Press

SEPTEMBER 2016

The Fourth Pillar Impending Publication Release and Current Press Releases re: Laos and Vietnam

My latest book ready for publication–The Fourth Pillar–is about the United State’s secret war in Laos that occurred during the lead-up to the Vietnam War. An insightful story about a U.S. paramilitary individual who survives the war and later lives with PTSD, it has an incredible and unexpected ending.

It is becoming more obvious, given the recent publicity about that ignominious war, that the secret war United States waged in Laos is finally getting its deserved attention. The following point toward future reader acceptance of my book The Fourth Pillar:

  • President Obama, in a worldwide statement, announced that the U.S. has pledged $90 million to help clean up an estimated 80 million unexploded cluster bombs left in Laos.

http://www.cnn.com/2016/09/05/asia/united-states-laos-secret-war/index.html

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/sep/06/obama-laos-moral-obligation-vietnam-war

  • Especially relevant, Ken Burns’ documentary on the Vietnam War.

http://kenburns.com/films/vietnam/

  • Furthermore, Steven Spielberg will be releasing a movie in 2017 on Walter Cronkite and his part in ending the Vietnam War.

http://deadline.com/2016/06/steven-spielberg-matt-charman-and-marc-platt-reteam-for-walter-cronkite-vietnam-pic-1201772312/

This is a remarkable confluence that Ken Burns and Steven Spielberg are doing films on history that is pertinent and complimentary to my work on the secret war in Laos.

Watch for the release of The Fourth Pillar!