lane for a potential game-winning layup.


In his haze, a bruise welling under his left eye, Collins grabbed his aching left wrist, on which he had landed, and tried to gather his faculties. Confusion reigned as assistant coaches scrambled to find a player they trusted to replace Collins and shoot the two free throws. That's when Collins heard the team's 68-year-old head coach, Hank Iba, say in his trademark raspy tone: "If Doug can walk, he's going to shoot." It was the last game Iba ever coached in a long and celebrated career--and one of the best moves he ever made.


Collins blocked everything out: the crowd, his injuries, the Cold War, the potential gold medal. He was trying to become that kid on the playground again. He had come full-circle: the schoolboy who imagined being in the big game became the Olympian who imagined being back in the schoolyard. "I thought about the one thing that I had always counted on regardless of the situation," Collins says. "Three dribbles, spin, and shoot it."***


Even though their loyalties had seemed divided throughout the game, the 6,500 spectators crammed into Munich's basketballhalle cheered wildly as Collins made both free throws to put the U.S. ahead, 50-49. Olympic gold seemingly belonged to the Americans. But after the Soviets' first unsuccessful attempt at scoring during the last three ticks of the clock, they were given another chance to inbound, because of reasons still disputed to this day. When the Soviets failed on their second attempt, the ball harmlessly clanging off the backboard, the U.S. players erupted at midcourt, jumping up and down with their arms raised in triumph. This was the era, long before the strict stadium security of today, when fans would storm the court or playing field after a championship game, and sure enough they swarmed the American team. One fan tried to pull off Tom Henderson's jersey; another stole Iba's wallet. ABC's Frank Gifford, calling the game for TV viewers back in the States, announced that the U.S. had capped an unlikely comeback. The game was over. Collins, the man, had fulfilled his boyhood dream, and on the biggest stage of all. He had sunk two foul shots that instantly made history.


Except, fantastically, they would not. As the American team rejoiced, the head of FIBA, basketball's international ruling body, ordered that the Soviets be given a third chance to take the ball out of bounds.


This time, Aleksandr Belov, the Soviet player who earlier had let his poor pass be filched by Collins, leapt high in the air to catch a full-court heave from a teammate, shed two U.S. defenders, one on either side of him, and laid the ball into the basket.


Belov, arms aloft, sprinted all the way to the other side of the court to be enveloped by his teammates, all dressed in Soviet-issue red jerseys. The Soviet players rolled around on the floor, hugging each other as well as their coaches and trainers, and swigging from bottles of vodka that had appeared out of nowhere.


The scene in the Americans' locker room moments later was chaotic. Some players were despondent; others gathered to form a plan. Soon, they all agreed: if the protest they would file did not result in the Soviets' victory being overturned, the American players would refuse to accept the silver medals. Forty years later, say Collins and many of his teammates, what hurts the most is the memory of that celebration at midcourt, the euphoric moment when they felt and believed they had won.


**Unless otherwise indicated, all interviews cited in this book were conducted by the authors.


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Tin Can Down: by Max Blue



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About This Book:

Although a fictionalized novel utilizing historical facts the book takes place in the racially tense 1952, an unlikely pair, a white and a black, team up in Navy boot camp to strike it rich. "Mickey Michigan" a phenomenally lucky poker player, and his cohort, "Sunshine" McGee, proceed to take hundreds of poor enlisted saps for thousands of hard-earned dollars. But not without incurring an enemy dead-set on revenge.


While on liberty, their newfound wealth opens the doors to a stream of gorgeous and sexy dames. Mickey, never satisfied, always craving more, proposes to one in San Diego and another in China, convinced that with his kismet he can swing a double life. His run of luck is further validated when Mickey wins the respect of Big-eared Wu, a powerful, wealthy Chinese Tong with a hatred and distrust of cocky Americans. Inconceivably, Wu agrees to build Mickey two casinos; one in Vegas, another in Macau. More than ever, Mickey is convinced he can manage both wives and a back-and-forth life on two continents. Meanwhile, Sunshine and his sweetheart have eloped.


In the final days of their tour of duty, the poker table is about to be turned on Mickey and Sunshine's charmed lives. During a training exercise the unsuspecting boys' destroyer collides with a heavy cruiser ten times its size. Has Mickey and Sunshine's lucky streak come to an end?



This is a must read for the thousands of navy men who sailed to WESPAC during the 50's and 60's. Having done it three times myself... I can identify with many of the situations depicted in the book, especially the collision of the Floyd B. Parks, since I was aboard her that fateful night. At daybreak we could read the hull numbers '884' on her severed bow that was floating prow-side-up nearby. The next day it sank. This book brought back some terrific as well as horrific memories for me.

Robert G. Merrick, Lt.Cdr., USNR Ret.


For years Max Blue has been turning out novels that are lively, teeming with characters that are larger than life and yet mirror a presence that has a reality we all possess. His plots are carefully researched and make for an enjoyable read. His panoramic look at warfare in the 1950s, the many different areas of the world as it was then, the situations that both personalities get involved in, and you have a novel that's hard to put down. Having read Max Blue over the years it doesn't amaze me anymore at his knowledge of so much this world offers us. He is a meticulous researcher, is wise in the ways of the human psyche, and novel after novel gives us a perceptive and compelling read. His action scenes at sea are terrific. One gets the feeling that you're a part of what's going on. The minute detail that takes place on board, the reaction of the people involved is so carefully explained and seemingly accurate that it cries out for a movie version. Besides Mickey and Sunshine the other individuals in the novel are sharply defined and that's especially true of the woman that they encounter along the way. And what women they are! How can the reader not fall under their, sharp, bright, and engaging. I think if anyone who reads this novel is not interested in reading Max's other works then they're missing literary treats!

Herb Rogoff.

Editor and Publisher of

One More Inning, Going With the Flow, Classic Films and Trivial World.


The fictional story takes us on a wild ride with these two "shipmates" who serve together on the PARKS. In the story, they become the two crew members lost with the bow of the PARKS in its collision with the COLUMBUS. In the real world this would be the end of the story, because the real sailors were truly lost. In the fictionalized story, the reader is left hoping for a happier ending...Maybe a sequel? ...Oh, I hope so! This book should appeal to anyone interested in naval history in general, and it will certainly bring back vivid images from the lives of the surviving WESTPAC destroyer sailors of the mid-twentieth century. I heartily recommend it!

G. L. Strine Caldwell, Idaho


Max Blue is no stranger to destroyers (served in John R. Craig with this reviewer) and the "realm of the golden dragon." He has created a kaleidoscope of fictional adventures for sailors Michigan and McGee. Their experiences are not that far-fetched. Marriages were not uncommon, although discouraged by higher command. The 1956 collision of Parks and the cruiser Columbus described in the novel actually took place, and two men lost their lives. This reviewer had the mid-watch that night, in the Craig. Both Craig and Parks were in plane guard stations for the carrier Kearsarge, when the collision occurred. Expeditious damage control by her crew kept Parks afloat. A Court of Inquiry was convened shortly after the event, to determine the causes, and identify the responsible officers.

Captain Larry G. Valade., US Navy retired


The book you will not put with the U.S. Navy shortly after the Korean War and its climax is an event that Mr. Blue witnessed: the collision of the cruiser Columbus and the destroyer Floyd B. Parks during a night training exercise in the South China Sea that resulted in the Parks's losing fifty feet of its bow and the death of two sailors. The sometimes comical, sometimes outrageous adventures of the two young men, both stateside and in the Pacific, make for very enjoyable reading. The book will be especially satisfying for those who have served in the Navy and for anyone who has been to the Pacific islands and East Asia. They will vividly recall their own experiences in new places with the wonder and excitement they felt at the time; and behind the narrative will be Mr. Blue, who served on active duty as both an enlisted man and an officer and who met his future wife when she was a young clerk at Mohan's department store in Hong Kong.

Thanks Max for such vivid memories...

Harrington E. Crissey, Jr.


Time travel is possible. Read "Tin Can Down" to be transported to the decade following World War II. The intriguing characters of Hank McGee and Frank Dalton are your entre into the U.S. Navy in the South Pacific. Author Max Blue, drawing on themes of romance, action, gambling and even religion, keeps the plot moving from quiet to chaos, from calm to action. Lively and realistic dialogue, precise descriptions, and unexpected plot turns combine to make this tale both informative and exciting.

Cordell Affeldt

Professional educator, voracious reader


I was privileged to serve aboard the Destroyer John R Craig, DD 885 with Paul Fritz aka Max Blue. I was in the Torpedo Gang and Paul was our Torpedo Officer. During our 4 years together we experienced hostile combat action, did plane guard duty for Aircraft Carriers, survived five Typhoons and saw a lot of the world. It was a fulfilling and educational experience. Paul's writing brought back many memories of the time 60 years ago. He reveals himself as a Major League caliber baseball pitcher and while still in Navy Boot Camp he is asked to throw batting practice for the Detroit Tigers. He is also a card shark winning $50,000 on a trip to Pearl Harbor. A Casanova and ladies man, Max has two women fall completely in love with him. One leave him for Frank Sinatra when he goes AWOL while in the far east but the ship's Captain seems to fluff it off.

An exciting and enjoyable read.

Gayland Moulder 

SKU : 1335273

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And Into The Fire: by Rodney Atkinson



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And Into The Fire, a title taken from the English idiom, "Out of the frying pan and into the fire,"this 165 page book minces no words in exposing how German Nazis and European Fascism, which the Allies thought to have vanquished in WWII, were the handmaidens of today's European Union.




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Author, Rodney Atkinson is one of Britain's leading political economists, an expert on the constitutional effects of British membership of the European Union and a former occasional adviser to ministers. He has a track record of successful prediction of economic and political crisis, having predicted in advance inter alia the collapse of oil prices in 1983, the fall in British house prices in 1989, the end of the European Exchange Rate Mechanism in 1990, and the precise consequences of the Euro in 2000.


He has been a successful linguist and linguistic theorist, was formerly a lecturer at the University of Mainz, Germany and a merchant banker in the City of London. He is the Founder of the Freenations website (visited by individuals and government institutions from over 100 countries) an occasional adviser to MPs and the proprietor of his own commercial property company.


He is the author of over 100 articles and policy papers three internationally praised books on political economy: Government against the People (1986), The Emancipated Society (1988), The Failure of the State (1989) and three on the European Union, Treason at Maastricht (with Norris McWhirter CBE, fourth edition 1998) Europe's Full Circle (third edition 1998 also published in Yugoslavia and Poland) and Fascist Europe Rising (2001 also published in Yugoslavia). For the extensive all party and international praise of these books and other work see the websites www.rodneyatkinson. freeuk.comand He was Referendum Party candidate in North West Durham in the 1997 General Election (5.2% of the vote) and the lead UK Independence Party candidate for the North East Region in the 1999 European Elections (8.83% of the vote). He has been a contributor to radio and television programmes on both sides of the Atlantic. He launched the cross party British Declaration of Independence in 1999.











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The Nursing Home Crisis By William Dorich




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As our population continues to age, more of us will one day need to face the possibility of nursing home care for ourselves or a loved one.


That decision is far too important to be left to chance and urgency does not allow us the luxury of learning by trial and error. Research writer William Dorich found this out the hard way when dealing with his own family experience with nursing home care. In this new eBook The Nursing Home Crisis William Dorich sheds valuable light and shocking detail on the problems of physical and sexual abuse as well as neglect and medical malpractice in some nursing homes today. William Dorich provides his readers with the tools they need to find and evaluate a good nursing home for themselves or a loved one.


While this book graphically exposes the Good, the Bad and the Terrible in nursing home care today it also brings a clear understanding about the rights of the patient and how to wisely spend down assets. This book will also show you how to apply for Social Security and Medi-Care benefits while still protecting the rights of your loved one. This book is an important addition to any home research library and an especially valuable tool for anyone facing nursing home decisions.


This Book Contains:

  • The Good, The Bad, and the Terrible
  • Elder and Sexual Abuse
  • Recognizing Abuse Warning Signs
  • Common Types of Abuse in Nursing Homes
  • Other Nursing Home Problems
  • Where to Turn if the Unthinkable Happens
  • How to Report Elder Abuse
  • Gathering Evidence
  • Helping Your Loved One Cope
  • Non-Nursing Home Options
  • Determine What You Can Afford
  • Choosing a Nursing Home
  • Managing the Costs
  • Nursing Home Litigation
  • Information Everyone Should Know
  • Legal Issues That Will Arise
  • Power of Attorney, Guardian and Conservatorship
  • How Care is Monitored
  • Know the Laws and How They Work For you
  • Directing Medical Care and Final Expenses
  • Nursing Home Regulations
  • Personal Privacy Rights ... and more!


About the Author:

William Dorich has lived and worked in Westwood, California for more than 30 years. His early training was at Art Center College of Design in photography and journalism at UCLA. His career includes ten years as regional sales manager for two major west coast printing companies prior to founding his publishing firm in 1985, GM Books. William is the author of 5 books on Balkan history and music. His newest book, Defeat Foreclosure, preceded the publication of this book. The book was written to help homeowners save their house, their credit and prevent fraudulent foreclosure scam artists from victimizing them a second time. His articles have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, International Herald Tribune, and the Washington Times, among other publications.


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